This is from long ago! I'm 73 years old now and I remember reading a comic when I was a kid where Batman and Robin were in a world where everybody had wings. Batman's wings were bat wings and everyone else had regular bird type wings. I think it was some alternate universe and Batman and Robin were somehow transported there. I probably read the comic in the 1950s but it could have been published anytime earlier. Since Batman appeared in many different comic titles I have no idea whether it was Detective comics or Batman comics or what but it must have been a DC comic. That's about all I can dredge up from my memory. Hope someone can remember what comic and what issue had this story.

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    Aw man, this one is going to be hard. Quote the wikipedia: "In the late 1950s, Batman stories gradually became more science fiction-oriented, an attempt at mimicking the success of other DC characters that had dabbled in the genre. New characters such as Batwoman, Ace the Bat-Hound, and Bat-Mite were introduced. Batman's adventures often involved odd transformations or bizarre space aliens."
    – jo1storm
    Oct 30, 2017 at 10:35
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Just a possibility here. Did a google image cover search. The ten cent price on this one puts it in the appropriate timeframe.

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Can't see if the story is the one you're looking for or not. Did a little digging. It isn't another planet, but "The Lost Valley of the Birdmen"! The people are being put upon by a winged family of criminals who have wings. A group of the people come and get Batman and give him wings (surgically or with a magic formula or something). They get this know-how from a turncoat member of the family.

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    Based on @Valorum's comment, I was able to find this: dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman_Vol_1_82 Definitely looks like you've found the correct issue. I don't want to add another answer so feel free to edit in details from the article. Oct 31, 2017 at 1:24
  • That's the one! Thanks a bunch. Knowing which issue it was allowed me to find a copy on line and enjoy it all over again.
    – Dennis
    Nov 1, 2017 at 4:26
  • Glad I could help. I knew the story but am a few years younger than you so I must have seen it in reprint. Nov 1, 2017 at 16:30

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