(March 1976)

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Volume:
40
Price:
0.30 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor); Bob Rozakis (assistant editor)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne; Joe Chill
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano; Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Leslie Thompkins (introduction); Batman (one-page origin); Alfred Pennyworth; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill (flashback)
Synopsis:
origin recap, fills in some more info on Crime Alley, the site of Bruce Wayne's parent's death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Austin backgrounds per info he provided in his interview in Back Issue #66, August 2013.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman's Hot Line / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson ?
Inks:
Murphy Anderson ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-2224

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Adam Castro, Tom Mitchell, Scott Jones, Dennis Burke, Geoffrey Peckman, Brian Scott and Fred Schneider.

The Cup-Cake Caper (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shazam [Billy Batson]

Indexer Notes

Hostess Cup Cakes ad.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Justice For All Includes Children / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

First of the series, not numbered.

Make Way for the Elongated Woman! (Table of Contents)

Elongated Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn ?
Job Number:
S-2149

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Elongated Woman [Sue Dibny]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Detective Comics #456. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. There Is No Hope in Crime Alley!
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot Line
  4. 3. The Cup-Cake Caper
    Shazam!; Hostess
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Justice For All Includes Children
  6. 5. Make Way for the Elongated Woman!
    Elongated Man
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