(May 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:
0709893043005
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

["Surprise, Batman! In a Moment, You'll Be as Extinct as this Bird I'm Riding!"] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Mike Grell
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2503

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Maltese Cup Cake (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Mr. Astor; Petula Lorry; Cindy Bluestreet [The Fat Lady]
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman captures three people hunting for the Maltese Cupcake, though it is unclear that any of them has committed a crime.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover advertisement for Hostess Cup Cakes in comicstrip format.

Batman-Ex -- As in Extinct! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern [as David V. Reed]
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2553

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Renee Cantrell; Chester Cole
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman #288.
Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Batman / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis (replies)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-2570

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated title header.
Letters of comment from Mike White, Christopher Juricich, Elizabeth M. Smith and Ralph E. Painter.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average # of copies sold previous year - 178,000

...Another Masterful Missive from our Publisher!! (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Text article with photograph of publisher Jenette Kahn.

#2 Walt Simonson (Table of Contents)

DC Profiles / text article / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Gold
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Surprise, Batman! In a Moment, You'll Be as Extinct as this Bird I'm Riding!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Maltese Cup Cake
    Wonder Woman; Hostess
  3. 2. Batman-Ex -- As in Extinct!
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. ...Another Masterful Missive from our Publisher!!
  7. 6. #2 Walt Simonson
    DC Profiles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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