(July [June] 1980)

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Volume:
44
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893046506
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

Indicia mislabels this as July, 1980 - should have been June, 1980 as the cover and barcode indicate.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-339

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Saga of Johnny West (Table of Contents)

Johnny West; Acme Western Boots / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny West

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Comic strip ad for Acme boots from Acme Boot Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Northwest Industries. Inc.

The Riddle of the Golden Fleece (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Don Newton
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Job Number:
J-6485

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Professor Price; Medea (Maxie's daughter); Maxie Zeus (villain); Barney O'Hara (villain); Fred Britt (villain; death)
Synopsis:
Maxie Zeus tries to steal a gold cloth as a gift for his daughter.
Reprints:

Fragrance of Death! (Table of Contents)

Tales of Gotham City / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Barr
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J-6546

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jason Bard [also as Griffin]; Rose Bard (first appearance; flashback; death); Scratch (first appearance; flashback; death); Mark Kelson (first appearance; villain; flashback); Mr. Bard [as Doug Parker] (first appearance; villain; flashback; death)
Synopsis:
Jason tells an old caretaker of how he found his mother's killer... who just happened to be his father.

Indexer Notes

A spin-off character from Batgirl's strip, Jason Bard is the featured character in this Tales of Gotham City. Note Jason Bard is a guest star in the Slam Bradley strip in Detective Comics #500.

A Flash in the Dam (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; The Destroyer

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Continental Baking Company which holds the registered trademarks for Hostess and Twinkies. The Flash is copyright DC Comics.

The Target of the Death-Dealer (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J-6541

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jennifer Anne; Kenny; Doris Dexter; Ben Dexter; Mr. Washington
Synopsis:
Robin captures a gambler who's trying to blackmail a basketball player.
Reprints:

Special Bonus Pin-up (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-6533

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Short-Circuit (Table of Contents)

Black Lightning / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Pat Broderick
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Bob LeRose
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Job Number:
C-284

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Lincoln Trask; Leon (villain); Jacques Cravin (villain)

Indexer Notes

Created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden.

Batcave (Table of Contents)

Batcave / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-511

Indexer Notes

Batman logo in masthead. Letters from readers - Henry J. Kujawa, Scott Gibson, Phil Schweier and Mark Ryan - and responses from Paul Levitz.

The Assassination of Batgirl! (Table of Contents)

Batgirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Burkett
Pencils:
Jose Delbo
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-6536

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Commissioner James Gordon; James Stein; Richard Bender (first appearance); Robert Barton (first appearance); General Scarr (villain); Cormorant (villain)
Synopsis:
The mob hires an assassin to kill Batgirl.
Reprints:

Street Ball (Table of Contents)

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Rick Barry; Dr. J [Julius Erving]
Synopsis:
NBA stars Rick Barry and Julius "Dr. J" Erving demonstrate their skills at a playground basketball game with some kids and discuss the quality of Spalding autograph basketballs.

Indexer Notes

Ad for Spalding basketballs. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Saga of Johnny West
    Johnny West; Acme Western Boots
  3. 2. The Riddle of the Golden Fleece
    Batman
  4. 3. Fragrance of Death!
    Tales of Gotham City
  5. 4. A Flash in the Dam
    Flash; Hostess
  6. 5. The Target of the Death-Dealer
    Robin
  7. 6. Special Bonus Pin-up
    Batman
  8. 7. Short-Circuit
    Black Lightning
  9. 8. Batcave
    Batcave
  10. 9. The Assassination of Batgirl!
    Batgirl
  11. 10. Street Ball
    Spalding
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