Batman Album #34

Published
December 1976
Page count
100
Cover price
0.50 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

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

"Enter the Creeper…and exit the Batman--dead!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1956
Characters
Batman; The Creeper

Credits

Art
Dick Giordano, line art
Colours
Tatjana Wood, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
 
Bob Rozakis, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #447 (May 1975)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Enter: The Creeper (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1936
Characters
Batman; The Creeper

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter
Art
Ernie Chan, penciller [as Ernie Chua]
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
 
Bob Rozakis, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #447 (May 1975)
Enter: The Creeper
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #9 (January-February 1981)
Enter: The Creeper

Synopsis

Journalist Jack Ryder denounces Batman for the murders of Talia and Ra's al Ghul, then goes into action as the Creeper to bring him in. During their fight, the arrival of assassins convinces the Creeper that Batman is being framed for the murders and the heroes agree to expose the scheme together.

Notes

Part four of a five-part story.

Show/hide 2. The Joker's Daughter (Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2305
Characters
The Joker's Daughter

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
Irv Novick, penciller
 
Frank McLaughlin, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #6 (July-August 1976)
The Joker's Daughter!
Also printed
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #34 ([December 1976?])

Notes

First appearance of The Joker’s Daughter.

Show/hide 3. The New Crimes of the Mad Hatter (Batman Presents the Villain of the Issue, The Mad Hatter) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman Presents the Villain of the Issue, The Mad Hatter
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1451
Characters
V: Mad Hatter; Batman; Robin; James Gordon

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #161 (February 1964)
The New Crimes of the Mad Hatter
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #57 ([May 1964?])
The New Crimes of the Mad Hatter
 
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #6 (July-August 1976)
The New Crimes of the Mad Hatter
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #34 ([December 1976?])
Show/hide 4. 8 Against Eternity, Part 1 (Doom Patrol) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doom Patrol
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Multi-Man; Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Beast Boy [Gar Logan]; Mento [Steve Dayton]

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake, scripter
Art
Bruno Premiani, line art
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Doom Patrol (DC, 1964 series) #102 (March 1966)
8 Against Eternity (part 1)
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #16 ([August 1966])
8 against Eternity Part 1
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #16 ([August 1966])
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #34 ([December 1976?])
 
United States
The Doom Patrol Archives (DC, 2002 series) #3 ([February] 2006)
8 Against Eternity (part 1)

Notes

Challengers of the Unknown guest star. Continues from Challengers of the Unknown 48, February-March 1966 (reprinted in Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly 16).

Show/hide 5. Part 2: The Zombies of Atlantis (Doom Patrol) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doom Patrol
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; VILLAINS: Challenger-Haters [Kra; Multi-Man; Multi-Woman]; King Zatopa

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake, scripter
Art
Bruno Premiani, line art
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Doom Patrol (DC, 1964 series) #102 (March 1966)
The Zombies of Atlantis (part 2)
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #16 ([August 1966])
The Zombies of Atlantis Part 2
 
United States
The Doom Patrol Archives (DC, 2002 series) #3 ([February] 2006)
The Zombies of Atlantis (part 2)

Notes

Part 2

Show/hide 6. Part 3: The King Who Could Not Die (Robotman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robotman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Beast Boy [Gar Logan]; Mento [Steve Dayton]; VILLAINS: Challenger-Haters [Kra; Multi-Man; Multi-Woman; Volcano Man]

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake, scripter
Art
Bruno Premiani, line art
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Doom Patrol (DC, 1964 series) #102 (March 1966)
The King Who Could Not Die (part 3)
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #16 ([August 1966])
The King Who Could Not Die Part 3
 
United States
The Doom Patrol Archives (DC, 2002 series) #3 ([February] 2006)
The King Who Could Not Die (part 3)

Notes

Part 3

Show/hide 7. If Bruce Wayne Had Not Become the Batman (Batman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; The Scorpion; The Stingray; The Owl; The Shooting Star; The Iron Knight

Credits

Writing
Marty Pasko, scripter [as Martin Pasko]
Art
Pat Broderick, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #256 (May-June 1974)
If Bruce Wayne Had Not Become the Batman
Also printed
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #34 ([December 1976?])
Show/hide 8. Cage Me or Kill Me (Batgirl) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batgirl
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2124
Characters
Batgirl; James Gordon; Tad Wolfe; Diamond Lilly

Credits

Writing
Elliot Maggin, scripter [as Elliot S! Maggin]
Art
Pablo Marcos, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original editor
 
Bob Rozakis, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #4 (March-April 1976)
Cage Me Or Kill Me!
Also printed
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #34 ([December 1976?])
Show/hide 9. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
L-459
Characters
Lex Luthor; kryptonite; intro: Powerman, Superman-Batman Team (origin, flashback)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor
Management
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor-in-Chief
 
Jack Schiff, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #94 (May-June 1958)
Origin of the Superman Batman Team
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #98 ([August 1958])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #98 ([August 1958?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #19 ([February 1961?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #179 (November 1968)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #229 (April 1975)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #19 (Fall 1979)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) ([November] 1988)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (Warner Books, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([October] 2007)
Origin of the Superman Batman Team

Synopsis

When Luthor develops a liquid kryptonite gun, Superman replaces Batman with a new partner, Powerman. Batman reminisces about their first team-up.

Notes

There is a different story (13 pages) of the same title in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #275 (August 1960).

Show/hide 10. Ace, the Bat-Hound (Batman Presents Bathound) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman Presents Bathound
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1452
Characters
I & O: Bat-Hound (Ace); I: Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (Alfred of Earth-One; middle names revealed in this story), John Wilker; V: Bert Bowers (I)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #92 (June 1955)
Ace, the Bat-Hound!
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #63 ([August 1955])
Ace, the Bat-Hound!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #63 ([August 1955])
Ace, the Bat-Hound
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #18 ([October 1966?])
Ace, the Bat-Hound
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #92 ([April 1967?])
Ace, the Bat-Hound
 
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
Ace, the Bat-Hound!
 
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #5 (May-June 1976)
Ace, the Bat-Hound!

Notes

Origin of Ace, the Bat-Hound. Alfred's full name given as Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth

Show/hide 11. The Signs of the Signalman (Batman Presents the Villain of the Issue The Signalman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman Presents the Villain of the Issue The Signalman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Signalman

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original editor
 
Bob Rozakis, original editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #124 (June 1959)
The Return of Signalman
First print
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #5 (May-June 1976)
The Signs of the Signalman

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil Pollock
  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 2095

Entry created

  • 26/12/2004

Cover added

  • 26/12/2004

Index completed

  • 06/03/2005

Last updated

  • 20/09/2019