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  • Issue #1
    Batman (1940) Annual 1
    Published 1961 by DC.
    • 1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • 1.5 inch spine split from top of comic.
    • 4" cumulative spine split.
    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • 3 1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • Front cover detached from squarebound and stapled in place.
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    • 1" cumulative spine split.

    All reprints. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff, and Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. "How to Be the Batman!", pencils by Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Batman loses his memory after being exposed to amnesia gas, when the antidote fails, Robin must teach the Cowled Crimefighter all that he has forgotten; Origin retold. "The Strange Costumes of Batman!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; A look at some of the specialized costumes that Batman has utilized over his career, including one garment that he had hoped never to use. "Untold Tales of the Bat-Signal!", script by David Vern, pencils by Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Reporter Dave Purdy saves Batman by dazzling an approaching murderer with the Bat Signal; The Masked Manhunter is happy to let Purdy have the credit. Secrets of Batman's Utility Belt; Famed Batarang. "The Origin of the Bat-Cave!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Professor Nicholls sends the Dynamic Duo back in time 300 years, there they meet Jeremy Coe, a frontiersman spy who doubles as a Red Indian. "Batman's Electronic Crime-File!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The microfilm from Batman's crime file is stolen from the Bat-Cave. "Thrilling Escapes of Batman and Robin!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Villainous Paul King captures Batman and Robin, he then sets about devising an inescapable trap, based on Robin's recollections about their previous ingenious escapes. "The Amazing Inventions of Batman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Batman gets word that one of his inventions is to be used against him, he and Robin must then examine their many crime fighting innovations for clues. Superman ad. Secret Origins ad. Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder ad. 84 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Batman (1940) Annual 2
    Published 1961 by DC.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch (pen). 1.75" Cumulative spine split. Staples added (not manufacturing).

    All reprints. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff, and Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. "The Undersea Batman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Batman risks death from the "bends" if he does not regulate his decrompression rate after an underwater mission; "Slant" Stacy takes advantage of the situation. "The Lord of Batmanor!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Scottish Laird of Batmanor, Angus McLaughlie, bequeaths his castle to Batman in the hope that the famed detective will solve a 400 years old mystery involving the King's gold. "Batman--Indian Chief!", script by Ed (France) Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Out over the mountains, the Dynamic Duo spot a smoke signal in the shape of a bat; Upon further investigation they meet Sioux Indians, Great Eagle and his son Little Eagle. "The Jungle Batman!", script by David Vern, pencils by Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin are assigned to escort a group of criminals, the Sinister 8, to Satan Island prison. 1962 Batman and Robin Calendar. "When Batman Was Robin," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; When Bruce Wayne receives a package from Master Detective Harvey Harris, he realises that mistakes made in his past could reveal his secret identity in the present. "Batman the Magician!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When Merko the Great, a stage magician, is abducted during the interval of a charity show, Batman assumes his identity and improvises ways to perform his act. "Batman -- the Superman of Planet X!", script by Ed (France) Herron, pencils by Dick Sprang. Pinup of the Batman Family on back cover. 84 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
    Batman (1940) Annual 3
    Published Jun 1962 by DC.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Staple rust.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • 2" Spine split from top of comic.
    • 2" Spine split from base of comic.
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    All reprints, with the topic being "Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes!" "The Mad Hatter of Gotham City," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Mad Hatter has a superb collection of stolen hats, but with Batman's cowl missing it is incomplete. "The Human Firefly," script by Ed (France) Herron, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; When theatrical lighting director Garfield Lynns is prevented from staging his first robbery, he makes his escape thanks to the light given off by a firefly; Inspired, he assumes the identity of the costumed criminal, Firefly. "The Mental Giant of Gotham City," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; A freak accident gives police janitor Barney Barrow a super advanced brain, he then blackmails the Dynamic Duo into aiding him with his ever more dangerous methods of crime fighting. "The Joker's Aces," script by David Vern, pencils by Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; The Clown Prince of Crime recruits some new members for his gang, all of whom are perfectly suited for specific felonies. "The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City," script by David Vern, pencils by Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Executed criminal George 'Boss' Dyke's brain is transplanted into a gorilla's head. "The New Crimes of Two-Face," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Actor Paul Sloane is disfigured in an accident, this unhinges his mind and causes him to turn to crime as the second Two-Face. "The Mysterious Mirror Man," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Ventris, a convict, escapes jail with the help of a broken mirror; He adopts the identity of the Mirror Man and sets out to uncover Batman's secret identity by using his X-Ray Mirror. 84 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Batman (1940) Annual 4
    Published 1963 by DC.
    • 0.25" spine split from bottom.
    • 2" spine split from top.

