Batman Annual #5

DC Comics

United States

Published
Summer 1963
Page count
84
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17745

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff

Notes

vignettes

Show/hide 1. The Power that Doomed Batman (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris

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
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #5 ([June 1964?])
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
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #268 (June 1959)

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 2. The Merman Batman (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Smarte (first appearance; villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #118 (September 1958)

Synopsis

While chasing down a wanted criminal, Batman is struck by lightning and falls into the harbor. When he rises out of the water, he discovers that he cannot breathe air and has literally become a human fish.

Show/hide 3. Rip Van Batman (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #119 (November 1958)

Synopsis

Looking for criminal Al Hackett, Batman enters a greenhouse w/exotic flowers and accidently trips over a vine, smashing into a case with a flower that gives off a strange vapor, and he passes out. When he awakes, he finds himself in the future --- but circumstances reveal that Dick Grayson is now Batman and has taken on a new partner.

Show/hide 4. The Zebra Batman (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; the Zebra-Man (first appearance; villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris

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
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #5 ([June 1964?])
The Zebra Batman
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The Zebra Batman

Synopsis

An insideous criminal discovers a way to charge his body like a magnet to commit crimes, but Batman, in trying to stop him, accidently becomes charged as well, making the villain's capture difficult.

Show/hide 5. The Grown-Up Boy Wonder (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Daredevils (frist appearance; villains)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Pat Gordon

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #107 (April 1957)
The Grown-Up Boy Wonder
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #87 ([August 1957?])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([August 1957])
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #87 ([August 1957])
The Grown-Up Boy Wonder
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #87 ([August 1957?])
The Grown-Up Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #5 ([June 1964?])
The Grown-Up Boy Wonder
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The Grown-Up Boy Wonder
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #107 (May 1957)

Synopsis

While examining a lead-lined box Superman had brought back from outer space, Dick accidently touches a release, emitting a gas that causes him to grow bodily into manhood, thus forcing him to give up his Robin personna and adopting a different crime fighting ID.

Show/hide 6. The Bewitched Batman (Superman; Batman & Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff ?
Stan Kaye ?

Reprint history

Based on
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #15 ([October 1960?])
The Bewitched Batman
Printed in
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([October] 2007)
The Bewitched Batman
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #109 (May 1960)

Synopsis

While in England attending a convention, Batman stumbles into an ancient cave's "booby trap" set up years before by a sorcerer named Fangan. Robin appeals to Superman for help, as Batman believes that if he doesn't carry out Fangan's commands, he will perish.

Show/hide 7. The Phantom Batman (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #110 (September 1957)

Synopsis

Batman inexplicably is affected by an explosion in an experimental electronics laboratory that reverses the atoms in his body.

Show/hide 8. The Giant Batman (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jay Vanney (villain)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #243 (May 1957)
Batman the Giant!
Printed in
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #88 ([September 1957])
The Giant Batman
Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #24 ([January 1963?])
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #243 (May 1957) [as "Batman the Giant!"]

Synopsis

Batman & Robin are invited to his lab to witness inventions he has just created to aid law enforcement: the Maximizer and the Minimizer. Unfortunately, the Maximizer plays on the Capred Crusader, who begins to grow uncontrollably, and finds he must leave Gotham City for the people's protection, allowing crime to seemingly run rampant.


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Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35033

Entry created

  • 17/11/2007

Cover added

  • 30/07/2010

Index completed

  • 30/07/2010

Last updated

  • 30/07/2010