Giant Batman Album #20

Published
May 1970
Page count
68
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 No title recorded (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page

"5 classic tales The Origin of Alfred The Origin of Robin The Origin of Clay Face The Man behind the Red Hood The Game of Death"

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Bill Draut, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #213 (July-August 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G61)
Compare
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #38 (April 1940)
Show/hide 1. The Origin of Robin (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #213 (July-August 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G61)
Also printed
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #19 (Fall 1979)
Show/hide 2. Here Comes Alfred (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Don Cameron, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller
 
Jerry Robinson, inker
 
George Roussos, backgrounds
Text
George Roussos, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #16 (April-May 1943)
This version
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #213 (July-August 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G61)
Also printed
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
 
United States
Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #4 (July 2003)

Synopsis

Things get very complicated when an English butler, named Alfred, suddenly shows up on the doorstep of Wayne Manor and announces that he is there is attend to their needs in order to fulfill a promise that he made to the original butler for the Wayne family. Then he discovers accidently that his new masters are in reality Batman and Robin!

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Hunting Hawks) Comic story, 1 page
Show/hide 4. The Game of Death (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) #127 (April 1952)
The Game of Death
Also printed
Australia
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #51 ([April 1953])
The Game of Death!
 
United Kingdom
Superboy (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #51 ([May 1953])
The Game of Death!
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #213 (July-August 1969)
 (80 Page Giant G61)
Show/hide 5. The Man Behind the Red Hood (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Joker (origin)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Lew Schwartz, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Win Mortimer, penciller (Robin figure on splash)
 
George Roussos, 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) #168 (February 1951)
The Man Behind the Red Hood!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #14 ([August 1951])
The Man Behind the Red Hood
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #213 (July-August 1969)
The Man Behind the Red Hood!
 
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
The Man behind the Red Hood!
 
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-39 (October-November 1975)
The Man Behind the Red Hood!
 
United States
The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) (1988 [February 1989])
The Man Behind the Red Hood
 
United States
Stacked Deck: The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (Longmeadow Press, 1990 series) (November 1990)
The Man Behind the Red Hood
 
United States
Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #8 ([June] 2012)
The Man Behind the Red Hood!

Synopsis

Batman is invited to be a guest instructor for a class on criminology at State University, and, since the students are making such good progress, he decides to use them to try and solve a case he never could concerning a criminal known as the Red Hood.

Show/hide 6. Murder on the Chessboard (Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
W-251

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) #125 (February 1952)
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #190 (December 1969)

Notes

"The Editor's Round Table"

Show/hide 7. The Challenge of Clay-Face (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
V & O: Clay-Face

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #213 (July-August 1969)
The Challenge of Clay-Face
Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #298 (December 1961)
The Challenge of Clay-Face
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #33 ([May 1962?])
The Challenge of Clay-Face
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #20 ([May 1970?])

Status

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AusReprints ID

  • 2317

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