    Winter 1962-1963. All reprints. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, Win Mortimer, and Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye and Sheldon Moldoff. "The First Batman," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane); 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. "Am I Really Batman?", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Batman wakes from a sound sleep to find himself in a mental ward, not realizing that a Professor Milo had given him a dose of amnesia gas that dulls the will to live. "The Batwoman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Bruce Wayne is pleased that a newcomer, Kathy Kane, has taken such a liking to the Batman; However, when a mysterious new crimefighter appears on the scene, usurping much of Batman's glory, the Dynamic Duo steps in to halt her career before she gets seriously hurt. "The Vanished Batman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Gotham City is shocked to see Robin drive up to Police HQ one day in a Robinmobile, and refuses to comment on the disappearance of his long-time partner in crime-fighting. "The Phantom of the Batcave," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Batman is puzzled when a trophy of a case he just completed disappears and is replaced by another item....right in the confines of the Bat-Cave. "Batman's College Days," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Bruce Wayne has been invited on a 3-day reunion cruise with some of his old college athletic team chums. The "Marriage of Batman and Batwoman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Ray Burnley. "The Man Who Ended Batman's Career," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris. 84 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #5
    Batman (1940) Annual 5
    Published Sep 1963 by DC.
    • 3 1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • 1 1/2 " Spine split from top.
    • 2 1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • 4.5" cumulative spine split.

    Summer 1963. All reprints. Cover pencils by Sheldon Moldoff and Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris and Stan Kaye. "The Power that Doomed Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Batman takes up a plane on an experimental flight, and, after crossing through the tail of a comet, finds himself glowing strangely and endowed with super powers. "The Merman Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; While chasing down a wanted criminal, Batman is struck by lightning and falls into the harbor. "Rip Van Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Looking for criminal Al Hackett, Batman enters a greenhouse; After succumbing to the strange floral vapors, he passes out; On awakening, he finds himself in the future. "The Zebra Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; An insideous criminal discovers a way to charge his body like a magnet to commit crimes, but Batman, in trying to stop him, accidently becomes charged as well. "The Grown-Up Boy Wonder," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Stan Kaye; While examining a lead-lined box Superman had brought back from outer space, Dick accidently touches a release, emitting a gas that causes him to grow bodily into manhood, thus forcing him to give up his Robin persona and to adopt a different crime fighting ID--The Owlman. "The Bewitched Batman," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Curt Swan. "The Phantom Batman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. "The Giant Batman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. 84 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
    Batman (1940) Annual 6
    Published 1964 by DC.
    • 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Winter 1963-64. All reprints. "Murder at Mystery Castle," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When James Barham is murdered in his medieval castle there are four suspects, in order for Batman to solve this crime, he must use every ounce of his deductive ability. "The Gotham City Safari," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin are made honorary members of the Safari Club by millionaire Alec Judson. "Mystery of the Sky Museum!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Acting on a tip off, the Dynamic Duo visit the Sky Museum to investigate. "The Mystery of the Four Batmen!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; A "Batman" is known to be smuggling stolen goods into the country. "The Creature from the Green Lagoon," script by David Wood, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Film producer Cory Blaine is shooting a movie on isolated Skull Island; The legendary monster the Locto appears. "The Map of Mystery!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Archaeologist Guy Hawtree sets off for Peru to study an ancient Incan monument, as he distrusts everyone, he leaves the location hidden on one of his maps. "The Danger Club," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris. "Doom in Dinosaur Hall!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Head of the Mechanical Museum of Natural History, Professor Hale, is found murdered. 84 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    Batman (1940) Annual 7
    Published Sep 1964 by DC.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • 3" Spine split from bottom.

