Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies #73-168329

Crown Publishers, Inc

United States

Published
October 1971
Page count
396
Cover price
10.00 USD
Colour
Unknown
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/24536

Credits

Editing
Linda Sunshine

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Notes

"Best Bat-Wishes Batman and Robin" signatory words in lower right were removed for the reprinted cover and replaced with the words "From the 30's to the 70's" on the chimney.

Show/hide 1. Introduction Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 8 pages

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Batman No. 1 Spring 1940 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 3. Batman in the 30s and 40s (Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Notes

Cover collage - individual covers listed in following entries.

Show/hide 4. Detective Comics No. 27 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Bob Kane

Notes

Appears on p. 18 of book

Show/hide 5. Detective Comics No. 31 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Bob Kane

Notes

Appears on p. 18 of book

Show/hide 6. Detective Comics No. 38 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson

Notes

Appears on p. 18 of book

Show/hide 7. Detective Comics No. 120 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Notes

Appears on p. 18 of book

Show/hide 8. Detective Comics No. 33 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Bob Kane

Notes

Appears on p. 18 of book

Show/hide 9. Detective Comics No. 37 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Bob Kane

Notes

Appears on p. 18 of book

Show/hide 10. Batman No. 9 Feb-Mar 1942 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Jack Burnley

Notes

Appears on p. 19 of book

Show/hide 11. Batman No. 17 June-July 1943 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Jerry Robinson

Notes

Appears on p. 19 of book

Show/hide 12. Batman No. 50 Dec-Jan 1948-49 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris

Notes

Appears on p. 19 of book

Show/hide 13. Batman No. 20 Dec-Jan 1943-44 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Jack Burnley

Notes

Appears on p. 19 of book

Show/hide 14. Batman No. 11 June-July 1942 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Jack Burnley

Notes

Appears on p. 19 of book

Show/hide 15. Batman No. 37 Oct-Nov 1947 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Jerry Robinson

Notes

Appears on p. 19 of book

Show/hide 16. The Case of the Chemical Syndicate (The Bat-Man) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Bat-Man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Bob Kane [as Rob't Kane]
Letters
Bob Kane

Notes

This is not an exact reprint of the story from Detective Comics 27. Instead, it is a traced, redrawn, and re-lettered copy of the original story. This copied version was first published in Detective Comics 387. One significant alteration is that the knife jutting from the back of the murder victim (on page 2, panel 2 of the original story) has been removed in this version.

Show/hide 17. The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be! (Batman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Letters
Sheldon Moldoff
Show/hide 18. The Joker (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Jerry Robinson
Letters
Jerry Robinson
Show/hide 19. Here Comes Alfred (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Don C. Cameron
Art
Jerry Robinson
Show/hide 20. The Batman Meets Doctor Death (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Bob Kane
Show/hide 21. Robin the Boy Wonder (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Letters
Jerry Robinson
Show/hide 22. The Murders of Clayface (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Letters
Jerry Robinson
Show/hide 23. The Riddler (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Show/hide 24. The Man behind the Red Hood! (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages
Show/hide 25. The Origin of the Bat-Cave! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 26. Batman in the 50s (Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Notes

Cover collage - individual covers listed in following entries.

Show/hide 27. Batman No. 57 Feb-Mar 1950 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Notes

Appears on P. 125 of book

Show/hide 28. Batman No. 72 Aug-Sept 1952 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Notes

Appears on P. 125 of book

Show/hide 29. Batman No. 59 Aug-Sept 1950 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Notes

Appears on P. 125 of book

Show/hide 30. Batman No. 67 Oct-Nov 1951 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Notes

Appears on P. 125 of book

Show/hide 31. Batman No. 63 Feb-Mar 1951 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Notes

Appears on P. 125 of book

Show/hide 32. Batman No. 68 Dec-Jan 1951-52 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Notes

Appears on P. 125 of book

Show/hide 33. Batman No. 113 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris

Notes

Appears on p. 126 of book

Show/hide 34. Batman No. 78 Aug-Sept 1953 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Notes

Appears on p. 126 of book

Show/hide 35. Batman No. 87 Feb-Mar 1955 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer

Notes

Appears on p. 126 of book

Show/hide 36. Batman No. 109 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris

