(March 1979)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
45
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:
?
Editing:
Ross Andru; Joe Orlando (JSA); Paul Levitz (Deadman)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Death of Batman! (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America; Wonder Woman; The Flash; Deadman; Aquaman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-921

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Robin (of Earth-2); Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Superman (of Earth-2); Flash [Jay Garrick]; Power Girl; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Batman (of Earth-2)]; Alfred (of Earth-2); Wonder Woman (of Earth-1, inset); Flash [Barry Allen] (inset); Deadman (inset); Aquaman (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

Only Legends Live Forever! (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Joe Staton; Dick Giordano (page 1)
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
C-823

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Robin (of Earth-2); Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Power Girl; Superman [Kal-L] (cameo); Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman (of Earth-2, cameo); Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Dr. Fate; Star-Spangled Kid (cameo); Starman [Ted Knight] (cameo); Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (cameo); Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite (cameo); Hourman [Rex Tyler] (cameo)]; Gothan City Police Commissioner Bruce Wayne [Batman] (of Earth-2, dies this issue); Catwoman [Selina Kyle Wayne] (of Earth-2); Chief O'Hara; Bill Jensen (villain)
Synopsis:
As Jensen continues his reign of terror on the top of Gotham Twin Towers, Wayne has escaped his wrath, and is inside one of the towers with a Batman exhibit inside its museum. Remembering all that he did as Batman up until his wife's death, he decides he has no other choice but to put on the costume one last time and face him. The resulting battle kills them both, and reveals Wayne for who he truly was for so many years to the world: Gotham's Guardian. To Be Concluded...
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Indexer Notes

Death of Earth-2 Batman. This is the second part of the story originally intended for All-Star Comics #75. Huntress and Robin's true identites are revealed as a result of the battle between Jensen and Bruce this issue. Dr. Fate also reveals that Jensen was only a part of the bigger problem, that someone else was behind Jensen's 'power surge', revealed next issue (# 463).

This story is divided into four parts: Intro: Only legends live forever (1 page); Prologue : What has gone before... (2 pages); Chapter 3: The legend lives again (8 pages); Epilogue: (4 pages). The 2-page prologue is not included in the two DC reprints.

Catwoman flashback from DC Super-Stars (DC, 1975 series) #17.

The She-Demon of the Astral Plane! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-5828

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris Allen; Jake Forrest
Reprints:

The Sins of the Father--! (Table of Contents)

Deadman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-5850

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Deadman; Cleveland Brand; Lita Brand; Vashnu; Mr. Solomon (villain); Lorna Brand; Inga Hill; Alexi Kronsky (villain)

Voyage of the "Sorcerers Lost" (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Job Number:
J-5627

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Batman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman] (flashback); Wonder Woman; Sargon the Sorcerer (villain); Hippolyta; Merlin; Houdini; Cagliostro; Athena; Aphrodite; Mike Myers; Jennifer Clark; Paradise Island
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Executive Action! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-5628

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Aqualad; Mera; Dr. Vulko; Mr. Amos (villain)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; Wonder Woman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Deadman; Aquaman; Wonder Woman (of Earth-1); Sargon the Sorcerer

Indexer Notes

On the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Death of Batman!
    Justice Society of America; Wonder Woman; The Flash; Deadman; Aquaman
  2. 1. Only Legends Live Forever!
    Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The She-Demon of the Astral Plane!
    Flash
  4. 3. The Sins of the Father--!
    Deadman
  5. 4. Voyage of the "Sorcerers Lost"
    Wonder Woman
  6. 5. Executive Action!
    Aquaman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; Wonder Woman
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