Giant Batman Album #5

Published
June 1964
Page count
84
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Strange Lives of Batman and Robin (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Cover, 1 page
Show/hide 1. Giants of the Telescope (Giants of the Telescope) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Giants of the Telescope
Genre
Fact

Synopsis

Information on Sir William Herschel (1738-1822)

Show/hide 2. The Power that Doomed Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Big Joe Foster (intro, villain); Pete Kulik (intro, villain); Professor Blake

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #268 (June 1959)
The Power That Doomed Batman
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #42 ([November 1959?])
The Power That Doomed Batman
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
The Power that Doomed Batman
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The Power That Doomed Batman

Synopsis

Batman takes up a plane on an experimental flight, and, after crossing the path of a strange comet, lands, revealing Batman with a strange glow....and super powers to boot. The Dynamic Duo race against the clock to find a cure before the glow dies away....along with Batman's life!

Show/hide 3. The Merman Batman (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

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #118 (September 1958)
This version
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #103 ([December 1958?])
Show/hide 4. Rip Van Batman (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

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #119 (October 1958)
This version
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([February 1959?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #37 ([May 1966?])
Show/hide 5. The Zebra Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne; Zebra-Batman]

Credits

Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #275 (January 1960)
The Zebra Batman!
Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #275 (January 1960)
The Zebra Batman
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #10 ([May 1960?])
The Zebra Batman
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
The Zebra Batman
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The Zebra Batman
Show/hide 6. The Grown-Up Boy Wonder (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 7. The Bewitched Batman (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 8. The Phantom 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]
Art
Dick Sprang, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #110 (September 1957)
This version
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #96 ([May 1958?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #27 ([October 1963?])
Show/hide 9. Batman the Giant (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos

AusReprints ID

  • 2563

Entry created

  • 24/05/2005

Cover added

  • 24/05/2005

Index completed

  • 03/03/2008

Last updated

  • 24/09/2019