    Summer 1964. All reprints, featuring four origin stories. Cover pencils by Sheldon Moldoff and Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff and Stan Kaye. "Batman Meets Bat-Mite," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Bat-Mite, an elf-like being from another dimension appears in the Bat-Cave, he sets about "helping" Batman and Robin with his magical powers. "The Secret Life of Bat-Hound," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; When Batman and Robin are trapped by Mr. Midas in a collapsed mine, Bat-Hound alerts Batwoman and the foursome tackle the Midas Mob. "Bat-Girl," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Betty Kane deduces that her Aunt Kathy is secretly Batwoman and assumes the identity of Bat-Girl. "The Dynamic Trio," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; The Dynamic Duo become the Dynamic Trio when they team up with Mysteryman, but Vicki Vale is determined to uncover the newcomer's real identity. "The Secret of Batman's Butler," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; A mistake by Alfred when he first became the Wayne butler causes him to consider resigning his position years later. "The New Team of Superman and Robin," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "Batwoman's Publicity Agent," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Sheldon Moldoff; Bat-Mite returns and teams up with Batwoman but he has not legislated for falling in love with her. "The Second Batman and Robin," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghost for Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris. 84 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Batman (1940) Annual 8
    Published 1982 by DC.

    "The Messiah of the Crimson Sun." Story by Mike W Barr. Art and cover by Trevor Von Eeden. In a small rural town, the rising of the sun means death for all of its inhabitants as the sunlight literally burns them alive. Now, the Messiah of the Crimson Sun has decreed that the same thing will happen to Gotham City with the next dawn. It is a true race against the sun for Batman to prevent this catastrophe. 48 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #8DF.SIGNED
    Batman (1940) Annual 8DF.SIGNED
    Published 1982 by DC.

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    Dynamic Forces Vintage Autographed Comics. Inc. with certificate of authenticity. Signed and numbered by Mike Barr and limited to 1,000 copies. 1982. New stories begin. "The Messiah of the Crimson Sun." Script by Mike Barr, art and cover by Trevor Von Eeden. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #9
    Batman (1940) Annual 9
    Published 1985 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan (layouts), painted by John Totleben. "First Face: The Child Childhood's End", script by Mike Barr, art by Jerry Ordway; Batman recalls his painful childhood when the parents of a young boy that Bruce Wayne knows are killed by the getaway car of a botched bank robbery. "Second Face: The Avenger Innocent Blood!", script by Mike Barr, art by Alex Nino; A group of ordinary bank robbers assume the guise of the Black Heart Liberation Army, a counter-revolutionary organization, in order to mislead the police; Batman steps in. "Third Face: The Detective Death by Double Fault!", script by Mike Barr, pencils by Dan Jurgens, inks by Dick Giordano; Bruce Wayne is invited to a dinner party by a friend who he hasn't heard from in 10 years; A mystery ensues. "Fourth Face: The Man Perspectives!", script by Mike Barr, art by Paul Smith; Batman rescues some children from a burning hospital but takes a bullet in the process. 84 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #10
    Batman (1940) Annual 10
    Published 1986 by DC.

    Cover by Denys Cowan and Dick Giordano. "Down to the Bone." Story by Doug Moench. Pencils by Denys Cowan. Inks by Alfredo Alcala. Hugo Strange has tried many things to beat Batman. This time he uses a very novel approach as he utilizes financial and legal means to cause Bruce Waynes world to crumble around him. Will Batman navigate the maze of red tape set up in time to thwart Strange? 48 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #11
    Batman (1940) Annual 11
    Published 1987 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan (layout) and John Byrne, inks by John Byrne. "Mortal Clay," script by Alan Moore, art by George Freeman; Preston Payne, "Clayface," falls in love with a store mannequin named "Helena" who he believes is a real person; He takes up residence in the department store that houses her, hiding all day and coming out only at night to be alone with her; Although they begin very much in love, their relationship takes a turn for the worse when Clayface begins to suspect she is committing infidelities. "Love Bird," script by Max Allan Collins, art by Norm Breyfogle; The Penguin is released from prison and claims to have completely reformed; Batman interferes with the Penguin's love life. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #12
    Batman (1940) Annual 12
    Published 1988 by DC.

