(April 1977)

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Volume:
38
Price:
0.30 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893043004
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (associate)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Butt Out, Batman! I'll Knock Off This Joker First...Then... I'll Happily Do the Same to You!"] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2540

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

That Dirty Beach (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Slud-Jak; unnamed bureaucrat
Synopsis:
Slud-Jak fouls beaches in revenge for ocean pollution, but agrees to negotiate when tempted by Hostess Twinkies.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover advertisement for Hostess Twinkies in comicstrip format.

The Joker's Playground of Peril! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil; Julius Schwartz (plot assist); E. Nelson Bridwell (plot assist)
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joker (villain); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon; Harrison Steakbury; Pierre Frage; Dr. Tugwell
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Arkham Asylum mentioned.
Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

And Now... Still Another Message Of Untold Importance From Our Prolific Publisher!! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jenette Kahn
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A message from the publisher with photograph.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Batman / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis (replies)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-2547

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated title header.
Letters of comment from Elizabeth M. Smith, Kevin L. Callahan, Fred G. Hembeck, Christopher Juricich, S. Holmes, David Burd, Harris Lentz III, Chris Doyle and David V. Reed.

Volume 77 Issue 2 Week of January 10, 1977 (Table of Contents)

Daily Planet / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Information on DC Special #27, Green Lantern #94, Brave and the Bold #133, comics on sale the week of Jan. 20th and word search Mini-Puzzle #1.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Butt Out, Batman! I'll Knock Off This Joker First...Then... I'll Happily Do the Same to You!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. That Dirty Beach
    Aquaman; Hostess
  3. 2. The Joker's Playground of Peril!
    Batman
  4. 3. And Now... Still Another Message Of Untold Importance From Our Prolific Publisher!!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
  6. 5. Volume 77 Issue 2 Week of January 10, 1977
    Daily Planet
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