Batman: The Dynamic Duo Archives #Volume 1

DC Comics

United States

Published
[February] 2003
Page count
248
Cover price
49.95 USD; 82.95 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/297568

Credits

Editing
Dale Crain (senior editor - collected edition)
Scott Nybakken (associate editor - collected edition)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Jamison
Editing
Dale Crain (senior editor - collected edition)
Scott Nybakken (associate editor - collected edition)

Notes

With Batman's 300th appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS, editor Julie Schwartz decided to give Batman and Robin a "new look." In 1964, the sales on these characters - believe it or not - were low and in need of a kick-start. But in the hands of Schwartz's talented team of writers and artists, the Dynamic Duo were revitalized and regained their popularity! By popular demand, DC inaugurates a new Archive series with BATMAN: THE DYNAMIC DUO ARCHIVES Volume One - a 240-page hardcover advance-solicited for arrival in February. Written by Gardner Fox and John Broome, and illustrated by Carmine Infantino & Joe Giella, these celebrated stories have never been collected before! This collection gives comics fans the opportunity to watch a new editorial approach grow and mature. This volume reprints BATMAN #164-167 and DETECTIVE COMICS #327-333 - considered to be the first "Silver Age" adventures of Batman & Robin. [per solicitation]. Series design by Alex Jay/Studio J. Publication design by Louis Prandi. Black-and-white reconstruction on selected interior pages by Rick Keene.

Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Credits, 2 pages

Featuring

Characters
Joker

Credits

Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Foreword (Batman; Robin) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman

Credits

Script
Mark Waid
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Introduction by Mark Waid

Show/hide 3. Cover - Detective Comics #327 (Batman; Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #327 (May 1964)
Show/hide 4. The Mystery of the Menacing Mask! (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 14.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Greene; Jimmy Packer; VILLAINS: Frank Fenton; Smiler [Roland Meacham]

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #61 ([September 1964])
From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #327 (May 1964)

Notes

First 'New Look' story.

Show/hide 5. Batman's Hot Line (Batman; Robin) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Author
Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #327 (May 1964)

Notes

Julius Schwartz discusses the "New Look" Batman.

Show/hide 6. Cover - Batman #164 (Batman; Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #164 (June 1964)

Notes

First 'New Look' issue of Batman. Credits in the Archive have Bob Kane on pencils, as do editor Julius Schwartz's pay records. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 7. Two-Way Gem Caper! (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 13.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Hootenanny Hotshots; VILLAIN: Mr. Dabblo

Credits

Script
France Herron [Ed Herron]
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #164 (June 1964)

Notes

Credits in the Archive have Bob Kane on pencils, as do editor Julius Schwartz's pay records. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 8. Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat! (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 11.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mystery Analysts of Gotham City [Prof. Ralph Hern; Art Saddows; Kaye Daye; Commissioner James Gordon]; Hugh Rankin

Credits

Script
France Herron [Ed Herron]
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #164 (June 1964)
Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #63 ([November 1964?])
Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #27 ([November 1973?])
Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat
From GCD
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #164 (June 1964)

Notes

Credits in the Archive have Bob Kane on pencils, as do editor Julius Schwartz's pay records. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 9. Cover - Detective Comics #328 (Batman; Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #328 (June 1964)
Show/hide 10. Gotham Gang Line-Up! (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 14.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Aunt Harriet (Dick's aunt; intro); Alfred Pennyworth (apparent death); Commissioner James Gordon; VILLAINS: Tri-State Gang [Paul Pardee; Duke]

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #61 ([September 1964])

Synopsis

Alfred is apparently killed when rescuing Batman and Robin

Notes

Credits in the Archive have Bob Kane on pencils, as do editor Julius Schwartz's pay records. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 11. Batman's Hot-Line (Batman ) Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Bob Kane (photo)

Credits

Author
Bob Kane
Art
? (photo)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #328 (June 1964)

Notes

Autobiography by Bob Kane.

Show/hide 12. Cover - Detective Comics #329 (Batman; Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #329 (July 1964)
Show/hide 13. Castle with Wall-to-Wall Danger! (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 14.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Albert Maunch; VILLAIN: Vincent Maunch [Frank Pragnel]

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #329 (July 1964)
Castle with Wall-to-Wall Danger!
Also printed
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #105 ([March 1965?])
Castle With Wall-To-Wall Danger
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #235 (September 1971)
Castle with Wall-to-Wall Danger!
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #88 ([August 1972?])
Castle with Wall-to-Wall Danger!
 
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-44 (June-July 1976)
Castle with Wall-to-Wall Danger!
From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #329 (July 1964)

Synopsis

Batman and Robin travel to England to capture a criminal.

Show/hide 14. Cover - Batman #165 (Batman; Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #165 (August 1964)
Show/hide 15. The Man Who Quit the Human Race (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 11.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; VILLAIN: Governor Andrew Warner

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #165 (August 1964)

Notes

Credits in the Archive have Bob Kane on pencils, as do editor Julius Schwartz's pay records. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 16. The Dilemma of the Detective's Daughter (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 12.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Patricia Powell (intro); Commissioner James Gordon; Lt. Detective Mike Powell [Bulldog] (intro); Prof. Ralph Smedley

Credits

Script
France Herron [Ed Herron]
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #165 (August 1964)

Notes

Credits in the Archive have Bob Kane on pencils, as do editor Julius Schwartz's pay records. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 17. Cover - Detective Comics #330 (Batman; Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #330 (August 1964)
Show/hide 18. The Fallen Idol of Gotham City! (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 14.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Edgar Peters; Pete Dumont; Shorty Hawkins

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #330 (August 1964)
The Fallen Idol of Gotham City!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #63 ([November 1964?])
The Fallen Idol of Gotham City
From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #330 (August 1964)

Synopsis

Batman and Robin capture a spy ring.

