(May 1969)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1969-03-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Batman's 30th Anniversary Issue (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-140
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The cover contains reproductions of the covers to Detective Comics #27 and Batman #1.

The Cry of the Night is -- "Sudden Death!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 15.83 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich (credited)
Pencils
Bob Brown (credited)
Inks
Joe Giella (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-106
First Line of Dialogue or Text
To many, the gathering darkness of night calms the troubled turmoil of the world.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Mel Lambert; Steven Crane; Paul Rogers; Alfred Stryker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Pages 8 and 17 have paid advertisements taking up the bottom third of the page.

Page 11 has a half-page house ad for Adventure Comics #380 (May 1969) at the bottom of the page.

This is a "modern" version of "The Case Of The Chemical Syndicate." An editorial note at the end of the story explains: "Every old-time BATMANIAC knows of BATMAN'S creation by teen-age BOB KANE! DC's current teen-rage, MIKE FRIEDRICH, updated this issue's yarn from the very first BATMAN story ever published (in DETECTIVE COMICS #27, May 1939)."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman's Hot-Line / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S137

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Martin Pasko, George Bell, Bruce Mellor and Steve Beery.

The Case of the Chemical Syndicate (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Kane

Job Number
S-146
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon; Streven Crane; Paul Rogers; Alfred Stryker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is not a reprint of the original story from Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). The story presented here as having been originally published in Detective Comics #27 is a redrawn (traced), re-lettered, and censored version.
• The knife jutting from the back of the murder victim (page 2, panel 2) has been removed.
• A word balloon where the killer confesses to the crime (page 6, panel 2 - "Sure... I did it! But you won't send me to the 'chair' for it! I'll -- ") has been deleted.

#7: Detective Comics #27 (Table of Contents: 4)

Fact File / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-138
Genre
non-fiction

Batman's Souvenir Album (Table of Contents: 5)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff; ?
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman; The Joker

Indexer Notes

Collage of panels of Bat-items & people from various sources.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman's 30th Anniversary Issue
    Batman
  2. 1. The Cry of the Night is -- "Sudden Death!"
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot-Line
  4. 3. The Case of the Chemical Syndicate
    Batman
  5. 4. #7: Detective Comics #27
    Fact File
  6. 5. Batman's Souvenir Album
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Nick Caputo
  • Peter Croome
  • Jason Czeskleba
  • Gary Dunaier
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Matthew Head
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jason Sacks
  • Jim Van Dore