Batman Wiki
Advertisement
Batman Wiki

Detective Comics is the comic title published from March 1937 to the present day. Batman was introduced through the series in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Along with Action Comics, Detective Comics is one of DC's longest running comic series, though was briefly cancelled during the New 52 in favor of a second volume until its revival in June 2016.

History

Golden Age

Detective Comics began publication in 1936. In initial issues, the series focused on police and detective characters who investigated criminal schemes and took on organized crime. Among its notable early name included Slam Bradley and Speed Saunders. The series also featured the publication of various detective novels. The first superhero to appear in the pages of Detective Comics was the Crimson Avenger, created by Jim Chambers.

Batman debuted in May 1939's issue Detective Comics #27, created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. The story also saw the introduction of Commissioner James Gordon and the first "Batmobile". The story proved to be successful and helped solidify the superhero in the comic medium. Batman would continue to feature in later issues and, from the thirty-fifth issue, became the main featurette in Detective Comics catalogue.

In his early Detective Comics stories, Batman would often investigate minor criminal schemes and undertake investigative work, sometimes at odds against the police department. Many of the stories would put him against street-level criminals, greedy business men and minor crime lords. Supervillains would rarely appear, though characters like the Monk, Carl Kruger and Hugo Strange served as some of the first examples of these. Batman also lacked a moral code that would define later incarnations of his character.

During Detective Comics #38 (April 1940), Dick Grayson was introduced as Batman's first sidekick: Robin, the Boy Wonder. The character was co-created by Kane, Finger and ghost-artist Jerry Robinson. This was done to get younger readers interested in Batman stories and increase sales for the book. Shortly after its introduction, Batman and Robin would share the spotlight, the two often investigating crimes together. Detective Comics #41 also featured one of the first examples of Grayson fighting crime by himself, though Batman also becomes involved due to an other case colliding with it.

After the popularity of foes like the Joker and Catwoman in the then-recently launched Batman solo series, several supervillains began to make their debut in Detective Comics issues. These included Clayface in #40 (June 1940), the Penguin in #58 (December 1941), Two-Face in #66 (August 1942) and the Riddler in #140 (October 1948). Several minor foes also made their first appearances, including Tweedledum and Tweedledee in #74 (April 1943), and the Cavalier in #81 (November 1943).

Silver Age

Brchest.png This section is a stub. You can help the Batman wiki by expanding it.


