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First Appearance of the Joker and the Catwoman

The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be!
Bill Finger
Bob Kane (signed)
Bob Kane (signed)
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, death, flashback); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, death, flashback); Joe Chill (villain, un-named)
"The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be!" Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered by a cheap crook, and young Bruce vows to avenge their deaths by warring on all criminals.
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Published April 1940 by DC Tags: First Appearance Joker Catwoman

First Appearance of the Joker and the Catwoman

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Story Title
The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be!
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, death, flashback); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, death, flashback); Joe Chill (villain, un-named)
Storyline
"The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be!" Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered by a cheap crook, and young Bruce vows to avenge their deaths by warring on all criminals.

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Story Title
The Joker
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (see notes)
Story Line
Batman faces a new criminal who succeeds in killing famous men and stealing their prized possessions, leaving them all with "a smile" on their face!

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Story Title
The Giants of Hugo Strange
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
The Batman faces an arch criminal who has invented a serum to create a race of giant monsters, and nearly becomes one of them himself!

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Story Title
The Cat
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Batman and Robin take a trip aboard an exclusive yacht in order to prevent the theft of the Travers necklace at the hands of the Cat!

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Script
Bob Kane [as Ted Raye] (signed)
Pencils
Bob Kane [as Ted Raye] (signed)
Story Line
Uncle Zep takes Ginger to the soda shop for a soda, but ends up drinking way too many himself!

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Story Title
The Joker Returns
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
The Joker escapes from prison to continue his rampage of death and to steal the famed Cleopatra necklace and Fire Ruby.
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Published Summer 1940 by DC
The Joker Meets the Cat-Woman
Bill Finger
Bob Kane (signed)
Bob Kane (signed)
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; E. S. Arthur (wealthy gem collector, death); Johnny (newsboy); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); the Crime Syndicate, Inc. [The Joker; Weasel; Mugface; Circus Charlie (poses as Batman, death); others un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
"The Joker Meets the Cat-Woman" Learning the Joker is hospitalized with wounds, the members of the Crime Syndicate make plans to rescue him to lead their mob again. But the Joker has planned a double-cross and the appearance of the Cat-Woman complicates matters.
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Published Summer 1940 by DC

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Story Title
The Joker Meets the Cat-Woman
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; E. S. Arthur (wealthy gem collector, death); Johnny (newsboy); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); the Crime Syndicate, Inc. [The Joker; Weasel; Mugface; Circus Charlie (poses as Batman, death); others un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Storyline
"The Joker Meets the Cat-Woman" Learning the Joker is hospitalized with wounds, the members of the Crime Syndicate make plans to rescue him to lead their mob again. But the Joker has planned a double-cross and the appearance of the Cat-Woman complicates matters.

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?
Pencils
Stan Aschmeier ?
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Wolf, the Crime Master
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
By an unfortunate accident, Adam Lamb becomes a psychological Jekyll and Hyde at midnight each evening, only to revert to his mild-mannered self during the day.

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The Case of the Clubfoot Murders
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
The contents of a strange will leave each of the heirs with strange tokens with inscriptions on them, not realizing that, if they are all united, the tokens will reveal the location of a gold mine.

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Script
?
Pencils
Hal Sherman
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The Case of the Missing Link
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Professor Drake brings back from Africa a "missing link" whom, he intends to civilize, for the benefit of all civilization. But he learns, as do the Caped Crusaders, that sometimes men act more like beasts than someone like Goliath!

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Script
Hal Sherman
Pencils
Hal Sherman
Story Line
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Published Fall 1940 by DC
The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master
Bill Finger
Bob Kane (signed)
Bob Kane (signed)
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Craig (scientist); The Puppet Master [Dmitri] (villain, introduction); Dmitri's assistants (villains, introduction for all)
"The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master" The Caped Crusaders must stop the likes of the Puppet Master, who has set his sights on stealing the Voss Rifle, the Army's newly developed secret gun. But to do it, Batman must overcome the effects of having come under the hypnotic influence of his foe.
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Published Fall 1940 by DC

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Story Title
The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Craig (scientist); The Puppet Master [Dmitri] (villain, introduction); Dmitri's assistants (villains, introduction for all)
Storyline
"The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master" The Caped Crusaders must stop the likes of the Puppet Master, who has set his sights on stealing the Voss Rifle, the Army's newly developed secret gun. But to do it, Batman must overcome the effects of having come under the hypnotic influence of his foe.

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Script
Stan Aschmeier
Pencils
Stan Aschmeier
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Story Title
The Ugliest Man in the World
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Batman confronts the ugliest man in the world....a man shunned by "normal" people he meets everyday, but now a man who decides to inflict upon those people some of the ugliness he has had to endure.

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The Crime School for Boys!!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Batman has to deal with the threat of a crime school upon the lives of young boys....a school designed how to teach those boys the ways of a criminal.

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?
Pencils
?
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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
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The Odd Side of War
Script
?
Pencils
Fred West
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The Batman Vs. the Cat-Woman!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
The Cat returns to plague members of the Diamond Syndicate in order to achieve a beautiful "diamond prize!"
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Published Winter 1941 by DC
The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus!
Bill Finger
Bob Kane (signed)
Bob Kane (signed)
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; C. R. Darcey; Mr. Morganbilt; The Joker (villain); the Crime Circus (villains)
"The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus!" The Joker organizes a crime circus that performs at the homes of wealthy patrons to size up the joint, then later robs them.
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Published Winter 1941 by DC

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Story Title
The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus!
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; C. R. Darcey; Mr. Morganbilt; The Joker (villain); the Crime Circus (villains)
Storyline
"The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus!" The Joker organizes a crime circus that performs at the homes of wealthy patrons to size up the joint, then later robs them.

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Story Title
Blackbeard's Crew and the Yacht Society
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
When an exclusive yacht is taken over by a band of pirates led by the immortal Blackbeard himself, the Batman and Robin come aboard to swab the decks with them.

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Story Title
Public Enemy No. 1
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Batman must contend with Jimmy McCoy, a young bully who claws his way up through the ranks until he becomes the overlord of crime, but ends up being deserted by his mob, hunted by the Police and killed in a gutter.

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Script
Bob Kane [as Lou Reed] (signed)
Pencils
Bob Kane [as Lou Reed] (signed)
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Touchdown for Justice
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
The Caped Crusader doubles as a star football player, who has been kidnapped in order that his team will lose and criminals will gain big time from the bets they have made.
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Published Spring 1941 by DC Tags: First Appearance Batmobile

First Appearance of the Batmobile

The Riddle of the Missing Card!
Bill Finger
Bob Kane (signed)
Bob Kane (signed)
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain); Jack of Diamonds [Diamond Jack Duggan] (villain, introduction, death); Black Queen (villain, introduction, death); King of Clubs (villain, introduction)
"The Riddle of the Missing Card!" With the help of some new partners in crime, the Joker sets up a gambling ship for the rich and wealthy, hoping to get them drunk so that they can be pumped for information about their valuable jewels.
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Published Spring 1941 by DC Tags: First Appearance Batmobile

First Appearance of the Batmobile

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Story Title
The Riddle of the Missing Card!
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain); Jack of Diamonds [Diamond Jack Duggan] (villain, introduction, death); Black Queen (villain, introduction, death); King of Clubs (villain, introduction)
Storyline
"The Riddle of the Missing Card!" With the help of some new partners in crime, the Joker sets up a gambling ship for the rich and wealthy, hoping to get them drunk so that they can be pumped for information about their valuable jewels.

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Story Title
Book of Enchantment
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Batman and Robin are sent to Fairyland by an inventor's strange machine that allows people to actually enter into the scenario of a book they are reading in order to try to locate his daughter he had sent there a few days earlier and return her safely.

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Script
?
Pencils
Bill Carney (signed)
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The Case of the Honest Crook!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Batman helps out a young convict released from prison who is having trouble getting an honest job to support his new, but sick wife. The Caped Crusaders then vow to help track down the rats who set him up to be arrested originally, but Robin is nearly beaten to death, and the Batman swears vengeance on those responsible.

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Story Title
Crime Does Not Pay
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Batman finds it very odd that a bank robber he is fighting with comes to the aid of another until he realizes that they are brothers. And he must rescue Linda Page from the clutches of one of the gangsters in order to save his brother from a life of crime.
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Published August-September 1941 by DC
Murder On Parole
Bill Finger
Bob Kane (signed)
Bob Kane (signed)
Batman [Bruce Wayne][also as Marty Loden]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Chick Miller (ex-con); The Parole Boss (villain, member of the prison parole board, introduction, death), Shoulders (villain); Slink Daniels (villain); Marty Loden (villain)
"Murder On Parole" Convict Chick Miller has been paroled from prison, but doesn't realize that it was part of an operation to get men out in order to serve a mysterious "boss". When Miller balks at the option, he is shot, but Batman rescues him and gets him to the hospital, but still has to be on the lookout because the "boss" wishes to have Miller killed before he can sing about this racket.
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Published August-September 1941 by DC

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Story Title
Murder On Parole
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne][also as Marty Loden]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Chick Miller (ex-con); The Parole Boss (villain, member of the prison parole board, introduction, death), Shoulders (villain); Slink Daniels (villain); Marty Loden (villain)
Storyline
"Murder On Parole" Convict Chick Miller has been paroled from prison, but doesn't realize that it was part of an operation to get men out in order to serve a mysterious "boss". When Miller balks at the option, he is shot, but Batman rescues him and gets him to the hospital, but still has to be on the lookout because the "boss" wishes to have Miller killed before he can sing about this racket.

