Batman: The Dailies 1943 - 1946 Signed & Numbered Hardcover w/ Slipcase 001/500 Writers: Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jack Schiff, & Alvin Schwartz Artist: Bob Kane Inker: Charles Paris Letterer: Ira Schnapp Cover by: Dick Sprang This beautiful deluxe hardcover book with slipcase collects the first newspaper comic strips appearance of, one of the most famous characters creations in comic book history, Batman and Robin. Kitchen Sink Press, in cooperation with DC comics published these rare strips for the first time since the end of WW 2. First appearing as three separate trade paperbacks these books were then combined to form this very low printing deluxe hardcover collection. The Batman newspaper strips themselves were considered the rarest Batman comics ever as they were never reprinted before prior to having been collected in the trade paperback or hardbound editions. Due to the wartime paper restrictions during World War II, the strip was sparsely circulated in the pages of newspapers across America. by only a few dailies and were not readily available to a vast national audience. Subsequently, this rarely seen work of the first four years of the classic Batman strips is of particular historical and artistic significance to Batman fans and comics enthusiasts alike. Now, Bob Kane's Batman, one of the most enduring and beloved comic book characters in comic book history, is presented in an extravagant, generously-sized collection of the first four years of the classic Batman strips, exactly as written and illustrated by the Caped Crusader's most famous writers and artists. These “shadowy” black-and-white newspaper strip dailies by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Charles Paris and others showcase Batman’s earliest incarnation, before he became an internationally beloved TV and movie icon. Also includes an early appearance of Batman’s arch-nemesis, the Joker. So join Batman and the Boy Wonder as they once again do battle with both common thugs and outrageous villains in order to save Gotham City from plot after evil plot. This deluxe collection is “A Must Have” for every Batman Fan. Very highly recommended!!! This limited deluxe edition of the Batman: The Dailies 1943-1946 includes: The first four years of the classic Batman and Robin comics exactly as written and illustrated by the strip’s most famous writers and artists.