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(April-May 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:
0709893046505
Editing:
Paul Levitz
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

Average # copies per issue, previous year - 129,792.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joe Chill

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batcave / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-222

Indexer Notes

Introduction and contents page on inside front cover.

The Curse of Crime Alley (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Todd Klein
Job Number:
J-5651

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Leslie Thompkins; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill; Maxie Zeus (intro); Long John Logan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin recap. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz was the editor on this title prior to Paul Levitz.

The "Lights!...Camera!...Murder!" Contract! (Table of Contents)

Human Target / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Howard Chaykin
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-5570

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Target [Christopher Chance]; Brad Nayle; Jessica Kincaid
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Strip continued from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #144 (November 1978).

A Date with Batgirl (Table of Contents)

Batgirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-5163

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]

Return to Castle Branek! (Table of Contents)

The Demon / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Todd Klein
Job Number:
J-5852

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Baron Tyme [Clement Tyme] (villain); The Demon [Etrigan; Jason Blood]; Francine Langstrom [She-Bat] (flashback); Kirk Langstrom [Man-Bat] (flashback); Harry Matthews; Randu Singh; Glenda Mark
Synopsis:
Baron Tyne holds the Eternity Book and forces the Demon to lead him to Merlin's tomb. He opens it and finds it empty.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Eternity Book

Terminus! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Dave Hunt
Colors:
Bob Rozakis [as Boris Zabok]
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-5677

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Raven (villain); Card Queen [Duela Dent; Harlequin]; Lori Elton; Maze; Lieutenant Rick Tatem; Chief Frank McDonald
Reprints:

Gotham's Great Kangaroo Race! (Table of Contents)

Public Life of Bruce Wayne / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Mike Stevens
Job Number:
S-2995

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; James Gordon; Harcourt Bane; Harrison Juke
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

40 Years of the Ultimate Detective (Table of Contents)

Batcave / text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Mike W. Barr
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Information on 40 years of Detective Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Happy Anniversary from the Whole Batman Family! (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; James Gordon; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batman Bruce Wayne; Alfred Pennyworth; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Joker; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Batcave
  3. 2. The Curse of Crime Alley
    Batman
  4. 3. The "Lights!...Camera!...Murder!" Contract!
    Human Target
  5. 4. A Date with Batgirl
    Batgirl
  6. 5. Return to Castle Branek!
    The Demon
  7. 6. Terminus!
    Robin
  8. 7. Gotham's Great Kangaroo Race!
    Public Life of Bruce Wayne
  9. 8. 40 Years of the Ultimate Detective
    Batcave
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. Happy Anniversary from the Whole Batman Family!
    Batman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew Peets
  • Valmiki Annamanthadoo
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • John Wells
  • Lou Mazzella
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
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner