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Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2005) - TPB vol. 01
DC Comics


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Cover Date: 2005
Cover Price: US $ 19.99

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Trade Paperback; 192 pages

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Reprints/Collects:
Batman (1940) #5
Batman (1940) #62
Batman (1940) #156
Batman (1940) #250
Batman (1940) #251
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000) #32
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) #79
DC Special Series (1977) #15
DC Special Series (1977) #21
Detective Comics (1937) #33
Detective Comics (1937) #439
Detective Comics (1937) #574

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An image for Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis)
An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
James Gordon (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for James Worthington Gordon (DC)(Post Crisis) exists James Worthington Gordon (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Simon Hurt exists Simon Hurt
Joker (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
Charles ''Bigger'' Melvin
  Eddie Mulligan
An image for Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Robin (DC)(Post Crisis)(02 - Jason Todd) exists Robin (DC)(Post Crisis)(02 - Jason Todd)
An image for Dr. Leslie Thompkins exists Dr. Leslie Thompkins
An image for Martha Kane Wayne exists Martha Kane Wayne
An image for Thomas Wayne exists Thomas Wayne

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"Origin" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Bill Finger

Penciller(s):
Bob Kane

Inker(s):
Bob Kane
Sheldon Moldoff - 'Shelly'

Colorist(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Letterer(s):
Sheldon Moldoff - 'Shelly'

Editor(s):
Vincent A. Sullivan - 'Vin'

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An image for Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
An image for Martha Kane Wayne exists Martha Kane Wayne
An image for Thomas Wayne exists Thomas Wayne

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Two-page origin sequence originally published untitled in Detective Comics (1937) #33. Some earlier reprints of the story were titled "The Legend of the Batman - Who He Is and How He Came to Be!"

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"The Case of the Honest Crook" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Bill Finger

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Bob Kane

Inker(s):
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

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(Unknown Creator)

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George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Editor(s):
Whitney Ellsworth

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An image for Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
An image for Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth)

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Originally published in Batman (1940) #5.

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"The Secret Life of the Catwoman" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Bill Finger

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Bob Kane
Lew Sayre Schwartz

Inker(s):
Charles Paris

Colorist(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Letterer(s):
Ira Schnapp

Editor(s):
Whitney Ellsworth

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An image for Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
An image for Catwoman (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Catwoman (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
James Gordon (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth)

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Originally published in Batman (1940) #62.

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Bill Finger

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Sheldon Moldoff - 'Shelly'

Inker(s):
Charles Paris

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(Unknown Creator)

Letterer(s):
Stan Starkman

Editor(s):
Jack Schiff

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An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
James Gordon (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
Alfred Pennyworth (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Robin (01 - Dick Grayson, E-1 & Post-Crisis) exists Robin (01 - Dick Grayson, E-1 & Post-Crisis)

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Originally published in Batman (1940) #156.

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"The Batman Nobody Knows" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Frank Robbins

Penciller(s):
Dick Giordano

Inker(s):
Dick Giordano

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(Unknown Creator)

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(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
Julius Schwartz

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Originally published in Batman (1940) #250.

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"The Joker's Five-Way Revenge" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil

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Neal Adams

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Neal Adams

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(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
Julius Schwartz

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An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
James Gordon (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
Joker (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
Charles ''Bigger'' Melvin

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Originally published in Batman (1940) #251.

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Writer(s):
Sal Amendola
Vin Amendola
Steve Englehart

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Sal Amendola
Vin Amendola

Inker(s):
Dick Giordano

Colorist(s):
(Unknown Creator)

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(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
Archie Goodwin

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An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Joe Chill (DC) exists Joe Chill (DC)
An image for Martha Kane Wayne exists Martha Kane Wayne
An image for Thomas Wayne exists Thomas Wayne

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Originally published in Detective Comics (1937) #439.

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"Death Strikes at Midnight and Three" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil

Penciller(s):
Marshall Rogers

Inker(s):
Marshall Rogers

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(Typeset)

Editor(s):
Julius Schwartz

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An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
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Originally published in DC Special Series (1977) #15.

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"Wanted: Santa Claus Dead or Alive" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil

Penciller(s):
Frank Miller

Inker(s):
Steve Mitchell

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Glynis Wein

Letterer(s):
Ben Oda

Editor(s):
Len Wein

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Originally published in DC Special Series (1977) #21.

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"...My Beginning... and My Probable End" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Mike W. Barr

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Alan Davis

Inker(s):
Paul Neary

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Adrienne Roy

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Richard Alan Starkings - 'RS'

Editor(s):
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil

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An image for Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis)
An image for Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Robin (DC)(Post Crisis)(02 - Jason Todd) exists Robin (DC)(Post Crisis)(02 - Jason Todd)
An image for Dr. Leslie Thompkins exists Dr. Leslie Thompkins
An image for Martha Kane Wayne exists Martha Kane Wayne
An image for Thomas Wayne exists Thomas Wayne

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Originally published in Detective Comics (1937) #574.

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Writer(s):
Mark Millar

Penciller(s):
Steve Yeowell

Inker(s):
Dick Giordano

Colorist(s):
Laurie E. Smith

Letterer(s):
Willie Schubert

Editor(s):
Archie Goodwin

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An image for Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis)
An image for James Worthington Gordon (DC)(Post Crisis) exists James Worthington Gordon (DC)(Post Crisis)
Eddie Mulligan
An image for Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (DC)(Post Crisis)

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Originally published in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) #79.

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Writer(s):
Devin Kallie Grayson

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Roger Robinson

Inker(s):
John Floyd

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Wildstorm FX
Gloria Vasquez

Letterer(s):
Bill Oakley
John E. Workman Jr.

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Lysa Marie Hawkins

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An image for Crispus Allen exists Crispus Allen
Dwight Amerson
An image for Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis)
An image for Daniel Danforth Dickerson II exists Daniel Danforth Dickerson II
Tanya Fox
An image for Tiffany Fox exists Tiffany Fox
An image for Timothy Fox exists Timothy Fox
Fritz Manning
An image for Renee Maria Montoya exists Renee Maria Montoya
An image for Nightwing (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Dick Grayson) exists Nightwing (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Dick Grayson)
An image for Oracle (DC)(02 - Barbara Gordon) exists Oracle (DC)(02 - Barbara Gordon)
An image for Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Robin (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Tim Drake) exists Robin (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Tim Drake)
An image for Dr. Leslie Thompkins exists Dr. Leslie Thompkins
An image for Two-Face (DC)(01 - Harvey Dent) exists Two-Face (DC)(01 - Harvey Dent)

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Originally published in Batman: Gotham Knights (2000) #32.

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