(June-July 1974)

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Volume
38
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-03-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Archie Goodwin (credited) (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #104.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited) (signed as AJ)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited) (signed as AJ)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is judgment day, Batman! And I condemn you and Robin to death!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ibis the Invincible (head shot); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (head shot); Manhunter [Paul Kirk] (head shot); Eclipso [Bruce Gordon] (head shot); Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian] (head shot)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

This Postage-Free Coupon Can Change Your Life! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Cleveland Institute of Electronics [lessons] / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Detective Comics Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sal Amendola (credited)
Inks
Sal Amendola (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-316
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Contents page includes indicia.

Judgment Day! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin (credited)
Pencils
Howard Chaykin (credited)
Inks
Howard Chaykin (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-303
First Line of Dialogue or Text
March! In the city, winter's annual retreat has begun, but here...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lieutenant Bullock; Alfred Pennyworth; The Judge [Mr. Clay] (villain); Melissa Clay (The Judge's daughter); Cutler (hostage taker); Snow (drug smuggler)
Reprints
Keywords
Batrope; Gotham City; New Carthage; Robin's Motorcycle; Wayne Foundation

[Woozy Winks - Wanted for Murder!] (Table of Contents: 4)

Plastic Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole
Editing
George Brenner (original editor)

Job Number
N-896
First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, which one of you did it?... Speak up!
Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Snoopy Hawks (journalist, death); Kayo Randy (prizefighter); John T. Wales (porter); Cynthia Bender (actress)
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Bagle

The Case of the Prophetic Pictures! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
Jerry Robinson
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor, uncredited)

Job Number
N-894
First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Bruce Wayne, the Batman, went to Mr. Wylie's fashionable party and met Antal the artist.
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [30's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Gotham City Police Department [Commissioner James Gordon]; Mr. Wylie (villain, suicide); Pierre Antal (portrait painter); Mr. Bleek; Mikoff (an artist); Mr. Drake; Mr. Vangild (death); Carmen Largo (opera star, death); Mr. Warren (death); Mr. Travers
Reprints
Keywords
Batman's 1939 Cord; Gotham City; Wayne Manor

Indexer Notes

Story has a sequel in "The Carbon Copy Crimes!" later in this issue.

The Super Foes Are Here! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Mego Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

S. Schwarz & Co. / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Magic! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Stancraft Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman's Hot-Line / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-322
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Night of the Stalker -- Bravo!
Feature Logo
Batman's Hot Line [telephone]
Characters
Batman (logo ilustration)

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jerry Levitt, Joshua Case and William M. Neville.

Any 15 records for only $1.97 or any 11 tapes for only $1.97 (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Columbia Record Club / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Holocaust God of Destruction! (Table of Contents: 11)

Ibis the Invincible / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Will Lieberson ? (original editor)

Job Number
N-972
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What causes war, plague, famine, destruction?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Prince Ibis; Taia; Holocaust (three-headed villain)
Reprints

The Two Faces of Doom! (Table of Contents: 12)

Eclipso / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Alex Toth (credited as Alexander Toth) (signed as Alexander Toth)
Inks
Alex Toth (credited as Alexander Toth) (signed as Alexander Toth)
Colors
?
Letters
Alex Toth (signed as Alexander Toth)
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor)

Job Number
N-968
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Eclipso! He's become unbeatable with his new power!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Eclipso [Bruce Gordon]; Mona Bennet; Professor Bennet
Synopsis
Bruce Gordon develops an ultra-violet ray gun to try to make Eclipso into a force for good. A meteor crashes to the ground and a space-creature is released that gives Eclipso new powers.
Reprints

Now! All Full Scale Battle Games (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Helen of Toy, Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Thank you, DC Fans... (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Action Fish Lure Swims By Its Own Power! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Action Lure / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Novelty Ads] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Monster Size Monsters (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

DC Brings You the New 100 pg. Super-Spectacular (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

