The Batman Family

    (DC, 1975-1978)
™ and ©1976 DC Comics

This anthology book showcased two of Batman’s partners, Batgirl and Robin, dubbing them the Dynamite Duo in team-up stories. In addition, each issue reprinted several stories involving other characters in the Family. These ranged from copycat versions of the Caped Crusader, such as Batwoman, to major characters that got their start in the Batman titles, such as Elongated Man and Hawkman. Later issues featured solo stories of the Huntress.

In their team-ups, the “Boy Wonder” and the “Dominoed Daredoll” were portrayed as adult heroes, not young sidekicks. Barbara Gordon was a Congresswoman, while Dick Grayson pursued his college education. These stories take place before his adventures in the New Titans and as Nightwing.

Although the series only lasted for twenty issues, the digest concept was continued for a while in Detective Comics beginning with #481. DC put out several other similar titles during the late 70s, including Superman Family, and Super-Team Family.

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#1

  10/1/1975
  $0.50
  $116.00
13 copies available from $2.25
Comedy Cover CapersReprints from Batman #28 (Apr-May 1945), #186 (Nov 1966), and Detective Comics #400 (Jun 1970); Sep-Oct issue; Robin & Batgirl team-up; Adventures of Alfred; Batgirl kisses RobinElliot S! Maggin, Gardner Fox, Frank RobbinsMike Grell, Jerry Robinson, Neal Adams, Sheldon Moldoff

#2

  12/1/1975
  $0.50
  $27.00
9 copies available from $3.50
 Reprints from Detective Comics #245 (Jul 1957), #351 (May 1966), #369 (Nov 1967), Batman #191 (May 1967), and Batman Annual #1 (Winter 1961); Nov-Dec issue; Batgirl and Robin team-up; Batman family pin-upGardner Fox, Edmond HamiltonCarmine Infantino, Sheldon Moldoff

#3

  2/1/1976
  $0.50
  $25.00
9 copies available from $3.50
 Reprints from Batman #26 (Dec 1944-Jan 1945), #105 (Feb 1957) and #133 (Aug 1960); New material and reprints; Jan-Feb issue; Batgirl and Robin team-up; Batgirl and Robin reveal they each know the other’s secret identityElliot S! Maggin, Bill Finger, Joe GreeneJosé Luis García-López, Dick Sprang, Sheldon Moldoff

#4

  4/1/1976
  $0.50
  $20.00
11 copies available from $1.50
 Reprints from Batman #113 (Feb 1958) and Detective comics #343 (Sep 1965); Mar-Apr issue; New stories and reprints; Batgirl and Robin team-up; Costumes for Robin submitted by readers; Ernie Chan drawing as Ernie Chua; Ernie Chan inking as Ernie ChuaElliot S! Maggin, Bob Rozakis, Bill Finger, John BroomePablo Marcos, Jose Delbo, Carmine Infantino, Sheldon Moldoff

#5

  6/1/1976
  $0.50
  $24.00
6 copies available from $2.00
 Reprints from Batman #92 (Jun 1955) and #124 (Jun 1959); Versus Signalman; May-Jun issue; Batgirl and Robin team-up; New story and reprintsElliot S! Maggin, Cary Bates, Bill FingerCurt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff

#6

  8/1/1976
  $0.50
  $32.00
3 copies available from $14.00
 Reprints from Batman #32 (Dec 1945-Jan 1946), #152 (Dec 1962) and #161 (Feb 1964); 1st Appearance of Duela Dent; Versus Mad Hatter; New story and reprints; Batgirl and Robin team-up; DC Salutes the Bicentennial #5; Jul-Aug issue; Ernie Chan drawing as Ernie Chua; Ernie Chan inking as Ernie ChuaElliot S! Maggin, Bob Rozakis, Henry Boltinoff, Dave WoodJose Delbo, Irv Novick, Jerry Robinson, Henry Boltinoff, Sheldon Moldoff

#7

  9/1/1976
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  $21.00
8 copies available from $1.75
 Reprints from Batman #103 (Oct 1956) and Detective Comics #261 (Nov 1958); Versus Sportsmaster and Huntress; Sep-Oct issue; New story and reprints; Batgirl and Robin team-up; Ernie Chan drawing as Ernie Chua; Ernie Chan inking as Ernie ChuaElliot S! Maggin, Dave Wood, Bill FingerCurt Swan, Dick Sprang, Sheldon Moldoff

#8

  12/1/1976
  $0.50
  $16.00
6 copies available from $3.25
 Versus Duela Dent; New material and reprints from Batman #129 and Detective Comics #424Bob Rozakis, Bob Kane, Frank RobbinsIrv Novick, Don Heck, Curt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff

#9

  2/1/1977
  $0.50
  $40.00
5 copies available from $5.75
 Reprints from Batman #26, Detective Comics #349Bob Rozakis, Joe Samachson, Gardner FoxIrv Novick, Jerry Robinson, Carmine Infantino

#10

  4/1/1977
  $0.50
  $23.00
11 copies available from $6.50
 Reprints from Batman #20, 105Bob Rozakis, Bill Finger, France Edward HerronBob Brown, Bob Kane, Sheldon Moldoff

#11

  6/1/1977
  $0.50
  $27.00
7 copies available from $9.00
  Bob RozakisCurt Swan, Marshall Rogers, Carl Potts

#12

  8/1/1977
  $0.60
  $18.00
5 copies available from $10.00
  Bob RozakisJose Delbo, Marshall Rogers, Irv Novick

#13

  9/1/1977
  $0.60
  $22.00
7 copies available from $2.75
 Reprints material from Detective Comics #328, #334, #336, #340, #349 and #356; Origin of the Outsider (Alfred Pennyworth); Versus OutsiderBob RozakisDon Newton, Marshall Rogers, Norm Breyfogle

#14

  10/1/1977
  $0.60
  $18.00
6 copies available from $6.00
 Reprints story panels from Detective Comics #323 (Jan 1964)Bob RozakisDon Heck, Howard Chaykin

#15

  1/1/1978
  $0.60
  $23.00
4 copies available from $7.50
 Versus Cavalier; Versus Killer MothBob RozakisLee Elias, Michael Golden

#16

  3/1/1978
  $0.60
  $25.00
9 copies available from $3.75
 Reprints story panels from Detective Comics #259 (Sep 1958); Origin of Calendar ManBob RozakisDon Heck, Michael Golden

#17

  5/1/1978
  $1.00
  $23.00
5 copies available from $7.50
 Versus Madame Zodiac; Versus Catwoman; Versus Poison IvyGerry Conway, Bob RozakisJim Starlin, Jim Aparo, Don Heck, Michael Golden

#18

  7/1/1978
  $1.00
  $31.00
5 copies available from $12.00
 Versus Madame Zodiac; Versus SnafuDenny O’neil, Bob Rozakis, Paul LevitzJoe Staton, Michael Golden, Juan Ortiz, Danny Bulanadi

#19

  9/1/1978
  $1.00
  $31.00
8 copies available from $10.00
 Versus SnafuDenny O’neil, Bob Rozakis, Paul LevitzMichael Golden, Juan Ortiz, Danny Bulanadi, Joe Staton

#20

  11/1/1978
  $1.00
  $38.00
11 copies available from $7.00
 Origin Ragman; Final IssueDavid V. Reed, Bob Rozakis, Paul LevitzMichael Golden, Don Heck, Joe Staton