Updated: January 30, 2021
BATMAN ANNUAL STORY BOOKS
Batman Annuals have been published in Britain since 1960, by a variety of publishers.
From 1967-1970, in fact, more than one annual was published in a given year by
different publishers, World Distributors Batman Annuals competing directly with those
published by Top Sellers and Atlas Publishing & Distributing Ltd, though the 1967-1970
World Distributors annuals were labelled Batman Story Book Annual and featured UK
originated illustrated text stories rather than American DC Comics reprints!
From 1974-1978, however, no individual Batman Annuals were published as the character
was instead featured in four editions of the Superman/Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Annual from Brown Watson (who also published the 1973 Batman & Robin Annual). From
1979-1989, the annuals were published by Egmont or its London Editions Magazines
imprint, though World again published an annual in 1990 for 1991 (their last).
By 1993, London Editions were Fleetway Editions so that years annual was a Fleetway
publication. The 1994-95 editions were published by Ravette Books, another Egmont
subsidiary. Later annuals have been published by various other publishers including
Pedigree and Titan Books.