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Story Title
The Clock Maker!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
The Batman faces up to a challenge made by a eccentric clock maker, who charges Bruce Wayne and other wealthy businessmen of "killing" time, and who brands them as murderers!

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Story Title
The Secret of the Iron Jungle
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Batman and Robin must head for the Page Oil Company fields to deal with the attempt by Linda Page's father's partner to push him out of the oil business before an expected oil gusher occurs and drives the price of the company stock up.

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Story Title
Suicide Beat!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
A young policeman takes over Suicide Beat after his father is shot down and killed by local racketeers, and he vows to bring the guilty in for judgment, no matter what.
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Published October-November 1941 by DC
Wanted: Practical Jokers!
Bill Finger
Bob Kane (signed)
Bob Kane (signed)
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Duke Micheal; The Joker [aka Henry Verne] [aka I. Rekoj] [aka Duke Micheal] (villain); Joker's gang (villains)
"Wanted: Practical Jokers!" The Joker organizes a new gang by advertising for practical jokers in the newspaper, and when they show up, they touch objects used in major crimes, thereby implicating themselves.....and forcing them to work for the Crime Prince of Crime!
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Published October-November 1941 by DC

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Story Title
Wanted: Practical Jokers!
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Duke Micheal; The Joker [aka Henry Verne] [aka I. Rekoj] [aka Duke Micheal] (villain); Joker's gang (villains)
Storyline
"Wanted: Practical Jokers!" The Joker organizes a new gang by advertising for practical jokers in the newspaper, and when they show up, they touch objects used in major crimes, thereby implicating themselves.....and forcing them to work for the Crime Prince of Crime!

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Story Title
The Trouble Trap!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Batman must battle a swami who has hynotized individuals, made records of conversations that he had with them, then later demands blackmail money or the records will be made public. However, one of the mystic's clients wants the secret of Batman's identity, thus Linda Page is kidnapped.

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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Script
?
Pencils
Paul Norris
Story Line

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The North Woods Mystery
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Nora Powell heads with Bruce Wayne to the big woods to help run a logging operation after her Uncle is murdered, but is puzzled when her partner wants her to sell out to their competition.

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Story Title
The People vs. the Batman
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Weasel Venner wants to make sure that a fellow criminal doesn't make public the fact that he is the head racketeer in Gotham City, so he arranges for someone to be set up for the murder of Horatio Delmar: that someone being Bruce Wayne!
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Published December 1941-January 1942 by DC
Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make
Bill Finger
Bob Kane (signed)
Fred Ray
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Paul "Killer" Sikes]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Warden Higgins; Russo's lawyer; Big Mike Russo (villain, introduction); Al [as Warden Higgins] (villain); Trigger Sherman (villain)
"Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make" From prison, Big Mike Russo is able to have his gang kidnap the warden, replace him and the guards with a look alike, then use the prison as a base of operations to commit crimes while providing alibis to those committing them! Batman figures that the only way to uncover this senario is to get put in prison himself, a move that almost costs him his life in the gas chamber!
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Published December 1941-January 1942 by DC

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Story Title
Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Fred Ray
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne] [also as Paul "Killer" Sikes]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Warden Higgins; Russo's lawyer; Big Mike Russo (villain, introduction); Al [as Warden Higgins] (villain); Trigger Sherman (villain)
Storyline
"Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make" From prison, Big Mike Russo is able to have his gang kidnap the warden, replace him and the guards with a look alike, then use the prison as a base of operations to commit crimes while providing alibis to those committing them! Batman figures that the only way to uncover this senario is to get put in prison himself, a move that almost costs him his life in the gas chamber!

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Story Title
The Strange Case of Professor Radium!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Story Line
A scientist finds a way to use radium to bring the dead back to life, and he uses himself as a guinea pig. Although the experiments are successful, the Professor pays dearly for his discovery, for, in the end, as Batman says, it has created a Frankenstein monster when it was only meant for good.

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Story Title
"Tonight's big drawing... lottum dough at stake!"
Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
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Story Title
The Superstition Murders!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
The cast of a stage production decides to have a "superstition" party, intentionally carrying out every well-known superstition they can think of. But when one of them is killed, Batman and Robin enter the fray to single out the perpetrator of the deed.

