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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #83.

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

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Wm. Kaluta (as Mike Kaluta) (signed)
Inks
Michael Wm. Kaluta (as Mike Kaluta) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1200
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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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.
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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
Julius Schwartz (signed as JS)
Pencils
Anthony Kowalik (illustration)
Inks
Neal Adams (illustration)
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 / in-house column / 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 (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Job Number
S-1174
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [30's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Horatio Delmar (villain, racket leader, introduction, death); Weasel Venner (villain, introduction, death); Freddie Hill (villain); Joe (villain); Al (villain)
Synopsis
Weasel Venner wants to make sure that a fellow criminal doesn't make public the fact that he is the head racketeer in Gotham City, so he arranges for someone to be set up for the murder of Horatio Delmar: that someone being Bruce Wayne!
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Indexer Notes

Batman finally receives official police sanction in this story.

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

Editing
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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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