Giant Batman Album #30

Published
1975
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 (1)
 
Planet Comics (1)

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman) Cover, 1 page

"Exclusive! Astounding tales of Batman's Trophies! "The Beast of Dinosaur Island"; "The Perilous Giant Penny"; The Mysterious Mummy Case""

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1712

Credits

Art
Jim Mooney, penciller (#38)
 
Nick Cardy, penciller (#256)
 
Ray Burnley, inker (#38)
 
Nick Cardy, inker (#256)
Colours
, colourist (#38)
 
Tatjana Wood, colourist (#256)
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer (#256)
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor (editor #38)
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor (editor #256)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #256 (May-June 1974)
Untitled
 
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #38 — The Carbon Copy Crimes (page 1)
Show/hide 1. The Penny Plunderers! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-867

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #30 (September-October 1947)
The Penny Plunderers!
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #256 (May-June 1974)
The Penny Plunderers!

Notes

Origin of the Batcave's giant penny.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (The Grim Ghost) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Grim Ghost
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1176

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Sheldon Mayer, original editor
 
Ted Udall, original Assistant Editor
Management
M. C. Gaines, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Sensation Comics (DC, 1942 series) #8 (August 1942)
Flight of the Vultures

Notes

this story originally featured 'The Gay Ghost'. This reprint is sourced from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #212 (June 1972).

Show/hide 3. Dinosaur Island! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-866

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Paul Cooper, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #35 (June-July 1946)
Dinosaur Island!

Synopsis

Dick, interested in comic magazines, accompanies Bruce to the offices of the editor of Crescent Comics, and is invited to write a script. However, ideas do not come easy and is superceded by a case involving ex-con Big Ed Conroy. The Dick discovers that he can use real facts for his story, which is soon published and titled "Crooks' Come-Back". Batman and Robin are challenged to a game of "Touch Hunt" on famed Dinosaur Island in return for a gift to charity in the amount of $5000.....if they win the game. But they soon discover that they are the prey being hunted....by a very human adversary!

Notes

Origin of the mechanical dinosaur in the Batcave. This reprint is from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #256 (May-June 1974).

Show/hide 4. Untitled (The Sandman) Comic story, 6 pages

"The Sandman prowls again, and justice scores a blow to crime……"

Featuring

Feature
The Sandman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-962

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter [as Larry Dean]
Art
Bert Christman, line art
Editing
Vin Sullivan, editor [as Vincent A. Sullivan]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #40 (July 1939)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #94 (November 1971)
The Tarantula Strikes

Synopsis

The Sandman comes up against a very crafty and dangerous adversary while investigating the kidnapping of a famed actress and subsequent demand for $500,000 ransom. The Sandman comes up against a very crafty and dangerous adversary while investigating the kidnapping of a famed actress and subsequent demand for $500,000 ransom.

Notes

First appearance of the Sandman. This reprint is sourced from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #94 (November 1971).

Show/hide 5. The Carbon Copy Crimes! (Batman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-895

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #38 (December 1946-January 1947)
The Carbon Copy Crimes
Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #441 (June-July 1974)
The Carbon Copy Crimes!
Show/hide 6. The Sky-High Hijackers! (The Shining Knight) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Shining Knight
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Chuck A. Winter, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #127 (April 1948)
The Sky-High Hijackers!

Synopsis

Justin dreams he's in the future where everyone has a flying car. Justin dreams he's in the future where everyone has a flying car.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Alias The Spider) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Alias The Spider
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-897

Credits

Writing
Paul Gustavson, scripter
Art
Paul Gustavson, line art
Editing
Gill Fox, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Crack Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #25 (September 1942)
The Secret of Mouse Malone

Notes

This reprint sourced from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #441 (June-July 1974). This story is also referred to as "The Poker Game Strangler".

Show/hide 8. Brothers in Crime! (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-868

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Jerry Robinson, line art [as Bob Kane]
 
George Roussos, backgrounds
Text
George Roussos, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #12 (August-September 1942)
Brothers in Crime!
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #256 (May-June 1974)
Brothers in Crime!

Synopsis

While visiting their trophy room, the Caped Crusaders come across a bullet-proof vest, a keepsake from a case invoving the Rafferty Brothers, who unwittingly implicated their brother Peter in a murder.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (What’s the difference between--) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"A generalization--a statement of the way things invariably behave under given conditions."

Featuring

Feature
What’s the difference between--
Genre
Non-Fiction
Characters
Isaac Newton; Albert Einstein; Pierre Laplace

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #12 (April 1962)
Law... Theory... Hypothesis...

Notes

Information about scientific use of the words law, theory and hypothesis.

Show/hide 10. The Mechanical Archer! (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
George Papp, line art
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #76 (May-June 1955)
The Mechanical Archer
Show/hide 11. The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-865
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; the Joker

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Bob Kane, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #158 (April 1950)
The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman!
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #256 (May-June 1974)
The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman!

Synopsis

As they add trophy 1000 to the Bat-Cave's collection, the Caped Crusaders decide to check over the other trophies to make sure they are in good shape. They are called out on another case, bringing back trophy 1001 unaware that the evil Dr. Doom is hiding inside and plans to rig some of the trophies in the Bat-Cave to kill the Dynamic Duo.


Notes

There is no story in this issue that clearly relates to "The Mysterious Mummy Case!" that is promoted on this issue's cover. This issue includes the Trade Practices Act 1974 advertisement.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Anthony Revill
  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 161

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 21/11/2003

Index completed

  • 13/04/2005

Last updated

  • 04/09/2019