Pre-Crisis Earth-2 Quick List

Thanks to the wonderful resources provided by Aaron Severson, The Unofficial DCU Guide, Chris Jarocha-Ernst, and Comic Vine.

 

YEAR ONE (1939)

–fb from Secret Origins Vol. 2 #6
–debut of Joe Danton (fb from Batman #96 Part 2)
–fb from Secret Origins Vol. 2 #6 & ‘tec #265 / Detective Comics #33
–Batman starts recording entries in casebook (r in ‘tec #148 & ‘tec #265)
–Bruce moves into Wayne Manor, begins building underground HQ (fb from ‘tec #205)
–Batman starts collecting trophies (r from Batman #12 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #27 / fb from Secret Origins Vol. 2 #6
–Bruce phones Julie (fb from Secret Origins Vol. 2 #6)
–Batman begins using bunker under Wayne Manor (r in Batman #12 Part 2)
–Bruce visits Julie in NYC (r in Secret Origins Vol. 2 #6)
–Batman begins training with Barrett Kean (fb from ‘tec #227)
–Batman introduces himself to Gordon (fb from Detective Comics #234 & WFC #65)
–debut of volunteer fire squad (r in Batman #69 Part 2)
–Batman solves “Venice Murder Case” and collects gondola as trophy (r in Batman #48)
–Detective Comics #28-29
–Batman dons bulletproof vest (r in Detective Comics #33)
–volunteer fire squad fails to save Jim Garth’s family (r in Batman #69 Part 2)
–John Vance debuts as Batman Junior (fb from Detective Comics #231)
–death of Flying Graysons, Bruce takes in Dick (fbs from ‘tec #38, Batman #32 Pt. 2, & Infinity Inc #6)
–Dick’s training begins (fb from Detective Comics #38 / r in Detective Comics #106)
–Detective Comics #30
–Gordon privately endorses Batman (fb from Detective Comics #234)
–Batman solves “Smith case” (fb from World’s Finest Comics #65)
–Batman learns how to use Batarang (fb from Detective Comics #244)
–Batman puts 1st Batarang into Hall of Trophies (r from ‘tec #244)
–Detective Comics #31-32 (“BATMAN VS THE VAMPIRE”)
–Detective Comics #34
–Detective Comics #33

–Batman uses gun in action again (fb from America vs. Justice Society #1 / r in ‘tec #35)
–Wong debuts (r in Detective Comics #35)

 

YEAR TWO (1940)

–Detective Comics #35-37
–debut of The Red Hood (fb from Detective Comics #168)
–Dick finishes training (Detective Comics #38)
–Dick chooses “Robin” name (fb from WFC #65/r in ‘tec #226)
–Detective Comics #38
–Batman #32 Part 2
–Batman uses handgun again (fb from The Brave & The Bold #197)
–Batman teaches Robin how to drive (r in Batman #32 Part 2)
–Batman & Robin complete work on Bat-Bunker (fb from Detective Comics #205)
–debut of Skid Turkel (fb from Batman #74 Part 2)
–Paul Bodin trains Batman in safe-cracking (fb from Detective Comics #132)
–Batman fights Nick Rocco (fb from Detective Comics #65)
–Batman defeats Slick Swade (r in World’s Finest Comics #12)
–Bruce invests in Through the Ages film (r in Batman #20 Part 1)
–debut of Goldplate Gorney (r in World’s Finest Comics #23)
–debut of Ed Kollum (fb from Batman #57 Part 1)
–Batman defeats Matt Howland (fb from Detective Comics #244)
–Batman puts Rope Batarang into Hall of Trophies (r in ‘tec #244)
–The Red Hood becomes The Joker (fb from Detective Comics #168)
–Batman #1 Part 1
–Batman #1 Part 2
–Batman #1 Part 4
–Batman #1 Part 3
–Batman #2
–Detective Comics #39-40
–New York World’s Fair Comics #2
–Batman fights Joker, collects jack-in-box as trophy (r in Batman #48)
–Batman solves “The Case of the Long Distance Crime” (r in Detective Comics #141)
–Batman places Bruce Wayne dummy in Hall of Trophies (r in Detective Comics #141)
–Detective Comics #41-42
–Batman hangs his Antal portrait in Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #12 Part 1)
–Batman hangs three more Antal portraits in Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #38 Part 2)
–Detective Comics #43
–Batman #3
–Detective Comics #44
–Detective Comics #45
–Batman #4 Part 1 Intro
–Detective Comics #46
–Batman #4 Part 2
–Batman #4 Part 3
–Batman #4 Part 4
–Batman #4 Part 1 Conclusion
–Batman collects Joker mask mantlepiece as trophy (r in Batman #12 Part 1)
–Batman collects spade vase as trophy (r in Detective Comics #187)
–Joker forms The Four Cards (fb from Batman #5)
–Detective Comics #47 Part 1
–DC Special #29
–Detective Comics #48-49
–All-Star Comics #3

 

YEAR THREE (1941)

–Detective Comics #47 Part 2
–Detective Comics #50
–Detective Comics #47
Conclusion
–Batman retires red Batmobile into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #5 & ‘tec #188)
–Batman #5 Part 1
–Batman #7 Part 1
–Batman collects fake Joker mask as trophy (r in Batman #20 Part 4)
–Batman #5 Part 2
–Batman #5 Part 3
–Batman #5 Part 4
–World’s Best Comics #1
–Batman inspires Ted Knight to become Starman (fb from All-Star Squadron #41)
–debut of Duke Wilton (r in Detective Comics #219)
–Batman #10 Part 1
–Batman and Robin study bats (r in Batman #88 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #51-52
–Dynamic Duo fights the Rafferty Brothers (fb from Batman #12 Part 1)
–World’s Finest Comics #2
–death of Pete Rafferty (fb from Batman #12 Part 1)
–Batman keeps Rafferty bulletproof vest as trophy (r from Batman #12 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #53-54
–Batman #6
–Detective Comics #55
–Batman #7
Part 2
–World’s Finest Comics #3
–Ed Kollum released from jail (fb from Batman #57 Part 1)
–Bruce attacked by Hippo Grimes (fb from Batman #57 Part 1)
–All-Star Comics #7 / fb from All-Star Squadron Annual #3
–JSA defeats Ian Karkull & his supervillain team (fb from All-Star Squadron Annual #3)
–The Cat escapes jail (r in Batman #10 Part 3)
–All-Star Comics #8
–Detective Comics #56
–Batman #7 Part 3
–Batman #7 Part 4
–Ed Kollum causes Bruce’s car accident (fb from Batman #57 Part 1)
–Batman #10 Part 2
–Detective Comics #57
–debut of the Bat-Signal (r in Detective Comics #60)
–Bat-Signal light alarm added to Bat-Bunker (fb from Detective Comics #205)
–Batman uses Bat-Signal to project Killer Craig’s image (fb from ‘tec #164)
–All-Star Squadron #0-4
–All-Star Squadron #5 / All-Star Comics #11
Part 1
–Batman tells secret ID to US Government officials (r in 1943 Batman film serial, Ch. 5)
–Batman adopts anti-gun code (r in fb from WFC #27 / r in TB&TB #146 / ‘tec #108)
–debut of Wheels Mitchum (fb from World’s Finest Comics #27)
–Batman makes infra-red adjustment to Bat-Signal (fb from ‘tec #164)
–Detective Comics #58
–Batman collects gas umbrella and penguin statue as trophies (r in Batman #12 Part 1)
–Batman collects machine gun umbrella as trophy (r in Batman #20 Part 4)
–Batman #9 Part 4
–World’s Finest Comics #4

 

YEAR FOUR (1942)

–Batman #8 Part 1
–Batman #8 Part 2
–Batman collects Professor Radium’s mask as trophy (r in ‘tec #80 Epilogue)
–Batman #8 Part 3
–Batman #8 Part 4
–Detective Comics #59
–Batman #11 Part 4
–Batman #9 Part 3
–Batman collects decoy duck as trophy (r in Batman #12 Part 1)
–Batman collects clown doll (r in 3/23/1944 Batman and Robin daily newspaper strip)
–Detective Comics #60
–Batman defeats Cal Clate (fb from Detective Comics #61)
–Batman #9 Part 1
–Batman defeats Professor Post (fb from Detective Comics #61)
–Batman #9 Part 2
–Batman collects harpoon cannon as trophy (r in Detective Comics #158)
–Batman defeats Tank Racketeer (fb from Detective Comics #61)
–Detective Comics #61
–World’s Finest Comics #5
–Bat-Signal ruined; Batman builds new Bat-Signal (fb from Detective Comics #164)
–Detective Comics #62
–Batman collects candy knife trap as trophy (r in Batman #12 Part 1)
–Batman #11 Part 1 / fb from All-Star Squadron #20
–All-Star Comics #11 Part 2
–Batman #11 Part 3
–All-Star Squadron #24-26
–All-Star Squadron Annual #2
–All-Star Squadron #27