Issues

1-100

101-200

     
Detective Comics #178
Detective Comics #178
     
Detective Comics #179
Detective Comics #179
     
Detective Comics #180
Detective Comics #180
     
Detective Comics #181
Detective Comics #181
     
Detective Comics #182
Detective Comics #182
     
Detective Comics #183
Detective Comics #183
     
Detective Comics #185
Detective Comics #185
     
Detective Comics #186
Detective Comics #186
     
Detective Comics #187
Detective Comics #187
     
Detective Comics #188
Detective Comics #188
     
Detective Comics #189
Detective Comics #189
     
Detective Comics #190
Detective Comics #190
     
Detective Comics #191
Detective Comics #191
     
Detective Comics #192
Detective Comics #192
     
Detective Comics #193
Detective Comics #193
     
Detective Comics #194
Detective Comics #194
     
Detective Comics #195
Detective Comics #195
     
Detective Comics #196
Detective Comics #196
     
Detective Comics #197
Detective Comics #197
     
Detective Comics #198
Detective Comics #198
     
Detective Comics #199
Detective Comics #199

201-300

     
Detective Comics #204
Detective Comics #204
     
Detective Comics #205
Detective Comics #205
     
Detective Comics #206
Detective Comics #206
     
Detective Comics #208
Detective Comics #208
     
Detective Comics #209
Detective Comics #209
     
Detective Comics #210
Detective Comics #210
     
Detective Comics #211
Detective Comics #211
     
Detective Comics #213
Detective Comics #213
     
Detective Comics #214
Detective Comics #214
     
Detective Comics #215
Detective Comics #215
     
Detective Comics #216
Detective Comics #216
     
Detective Comics #217
Detective Comics #217
     
Detective Comics #218
Detective Comics #218
     
Detective Comics #219
Detective Comics #219
     
Detective Comics #220
Detective Comics #220
     
Detective Comics #221
Detective Comics #221
     
Detective Comics #222
Detective Comics #222
     
Detective Comics #223
Detective Comics #223
     
Detective Comics #226
Detective Comics #226
     
Detective Comics #227
Detective Comics #227
     
Detective Comics #228
Detective Comics #228
     
Detective Comics #229
Detective Comics #229
     
Detective Comics #230
Detective Comics #230
     
Detective Comics #231
Detective Comics #231
     
Detective Comics #232
Detective Comics #232
     
Detective Comics #233
Detective Comics #233
     
Detective Comics #234
Detective Comics #234
     
Detective Comics #235
Detective Comics #235
     
Detective Comics #236
Detective Comics #236
     
Detective Comics #237
Detective Comics #237
     
Detective Comics #238
Detective Comics #238
     
Detective Comics #239
Detective Comics #239
     
Detective Comics #240
Detective Comics #240
     
Detective Comics #241
Detective Comics #241
     
Detective Comics #242
Detective Comics #242
     
Detective Comics #243
Detective Comics #243
     
Detective Comics #244
Detective Comics #244
     
Detective Comics #245
Detective Comics #245
     
Detective Comics #246
Detective Comics #246
     
Detective Comics #247
Detective Comics #247
     
Detective Comics #248
Detective Comics #248
     
Detective Comics #249
Detective Comics #249
     
Detective Comics #251
Detective Comics #251
     
Detective Comics #252
Detective Comics #252
     
Detective Comics #253
Detective Comics #253
     
Detective Comics #254
Detective Comics #254
     
Detective Comics #255
Detective Comics #255
     
Detective Comics #256
Detective Comics #256
     
Detective Comics #257
Detective Comics #257
     
Detective Comics #258
Detective Comics #258
     
Detective Comics #259
Detective Comics #259
     
Detective Comics #260
Detective Comics #260
     
Detective Comics #261
Detective Comics #261
     
Detective Comics #262
Detective Comics #262
     
Detective Comics #263
Detective Comics #263
     
Detective Comics #264
Detective Comics #264
     
Detective Comics #265
Detective Comics #265
     
Detective Comics #266
Detective Comics #266
     
Detective Comics #267
Detective Comics #267
     
Detective Comics #268
Detective Comics #268
     
Detective Comics #269
Detective Comics #269
     
Detective Comics #270
Detective Comics #270
     
Detective Comics #271
Detective Comics #271
     
Detective Comics #272
Detective Comics #272
     
Detective Comics #273
Detective Comics #273
     
Detective Comics #274
Detective Comics #274
     
Detective Comics #275
Detective Comics #275
     
Detective Comics #276
Detective Comics #276
     
Detective Comics #277
Detective Comics #277
     
Detective Comics #278
Detective Comics #278
     
Detective Comics #279
Detective Comics #279
     
Detective Comics #280
Detective Comics #280
     
Detective Comics #281
Detective Comics #281
     
Detective Comics #282
Detective Comics #282
     
Detective Comics #283
Detective Comics #283
     
Detective Comics #284
Detective Comics #284
     
Detective Comics #285
Detective Comics #285
     
Detective Comics #286
Detective Comics #286
     
Detective Comics #287
Detective Comics #287
     
Detective Comics #288
Detective Comics #288
     
Detective Comics #289
Detective Comics #289
     
Detective Comics #290
Detective Comics #290
     
Detective Comics #291
Detective Comics #291
     
Detective Comics #294
Detective Comics #294
     
Detective Comics #295
Detective Comics #295
     
Detective Comics #296
Detective Comics #296
     
Detective Comics #297
Detective Comics #297
     
Detective Comics #298
Detective Comics #298
     
Detective Comics #299
Detective Comics #299

301-400

     
Detective Comics #301
Detective Comics #301
     
Detective Comics #302
Detective Comics #302
     
Detective Comics #303
Detective Comics #303
     
Detective Comics #304
Detective Comics #304
     
Detective Comics #305
Detective Comics #305
     
Detective Comics #306
Detective Comics #306
     
Detective Comics #307
Detective Comics #307
     
Detective Comics #308
Detective Comics #308
     
Detective Comics #309
Detective Comics #309
     
Detective Comics #310
Detective Comics #310
     
Detective Comics #311
Detective Comics #311
     
Detective Comics #312
Detective Comics #312
     
Detective Comics #313
Detective Comics #313
     
Detective Comics #314
Detective Comics #314
     
Detective Comics #315
Detective Comics #315
     
Detective Comics #316
Detective Comics #316
     
Detective Comics #317
Detective Comics #317
     
Detective Comics #318
Detective Comics #318
     
Detective Comics #319
Detective Comics #319
     
Detective Comics #320
Detective Comics #320
     
Detective Comics #321
Detective Comics #321
     
Detective Comics #322
Detective Comics #322
     
Detective Comics #323
Detective Comics #323
     
Detective Comics #324
Detective Comics #324
     
Detective Comics #325
Detective Comics #325
     
Detective Comics #328
Detective Comics #328
     
Detective Comics #329
Detective Comics #329
     
Detective Comics #330
Detective Comics #330
     
Detective Comics #331
Detective Comics #331
     
Detective Comics #333
Detective Comics #333
     
Detective Comics #334
Detective Comics #334
     
Detective Comics #335
Detective Comics #335
     
Detective Comics #336
Detective Comics #336
     
Detective Comics #337
Detective Comics #337
     
Detective Comics #338
Detective Comics #338
     
Detective Comics #339
Detective Comics #339
     
Detective Comics #340
Detective Comics #340
     
Detective Comics #341
Detective Comics #341
     
Detective Comics #342
Detective Comics #342
     
Detective Comics #343
Detective Comics #343
     
Detective Comics #344
Detective Comics #344
     
Detective Comics #345
Detective Comics #345
     
Detective Comics #346
Detective Comics #346
     
Detective Comics #347
Detective Comics #347
     
Detective Comics #348
Detective Comics #348
     
Detective Comics #349
Detective Comics #349
     
Detective Comics #351
Detective Comics #351
     
Detective Comics #352
Detective Comics #352
     
Detective Comics #353
Detective Comics #353
     
Detective Comics #354
Detective Comics #354
     
Detective Comics #355
Detective Comics #355
     
Detective Comics #356
Detective Comics #356
     
Detective Comics #357
Detective Comics #357
     
Detective Comics #358
Detective Comics #358
     
Detective Comics #359
Detective Comics #359
     
Detective Comics #360
Detective Comics #360
     
Detective Comics #361
Detective Comics #361
     
Detective Comics #362
Detective Comics #362
     
Detective Comics #363
Detective Comics #363
     
Detective Comics #364
Detective Comics #364
     
Detective Comics #365
