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Batman (1940) comic books 1969

  • Issue #208
    Batman (1940) 208
    Published Jan 1969 by DC.
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom.
    • 1 3/4" spine split from bottom.
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    DC 80-Page Giant G-55. Mostly reprint issue featuring the women in Batman's life with new bridging materials written for this issue with a script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Gil Kane, and inks by Jack Abel (10 pages). Clayface and Catwoman in "The Women in Batman's Life!" Catwoman reprint, "The Secret Life of the Catwoman!" (from Batman 62 in 1951). Vicki Vale, girl reporter in "Vicki Vale's Secret!" (from Batman 73 in 1952). Reprint of "The Dilemma of the Detective's Daughter!" (from Batman 165 in 1964). Kathy Kane (Batwoman) in a reprint of "The Menace of the Firefly!" (from Batman 126 in 1959). Also appearing in this issue: Eclipso, Queen Bee and Poison Ivy. Excerpts are included from "The Crimes of the Catwoman" (Detective 203 in 1954), "The Batwoman" (Detective 233 in 1956), "The Problem of the Proxy Paintings" (Batman 194 in 1967), "Batman Vs. Eclipso" (Brave and the Bold 64 in 1966), "Beware of Poison Ivy" (Batman 181 in 1966), "A Touch of Pooison Ivy" (Batman 183 in 1966), and "The Million-Dollar Debut of Batgirl" (Detective 359 in 1967). 84 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #209
    Batman (1940) 209
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1969 by DC.
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • Oxidation.
    • Staple rust with migration
    • Hole punch near spine.

    Cover art by Irv Novick. "Jungle Jeopardy," script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Joe Giella; The gang lords of Gotham hire Mr. Esper, alias "Brainwash", to defeat Batman and Robi; They lure the two heroes to a bank robbery in order to implant a subliminal device beneath the Batmobile; Esper forces the Dynamic Duo to return to the Batcave, where they are induced to see it as transformed into an African jungle with wild animals. Letter to the editor from comics historian Peter Sanderson Jr. One-page "Fact File" covers the Golden Age Green Lantern. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #210
    Batman (1940) 210
    Published Mar 1969 by DC.
    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover by Neal Adams. "The Case of the Purr-loined Pearl!", script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Joe Giella; After being released from jail, Catwoman begins a a weight-reducing salon as Selina Kyle; She offers crash-reducing courses to eight women released from the Women's House of Detention; Catwoman defeats them in combat and gives them Catwoman costumes; That night Batman and Robin catch Catwoman's crooks driving the Catmobile and stealing a valuable pearl. Letter to the editor from comic writer Mark evanier. Statement of ownership--average print run 941,000; average paid circulation 533,450. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #211
    Batman (1940) 211
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1969 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Water damage.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1/2" spine split.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Oxidation. Foxing.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Piece missing from back cover.
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    Cover pencils by Irv Novick. "Batman's Big Blow-Off!", script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Joe Giella; An underground newspaper prints the faces of four men beside Batman's face, and asserts one of them is Batman and that they will reveal his true identity in the next issue; Scribe, the writer of the article, assures his chief that even though he does not know who Batman really is, Batman will have to unmask to save the rest (including underworld kingpin Spooks Manson) from becoming gangland targets; Batman throws them a curve by going on television and unmasking, revealing himself as reclusive billionaire Howard Hayes; He does so with Hayes's permission, and the newspaper goes out of business. One-page text feature, "Fact File # 7: Detective Comics # 27." Letter to the editor from Irene Vartanoff. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #212
    Batman (1940) 212
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1969 by DC.
    • Cover oxidation.
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Oxidation.
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    Cover pencils by Irv Novick. "Baffling Deaths of the Crime-Czar!", script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Joe Giella; The aging Mr. Big of the Gotham underworld, Li'l Studs, is being given a "welcome home" banquet by gangsters following a stay in the hospital; Quirk, one of Studs's competitors, has hired three hitmen to rub him out: a crack pistol shot named the Silencer, a poison-dart hurler called the Dart, and Big Jolt, a specialist in electrocution; Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson are posing as waiters to avert such a hit-attempt, and thus stave off a gang-war amongst the other mob chiefs for Studs's place; Studs indeed dies, but none of the mobsters can agree as to how he was killed, since all three of the assassins struck at the same time; With help from Dr. Jennings, a doctor who treated Li'l Studs, Batman and Robin discover the truth: Studs died of a heart attack before any of the assassins could kill him. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #213
    Batman (1940) 213
    Published Aug 1969 by DC.
    • 1" Spine split from bottom.
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    DC Giant G-61; 30th anniversary issue. "The Origin of Robin" (new story; script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito) "Here Comes Alfred," the original origin of Alfred, from Batman no. 16 (April-May, 1943). "The Game of Death," from Star Spangled Comics no. 127 (April, 1952). "The Man Behind the Red Hood," one of the most important stories in the Batman mythos, from Detective no. 186 (February,1951). "The Challenge of Clay-Face," the origin of the second Clay-face, from Detective no. 298 (December, 1961). 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #214
    Batman (1940) 214
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1969 by DC.
    • 3/4" Spine split from top of comic. Chew.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0958507012

    First 15-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Irv Novick. "Batman's Marriage Trap!" Script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Joe Giella; While Batman is otherwise occupied with his involvement in a beauty televised beauty pageant where the winner gets a night on the town with Batman, the criminal known as Strack and his thugs rob different locations in the city; The next day when he realizes that he can use Batman's eligible bachelor status against him he gets his girlfriend, Cleo to back a campaign called "Women To End BATchelorhood" (W.E.B.) who would target Batman with a series of protests for single men to get married, Batman in particular; As the movement begins to gain popularity among single women, Barbara Gordon gets suspicious of the group and joins it in her Batgirl identity; As the women follow Batman all over the city, Cleo would arrive at just the right time to throw off the women and boast about how weak men are; This lack of interest in Batman makes Batman fall for Cleo, all the while Strack and his goons manage to pull off various heists. Letter to the editor from comics historian Peter Sanderson Jr. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #215
    Batman (1940) 215
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1969 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Oxidation.
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    Cover pencils by Irv Novick. "Call Me Master!", script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; Batman and Robin try to stop three apparent robberies during the same night, only to find that each of the "victims" insists that a legitimate operation is going on, such as transferal of goods from a warehouse; However, all three "victims" are members of the Civic Conscience Council, as is Bruce Wayne; Bruce discovers that all the members of the Council, besides himself, have been hit by mysterious thefts, and the three "legitimate" operations last night prove to be illegitimate; Bruce soon receives orders himself from a mysterious phone caller, is compelled to open a drug storeroom at Wayne Foundation for thieves to enter and, after Robin subdues the crooks, learns that even Robin can give him a command to hit him on the chin and he must obey it; Batman and Robin notice that Myron Mycroft, the mastermind and a member of the Council, soon learns that Batman is subject to his commands; He gives Batman a phone-command to blow up Wayne Manor as a test, and witnesses Batman push down a plunger-activator after a fierce internal struggle. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #216
    Batman (1940) 216
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1969 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($15.60) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Pacific Coast.
    • Label #1157443001

    Cover pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano. Alfred given a new last name, Pennyworth, in "Angel--Or Devil?", script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; Batman stops a member of Ye Olde Avon Players from striking a girl at the back door of the Gotham Theatre, but for some reason, the girl grabs Batman's hand and enables the assailant to stun him; When he recovers, he has lost his quarry in the players' backstage; Resuming his usual patrol, he spots the girl hitchhiking and gives her a lift to her destination: Wayne Manor; The girl turns out to be Dahne Pennyworth, daughter of Wilfred Pennyworth, Alfred's brother, and, like Wilfred, a thespian with the Players; She explains that the man who tried to strike her was her boyfriend and that it was a misunderstanding. Letter to the editor from comics writer Mark Evanier. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #217
    Batman (1940) 217
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1969 by DC.

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    Cover by Neal Adams. Batman and Robin in book-length story, "One Bullet Too Many!" Script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; Breakup of Batman & Robin team; Dick Grayson goes to college; Bruce and Alfred move from Wayne Manor to the Wayne Foundation. Strange Old Laws non-fiction humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.