–All-Star Squadron #31-32 / fb from All-Star Squadron #35
–All-Star Squadron #33-35
–All-Star Squadron #36-37
–Joker escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #64)
–Detective Comics #64 Part 1
–Detective Comics #67
–Batman collects bird cage trophy (r in Batman #93 Part 2)
–All-Star Squadron #54
–All-Star Squadron #59-60
–Batman #10 Part 3
–Batman #10 Part 4
–Goldplate Gorney released; Batman and Robin re-apprehend Gorney (r in WFC #23)
–Batman #57 Part 1
–Batman and Robin assigned to bomb unit in London (r in Batman #58)
–Batman and Robin begin collecting fan mail (r in Batman #92 Part 1)
–Batman goes on mission with All-Star Squadron (fb from Brave & The Bold #197)
–debut of Pirate Weaver (r in Detective Comics #177)
–Batman defeats Rocky and his gang (r in World’s Finest Comics #6)
–Batman fights crooks at lighthouse (r in Batman #14 Part 3)
–Batman #15 Part 2 Introduction
–Detective Comics #63
–a day in the life of Batman and Robin (fb from Batman #12 Part 3)
–Detective Comics #64 Part 2
–Alfred Beagle debuts (fb from Batman #110 Part 2)
–Batman #11 Part 2
–debut of Boss Sal Moroni (fb from Detective Comics #66)
–World’s Finest Comics #6
–Detective Comics #79 Part 1
–Detective Comics #65-66
–Detective Comics #68
–Batman collects various Two-Face items as trophies (r in ‘tec #187)
–Batman #12
–Joker jailed (r in Batman #13 Part 2)
–World’s Finest Comics #7 / r in Star Spangled Comics #85
–Batman #13
–Detective Comics #69-70
–World’s Finest Comics #8
–Batman #14

–Batman #24 Part 1
–Batman #15 Part 4

 

YEAR FIVE (1943)

–Detective Comics #71
–Superman #20
–Detective Comics #78
–Detective Comics #72
–Batman #15
Part 1
–Bruce apologizes to Linda for cheating on her (r in Batman #15 Part 1 & ‘tec #73)
–Batman #15 Part 2
–Batman #15 Part 3
–Detective Comics #73
–World’s Finest Comics #9
Part 6
–World’s Finest Comics #9 Part 16
–Detective Comics #74
–Joker escapes from jail (r in Batman #16 Part 1)
–Batman #16 Part 1
–Batman #16 Part 2
–Batman #16 Part 3
–debut of Soupy Sellers (fb from World’s Finest Comics #65)
–Detective Comics #75
–Joker escapes from jail (r in Detective Comics #76)
–Penguin escapes from jail (r in Batman #17 Part 2)
–Batman investigates Slick Fingers and Titus Keyes (fb from Batman #20 Part 2)
–Detective Comics #76
–Batman #17 Part 1
–Batman #17 Part 2
–Batman #17 Part 3
–Batman collects dynamite and grenades into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #34 Part 4)
–Batman #17 Part 4
–World’s Finest Comics #10
–Detective Comics #77

–Batman collects medical bag and gun as trophies (r in 12/30/1945 B&R Sunday Strip)
–Tweedledum and Tweedledee escape from jail (r in Batman #18)
–Batman #18
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Tweedledum and Tweedledee escape from jail (r in Batman #24 Part 4)
–Detective Comics #79 Part 2
–World’s Finest Comics #10 Epilogue
–World’s Finest Comics #11
–Detective Comics #92 Part 1
–Detective Comics #80
–Batman #19
Part 1
–Batman #19 Part 2
–Joker escapes from jail (r in Batman #19 Part 3)
–Batman #19 Part 3
–Detective Comics #95
–Gotham Batman impersonation laws passed (r in Detective Comics #195)
–Batman #19 Part 4
–Detective Comics #81
–Detective Comics #80 Epilogue
–Detective Comics #82
–Batman #19
Part 1 Epilogue
–World’s Finest Comics #12
–Joker escapes from jail (r in Batman #20 Part 1)
–Batman begins search to prove Titus Keyes’ innocence (r in Batman #20 Part 2)
–Batman #20 Part 1
–Batman finds evidence exonerating Titus Keyes (fb from Batman #20 Part 2)
–Batman #20 Part 2

 

YEAR SIX (1944)

–Batman #20 Part 3
–Batman #20 Part 4
–bunker expanded into Bat-Cave (r in 1943 Batman film serial, Ch. 1)
–Detective Comics #83
–Batman installs big-screen TV into Bat-Cave (fb from Detective Comics #205)
–Bruce and Linda get engaged (r in 1943 Batman film serial, Ch. 13)
–1943 Batman film serial Chapters 1-15
–Detective Comics #84
–Penguin escapes from jail (r in Batman #21)
–Batman #21
–Penguin escapes from jail (r in Detective Comics #87)
–Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strips 8/6/1944 to 9/17/1944
–Batman #22 Part 2
–Joker escapes from jail (r in Detective Comics #85)
–Detective Comics #85
–World’s Finest Comics #13
–Detective Comics #86

–Catwoman escapes from jail (r in Batman #22 Part 1)
–Batman #22 Part 1
–Batman #22 Part 3
–Batman #22 Part 4
–Detective Comics #79 Epilogue
–Batman sends Danny the Dip to jail (r in Batman #28)
–Goldplate Gorney released; Batman and Robin re-apprehend Gorney (r in WFC #23)
–debut of Flying Tiger Haggerty (r in Batman #61 Part 1)
–debut of Monk Bardo and Randy Roose (r in Batman #26)
–The Brave and the Bold #146
–Detective Comics #87
–Batman teams-up with Sgt. Rock (fb from The Brave and the Bold #84)
–Detective Comics #88
–Batman #23
–World’s Finest Comics #14

–Batman collects naval mine as trophy (r in Batman #72 Part 3)
–Detective Comics #89-90
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Batman #24 Part 2
–Batman #24 Part 3
–Batman #24 Part 4
–Joker jailed (r in Detective Comics #91)
–Detective Comics #91
–World’s Finest Comics #15
–Detective Comics #93-94
–Detective Comics #92
Part 2
–Batman #25
–The Brave and the Bold #162

–Batman collects Nazi eagle staff as trophy (r in Batman #48)
–Batman and Robin Daily Newspaper Strips 10/25/1943 to 6/3/1944
–Batman collects Joker’s calling card into Hall of Trophies (r in Detective Comics #112)
–debut of Sgt. Bill Randall (r in Batman and Robin Daily Newspaper Strip 6/29/1944)
–Batman and Robin Daily Newspaper Strips 6/5/1944 to 4/28/1945
–Penguin escapes jail (r in Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strip 11/7/1943)
–Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strips 11/7/1943 to 7/30/1944
–World’s Finest Comics #16
–Batman #26

–Batman collects Cavalier’s swords as trophies (r in World’s Finest Comics #37)
–Batman #27 Part 4

 

YEAR SEVEN (1945)

–Detective Comics #96
–Batman and Robin
Sunday Newspaper Strips 1/7/1945 to 2/18/1945
–Penguin escapes jail (r in Batman #30 Part 1)
–Batman #30 Part 1
–Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strips 2/25/1945 to 4/29/1945
–Batman collects Pueblo headdress as trophy (r in Batman #69 Part 2)
–Adventures of Superman Radio Show 2/28/1945 to 3/15/1945 / fb from WFC #271
–Penguin escapes jail (r in Batman #27 Part 1)
–Batman #27 Part 1
–Batman #27 Part 2
–Batman #27 Part 3
–Detective Comics #97
–World’s Finest Comics #17
–Detective Comics #98
–Batman #27
Part 1 Epilogue
–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #28)
–Batman #28
–April 15, 1945. FDR’s funeral (fb from Last Days of the JSA Special #1)
–Batman gives Batpoon for Robin’s b-day (r in World’s Finest Comics #18)
–Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strips 5/6/1945 to 7/22/1945
–Batman collects the Tinker Diamond into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #69 Part 2)
–Batman and Robin Daily Newspaper Strips 4/30/1945 to 7/7/1945
–Penguin escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #99)
–Detective Comics #99-100
–debut of Big Ed Conroy (r in Batman #35 Part 3)
–Batman #29
–Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strips 7/29/1945 to 9/9/1945
–Batman and Robin Daily Newspaper Strips 7/9/1945 to 9/1/1945
–WWII ends; Batman and Robin given medals (r in Star Spangled Comics #110)
–World’s Finest Comics #18
–Batman and Robin nab Wheels Mitchum (fb from World’s Finest Comics #27)
–Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strips 9/16/1945 to 12/9/1945
–Detective Comics #100 Epilogue
–Batman and Robin Daily Newspaper Strips 9/3/1945 to 11/24/1945
–Joker escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #102)
–Detective Comics #101-102
–Batman #30 Part 2
–Batman #30 Part 3
–Batman #30 Part 4
–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #32 Part 1)
–Batman #32 Part 1
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Linda breaks up with Bruce (r in The Brave and the Bold #197)
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 9/4/1945 to 9/24/1945 / WFC #223
–Detective Comics #103
–World’s Finest Comics #19
–Detective Comics #104
–Batman and Robin apprehend Pollard Twins (fb from Star Spangled Comics #85)
–Batman #31 Part 1
–Batman #31 Part 2
–Batman #31 Part 3
–Batman deals with case out West (r in Batman #31 Part 4)
–Batman #31 Part 4
–Bruce’s business treasurer steals $3 million, Bruce loses everything (r in ‘tec #105)
–Detective Comics #105-106
–Batman’s ID gets official police engraving (r in 4/3/1946 B&R daily news strip)
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 12/4/1945 to 1/8/1946 / r in WFC #271
–World’s Finest Comics #20

–Detective Comics #116
–Batman collects knight’s helmet into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #34 Part 4)
–Batman collects medieval flail into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #41)
–Batman collects spears and battleaxe into Hall of Trophies (r in ‘tec #147)
–Batman collects medieval outfits into Hall of Trophies (r in ‘tec #158)
–Batman #44 Part 2
–Batman collects Pygmy weapons into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #34 Part 4)
–Batman collects grabber into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #34 Part 4)
–Penguin escapes jail, then re-jailed (r in Batman #34 Part 4)
–Batman collects napalm umbrella into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #34 Part 4)
–Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strips 12/16/1945 to 12/23/1945
–Batman collects bulb and Larson photo as trophies (r in 12/30/45 B&R Sunday Strip)
–Batman #33 Part 3
–Joker escapes jail, then re-jailed (r in Batman #34 Part 4)
–Batman collects sad clown mask into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #34 Part 4)
–Batman #34 Part 4
–Hall of Trophies is moved to Batcave (r in 12/30/1945 B&R Sunday Newspaper Strip)
–Antal portrait fixed and moved to mantle spot (r in Batman #38 Part 2)

