The Silver Age Caped Crusader comes to IDW's Library of American Comics! In partnership with DC Entertainment, the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning imprint gives the deluxe archival treatment to the classic 1960s Batman newspaper strip. The complete series, which ran from 1966 until 1972, has never been reprinted and will be collected in three definitive volumes.
The strip debuted in May 1966 on the heels of the Batmania craze resulting from the hit television program. The series boasted stories by longtime editor Whitney Ellsworth and art by DC stalwarts Shelly Moldoff, Joe Giella, and Carmine Infantino.
The first volume, reprinting all B&W dailies and color Sundays from 1966 and 1967, features an all-star list of Batman and Robin characters, including Catwoman, the Penguin, the Joker, Poison Ivy, and Batgirl!
- First printing: February 2014.
- Editing and designed by Dean Mullaney.
- Associate editor Bruce Canwell.
- Color restoration and art director by Lorraine Turner.
- Historical essay and contributing editor by Joe Desris.
- The dailies reconstructions by Dale Crain.
- Special Thanks to: Dan Davis, Jackson Glassey, Joseph Ketels, Dave Anderson, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at the Ohio State University, Art Cloos, Saul Ferris, Mike Karberg, Martin O'Hearn, Ivan Tabac, Matt Tauber, Roy Thomas and Mike Tiefenbacher.
- "A History of the Batman and Robin Newspaper Strip" a nine page text piece with various pictures and artwork by Joe Desris.
- Batman Daily and Sunday comic strips from May 29, 1966 to December 31, 1967.
- "In Our Next Volume" one page text piece announcing that volume 2 will contain comic strips from January 1, 1968 to July 13, 1969.
- "Notes on Stories in This Volume" a ten page text piece with pictures and artwork.