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Story Title
"Hello Chief! What's cooking?"
Script
?
Pencils
Joe Gallagher ?
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The Cross-Country Crimes!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
The Caped Crusaders are invited to Washington D.C. to meet with the head of the FBI, but the Joker shows up and shoots the G-Man. Then he heads out cross country to commit crimes, challenging the Batman to catch up with him.
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Published February-March 1942 by DC
The Four Fates!
Bill Finger
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Fred Ray
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; John (radio listener); Jaffeer (death); Commissioner James Gordon; Villains: Fritz (villain); John "Mousey" Meggs (villain, death); Albert "Slick" Dandy (villain, death); Pete "Nails" Logan (villain, death); Mortimer "Brains" Brinig (villain, death)
"The Four Fates!" When four fugitives steal a large ruby from the turban of Jaffeer, he casts a terrible curse of four fates upon each of the crooks. The Caped Crusaders attempt to capture each of the four, but the curse works on each in most unusual ways.
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Published February-March 1942 by DC

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Story Title
The Four Fates!
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Cover Art
Fred Ray
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; John (radio listener); Jaffeer (death); Commissioner James Gordon; Villains: Fritz (villain); John "Mousey" Meggs (villain, death); Albert "Slick" Dandy (villain, death); Pete "Nails" Logan (villain, death); Mortimer "Brains" Brinig (villain, death)
Storyline
"The Four Fates!" When four fugitives steal a large ruby from the turban of Jaffeer, he casts a terrible curse of four fates upon each of the crooks. The Caped Crusaders attempt to capture each of the four, but the curse works on each in most unusual ways.

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
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The White Whale!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
As a stockholder in the Seven Seas Insurance Company, a firm that has had to pay out huge payoffs for ships sunk by a large white whale, Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson decide to investigate the activities of one Captain Burly, who agrees to hunt down and destroy the whale. But Batman discovers that the whale is actually a submarine and the secretary of the insurance company the culprit.

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Story Title
The Case of the Lucky Law-Breakers!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Batman and Robin find it that it isn't mere coincidence that the winners of several assorted money contests just happen to be ex-cons, and that the Joker is somehow involved.

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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Story Title
Christmas
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
While delivering presents to an orphanage at Christmas, Bruce learns that one of its resident's father is in jail, insisting that he had been framed. Batman and Robin decide to investigate to check out his claim.

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line
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Published April-May 1942 by DC
The Isle That Time Forgot!
Joseph Greene
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Fred Ray
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dolores; Professor Moloff; Dan; "Big Guy" Markham (film director)
"The Isle That Time Forgot!" For his birthday, Dick received his own version of the Batplane, and while aloft, he and Batman run into a storm, which forces them to make an emergency landing on an island inhabited by prehistoric men and creatures.
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Published April-May 1942 by DC

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Story Title
The Isle That Time Forgot!
Writer
Joseph Greene
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Cover Art
Fred Ray
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dolores; Professor Moloff; Dan; "Big Guy" Markham (film director)
Storyline
"The Isle That Time Forgot!" For his birthday, Dick received his own version of the Batplane, and while aloft, he and Batman run into a storm, which forces them to make an emergency landing on an island inhabited by prehistoric men and creatures.

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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Story Title
Report Card Blues!
Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Fearing that he will get a bad report at school, little Tommy runs away from home and smack dab into trouble, until the Batman rescues him and Tommy sees the light and decides to go home.

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Story Title
The Princess of Plunder!
Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Fred Ray (layouts); Jerry Robinson (finished pencils) [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Story Line
Guests to a high society function don't know that their host is actually the Cat-Woman, who sends her guests out on a scavenger hunt at the same time that she sends her gang members out on one. Batman intervenes to stop that hunt before it's too late.

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Script
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
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Script
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
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Story Title
The Sheriff of Ghost Town!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Story Line
The prospect of hidden gold brings a gang of criminals to the newly ressurected ghost town now called Sunshine City, but the pleas of a young boy brings Batman and Robin to town to clean house.....as the newly elected Sheriff!
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Published June-July 1942 by DC
The Joker's Advertising Campaign
Bill Finger
Bob Kane (signed)
Fred Ray
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; un-named Editor of the Gotham Gazette; Presto (a magician, cameo); Miss Henley (switchboard operator); The Joker [also as Presto, the Magician] (villain)
"The Joker's Advertising Campaign" The Joker escapes from prison and places ads each day in the newspaper to advertize to Batman and Robin his latest criminal pursuit.
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Published June-July 1942 by DC

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Story Title
The Joker's Advertising Campaign
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Fred Ray
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; un-named Editor of the Gotham Gazette; Presto (a magician, cameo); Miss Henley (switchboard operator); The Joker [also as Presto, the Magician] (villain)
Storyline
"The Joker's Advertising Campaign" The Joker escapes from prison and places ads each day in the newspaper to advertize to Batman and Robin his latest criminal pursuit.

