(May 1977)

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Volume:
41
Price:
0.30 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly (with the exception of July, Oct., Jan. and April)
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893046505
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (associate)
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 - 148,000


["Gotham City is to blame for turning me into living phosphorus!"] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks:
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Doctor Phosphorus

Indexer Notes

Color credit 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

Advertisement for Hostess Cup Cakes.

...By Death's Eerie Light! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2534

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Phosphorous [Alex Sartorius](villain; introduction; origin); Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; James Gordon; Dr. Bell
Synopsis:
When Alfred collapses, Batman discovers many more people are mysteriously becoming sick. The Dark Knight realizes that the Gotham City water supply has been contaminated, so he goes to the Gotham Reservoir and finds the person responsible for the contamination, Dr. Phosphorus.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Origin of Dr. Phosphorus (Table of Contents)

Doctor Phosphorus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
John Workman (partial letters on pages 1 & 6)
Job Number:
S-2535

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Phosphorous [Alex Sartorius]; Rupert Thorne; Dr. Bell
Synopsis:
Dr. Phosphorus visits an old colleague and explains how he became a monster when the reactor core at a nuclear power plant in which they both invested exploded and that he now plans to take his revenge on all those he blames, particularly City Council Chairman Rupert Thorne.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman's Hot Line / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-2572

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Craig Boldman, Mike Christiansen and Brian Uhlenbrock.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Gotham City is to blame for turning me into living phosphorus!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Maltese Cup Cake
    Wonder Woman; Hostess
  3. 2. ...By Death's Eerie Light!
    Batman
  4. 3. The Origin of Dr. Phosphorus
    Doctor Phosphorus
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot Line
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jerry Hillegas
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  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
  • Carl Gafford
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Bowen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner