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Batman 52 - Batman visits the vikings, and the Joker's happy victims

There’s a sportier version of the Jokermobile on the cover of Batman 52 (April/May1949).

Carter Nichols is back for another time travelling adventure, by Kane and Paris. 263 more words

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Batman 49 - Vicki Vale and the Mad Hatter debut, and the Arabian forerunner of the Joker

Despite the proclamation on the cover of Batman 49 (Oct/Nov 49), the Joker does not actually appear in this issue.

A new villain and a new romantic interest are introduced in the second story in the issue, by Finger, Schwartz and Paris. 332 more words

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Batman 47 - Catwoman in fashion, and Batman finds his parents' killer

Batman’s origin gets retold, and the murderer of his parents gets identified in Batman 47 (June/July 1948).

The issue opens as Catwoman escapes from prison and adopts a new identity in this story by Finger, Lew Schwartz and Charles Paris. 269 more words

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Batman 39 - Catwoman's Christmas

Robin’s look of unconcern on the cover of Batman 39 (Feb/March 1947) makes me think he cut the ice as a trap.

Finger, Kane and Burnley bring back Catwoman, still shown as a blonde, in this Christmas tale. 146 more words

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Batman 36 - the Penguin opens a restaurant, Alfred solo stories end, and Batman joins the Knights of the Round Table

Batman and Robin visit the Arthurian era in Batman 36 (Aug/Sept 46).

But the lead story in the issue features the Penguin, by Schwartz, Kane and Burnley. 317 more words

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Batman 35 - Catwoman's nine lives, Dinosaur Island, and Dick Grayson writes a comic book

Dick is a little over-controlling on the cover of Batman 35 (June/July 1946).

Catwoman is back after a couple of years, in a story by Finger, Kane and Burnley.  438 more words

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Batman 22 - Alfred falls for Catwoman, Alfred solo stories begin, and the Cavalier returns

Alfred gets a prominent place on the cover of Batman 22 (April/May 44), as his solo series begins.

Alfred also gets a featured role in the Catwoman story in this issue, by Schwartz, Kane and Robinson. 385 more words

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