Batman: The Sunday Classics 1943-1946



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This is the entire Sunday run of Batman, written by Bill Finger and Al Schwartz, penciled by Bob Kane and Jack Burnley, and inked by Charles Paris: three years of color Sundays. Plus a number of interesting text pieces and extra art. This is a hardcover reprinting of a 1991 Kitchen Sink/DC paperback.

From the publisher:

When Bob Kane's seminal Batman first reached newspapers during World War II, only a small group of papers published it. So the early Batman and Robin comic strips have remained among the most elusive works in comics' history. Not anymore: these rare Sunday color pages are now reprinted in a generously sized format worthy of their importance. The many fans of the Caped Crusader will thrill to see Batman and the Boy Wonder do battle once again with both common thugs and outrageous villains in order to save Gotham City from plot after evil plot. Making their nefarious way across these illustrated panels are some of the Caped Crusader's most indelible adversaries, including the Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, and Two-Face, In addition to behind-the-scenes information and rare promotional materials, this deluxe edition collects the first four years of the classic Batman and Robin newspaper comics exactly as written and illustrated by the strip's most famous writers and artists. Among the classic stories are: The Penguin's Crime-Thunderstorms, Catwoman's Grasshopper Chase, and Half Man--Half Monster.

This came from the collection of Steve Sherman, a writer,artist, puppet-maker, puppet-performer, and avid collector. Steve worked as Jack Kirby's assistant, at Filmation, and Sid and Marty Krofft, before forming his own company Puppet Studio in 1984 contributing to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", "Men in Black 1 & 2", "Mighty Joe Young", "Muppets" and numerous other TV series and feature films.


Bob Kane

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket



Publishing Information

New York
Sterling Publishing

Physical Description

12.25 inches
9.25 inches
208 pages
pictorial boards