Batman: The Dark Knight Archives #4

DC Comics

United States

Published
July 2003
Page count
232
Cover price
$49.95/$82.95 CND
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/273068

Credits

Editing
Dale Crain (collected editions)

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin

Credits

Art
Jerry Robinson
Colours
Jamison
Editing
Dale Crain (collected editions)

Notes

Collecting BATMAN #13-16 from 1942-1943, featuring the very first appearance of Bruce Wayne's faithful butler Alfred! The Batman and his trusty sidekick Robin once again face off against the Joker, Catwoman, and the Penguin! [per solicitation]; Black and white reconstruction by Rick Keene and GV Graphics; Color reconstruction by Jamison; Art credits assembled by Joe Desris; Writing credits assembled by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris. Reprints Batman #13-16 (1940)

Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Characters
Batman

Credits

Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 2. Foreword Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Credits

Script
Bill Schelly
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 3. Batman #13 (Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin

Credits

Art
Jerry Robinson
Colours
Jamison
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #13 (October-November 1942)
Show/hide 4. The Batman Plays a Lone Hand (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Villain: The Thumb

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
George Roussos
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #13 (October-November 1942)
Show/hide 5. Comedy of Tears (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joe Dimaggio (cameo); Artemus Bigby; Villain: The Joker

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
George Roussos
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #13 (October-November 1942)
Show/hide 6. The Story of the Seventeen Stones (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Villain: Rocky Grimes and his mob

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
Betty Bentley
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #13 (October-November 1942)
Show/hide 7. Destination Unknown (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Villains: Trigger Turk; Biff Bolton

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
George Roussos
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #13 (October-November 1942)
Show/hide 8. Batman #14 (Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Penguin

Credits

Art
Jerry Robinson
Colours
Jamison
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #14 (December 1942-January 1943)
Show/hide 9. The Case Batman Failed To Solve (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dana Drye; Ezra Plunkett; Dr. Tsu; Grace Seers; Sir John Bart

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Art
Jerry Robinson
Colours
Jamison
Letters
George Roussos
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #14 (December 1942-January 1943)
Show/hide 10. Prescription For Happiness (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Doc Chalmers; Villain: Pills Mattson

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
George Roussos
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #14 (December 1942-January 1943)
Show/hide 11. Swastika Over the White House (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. McCoy; Villains: Count Felix (first appearance); Fred Hopper [Fritz Hoffner]

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
Betty Bentley
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #14 (December 1942-January 1943)
Show/hide 12. Bargains In Banditry (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; Bad News Brewster]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Villains: Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Hairless Harry Hix; Torchy Blaize; Glitter Gleason

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
Betty Bentley
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #14 (December 1942-January 1943)
Show/hide 13. Batman #15 (Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin

Credits

Art
Jack Burnley
Colours
Jamison
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #15 (February-March 1943)
Show/hide 14. Your Face Is Your Fortune (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; Villain: Catwoman [Selina Kyle; uses Elva Barr alias]

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
George Roussos
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #15 (February-March 1943)
Show/hide 15. The Boy Who Wanted To Be Robin (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bobby Deen; Villain: Knuckles Conger

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
Betty Bentley
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #15 (February-March 1943)
Show/hide 16. The Two Futures (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Rainier; Professor Proe; Professor Con

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
Betty Bentley
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #15 (February-March 1943)
Show/hide 17. The Loneliest Men In the World (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Tom Wick; Link Chesney; Santa Claus; Villain: Dirk Dagner

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
George Roussos
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #15 (February-March 1943)

Notes

Christmas story

Show/hide 18. Batman #16 (Batman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin

Credits

Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos
Colours
Jamison
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #16 (April-May 1943)
Show/hide 19. The Joker Reforms (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jeb Johnson; Villains: The Joker; Kite; Nitro; Sparky

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
George Roussos
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #16 (April-May 1943)
Show/hide 20. The Grade A Crimes! (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Villain: John Winthrop

Credits

Script
Ruth Lyons Kaufman [as Bunny Lyons]
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
Betty Bentley?
Ira Schnapp?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #16 (April-May 1943)
The Grade A Crimes!
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #260 (January-February 1975)
The Grade A Crimes!
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
The Grade A Crimes
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #16 (April-May 1943)
Show/hide 21. The Adventure of the Branded Tree (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Villain: Bull Beeton

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
Betty Bentley
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #16 (April-May 1943)
Show/hide 22. Here Comes Alfred (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Beagle (last name revealed in DETECTIVE COMICS #96; first appearance); Villain: Manuel Stiletti (first appearance)

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colours
Jamison
Letters
George Roussos
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #16 (April-May 1943)
Show/hide 23. Biographies Biography (nonfictional), 4 pages

Credits

Script
Joe Desris
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Creator biographies for Jack Burnley, Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Ruth Kaufman, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos and Jack Schiff. Biographical material researched and written by Joe Desris.

Show/hide 24. Untitled (Batman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Penguin

Credits

Art
Jerry Robinson (#13, 14, 16)
Jack Burnley (#15)
Colours
Jamison
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #13
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #14
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #15
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #16

Notes

Reprints covers for Batman #13-16 (1940).


Notes

Collecting BATMAN #13-16 from 1942-1943, featuring the very first appearance of Bruce Wayne's faithful butler Alfred! The Batman and his trusty sidekick Robin once again face off against the Joker, Catwoman, and the Penguin! [per solicitation]; Black and white reconstruction by Rick Keene and GV Graphics; Color reconstruction by Jamison; Art credits assembled by Joe Desris; Writing credits assembled by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris. Reprints Batman #13-16 (1940)

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 44306

Cover added

  • 02/04/2010

Index completed

  • 02/04/2010