The Batman Family

 BK9F   (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
  $111.00
8 copies available from $2.25
Reprints from Batman #28, 186, and Detective Comics #400Elliot S! Maggin, Gardner Fox, Frank Robbins, Joe SamachsonMike Grell, Jerry Robinson, Neal Adams, Bob Kane, Sheldon Moldoff

#2

  12/1/1975
  $0.50
  $29.00
10 copies available from $2.25
Reprints from Detective Comics #369, #245, #351 and Batman #191Gardner Fox, Edmond HamiltonCarmine Infantino, Sheldon Moldoff, Bob Kane

#3

  2/1/1976
  $0.50
  $21.00
5 copies available from $0.40
New material and reprints from Batman #105, #133, and #26Elliot S! Maggin, Bill Finger, Joseph GreeneJosé Luis García-López, Sheldon Moldoff, Dick Sprang

#4

  4/1/1976
  $0.50
  $22.00
8 copies available from $1.75
New material and reprints from Batman #113, Detective Comics #343Elliot S! Maggin, Bob Rozakis, Bob Kane, Bill Finger, John BroomePablo Marcos, Jose Delbo, Bob Kane, Dick Sprang, Carmine Infantino

#5

  6/1/1976
  $0.50
  $25.00
4 copies available from $2.00
Reprints from Batman #92, 124Elliot S! Maggin, Cary Bates, Bill FingerCurt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff

#6

  8/1/1976
  $0.50
  $66.00
1 copy available for $125.00
1st appearance Joker’s Daughter (Duela Dent); New material and reprints from Batman #32; 161; The Bicentennial #5Elliot S! Maggin, Bob Rozakis, Joe Samachson, Dave Wood, Bob KaneJose Delbo, Irv Novick, Jerry Robinson, Sheldon Moldoff, Bob Kane

#7

  10/1/1976
  $0.50
  $25.00
6 copies available from $2.00
Versus Sportsmaster and Huntress; New material and reprints from Detective Comics #261, Batman #103Elliot S! Maggin, Dave Wood, Bill FingerCurt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff, Dick Sprang

#8

  12/1/1976
  $0.50
  $19.00
8 copies available from $3.75
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
1 copy available for $69.50
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
12 copies available from $3.00
Reprints from Batman #20, 105Bob Rozakis, Bill Finger, France Edward HerronBob Brown, Bob Kane, Sheldon Moldoff

#11

  6/1/1977
  $0.50
  $25.00
8 copies available from $3.25
 Bob RozakisCurt Swan, Marshall Rogers, Carl Potts

#12

  8/1/1977
  $0.60
  $16.00
5 copies available from $3.25
 Bob RozakisJose Delbo, Marshall Rogers, Irv Novick

#13

  9/1/1977
  $0.60
  $22.00
4 copies available from $4.50
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
  $19.00
5 copies available from $3.75
Reprints story panels from Detective Comics #323 (Jan 1964)Bob RozakisDon Heck, Howard Chaykin

#15

  1/1/1978
  $0.60
  $24.00
4 copies available from $4.75
Versus Cavalier; Versus Killer MothBob RozakisLee Elias, Michael Golden

#16

  3/1/1978
  $0.60
  $24.00
6 copies available from $4.75
Reprints story panels from Detective Comics #259 (Sep 1958); Origin of Calendar ManBob RozakisDon Heck, Michael Golden

#17

  5/1/1978
  $1.00
  $26.00
2 copies available from $26.00
Versus Madame Zodiac; Versus Catwoman; Versus Poison IvyGerry Conway, Bob RozakisJim Starlin, Jim Aparo, Don Heck, Michael Golden

#18

  7/1/1978
  $1.00
  $39.00
2 copies available from $21.00
Versus Madame Zodiac; Versus SnafuDenny O’neil, Bob Rozakis, Paul LevitzJoe Staton, Michael Golden, Juan Ortiz, Danny Bulanadi

#19

  9/1/1978
  $1.00
  $32.00
5 copies available from $10.50
Versus SnafuDenny O’neil, Bob Rozakis, Paul LevitzMichael Golden, Juan Ortiz, Danny Bulanadi, Joe Staton

#20

  11/1/1978
  $1.00
  $42.00
9 copies available from $5.50
Origin Ragman; Final IssueDavid V. Reed, Bob Rozakis, Paul LevitzMichael Golden, Don Heck, Joe Staton