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(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 [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]

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 [Bruce Wayne]; 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 [Kirk Langstrom]; 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 [Bruce Wayne]; 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.
Sequence on inside back cover page.

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
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • 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
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