Batman Archives

 BATK   (DC, 1991-1998, 2001, 2005, 2012)

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Detective Comics began their run of intriguing short stories back in 1937 with collections of mystery and detective skills. Over the months, great heroes and villains such as Slam Bradey, Fu Manchu, and even the Crimson Avenger graced their pages. But in May of 1939, a new detective appeared in the pages of issue 27 who would change the face of modern deduction from the deerstalker cap of Doyle’s immortal Sherlock Holmes to the pointed ear cowl of the Batman. A new folk legend was born thanks to the art of Bob Kane and the scripts of Bill Finger. Together they created a costumed crime-fighter who was just a man, but one with a mission and the means to carry it out.

DC has put together the early adventures of the Batman and his young ward, Robin, straight from the early years of Detective Comics into a collection of volumes chronicling their earliest cases.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  7/1/1990
  $49.95
  $56.00
No copies available
Hardcover; Reprints Detective Comics #27-50Bob KaneBob Kane

#1 (2nd printing)

 
  $49.95
  $49.95
No copies available
2nd Printing; Hardcover; Reprints Detective Comics #27-50Bob KaneBob Kane

#1 (3rd printing)

 
  $19.95
  $10.50
1 copy available for $8.50
3rd printing with lower price.; Hardcover; Reprint Detective Comics #27-50  

#1 Dynamic Forces

 
  $49.95
  $150.00
No copies available
Hardcover; Reprints Detective Comics #27-50. Special edition of 525 copies signed by Bob Kane.Bob KaneBob Kane

#2

  7/1/1991
  $39.95
  $39.95
No copies available
Hardcover; Reprints Detective Comics #51-70Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Joseph Greene, Jack Schiff, Don CameronBob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Jack Burnley

#2 (2nd printing)

  7/1/1991
  $0.00
  $50.00
No copies available
2nd printing; Hardcover; Reprints Detective Comics #51-70Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Joseph Greene, Jack Schiff, Don CameronBob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Jack Burnley

#2 (3rd printing)

 
  $49.95
  $45.00
No copies available
3rd printing; Hardcover; Reprints Detective Comics #51-70Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Joseph Greene, Jack Schiff, Don CameronBob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Jack Burnley

#3

  1/1/1994
  $39.95
  $33.00
1 copy available for $34.95
Hardcover; Reprinst Detective Comics #71-86  

#3 (2nd printing)

 
  $49.95
  $38.00
1 copy available for $38.00
 Bob Kane 

#4

  8/1/1998
  $49.95
  $47.00
1 copy available for $47.00
Hardcover; Reprints Detective Comics #87-102Joseph Greene, Dick Sprang, Bill Finger, Edmond HamiltonDick Sprang, Ed Kressy

#4 (2nd printing)

 
  $49.95
  $49.95
No copies available
2nd Printing; Hardcover; Reprints Detective Comics #87-102; Hardcover, reprints Detective Comics #87-102Joseph Greene, Dick Sprang, Bill Finger, Edmond HamiltonDick Sprang, Ed Kressy

#5

  5/1/2001
  $49.95
  $48.00
1 copy available for $48.00
Hardcover; Reprints Detective Comics #103-119Alvin Schwartz, Don Cameron, Bill FingerDick Sprang, Jack Burnley, Win Mortimer, George Roussos, Bob Kane, Howard Sherman

#6

  8/1/2005
  $49.99
  $49.99
No copies available
Hardcover; Reprints Detective Comics #120-135Denny O’Neil, Alvin Schwartz, Don Cameron, Bill FingerDick Sprang, Jack Burnley, Win Mortimer

#7

 
  $49.99
  $49.99
No copies available
Hardcover; Reprints Detective Comics #136-154; ca. 2007Denny O’Neil, Alvin Schwartz, Don Cameron, Bill FingerDick Sprang, Jack Burnley, Win Mortimer

#8

  3/1/2012
  $59.99
  $59.99
No copies available
Hardcover; Collects Detective Comics #155-171Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton, Joe SamachsonBob Kane, Lew Schwartz, Dick Sprang, Win Mortimer