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Batman (1940) - #213
"A 30th Anniversary Special featuring 5 Classic Tales"
DC Comics


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  Editor(s):
E. Nelson Bridwell

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Vincent Joseph Colletta - 'Vince, Vinnie'
Bill Draut
 

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Cover Date: Jul/Aug 1969
Cover Price: US $ 0.25

Issue Tagline: 30th Anniversary Special

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 64 pages

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Letters Column: Giant Bat-Mail

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Reprints/Collects:
Batman (1940) #16
Detective Comics (1937) #168
Detective Comics (1937) #298
Star Spangled Comics (1941) #127

Reprinted/Collected in:
DC Special Series (1977) #19
Showcase Presents: Batman (2006) TPB vol. 04
Showcase Presents: Robin - The Boy Wonder (2008) TPB vol. 01

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Ross Andru

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Here's the story you demanded - the complete origin of the Boy Wonder! Many past issues of Batman and Detective were searched to bring together all the facts for the first time ... with new, exciting illustrations!

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How did Bruce Wayne's butler enter the lives of the Dynamic Duo? How did he learn their secret identities? You'll find out in the original origin of Alfred from Batman No. 16 (April-May, 1943)

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From the pages of Star Spangled Comics No. 127 (April, 1952) comes an exciting saga of Robin! In this one, the Teen Thunderbolt must decide how his partner, Batman, is to die!

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One of Batman's earliest cases is investigated again, to discover the secrets behind a baffling criminal whom the Caped Crime-fighter never unmasked! We defy you to guess the identity of the mystery marauder called the Red Hood, in this tale from Detective No. 186 (February, 1951)

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Our last giant told of the first Clay-Face - an actor in a weird disguise. But far stranger is the second villain of that name - the unstoppable being who can alter his shape at will! From Detective No. 298 (December, 1961)

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