(March 1981)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
45
Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893046503
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

Lots of former Detective characters in the back-up Slam Bradley strip.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Giordano; Joe Kubert; Carmine Infantino; Walt Simonson; Tom Yeates; Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Dick Giordano; Joe Kubert; Bob Smith; Walt Simonson; Tom Yeates; Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
Jack Adler; Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Elongated Man; Hawkman; Hawkwoman

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover. Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Detective Comics (Table of Contents)

Batman / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Contents page with illustration on inside front cover.

To Kill a Legend (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Brennert
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J-6870

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Phantom Stranger; Lieutenant Gordon; Martha Wayne (flashback); Thomas Wayne (flashback)
Reprints:

The "Too Many Cooks ... " Caper! (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Jim Aparo ?
Job Number:
J-7087

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Roy Raymond; Human Target; Jason Bard; Mysto the Magician Detective; Captain Compass; Pow-Wow Smith

Indexer Notes

With lots of cameos and guest-stars in this anniversary issue.

Once Upon a Time ... (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein; Snoopy [Charles M. Schultz]
Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Walt Simonson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-7176

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text is from a Peanuts strip.

The Final Mystery of Edgar Allen Poe! (Table of Contents)

Elongated Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Barr
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J-6992

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Sue Dibny

The Batman Encounters - Gray Face (Table of Contents)

Batman / text story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Gibson
Pencils:
Tom Yeates
Inks:
Tom Yeates
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-7170

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman

Indexer Notes

Text story with small illustrations.

The Strange Death of Doctor Erdel (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Adam Kubert
Job Number:
J-7060

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman; Hawkgirl; Martian Manhunter (cameo; origin)
Synopsis:
The Hawks solve The Strange Death of Dr. Erdel.

Indexer Notes

Title taken from contents page. Also listed in last panel of story.

What Happens When a Batman Dies? (Table of Contents)

Batman; Deadman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J-6876

Characters:
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon
Reprints:

The Guest List (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Dick Giordano; Joe Kubert; Carmine Infantino; Walt Simonson; Tom Yeates; Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Dick Giordano; Joe Kubert; Bob Smith; Walt Simonson; Tom Yeates; Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Reproduction of cover in various states of completion, plus text about the characters. On inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Detective Comics
    Batman
  3. 2. To Kill a Legend
    Batman
  4. 3. The "Too Many Cooks ... " Caper!
    Slam Bradley
  5. 4. Once Upon a Time ...
    Batman
  6. 5. The Final Mystery of Edgar Allen Poe!
    Elongated Man
  7. 6. The Batman Encounters - Gray Face
    Batman
  8. 7. The Strange Death of Doctor Erdel
    Hawkman
  9. 8. What Happens When a Batman Dies?
    Batman; Deadman
  10. 9. The Guest List
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lars Brueder
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • 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