 

YEAR EIGHT (1946)

–Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strips 12/30/1945 to 2/3/1946
–Batman #32 Part 3
–Batman #32 Part 4
–Batman collects musketeer hat into Hall of Trophies (r in Detective Comics #147)
–Batman and Robin Daily Newspaper Strips 11/26/1945 to 3/23/1946
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 1/29/46 to 2/14/46
–Batman begins using different handwriting than when he is Bruce (r in WFC #60)
–Batman saves the Joneses (fb from Batman #108 Part 3)
–Batman #92 Part 1
–Batman photo op with Batman Jones (fb from Batman #108 Part 3)
–Penguin escapes jail (r in 2/10/1946 Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strip)
–Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strips 2/10/1946 to 4/21/1946
–Detective Comics #107-108
–Batman and Robin
Daily Newspaper Strips 3/25/1946 to 6/1/1946
–Penguin escapes jail (r in Batman #33 Part 1)
–Batman #33 Part 1
–Batman #33 Part 2
–Joker escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #109 / Detective Comics #114)
–Detective Comics #109
–Batman collects noose as trophy (r in Batman #48)
–World’s Finest Comics #21
–The Adventures of Superman
Radio Show 3/29/1946 to 4/14/1946
–Detective Comics #110
–Batman #34
Part 1
–Batman puts race trophy into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #48)
–Batman #34 Part 2
–Batman #34 Part 3
–Batman #107 Part 2
–Batman #107 Part 3
–Detective Comics #108 Epilogue
–Batman & Robin bust Duke Wilton (r in Detective Comics #219)
–Robin goes undercover at Boyville (fb from Star Spangled Comics #65)
–the “Case Without a Crime” occurs (fb from Detective Comics #112)
–Robin apprehends fake No-Face (fb from Star Spangled Comics #66)
–Catwoman escapes jail (r in 4/28/1946 Batman and Robin Sunday newspaper strip)
–Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strips 4/28/1946 to 8/18/1946
–Batman collects Catwoman’s mask into Hall of Trophies (r in Detective Comics #112)
–Batman #35 Part 1
–Batman #35 Part 2
–Batman collects T. Rex as trophy (r in Detective Comics #137)
–Batman and Robin Sunday Newspaper Strips 10/20/1946 to 10/27/1946
–Detective Comics #111
–World’s Finest Comics #22

–Batman #35 Part 3
–Detective Comics #112
–Batman and Robin Daily Newspaper Strips 6/3/1946 to 8/3/1946
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 7/22/1946 to 7/31/1946
–Batman and Robin Daily Newspaper Strips 8/5/1946 to 11/2/1946
–Detective Comics #113
–Goldplate Gorney released from jail (r in World’s Finest Comics #23)
–World’s Finest Comics #23-24
–Joker escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #114)
–Detective Comics #114
–Joker escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #118)
–Detective Comics #118
–Batman adds projector and tablet into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #38 Part 2)
–Batman #38 Part 2
–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #37 Part 3)
–Penguin released from prison (r in Batman #36 Part 1)
–Batman #36 Part 1
–Batman #36 Part 2
–Batman #36 Part 3
–Batman #36 Part 4
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #115
–Batman #36 Part 1 Epilogue
–Batman #36 Part 2 Epilogue
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 11/25/1946 to 12/3/1946
–Batman #37 Part 1
–Batman #37 Part 2
–Batman #37 Part 3
–Detective Comics #117
–World’s Finest Comics #25
–Batman #37
Part 2 Epilogue
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 12/4/1946 to 12/13/1946
–Batman collects spiked wheel as trophy (r in Batman #38 Part 1)
–Batman #38 Part 1
–Penguin escapes jail (r in Batman #38 Part 3)
–Batman #38 Part 3
–debut of Lucky Starr (fb from World’s Finest Comics #32)
–Batman #39 Part 3
–Batman collects Pasht statue as trophy (r in Batman #69 Part 3)

 

YEAR NINE (1947)

–Bruce gets new lawyer Henry Bush (r in Batman #40 Part 2)
–Detective Comics #119
–World’s Finest Comics #26

–Lucky Starr bests Batman again (r in World’s Finest Comics #32)
–Detective Comics #120
–Batman #39
Part 1
–Batman #39 Part 2
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 2/12/1947 to 2/25/1947
–green beanie is collected into Hall of Trophies (r in Star Spangled Comics #66)
–Star Spangled Comics #65-66
–Detective Comics #121

–Lucky Starr bests Batman again (r in World’s Finest Comics #32)
–World’s Finest Comics #27
–Detective Comics #122

–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #40)
–Batman #40
–Star Spangled Comics #67

–Batman defeats Tracks Carlin, collects model train as trophy (fb from ‘tec #155)
–debut of Joe Baily (fb from Detective Comics #152)
–debut of Charlie Fox (r in Adventures of Superman show 6/14/1948 to 7/6/1948)
–debut of Chesty Merkel and Joel Benson (fb from World’s Finest Comics #29)
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 5/14/1947 to 6/1/1947
–Detective Comics #123
–Lucky Starr bests Batman again (fb in World’s Finest Comics #32)
–World’s Finest Comics #28
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 6/2/1947 to 6/27/1947
–debut of Monroe Peel (r in Detective Comics #177)
–Joker escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #124)
–Detective Comics #124
–debut of Edwin Cole (fb from Detective Comics #152)
–Batman #41
–Martians mind-wipe Batman and Robin’s memories of Mars (r in Batman #78)
–World’s Finest Comics #32
–Star Spangled Comics #69-70
–Detective Comics #125
–Star Spangled Comics #72

–debut of Martin Tate (fb from Detective Comics #152)
–Umbrella Man case (r in Adventures of Superman Radio Show 2/3/1948 to 2/17/1948)
–World’s Finest Comics #29
–Penguin escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #126)
–Detective Comics #126
–Batman #42
–World’s Finest Comics #29
Epilogue
–All-Star Comics #36
–Detective Comics #218
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #127
–Batman collects giant inkwell as trophy (r in Star Spangled Comics #126)
–World’s Finest Comics #30
–Batman collects giant penny as trophy (r in Detective Comics #137)
–Batman solves “Bermuda Diamond Smuggling Case” (r in Detective Comics #205)
–Batman & Robin put fake glass eyes into Hall of Trophies (fb from ‘tec #205)
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 11/27/1947 to 12/26/1947
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 2/3/1948 to 2/17/1948
–Joker escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #128)
–Detective Comics #128
–Batman #46 Part 1
–Penguin escapes jail (r in Batman #43 Part 1)
–Batman #43 Part 1
–Batman #43 Part 2
–Batman #43 Part 3
–Detective Comics #129
–World’s Finest Comics #31
–Batman #43
Part 2 Epilogue
–Detective Comics #130
–Batman #46 Part 1 Epilogue
–Batman #45 Part 2
–debuts of John Fabian, Arthur Benson, Jeff Blake, & Ned Harris (fb from Batman #49)

 

YEAR TEN (1948)

–Batman stops smugglers in Havana (r in fb from Star Spangled Comics #116)
–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #44 Part 1)
–Batman #44 Part 1
–Batman collects giant dice cup as trophy (r in Detective Comics #158)
–Batman collects giant playing card as trophy (r in Batman #74 Part 1)
–Batman #44 Part 3
–Detective Comics #135
–Batman #50 Part 3
–Detective Comics #131
–Robin collects bicycle as trophy (r in Star Spangled Comics #91)
–Batman #45 Part 1
–Batman #45 Part 3
–Batman gets ladder trophy (r in Detective Comics #242)
–Detective Comics #139
–Detective Comics #132

–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 3/10/1948 to 4/1/1948
–Detective Comics #133
–World’s Finest Comics #33

–Penguin escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #134)
–Detective Comics #134
–Batman stops international smugglers (fb from Detective Comics #164)
–Trigger Thom shoots Batman (r in Batman #61 Part 2)
–Batman #47 Part 1 Intro
–debut of Mr. Camera (r in Batman #81 Part 2)
–debut of Rand Garrow (fb from World’s Finest Comics #68)
–Batman goes on unspecified mission overseas (r in Star Spangled Comics #115)
–Batman testifies against Havana smugglers (r in fb from Star Spangled Comics #116)
–Batman nabs Peters, Roggs, Kyle, and Manson (r in World’s Finest Comics #40)
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 5/3/1948
–debut of Blackie Nason (fb from Detective Comics #141)
–Batman #46 Part 2
–Batman #46 Part 3
–Batman puts 15th century Italian clothes in Hall of Trophies (r in ‘tec #158)
–Batman shot; Robin busts Barton Brothers (fb from Star Spangled Comics #86)
–World’s Finest Comics #34
–Batman #46
Part 2 Epilogue
–Detective Comics #136
–Batman #47
Part 1
–Batman #47 Part 2
–Batman #47 Part 3 Intro
–Batman verifies Joe Chill’s ID (fb from ‘tec #235)
–Batman #47 Part 3 Conclusion
–Batman covers Joe Chill’s body (fb from ‘tec #235)
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 6/14/1948 to 7/30/1948
–Blackie Nason escapes from jail (fb from Detective Comics #141)
–Detective Comics #137
–Penguin escapes jail (r in World’s Finest Comics #35)
–World’s Finest Comics #35
–World’s Finest Comics #38

