(December 1977)

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Volume:
38
Price:
0.35 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:
0709893043012
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

["So Long, Batman! This Time I Really Rubbed You Out!"] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2738

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Jerry Randall]; Joker

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Cuckoo Cuckoos (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Penguin; police officers; cuckoo clock robbers
Synopsis:
The Penguin controls some cuckoo clocks and has them stealing money, but the police entice the clocks to stop using Hostess Fruit Pies, and they capture The Penguin.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover advertisement for Hostess Fruit Pies in comicstrip format.
One bystander looks like Julius Schwartz.

[Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?:] The Testimony of the Joker! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern [as David V. Reed]
Pencils:
John Calnan
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
S-2652

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Two-Face]; Joker; Ra's al Ghul; Mr. Freeze [Dr. Victor Fries]; Killer Moth [Cameron van Cleer]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]; Spook; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Captain Stingaree; Cavalier [Mortimer Drake]; Cluemaster [Arthur Brown]; Signalman [Phil Cobb]; Batman [Jerry Randall]; Tweedle Dum; Tweedle Dee; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Lex Luthor; Superman; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Arkham Asylum
Synopsis:
The Joker testifies to the circumstances whereby he killed Batman, but when Two-Face demands that the Joker produce the photographic evidence he claims to have, a recess is called. After Two-Face leaves the court, he removes his disguise, revealing the Batman beneath. Having identified the real murderer, Batman confronts the Joker and sends him back to Arkham. Later, Batman confers with Commissioner Gordon and discusses how it was really Batman-admirer Jerry Randall in a Batman costume that the Joker had killed and how the trial was a ruse to discover who was actually responsible.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Batman #293.
Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bat Signals / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis (replies)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-2746

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from D. B. Webb, Mike White and Charles D. Brown.

Volume 77 Issue 36 Week of September 5, 1977 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Information on Aquaman #59, Ghosts #59, comics on sale the week of September 12th, and Ask the Answer Man!

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["So Long, Batman! This Time I Really Rubbed You Out!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Cuckoo Cuckoos
    Penguin; Hostess
  3. 2. [Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?:] The Testimony of the Joker!
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bat Signals
  5. 4. Volume 77 Issue 36 Week of September 5, 1977
    Daily Planet
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