Notes

Credits in the Archive have Bob Kane on pencils, as do editor Julius Schwartz's pay records. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 19. Cover - Batman #166 (Batman; Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #166 (September 1964)
Show/hide 20. Two-Way Deathtrap! (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 11.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; VILLAINS: Mitch; Beany; Stony; Big Joe

Credits

Script
France Herron [Ed Herron]
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #166 (September 1964)
Two-Way Deathtrap!
Also printed
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #102 ([December 1964?])
Two-Way Deathtrap
From GCD
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #166 (September 1964)

Synopsis

Batman is caught in a deadly trap.

Notes

Credits in the Archive have Bob Kane on pencils, as do editor Julius Schwartz's pay records. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 21. A Rendezvous with Robbery! (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 11.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Patricia Powell; Commissioner James Gordon; Lt. Detective Mike Powell [Bulldog]

Credits

Script
France Herron [Ed Herron]
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #166 (September 1964)
A Rendezvous with Robbery!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #64 (December 1964)
A Rendezvous With Robbery!
From GCD
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #166 (September 1964)

Synopsis

Patricia Powell is hoping this is the time she finally meets Bruce Wayne, but things go awry when someone robs the Wayne Estate.

Notes

Credits in the Archive have Bob Kane on pencils, as do editor Julius Schwartz's pay records. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 22. Cover - Detective Comics #331 (Batman; Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #331 (September 1964)
Show/hide 23. Museum of Mixed-Up Men! (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; David Moore; Aunt Harriet; Commissioner James Gordon; Sue Dibny; Mr. Lurie; VILLAIN: Boss Baron

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #331 (September 1964)
Museum of Mixed-Up Men!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #64 (December 1964)
Museum of Mixed-Up Men!
 
United States
Showcase Presents The Elongated Man (DC, 2006 series) #Vol. One ([July] 2006)
Museum of Mixed-Up Men!
From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #331 (September 1964)

Synopsis

Batman and Robin team up with the Elongated Man.

Show/hide 24. Cover - Detective Comics #332 (Batman; Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne];Joker

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #332 (October 1964)
The Joker's Last Laugh
From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #332 (October 1964)
Show/hide 25. The Joker's Last Laugh! (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 14.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; VILLAIN: Joker

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #332 (October 1964)
The Joker's Last Laugh!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #67 ([March 1965?])
The Joker's Last Laugh
From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #332 (October 1964)

Synopsis

Batman and Robin get the last laugh on the Joker.

Notes

Credits in the Archive have Bob Kane on pencils, as do editor Julius Schwartz's pay records. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 26. Cover - Batman #167 (Batman; Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #167 (November 1964)
Show/hide 27. Zero Hour for Earth! (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 23.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; VILLAINS: Hydra; Karabi

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #167 (November 1964)

Synopsis

Batman and Robin cripple HYDRA's operations.

Notes

Credits in the Archive have Bob Kane on pencils, as do editor Julius Schwartz's pay records. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff.

Show/hide 28. Cover - Detective Comics #333 (Batman; Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Murphy Anderson (Batman and Robin figures)
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #333 (November 1964)

Notes

Per Bob Bailey conversation with Murphy Anderson at Heroescon in June 2005, he confirmed he inked the Batman and Robin figures. The Archive only lists Joe Giella as the inker for the cover, which agrees with Julius Schwartz's pay records examined by the GCD editors on July 25, 2007.

Show/hide 29. Hunters of the Elephants' Graveyard! (Batman; Robin) Comic story, 13.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Gorla [Alice Foss]; Evan Bender

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #333 (November 1964)
Show/hide 30. Biographies Biography (nonfictional), 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Notes

Biographies for Murphy Anderson, John Broome, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Joe Giella, Ed "France" Herron, Carmine Infantino, Bob Kane and Julie Schwartz.

Show/hide 31. Backcover (Batman; Robin) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Sheldon Moldoff [ghost for Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #329 [cover]
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #331 [cover]
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #164 [cover]
from BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #167 [cover]

Notes

Reprints covers from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #329 & 331 and BATMAN (DC, 1940 series) #164 & 167.


Notes

With Batman's 300th appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS, editor Julie Schwartz decided to give Batman and Robin a "new look." In 1964, the sales on these characters - believe it or not - were low and in need of a kick-start. But in the hands of Schwartz's talented team of writers and artists, the Dynamic Duo were revitalized and regained their popularity!

By popular demand, DC inaugurates a new Archive series with BATMAN: THE DYNAMIC DUO ARCHIVES Volume One - a 240-page hardcover advance-solicited for arrival in February. Written by Gardner Fox and John Broome, and illustrated by Carmine Infantino & Joe Giella, these celebrated stories have never been collected before! This collection gives comics fans the opportunity to watch a new editorial approach grow and mature.

This volume reprints BATMAN #164-167 and DETECTIVE COMICS #327-333 - considered to be the first "Silver Age" adventures of Batman & Robin. [per solicitation]. Series design by Alex Jay/Studio J. Publication design by Louis Prandi. Black-and-white reconstruction on selected interior pages by Rick Keene.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37689

Entry created

  • 06/10/2008

Cover added

  • 09/11/2010

Index completed

  • 09/11/2010