Notes

Appears on p. 126 of book

Show/hide 37. Batman No. 83 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris

Notes

Appears on p. 126 of book

Show/hide 38. Batman No. 118 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Notes

Appears on p. 126 of book

Show/hide 39. Superman and Batman's Greatest Foes (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 40. The Man Who Wrote the Joker's Jokes! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only)
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #67 (October-November 1951)
The Man Who Wrote the Joker's Jokes!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #19 ([January 1952])
The Man Who Wrote the Joker's Jokes
Show/hide 41. The New Crimes of Two-Face! (Batman) Comic story, 9.67 pages
Show/hide 42. The Crime Predictor (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only)
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #77 (June-July 1953)
The Crime Predictor
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #42 ([November 1953?])
The Crime Predictor!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #42 ([November 1953?])
The Crime Predictor
Show/hide 43. Two-Face Strikes Again! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Tarando; Charles Ford; Commissioner Gordon; John Fields Benson

Credits

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #81 (February 1954)
Two-Face Strikes Again!
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #47 ([April 1954])
Two-Face Strikes Again!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) ([October] 1990)
Two-Face Strikes Again!
 
United States
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (DC, 1992 series) ([March] 1992)
Two-Face Strikes Again!

Synopsis

When the reformed Harvey Dent tries to prevent a robbery, he is caught in an explosion and reverts to Two-Face. He embarks on a new crime spree, and Batman and Robin deduce that Two-Face is going after people who commonly show two faces to the world. At a ceremony making Bruce Wayne honorary chief of a local tribe, Batman and Robin are trapped by Two-Face and strapped to a giant coin. Two-Face flips the coin over a bed of spikes, and though the gimmick is rigged to land face down, the dynamic duo manages to create a magnetic field and flip the coin so that they land safely.

Show/hide 44. The Voyage of the First Batmarine! (Batman) Comic story, 9.67 pages
Show/hide 45. Batman -- Indian Chief (Batman) Comic story, 9.67 pages
Show/hide 46. Ace, the Bat-Hound! (Batman) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 47. The Batwoman (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Show/hide 48. The Challenge of Batwoman (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 49. Batman in the 60s (Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Notes

cover collage - individual covers listed in following entries

Show/hide 50. Batman No. 165 Aug 1964 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella

Notes

Appears on p. 231 of book

Show/hide 51. Batman No. 168 Dec 1964 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella

Notes

Appears on p. 231 of book

Show/hide 52. Batman No. 156 June 1963 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris

Notes

Appears on p. 231 of book

Show/hide 53. Batman No. 129 Feb 1960 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris

Notes

Appears on p. 231 of book

Show/hide 54. Batman No. 146 March 1962 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris

Notes

Appears on p. 231 of book

Show/hide 55. Batman No. 128 Dec 1959 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris

Notes

Appears on p. 231 of book

Show/hide 56. Batman No. 205 Sept 1968 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Irv Novick

Notes

Appears on p. 232 of book

Show/hide 57. Batman No. 175 Nov 1965 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella

Notes

Appears on p. 232 of book

Show/hide 58. Batman No. 192 June 1967 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Notes

Appears on p. 232 of book

Show/hide 59. Batman No. 194 Aug 1967 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Notes

Appears on p. 232 of book

Show/hide 60. Batman No. 200 March 1968 (Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Neal Adams

Notes

Appears on p. 232 of book.

Show/hide 61. Batman No. 184 Sept 1966 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella

Notes

Appears on p. 232 of book

Show/hide 62. Bat-Mite Meets Mr. Mxyzptlk (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Show/hide 63. The Second Batman and Robin Team (Batman) Comic story, 9 pages
Show/hide 64. Bat-Girl! (Batman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Stan Starkman
Show/hide 65. Bat-Mite Meets Bat-Girl (Batman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Stan Starkman
Show/hide 66. Prisoners of Three Worlds (Batman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Stan Starkman

Notes

Chapter 1

Show/hide 67. Death from Beyond (Batman) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Stan Starkman

Notes

Chapter 2

Show/hide 68. Dimension of Doom (Batman) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Stan Starkman

Notes

Chapter 3

Show/hide 69. Batman in the 70s (Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Notes

cover collage - individual covers listed in following entries

Show/hide 70. Detective Comics #403 Sept 1970 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Neal Adams

Notes

Appears on p. 297 of book

Show/hide 71. Detective Comics No. 395 Jan 1970 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano

Notes

Appears on p. 297 of book

Show/hide 72. Detective Comics No. 400 June 1970 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano

Notes

Appears on p. 297 of book

Show/hide 73. Detective Comics No. 399 May 1970 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano

Notes

Appears on p. 297 of book

Show/hide 74. Detective Comics No. 397 March 1970 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Neal Adams

Notes

Appears on p. 297 of book

Show/hide 75. Detective Comics No. 413 July 1971 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Neal Adams

Notes

Appears on p. 297 of book

Show/hide 76. Batman No. 232 June 1971 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano

Notes

Appears on p. 298 of book

Show/hide 77. Detective Comics No. 402 Aug 1970 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano

Notes

Appears on p. 298 of book

Show/hide 78. Batman No. 234 Aug 1971 (Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams

Notes

Appears on p. 298 of book

Show/hide 79. Batman No. 231 May 1971 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano

Notes

Appears on p. 298 of book

Show/hide 80. Batman No. 230 Mar 1971 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano

Notes

Appears on p. 298 of book

Show/hide 81. Batman No. 227 Dec 1970 Cover reprint (on interior page), 0.166 pages

Credits

Art
Neal Adams

Notes

Appears on p. 298 of book

Show/hide 82. One Bullet Too Many (Batman) Comic story, 21.33 pages

"A desperately lonely day in the life of Bruce Wayne, guardian and friend to young Dick Grayson..."

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Dr. Susan Fielding; Dr. Jonah Fielding; "Hop" Miller; "Stub" Sartel; Marla Manning (mention only)

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Synopsis

Breakup of Batman & Robin team. Dick Grayson goes to college. Bruce and Alfred move from Wayne Manor to the Wayne Foundation.

Notes

Story in three parts; 7.67, 6.67 and 7 pages.

Show/hide 83. The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl! (Batman) Comic story, 15 pages

"Out of the super-star studded firmament of Gotham City, where Batman and Robin shine supreme as masked manhunters-- burst a brand new luminary-- Batgirl!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (introduction, origin); Killer Moth (villain); Pupa; Larva; Alfred Pennyworth; Burton Talbot

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sid Greene
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Synopsis

While Barbara is on her way to a costume party dressed as Batgirl, she runs across Killer Moth attacking Bruce Wayne and joins the battle.

Notes

Story in two parts; 7.5 pages each. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Script previously credited to John Broome.

Show/hide 84. The Secret of the Waiting Graves (Batman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-250
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Pedro Valdes; Juan Muerto; Dolores Muerto; Manuel

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #395 (January 1970)
The Secret of the Waiting Graves
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #130 ([June 1970?])
The Secret of the Waiting Graves
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#1 (October 1980)
The Secret of the Waiting Graves
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Detective Comics 395 (DC, 2000 series) (June 2000)
The Secret of the Waiting Graves
 
United States
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (DC, 2003 series) #2 ([July] 2004)
the Secret of the Waiting Graves

Synopsis

Batman discovers the secret of Juan and Dolores Muerto and their secret of immortality.

Notes

Story in two parts; 9.5 pages and 5.5 pages. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 85. Man or Bat? (Batman) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #402 (August 1970)
Man or Bat?
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #145 ([September 1971?])
Man or Bat?
 
Australia
Batman and Robin (KG Murray, 1976 series) #2 ([October 1976])
Man or Bat
 
Australia
Batman Album (Murray, 1978 series) #40 ([July 1978?])
Man or Bat?
 
United States
Man-Bat (DC, 1984 series) #1 (December 1984)
Man or Bat?
 
United States
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (DC, 2003 series) #2 ([July] 2004)
Man or Bat?

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 86. The Demon of Gothos Mansion (Batman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 87. Bibliography Text article, 2 pages

Credits

Author
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Notes

List of Batman's comic book appearances

Show/hide 88. Other Media in Which Batman Appeared Text article, 2 pages

Credits

Author
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Notes

List of non-comic book appearances


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35540

Entry created

  • 31/12/2007

Cover added

  • 02/04/2010

Index completed

  • 22/08/2019

Last updated

  • 22/08/2019