Batman #242
(June 1972)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume:
33
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly, (with the exception of Apr. and Oct.)
On-sale date:
1972-04-18
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

On-sale date from Comic Reader #83.


Bruce Wayne R.I.P. (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Kaluta
Inks:
Mike Kaluta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
S-1200

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits confirmed from Julie Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Bruce Wayne -- Rest in Peace! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
S-1162

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ra's Al Ghul (Cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Matches Malone]; James Gordon; Dr. Harris Blaine; Lo Ling
Synopsis:
Batman begins his war against Ra's Al Ghul by faking Bruce Wayne's death and recruiting some allies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Death-Point! (Table of Contents: 2)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway
Job Number:
S-1143

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lilith (of the Teen Titans); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Terri Bergstrom
Synopsis:
While battling Cthulhu cultists, Terri is possessed by a demon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script:
Julie Schwartz [as JS]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-1228

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Guy Sharwood, Lynn Woolley, C. W. Charles, William G. Laks, Bob Abrahams, and Jeff Ristine.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The People vs. the Batman (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos
Job Number:
S-1174

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Horatio Delmar (intro, death); Weasel Venner (intro, death), Freddie Hill; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit verified by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos. Lettering credit verified by George Roussos.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bruce Wayne R.I.P.
    Batman
  2. 1. Bruce Wayne -- Rest in Peace!
    Batman
  3. 2. Death-Point!
    Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  6. 5. The People vs. the Batman
    Batman and Robin
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