(July 1978)

DC, 1940 Series
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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 (credited); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor, credited)
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 [as JA.] (signed)
Inks:
Jim Aparo [as JA.] (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2891

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Malcolm Millbrook; Mrs. Millbrook
Synopsis:
Batman stands over the Millbrooks with a smoking gun in his hand.

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

"The toughest pitcher I ever faced." (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Johnny Bench Batter Up / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern [as David V. Reed] (credited)
Pencils:
John Calnan (credited)
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell (credited)
Colors:
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters:
Ben Oda (credited)
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 as Akeldama to smoke out The Overlord and a mole in the police department, and arrives just as Luke Brant kills The Overlord.
Reprints:

Wow! Free Bikes, Burgers & Candy Bars (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Nabisco candies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

You Can Be a Major League Coach! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Dice Baseball / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Get Rich and Famous. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Clark candy bars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Big Fall (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Batman's Strangest Cases! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Satisfy Your Meat Tooth. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Slim Jim / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Remember How Many Times You Felt Left Out Because You Were Broke! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The DC Explosion! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Make Extra Cash No Real "Selling" (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Engravaplates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fun Factory / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Sound and the Fury (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Now You Can Read All About it in DC's New Monthly Newspaper (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Giant Wall-Sized Posters in Full Color! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

TV Posters / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Strong Arms Make All the Difference! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Bat Signals (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

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 (signed)
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.

Free Booklet (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Universal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Kids! DC Superheroes Collectors Everywhere! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tempo Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Watch out, Bobby!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Super Siren / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Only Man Batman Ever Killed!
    Batman
  2. 1. "The toughest pitcher I ever faced."
    Johnny Bench Batter Up
  3. 2. The Only Man Batman Ever Killed!
    Batman
  4. 3. Wow! Free Bikes, Burgers & Candy Bars
    Nabisco candies
  5. 4. You Can Be a Major League Coach!
    Dice Baseball
  6. 5. Get Rich and Famous.
    Clark candy bars
  7. 6. The Big Fall
    Superman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  8. 7. Batman's Strangest Cases!
    DC Comics
  9. 8. Satisfy Your Meat Tooth.
    Slim Jim
  10. 9. Remember How Many Times You Felt Left Out Because You Were Broke!
    Grit
  11. 10. The DC Explosion!
    DC Comics
  12. 11. Make Extra Cash No Real "Selling"
    Engravaplates
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Fun Factory
  14. 13. The Sound and the Fury
    DC Comics
  15. 14. Now You Can Read All About it in DC's New Monthly Newspaper
    DC Comics
  16. 15. Giant Wall-Sized Posters in Full Color!
    TV Posters
  17. 16. Write Right Now!
  18. 17. Strong Arms Make All the Difference!
    Mike Marvel
  19. 18. Write Right Now!
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    DC Comics
  21. 20. Bat Signals
    Bat Signals
  22. 21. Outstripping Ourselves
    Publishorial
  23. 22. Free Booklet
    Universal
  24. 23. Kids! DC Superheroes Collectors Everywhere!
    Tempo Books
  25. 24. ["Watch out, Bobby!"]
    Super Siren
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