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(July [June] 1980)

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Volume:
44
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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) (Expand) /

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

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) (Expand) /

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

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); Mama Mambu
Synopsis:
Black Lightning saves Lincoln Trask and himself from the burning building and manages to stop Jacques Cravin from escaping. During the battle Lightning discovers that his powers no longer work. Jacques confesses that he tried to burn Lightning's body in the fire in able to trick the mob into thinking that it was he who perished in the fire so they would stop coming after him.

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) (Expand) /

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jerry Hillegas
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  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
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  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
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