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(April-May 1974)

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Volume:
38
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [block]
Editing:
Archie Goodwin; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

average # copies per issue, previous year - 153,942


Ghost Mountain Midnight! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo (signed) [as JA]
Inks:
Jim Aparo (signed) [as JA]
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-286

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (head shot); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (head shot); Manhunter [Paul Kirk] (head shot); Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (head shot); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (head shot)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

[Detective Comics] (Table of Contents)

Batman / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sal Amendola ?
Inks:
Sal Amendola ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
L-295

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Contents page.

Ghost Mountain Midnight! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Archie Goodwin
Pencils:
Sal Amendola
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn ?
Job Number:
L-285

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints:

Cobras of the Deep! (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Fergusen
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell (reprint editor)
Job Number:
N-825

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]
Reprints:

["Dear Archie: I have read every issue..."] (Table of Contents)

Batman's Hot Line / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Archie Goodwin
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson ? (logo illustration)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson ? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-297

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from T. E. Pouncey, Brian Patton, Steve Beery, Eric Promislow and Christopher Melchert.

The Fear That Haunted Hawkman (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 14.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (reprint editor)
Job Number:
N-823

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Hall]
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Between pages 12 and 13 of Hawkman story.

A Million-Dollar Corpse! (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
John Spranger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell (reprint editor)
Job Number:
N-824

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; The Undertaker (villain)
Reprints:

Too Many Suspects! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell (reprint editor)
Job Number:
N-826

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles; Del Lupin (ex-convict)
Reprints:

Inside Story of the Outsider! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (ghosting for Bob Kane)
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (reprint editor)
Job Number:
N-822

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Outsider [Alfred Pennyworth]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Grasshopper Gang; Aunt Harriet
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Final Outsider story. Alfred returns to life.
Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

Chapter 4 Rebellion! (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Archie Goodwin
Pencils:
Walter Simonson
Inks:
Walter Simonson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Alan Kupperberg; Walter Simonson (titles and sound effects)
Job Number:
L-289

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]; Christine St. Clair; Damon Nostrand; Asano Nitobe; Kolu Mbeya
Synopsis:
Origin of the Manhunters (but, not the ones created by the Guardians of the Universe).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Alan Kupperberg is the credited letterer of this story in Manhunter: The Special Edition (1999), where this story is reprinted. The Simonson lettering credit is per Archie Goodwin on page 97 of Detective Comics #443 (Oct.-Nov. 1974).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Ghost Mountain Midnight!
    Batman
  2. 1. [Detective Comics]
    Batman
  3. 2. Ghost Mountain Midnight!
    Batman
  4. 3. Cobras of the Deep!
    Manhunter
  5. 4. ["Dear Archie: I have read every issue..."]
    Batman's Hot Line
  6. 5. The Fear That Haunted Hawkman
    Hawkman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. A Million-Dollar Corpse!
    Doll Man
  9. 8. Too Many Suspects!
    Green Lantern
  10. 9. Inside Story of the Outsider!
    Batman; Robin
  11. 10. Chapter 4 Rebellion!
    Manhunter
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