Batman Archives #7

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
[November] 2007
Page count
264
Cover price
49.99 USD; 60.99 CAD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/386452

Credits

Editing
Scott Nybakken (collected edition editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Jamison
Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Table of contents, 2 pages

Featuring

Characters
Riddler [Edward Nigma]

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Foreword (Batman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Credits

Script
Jim Amash
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Introduction by Jim Amash

Show/hide 3. Cover - Detective Comics #136 (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 4. The Dead Man's Chest (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Nichols; Mr. Hollis; Captain Henry Morgan (villain); pirates (villains)

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

At a meeting of the Gotham City Museum Board of Trustees, Bruce Wayne sees a map from 1667 that bears his hand-writing, so he has Professor Nichols send him and Dick back to that era to see if they can solve that age old mystery.

Show/hide 5. [Cover - Detective Comics #137]; The Rebus Crimes (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 6. The Rebus Crimes (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Crayley; Mr. Millman; Joker (villain)

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

A clever rebus sign on a local furrier's store gives the Joker yet a new and novel method of committing his crimes!

Show/hide 7. [Cover - Detective Comics #138]; The Invisible Crimes (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joker (silhouette)

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 8. The Invisible Crimes (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Walter Timmins (first appearance); Mr. Laird (first appearance); Mr. Stacy (first appearance); Mr. Morse (first appearance); Joker (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

The Joker follows up an article in the newspaper about a scientist discovering a lost elixir of invisibility and becomes a real terror to Batman until the crime fighter takes some of the elixir himself.

Show/hide 9. Cover - Detective Comics #139 (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Shing Far [aka Nick Baily]

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 10. Crimes of Jade (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Detective Ling Ho (first appearance); Mr. Ho (first appearance; death); Shing Far [aka Nick Baily] (first appearance; villain); Ding How (first appearance; villain); Wong How (first appearance; villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

When a brazen crime involving the theft of jade rocks Chinatown, Batman teams up with a Chinese detective to track down the criminals.

Show/hide 11. Cover - Detective Comics #140 (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Riddler [Edward Nigma]

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 12. The Riddler (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Eagle; Riddler [Edward Nigma] (first appearance; villain; origin)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

Having grown up an expert and a cheat when it came to solving puzzles, Edward Nigma decides to use this capacity to mystify the Police and Batman.....as the Riddler!

Notes

Charles Paris is erroneously listed as the writer in the credits instead of the inker.

Show/hide 13. Cover - Detective Comics #141 (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Notes

The Archive credits Lew Sayre Schwartz as penciler for the cover, but Mr. Schwartz confirmed to Craig Delich that Bob Kane was the penciler, not Mr. Schwartz. Verified by Craig Delich via e-mail on 4/29/08.

Show/hide 14. The Gallery of Public Heroes (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; James Coy (first appearance); Blackie Nason [also as Mr. Jones] (first appearance; villain); Lippy (first appearance; villain; death)

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

Blackie Nason was captured because of his picture being in the Police "Rogue's Gallery," so after he escapes from prison, he has plastic surgery, then sets up his "Gallery of Undercover Cops."

Notes

The Archive credits Lew Sayre Schwartz as penciler for the story, but Mr. Schwartz confirmed to Craig Delich that Bob Kane was the penciler, not Mr. Schwartz. Verified by Craig Delich via e-mail on 4/29/08.

Show/hide 15. [Cover - Detective Comics #142]; The Riddler's Puzzle Contest (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Riddler [Edward Nigma]

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 16. Crime's Puzzle Contest (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain)

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

The Riddler returns from the "dead" to continue his campaign of puzzle contests to baffle the Police and the Dynamic Duo.

Show/hide 17. [Cover - Detective Comics #143]; The Pied Piper of Peril (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Pied Piper

Credits

Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 18. The Pied Piper of Peril! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Pied Piper (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

The Pied Piper returns to continue his crminal activities of committing a series of "pipe" crimes, each with a pipe related to the victim's name!

Show/hide 19. [Cover - Detective Comics #144]; The Mystery Broadcast (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 20. Kay Kyser's Mystery Broadcast (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kay Kyser; Eddie Blinn; Big Jack Bancroft (villain)

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

Big Jack Bancroft kidnaps Kay Kyser and his saxophonist [whom he resembles] in order to get on Kyser's radio show, "The College of Musical Knowledge" in order to hide from the Police. Kyser has to find a way to tip off Batman to this and invite him to his program in order to round up the crook.

Show/hide 21. Cover - Detective Comics #145 (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 22. Robin, the Boy Failure (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (cameo; villain); Crime Surgeon (cameo; villain); The Yellow Masks (first appearance; villains)

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

Dick Grayson accidentally suffers from a case of amnesia after rescuing a woman from near death. Bruce devises a plan for the youngster to "assume" the role of Robin in order to try and shock him into remembering his true identity.

