Batman: The Black Casebook

DC Comics

United States

Published
[June] 2009
Page count
148?
Cover price
17.99 USD; 21.99 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/645024

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff (original series editor)
Bob Joy (collection editor)

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Show/hide Cover Batman: The Black Casebook (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman

Credits

Pencils
Brainchild Studios
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 1. Batman: The Black Casebook Illustration, 1 page

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
illo from Batman (Marvel, 1940 series) #112

Notes

Title page

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Batman) Credits, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Characters
Batman; Robin

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
typeset

Notes

DC credits, collection credits, indicia

Show/hide 3. Contents Credits, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. Introduction (Batman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Characters
Batman; Robin

Credits

Script
Grant Morrison
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #235
Show/hide 5. A Partner for Batman (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Wingman (introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #65 (June-July 1951)
Show/hide 6. Batman -- Indian Chief! (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 7. The Batmen of All Nations (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 8. The First Batman (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Commissioner Gordon; Joe Chill (death); Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Lew Moxon (introduction, death)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Stan Kaye

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
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #4 (Winter 1963)
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?])
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
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 9. The Club of Heroes (Batman; Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman [also as Lightning Man]; Robin; Club of Heroes [Knight; Squire; Musketeer; Gaucho; Legionary]; John Mayhew (introduction); Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #89 (July-August 1957)

Synopsis

John Mayhew brings the Club of Heroes together and will give them a headquarters, but they must select a chairman for the club. The Heroes decide that the hero who performs the most good deeds will become chairman.

Show/hide 10. The Man Who Ended Batman's Career (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [also as Starman]; Robin; Professor Milo (introduction); Commissioner Gordon

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
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
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #4 (Winter 1963)
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
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

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

Show/hide 11. Am I Really Batman? (Batman) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 12. Batman -- the Superman of Planet X (Batman) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 13. Batman Meets Bat-Mite (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Bat-Mite (introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1940 series) #267 (May 1959)
Show/hide 14. The Rainbow Creature (Batman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Rainbow Creature; Diaz

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Stan Starkman

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #134 (September 1960)
The Rainbow Creature
Printed in
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Color Comics, 1960 series) #55 ([December 1960?])
The Rainbow Creature
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #134 (September 1960)
Show/hide 15. Robin Dies at Dawn (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Doctor Simon Hurt (introduction); Alfred Pennyworth; Ace the Bat-Hound; Gorilla Gang (introduction); Commissioner Gordon

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Stan Starkman

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #156 (June 1963)

Synopsis

Batman undergoes a test simulation for a situation that astronauts may one day face alone in outer space, and during that simulation he sees Robin dies. After the test is over, Batman faces the terrible side-effects of his simulation, believing that Robin will actually die, and it so complicates his fight against crime, he decides to retire!

Show/hide 16. The Batman Creature (Batman) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Batwoman; Eric Barroc (introduction)

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #162 (March 1964)
Show/hide 17. Untitled Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover presentation with a quote by Grant Morrison


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 56430

Cover added

  • 02/12/2010

Index completed

  • 29/09/2011

Last updated

  • 29/09/2011