Detective Comics #538 [direct-sales]
(May 1984)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.30 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1984-01-31
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Len Wein
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

This issue has variants.


Curse of the Catman! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Catman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Clothes Make the Cat(man) (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Moench
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
G-1095

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Catman (villain); Commissioner James Gordon; Robin [Jason Todd]; Vicki Vale; Julia Remarque; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #371.

Three Years Ago Today (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joey Cavalieri
Pencils:
Shawn McManus
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Colors:
Jeanine Casey
Letters:
Albert De Guzman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Detective Comments / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman

Indexer Notes

A peek at the cover art for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #372 without title, text or trade dress.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Curse of the Catman!
    Batman
  2. 1. Clothes Make the Cat(man)
    Batman
  3. 2. Three Years Ago Today
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comments
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  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Peter Croome
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  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
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  • Jeremy Heier
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