The beginning and the end of Batman’s Golden Age adventures occur on the same day with the re-release of the Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol.1 and the final entry in Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 10.
Volume 1 (originally released in 2015) collects the first Batman stories from Detective Comics #27-56, Batman #1-7, New York World’s Fair #1940, World’s Best Comics, and World’s Finest #2-3 written by Bill Finger, Whitney Ellsworth, and Gardner Fox, with art by Bob Kane, Sheldon Moldoff, George Roussos, and Jerry Robinson.
Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1 features not only the first appearance of Batman and Robin, but also stalwart ally Commissioner James Gordon and the nefarious Joker, Catwoman, and Penguin.
Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 10 wraps up the series with Batman #86-100 and all of the Batman content from Detective Comics #211-232. Writers represented in the collection include Finger, Edmond Hamilton, Ed Herron, David Vern Reed, Alvin Schwartz, Bill Woolfolk, and Leigh Brackett. Art is provided by Kane, Moldoff, Jim Mooney, Charles Paris, Lew Sayre Schwartz, Dick Sprang, Will Elder, Stan Kaye, and Ray Burnley.
The Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1 consists of 824 pages for a suggested retail price of $125.00. The considerably smaller Vol. 10 holds 688 pages for a suggested retail price of $100.00.
Now that the Golden Age series is complete, look for reissues of other volumes over the next few years.
Fans are also waiting for the release of the Batman: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 2 after Vol. 1 was released in December of 2022.
Check out the cover by Darwyn Cooke (Vol. 1) and Win Mortimer (Vol. 10) below and stay tuned to Conskipper for all of your vintage comic and Batman news.