Batman #237
(December 1971)

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Volume
32
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of April and October
On-sale Date
1971-10-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Night of the Reaper! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1011
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Night of the Reaper! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil; Bernie Wrightson (ideas); Harlan Ellison (ideas)
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-889
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tom Fagan; Bernie Wrightson; Alan Weiss; Gerry Conway; Doctor Gruener
Synopsis
Dick Grayson and his college friends travel to the Halloween celebration in Rutland Vermont. Robin and Batman get caught between two sides, both looking for revenge against an ex-Nazi officer.
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Keywords
Halloween parade; masquerade party; Nazi; Rutland Vermont

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Story based on ideas by Bernie Wrightson and Harlan Ellison, per Denny O'Neil's recounting in the letters section. Gerry Conway, Berni Wrightson and Alan Weiss are caricatured in story, as they attended the real Rutland Halloween Parade. Adams draws figures of Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man and Havok in the parade and later at a party. Conway, Wrightson, and Weiss also appear in the Robin story in Batman #239.

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

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

Script
Julius Schwartz (signed as JS)
Pencils
Anthony Kowalik
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1030

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from "The Cosmic Addict", Kevin L. Glennon, Kerry O'Conner, Barry Short and Christopher Juricich. Also includes a letter from Denny O'Neil who recounts the real life events that inspired "Night of the Reaper."

[The Screaming House] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Jerry Robinson

Job Number
S-1001
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editor's note in the final panel explains that this was Batman's last solo story before Robin debuted.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Night of the Reaper!
    Batman
  2. 1. Night of the Reaper!
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
  4. 3. [The Screaming House]
    Batman
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