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Story Title
"Hmm-I wonder what kind..."
Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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Story Title
Payment In Full
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Story Line
Batman discovers that the D.A. faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life: to presecute and send to the chair a criminal who once saved his life.

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Story Title
"Whut? The dentist wants..."
Script
?
Pencils
?
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Story Title
Bandits In Toyland!
Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Bruce Wayne is called to immediate jury duty and discovers that the defendant has been framed. Unable to convince other panel member's of the man's innocence, Batman must now gain the evidence to prove it.

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Story Title
"Have another bub!"
Script
Tom McNamara
Pencils
Tom McNamara
Story Line

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Story Title
Four Birds of a Feather!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
The Penguin joins in a financial enterprise with some "old friends" of his to open a night club called The Bird House in Florida....with gambling as the real racket.
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Published August-September 1942 by DC
Brothers in Crime!
Don Cameron
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Jerry Robinson
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Rafferty Brothers [Peter (death); Steve (death); Mike (death)] (villains)
"Brothers in Crime!" While visiting their trophy room, the Caped Crusaders come across a bullet-proof vest, a keepsake from a case invoving the Rafferty Brothers, who unwittingly implicated their brother Peter in a murder.
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Published August-September 1942 by DC

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Story Title
Brothers in Crime!
Writer
Don Cameron
Interior Art
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Cover Art
Jerry Robinson
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Rafferty Brothers [Peter (death); Steve (death); Mike (death)] (villains)
Storyline
"Brothers in Crime!" While visiting their trophy room, the Caped Crusaders come across a bullet-proof vest, a keepsake from a case invoving the Rafferty Brothers, who unwittingly implicated their brother Peter in a murder.

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Script
?
Pencils
George Storm
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Script
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
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Story Title
The Wizard of Words!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Batman must once again battle the Harlequin of Hate, who, this time, decides to carry out, word for word, the slang words that people use every day in order to commit his crimes.

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Script
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Pencils
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
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They Thrill to Conquer!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Story Line
Batman must battle a gang of criminals who are trying to blackmail professional stuntmen.

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Script
?
Pencils
George Storm
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Around the Clock with the Batman!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Gotham City celebrates "Batman Day", honoring all of the Caped Crusader's amazing accomplishments. And the events leading up to that day also helps Bruce Wayne complete the last chapter of a book he is writing.
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Published October-November 1942 by DC
The Batman Plays a Lone Hand!
Don Cameron
Bob Kane (signed)
Jerry Robinson
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain, cameo); The Joker (villain, cameo); The Thumb (villain, introduction); Thumb's henchmen (villains)
"The Batman Plays a Lone Hand!" Dick is rudely shocked when Bruce literally kicks him out of the house, not knowing that the Thumb has threatened to kill the Boy Wonder if Batman doesn't lay off.
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Published October-November 1942 by DC

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Story Title
The Batman Plays a Lone Hand!
Writer
Don Cameron
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Jerry Robinson
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain, cameo); The Joker (villain, cameo); The Thumb (villain, introduction); Thumb's henchmen (villains)
Storyline
"The Batman Plays a Lone Hand!" Dick is rudely shocked when Bruce literally kicks him out of the house, not knowing that the Thumb has threatened to kill the Boy Wonder if Batman doesn't lay off.

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Script
Bob Naylor (signed)
Pencils
Bob Naylor (signed)
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Story Title
Comedy of Tears!
Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
The Caped Crusaders are bewildered to discover the reason behind the Joker's new campaign: to make people cry.

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Script
?
Pencils
George Storm
Story Line

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Story Title
The Story of the Seventeen Stones!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Story Line
Once suffering from amnesia, and having served 20 years in jail on the rock pile, criminal Rocky Grimes decides to get back at former members of his mob by using stones.

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
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Destination Unknown!
Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
A couple of criminals board a train, disguised as a doctor and his nurse, in order to get to a man accused of crime being transferred to the gas chamber, and kill him in an iron lung.
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Published December 1942-January 1943 by DC
The Case Batman Failed to Solve!!!
Don Cameron
Jerry Robinson
Jerry Robinson
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dana Drye (detective, death); Sheriff Ezra Plunkett; Dr. Tsu; Grace Seers (detective, writer); Sir John Bart (of Scotland Yard); Graves Gang (villains, flashback); Red Rip (villain, gangland monarch)
"The Case Batman Failed to Solve!!!" Batman is among a handful of famed detectives that are invited to a conference, during which famed detective, Dana Drye, is shot and killed before their eyes.
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Published December 1942-January 1943 by DC

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Story Title
The Case Batman Failed to Solve!!!
Writer
Don Cameron
Interior Art
Jerry Robinson
Cover Art
Jerry Robinson
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dana Drye (detective, death); Sheriff Ezra Plunkett; Dr. Tsu; Grace Seers (detective, writer); Sir John Bart (of Scotland Yard); Graves Gang (villains, flashback); Red Rip (villain, gangland monarch)
Storyline
"The Case Batman Failed to Solve!!!" Batman is among a handful of famed detectives that are invited to a conference, during which famed detective, Dana Drye, is shot and killed before their eyes.

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Prescription for Happiness!
Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane
Story Line
Old Doc Chalmers, after spending a lifetime helping other people, loses just about everything in his place of business when a group of crooks use his shop as a base, and it is destroyed in a melee.

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Script
Bob Naylor (signed)
Pencils
Bob Naylor (signed)
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Swastika Over the White House!
Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Story Line
The Nazis succeed in getting one of their undercover men hired into a position as a photographer in order to infiltrate defense plants and take secret photos that will be used to sabotage America's war efforts.

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Script
?
Pencils
George Storm
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Bargains in Banditry!
Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Story Line
The Penguin decides to go into business for himself by offering to the underworld pre-planned crimes at cut rate prices! Unknown to them, he takes 100% of their profits...and their lives! To counter this, Batman poses as "Bad News" Brewster and offers the underworld pre-planned crimes of his own...at cheaper rates.
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Published February-March 1943 by DC
Your Face Is Your Fortune!
Jack Schiff
Bob Kane (signed)
Jack Burnley
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; Miss Lord (salon customer); Mrs. Gild (salon customer); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] [a.k.a. Elva Barr] [also as Mrs. Arnold] [also as Mrs. Leroy] (villain); Deadshot Mike [aka Jim Jones] (villain)
"Your Face Is Your Fortune!" Selina Kyle wins a beauty contest under an assumed name and falls in love with Bruce Wayne, who was one of the judges. Although she is planning capers involving her job in a beauty salon, Selina confesses to Batman that she'd give up her criminal behavior if she knew for certain that she'd have a chance with Wayne.
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Published February-March 1943 by DC

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Story Title
Your Face Is Your Fortune!
Writer
Jack Schiff
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Jack Burnley
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Linda Page; Miss Lord (salon customer); Mrs. Gild (salon customer); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] [a.k.a. Elva Barr] [also as Mrs. Arnold] [also as Mrs. Leroy] (villain); Deadshot Mike [aka Jim Jones] (villain)
Storyline
"Your Face Is Your Fortune!" Selina Kyle wins a beauty contest under an assumed name and falls in love with Bruce Wayne, who was one of the judges. Although she is planning capers involving her job in a beauty salon, Selina confesses to Batman that she'd give up her criminal behavior if she knew for certain that she'd have a chance with Wayne.

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Script
Bob Naylor
Pencils
Bob Naylor
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The Boy Who Wanted to Be Robin!
Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Story Line
After watching the Caped Crusader's in action for a period of time, and especially Robin, a criminal boss decides that he will use Batman's methods against him and adopts a youngster to aid him.

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Script
Paul Fung
Pencils
Paul Fung
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The Two Futures
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Story Line
The Caped Crusaders visit the world's greatest historian, whose fellow professors give them an idea what will happen to America's democratic way of life when the war ends.

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Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Whitney Ellsworth
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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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The Loneliest Men in the World
Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
For this Christmas, Batman and Robin decide to play Santa to "the loneliest men in the world": those who have no friends at that festive time of the year. But criminal Dirk Dagner decides to use this plan for his own financial advantage!
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Published April-May 1943 by DC Tags: First Appearance Alfred Pennyworth

First Appearance of Alfred Pennyworth

The Joker Reforms!
Don Cameron
Bob Kane (signed)
Jerry Robinson
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sheriff Jeb Johnson; Sam Upson (proprietor of the General Store and post office); The Joker [also as Ed Smith] (villain); Joker's gang [Kite; Sparky; Nitro] (villains)
"The Joker Reforms!" After robbing a jewelry store, the Joker crash-lands his escape plane and loses his memory. He stumbles into a town where he becomes a hero...but not to the other members of his gang, who seek the jewels, and come looking for him, as do the Caped Crusaders.
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First Appearance of Alfred Pennyworth

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Story Title
The Joker Reforms!
Writer
Don Cameron
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Jerry Robinson
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sheriff Jeb Johnson; Sam Upson (proprietor of the General Store and post office); The Joker [also as Ed Smith] (villain); Joker's gang [Kite; Sparky; Nitro] (villains)
Storyline
"The Joker Reforms!" After robbing a jewelry store, the Joker crash-lands his escape plane and loses his memory. He stumbles into a town where he becomes a hero...but not to the other members of his gang, who seek the jewels, and come looking for him, as do the Caped Crusaders.

