Batman in Detective Comics

 BIDC   (Abbeville, 1993)

™ and ©1993 DC Comics

One of the smallest, coolest cover-gallery collections around, Batman in Detective Comics is a Big Little Book-sized collection of every Detective Comic cover (including the first 26 or so that Batman wasn’t in) printed from 1937 to 1987. In addition to the very earliest covers, which showed the title’s pulp-fiction, detective-genre roots, there are, of course, the immortal covers any Bat-fan knows: #27 (Batman’s first appearance) #38 (Robin’s debut) and dozens of others from artists like Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang, Win Mortimer and Sheldon Moldoff. The two-volume collection from Abbeville Press (which also did a similar collection of Action Comics covers) is a slick, glossy, nostalgic little item, offering a lovely pictorial history of the longest running title in the history of comics, and its most enduring character. In addition to the covers, the set also includes introductions and commentary from Joe Desris, historian of comics in general and Batman in particular.

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#1

  8/1/1993
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Introduction by Joe DesrisJoe DesrisJack Adler, Jack Burnley, Ray Burnley, Jim Chambers, Dick Dillin, Creig Flessel, Fred Guardineer, Bob Kane, Stan Kaye, Jack Kirby, Sheldon Moldoff, Jim Mooney, Win Mortimer, Leo E O’Mealia, Charles Paris, Fred Ray, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos, Lew Schwartz, Joe Simon, Dick Sprang, Vincent Sullivan, Curt Swan

#1 (2nd printing)

 
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Reprint editionJoe DesrisJack Adler, Jack Burnley, Ray Burnley, Jim Chambers, Dick Dillin, Creig Flessel, Fred Guardineer, Bob Kane, Stan Kaye, Jack Kirby, Sheldon Moldoff, Jim Mooney, Win Mortimer, Leo E O’Mealia, Charles Paris, Fred Ray, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos, Lew Schwartz, Joe Simon, Dick Sprang, Vincent Sullivan, Curt Swan

#2

  10/1/1994
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Introduction by Joe DesrisJoe DesrisNeal Adams, Murphy Anderson, Ross Andru, Jim Aparo, Terry Austin, Jerry Bingham, Brian Bolland, Norm Breyfogle, Pat Broderick, Rich Buckler, Nick Cardy, Ernie Chan, Gene Colan, Vince Colletta, Denys Cowan, Alan Davis, Gene Day, Dick Dillin, José Luis García-López, Frank Giacoia, Joe Giella, Dick Giordano, Mike Grell, Ed Hannigan, Carmine Infantino, Klaus Janson, Malcolm Jones III, Michael W. Kaluta, Gil Kane, Joe Kubert, Bob LeRose, Todd McFarland, Pablo Marcos, Mike Mignola, Sheldon Moldoff, Jim Mooney, Paul Neary, Don Newton, Irv Novick, Marshall Rogers, Walt Simonson, Bob Smith, Jim Starlin, Romeo Tanghal, Bernie Wrightson, Tom Yeates