Collects a number of Batman stories from the 1940s, '50s, and '60s which served as inspiration for select episodes of the 1960s Batman television series.
- Detective Comics #140 - "The Riddler!"
- Batman #53 - "A Hairpin, a Hoe, a Hacksaw, a Hole In the Ground!"
- Batman #73 - "The Joker's Utility Belt!"
- Batman #121 - "The Ice Crimes of Mr. Zero!"
- Batman #169 - "Partners in Plunder!"
- Batman #171 - "Remarkable Ruse of the Riddler!"
- Detective Comics #230 - "The Mad Hatter of Gotham City"
- Detective Comics #341 - "The Joker's Comedy Capers"
- Detective Comics #346 - "Batman's Inescapable Doom-Trap!"
- Detective Comics #359 - "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!"
- Introduction by Michael Uslan, executive producer of every single Batman film from the 1989 feature onward.
- This collection notably excludes "The Menace of False Face" from Batman #113, whose villain would appear in "True Or False Face"/"Holy Rat Race". Given the obscurity of both the character and the issue, however, it is possible that the series' False Face was created completely independently of the comic's.
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