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Detective 265 - Batman's first case

Batman’s first case is revealed in Detective 265 (March 1959), in a story by Bill Finger and Dick Sprang.

Batman and robin encounter the Clock, a foe with a with a garish costume and a thing about clocks, and Batman realizes that he recognizes the man from his very first night out in costume. 136 more words

Detective 226 - When Batman was Robin, and Martian Manhunter fixes a baseball game

The origin of the Robin costume, and the training of young Bruce Wayne, are both addressed in the Edmond Hamilton/Dick Sprang story in Detective 226 (Dec. 274 more words

Detective 224 - Is Batman a robot?, and Captain Compass ends

Terrible cover for Detective 224 (Oct. 55), but the story itself is kind of fun.

Bill Finger and Dick Sprang are behind this tale, in which hoods mistake some metal body armour Batman is wearing as proof that Batman is really a robot, and the rumour spreads through the underworld. 188 more words

Detective 222 - The Great Batman Swindle, and Roy Raymond meets a man who slept for 200 years

A striking cover, and a great story, in Detective 222 (Aug. 55), by Bill Finger and Dick Sprang.

Wealthy and athletic Ned Judson receives an invitation to join the secret Brotherhood of the Batman.  276 more words

Detective 216 - The Batman of the Future fights crime in the present

Brane Taylor, the Batman of the Future, makes his third and final appearance in Detective 216 (Feb. 55), in a story by Edmond Hamilton and Dick Sprang. 129 more words

Detective 212 - Batman battles giant puppets, and Mysto ends

Over the years, Batman faced a number of villains who went by the name of Puppet Master, or used puppets in their crimes,  but the one in Detective 213 (Oct. 239 more words

Detective 211 - Batman vs Catwoman on a tropical island, and Mysto impersonates an escape artist

Catwoman returns in Detective 211 (Sept. 54), in a story by Edmond Hamilton and Dick Sprang that marks her final appearance until 1966.

She has a Cat-plane in this story,a deadly device capable of shredding the Batplane, although the end result is that both planes crash on a tropical island. 217 more words