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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Script
Paul Fung
Pencils
Paul Fung
Story Line

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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The Grade A Crimes!
Script
Ruth
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Story Line
After a series of early-bird robberies, Batman notes the appearances of a milkman and his horse-drawn wagon at the scene of every crime, and makes the connection that it is involved in the heists.

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The Adventure of the Branded Tree!
Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Story Line
Batman and Robin track down the secret of a dagger-branded tree that led to the murder of two lumberjacks.

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
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Here Comes Alfred!
Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Things get very complicated when an English butler, named Alfred, suddenly shows up on the doorstep of Wayne Manor and announces that he is there is attend to their needs in order to fulfill a promise that he made to the original butler for the Wayne family. Then he discovers accidentally that his new masters are in reality Batman and Robin!
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Published June-July 1943 by DC
The Batmans Biographer!
Don Cameron
Bob Kane (signed)
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; B. Boswell Browne (introduction); The Conjurer (villain, introduction); Conjurer's gang [Creeper; rest un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
"The Batmans Biographer!" Boswell Browne wants to document the exploits of Batman and Robin for future generations, but when members of the underworld hear him bragging to some children that he knows many secrets of the Dynamic Duo, a nefarious criminal decides to use Browne's knowledge against our heroes.
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Published June-July 1943 by DC

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Story Title
The Batmans Biographer!
Writer
Don Cameron
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; B. Boswell Browne (introduction); The Conjurer (villain, introduction); Conjurer's gang [Creeper; rest un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Storyline
"The Batmans Biographer!" Boswell Browne wants to document the exploits of Batman and Robin for future generations, but when members of the underworld hear him bragging to some children that he knows many secrets of the Dynamic Duo, a nefarious criminal decides to use Browne's knowledge against our heroes.

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Script
Jack Farr (signed)
Pencils
Jack Farr (signed)
Story Line

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Story Title
The Penguin Goes A-Hunting
Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Story Line
The Penguin attends a lecture by Gotham City's prison Warden Keyes, who talks about the city's most dangerous villains: the Scarecrow, the Joker and the Cat-Woman...but fails to list him. When asked about the Penguin, Keyes says that he hasn't the genius or inventiveness of the others. Penguin decides to correct that assumption, and Batman and Robin must stop him in that attempt.

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Rogues' Pageant!
Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Story Line
At Alfred's urging, Bruce and Dick decide to take a short vacation after particularly strenuous battling against Gotham's underworld, they stop off in San Pablos, a city celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the courageous deeds of their forefathers...and they discover that crime even reaches its ugly hands into this festive atmosphere!

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Adventure of the Vitamin Vandals!
Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Bob Kane
Story Line
While vacationing at Malibu Beach, Bruce and Dick become aware of several fishing vessels being robbed of their catches by a group of mysterious individuals who seem to disappear into thin air. In disguise, they join the crew of a ship departing to discover the truth behind the robberies, and get a startling surprise!
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Published August-September 1943 by DC
The Secret of Hunter's Inn!
Joe Samachson
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Ed Kressey; Dick Sprang; Stan Kaye (see note)
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Tweedledee [Cousin Deever] (villain); Tweedledum [Cousin Dumfree] (villain); Soup McConell (villain); Legs (villain); Sapper (villain)
"The Secret of Hunter's Inn!" Batman and Robin, in their everyday identities as Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson (accompanied by Alfred), are investigating Hunter's Inn, the scene of many robberies of wealthy patrons...and run smack into the infamous Tweed Brothers!
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Story Title
The Secret of Hunter's Inn!
Writer
Joe Samachson
Interior Art
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Cover Art
Ed Kressey; Dick Sprang; Stan Kaye (see note)
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Tweedledee [Cousin Deever] (villain); Tweedledum [Cousin Dumfree] (villain); Soup McConell (villain); Legs (villain); Sapper (villain)
Storyline
"The Secret of Hunter's Inn!" Batman and Robin, in their everyday identities as Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson (accompanied by Alfred), are investigating Hunter's Inn, the scene of many robberies of wealthy patrons...and run smack into the infamous Tweed Brothers!

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Story Title
"Gosh - it's still raining."
Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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Story Title
Robin Studies His Lessons!
Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
When Dick brings home a miserable report card, Bruce relegates the youngster to studying at home instead of gallivanting about as Robin, the Boy Wonder!

