Friday, May 25, 2012

Batgirl: Showcase Presents vs. The Greatest Stories Ever Told

For this post, I'll be introducing two comics at the same time because they have overlaps between them
When I was buying them, I was at a lost because I wasn't sure what the difference where

Here's my Attempt in clarifying some parts



Here we go with these two comics


Written by: Cary Bates, Gardner Fox, Dennis O'Neil, Mike Friedrich, Elliott Maggin, Frank Robbins, Robert Kanigher, Bob Haney

Pencilled by: Neal Adams, Nick Cardy, Carmine Infantino, Curt Swan, Ernie Chan, Don Heck, Gil Kane, Win Mortimer, Josephine Sekowsky, Frank Springer Sylvia Novick

Inked By: Neal Adams, Murphy Anderson, Nick Cardy, Mike Esposito, Joe Giella, Dick Giordano, Ernie Chan, Viola Colletta, Frank Giacoia, Don Heck, Win MOrtimer, Bob Oksner, Sylvia Novick

Cover Color by: Tanya Horie

Color/ B&W: Black and White

Release date: July 11, 2007

ISBN: 978-1-4012-1367-1

46 Chapters: 
Detective Comics #359 (January 1967) The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl; 
Detective Comic #363 (May 1967) The True-False Face of Batman; 
World's Finest Comic (September 1967) The Supergirl Batgirl Plot; 
Detective Comic #369 (November 1967) Batgirl Breaks Up The Dynamic Duo; 
Batman #197 Catwoman Sets Her Claw For Batman; 
Detective Comic #371 (January 1968) Batgirl's Custom's Cut-Ups; 
Justice League of America #60 (February 1968) Winged Warriors of The Immortal Queen; 
Brave And the Bold #78 (June-July 1968) In The Coils of The Copperhead; 
World's Finest Comic #196 (June 1968) The Superman-Batman Split; 
Detective Comic #382 (February 1969) Tall, Dark, Handsome, and Mission; 
Detective Comic #383 (March 1969) Hunt For The Helpless Hostage; 
Detective Comic #383 (March 1969) Die Small- Die Big; 
Adventure Comics #381 (June 1969) The Supergirl Gang; 
Detective Comic #388 (June 1969) Surprise! This'll Kill You; 
Detective Comics # 389 (July 1969) Batgirl's Bag of Tricks; 
Batman #214 (August 1969) Batman's Marriage Trap; 
Detective Comics #392 (October 1969) A Clue- Seven Foot Tall, 
Detective Comic #393 (November 1969) Downfall of a Goliath;
Detective Comics #396 (February 1970) The Orchid-Crusher; 
Detective Comics #397(March 1970) The Hollow Man; 
Detective Comics #400 (June 1970) A Burial For Batgirl; 
Detective Comics #401 (July 1970) Midnight is the Dying Hour; 
Detective Comics #404 (October 1970) Midnight Doom-Boy; 
Detective Comics #405 (November 1970) The Living Statues; 
Detective Comics #406 (December 1970) The Explosive Circle; 
Detective Comics #407 (January 1971) One of Our Landmarks is Missing; 
Detective Comics #408 (February 1971) The Phantom-Bull Fighter; 
Detective Comics #409 (March 1971) Night of the Sharp Horns; 
Detective Comics #410 (April 1971) Battle of the Three M's; 
Detective Comics #411 (May 1971) Cut and Run; 
Detective Comics #412 (June 1971) The Head-Splitters; 
Detective Comics #413 (July 1971) Squeeze Play; 
Detective Comics #414 (August 1971) Invitation to Murder; 
Detective Comics #415 (September 1971) Death Shares the Spotlight;
 Detective Comics #416 (October 1971) The Deadly Go-Between; 
Detective Comics #417 (November 1971) A Bullet for Gordon; 
Detective Comics #418 (December 1971) The Kingpin Is Dead; 
Detective Comics #419 (January 1972) Long Live The Kingpin; 
Detective Comics #420 (February 1972) Target for Manana; 
Detective Comics #421 (March 1972) Up Against Three Walls; 
Detective Comics #422 (April 1972) The Unmasking of Batgirl; 
Detective Comics #423 (May 1972) Candidate For Danger; 
Detective Comics #424 (June 1972) Batgirl's Last Case; 
Superman #268 (October 1973) Wild Week-End In Washington; 
Superman #279 (September 1974) Menace of the Energy-Blackmailers; 
Superman Family #171 (June/July 1975) Cleopatra Queen of America

Written by: Gardner Fox, Devin Grayson, Kelley Puckett, Elliott Maggin, Frank Robbins, Bob Rozakis

Pencilled by: Ducan Fegredo, Mike Grell, Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Irv Novick, Terry Dodson, Don Heck

Inked by: Murphy Anderson, Vince Colletta, Ducan Fegredo, Sid Greene, Mike Grell, Kevin Nowlan, Don Heck

Finished by: Kevin Nowlan

Layouts by: Terry Dodson

Color/ B&W: Colored

Page count: 160

Release date: December 15, 2010

ISBN: 987-1401229245

11 Chapters: 
6 Chapters Same from "Showcase" But in COLOR: 
Detective Comics #359 (January 1967) The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl; 
Detective Comics #396 (February 1970) The Orchid-Crusher; 
Detective Comics #397(March 1970) The Hollow Man; 
Detective Comics #422 (April 1972) The Unmasking of Batgirl; 
Detective Comics #423 (May 1972) Candidate For Danger; 
Detective Comics #424 (June 1972) Batgirl's Last Case; 

5 Different Chapters from "Showcase" and found in "Greatest" In COLOR:
Batman Family No.1 (September/ October 1975) The Invader From Hell; 
Batman Family No. 9 (January/ February 1977) Startling Secrets of the Devilish Daughters; 
Batman Chronicles No. 9 (Summer 1997) Photo Finish; 
Legends of the DC Universe No. 10 (November 1998) Folie A Duex Part 1; 
Legends of the DC Universe No. 11 (December 1998) Folie A Duex Part 2


When I get more time, I'll write a short summary and a snapshot of the comic for each chapters~

But until next time

✎ From the ☾ moon that shines bright as a shooting star ☆
© DC COMICS

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