–Joker escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #138)
–Detective Comics #138
–Blackie Nason starts “Gallery of Undercover Cops” (fb from Detective Comics #141)
–debut of Dan Morgan (r in Batman #54 Part 2)
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–“Rocket Case,” Batman gets rocket trophy (r in Batman #48 & Batman #100 Part 1)
–Batman collects sarcophagus and drill as trophies (r in Batman #48)
–Batman #48
–Batman collects mini copter-auto into Hall of Trophies (r in Detective Comics #158)
–“The Case of the Practical Jokers” (r in Batman #51 Part 3)
–“The Case of the Fowl Birds” (r in Batman #51 Part 3)
–World’s Finest Comics #36
–Detective Comics #140

–Batman nabs J. Fabian, A. Benson, J. Blake, & N. Harris (fb from Batman #49)
–Detective Comics #142
–Star Spangled Comics #85

–Batman starts playing fake sounds in Batcave (r in Batman #108 Part 3)
–Fabian, Benson, Blake, & Harris “Death Row scheme” unfolds (fb from Batman #49)
–Batman vs river-pirates (fb from Batman #110 Part 2)
–Batman #49
–Detective Comics #167
–Detective Comics #141

–Star Spangled Comics #90
–World’s Finest Comics #37
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show
12/20/1948 to 12/29/1948
–Batman #50 Part 1
–Batman #50 Part 2

 

YEAR ELEVEN (1949)

–Detective Comics #143
–Star Spangled Comics #87
–Batman investigates Brent murder case (fb from Star Spangled Comics #88)
–Batman concocts plan with Brent (r in Star Spangled Comics #88)
–Detective Comics #144
–Batman and Robin face Mr. Camera again (r in Batman #81 Part 2)
–Star Spangled Comics #88
–Batman collects giant glasses and 8-ball as trophies (r in SSC #91)
–Batman speaks at Dick’s high school (r in Star Spangled Comics #88)
–Batman #51 Part 1 Intro
–Batman #51 Part 2
–Batman #51 Part 3
–Detective Comics #145
–Batman #51
Part 1 Conclusion
–Batman collects Pee-Wee Penguin mascot costume as trophy (r in ‘tec #155)
–The Adventures of Superman Radio Show 2/7/1949
–Star Spangled Comics #89
–Star Spangled Comics #91
–Batman collects large metal thing into Hall of Trophies (r in WFC #39)
–World’s Finest Comics #39
–Batman #52 Part 2
–Batman collects Viking tablet as trophy (r in fb from Batman #99 Part 3)
–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #52 Part 3)
–Batman #52 Part 3
–Batman collects “walking canoe” as trophy (r in Detective Comics #155)
–Detective Comics #146
–1949 Batman & Robin film serial Chapter 1 Intro / r from ‘tec #238
–1949 Batman & Robin film serial Chapter 1
–1949 Batman & Robin film serial Chapters 2-15
–Batman collects Hammil’s machinery into Hall of Trophies (r in ‘tec #147)
–Batman #119 Part 3
–Batman and Robin pose for Vicki Vale photo special (r in Batman #63 Part 3)
–Batman #60 Part 1 Intro
–Batman busts Big Red (fb from Detective Comics #164)
–Batman does interview about Batcave (r in Batman #63 Part 3)
–Alfred fools Vicki Vale (fb from Batman #110 Part 2)
–Batman and Robin face Mr. Camera again (r in Batman #81 Part 2)
–Detective Comics #248
–Batman stops tank bank robbers (r in Detective Comics #240)
–“The Case of the Sphinx of the Museum” (r in Detective Comics #240)
–debut of Nitro Nelson (r in Batman #58)
–debut of Dr. Doom (r in Detective Comics #158)
–debut of Count Florian (fb from World’s Finest Comics #43)
–Batman interviewed for documentary film (r in World’s Finest Comics #43)
–Detective Comics #147
–World’s Finest Comics #40
–Batman #52
Part 1
–Batman solves “The Case of the Pigmie Plot” (fb from Detective Comics #148)
–Batman collects bell jars as trophies (r in Detective Comics #148)
–Detective Comics #148
–World’s Finest Comics #40 Epilogue
–Star Spangled Comics #92
–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #53)
–Batman #53
–Batman #54 Part 3 Intro
–Joker escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #149)
–Detective Comics #149
–Star Spangled Comics #93
–World’s Finest Comics #41
–Detective Comics #150

–Batman fights polo crooks (r in ‘tec #240)
–Batman defeats Captain Kidd, keeps cutlass as trophy (r in ‘tec #240)
–Ace Grogan sends Batman statuette (r in ‘tec #240)
–Detective Comics #240
–Star Spangled Comics #94
–Batman and Robin face Mr. Camera again (r in Batman #81 Part 2)
–Batman #54 Part 1
–Batman #54 Part 2
–Batman puts Ponce de León bust into Hall of Trophies (r in Star Spangled Comics #126)
–Batman #54 Part 3 Conclusion
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Batman lends centrifuge to police convention (r in Detective Comics #177)
–Detective Comics #151
–Star Spangled Comics #94
Epilogue
–Star Spangled Comics #95
–World’s Finest Comics #42

–Batman apprehends counterfeiter (r in Detective Comics #152)
–Detective Comics #152
–Batman #62 Part 3
–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #55)
–Batman #55
–Batman collects bell as trophy (r in Detective Comics #158)
–Batman shot by Black Dan (r in Star Spangled Comics #96)
–Star Spangled Comics #96
–debut of Slits Danton (r in Detective Comics #153)
–debut of Jim Millan (r in Detective Comics #154)
–Robin collects The Clock’s clock as trophy (r in Star Spangled Comics #97)
–Detective Comics #153
–Batman apprehends Henry Guille III (fb from Detective Comics #160)
–Star Spangled Comics #98
–Detective Comics #154
–Mad Dog Biller shoots Batman (r in World’s Finest Comics #50)
–World’s Finest Comics #43
–Batman collects Count Florian’s tux as trophy (r in ‘tec #155)

 

YEAR TWELVE (1950)

–Batman #59 Part 1
–Bruce leaves Gotham for a few weeks (r in Star Spangled Comics #100)
–Batman #56 Part 1
–Batman #56 Part 2
–Batman collects Penguin’s outfit and hat as trophies (r in ‘tec #155)
–Batman #56 Part 3
–Detective Comics #155-156
–Batman collects monster tribal mask as trophy (r in World’s Finest Comics #44)
–Batman collects tribal masks as trophies (r in Detective Comics #158)
–Jacques Venta drugs Bruce with “Orchid of Madness” (fb from WFC #44)
–World’s Finest Comics #44
–Batman & Robin Stand Up For Sportsmanship!
–Batman #57
Part 2
–Batman #57 Part 3
–Detective Comics #157
–Batman solves “Chess Crimes,” collects chess set as trophy (r in ‘tec #158)
–Batman collects Amazonian statue as trophy (r in Detective Comics #158)
–Batman nabs Rackets Reed, gets Buddha statue (r in ‘tec #242 & ‘tec #158)
–Joker escapes jail, Batman defeats him and collects giant Joker mask (r in ‘tec #158)
–Batman defeats “musical note of death” villain (r in Detective Comics #158)
–Detective Comics #158
–debut of T. Worthington Chubb (fb from Detective Comics #159)
–World’s Finest Comics #45
–Mr. Camera evades Batman and Robin again (fb from Batman #81 Part 2)
–Batman and Robin defeat Barracuda Bros. (r in Batman #58)
–Batman #58
–debut of Ace Radko (r in World’s Finest Comics #47)
–debut of Warden Downs (r in Detective Comics #169)
–Killer Slade escapes jail; Batman re-apprehends him (fb from Batman #67 Part 1 Intro)
–Batman starts using disintegrating Bat-rope (r in Batman #67 Part 1 Intro)
–Batman and Robin nab Mr. Camera (fb from Batman #81 Part 2)
–Batman solves unspecified case in Chicago (r in Batman #80 Part 2)
–debut of Sparky Watts and Ned Herzo (r in Batman #80 Part 3)
–Batman collects mini water tower on unspecified case (r in SSC #103)
–Batman collects model airplane on unspecified case (r in SSC #103)
–Batman solves Middle East case, gets gold cord (fb from Batman #67 Part 1 Intro)
–debut of Megli the Mad Musician (fb from Batman #67 Part 1 Intro)
–Batman wears Luminous Bat Costume (r in Detective Comics #165)
–Batman #60 Part 1 Intro continued
–Detective Comics #159-160
–World’s Finest Comics #46

–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #59 Part 3)
–Batman #59 Part 2
–Batman #59 Part 3
–Detective Comics #161-162
–Batman collects devil statue as trophy (r in Star Spangled Comics #105)
–Detective Comics #163
Part 1
–Batman & Robin vs Wheelo (r in Detective Comics #238)
–World’s Finest Comics #47
–Batman #60 Part 1
–Batman #60 Part 2
–Batman #60 Part 3
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #163 Part 2
–Batman busts the Purple Shoes Gang (r in Detective Comics #164)
–Detective Comics #164
–Joker escapes jail (r in World’s Finest Comics #48)
–World’s Finest Comics #48
–Batman busts bandits out West (r in Star Spangled Comics #107)
–Bruce goes away on business (r in Star Spangled Comics #107)
–Batman #61 Part 1
–Batman tests new Batplane (fb from Detective Comics #234)
–Alfred learns to pilot Batplane (r in Star Spangled Comics #127)
–debut of Benger Bros; death of Skull Benger (fb from Star Spangled Comics #127)
–death of Babe Benger (fb from Star Spangled Comics #127)
–Batman #61 Part 2
–Batman #61 Part 3
–Detective Comics #168 Part 1
–Detective Comics #165-166
–World’s Finest Comics #49

