Giant Batman Album #3

Published
June 1963
Page count
84
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

"Batmand and Robin's most fantastic foes! The Joker. Two-Face. Human Firefly. Mirror Man. Mad Hatter."

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #1 ([June 1962?])
Based on
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)

Notes

This issue generally reprints Batman Annual 3, but "Batman's First Case" is printed rather than "The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City".

Show/hide 1. The Mad Hatter of Gotham City (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #230 (April 1956)
The Mad Hatter of Gotham City
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #79 (December 1956)
The Mad Hatter of Gotham City
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #79 ([December 1956?])
The Mad Hatter of Gotham City
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The Mad Hatter of Gotham City

Synopsis

The Mad Hatter wants to add Batman's cowl to his collection of hats, and he goes through a series of elaborate schemes to secure it, which he does.

Show/hide 2. The Human Firefly (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #184 (June 1952)
The Human Firefly!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #30 ([December 1952?])
The Human Firefly
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #30 ([December 1952?])
The Human Firefly
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #30 ([December 1952?])
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The Human Firefly
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
The Human Firefly
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #44 ([February 1968?])
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The Human Firefly!

Synopsis

Garfield Lynns, a disgruntled special effects creator, turns to crime and tries to rob the rich of Gotham City during a gala premiere. The robbery is stopped by Batman and Robin, who pursue Lynns into the swamps, where a lowly firefly distracts the two heroes long enough for Lynns to make his escape. Lynns decides to take on the super-villain persona of Firefly and launches a series of spectacular crimes.

Show/hide 3. The Mental Giant of Gotham City (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 4. The Joker's Aces (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman & Robin figures)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Lew Sayre Schwartz]
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #59 (July-August 1952)
The Joker's Aces
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #40 ([September 1953])
The Joker's Aces
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #40 ([September 1953?])
The Joker's Aces
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The Joker's Aces
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The Joker's Aces!
Show/hide 5. The New Crimes of Two-Face (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller (Batman and Robin figures only)
 
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #68 (December 1951-January 1952)
The New Crimes of Two-Face!
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #24 ([May 1952])
The New Crimes of Two-Face
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The New Crimes of Two-Face
 
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
The New Crimes of Two-Face!
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The New Crimes of Two-Face

Synopsis

Paul Sloane is chosen to re-create the role of Harvey Dent and how he became Two-Face for a television program. Unfortunately, a kleig light explodes in Sloane's face, and the result is an appearance identical to that of the real Two-Face. Sloane's mind snaps and he begins a crime rampage, with all crimes based of the toss of "Boss" Morony's silver dollar

Show/hide 6. The Mysterious Mirror Man (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger , scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #213 (November 1954)
The Mysterious Mirror-Man!
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #29 ([October 1958?])
The Mysterious Mirror-Man
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The Mysterious Mirror Man
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #1 (April 2009)
The Mysterious Mirror-Man!

Synopsis

While Batman agrees to contribute an article to a local newspaper about his career, in exchange for a $25,000 donation by a reporter for the cause of juvenile delinquency, in the nearby state prison, a prisoner makes his escape. Because he broke a mirror at the prison, which helped him make the escape, the man decides to use mirrors for a life of crime: as the Mirror-Man! The main part of his campaign of crime is to get Batman in position so that he can use a special electronic mirror on the Caped Crusader that X-rays anything covered by cloth: specifically Batman's cowl!

Show/hide 7. Batman's First Case (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #265 (March 1959)
Batman's First Case
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #13 ([August 1960?])
Batman's First Case
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #187 (December 1966-January 1967)
Batman's First Case
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #13 ([July 1967?])
Batman's First Case

Synopsis

The sudden appearance of a new criminal basing his crime on time jogs Batman's memory into remembering that this criminal was his very first case after his parents were killed, and if the Clock has his way, the current case aginst him will be the Caped Crusader's last!


Notes

This issue generally reprints Batman Annual 3, but "Batman's First Case" is printed rather than "The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City".

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 1499

Entry created

  • 10/07/2004

Cover added

  • 10/07/2004

Index completed

  • 10/07/2004

Last updated

  • 25/08/2019