Show/hide 23. Cover - Detective Comics #146 (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Numbers [Carl C. Cave]

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 24. Three's a Crime (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Numbers [Carl C. Cave] (villain); Jack Fasset (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

Carl Cave is lucky with numbers, especially concerning the lucky number "3", and he believes that number can protect him from the minions of the law....and Batman himself!

Show/hide 25. [Cover - Detective Comics #147]; Tiger Shark (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tiger Shark [Dr. Gaige]

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 26. Tiger Shark (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Robert "Alps" Evans; "Jet" Fuller; Tiger Shark [Dr. Gaige] (first appearance; villain)

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

A new villain decides to create a criminal empire underwater, so the Dynamic Duo create their own weapon of offense: the Sub-Batmarine!

Show/hide 27. [Cover - Detective Comics #148]; The Experiment of Professor Zero (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 28. The Experiment of Professor Zero (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Carlyle; Mr. Gresham; Mr. Parnell; Professor Zero (first appearance; villain); Beefy (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #148 (June 1949)
The Experiment of Professor Zero
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #14 ([July 1951?])
The Experiment of Professor Zero!
 
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #182 (August 1966)
The Experiment of Professor Zero
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #11 ([November 1966?])
The Experiment of Professor Zero

Synopsis

Batman and Robin fall victim, like others, to a mad scientist who has found a way to reduce humans to pigmy size!

Show/hide 29. [Cover - Detective Comics #149]; The Sound-Effect Crimes (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 30. The Sound-Effect Crimes (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joker (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

The sound effects from a radio drama spur the Joker to institute a new crime idea: that of using sound to create panic among the city's populace in order to make easy scores.

Show/hide 31. Cover - Detective Comics #150 (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 32. The Ghost of Gotham City (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Judge Whipple; D.A. Robert J. Pierce; Dr. Paul Visio [as Rifle Rafferty] (first appearance; villain)

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

A clever doctor uses a phony "ghost" of executed mobster Rifle Rafferty and a group of stool pigeons within Gotham City's mobs in order to convince the Police and the Dynamic Duo that Rafferty has come back from the dead to exact revenge.

Show/hide 33. Cover - Detective Comics #151 (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 34. I.O.U. My Life (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Peter Chaney; Mr. Jenkins (death); Homer Davis [also as Mr. Jenkins] (villain); Ben Kole (villain); Lazy Larry Gang (villains)

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

Ben Kole, a supposed student of Egyptology, has the weird hobby of saving people's lives, then demanding that they sign an "I.O.U. My Life" form in order to later blackmail those he saved.

Show/hide 35. Cover - Detective Comics #152 (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 36. The Goblin of Gotham City (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Vicki Vale; Joe Baily; Edwin Cole; The Goblin [Martin Tate] (villain); Joker (villain; cameo); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain; cameo); Catwoman (villain; cameo)

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Synopsis

Vicki gets the chance to do a great story on "Three dead men who live today because of the Batman," but a new Jekyll & Hyde criminal almost destroys the good this story will do.

Notes

The Archive credits Lew Sayre Schwartz as penciler for the story, but Mr. Schwartz confirmed to Craig Delich that Bob Kane was the penciler, not Mr. Schwartz. Verified by Craig Delich via e-mail on 4/29/08.

Show/hide 37. [Cover - Detective Comics #153]; The Flying Batman (Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #153 (November 1949)
The Flying Batman!
Show/hide 38. The Flying Batman (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Prof. Carl Wilde; Slits Danton (villain)

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #153 (November 1949)
The Flying Batman!
Also printed
Australia
The All Favourites Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 ([July 1957?])
The Flying Batman

Synopsis

The Batman takes to the air, like his namesake, on the trail of Slits Danton, all thanks to the creation of special "bat wings" created by a scientist... or so the Caped Crusader thinks!

Show/hide 39. Cover - Detective Comics #154 (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #154 (December 1949)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #5 ([October 1950?])
Untitled
Show/hide 40. Underground Railroad of Crime (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mary Holmes; Jim Millan

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #154 (December 1949)
Underground Railroad of Crime!

Synopsis

Batman goes undercover in the State Prison as Jim Millan, hoping to discover how prisoners who have escaped from that institution seem to disappear forever.

Notes

The Archive credits Lew Sayre Schwartz as penciler for the story, but Mr. Schwartz confirmed to Craig Delich that Bob Kane was the penciler, not Mr. Schwartz. Verified by Craig Delich via e-mail on 4/29/08.

Show/hide 41. Biographies Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Biography

Credits

Author
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Biographies for Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jim Mooney, Win Mortimer, Charles Paris, Lew Sayre Schwartz & Dick Sprang. Some biographical material provided by Craig Delich and Dr. Jerry Bails.

Show/hide 42. Cover reprints (Batman and Robin) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Scarface Carson; Riddler; Joker

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang
Win Mortimer
Colours
Jamison (color reconstruction)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #153 (November 1949)
The Flying Batman!

Notes

Back cover


Notes

Black-and-white reconstruction by Rick Keene.

Series design by Alex Jay/Studio J.

Publication design by Robbie Biederman.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37719

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