DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals #1

DC Comics

United States

Published
April 2009
Page count
272
Cover price
39.99 USD; 45.99 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
ISBN
978-1-4012-2192-8
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/611913

Credits

Editing
Scott Nybakken (collection editor)
Jack Schiff (original editor)

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin

Credits

Script
None
Art
Rodney Ramos
Colours
Allen Passalaqua
Letters
None
Editing
None
Show/hide 1. Contents Table of contents, 3 pages

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Script
None
Art
None
Colours
None
Letters
Typeset
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None
Show/hide 2. A Word From the Publisher Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

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Script
Paul Levitz
Art
None
Colours
None
Letters
Typeset
Editing
None
Show/hide 3. Introduction Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 5 pages

Credits

Script
Michael Uslan
Letters
Typeset
Editing
None

Notes

Contains 2 sets of panels showing differences between the original stories and the reprints in the Annuals.

Show/hide 4. Batman Annual #1: 1,001 Secrets of Batman and Robin (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Curt Swan
Sheldon Moldoff
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Letters
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman Annual (DC, 1961 Series) #1
Show/hide 5. How to Be the Batman (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; James Gordon; Doctor Sampson

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #190 (December 1952)
How to Be the Batman!
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #44 ([January 1954])
How to Be the Batman!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #1 ([June 1962?])
How to be the Batman
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #190
Show/hide 6. The Strange Costumes of Batman! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; James Gordon; Doctor Robert Darcy

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
None

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From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #165
Show/hide 7. Untold Tales of the Batsignal! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
None

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From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #164
Show/hide 8. Secrets of Batman's Utility Belt Illustration, 1 page

Credits

Editing
None

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From GCD
from Batman Annual (DC, 1961 Series) #1
Show/hide 9. The Origin of the Bat-Cave! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 10. Batman's Electronic Crime-File! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
None

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From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #229

Notes

Original story title is "The 10,000 Secrets of Batman!".

Show/hide 11. The Thrilling Escapes of Batman and Robin (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #221 (July 1955)
The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #65 ([October 1955?])
The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #1 ([June 1962?])
Thrilling Escapes of Batman and Robin
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #221

Notes

Original story title is "The Thousand-and-One Escapes of Batman and Robin!".

Show/hide 12. The Amazing Inventions of Batman (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 13. Batman Annual #2: Batman and Robin in Their Most Thrilling Roles! (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Dick Sprang
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Win Mortimer
Inks
Charles Paris
Stan Kaye
Letters
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman Annual (DC, 1961 Series) #2
Show/hide 14. The Underseas Batman (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 Series) #86

Notes

Original story title is "The Voyage of the First Batmarine!".

Show/hide 15. The Lord of Batmanor (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 16. Batman -- Indian Chief! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 9.67 pages
Show/hide 17. The Jungle Batman! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; James Gordon; Sinister 8 [Frenchy Le Doix; Singh Dan; Baron Hengler; Ling Chee; Luigi Verona; Aldo Toledano; Liverpool Kid; Sumatra Joe]

Credits

Script
David Vern Reed
Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #72 (August-September 1952)
The Jungle Batman!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #33 ([February 1953?])
The Jungle Batman
 
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #33 ([February 1953])
The Jungle Batman
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #2 ([Winter] 1961)
The Jungle Batman!
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #2 ([December 1962?])
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #2 ([December 1962?])
The Jungle Batman
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #49 ([May 1969?])
The Jungle Batman
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 Series) #72
Show/hide 18. 1962 Batman and Robin Calendar Illustration, 2 pages

Credits

Script
None
Editing
None

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From GCD
from Batman Annual (DC, 1961 Series) #2
Show/hide 19. When Batman Was Robin (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #226 (December 1955)
When Batman Was Robin
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #80 ([January 1957])
When Batman Was Robin!
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #80 ([January 1957])
When Batman Was Robin
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #2 ([Winter] 1961)
When Batman Was Robin
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #2 ([December 1962?])
When Batman was Robin
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #226
Show/hide 20. Batman the Magician! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 21. Batman -- The Superman of Planet X! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 22. Greetings From the Bat Family (Batman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Bat-Mite; Alfred Pennyworth; James Gordon; Bat-Hound [Ace]

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman Annual (DC, 1961 Series) #2
Show/hide 23. Batman Annual #3: Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes! (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Gorilla Boss; Joker; Two-Face; Human Firefly/ Mad Hatter; Mirror Man

Credits

Script
None
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman Annual (DC, 1961 Series) #3
Show/hide 24. The Mad Hatter of Gothan City (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
None

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From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #230
Show/hide 25. The Human Firefly! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 26. The Mental Giant of Gotham City! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 27. The Joker's Aces! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
David Vern Reed
Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #59 (July-August 1952)
The Joker's Aces
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #40 ([September 1953])
The Joker's Aces
 
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #40 ([September 1953?])
The Joker's Aces
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The Joker's Aces
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #3 ([June 1963?])
The Joker's Aces
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 Series) #59
Show/hide 28. The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
David Vern Reed
Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
None

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #75 (February-March 1953)
The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City!
Printed in
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #39 (August 1953)
The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Batman (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #39 ([August 1953?])
The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #36 ([April 1977?])
The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 Series) #75
Show/hide 29. The New Crimes of Two-Face (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Paul Sloane]

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #68 (December 1951-January 1952)
The New Crimes of Two-Face!
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #24 ([May 1952])
The New Crimes of Two-Face
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The New Crimes of Two-Face
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #3 ([June 1963?])
The New Crimes of Two-Face
 
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
The New Crimes of Two-Face!
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 Series) #68
Show/hide 30. The Mysterious Mirror-Man! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mirror-Man [Floyd Ventris]

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #213 (November 1954)
The Mysterious Mirror-Man!
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #29 ([October 1958?])
The Mysterious Mirror-Man
 
United States
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3 (Summer 1962)
The Mysterious Mirror Man
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #3 ([June 1963?])
The Mysterious Mirror Man
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #213
Show/hide 31. A Collector's Item... (Batman and Robin) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Two-Face; Mirror-Man; Firefly; Barney Barrows

Credits

Script
None
Art
Win Mortimer
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 Series) #68
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #213
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #184
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 Series) #217

Notes

Four 1/4 sized covers.

Show/hide 32. Afterword Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Credits

Script
Richard Bruning
Art
None
Colours
None
Letters
Typeset
Editing
None
Show/hide 33. Biographies Text article, 4 pages

Credits

Author
Art
None
Colours
None
Letters
Typeset
Editing
None

Notes

Biographies for Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton, France E. "Eddie" Herron, Stan Kaye, Sheldon Moldoff, James Winslow "Win" Mortimer, Charles Paris, David Vern Reed, Lew Sayre Schwartz, Dick Sprang, and Curt Swan.


Notes

None; Color reconstruction by Digikore and Digital Chameleon.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 69405

Index completed

  • 20/11/2011

Last updated

  • 20/11/2011