Batman #238
(January 1972)

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Volume
33
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of April and October
On-sale date
1971-11-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [block]
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
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

This issue is also DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #DC-8.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder; The Doom Patrol; Plastic Man; Sargon the Sorcerer; Aquaman; Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Job Number
N-445
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Sargon the Sorcerer; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; The Doom Patrol [Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]; Chief [Doctor Niles Cauldor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Shadow Lass [Tasmia Mallor]; Colossal Boy [Gim Allon]; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo]; Matter-Eater Lad [Tenzil Kem]; Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Star Boy [Thom Kallor]; Timber Wolf [Brin Londo]; Bouncing Boy [Chuck Taine]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Princess Projectra [Projectra Wind'zzor]; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Light Lass [Ayla Ranzz]; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Duo Damsel [Luornu Durgo]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; Linda Lee Danvers]; Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Insect Queen [Lana Lang]; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Dream Girl [Nura Nal]; Ferro Lad [Andrew Nolan]; Chemical King [Condo Arlik]; Kid Psycho [Gnill Opril]; Element Lad [Jan Arrah]; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz]]; The Legion of Super-Pets [Proty II (a member of the alien race Llorn); Beppo (monkey); Streaky (cat); Krypto (dog); Comet (horse)]
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Indexer Notes

The cover is a wraparound cover. The inside back cover has a key that lists all the superheroes featured on cover.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson; Bruno Premiani; Jack Cole; Joe Kubert; Arthur Peddy; Ramona Fradon
Inks
Murphy Anderson; Bruno Premiani; Jack Cole; Joe Kubert; Arthur Peddy; Ramona Fradon
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
N-443
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]; Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Sargon the Sorcerer; Atom [Al Pratt]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]
Synopsis
Table of Contents includes illustrations of heroes on left side.

The Masterminds of Crime! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Job Number
N-421
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dave Gregg (Villain); Mr. Tolan (Villain); Mrs. Marcy; Joe Webster (Villain); Walls (Villain)
Synopsis
Batman disguises himself as the crook Drexel to infiltrate the Crime Academy.
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Keywords
Crime Academy

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Paris.

[Chapter 1: The Origin of the Doom Patrol] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Doom Patrol / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake; Bob Haney
Pencils
Bruno Premiani
Inks
Bruno Premiani
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Job Number
N-423
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Doctor Niles Caulder] (intro); Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr] (intro, origin); Negative Man [Larry Trainor] (intro, origin); Robotman [Cliff Steele] (intro, origin); Mitch (Movie Producer)]
Synopsis
A mysterious man known only as the Chief calls three people who have all escaped certain doom but were left outcasts because of their experiences. He recounts their individual stories. He asks them to become the Doom Patrol, and their first mission is to defuse a bomb.
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Indexer Notes

Title from Table of Contents.

Chapter 2: The Challenge of the Timeless Commander (Table of Contents: 4)

The Doom Patrol / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake; Bob Haney
Pencils
Bruno Premiani
Inks
Bruno Premiani
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Job Number
N-430
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Doctor Niles Caulder]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; General Immortus (intro, villain)
Synopsis
The Chief informs the Doom Patrol of an alien spaceship that has landed on Earth carrying a super-weapon. General Immortus, spying on them, makes plans. The Doom Patrol are sent to protect the spaceship but encounter a strange machine.
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Chapter 3: The Deadly Duel with Gen. Immortus (Table of Contents: 5)

The Doom Patrol / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake; Bob Haney
Pencils
Bruno Premiani
Inks
Bruno Premiani
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Job Number
N-431
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Doctor Niles Caulder]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; General Immortus
Synopsis
After locating the super-weapon, the Doom Patrol is confronted by General Immortus, who takes the upper-hand.
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Oh Plastic Man! (Table of Contents: 6)

Plastic Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole
Editing
John Beardsley (original editor)

Job Number
N-424
Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Captain Murphey [also known as Captain Murphy]; Officer Mike
Synopsis
Woozy and Plastic Man set out to capture Eel O'Brian.
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[Guarding a Lion] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sargon the Sorcerer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

Job Number
N-426
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sargon the Sorcerer; Maxmillian O'Leary; Ted; Mike; Husky Grzrykzi
Synopsis
Sargon must figure out who the mysterious person is who has been messing with the circus lion.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from Richard Morrissey.

Danger in the Totem's Eye! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Atom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Arthur Adler
Pencils
Arthur Peddy
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-425
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Ridley (Villain); The Amazing Farads (Villain)
Synopsis
Al Pratt goes to a museum to research Indian culture but ends up tracking down some robbers.

Indexer Notes

Unpublished Golden Age story intended for Flash Comics #105. Script credit from Roy Thomas on 16 November 2004.

The Aqua-Thief of the Seven Seas! (Table of Contents: 9)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Job Number
N-429
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; King Tai, Ruler of Timtu; Vuda, Prime Minister of Timtu
Synopsis
Aquaman is falsely accused of stealing a chest of diamonds.
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Part I: The Legion of Super-Outlaws! (Table of Contents: 10)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
David Huffine ?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Job Number
N-427
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Star Boy [Thom Kallor]]; Dr. Marden King; Heroes of Llalor [Beast Boy [Ilshu Nor]; Gas Girl [Tal Nahii]; Evolvo Lad [Sev Tcheru]; Life Lass [Somi Gan]; Duplicate Boy [Ord Quelu]]
Synopsis
An evil scientist tricks the Heroes of Lallor into fighting the Legion.
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Part II: The Battle of the Super-Teams! (Table of Contents: 11)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
David Huffine ?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Job Number
N-428
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Star Boy [Thom Kallor]]; Dr. Marden King; Heroes of Llalor [Beast Boy [Ilshu Nor]; Gas Girl [Tal Nahii]; Evolvo Lad [Sev Tcheru]; Life Lass [Somi Gan]; Duplicate Boy [Ord Quelu]]
Synopsis
The Heroes of Lallor turn on Marden King as they realize that they have been duped.
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Mr. Roulette's Greatest Gamble (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor)

Job Number
N-422
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Roulette [Charlie Denver]; Vicki Vale
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Indexer Notes

Script credit by O'Hearn. Pencil credit verified by Sprang. Inks credit verified by Paris. Letterer credit by O'Hearn and Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Giant Batmail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell [as E.N.B.]
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
N-442

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jay L. Zilber, Scott Gibson and Robert Wisniewski.

Key to the Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
N-444
Synopsis
A key that lists all the superheroes featured on the wrap-around cover.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder; The Doom Patrol; Plastic Man; Sargon the Sorcerer; Aquaman; Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Masterminds of Crime!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [Chapter 1: The Origin of the Doom Patrol]
    The Doom Patrol
  5. 4. Chapter 2: The Challenge of the Timeless Commander
    The Doom Patrol
  6. 5. Chapter 3: The Deadly Duel with Gen. Immortus
    The Doom Patrol
  7. 6. Oh Plastic Man!
    Plastic Man
  8. 7. [Guarding a Lion]
    Sargon the Sorcerer
  9. 8. Danger in the Totem's Eye!
    The Atom
  10. 9. The Aqua-Thief of the Seven Seas!
    Aquaman
  11. 10. Part I: The Legion of Super-Outlaws!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. Part II: The Battle of the Super-Teams!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. Mr. Roulette's Greatest Gamble
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batmail
  15. 14. Key to the Super-Heroes
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