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1962 calendarCover pencils by Curt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff, and Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. "The Undersea Batman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Batman risks death from the "bends" if he does not regulate his decrompression rate after an underwater mission; "Slant" Stacy takes advantage of the situation. "The Lord of Batmanor!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Scottish Laird of Batmanor, Angus McLaughlie, bequeaths his castle to Batman in the hope that the famed detective will solve a 400 years old mystery involving the King's gold. "Batman--Indian Chief!", script by Ed (France) Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Out over the mountains, the Dynamic Duo spot a smoke signal in the shape of a bat; Upon further investigation they meet Sioux Indians, Great Eagle and his son Little Eagle. "The Jungle Batman!", script by David Vern, pencils by Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin are assigned to escort a group of criminals, the Sinister 8, to Satan Island prison. 1962 Batman and Robin Calendar. "When Batman Was Robin," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; When Bruce Wayne receives a package from Master Detective Harvey Harris, he realises that mistakes made in his past could reveal his secret identity in the present. "Batman the Magician!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When Merko the Great, a stage magician, is abducted during the interval of a charity show, Batman assumes his identity and improvises ways to perform his act. "Batman -- the Superman of Planet X!", script by Ed (France) Herron, pencils by Dick Sprang. Pinup of the Batman Family on back cover.
Swan was a house artist at DC working on titles like Tommy Tomorrow, he began gravitating towards Superman and his related books, Superboy, World's Finest and Jimmy Olsen, he would eventually leave DC thanks to his personality issue with Editor In Chief Mort Weisinger. He would eventually return and go on to be the artist that defined the look of Superman in the Silver Age, eventually becoming the editor of the title, but after thirty years of keeping up standards of all things Superman, Swan was given the boot in favor of John Byrne's Superman reboot, Swan's comic work began to taper off after this dismissal and he eventually retired, but will forever be recognized as the Silver Age Superman's finest artist.