–death of Gypsy Benger (fb from Star Spangled Comics #127)
–Batman #62 Part 1
–Joker escapes jail (r in Detective Comics #168 Part 2)
–Detective Comics #168 Part 2
–Batman #62 Part 2
–Star Spangled Comics #112

 

YEAR THIRTEEN (1951)

–Bruce and Dick stay at International Hotel (r in Star Spangled Comics #120)
–Batman creates secret ID tablet (r in Detective Comics #185)
–Detective Comics #185
–World’s Finest Comics #50
–Batman collects giant Colt 45 as trophy (r in title page of ‘tec #177)
–World’s Finest Comics #51 Part 1
–Star Spangled Comics #110
–Batman #81 Part 2
–Batman dons “Asbestos Bat-Costume” again (r in Batman #63)
–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #63)
–Batman #63 Part 1
–Batman #63 Part 2
–Batman collects Saturn model as trophy (r in Star Spangled Comics #126)
–Batman #63 Part 3
–Detective Comics #169-170
–The JSA disbands (fb from America vs. The Justice Society of America #1 / AC #466)
–Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash vs. Gentleman Ghost (fb from JSA #82)
–Batman goes undercover to stop Kane Rogers escape (fb from ‘tec #227)
–Star Spangled Comics #114
–World’s Finest Comics #51 Part 2
–Batman nabs Benson Gang (r in Batman #64)
–Vicki dumps Bruce (r in Batman #64)
–Batman #64
–Batman collects Killer Moth’s mask as trophy (r in Detective Comics #173)
–debuts of Biff Hedges and Eddie High (fb from Batman #67 Part 1 Intro)
–Alfred builds Sky Sled (fb from Batman #68 Part 2)
–Star Spangled Comics #115
–Batman and Robin send the Denton Bros to Death Row (r in Detective Comics #197)
–debut of King Zabot (fb from Batman #87 Part 1)
THE SAGA OF DICK’S FINAL MONTH OF HIGH SCHOOL
——————–Batman and Robin film for Underworld, Inc (r in World’s Finest Comics #57)
——————–World’s Finest Comics #57
——————–Batman #80 Part 2
——————–Robin calls Batman “Bruce” on patrol (fb from Star Spangled Comics #118)
——————–Batman goes on weeklong trip (r in Star Spangled Comics #118)
——————–Batman solves case, keeps fedora as trophy (r in Star Spangled Comics #120)
——————–Star Spangled Comics #120
——————–Star Spangled Comics #127
——————–Batman #82 Part 1
——————–Star Spangled Comics #111
——————–Dick graduates high school (r in Star Spangled Comics #111)
–Detective Comics #241
–Batman solves Martier diamond case, collects shoe as trophy (r in WFC #75)
–Bruce invests in Apex Corp movie company (r in Batman #69 Part 1 Introduction)
–debut of Bingo Leeds (r in Detective Comics #177)
–Batman and Robin film Crime Crushers (r in Batman #66 Part 2)
–Batman and Robin film bulletproof vest newsreel (r in World’s Finest Comics #54)
–Batman gives interview to science mag (r in Batman #67 Part 1 Intro)
–debut of Jinx Boley (r in Batman #67 Part 1 Intro)
–debut of Foxy Fenton (r in Batman #66 Part 3)
–debut of Phil Argon (r in Detective Comics #177)
–debut of Slim Dooley (r in Detective Comics #177)
–Detective Comics #171-172
–World’s Finest Comics #52

–Joker escapes jail; Batman re-apprehends him (r in Batman #67 Part 1 Intro)
–Batman #65
–Batman #67 Part 1 Intro
–Penguin escapes jail (r in World’s Finest Comics #55)
–World’s Finest Comics #55
–debut of the Maskers Club (r in Batman #72 Part 2)
–debut of Big Cal Devers (fb from Batman #68 Part 2)
–Detective Comics #173
–Batman #67 Part 1 Conclusion
–Detective Comics #174 Part 1
–World’s Finest Comics #53
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Batman busts Burke in CA (r in Batman #66 Part 1)
–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #66 Part 1)
–Batman #66 Part 1
–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #67 Part 2)
–Detective Comics #174 Part 2
–Batman #66 Part 2
–Batman #66 Part 3
–debut of Wallace Waley (r in Detective Comics #236)
–Detective Comics #175-176
–World’s Finest Comics #54

–Batman #67 Part 2
–Batman #68 Part 3
–Batman #67 Part 3
–Brane gives super-radio to Batman (r in Detective Comics #216)
–Detective Comics #177-178
–Batman #69 Part 1 Introduction
–Joker paroled (r in Detective Comics #180)

 

YEAR FOURTEEN (1952)

–Detective Comics #180
–Batman #68
Part 1
–Batman #68 Part 2
–Detective Comics #183
–Detective Comics #179
–World’s Finest Comics #56
–Batman goes on unspecified case, gets statue as trophy (r in Batman #69 Part 2)
–Batman goes on unspecified case, gets bumper as trophy (r in Batman #69 Part 2)
–Batman #69 Part 1 Conclusion
–Batman #69 Part 2
–Batman #69 Part 3
–Detective Comics #183 Epilogue
–Batman solves unknown case, collects star as trophy (r in Star Spangled Comics #122)
–debut of Mr. Cipher (fb from Batman #71 Part 3)
–Star Spangled Comics #121-122
–Batman leaves town; Robin defeats Crazy Quilt (r in Star Spangled Comics #123)
–Batman leaves town, makes Champ Trask film upon return (r in SSC #124)
–Star Spangled Comics #117 Intro
–Detective Comics #181
–Batman #70
–Batman goes to Chicago (r in Star Spangled Comics #125)
–Detective Comics #182
–Batman goes on unspecified case(s), obtains several trophies (r in SSC #126)
–Batman solves “African Murder Case,” obtains devil statue trophy (r in SSC #126)
–Batman solves “Leland Castle Case,” obtains suit of armor trophy (r in SSC #126)
–Batman leaves town on unspecified business (r in Star Spangled Comics #126)
–Batman and Robin send Flint Bros to Death Row (r in Detective Comics #197)
–Batman and Robin interviewed by Forrow Bros (r in Detective Comics #197)
–Batman & Robin defeat plane saboteurs (fb from Detective Comics #221)
–Bruce befriends Dr. Sayre (r in Batman #93 Part 3)
–Batman impersonates John Harlan in Police Parade (fb from ‘tec #227)
–Bart Davis debuts, gets jailed by Batman (r in ‘tec #232)
–Spade Stinson debuts, gets jailed by Batman (r in ‘tec #228)
–Batman busts Clover Gang, collects trick ledger as trophy (r in WFC #63)
–Batman solves “Benson Murder Case” (r in Star Spangled Comics #128)
–debut of George “Boss” Dyke (r in Batman #75 Part 3)
–debut of Cal Davis (r in Detective Comics #191)
–Batman fights Skid Turkel (r in Batman #74 Part 2)
–debut of Diamond Lang (r in Detective Comics #186)
–Batman & Robin vs The Bowler (r in Detective Comics #238)
–Batman keeps bowling stuff as trophies (r in Batman #108 Part 2)
–World’s Finest Comics #58
–Star Spangled Comics #117 Conclusion
–Detective Comics #184
–debut of the Masked Mystic (r in Batman #71 Part 2)
–Batman #71 Part 1
–Batman #71 Part 2
–Batman #71 Part 3
–Batman busts Skid Turkel (fb from Batman #74 Part 2)
–Batman leaves town on unspecified business (r in Star Spangled Comics #129)
–World’s Finest Comics #59
–Detective Comics #186

–Batmobile begins towing the Batosphere (r in Detective Comics #189)
–Batman #72 Part 1
–Batman #72 Part 2
–Batman #72 Part 3
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #73 Part 3 Intro)
–Batman #74 Part 3
–Batman #73 Part 3 Intro
–Detective Comics #187
–Star Spangled Comics #130
–World’s Finest Comics #60
–World’s Finest vs Elton Craig (fb from World’s Finest Comics #87)
–Detective Comics #188
–Batman #76 Part 2 Intro
–Batman solves “Case of the Stolen Doll” (fb from Batman #87 Part 1)
–Batman #73 Part 1
–Batman #73 Part 2
–Batman #73 Part 3 Conclusion
–Detective Comics #189
–World’s Finest Comics #61
–Detective Comics #190

–Joker escapes jail; Batman puts diorama into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #74 Part 1)
–Batman #74 Part 1

 

YEAR FIFTEEN (1953)

–Batman cleans-out Joker’s HQ (r in Detective Comics #193)
–Soupy Sellers released from prison (fb from World’s Finest Comics #65)
–Batman #74 Part 2
–Detective Comics #191
–Superman marries Lois (Action Comics #484)
–Superman reveals Batman’s ID to Lois (r in Superman Family #201)
–World’s Finest Comics #62
–Detective Comics #192