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Story Title
"Go away, paleface, me not interested in what you sell - ugh!"
Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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Story Title
The Good Samaritan Cops
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Story Line
In the first story of a series, Batman and Robin meet and work with different agencies within the realm of the Police Department: in this story, it's the Police Emergency Squad.

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Story Title
The Crime Surgeon!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
The Crime Surgeon, after successfully operating on and saving the life of the Warden at the prison he is incarcerated in, makes good his escape and re-opens his Crime Clinic: an agency that helps crooks to better carry out their crimes!
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Published October-November 1943 by DC
Batman Makes a Deadline!
?
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Dick Sprang
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; un-named newspaper City Editor; Larry Spade (newspaper reporter, death); un-named toy shop proprieter; Big Ben Bolling (villain, introduction, death); Skylark Skelly (villain, death); Legs Lascomb (villain, death); Rattler (villain, death)
"Batman Makes a Deadline!" After witnessing the fatal injuries to a top notch newspaper reporter who was kidnapped by a gang wanting to keep him silent re their activities, Batman and Robin decide to take over the story and bring the gang to justice.
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Published October-November 1943 by DC

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Story Title
Batman Makes a Deadline!
Writer
?
Interior Art
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Cover Art
Dick Sprang
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; un-named newspaper City Editor; Larry Spade (newspaper reporter, death); un-named toy shop proprieter; Big Ben Bolling (villain, introduction, death); Skylark Skelly (villain, death); Legs Lascomb (villain, death); Rattler (villain, death)
Storyline
"Batman Makes a Deadline!" After witnessing the fatal injuries to a top notch newspaper reporter who was kidnapped by a gang wanting to keep him silent re their activities, Batman and Robin decide to take over the story and bring the gang to justice.

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Story Title
Atlantis Goes to War!
Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Story Line
Batman and Robin decide to get involved in a case where a Nazi submarine attacks Allied shipping and then disappears without a trace. But they are in for a shock when they discover the secret Nazi sub base is located in lost Atlantis!

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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Story Title
The Case of the Timid Lion!
Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Story Line
One Mr. Lyon decides to perpetrate "jokes" and robberies, using the Joker's calling card to implicate the Jester of Crime...something the Joker doesn't find amusing---nor do Batman and Robin!

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
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Collector of Millionaires
Script
Joe Samachson (probably)
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Story Line
After handling a particular heart-rending situation between a friend of his and his wife, Bruce Wayne decides it's time for a vacation. But when "Bruce" returns from that vacation, he literally treats Dick Grayson like dirt. But before he, in the guise of Robin, confronts the man, he gets a radio call from the real Wayne, who has been kidnapped by a lunatic, imprisoning millionaires and sending out look alikes to further his interests.
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Published December 1943-January 1944 by DC
The Centuries of Crime!
Don Cameron
Jack Burnley
Dick Sprang
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Percival Pruitt; The Joker (villain); Professor Ecla Tate (villain, fraudulent scientist); Swami Meera Kell (villain, crooked crystal gazer); Kid Glove Mixter (villain, bank robber)
"The Centuries of Crime!" The Joker enlists the aid of a fradulent scientist and swami, convincing them that they can successfully carry out their "fleecings" of victims: in the past and the future!
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Published December 1943-January 1944 by DC

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Story Title
The Centuries of Crime!
Writer
Don Cameron
Interior Art
Jack Burnley
Cover Art
Dick Sprang
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Percival Pruitt; The Joker (villain); Professor Ecla Tate (villain, fraudulent scientist); Swami Meera Kell (villain, crooked crystal gazer); Kid Glove Mixter (villain, bank robber)
Storyline
"The Centuries of Crime!" The Joker enlists the aid of a fradulent scientist and swami, convincing them that they can successfully carry out their "fleecings" of victims: in the past and the future!

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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Story Title
The Trial of Titus Keyes!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
Batman and Robin, figuring that the case in court against Titus Keyes is much too pat, investigate and discover the real culprit: the cell-mate of Keyes when he was in prison.

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Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr
Story Line

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Story Title
The Lawmen of the Sea
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Story Line
In the 2nd story of a series involving various police divisions, Batman and Robin team-up with the Harbor Patrol to track down harbor pirates!

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Story Line

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Story Title
Bruce Wayne Loses the Guardianship of Dick Grayson!
Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Story Line
One day a couple show up at the Wayne mansion claiming to be the Aunt and Uncle of Dick Grayson, and they successfully get custody of the boy. But Batman smells a rat when the couple call up Bruce Wayne and offer him the opportunity to "buy" Dick back!
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