    The grounds of a crumbling mansion are the scene for the Batman's hunt for two foes - one a ruthless killer, the other, something that may not even be human. Written by Mike Baron, with art by Ross Andru, Pablo Marcos and Denis Rodier. Plus, a special 'Private Lives' feature spotlighting Jason Todd, by Robert Greenberger and Norm Breyfogle. Cover by Michael Kaluta. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #13
    Batman (1940) Annual 13
    Published 1989 by DC.

    1989. "Faces." Script by Jim Owsley, pencils by Michael Bair, inks by Gray Morrow. "Waiting in the Wings." Script by Kevin Dooley, art by Malcolm Jones III. Who's Who pages: Batman with art by Art Thibert and Dick Sprang; Robin with art by Rick Stasi/Sam DelaRosa; Alfred Pennyworth with art by Joe James/Denis Rodier and Fred Butler; Barbars Gordon with art by Butler and Bove. George Pratt cover. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #14
    Batman (1940) Annual 14
    Published Jun 1990 by DC.

    Cover by Neal Adams. "The Eye of the Beholder," script by Andrew Helfer, pencils by Chris Sprouse, inks by Steve Mitchell; After Batman's first year as a vigilante, Gotham is plagued by a serial killer called the "Senior Slasher"; Batman, Commissioner Gordon, and Harvey Dent agree form an alliance to improve their information-sharing so the justice system can convict the criminals that Batman brings in; During this time, Dents split personality rears its ugly head; During a trial, mob kingpin Vincent Moroni splashes acid on Dents face, leading to the creation of Two-Face. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #15
    Batman (1940) Annual 15

    Painted cover by Scott Hampton. "The Last Batman Story," script by Alan Grant, pencils by Jim Fern, inks by Steve Leialoha; Armageddon 2001 crossover; Waverider looks into a possible timeline for Batman; This one shows him going to prison for the murder of many of his major villains; Did he do it, does he become the Monarch?; Or are there other forces behind the killings? Guest starring the Joker, Catwoman and Robin. Brief Penguin appearance. Cameos by Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and the Flash. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #15REP
    Batman (1940) Annual 15REP
    Published 1991 by DC.

    2nd or 3rd printing. Painted cover by Scott Hampton. "The Last Batman Story," script by Alan Grant, pencils by Jim Fern, inks by Steve Leialoha; Armageddon 2001 crossover; Waverider looks into a possible timeline for Batman; This one shows him going to prison for the murder of many of his major villains; Did he do it, does he become the Monarch?; Or are there other forces behind the killings? Guest starring the Joker, Catwoman and Robin. Brief Penguin appearance. Cameos by Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and the Flash. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #16
    Batman (1940) Annual 16
    Published Aug 1992 by DC.

    ECLIPSO: THE DARKNESS WITHIN Annuals Crossover Event continues. When the Joker falls into possession of a black diamond and becomes 'eclipsed,' Batman is forced to become an Eclipso himself in order to confront his nemesis. Written by Alan Grant and John Wagner, with art by Vince Giarrano. Cover by Sam Kieth. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #17
    Batman (1940) Annual 17
    Tags: Bloodlines (part 14)
    Published Jul 1993 by DC.

    The BLOODLINES Summer Annual crossover continues from Green Lantern (1990 2nd Series) Annual #2. Gotham City's most gung-ho cop falls prey to one of the parasites...and is reborn as Ballistic, this Annual's infusion of New Blood into the DC Universe! But will he join Batman in the battle against the alien menace? Continues in Justice League Europe Annual (1990) #4. Written by Doug Moench, with art by Eduardo Barreto. Cover by Christian Alamy. 68 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #18
    Batman (1940) Annual 18
    Published May 1994 by DC.

