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Batman : the Dark Knight archives

Author: Bob KaneBill FingerGardner F FoxJoseph GreeneJack SchiffAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Archive Editions : DC Comics, 1992-
Series: DC archive editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English

High-quality hardcover collection of 1940s adventures in which Batman and Robin battle The Joker, The Penguin, The Cavalier and the villainous duo Punch and Judy.


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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Superhero comics
Detective and mystery comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Superhero comic books, strips, etc
Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Batman, (Fictitious character); Robin, the Boy Wonder (Fictitious character); Robin, the Boy Wonder (Fictitious character); Batman, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Kane; Bill Finger; Gardner F Fox; Joseph Greene; Jack Schiff; Edmond Hamilton; Don Cameron; Jack Burnley; Ray Burnley; Joseph Samachson; Dick Sprang; Norman Fallon; Alvin Schwartz; Charles Paris; Gene McDonald; Win Mortimer; Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
ISBN: 156389050X 9781563890505 1563891832 9781563891830 156389615X 9781563896156 1563899833 9781563899836 9781401207786 1401207782 9781401225476 1401225470 9781401228941 1401228941 9781401237448 1401237444
OCLC Number: 30436561
Notes: Originally published in single magazine form. Volume 1: Batman #1-4 (1940-1941), Volume 2: Batman #5-8 (1941-1942), Volume 3: Batman #9-12 (1942), Volume 4: Batman #13-16 (1942-1943), Volume 5: Batman #17-20 (1943-1944), Volume 6: Batman #21-25 (1944), Volume 7: #26-31 (1944-1945), Volume 8: Batman #32-37 (1946).
Some stories were originally published without a distinctive title. For reader convenience, titles were added to the table of contents for these stories.
Description: volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Foreword / Patrick Leahy --
The legend of the Batman, who he is and how he came to be --
The Joker --
Professor Hugo Strange and the monsters --
The cat --
The Joker returns --
Joker meets Cat-Woman --
Wolf, the crime master --
The case of the clubfoot murderers --
The case of the missing link --
The strange case of the diabolical puppet master --
The ugliest man in the world --
The crime school for boys --
The Batman vs. the Cat-Woman --
The Batman says --
The case of the Joker's crime circus --
Blackbeard's crew and the yacht society --
Public enemy no. 1 --
Victory for the dynamic duo --
Volume 2. Foreword / George Roussos with Joe Desris --
The riddle of the missing card --
Book of enchantment --
The case of the honest crook --
Crime does not pay --
Murder on parole --
The clock maker --
The secret of the iron jungle --
Suicide beat --
Wanted: practical jokers --
The trouble trap --
The north woods mystery --
The people vs. The Batman --
Stone walls do not a prison make --
The strange case of Professor Radium --
The superstition murders --
The cross country crimes --
Volume 3. Foreword / Mike W. Barr --
The four fates --
The white whale --
The case of the lucky law-breakers --
Christmas --
The isle that time forgot --
Report card blues --
The princess of plunder --
The sheriff of ghost town --
The Joker's advertising campaign --
Payment in full --
Bandits in Toyland --
Four birds of a feather --
Brothers in crime --
The wizard of words --
The thrill to conquer --
Around the clock with The Batman --
Volume 4. Foreword / Bill Schelly --
The Batman plays a lone hand --
Comedy of tears --
The story of the seventeen stones --
Destination unknown --
The case Batman failed to solve --
Prescription to happiness --
Swastika over the White House --
Bargains in banditry --
Your face is your fortune --
The boy who wanted to be Robin --
The two futures --
The loneliest men in the world --
The Joker reforms --
The Grade A crimes --
The adventure of the branded tree --
Here comes Alfred. Volume 5. Foreword / Michelle Nolan --
The Batman's biographer --
The Penguin goes a-hunting --
Rogues' pageant --
Adventure of the vitamin vandals --
The secret of Hunter's Inn --
Robin studies his lessons --
The good Samaritan cops --
The crime surgeon --
Batman makes a deadline --
Atlantis goes to war --
The case of the timid lion --
Collector of millionaires --
The centuries of crime --
The trial of Titus Keyes --
The lawmen of the sea --
Bruce Wayne loses the guardianship of Dick Grayson --
Volume 6. Foreword / Alvin Schwartz --
The streamlined rustlers --
Blitzkrieg bandits --
His lordship's double --
The three eccentrics --
The duped domestics --
Dick Grayson telegraph boy --
The adventures of Alfred: conversational clue --
The cavalier rides again --
The upside down crimes --
Damsel in distress --
The adventures of Alfred: borrowed butler --
pelt plunderers --
It happened in Rome --
Convict cargo --
The adventures of Alfred: police lineup --
The mayors on Yonville --
Knights of knavery --
The sheik of Gotham city --
The adventures of Alfred: the mesmerized manhunter --
The kilowatt cowboys --
Volume 7. Foreword / Gene Reed --
Twenty-ton robbery --
Recipe for revenge --
The year 3000 --
Crime comes to lost mesa --
The Penguin's apprentice --
The pearl of peril --
Voyage into villainy --
A Christmas peril --
Shadow city --
The great handcuff king --
Shirley Holmes, policewoman --
Batman goes to Washington --
Enemy no. 1 --
The butler's apprentice --
Heroes by proxy --
The mails go through --
Back to the big house --
While the city sleeps --
Alias the Baron --
Ally Babbles and the fourteen peeves --
Punch and Judy --
Alfred armchair detective --
Vanishing village --
Trade marks of crime --
Volume 8. Foreword / Roy Thomas --
Rackety-rax racket --
Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder --
The adventures of Alfred: in the soup --
All for one, one for all --
Crime on the wing --
The looters --
The search for Santa Claus --
The marathon of menace --
Ally Babble and the four tea leaves --
The adventures of Alfred: Tired tracks --
The master vs. the pupil --
Nine lives has the Catwoman --
Dinosaur island --
Dick Grayson, author --
The Penguin's nest --
Stand-in for danger --
The adventures of Alfred: elusive London Eddie --
Sir Batman at King Arthur's court --
Calling Dr. Batman --
Hollywood Hoax --
The Joker follows suit.
Series Title: DC archive editions.
Responsibility: Bob Kane.


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