(December 1978-January 1979)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
42
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893046501
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; Al Milgrom
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

Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat features move over from the just-cancelled Batman Family (DC, 1975 series).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Jim Starlin
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Man-Bat

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.
Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

[Detective Comics] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Contents listing on inside front cover.

Ticket to Tragedy (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Marshall Rogers
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Mike Stevens
Job Number:
S-2973

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Sir Basil Smythe; Henry Frome; Greeny Velvet; Milt Solo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Does the Costume Make the Hero? (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Shelly Leferman
Job Number:
J-5372

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Margie Spratt; Lori Elton; Dave Corby; Chief Frank McDonald; Raven (villain); Bart Twitchell

Indexer Notes

Robin costume designs sent in by readers Joe Montgomery, Paul Decker and George T. Johnston.

A Slow Death in China! (Table of Contents)

Batgirl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Job Number:
J-5454

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Senator Tom Cleary; Leslie Tauburn; the Sino-Superman; Wo Fong

The Whittles Snatch (Table of Contents)

Man-Bat / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Dave Hunt
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-5436

Characters:
Jason Bard; Man-Bat; Francine Langstrom; Rebecca Langstrom; J. J. Whittles
Reprints:

Murder in the Night! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Starlin
Pencils:
Jim Starlin (layouts)
Inks:
P. Craig Russell (finished art)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Karen Kish [as Karisha]
Job Number:
J-5456

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; James Gordon; Ronald Thursgood; Ramsey Larken; Bruno Clark; Xavier Simon; Thomas Wayne (flashback)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batmail Family / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Bob Rodi, Dave Elyea, Martin Maenza, Wallace L. Hopkins, Scott Huver and Kevin J. Dooley.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [Detective Comics]
  3. 2. Ticket to Tragedy
    Batman
  4. 3. Does the Costume Make the Hero?
    Robin
  5. 4. A Slow Death in China!
    Batgirl
  6. 5. The Whittles Snatch
    Man-Bat
  7. 6. Murder in the Night!
    Batman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Batmail Family
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mazzella
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  • Jerry Hillegas
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