Batman Album #32

Published
April 1976
Page count
100
Cover price
0.40 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (2)
 
Planet Comics (2)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The First Batman (Batman) Cover, 1 page

"Here it is Robin--the costume of a Batman who fought crime even before I started my own career as a crime fighter!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #258 (September-October 1974)
 (3 Evil Eyes)
 
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #235 — The First Batman (page 1)
Based on
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #255 (March-April 1974)
 (The First Batman)
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #260 (January-February 1975)
 (The Grade A Crimes)

Notes

"The First Batman" image from Batman 255, March-April 1974; "Grade A Crimes" image from Batman 260, January-February 1975; "3 evil eyes" image from Batman 258, September-October 1974.

Show/hide 1. The Signalman of Crime (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-514

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #112 (December 1957)
This version
United States
Wanted. The World's Most Dangerous Villains (DC, 1972 series) #1 (July-August 1972)

Synopsis

Phil Cobb comes to Gotham City with the aim of becoming a big shot crook, and adopts the identity of The Signalman to get a reputation for outwitting Batman. However, with some luck, Batman and Robin escape one of The Signalman's traps and capture him.

Show/hide 2. The First Batman (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-813
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; V: Lew Moxon [I & D]; Joey Chill

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #235 (September 1956)
The First Batman
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([February 1959?])
The First Batman
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #4 (Winter 1963)
The First Batman
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #4 ([December 1963?])
The First Batman
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #37 ([May 1966?])
The First Batman
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #255 (March-April 1974)
The First Batman
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #2 (November-December 1979)
The First Batman
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) ([November] 1988)
The First Batman
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (Warner Books, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The First Batman
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The First Batman
 
United States
Batman: The Black Casebook (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
The First Batman
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The First Batman

Synopsis

The discovery of an old Batman-type costume in Bruce Wayne's attic re-opens the Wayne murder case, and helps him realize that Joey Chill had ONLY been hired to kill his parents....and the real man responsible was still alive and free.

Notes

This version includes a reprint panel with Batman.

Show/hide 3. The Witch and the Manuscript of Doom (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, line art
 
George Roussos, backgrounds
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Best Comics (DC, 1941 series) #1 (Spring 1941)
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #254 (January-February 1974)
 
United States
Batman: The World's Finest Comics Archives (DC, 2002 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2002)
Show/hide 4. Crime's Manhunt (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1193

Credits

Writing
Joe Greene, scripter [as Joseph Greene]
Art
Dick Sprang, line art
Text
Dick Sprang, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor
Management
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor-in-Chief

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #92 (October 1944)
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #261 (March-April 1975)

Synopsis

A group of crooks, led by Brainy Bulow, are down on their luck and worried that they can't make an honest dollar. Then they notice a "Wanted" poster, and decide to go into an honest business for once: rounding up wanted felons and cashing in on their rewards!

Notes

This reprint includes an introduction by "Batman's silken rope" (!?!)

Show/hide 5. The Grade A Crimes (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1140

Credits

Writing
Ruth Kaufman, scripter [as Bunny Lyons]
Art
Jack Burnley, line art
 
Ray Burnley, backgrounds
Text
Betty Bentley , letterer
 
Ira Schnapp , letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #16 (April-May 1943)
The Grade A Crimes!
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #260 (January-February 1975)
The Grade A Crimes!
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
 
United States
Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #4 (July 2003)
The Grade A Crimes!

Synopsis

After a series of early-bird robberies, Batman notes the appearances of a milkman and his horse-drawn wagon at the scene of every crime, and makes the connection that it is involved in the heists. After a series of early-bird robberies, Batman notes the appearances of a milkman and his horse-drawn wagon at the scene of every crime, and makes the connection that it is involved in the heists.

Show/hide 6. The Man with a Thousand Eyes (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-978
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harlan Bates; V: Count Florian.

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #43 (December 1949-January 1950)
The Man with a Thousand Eyes!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #12 ([June 1951])
The Man with a Thousand Eyes
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #47 (November 1968)
The Man with a Thousand Eyes
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #258 (September-October 1974)
The Man with a Thousand Eyes!
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])

Synopsis

Count Florian, a criminal Batman and Robin once battled in London, comes to America and successfully steals a civilian invention in order to spy on America.

Show/hide 7. Tweedledum and Tweedledee (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1057
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tweedledum (Deever Tweed, villain, I); Tweedledee (Dumfree Tweed, villain, I); Slug [villain].

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller
 
Jerry Robinson, penciller
 
Jerry Robinson, inker
 
Charles Paris, inker (page 7 only)
 
George Roussos, backgrounds
Text
George Roussos, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)
 
Bernard Breslauer, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #74 (April 1943)
Tweedledum and Tweedledee!
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #209 (February 1972)
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
 
United States
Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #3 ([November] 1993)
Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Synopsis

Batman and Robin are faced with the dual problem of two rather rotund adversaries who set traps for their victims and wait for them to walk into them.

Show/hide 8. Secret Origins (Batman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-544

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Sheldon Moldoff , letterer
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, original editor

Reprint history

This version
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #1 (February-March 1973)
Untitled

Notes

This is the first two pages of the 12 page story from Detective Comics #33, The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom [page 1-2].

Show/hide 9. Knights of Knavery (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-527
Characters
The Joker; the Penguin

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Jack Burnley, penciller
 
Jerry Robinson, inker
Text
George Roussos, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #25 (October-November 1944)
This version
United States
Wanted. The World's Most Dangerous Villains (DC, 1972 series) #2 (September-October 1972)
Also printed
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) ([November] 1988)
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (Warner Books, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)

Notes

First team up of the Joker and the Penguin.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Cannon
  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 1525

Entry created

  • 31/07/2004

Cover added

  • 31/07/2004

Index completed

  • 08/12/2004

Last updated

  • 19/09/2019