Batman #227
(December 1970)

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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of April and October
On-sale date
1970-10-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filings.

The listing for the issue on the Direct Currents promo page states the expected on-sale date was October 10.


The Demon of Gothos Mansion! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-603
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Daphne Pennyworth
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

This cover is a tip of the hat to the classic cover of Detective Comics #31.

The Demon of Gothos Mansion! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-516
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Alfred; Daphne Pennyworth (Alfred's niece)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Job Number
S-615
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hands up! I've caught you at last!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

Help Me --- I Think I'm Dead! (Table of Contents: 4)

Robin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-534
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Phil Real; Tina; Russ; Professor "Buck" Stuart; Congressmen Forte
Synopsis
Professor "Buck" Stuart is running for congress against incumbent Forte on a platform of cleaning up the polluted river that Forte has allowed ICM to dump their chemicals into. When Stuart's campaign headquarters are burned to the ground, Robin investigates.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Story continues in Batman #229.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Letters to the Batman / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Anthony Kowalik
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-608
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Editor: In a carton, under a staircase...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Batman

Indexer Notes

First Letters to the Batman (previously Letters To The Batcave). New name suggested by reader Anthony Kowalik. He also enclosed a sketch of The Batman which was considered of such high quality that Neal Adams inked it and DC used it as a header for the lettercol.

Letters of comment from Clem Robins; Jeff Ristine; Mike Oslance; Paul Dushkind; and Steve Beery.

DC Takes Top Honors at Comic Art Convention! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Demon of Gothos Mansion!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Demon of Gothos Mansion!
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  4. 3. ["Hands up! I've caught you at last!"]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. Help Me --- I Think I'm Dead!
    Robin
  6. 5. ["Dear Editor: In a carton, under a staircase..."]
    Letters to the Batman
  7. 6. DC Takes Top Honors at Comic Art Convention!
    Daily Planet
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