[The Secret of Mouse Malone] (Table of Contents: 19)

Alias the Spider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (credited) (signed as Paul Gustavson)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (credited) (signed as Paul Gustavson)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (credited) (signed as Paul Gustavson)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson (credited) (signed as Paul Gustavson)
Editing
Gill Fox (original editor)

Job Number
N-897
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the biggest poker game I've seen here!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alias the Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Mouse Malone (villain)
Reprints

Super Values (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Super Values Products / advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

The Carbon Copy Crimes! (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Job Number
N-895
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Suppose you were the Batman, and after a series of horrifying murders, you tracked down the killer and watched him die by his own hand.
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [30's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Jennings (death); Louisa Ponelle (opera star); Pierre Antal (portrait painter); Mr. Wylie (flashback)
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Batsuit; GCPD Headquarters; Gotham City; Wayne Manor

Indexer Notes

Story is a sequel to "The Case of the Prophetic Pictures!" earlier in this issue.

Chapter 5: Cathedral Perilous (Table of Contents: 22)

Manhunter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin (credited)
Pencils
Walter Simonson (credited as Walt Simonson) (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Inks
Walter Simonson (credited as Walt Simonson) (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Colors
Walter Simonson (credited as Walt Simonson) (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Letters
Alan Kupperberg; Walter Simonson (titles and sound effects)

Job Number
L-304
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another mosque, Henry? I thought we'd seen every one in the city!
Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]; Christine St. Clair; The Council [Dr. Anatol Mykros]; Henry; Emma; Nico
Awards
Reprints
Keywords
Istanbul

Indexer Notes

Alan Kupperberg is the credited letterer of this story in Manhunter: The Special Edition (1999), where this story is reprinted. The Simonson lettering credit is per Archie Goodwin on page 97 of Detective Comics #443 (October-November 1974).

Karate (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Universal Self-Defense System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Famous Name Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Zingers! (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

MPC Model Kit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This is judgment day, Batman! And I condemn you and Robin to death!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. This Postage-Free Coupon Can Change Your Life!
    Cleveland Institute of Electronics [lessons]
  3. 2. [Detective Comics Table of Contents]
  4. 3. Judgment Day!
    Batman
  5. 4. [Woozy Winks - Wanted for Murder!]
    Plastic Man
  6. 5. The Case of the Prophetic Pictures!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. The Super Foes Are Here!
    Mego Toys
  8. 7. Write Right Now!
    S. Schwarz & Co.
  9. 8. Magic!
    Stancraft Products
  10. 9. ["Night of the Stalker -- Bravo!"]
    Batman's Hot-Line
  11. 10. Any 15 records for only $1.97 or any 11 tapes for only $1.97
    Columbia Record Club
  12. 11. Holocaust God of Destruction!
    Ibis the Invincible
  13. 12. The Two Faces of Doom!
    Eclipso
  14. 13. Now! All Full Scale Battle Games
    Helen of Toy, Co.
  15. 14. Thank you, DC Fans...
  16. 15. Action Fish Lure Swims By Its Own Power!
    Action Lure
  17. 16. [Novelty Ads]
    Honor House Products
  18. 17. Monster Size Monsters
    Honor House Products
  19. 18. DC Brings You the New 100 pg. Super-Spectacular
  20. 19. [The Secret of Mouse Malone]
    Alias the Spider
  21. 20. Super Values
    Super Values Products
  22. 21. The Carbon Copy Crimes!
    Batman and Robin
  23. 22. Chapter 5: Cathedral Perilous
    Manhunter
  24. 23. Karate
    Universal Self-Defense System
  25. 24. Famous Name Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards
  26. 25. Zingers!
    MPC Model Kit
This issue was modified by, among others
  • David B
  • Nick Caputo
  • CTGarry
  • Craig Delich
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Matthew Peets
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Dave Redmond
  • Andrew S. Troth
  • Jim Van Dore