(September-October 1975)

DC, 1975 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound (#1-4); Saddle-stitched (#5-20)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Presenting -- the origin of the Batgirl-Robin team!"] (Table of Contents)

Batgirl and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Grell (signed); Nick Cardy (Batman figure, see notes); ? (Batman figure alterations)
Inks:
Mike Grell (signed); Nick Cardy (Batman figure (see notes); ? (Batman figure alterations)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2062

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Benedict Arnold; Alfred Pennyworth (inset); Commissioner Gordon (inset); Man-Bat (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Batman figure is a modified version of the Superman figure from the cover of Shazam! (DC, 1973 series) #1.
Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]
Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Minerva Menace! (Table of Contents)

Shazam; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Shazam; Billy Batson] (Fawcett/DC); Aunt Minerva
Synopsis:
Comic strip-style advertisement for Hostess Twinkies. Captain Marvel prevents underworld supervillain Aunt Minerva from taking control of the city's children through the power of Hostess Twinkies.

The Invader from Hell! (Table of Contents)

Batgirl and Robin / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Mike Grell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1992

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Benedict Arnold (villain); The Devil (villain)
Synopsis:
Batgirl and Robin team-up to keep Benedict Arnold from taking over the U.S.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story was originally scheduled for 1st Issue Special (DC, 1975 series) #6. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Warning! Supplies Are Dangerously Low... (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Advertisement for back copies of Famous First Edition and Limited Collectors' Edition tabloid specials by DC.

Indexer Notes

Located between pg. 17 and 18 of "Invader from Hell".

2 Sizzling Summer Specials (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Advertisement for two upcoming Limited Collectors' Edition tabloid-size specials by DC: Secret Origins of Super-Villains and Superman.

Indexer Notes

Located between pg. 17 and 18 of "Invader from Hell".

The Origins of Batgirl and Robin the Boy Wonder (Table of Contents)

Batgirl and Robin / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-2071

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (origin); Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Killer Moth; Jason Bard
Synopsis:
Recap of the histories of Batgirl and Robin, by way of introducing the new Batman Family comic books.

Indexer Notes

Includes images of Batgirl and Robin incorporated into their respective logos.

The Great Handcuff King! (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1552

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alfred Pennyworth; Ronny Lowndes; The Hurton Gang (villains); Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson
Synopsis:
Alfred shows Ronny Lowndes some handcuffs that he bought and encounters The Hurton Gang.
Reprints:

[Detective/Batman Covers] (Table of Contents)

Comedy Cover Capers / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Man-Bat

Indexer Notes

Reprinted covers from past issues of Detective Comics #355, #385, #402, and Batman #192 with humorous dialogue replacing the original cover text.

Commissioner Gordon's Death-Threat! (Table of Contents)

Batman Presents... Commissioner Gordon / comic story / 9.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1347

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Gordon; Fred Purley Robbins
Synopsis:
A crook once caught by Commissioner Gordon uses him to lure Batman into a trap.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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. Bottom quarter of last page taken up by another feature.

Fantasy's Most Bizarre Hero (Table of Contents)

Man-Bat / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Man-Bat
Synopsis:
Promotion for DC's new comic book series, Man-Bat with illustration. Also includes promotions for 3 other titles by Gerry Conway: All-Star Comics, Blackhawk and Code Name: Assassin.

Indexer Notes

Located between p. 7 and 8 of "Death-Threat".

Here is the Original Dialogue for the Covers (Table of Contents)

Comedy Cover Capers / activity / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Man-Bat; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]

Indexer Notes

Displays the original dialogue from the covers from Detective Comics #355, #385, #402, and Batman #192 featured in Comedy Cover Capers.

Takes up bottom quarter of the final page of "Death-Threat" and presumably masks promotional copy present in the original version of the "Death-Threat" story.

Challenge of the Man-Bat (Table of Contents)

Batman Presents... / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Robbins
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1353

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom] (origin); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprints 1st appearance of Man-Bat. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

We Can Put DC Comics Right in Your Mailbox (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Batman; Robin
Synopsis:
Subscription ad for DC, featuring illustrations of Batman and Robin.

Indexer Notes

Located between pg. 13 and 14 of "Challenge of the Man-Bat".

Coming Soon... (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
Promotion for new DC title The Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Indexer Notes

Located between pg. 13 and 14 of "Challenge of the Man-Bat".

The Alfred Story (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (various)
Pencils:
? (various)
Inks:
? (various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
? (various)

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin tell of how Alfred became their butler, and of his previous experiences as a villain called The Outsider.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A biography of Alfred, with reprinted panels from various sources surrounded by Batman and Robin narrating outside of the panels. Dialogue attempts to address the change of appearance Alfred undergoes between his early appearances and more recent stories. The story has no definitive ending; it just stops.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Presenting -- the origin of the Batgirl-Robin team!"]
    Batgirl and Robin
  2. 1. The Minerva Menace!
    Shazam; Hostess
  3. 2. The Invader from Hell!
    Batgirl and Robin
  4. 3. Warning! Supplies Are Dangerously Low...
  5. 4. 2 Sizzling Summer Specials
  6. 5. The Origins of Batgirl and Robin the Boy Wonder
    Batgirl and Robin
  7. 6. The Great Handcuff King!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  8. 7. [Detective/Batman Covers]
    Comedy Cover Capers
  9. 8. Commissioner Gordon's Death-Threat!
    Batman Presents... Commissioner Gordon
  10. 9. Fantasy's Most Bizarre Hero
    Man-Bat
  11. 10. Here is the Original Dialogue for the Covers
    Comedy Cover Capers
  12. 11. Challenge of the Man-Bat
    Batman Presents...
  13. 12. We Can Put DC Comics Right in Your Mailbox
  14. 13. Coming Soon...
  15. 14. The Alfred Story
    Batman
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