Batman No. 16

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Batman issue No. 16 was published by DC Comics in April and May 1943 and sold for 10 cents. The blue cover features art credited to Jerry Robinson that depicts the silhouette of a man holding a gun and shining a flashlight on Batman and Robin, with the text “Surprise! Somebody learns the true identities of Batman & Robin! Who can he be?”
In this issue, Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred discovers the true identities of Batman and Robin and becomes their crime fighting ally. The issue contains the stories: "The Joker Reforms," "The Grade A Crimes," "The Adventures of the Branded Tree," and "Here Comes Alfred."
Batman made his comic debut in 1939 in Detective Comics No. 27 and received his own self-titled line of comic books in 1942.
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Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer
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D. C. Comics, Inc.
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overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 26.67 cm
National Museum of American History
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