    The Elseworlds Annuals, the DC Universe's journey into remote realms of possibility, continue in Renaissance Italy, where Leonardo da Vinci's experiments in creating a flying machine inspire a young apprentice to become an avenging Bat-Man when the artist's model for a very important portrait is kidnapped. Written by Doug Moench, with art by Federico Cueva and Alberto Pez. Cover by Mike Mignola. 68 pages. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #19
    Batman (1940) Annual 19
    Published Jul 1995 by DC.

    Cover by Bret Blevins. "Year One: Scarecrow, Master of fear." Story by Doug Moench. Pencils by Bret Blevins. Inks by Mike Manley. The formative years of the villain know as the Scarecrow are explored in a retelling of Batmans first encounter with the master of fear. 56 pages. Full color. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #20
    Batman (1940) Annual 20
    Published May 1996 by DC.

    Cover by Vincent Giarrano. "Fables of the Bat-Man," script by Doug Moench, art by Vincent Giarrano; In the future, set in a domed city ruled by a government that mind-controls its citizens on an unnamed planet, an old man spins tales for a group of children who are unwittingly being groomed for re-education; The fables revolve around the mythological "Bat-Man," who resided on the once-thriving planet Earth, each story coming with a special moral imparted by the old man to the children as a way of subtly warn them against their own government's sinister plans. The stories he tells include The Mad Jester, Cat-Fem, Split-Face, and The Scarecrow. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #21
    Batman (1940) Annual 21

    Cover by Joel F. Naprstek. "The Screams of the Green Dragon." Story by Doug Moench. Pencils by J H Williams III. Inks by Mick Gray. The Green Dragon wields ancient mystical forces as he tries to take over the gangland action in Gotham City. But why is a beautiful young singer integral to his plans? So much so that Batman must rescue her to foil them. 64 pages. Full color. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #22
    Batman (1940) Annual 22
    Published Sep 1998 by DC.

    Cover by Bernie Wrightson. "Bough Breaks," script by Devin Grayson, pencils by Yvel Guichet, inks by Robert Campanella; Alfred has been acting strangely; Batman and Robin discover that Alfred is gone; Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson investigate and are captured by Catwoman and her gang; They are locked away in a cold room along with Alfred disguised as Batman; Alfred, Bruce and Dick break free, and the real Batman and Robin rush to Wayne Manor, where Catwoman and her gang are stealing. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #23
    Batman (1940) Annual 23
    Tags: JLAPE (part 3)
    Published Sep 1999 by DC.

    WRITTEN BY CHUCK DIXON; ART BY GRAHAM NOLAN AND MARK PENNINGTON; COVER BY ART ADAMS In stores July 14. Nightwing guest-stars in the second chapter of the "JLApe: Gorilla Warfare" Annuals event! When a mysterious new crime boss (secretly one of the Simian Scarlet working for Gorilla Grodd) begins monkeying with the status quo in Blüdhaven, Nightwing and Batman make a deperate effort to uncover his identity. But as they dig deeper into Blüdhaven's underworld, the heroes learn that only they stand between the gang leader and world domination. For more information, see the feature article. FC, 48 PG.$2.95" Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #24
    Batman (1940) Annual 24
    Published Oct 2000 by DC.

    WRITTEN BY JOHN OSTRANDER; ART BY JIM APARO AND SAL BUSCEMA; COVER BY MICHAEL W. KALUTA In stores August 9. An explosive "Planet DC" Annual introduces the English metahuman known as the Boggart! Who or what is the Boggart? Who or what has attacked Alfred while on holiday and left him catatonic? What sinister occurences are going on at Castle Malvern? And what connection do they all have with the plucky English lass Rosemary Fields? These are all answers the Batman must discover as several lives hang in the balance in "Lost Boys". In the backup story, the Boggart solos as Rosemary's studies begin. Will her pet Boggart accept the new school and teachers or will he go "Slightly Beserk"? FC, 48 PG. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #25A
    Batman (1940) Annual 25A
    Published Apr 2006 by DC.

