Batman: The Black Casebook

United States

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)

Issue contents Hide all

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

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
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
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

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

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #89 (July-August 1957)
The Club of Heroes
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #88 ([October 1957?])
The Club of Heroes
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #179 (October-November 1968)
The Club of Heroes
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
The Club of Heroes
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([October] 2007)
The Club of Heroes

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
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
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

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #134 (September 1960)
The Rainbow Creature
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #55 ([December 1960])
The Rainbow Creature
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

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
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

Index completed

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