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
 
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (KG Murray (NZ), 1958? series) #42 ([January 1960?])
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
Show/hide 4. Rip Van Batman (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 8 pages
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