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The Best of DC (1979) - #2
"Batman"
DC Comics


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  Editor(s):
Paul Levitz

Cover Artist(s):
Wally Fax
 

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Cover Date: December 1979
Cover Price: US $ 0.95

Issue Tagline:
100 Pages- -40th Anniversary Special!
7 Thrillers Including A Novel-Length Battle With The Joker!

Format: Color; Anthology; 96 pages

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Synopsis:
None entered.

Reprints/Collects:
Batman (1940) #7
Batman (1940) #31
Batman (1940) #48
Batman (1940) #251
Detective Comics (1937) #235
Detective Comics (1937) #246
Detective Comics (1937) #387

Notes:
Different sources credit John Wells and Wally Fax as the cover artist. Wells confirms that it is not a work of his, but Fax's.

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James Gordon (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
  Joker (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
Charles ''Bigger'' Melvin

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"The Forties" - Edit this story

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Penciller(s):
Fred Ray

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Jerry Robinson

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Notes:
Originally published as the cover to Batman (1940) #9.

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"The People vs. the Batman" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Bill Finger

Penciller(s):
Bob Kane

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

Colorist(s):
(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)
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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Commissioner Gordon appoints Batman an honorary member of the Gotham Police Department.

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Originally published in Batman (1940) #7.

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The Adventures of Alfred

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Donald Clough Cameron - '(Golden Age writer), C.A.M. Donne'

Penciller(s):
Jerry Robinson

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Jerry Robinson

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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)
Alfred Beagle
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Originally published in Batman (1940) #31.

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Writer(s):
Bill Finger

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Jim Mooney

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Jim Mooney

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(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)
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Originally published in Batman (1940) #48.

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Originally published as the cover to Batman (1940) #69.

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Writer(s):
Bill Finger

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Sheldon Moldoff - 'Shelly'

Inker(s):
Stan Kaye

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(Unknown Creator)

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(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
Jack Schiff

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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 Joe Chill (DC) exists Joe Chill (DC)
An image for James Worthington Gordon (DC)(Post Crisis) exists James Worthington Gordon (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Lew Moxon exists Lew Moxon
An image for Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Robin (DC)(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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Originally published in Detective Comics (1937) #235.

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Writer(s):
Bill Finger

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Sheldon Moldoff - 'Shelly'

Inker(s):
Charles Paris

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(Unknown Creator)

Letterer(s):
Pat Gordon

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Whitney Ellsworth
Jack Schiff

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An image for Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
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Originally published in Detective Comics (1937) #246.

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Penciller(s):
Irving ''Irv'' Novick

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Irving ''Irv'' Novick

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Originally published as the cover to Detective Comics (1937) #387.

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"The Cry of Night Is ''Kill!''" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Mike Friedrich

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William "Bob" Brown

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Joe Giella

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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)
Alfred Pennyworth (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
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Originally published in Detective Comics (1937) #387, and titled "The Cry of Night Is - - "Sudden Death!"".

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Neal Adams

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Bernie Wrightson

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Originally published as the cover to Batman (1940) #241.

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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):
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Inside back cover - article

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