–Batman #75 Part 1
–Batman #75 Part 2
–Batman #75 Part 3
–Detective Comics #193
–Detective Comics #197
–World’s Finest Comics #63
–World’s Finest Comics #64 Part 1
–Bruce awarded Key to the City (r in Detective Comics #194)
–Detective Comics #194
–Batman films movie; Robot Master debuts (r in Detective Comics #238)
–Batman exhibit amphitheater opens (r in Detective Comics #238)
–Batman busts Eddie Dale (r in Batman #76 Part 3)
–Batman #76 Part 1
–Batman #76 Part 2 Conclusion
–Batman #76 Part 3
–Batman and Robin vs Death Valley Dan (fb from Detective Comics #221)
–Batman and Robin protect Milk Fund (fb from Detective Comics #227)
–Batman and Robin vs Pardu (fb from Batman #99 Part 3)
–World’s Finest Comics #64 Part 2
–Batman uses Flying Eye vs Curt Mathis (fb from Batman #109 Part 3)
–Superman Family #201
–Batman vs Crime Robot (fb from ‘tec #234 / r in Batman #100 Part 1)
–debut of Jay Garris (fb from Detective Comics #244)
–Batman starts Batarang board in Hall of Trophies (r in ‘tec #244)
–Herbert Smirt photos Batman during case (fb from Detective Comics #214)
–J. Weiler subs for Batman to fool hoods (fb from Batman #85, P. 3)
–Tom Beckett’s father dies (r in World’s Finest Comics #69)
–Batman goes on unspecified case in tropics (r in World’s Finest Comics #69)
–Detective Comics #202
–debut of Lars Veking (r in Batman #79 Part 3)
–Batman nearly killed while being filmed for newsreel (r in Batman #77 Part 2)
–Detective Comics #195-196
–Batman #77 Part 1
–Batman #77 Part 2
–Batman #77 Part 3
–Batman and Robin bust Blaster; Batman seemingly killed (fb from WFC #65)
–World’s Finest Comics #65
–Detective Comics #198
–debut of Big Jack Baker (r in Detective Comics #199)
–debut of The Stranger (fb from Batman #78 Part 1)
–Batman #78 Part 1
–Batman #78 Part 2
–Batman #78 Part 3
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Batman and Robin “Arrow: The Family Comic Weekly” Strips 9/13/1953 to 9/14/1953
–Batman busts Lucky Dennis (r in Batman #103 Part 2)
–Batman defeats Mad Clown, keeps thong as trophy (fb from Batman #83 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #199
–World’s Finest Comics #66
–Detective Comics #200
–Batman nabs fugitive at Melden’s (fb from Detective Comics #234)
–Detective Comics #201 Part 1
–debut of Dimples Drew (r in Batman #82 Part 3)
–debut of Johnny Taylor (fb from Batman #87 Part 1)
–Batman #79 Part 1
–Batman #79 Part 2
–Batman #79 Part 3
–Detective Comics #201 Part 2
–World’s Finest Comics #67
–Batman & Robin defeat Ned Dove, collect bust trophy (r in ‘tec #242)
–Batman & Robin jail Brainy Walker, collect glove trophy (r in ‘tec #242)
–Joker escapes jail, gets humiliated on film (r in Batman #80 Part 1)
–Batman #80 Part 1

 

YEAR SIXTEEN (1954)

–Batman #80 Part 3
–Detective Comics #203
–World’s Finest Comics #68
–Batman puts Mechanical Mobster in Hall of Trophies (r in ‘tec #229)
–Detective Comics #204
–debut of James Wilkins (fb from Batman #106 Part 1)
–Batman #81 Part 1
–Batman puts Two-Face bust into Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #108 Part 2)
–Batman #81 Part 3
–Detective Comics #205
–debut of Brain Hobson (r in Detective Comics #210)
–Batman #82 Part 2
–Batman #82 Part 3
–debut of Grey Mike Riggs (r in World’s Finest Comics #69)
–World’s Finest Comics #69
–Detective Comics #206
–Batman injured; Verreau subs for him (fb from Batman #85 Part 3)
–Batman and Robin reorganize trophies (r in Batman #83 Part 1)
–Batman #83 Part 1
–Batman #83 Part 2
–Batman #83 Part 3
–Bruce meets Prince the dog (r in Batman #92 Part 2)
–Batman, Robin, & Vicki escape death trap (fb from Detective Comics #221)
–Batman impersonates lion tamer; Robin busts crook (fb from ‘tec #227)
–Batman defeats Trigger Turner, gets ruby trophy (r in ‘tec #242)
–Batman & Robin save folks from burning tower (fb from ‘tec #234)
–Brimstone debuts (fb from The Brave & The Bold #200)
–Batman uses Flash-Bulb Batarang, puts it on Batarang board (r in ‘tec #244)
–Bruce plays Batman in charity parade (fb from Batman #85, P. 3)
–Bruce and Dick go on unspecified case (fb from Batman #85, P. 1)
–Bruce catches-up with Lois Lane (r in World’s Finest Comics #71)
–debut of Harry Shepherd (r in Batman #84 Part 3)
–Detective Comics #207
–World’s Finest Comics #70
–Detective Comics #210
–Detective Comics #208
–Batman #84 Part 1
–Batman #84 Part 2
–Batman #84 Part 3
–World’s Finest Comics #71
–Batman #91 Part 1
–Detective Comics #209
–Batman #85 Part 1
–Batman #85 Part 2
–Batman #85 Part 3
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #211
–Catwoman reforms, turns herself in (fb from DC Super-Stars #17)
–Batman obtains Fang’s sword, begins hunting him (fb from WFC #73)
–Joker escapes from jail (r in Batman #86)
–Batman #86
–World’s Finest Comics #73
–debut of Marty Kirk (r in Batman #97 Part 2)
–Detective Comics #212-213
–Batman invents detonating ray (fb from Batman #109 Part 3)
–Herbert Smirt collects more Bat data (fb from Detective Comics #214)
–Batman #102 Part 1
–Vicki dates Bruce again to get close to Batman (r in Batman #87)
–Batman #87 Part 1
–Batman #87 Part 2
–Batman #87 Part 3
–Vicki and Bruce break up (r in Batman #87)
–Batwoman debuts; Bruce befriends Kathy Kane (r in B&B #197)
–Batwoman begins teaming with Dynamic Duo (r in B&B #182)
–Batman & Batwoman begin flirtatious relationship (r in B&B #182)
–Bat-Girl debuts, begins teaming with Dynamic Trio (r in Infinite Crisis #5)
–Detective Comics #214-215
–Two-Face escapes, surrenders, reforms, and gets surgery (r in B&B #197 & Super Fam #211)
–Batman #88 Part 1
–Batman #88 Part 2
–Batman #88 Part 3
–Batman busts Northtown crooks (fb from Batman #98 Part 3)
–Batman and Superman make Super-Signal (r in WFC #74)
–World’s Finest Comics #74

 

YEAR SEVENTEEN (1955)

–Miles O’Hara debuts (r in Wonder Woman #281 Part 2)
–Detective Comics #216
–Batman #90 Part 3 Intro
–Dick goes to college (r in B&B #197 & Superman Family #211)
–debut of Raven & The Rotor Robbers (r in Batman #89 Part 3)
–Batman #89 Part 1
–Batman #89 Part 2
–Batman #89 Part 3
–Detective Comics #217
–Batman #90 Part 1
–Batman #90 Part 2
–Batman #90 Part 3 Conclusion
–debut of Purple Mask Gang (r in World’s Finest Comics #75)
–World’s Finest Comics #75
–Batman gets rid of trophies (r in WFC #75 & ‘tec #224)
–Batman #91 Part 2
–Batman #91 Part 3
–Joker escapes from jail; Batman nabs him (r in Brave & The Bold #197)
–Batman bests Whitey Mantell (r in ‘tec #244)
–Batman puts Bomb Batarang on Batarang board (r in ‘tec #244)
–Batman and Robin vs Captain Shark (fb from Detective Comics #221)
–debut of Verne Hainey (r in Batman #109 Part 3)
–Batman solves “Mystery of Lost Tribal Treaties” Case (r in ‘tec #227)
–Batman collects headdress & crossbow trophies (r in Batman #102 Part 3)
–The Brave & The Bold #200
–Penguin paroled, re-jailed by Batman (r in The Brave & The Bold #197)
–Batman & Robin solve fireworks case (fb from Batman #95 Part 3)
–Batman beats Electric Mob, keeps generator trophy (r in Batman #93, P. 2)
–Detective Comics #219
–Batman #96 Part 2
–Vandorf, Rembrandt, Braddon cases solved (r in ‘tec #228)
–Detective Comics #228
–Bat & Cat vs Scarecrow; Bruce & Selina get engaged (fb from B&B #197)
–Batman ends his relationship with Batwoman (r in B&B #182)
–Batwoman retires (r in B&B #182)
–Batman vs Verne Hainey (r in Batman #109 Part 3)
–Detective Comics #220
–Batman #92 Part 2
–Batman #92 Part 3
–Batman puts 1st trophy into Ace case (r from Batman #103 Part 3)
–Batman & Robin solve Batmarine case (fb from Batman #95 Part 3 & ‘tec #234)
–Detective Comics #221-222
–Selina gets out of jail (fb from DC Super-Stars #17)
–Superman Family #211 Part 1
–Batman debuts Magnet Batarang (fb from ‘tec #244)
–Batman puts Magnet Batarang onto Batarang board (r in ‘tec #244)
–Batman #93 Part 1
–Batman #93 Part 2
–Batman #93 Part 3
–Garth debuts (r in Batman #108 Part 1)
–Bruce & Selina arrive at their wedding (fb from DC Super-Stars #17)
–Superman Family #211 Part 2
–Bruce & Selina wedding ends (fb from Brave & The Bold #197)
–Bruce & Selina go on honeymoon (r in Brave & The Bold #197)
–Batman Day (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Batman saves Judge Hagen (fb from Batman #103 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #223
–Batman & Robin run crook off road (fb from Batman #95 Part 3)
–Batman #94 Part 1
–Batman #94 Part 3
–Batman vs Verne Hainey (r in Batman #109 Part 3)
–Detective Comics #224
–World’s Finest Comics #79
–Batman helps out during hurricane (fb from Batman #98 Part 3)
–Batman collects bulletproof vest trophy (r in Batman #95 Part 2)
–debut of Welken, Slann, Wilden, & Bloss (r in Batman #95 Part 2)
–Batman #95 Part 1
–Batman #95 Part 2
–Batman #95 Part 3
–Batmobile retired; new Batmobile debuts (r in Brave & The Bold #182)
–debut of Viney Hail (r in Detective Comics #229)
–Batman #96 Part 1
–Batman #96 Part 3
–debut of the Varrel Bros (fb from Batman #106 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #226

