Batman Annual #4

DC Comics

United States

Published
Winter 1963
Page count
84
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17426

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

Art
? (vignettes)
Editing
Jack Schiff
Show/hide 1. The First Batman (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lew Moxon (first appearance; villain; death); Joey Chill (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #235 (September 1956)
The First Batman
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([February 1959?])
The First Batman
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #4 ([December 1963?])
The First Batman
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #37 ([May 1966?])
The First Batman
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #255 (March-April 1974)
The First Batman
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
The First Batman
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #2 (November-December 1979)
The First Batman
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) ([November] 1988)
The First Batman
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (Warner Books, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The First Batman
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The First Batman
 
United States
Batman: The Black Casebook (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
The First Batman
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The First Batman
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #235 (September 1956)

Synopsis

The discovery of an old Batman-type costume in Bruce Wayne's attic re-opens the Wayne murder case, and helps him realize that Joey Chill had ONLY been hired to kill his parents....and the real man responsible was still alive and free.

Show/hide 2. Am I Really Batman? (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

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

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #112 (December 1957)
Am I Really Batman?
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
Am I Really Batman?
Printed in
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #93 ([February 1958?])
Am I Really Batman?
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #93 ([February 1958?])
Am I Really Batman?
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #4 ([December 1963?])
Am I Really Batman?
 
United States
Batman: The Black Casebook (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
Am I Really Batman?
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #112 (September 1957)

Synopsis

Batman wakes from a sound sleep to find himself in a mental ward, not realizing that a Professor Milo had given him a dose of amnesia gas that dulls the will to live.

Show/hide 3. The Batwoman (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane] (intro)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #233 (July 1956)

Synopsis

Bruce Wayne is pleased that a newcomer, Kathy Kane, has taken such a liking to the Batman. However, when a mysterious new crimefighter appears on the scene, usurping much of Batman's glory, the Dynamic Duo steps in to halt her career before she gets seriously hurt.

Notes

origin & 1st appear of Batwoman

Show/hide 4. The Vanished Batman (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Pack Purdy (first appearance; villain)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #79 ([January 1957?])
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #101 (August 1956)

Synopsis

Gotham City is shocked to see Robin drive up to Police HQ one day in a Robinmobile, and refuses to comment on the disappearance of his long-time partner in crime-fighting.

Show/hide 5. The Phantom of the Batcave (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Pardu (first appearance; villain); The Society of Magicians (first appearance)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #99 (May 1956)

Synopsis

Batman is puzzled when a trophy of a case he just completed disappears and is replaced by another item....right in the confines of the Bat-Cave.

Show/hide 6. Batman's College Days (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin details); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joe Danton (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) #96 (December 1955)

Synopsis

Bruce Wayne has been invited on a 3-day reunion cruise with some of his old college athletic team chums. But joy turns to fear when their host not only discovers Batman's true identity, but threatens to kill each and every one of them with planted mines.

Show/hide 7. The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Ray Burnley (verified by Jack Burnley)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #122 (March 1959)
The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #112 ([October 1959?])
The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman!
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #112 ([October 1959?])
The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #4 ([December 1963?])
The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #122 (March 1959)

Synopsis

Dick Grayson goes to sleep while Bruce is out on a date with Kathy, and dreams of the loss of their secret identities caused by Bruce and Kathy's marriage.

Show/hide 8. The Second Boy Wonder (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Gorilla Hardy (first appearance; villain)

Credits

Script
France Herron
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #105 (February 1957)
The Second Boy Wonder
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #85 ([June 1957?])
The Second Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #85 ([June 1957?])
The Second Boy Wonder
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #4 ([December 1963?])
The Second Boy Wonder
 
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #10 (March-April 1977)
The Second Boy Wonder!
 
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (KG Murray, 1976 series) #7 ([January 1978?]) —Presents Batman Plastic Man Metamorpho
The Second Boy Wonder
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The Second Boy Wonder!
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #105 (February 1957)

Synopsis

After battling Gorilla Hardy and his gang, the Dynamic Duo arrive back at the Bat-Cave, but Robin has a surprise for his caped counterpart: he is NOT Dick Grayson, but Fred Loyd, who assumed the role after Dick Grayson was injured.

Show/hide 9. The Man Who Ended Batman's Career (Batman & Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman & Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Milo (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) #247 (September 1957)
The Man Who Ended Batman's Career
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #90 ([November 1957?])
The Man Who Ended Batman's Career
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #90 ([November 1957])
The Man Who Ended Batman's Career
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #4 ([December 1963?])
The Man Who Ended Batman's Career
 
United States
Batman: The Black Casebook (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
The Man Who Ended Batman's Career
 
United States
DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals (DC, 2009 series) #2 ([August] 2010)
The Man Who Ended Batman's Career
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #247 (September 1957)

Synopsis

Professor Milo decides to end the career of the Caped Crusader by giving him a phobia: the fear of bats!


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35704

Entry created

  • 26/01/2008

Cover added

  • 12/08/2010

Index completed

  • 12/08/2010

Last updated

  • 12/08/2010