Giant Batman Album #18

Published
May 1969
Page count
84
Cover price
0.20 AUD
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

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Show/hide Cover Who is the Most Important Woman in Batman's Life? (Batman) Cover, 1 page

"Who is the most important woman in Batman's life? Is she… Batgirl? Batwoman? Catwoman? Poison Ivy? Vicki Vale? Or…someone else?"

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Show/hide 1. The Women in Batman's Life (Batman) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mrs Chilton

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Jack Abel, inker
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)

Notes

Framing sequence for reprinted stories.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Batman) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Julie Madison; Clayface

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Jack Abel, inker
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Compare
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #40 (June 1940)
 
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
 
United States
Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 ([June] 1990)

Notes

Continues the framing sequence by reworking part of the untitled Clayface story in Detective Comics 40, June 1940. The pages use selected dialogue from the original story with new artwork.

Show/hide 3. The Secret Life of the Catwoman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Selina Kyle [The Catwoman]

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #62 (December 1950-January 1951)
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Also printed
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-45 (June-July 1976)
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Batman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Selina Kyle [The Catwoman]

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Lew Schwartz, penciller
 
Bob Kane, penciller (figures only)
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #203 (January 1954)
 (The Crimes of the Catwoman)
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #8 ([November 1965?])
 (The Crimes of the Catwoman)
 
United Kingdom
Superadventure Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1959 series) #1971 (December 1970)
 (The Crimes of the Catwoman)

Notes

Continues the framing sequence by reprinting pages 2 and 3 of the original 12 page story.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Batman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Linda Page

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
 
Bill Finger, dialogue
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Jack Abel, inker
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Based on
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #5 (Spring 1941)
 
United States
Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #2 (July 1995)

Notes

Continues the framing sequence by reworking part of the untitled story in Batman 5, Spring 1951. The pages use selected dialogue from the original story with new artwork.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #203 (August 1968)
 (Secrets of the Batcave-1968)
Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #17 ([March 1969?])
 (Secrets of the Batcave-1968)

Synopsis

Information on Robin's utility belt; Batman's utility belt; the Batplane; Batman's special gas-mask; and Batarangs.

Notes

Reprints pages 3 and 4 of this four page feature. GCD treats these two pages as a separate feature titled "The Secret of Batmans Utility Belt".

Show/hide 7. Vicki Vale's Secret (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Vicki Vale

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter [as David Vern Reed]
Art
Lew Schwartz, penciller
 
Bob Kane, penciller (figures only)
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #73 (October-November 1952)
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #73 (October-November 1952)
Vicki Vale's Secret!
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #33 ([February 1953?])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #33 ([February 1953])
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Batman) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Kathy Kane [Bat Woman]

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #233 (July 1956)
 (The Batwoman)
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #4 ([December 1963?])
 (The Batwoman)

Notes

Continues the framing sequence by reprinting page 5 of the original 12 page story.

Show/hide 9. The Menace of the Firefly (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Kathy Kane [Bat Woman]

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
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #126 (September 1959)
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #126 (September 1959)
The Menace of the Firefly
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #114 ([December 1959?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #38 ([August 1966?])
Show/hide 10. Untitled (The Mystery Analysts of Gotham City) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Mystery Analysts of Gotham City
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Kaye Daye

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron , scripter [as France Herron]
Art
Bob Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #194 (August 1967)
 (The Problem of the Proxy Paintings)
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #105 ([May 1968?])
 (The Problem of the Proxy Paintings)

Notes

Continues the framing sequence by reprinting page 7 of the original 10 page story.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Batman) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aunt Harriet

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #328 (June 1964)
 (Gotham Gang Line-Up)
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #438 (December 1973-January 1974)
 (Gotham Gang Line-Up)
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #110 ([July 1974?])
 (Gotham Gang Line-Up)
 
United States
Batman: The Dynamic Duo Archives (DC, 2003 series) #Volume 1 ([February] 2003)

Notes

Continues the framing sequence by reprinting part of page 14 and page 15 of the original 15 page story.

Show/hide 12. The Dilemma of the Detective's Daughter (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Patricia Powell

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter [as France Herron]
Art
Bob Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #165 (August 1964)
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Also printed
United States
Batman: The Dynamic Duo Archives (DC, 2003 series) #Volume 1 ([February] 2003)
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Batman) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Eclipso [Bruce Gordon]; Queen Bee [Marcia Monroe]; James Gordon; Nicky Jarvas; Frankie Malone; Gorilla Grimes; Cyclops (international crime syndicate); Mona Bennet; Professor Bennet (Mona Bennet's father); Police Officer O'Brien

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Kashdan, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original editor (US reprint editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
Batman Versus Eclipso

Synopsis

Queen Bee and Eclipso start a crime wave in Gotham City, and frame Batman for the theft of a jewel from the city museum.

Notes

Continues the framing sequence by reprinting pages 4, 5, part of 6, part of 12, 19 and 20 of the original 25 page story.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Batman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Poison Ivy

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #181 (June 1966)
 (Beware of--Poison Ivy)
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #88 ([December 1966?])
 (Beware of--Poison Ivy)

Notes

Continues the framing sequence by reprinting pages 2 and 3 of this 12 page story.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Batman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Poison Ivy

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Joe Giella, inker
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #183 (August 1966)
 (A Touch of Poison Ivy)
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #91 ([March 1967?])
 (A Touch of Poison Ivy)

Notes

Continues the framing sequence by reprinting pages 13 and 14 of this 14 page story

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Batman) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Sid Greene, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #359 (January 1967)
 (The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl)
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #99 ([November 1967?])
 (The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl)

Notes

Continues the framing sequence by reprinting pages 2, 3, 4, part of 5, part of 7 and 9 of the original 16 page story.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Batman) Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mrs Chilton

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Jack Abel, inker
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 (February 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G55)

Notes

Concludes the framing sequence, revealing the role of Mrs Chilton in Bruce Wayne's life and recapping the death of his parents.

Show/hide 18. The Man Called 50-50 (Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Star Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #128 (May 1952)
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #49 ([February 1953?])
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #49 (March 1953)
 
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #76 (February-March 1968)
 
Australia
Giant Flash Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #6 ([January 1969?])

Notes

A Demand Classic.


Notes

Last 84 page issue.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 1523

Entry created

  • 31/07/2004

Cover added

  • 31/07/2004

Index completed

  • 18/01/2011

Last updated

  • 16/09/2019