Batman #239
(February 1972)

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Volume
33
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of April and October
On-sale Date
1971-12-02
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 Comic Reader #77.

Silent Night -- Deadly Night! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1079
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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Indexer Notes

Cover art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Saladino credit per Brian Saner Lamken.

Silent Night, Deadly Night! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1064
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Tim (last name unknown); Betsy (last name unknown); Richard Lee Evans; Santa Claus (as costume only)
Synopsis
On Christmas Eve, Batman tracks down a thug who wants revenge on his former boss.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Ben Oda credit per Brian Saner Lamken.

The Loneliest Men in the World (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Job Number
S-1056
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Santa Claus; Ben Botts (doorman); Mr. Rockmaker; Mr. Zang (owner of the Crane Club); Link Chesney (radio humorist); Tom Wick (lighthouse keeper); Dirk Dagner (villain, introduction); Spike (villain)
Synopsis
For this Christmas, Batman and Robin decide to play Santa to "the loneliest men in the world": those who have no friends at that festive time of the year. But criminal Dirk Dagner decides to use this plan for his own financial advantage!
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Keywords
Batplane; Christmas; Crane Club; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Inks credit confirmed by Jerry Robinson and George Rousssos. Letters credit confirmed by George Roussos.

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

Letters to the Batman / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1087

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Clem Robins, Mercy Van Vlack, Lisa Jane Farara, and Joe Farara.

Soul-Pit! (Table of Contents: 4)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
S-1047
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bernie Wrightson; Alan Weiss; Gerry Conway; Terri Bergstrom; Rick Asher; Gordon Asher; Brother Thomas; Brother Charles
Synopsis
Robin and his friends get in a fight with some "Jesus freaks" and then Robin is contacted by Terri Bergstrom that he needs to help Rick Asher.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Story continues in Batman #240.

Bernie Wrightson, Alan Weiss, Gerry Conway appear in this story after their appearance in "Night of the Reaper" in Batman #237.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Silent Night -- Deadly Night!
    Batman
  2. 1. Silent Night, Deadly Night!
    Batman
  3. 2. The Loneliest Men in the World
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
  5. 4. Soul-Pit!
    Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Matthew Peets
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • CTGarry
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • John Monagle
  • Brian Saner Lamken