Continuing my post on Batman and the Aliens, we turn to 1962. The New York Mets established the record for most losses in a season with 120. The number one song of the year was Bobby Vinton's Roses Are Red, My Love. The #1 TV show was Wagon Train, and the Green Bay Packers won the NFL Championship against the New York Giants.
In Detective #299 (January 1962) Batman and Robin face four different alien races:
Status: True aliens, three green, one white and all human-sized.
Detective #303 (May 1962) featured this grabber of a splash page:
Status: Fake aliens as part of an amusement park.
In Batman #148, Batman and Robin encounter two aliens with larceny in their minds:
Status: True aliens, human sized and green.
In Detective #305 (July 1962) Batman and Robin become captives of the alien Z-ray:
Status: True alien, orange and human-sized.
In Batman #152, we meet the Martians:
Status: Fake aliens. Batman and Robin fake a journey to Mars to repay an old, aspiring astronaut who once saved Batman's life.
Detective #299: True aliens, several, green or white, human-sized.
Detective #303: Fake aliens.
Batman #148: True aliens, green and human-sized
Detective #305: True alien, orange and human-sized
Batman #152: Fake alien.
Three real aliens, two fake aliens.
Batman #153: True aliens, green.
Batman #153: True aliens, multi-colored.
Batman #156: Fake alien (dream sequence)
Detective #320: No alien visible but implied.
Batman #160: Fake Alien
Two real aliens, two fake, one not seen.