(January 1979)

DC, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume:
40
Price:
0.40 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:
0709893043001
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-3029

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Quentin Conroy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

Dark Messenger of Mercy! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
John Calnan
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
S-2996

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Lucius Fox; Alfred Pennyworth; James Gordon; Quentin Conroy; Squirrel Kominsky; Shamrock
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

An Unbeatable Power! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Big Dome; unnamed children
Synopsis:
Superman is captured by Big Dome with a Kryptonite beam, but two children distract the villain with Hostess Twinkies, allowing Superman to escape.

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Hostess Twinkies in comicstrip format.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Rozakis (replies)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-3036

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Alfalfa Astor, Cat Yronwode and John Hebert.

Volume 78 Issue 40 Week of October 9, 1978 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes; Elongated Man

Indexer Notes

Information on Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #247, The Brave and the Bold #146, comics on sale the week of October 23, Ask the Answer Man! and Hembeck strip featuring Elongated Man.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Dark Messenger of Mercy!
    Batman
  3. 2. An Unbeatable Power!
    Superman; Hostess
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bat Signals
  5. 4. Volume 78 Issue 40 Week of October 9, 1978
    Daily Planet Extra
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jochen G.
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen