Batman Family #1

DC Comics

United States

Published
September-October 1975
Page count
68
Cover price
0.50 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/29063

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz
E Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)

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Show/hide Cover "Presenting -- the origina of the Batgirl-Robin team!" (Batgirl and Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batgirl and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2062
Characters
Batman; Robin; Batgirl; Benedict Arnold; Alfred Pennyworth (inset); Commissioner Gordon (inset); Man-Bat (inset)

Credits

Art
Mike Grell
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007] Inks previously credited to Nick Cardy.

Show/hide 1. The Invader from Hell! (Batgirl and Robin) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batgirl and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1992
Characters
Robin; Batgirl; Benedict Arnold (villain); The Devil (villain)

Credits

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Art
Mike Grell

Synopsis

Batgirl and Robin team-up to keep Benedict Arnold from taking over the U.S.

Notes

This story was intended for 1st Issue Special. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (The Origins of Batgirl and Robin the Teen Wonder) Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Origins of Batgirl and Robin the Teen Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2071
Characters
Batgirl (origin); Robin (origin)

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 3. The Great Handcuff King! (The Adventures of Alfred) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Alfred
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1552
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Ronny Lowndes; The Hurton Gang (villains)

Credits

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
George Roussos

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #28 (April-May 1945)
The Great Handcuff King!
Also printed
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (KG Murray, 1976 series) #2 ([October 1976])
The Great Handcuff King
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #28 (April-May 1945)

Synopsis

Alfred shows Ronny Lowndes some handcuffs that he bought and encounters The Hurton Gang.

Show/hide 4. Commissioner Gordon's Death Threat! (Batman Presents... Commissioner Gordon) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman Presents... Commissioner Gordon
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1347
Characters
Batman; Robin; Commissioner Gordon; Fred Purley Robbins

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (ghosting for Bob Kane)
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #186 (November 1966)

Synopsis

A crook once caught by Commissioner Gordon uses him to lure Batman into a trap.

Notes

Pencils credited to Bob Kane in Batman Family #1. Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

Show/hide 5. Challenge of the Man-Bat (Batman Presents...) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman Presents...
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1353
Characters
Man-bat (reprint of 1st appearance); Batman

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #400 (June 1970)
Challenge of the Man-Bat
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #144 ([August 1971?])
Challenge of the Man-Bat
 
Australia
Batman and Robin (KG Murray, 1976 series) #6 ([September 1977?])
Challenge of the Man-Bat
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#4 (January 1981)
Challenge of the Man-Bat
 
United States
Man-Bat (DC, 1984 series) #1 (December 1984)
Challenge of the Man-Bat
 
United States
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (DC, 2003 series) #2 ([July] 2004)
Challenge of the Man-Bat
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #400 (June 1970)

Notes

1st appearance of Man-Bat. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 6. The Alfred Story Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Batman; Robin; Alfred Pennyworth

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #33 ([August 1976?])

Notes

A biography of Alfred.


Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007] Inks previously credited to Nick Cardy.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35669

Entry created

  • 21/01/2008

Cover added

  • 26/04/2010

Index completed

  • 26/04/2010

Last updated

  • 04/03/2020