Batman (1940) #187
Enjoy an all-star collection of the "Best of Batman" in this 80-Page Giant. Here are six action-packed stories of the Dynamic Duo at their best. First, a villain called the Clock returns to avenge his defeat during "Batman's First Case" (written by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff). Batman and Robin have to uncover an imposter under the watchful gaze of the "Phantom Eye of Gotham City" (drawn by Bob Kane). Next, Robin gets a glimpse of the future and sees the "Last Days of Batman" (script by Finger, art by Moldoff).
Then, a murder mystery unfolds in an abandoned amusement park as the Caped Crusader faces "Peril at Playland Isle" (story by Finger, art by Dick Sprang). When Batman is injured battling a group of thieves, he and Robin call upon the "Batman of Tomorrow" (story by Edmond Hamilton, art by Sprang). Next, a wandering troubadour admires the Dark Knight so much he's written the "Ballad of Batman" (by Hamilton and Sprang). And finally, the Joker competes in a deadly game of one-upmanship with the mysterious Sparrow in a complete newspaper syndicated story called "Gotham's Cleverest Criminal" (written by Alvin Schwartz, art by Jack Burnley).