Batman No. 20

Batman issue No. 20 was published by DC Comics in December 1943 and January 1944. It sold for 10 cents. The yellow cover features art by Dick Sprang that depicts Batman and Robin driving the Batmobile and bursting through the page. While the Batmobile had appeared in previous issues, this was its cover debut.
This issue contains the stories "The Centuries of Crime," "The Trial of Titus Keyes," "The Lawmen of the Sea," and "Bruce Wayne Loses the Guardianship of Dick Grayson."
Batman made his comic debut in 1939 in Detective Comics No. 27 before receiving his own self-titled line of comic books in 1942.
Currently not on view
Object Name
comic book
date made
D. C. Comics, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 in; 19.05 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

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