 

YEAR EIGHTEEN (1956)

–Detective Comics #227
–Superman Family #216
–Batman uses sleuth machine to nab Hainey (fb from Batman #109 Part 3)
–Batmobile damaged (fb from Batman #98 Part 3)
–Batman #98 Part 3
–Joker escapes jail (r in Batman #97 Part 1)
–Batman #97 Part 1
–Batman #97 Part 2
–Batman #97 Part 3
–Batman puts 2nd trophy into Ace case (r in Batman #103 Part 3)
–debut of Bill Seton (fb from Batman #106 Part 1)
–Batman #98 Part 1
–Batman poses for Brumer sculpture (r in ‘tec #230)
–Detective Comics #229
–Batman #99 Part 3
–Mad Hatter II debuts (r in ‘tec #230)
–Detective Comics #230
–Batman #100 Part 1 Intro
–Batman #100 Part 3 Intro
–Bruce starts playing more polo (r in Detective Comics #234)
–Batman, Robin, & Superman defeat Giantland crooks (r in WFC #105)
–debut of Chalmers (r in Batman #26 Part 1)
–Batman & Robin travel to Ancient Babylon (fb from Batman #102 Part 2)
–Batman debuts Seeing-Eye Batarang (fb from ‘tec #244)
–Seeing Eye-Batarang goes onto Batarang board (r in ‘tec #244)
–Bruce is filmed at gala (r in Detective Comics #242)
–baby helps Batman solve art museum robbery (fb from Batman #106 Part 1)
–Batman recovers Rajah Vishti’s diamond (fb from Batman #103 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #231
–Batman vs blimp thugs (fb from Batman #101 Part 1)
–Batman goes on unspecified case, nets new trophies (r in Batman #101 Part 3)
–man mails Batman cape & cowl; Batman keeps it as trophy (r in Batman #101 Part 3)
–World’s Finest Comics #82
–Detective Comics #230 Epilogue
–debut of John Briggs & 50 Fathoms Club (r in Batman #104 Part 3)
–Batman helps Captain Hobart bust pirates (fb from Batman #103 Part 1)
–Batman shot in Coast City, saved by Dr. Thorne (fb from Batman #106 Part 1)
–Batman #100 Part 1
–Batman #100 Part 2
–Batman #100 Part 3
–Batman uses Bat-Kite to nab Fentons (fb from Batman #108 Part 1)
–Batman #101 Part 3
–Batman #103 Part 1
–Detective Comics #234
–Checkmate debuts (r in Detective Comics #238)
–World’s Finest Comics #83
–Batman #101 Part 1
–Batman #101 Part 2
–Detective Comics #235
–Batman #102 Part 2
–Batman stops Stone Age hammer bomber (r in Batman #102 Part 3)
–Batman #102 Part 3
–Detective Comics #236
–Batman #103 Part 2
–Batman, Robin, & Ace bust clowns (r in Batman #103 Part 3)
–Batman puts 3rd trophy in Ace case (r in Batman #103 Part 3)
–Batman #103 Part 3
–Batman #105 Part 3
–Batman fights Magnet Mob, keeps magnet trophy (r in ‘tec #239)
–Batman fights Ball-Bearing Bandits, keeps ball-bearing trophy (r in ‘tec #239)
–Batman #104 Part 1
–Batman #104 Part 3
–Batman #104 Part 2

 

YEAR NINETEEN (1957)

–Bruce/Selina conceive child (r in DC Super-Stars #17 & Last Days of the JSA Special #1)
–Checkmate returns (fb from Detective Comics #238)
–Batman #105 Part 2
–pigeon jewel thieves debut (r in Batman #109 Part 3)
–Joker escapes, cages Dynamic Duo; Superman rescues (fb from WFC #105)
–Joker escapes from jail (r in Batman #110 Part 1)
–Batman #106 Part 1
–Batman #106 Part 2
–Batman #106 Part 3
–Batman uses jetpack to nab pigeon crooks (fb from Batman #109 Part 3)
–Rick Harben debuts (r in World’s Finest Comics #91)
–Detective Comics #238-239
–Batman #107 Part 1
–Detective Comics #242
–Batman collects Joker head (r in Wonder Woman #283 Part 2)
–Batman builds “crime calculator” CPU (r in Batman #109 Part 3)
–Batman defeats The Trapper (r in Batman #108 Part 3)
–Batman puts net in Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #108 Part 3)
–Batman defeats Flash-Bandits (fb from Batman #108 Part 3)
–Batman puts camera in Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #108 Part 3)
–Batman defeats Charity Circus Thieves (fb from Batman #108 Part 3)
–Batman puts robot clown in Hall of Trophies (r in Batman #108 Part 3)
–Batman goes on unspecified case, debuts new Batarangs (r in ‘tec #244)
–Batman puts new Batarangs onto Batarang board (r in ‘tec #244)
–Batman builds Batarang X (r in ‘tec #244)
–Detective Comics #243
–Batman #110 Part 1 Intro
–Batman vs Diver Jones; gets costume trophy (r in Batman #108 Part 2)
–Detective Comics #244
–Batman goes on unspecified case, collects horse (r in Batman #108 Part 2)
–Batman #110 Part 1 Conclusion
–World’s Finest Comics #91
–Batman goes on unspecified case, gets train (r in Batman #108 Part 3)
–Batman goes on unspecified case, gets ABC block (r in Batman #108 Part 3)
–Batman puts time-lock doors in Batcave (r in Batman #108 Part 2)
–Batman #108 Part 1
–Batman #108 Part 2
–Batman #108 Part 3
–Detective Comics #245
–Batman #109 Part 1
–Batman #109 Part 2
–Batman #109 Part 3
–Annual Batman Day held (r in Batman #103 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #246
–Batman #110 Part 2
–World’s Finest Comics #92
–Batman #111 Part 1
–Batman #111 Part 3
–Detective Comics #247
–debut of Cory Blane (r in Detective Comics #252)
–debut of Burns, Burton, and Hegan (r in Detective Comics #254)
–Batman aids Joe Osceola in Florida (fb from Batman #123 Part 1)
–Batman beats Doc Cranium, collects machine (r in Batman #127 Part 1)
–Batman defeats Spinner (r from The Brave & The Bold #182)
–Batman, Robin, and Superman vs. Lex Luthor (fb from WFC #105)
–Detective Comics #265
–Helena Wayne born (fb from DC Super-Stars #17)
–Clark, Lois, O’Hara, & Dick meet Helena (r in DC Super-Stars #17, Wonder Woman #281 Part 2, & Wonder Woman #284 Part 2)
–Bruce talks to Alfred about Helena (r in Wonder Woman #295 Part 2)
–Bruce becomes politically active (fb from DC Super-Stars #17)
–Batman semi-retires (r in DC Super-Stars #17 and JLofA #55)
–Batman #112 Part 1
–Batman #112 Part 2

 

YEAR TWENTY (1958)

–Batman #113
–Batman #114 Part 1
–Batman #114 Part 2
–Batman #115 Part 1
–Batman #115 Part 3
–Detective Comics #252
–Detective Comics #259
–Detective Comics #253-254
–Batman trails James Lee at All-Star Circus (fb from Batman #118 Part 2)
–Batman #116 Part 1
–Batman updates Bat-Skates (r in Batman #117 Part 3)
–Batman #117 Part 3
–World’s Finest Comics #96
–Batman #118 Part 1
–Batman #118 Part 2
–Batman #118 Part 3
–Batman #119 Part 2
–Batman #120 Part 1
–World’s Finest Comics #98
–Detective Comics #260
–Batman #121 Part 2

 

YEAR TWENTY-ONE (1959)

–Batman #126 Part 1
–Batman invents Whirly-Bat (r in Batman #121 Part 3)
–Batman #121 Part 3
–Batman #122 Part 1
–Batman #122 Part 2
–Detective Comics #264
–Batman vs Red Mask Gang (r in Batman #123 Part 3)
–John Wilker drops off Ace (r in Batman #123 Part 3)
–Batman #123 Part 3
–Detective Comics #266
–Batman #124 Part 2
–Batman #125 Part 2
–Batman #125 Part 3
–Batman Day (r in Batman #120 Part 1)
–Detective Comics #270-271
–Batman #126 Part 2
–Superman gives Bruce alien crystal (r Batman #127 Part 1)
–Batman #127 Part 1
–Detective Comics #272
–World’s Finest Comics #105
–Detective Comics #274
–World’s Finest Comics #106

 

YEAR TWENTY-TWO (1960)

–Batman’s semi-retirement enters more legit phase (r in DC Super-Stars #17 & Justice League of America #55)
–Robin becomes Gotham’s primary hero (r in DC Super-Stars #17)
–Robin dons new costume and leaves Wayne Manor (r in DC Super-Stars #17)
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YEAR TWENTY-THREE (1961)

–Bruce becomes more active politically (r in DC Super-Stars #17)
–Bruce expands Wayne Foundation, builds tunnel system (r in Convergence: Detective Comics #1)

 

YEAR TWENTY-FOUR (1962)

 

YEAR TWENTY-FIVE (1963)

 

YEAR TWENTY-SIX (1964)

 

YEAR TWENTY-SEVEN (1965)

 

YEAR TWENTY-EIGHT (1966)

 

YEAR TWENTY-NINE (1967)

 

YEAR THIRTY (1968)

–Bruce buys Helena chemistry set (r in Wonder Woman #286 Part 2)
–Bruce tells Helena he is Batman (fb from Wonder Woman #286 Part 2)
–Bruce stresses the need to keep his secret (r in Wonder Woman #277 Part 2)
–Helena poses for picture with Bruce and Selina (fb from Wonder Woman #307 Part 2)
–Bruce says inspirational words to Helena (r in Wonder Woman #290 Part 2)

