(November-December 1979)

DC, 1979 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode:
0709893173012
Editing:
Paul Levitz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

40th Anniversary Special (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wally Fax (painting)
Inks:
Wally Fax (painting)
Colors:
Wally Fax (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat signal

Best of DC No. 2 -- Batman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of Contents.

The Forties (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

The People vs. the Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Gordon
Reprints:

Armchair Detective (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Alfred; Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo)
Reprints:

The 1,000 Secrets of the Batcave! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Gordon
Reprints:

The Fifties (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Two-Face
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Top of cover reprint is cut off to accommodate text heading at top of page.

The First Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne; Joey Chill; Lew Moxon
Synopsis:
Bruce finds out his father was the "first" Batman and later finds the man who paid Joey Chill to shoot his father,
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Retelling of the origin of Batman.

Murder at Mystery Castle (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

The Sixties (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; The Joker; The Penguin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

30th anniversary cover.

The Cry of Night Is "Kill!" (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Friedrich
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Gordon; Alfred (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title was "The Cry of Night Is Sudden Death." Re-write of "Case of the Chemical Syndicate" from Detective Comics #27.

The Seventies (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman
Reprints:

The Joker's Five-Way Revenge! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; The Joker
Reprints:

["If you enjoyed this classic collection..."] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for Batman #318 (on sale September 13, 1979), Detective Comics #486 (on sale September 13, 1979), and The Brave and the Bold #157 (on sale September 27, 1979), with small cover reproductions.

The Batman--Forty Years Young (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike W. Barr
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Brief overview of Batman's first 40 years in the comics.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["Together in one volume--the best stories..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Batman

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. 40th Anniversary Special
    Batman
  2. 1. Best of DC No. 2 -- Batman
  3. 2. The Forties
    Batman
  4. 3. The People vs. the Batman
    Batman
  5. 4. Armchair Detective
    The Adventures of Alfred
  6. 5. The 1,000 Secrets of the Batcave!
    Batman
  7. 6. The Fifties
    Batman
  8. 7. The First Batman
    Batman
  9. 8. Murder at Mystery Castle
    Batman
  10. 9. The Sixties
    Batman
  11. 10. The Cry of Night Is "Kill!"
    Batman
  12. 11. The Seventies
    Batman
  13. 12. The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!
    Batman
  14. 13. ["If you enjoyed this classic collection..."]
  15. 14. The Batman--Forty Years Young
  16. 15. ["Together in one volume--the best stories..."]
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