The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told

DC Comics

United States

Published
[November] 1988
Page count
360
Cover price
24.95 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/43870

Credits

Editing
Mike Gold

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman

Credits

Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dave Dorman (painting, signed)
Colours
Dave Dorman (painting, signed)
Editing
Mike Gold
Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Growing Up With the Greatest Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 6 pages

Credits

Script
Dick Giordano
Letters
typeset

Notes

various covers used as illustrations

Show/hide 3. Our Darkest Knight Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 5 pages

Credits

Script
Mike Gold
Letters
typeset

Notes

various covers used as illustrations

Show/hide 4. Batman versus the Vampire, Part One (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colours
Tom Ziuko

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From GCD
From Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #31 September 1939

Notes

title from Table of Contents. Sheldon Moldoff not credited.

Show/hide 5. Batman versus the Vampire, Part Two (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colours
Tom Ziuko

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From GCD
From Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #32 October 1939

Notes

title from Table of Contents. Sheldon Moldoff not credited.

Show/hide 6. Dr. Hugo Strange and the Mutant Monsters (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colours
Nansi Hoolahan

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From GCD
From Batman (DC, 1940 series) #1 Spring 1940

Notes

title from Table of Contents

Show/hide 7. Knights of Knavery (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz [uncredited]
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colours
Anthony Tollin

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Also printed
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
From GCD
From Batman (DC, 1940 series) #25 October-November 1944

Notes

Book credits Jerry Robinson with pencils and George Roussos with inks.

Show/hide 8. 1001 Umbrellas of the Penguin (Batman) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz [uncredited]
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Anthony Tollin

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From GCD
From Batman daily comic strip, 1946.02.10 - 1946.03.10

Notes

title from Table of Contents

Show/hide 9. The Origin of the Batman! (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages
Show/hide 10. The Birth of the Batplane II! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
David Vern Reed [uncredited]
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Glenn Whitmore

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From GCD
From Batman (DC, 1940 series) #61 October-November 1950
Show/hide 11. Operation ""Escape""! (Robin) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 12. The Jungle Cat-Queen! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 13. The First Batman (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 14. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team (Superman and Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton [uncredited]
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Daniel Vozzo

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Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #94 (May-June 1958)
Origin of the Superman Batman Team
Printed in
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #98 ([August 1958])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #98 ([August 1958?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #19 ([February 1961?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 1961)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #179 (November 1968)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #229 (April 1975)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #34 ([December 1976?])
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #34 ([December 1976?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #19 (Fall 1979)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (Warner Books, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([October] 2007)
Origin of the Superman Batman Team
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #94 (May-June 1958)
Show/hide 15. Robin Dies at Dawn (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bill Finger [uncredited]
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Carl Gafford

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From GCD
From Batman (DC, 1940 series) #156 June 1963
Show/hide 16. The Blockbuster Invasion of Gotham City! (Batman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Helen Vesik

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From GCD
From Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #345 November 1965
Show/hide 17. Ghost of the Killer Skies! (Batman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colours
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Costanza

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From GCD
From Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #404 October 1970
Show/hide 18. Half an Evil (Batman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colours
Gene D'Angelo
Editing
Julius Schwartz

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From GCD
From Batman (DC, 1940 series) #234 August 1971

Notes

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

Show/hide 19. Man-Bat Over Vegas! (Batman) Comic story, 16 pages
Show/hide 20. The Batman Nobody Knows! (Batman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1473

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Art
Dick Giordano
Colours
Anthony Tollin

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From GCD
From Batman (DC, 1940 series) #250 July 1973
Show/hide 21. Deathmask! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Archie Goodwin
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
Petra Scotese
Letters
Jim Aparo

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From GCD
From Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #437 October-November 1973
Show/hide 22. Death Flies the Haunted Skies (Batman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Archie Goodwin
Art
Alex Toth
Colours
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Alex Toth

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From GCD
From Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #442 August-September 1974
Show/hide 23. There is No Hope in Crime Alley! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 24. Death Strikes at Midnight and Three (Batman) Text story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Author
Denny O'Neil
Art
Marshall Rogers
Colours
Bill Wray
Letters
typeset

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From GCD
From DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #15 Summer 1978
Show/hide 25. The Deadshot Ricochet (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Terry Austin
Colours
Julianna Ferriter
Letters
Ben Oda

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First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #474 (December 1977)
The Deadshot Ricochet
Also printed
Australia
Batman Album (Murray, 1978 series) #44 ([October 1979?])
The Deadshot Ricochet
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (Warner Books, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The Deadshot Ricochet
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The Deadshot Ricochet
From GCD
From Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #474 December 1977
Show/hide 26. Bat-Mite's New York Adventure! (Batman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Bob Smith
Colours
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Milt Snapinn

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From GCD
From Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #482 February-March 1979
Show/hide 27. A Caper a Day Keeps the Batman at Bay! (Batman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colours
Petra Scotese
Letters
Ben Oda

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From GCD
From Batman (DC, 1940 series) #312 June 1979
Show/hide 28. To Kill a Legend (Batman) Comic story, 19 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Alan Brennert
Art
Dick Giordano
Colours
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

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From GCD
From Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #500 March 1981
Show/hide 29. The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne! (Batman) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Alan Brennert
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
George Freeman
Colours
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
John Costanza

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From GCD
From The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #197 April 1983
Show/hide 30. Endnotes Text article, 4 pages

Credits

Author
Robert Greenberger
Letters
typeset

Notes

various covers used as illoes

Show/hide 31. Creating the Greatest Biography (nonfictional), 5 pages

Credits

Script
Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Notes

biographies of stories' creators


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36843

Entry created

  • 01/07/2008

Cover added

  • 02/04/2010

Index completed

  • 02/04/2010

Last updated

  • 01/07/2008