 

YEAR THIRTY-ONE (1969)

–Bruce begins gymnastics training with Helena (r in Wonder Woman #296 Part 2)

 

YEAR THIRTY-TWO (1970)

–Flash #123 (“Flash of Two Worlds”—originally 1961, but retconned to 1970)

 

YEAR THIRTY-THREE (1971)

–Bruce begins teaching Helena special lessons (r in Wonder Woman #271 Part 2)
–Flash #137 (“Vengeance of the Immortal Villain”—originally 1963, but retconned to 1971)
–Bruce and Dick learn about Flash’s trip to Earth-1 (r in Justice League of America #55)
–Justice League of America #21-22 (“Crisis on Earth-1 and Crisis on Earth-2″—originally 1963, but retconned to 1971)
–Bruce and Dick learn about “Crisis on Earth-1 and 2”; Batman joins JSA (r in Justice League of America #55)

 

YEAR THIRTY-FOUR (1972)

 

YEAR THIRTY-FIVE (1973)

–Batman goes on unspecified case; Robin joins JSA and teams with JLA (r in Justice League of America #55-56—originally 1967, but retconned to 1973)

 

YEAR THIRTY-SIX (1974)

 

YEAR THIRTY-SEVEN (1975)

The Brave and the Bold #84 (originally 1969–retconned to 1975)
Justice League of America #82-83 (originally 1970–retconned to 1975)
DC Super Stars #17 – Helena debutante ball (age 18)

 

YEAR THIRTY-EIGHT (1976)

Justice League of America #91-92 (originally 1971–retconned to 1976)
Justice League of America #100-102 (originally 1972–retconned to 1976)

 

YEAR THIRTY-NINE (1977)

graying Bruce poses for pic with Selina (r in Wonder Woman #277 Part 2)
DC Super-Stars #17 (fb) Death of Selina—incorrectly says 1976 instead of 1977 (Batman Fam #18 says Helena is 21 a year after mom’s death, which equals 1978)

 

YEAR FORTY (1978)

Bruce becomes commissioner (r in Adventure Comics #461-462)
Commish Bruce adopts pro superhero stance (r in Wonder Woman #273 Part 2)
Justice League of America #123-124 (originally 1975–retconned to 1978)
All-Star Comics #58-59 (originally 1976–retconned to 1978)
Justice League of America #135-137 (originally 1976–retconned to 1978)
DC Super-Stars #17 Conclusion (MOVE ???)

 

YEAR FORTY-ONE (1979)

All-Star Comics #66 (fb) (??)
America vs. The Justice Society of America #4 (fb) (??)
All-Star Comics #66-68 (originally 1977–retconned to 1979)
America vs. The Justice Society of America #1-4 (fbs) (??)
America vs. The Justice Society of America #1 (fb) (??)
Brave and the Bold #184 (fb) (??)
All-Star Comics #69 (originally 1977–retconned to 1979)
Batman Family #18-20 (REFS) (Huntress: Dark Knight Daughter) (??)
Wonder Woman #276-286 (REFS) (Huntress: Dark Knight Daughter) (originally 1980-1981) (??)
Wonder Woman #294-295 (Huntress: Dark Knight Daughter refs) (originally 1980-1982) (??)
All-Star Comics #70-71 (originally 1978–retconned to 1979)
The Brave and the Bold #197 (fb) (??)
All-Star Comics #72-73 (originally 1978–retconned to 1979)
Batman Family #17-20 (originally 1978–retconned to 1979)
All-Star Comics #74 (originally 1978–retconned to 1979)
Justice League of America #159-160 (originally 1978–retconned to 1979)
Justice League of America #166 (fb) (??)
Adventure Comics #461-462 (Batman dies in April 1979… Adventure Comics #463-464 act as a coda following his death.)[2]

 

YEAR FORTY-TWO (1980)

 

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YEAR FORTY-EIGHT (1986)

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  1. [1]COLLIN COLSHER: Due to the sliding-time scale of the Silver Age, the JLA doesn’t debut in 1959-1960. It actually debuts in 1969-1970! Therefore, we will have a ten-year period of inactivity during which Bruce delves into politics and cares for his family, but during which Batman is officially retired with Robin replacing him as protector of Gotham. Because of time-sliding (aka “Sliding Time”) retcons, all of the items from this point forward need caveats or shuffling around.
  2. [2]COLLIN COLSHER: The spirit of Batman appears in the Modern Age JSA #85. However, it is not the spirit of the Dark Knight of the Golden Age Earth-2. It is the post-Infinite Crisis Modern Age Earth-2 version, which simply mirrors the Golden Age version.
  3. [3]COLLIN COLSHER: 1986 brings us The Crisis on Infinite Earths, a multiverse-shattering cosmic event that serves to end the Golden Age timeline. But shortly after Crisis #1 and before the epic eleven issue finale, another cosmic event called Convergence happens in the blink of an eye. While Crisis is worth mentioning on this quick list for obvious reasons, Convergence is worth mentioning as well because it features Dick Grayson picking up the mantle of the Bat for the first time ever. Although, thanks to how things play out, we should regard it as something that happens outside of normal space-time that is then erased from having ever happened at all. Here is what happens:

    –REFERENCE: In Convergence #0-1. Just as the skies have turned red and time beings to fluctuate during The Crisis on Infinite Earths, the über Brainiac lures a bunch of heroes, including Robin and Huntress, to Metropolis. Brainiac then literally “collects” Metropolis by digging it up and putting an impenetrable energy dome around it. Gotham is placed, along with other stolen cities from alternate timelines, onto the sentient planet Telos, who exists outside of time and space. No one under the dome will have any idea how or why they have come to be prisoners. Nor will they even realize Metropolis has been removed from its timeline and taken to an interdimensional planet outside of normal time and space. After 365 days under the dome, Telos takes initiative and decides to start a fighting tournament that includes all of the captured domed cities. (Brainiac was defeated, as seen in The New 52: Futures End, while attempting to collect another city, thus giving the abandoned Telos free reign to carry on his master’s mission as he sees fit.) All of the domes on Telos are lifted and Telos himself declares that only being the last warrior standing will spare destruction for one’s respective city.

    –Convergence: Detective Comics #2
    Robin and Huntress enter Moscow of the pre-Flashpoint (Modern Age) Earth-30 where they fight Soviet Superman. The Russian Batman of Earth-30 arrives and rescues the clearly outmatched Robin and Huntress from Soviet Superman. After an emotional conversation with the Russian Batman (who looks just like Bruce), Robin and Huntress obtain a shard of Kryptonite from him. Russian Batman leads Soviet security helicopters away on a suicide mission, allowing Robin and Huntress to confront Soviet Superman one-on-one. Robin hits him with the Kryptonite, but throws the shard away rather then use it lethally. Having earned Soviet Superman’s respect, the combatants shake hands and call it a draw, much to the chagrin of Telos. Shortly thereafter, an earthquake rumbles through Moscow (a result of Pre-Flashpoint Deimos taking control of Telos in Convergence #5). Robin and Huntress are immediately teleported back to Metropolis by Deimos. With access to all the other cities on Telos, the duo drives to pre-Crisis Earth-2 Gotham where they discuss all that has happened. The Batsignal lights up the night sky and the heroes jump into action. Huntress is surprised as Dick puts on not his normal Robin costume but a Batman costume instead. Having been inspired by both Huntress and the Russian Batman, Dick is finally ready to take up the Bat mantle of his mentor. Dick becomes the new Batman!

    –REFERENCE: In Convergence #8. Brainiac regains control of Telos and sends all the time displaced captives from each domed city back to the moment right before each was dug up and lifted out of its timeline. The thoughts, memories, and occurrences of the year under the dome do not remain intact. Convergence might technically count as Earth-2 Dick Grayson’s official debut as Batman but for our Golden Age chronology, it merely appears as a blip on the timeline, something that was created by Brainiac and Telos only to be undone. Our next note will explain this erasure.

    –NOTE: Superman: Lois & Clark #1 tells us that several heroes (although none from the Golden Age) travel from Convergence #8 to fight in the original Crisis, significantly altering events, causing the entire archived/defunct Golden Age timeline to get totally erased. This remained true for of two years of real time (2015 to 2017) until the publication of “Superman Reborn,” an arc that reboots the New 52 to the New Age. “Superman Reborn” also serves as a coda to Convergence, tying up its loose ends, fixing any narrative conundrums, and undoing any screwing-around-with the original Crisis, thus restoring the archived/defunct Golden Age timeline.

4 Responses to Pre-Crisis Earth-2 Quick List

  1. Angus Livingstone says:

    Hey Collin–I’ve been trolling through the Golden Age here, and I’ve noticed there isn’t a specific place which mentions Alfred’s death, nor do they mention him much beyond Bruce’s retirement, leaving me to wonder: what is his ultimate fate? Did they ever get into this anywhere?

    • The early 1980s “Huntress” second features from Wonder Woman, ending with Wonder Woman #295 and then later collected in the Batman: Dark Knight Daughter TPB, show Alfred to live a long happy life, still alive and well at the very end of the Golden Age. In fact, there is a great panel in WW #295 where Alfred stands over the graves of Bruce and Selina and tells them that their daughter would have made them proud. The WW “Huntress” second features also give us OLD JOKER as well, which is pretty cool.

  2. Angus Livingstone says:

    Hey Collin–hope you’ve been well!

    I’ve just been reading through Justice League of America #82 (set in 1975), and it’s continued into JLA #83, but the quick list doesn’t include it–is there a specific reason it wasn’t included on the list, or just oversight?

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