Giant Batman Album #4

Published
December 1963
Page count
84
Cover price
2/-
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

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"The secret adventures of Batman and Robin Including these favorite cover stories and 5 other suspense-filled personal adventures… "Yes, Robin--The man wearing that old-fashioned Batman costume was my father!" Featuring "The First Batman!" Featuring "The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman!" "Gosh! What'll become of me now?" Featuring "The Phantom of the Bat-Cave!" "Robin! Someone's been in the Bat-Cave again and stolen another one of our trophies!" "Then he must know our secret identities!" "Batman! What are you doing?" ""I'm through, Robin! I can never wear the Batman costume again!" Featuring "The Man Who Ended Batman's Career!""

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Win Mortimer, penciller
 
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Sheldon Moldoff, inker
 
Stan Kaye, inker
 
Stan Kaye, inker
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
 
Ira Schnapp, letterer
 
, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Batman Annual 4, Winter 1963

Notes

At least three of the original covers included on this reprint cover have been reprinted in Australia: Detective Comics 235, September 1956 on Batman 105; Batman 122, March 1959 on Batman 112; and Detective Comics 247, September 1957 on Batman 90.

Show/hide 1. The First Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

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?])
 
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
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #37 ([May 1966?])
 
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
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
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
Original
Detective Comics 235, September 1956
This version
Batman Annual 4, Winter 1963
Show/hide 2. Am I Really Batman? (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred; Robin [Dick Grayson]; V: Professor Milo; Commissioner James Gordon

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [as Bob Kane]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #112 (December 1957)
Am I Really Batman?
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #93 ([February 1958?])
Am I Really Batman?
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #93 ([February 1958?])
Am I Really Batman?
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #4 (Winter 1963)
Am I Really Batman?
 
United States
Batman: The Black Casebook (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
Am I Really Batman?
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
Am I Really Batman?

Synopsis

Batman wakes from a sound sleep to find himself in a mental ward, not realizing that a Professor Milo had given him a dose of amnesia gas that dulls the will to live.

Show/hide 3. The Batwoman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #18 ([May 1969?])
Original
Detective Comics 233, July 1956
This version
Batman Annual 4, Winter 1963
Printed in
Batman 208 (80 Page Giant G55), January-February 1969
Show/hide 4. The Vanished Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton] (credit by O'Hearn)
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #79 ([January 1957])
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #79 ([January 1957?])
Original
Batman 101, August 1956
This version
Batman Annual 4, Winter 1963
Show/hide 5. The Phantom of the Bat-Cave (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #81 ([March 1957?])
Original
Batman 99, April 1956
This version
Batman Annual 4, Winter 1963
Show/hide 6. Batman's College Days (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #77 ([October 1956?])
Original
Batman 96, December 1955
This version
Batman Annual 4, Winter 1963
Show/hide 7. The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 8. The Second Boy Wonder (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 9. The Man Who Ended Batman's Career (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Notes

At least three of the original covers included on this reprint cover have been reprinted in Australia: Detective Comics 235, September 1956 on Batman 105; Batman 122, March 1959 on Batman 112; and Detective Comics 247, September 1957 on Batman 90.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 2420

Entry created

  • 03/04/2005

Cover added

  • 03/04/2005

Index completed

  • 23/06/2007

Last updated

  • 24/09/2019