After a loooong dry spell, Batman finally gets to headline his own digest again!
Well, sort of...while obviously being the star, Batman does have to share this collection with other Detective Comics stars of old. Mike W.Barr is listed as "Special Consultant" and that only makes sense, since it was Barr who excelled at writing Batman in his "World's Greatest Detective" guise.
• Batman in "The Stage Is Set...For Murder!" by Denny O'Neil, Irv Novick, and Dick Giordano, with some dialogue assistance from William Shakespeare
• The Human Target in "The Assassin-Expresss Contract!" by Len Wein, Carmine Infantino, and Giordano
• The Elongated Man in "The Magical Mystery Mirror" by Barr and Ernie Chua
• Roy Raymond, TV Detective in "The Riddle of the Unseen Man" by ? and Ruben Moreira
• Batgirl and Robin in "A Burial For Batgirl!" and "Midnight is the Dying Hour" by O'Neil, Gil Kane, and Vince Colletta
• Mysto, The Magician Detective in "Three Feats of Peril" by ? and Leonard Starr
• Jason Bard in "The Case of the Dead-On Target!" by Frank Robbins
• John Jones, Manhunter from Mars in "The Man With 20 Lives" by Jack Miller and Joe Certa
• Captain Compass in "The Ocean Pest" by Otto Binder and Joe Certa
• And then one last Batman tale, "Wanted For Murder One--Batman!" by O'Neil, Novick, and Giordano
Topped off with beautifully composed Jim Aparo front and back covers, this is a really fun collection, though I bet Robin was a little ticked he didn't get his own story, and gets second billing behind Batgirl to boot!