(July 1978)

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Volume:
39
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:
0709893043007
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

The Only Man Batman Ever Killed! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks:
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2891

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Malcolm Millbrook; Mrs. Millbrook

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Only Man Batman Ever Killed! (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-2825

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Perry Travers; Commissioner James Gordon; Judson Price (dies); Alfred Pennyworth; Inspector Gresham; Chief O'Hara; Officer Roberts; Officer Bellamy; Malcolm Milbrook [The Overlord] (dies); Luke Brant; Paisley; Joe Chill (flashback); Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback)
Synopsis:
Perry Travers dies during a botched robbery and his autopsy reveals his membership as a Wirehead in the mob of The Overlord. Batman takes to a disguise to smoke out The Overlord and a mole in the police department, and arrives just as Luke Brant kills The Overlord.
Reprints:

The Big Fall (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; bystanders
Synopsis:
Superman spots a falling elevator, rescues the trapped occupants, serves them Hostess Cup Cakes to calm them, and interviews them for TV as Clark Kent.

Indexer Notes

Ad for Hostess Cup Cakes. Appears between pages 8 and 9 of sequence 1.

Bat Signals (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Rozakis (replies)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-2898

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Letters of comment from Mike White, Stephen Siegforth, and Richard Adam Benson.

Outstripping Ourselves (Table of Contents)

Publishorial / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jenette Kahn
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
SP-9

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Publisher discusses a new upcoming DC newspaper comic strip based on the Justice League of America, titled "The World's Greatest Superheroes." It will be written by Marty Pasko, pencilled by George Tuska, and inked by Vince Colleta.

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from: Don Michel, Editor of the Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate; anonymous Chicago Tribune salesman.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Only Man Batman Ever Killed!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Only Man Batman Ever Killed!
    Batman
  3. 2. The Big Fall
    Superman
  4. 3. Bat Signals
    Bat Signals
  5. 4. Outstripping Ourselves
    Publishorial
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