Detective Comics #365
     
Detective Comics #366
Detective Comics #366
     
Detective Comics #367
Detective Comics #367
     
Detective Comics #368
Detective Comics #368
     
Detective Comics #369
Detective Comics #369
     
Detective Comics #370
Detective Comics #370
     
Detective Comics #371
Detective Comics #371
     
Detective Comics #372
Detective Comics #372
     
Detective Comics #373
Detective Comics #373
     
Detective Comics #374
Detective Comics #374
     
Detective Comics #375
Detective Comics #375
     
Detective Comics #376
Detective Comics #376
     
Detective Comics #377
Detective Comics #377
     
Detective Comics #378
Detective Comics #378
     
Detective Comics #379
Detective Comics #379
     
Detective Comics #380
Detective Comics #380
     
Detective Comics #381
Detective Comics #381
     
Detective Comics #382
Detective Comics #382
     
Detective Comics #385
Detective Comics #385
     
Detective Comics #387
Detective Comics #387
     
Detective Comics #388
Detective Comics #388
     
Detective Comics #389
Detective Comics #389
     
Detective Comics #390
Detective Comics #390
     
Detective Comics #391
Detective Comics #391
     
Detective Comics #392
Detective Comics #392
     
Detective Comics #393
Detective Comics #393
     
Detective Comics #394
Detective Comics #394
     
Detective Comics #395
Detective Comics #395
     
Detective Comics #396
Detective Comics #396
     
Detective Comics #397
Detective Comics #397
     
Detective Comics #398
Detective Comics #398

401-500

     
Detective Comics #401
Detective Comics #401
     
Detective Comics #402
Detective Comics #402
     
Detective Comics #404
Detective Comics #404
     
Detective Comics #405
Detective Comics #405
     
Detective Comics #406
Detective Comics #406
     
Detective Comics #407
Detective Comics #407
     
Detective Comics #408
Detective Comics #408
     
Detective Comics #409
Detective Comics #409
     
Detective Comics #410
Detective Comics #410
     
Detective Comics #411
Detective Comics #411
     
Detective Comics #412
Detective Comics #412
     
Detective Comics #413
Detective Comics #413
     
Detective Comics #415
Detective Comics #415
     
Detective Comics #416
Detective Comics #416
     
Detective Comics #417
Detective Comics #417
     
Detective Comics #418
Detective Comics #418
     
Detective Comics #419
Detective Comics #419
     
Detective Comics #420
Detective Comics #420
     
Detective Comics #421
Detective Comics #421
     
Detective Comics #422
Detective Comics #422
     
Detective Comics #423
Detective Comics #423
     
Detective Comics #426
Detective Comics #426
     
Detective Comics #427
Detective Comics #427
     
Detective Comics #428
Detective Comics #428
     
Detective Comics #429
Detective Comics #429
     
Detective Comics #430
Detective Comics #430
     
Detective Comics #431
Detective Comics #431
     
Detective Comics #432
Detective Comics #432
     
Detective Comics #433
Detective Comics #433
     
Detective Comics #434
Detective Comics #434
     
Detective Comics #436
Detective Comics #436
     
Detective Comics #439
Detective Comics #439
     
Detective Comics #440
Detective Comics #440
     
Detective Comics #441
Detective Comics #441
     
Detective Comics #442
Detective Comics #442
     
Detective Comics #445
Detective Comics #445
     
Detective Comics #447
Detective Comics #447
     
Detective Comics #448
Detective Comics #448
     
Detective Comics #449
Detective Comics #449
     
Detective Comics #451
Detective Comics #451
     
Detective Comics #452
Detective Comics #452
     
Detective Comics #453
Detective Comics #453
     
Detective Comics #454
Detective Comics #454
     
Detective Comics #455
Detective Comics #455
     
Detective Comics #456
Detective Comics #456
     
Detective Comics #457
Detective Comics #457
     
Detective Comics #458
Detective Comics #458
     
Detective Comics #459
Detective Comics #459
     
Detective Comics #460
Detective Comics #460
     
Detective Comics #461
Detective Comics #461
     
Detective Comics #462
Detective Comics #462
     
Detective Comics #463
Detective Comics #463
     
Detective Comics #464
Detective Comics #464
     
Detective Comics #465
Detective Comics #465
     
Detective Comics #466
Detective Comics #466
     
Detective Comics #467
Detective Comics #467
     
Detective Comics #468
Detective Comics #468
     
Detective Comics #469
Detective Comics #469
     
Detective Comics #471
Detective Comics #471
     
Detective Comics #472
Detective Comics #472
     
Detective Comics #473
Detective Comics #473
     
Detective Comics #474
Detective Comics #474
     
Detective Comics #477
Detective Comics #477
     
Detective Comics #478
Detective Comics #478
     
Detective Comics #484
Detective Comics #484
     
Detective Comics #486
Detective Comics #486
     
Detective Comics #487
Detective Comics #487
     
Detective Comics #489
Detective Comics #489
     
Detective Comics #491
Detective Comics #491
     
Detective Comics #494
Detective Comics #494
     
Detective Comics #497
Detective Comics #497
     
Detective Comics #498
Detective Comics #498
     
Detective Comics #499
Detective Comics #499

501-600

     
Detective Comics #501
Detective Comics #501
     
Detective Comics #502
Detective Comics #502
     
Detective Comics #503
Detective Comics #503
     
Detective Comics #504
Detective Comics #504
     
Detective Comics #505
Detective Comics #505
     
Detective Comics #506
Detective Comics #506
     
Detective Comics #507
Detective Comics #507
     
Detective Comics #508
Detective Comics #508
     
Detective Comics #509
Detective Comics #509
     
Detective Comics #510
Detective Comics #510
     
Detective Comics #511
Detective Comics #511
     
Detective Comics #512
Detective Comics #512
     
Detective Comics #513
Detective Comics #513
     
Detective Comics #514
Detective Comics #514
     
Detective Comics #515
Detective Comics #515
     
Detective Comics #516
Detective Comics #516
     
Detective Comics #517
Detective Comics #517
     
Detective Comics #518
Detective Comics #518
     
Detective Comics #520
Detective Comics #520
     
Detective Comics #522
Detective Comics #522
     
Detective Comics #523
Detective Comics #523
     
Detective Comics #524
Detective Comics #524
     
Detective Comics #525
Detective Comics #525
     
Detective Comics #526
Detective Comics #526
     
Detective Comics #527
Detective Comics #527
     
Detective Comics #528
Detective Comics #528
     
Detective Comics #529
Detective Comics #529
     
Detective Comics #530
Detective Comics #530
     
Detective Comics #531
Detective Comics #531
     
Detective Comics #532
Detective Comics #532
     
Detective Comics #533
Detective Comics #533
     
Detective Comics #534
Detective Comics #534
     
Detective Comics #535
Detective Comics #535
     
Detective Comics #536
Detective Comics #536
     
Detective Comics #537
Detective Comics #537
     
Detective Comics #538
Detective Comics #538
     
Detective Comics #539
Detective Comics #539
     
Detective Comics #540
Detective Comics #540
     
Detective Comics #541
Detective Comics #541
     
Detective Comics #542
Detective Comics #542
     
Detective Comics #543
Detective Comics #543
     
Detective Comics #544
Detective Comics #544
     
Detective Comics #545
Detective Comics #545
     
Detective Comics #546
Detective Comics #546
     
Detective Comics #547
Detective Comics #547
     
Detective Comics #548
Detective Comics #548
     
Detective Comics #549
Detective Comics #549
     
Detective Comics #551
Detective Comics #551
     
Detective Comics #552
Detective Comics #552
     
Detective Comics #553
Detective Comics #553
     
Detective Comics #554
Detective Comics #554
     
Detective Comics #555
Detective Comics #555
     
Detective Comics #556
Detective Comics #556
     
Detective Comics #557
Detective Comics #557
     
Detective Comics #558
Detective Comics #558
     
Detective Comics #559
Detective Comics #559
     
Detective Comics #560
Detective Comics #560
     
Detective Comics #561
Detective Comics #561
     
Detective Comics #562
Detective Comics #562
     
Detective Comics #563
Detective Comics #563
     
Detective Comics #564
Detective Comics #564
     
Detective Comics #565
Detective Comics #565
     
Detective Comics #566
Detective Comics #566
     
Detective Comics #568
Detective Comics #568
     
Detective Comics #569
Detective Comics #569
     
Detective Comics #570
Detective Comics #570
     
Detective Comics #571
Detective Comics #571
     
Detective Comics #572
Detective Comics #572