    1ST Printing, BLACK BACKGROUND - Written by Judd Winick Art by Shane Davis & Mark Morales Cover by Jock. The secret behind the return of Jason Todd is revealed! Join writer Judd Winick (BATMAN, THE OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW), artists Shane Davis (BATMAN, ROBIN) & Mark Morales (New Avengers) and cover artist Jock (BATMAN covers, THE LOSERS) for the compelling story behind the Red Hood's origin and mysterious return to Gotham! Find out how the former Robin survived "A Death in the Family" to become one of the Batman's deadliest adversaries. On sale March 8 ? 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #25A.DF.SIGNED
    Batman (1940) Annual 25A.DF.SIGNED
    Published Apr 2006 by DC.

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    Dynamic Forces Signed Edition. Signed by Mark Morales. Limited to 100 copies. Includes numbered Dynamic Forces Certificate of Authenticity. NOTE: Scan is for reference purposes only and may not reflect the actual edition number that will be received. 1ST Printing, BLACK BACKGROUND - Written by Judd Winick Art by Shane Davis & Mark Morales Cover by Jock. The secret behind the return of Jason Todd is revealed! Join writer Judd Winick (BATMAN, THE OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW), artists Shane Davis (BATMAN, ROBIN) & Mark Morales (New Avengers) and cover artist Jock (BATMAN covers, THE LOSERS) for the compelling story behind the Red Hood's origin and mysterious return to Gotham! Find out how the former Robin survived "A Death in the Family" to become one of the Batman's deadliest adversaries. 48 pg, FC Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #25B
    Batman (1940) Annual 25B
    Published Apr 2006 by DC.

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    2ND Printing, WHITE background - Written by Judd Winick. Art by Shane Davis & Mark Morales. Cover by Shane Davis. The secret behind the return of Jason Todd is revealed! Join writer Judd Winick (BATMAN, THE OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW), artists Shane Davis (BATMAN, ROBIN) & Mark Morales (New Avengers) and cover artist Jock (BATMAN covers, THE LOSERS) for the compelling story behind the Red Hood's origin and mysterious return to Gotham! Find out how the former Robin survived "A Death in the Family" to become one of the Batman's deadliest adversaries. On sale March 8 ? 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #26
    Batman (1940) Annual 26

    Written by Peter Milligan Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez Cover by Tim Sale The definitive origin of Ra's al Ghul, Batman's greatest foe, is finally revealed in this annual from writer Peter Milligan (JLA CLASSIFIED, X-Static) and the art team of David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez (CATWOMAN)! A deadly rivalry between two immortals spanning more than 400 years of history causes a chain reaction that not even Batman could have predicted! Learn how the secret past of this legendary villain has a reverberating effect on the future of the Dark Knight. Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #27
    Batman (1940) Annual 27
    Published Dec 2009 by DC.

    The Eighth Deadly Sin: Part 1 of 2 - Written by Fabian Nicieza. Art by J. Calafiore and Mark McKenna. Cover by J. Calafiore. A murdered priest. A desecrated grave marker. A kidnapped child. A secret key. A mystery whose solution could upset the world order. For Batman and Robin to stop the rampage of a zealot named Amon, the Sixth Sinner, they first have to halt a deadlier foe intent on making sure Amon succeeds. To end the killer's mad scheme, Batman faces Azrael, Death's Dark Knight! 'The Eighth Deadly Sin' continues in DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #11 and sets the stage for this month's premiere issue of the AZRAEL ongoing series! 56 pages, full color. Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #28
    Batman (1940) Annual 28

    Story continued from Detective Comics Annual #12. Written by DAVID HINE Art by AGUSTIN PADILLA Cover by STANLEY 'ARTGERM' LAU This year's Batman annuals collide in a 2-part story involving both Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson as Batman! In this second part of the story, when a Batman, Inc. recruitment trip to Paris, France leads to a murder mystery, the heroes deduce that the assassinations are connected to a strange cult leader. But will this religious figure take them one step closer to solving the bizarre murders? Or are The Question, Bruce and Dick getting one step closer to becoming the next victims? Continued from this month's DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #12! On sale DECEMBER 22 ? 56 pg, FC Cover price $4.99.