(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]
Editing
Archie Goodwin; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #104.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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)
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Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Detective Comics Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sal Amendola
Inks
Sal Amendola
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-316
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Judgment Day! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Howard Chaykin
Inks
Howard Chaykin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-303
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lieutenant Bullock; Alfred Pennyworth; The Judge [Mr. Clay] (villain); Melissa Clay (The Judge's daughter)
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[Woozy Winks - Wanted for Murder!] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Job Number
N-896
Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Snoopy Hawks (journalist, death); Kayo Randy (prizefighter); John T. Wales (porter); Cynthia Bender (actress)
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The Case of the Prophetic Pictures! (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
Jerry Robinson

Job Number
N-894
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; 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
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Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Job Number
L-322

Indexer Notes

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

Holocaust God of Destruction! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-972
Genre
superhero
Characters
Prince Ibis; Taia; Holocaust (three-headed villain)
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The Two Faces of Doom! (Table of Contents: 7)

Eclipso / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
Alex Toth

Job Number
N-968
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.
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[The Poker Game Strangler] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Job Number
N-897
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alias the Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Mouse Malone (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, Paul Gustavson's son.

The Carbon Copy Crimes! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Job Number
N-895
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Jennings (death); Louisa Ponelle (opera star); Pierre Antal (portrait painter)
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Indexer Notes

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

Chapter 5: Cathedral Perilous (Table of Contents: 10)

Manhunter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Walter Simonson
Inks
Walter Simonson
Colors
Walter Simonson
Letters
Alan Kupperberg; Walter Simonson (titles and sound effects)

Job Number
L-304
Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]; Christine St. Clair
Awards
Reprints

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).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Detective Comics Table of Contents
    Batman
  3. 2. Judgment Day!
    Batman
  4. 3. [Woozy Winks - Wanted for Murder!]
    Plastic Man
  5. 4. The Case of the Prophetic Pictures!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot Line
  7. 6. Holocaust God of Destruction!
    Ibis the Invincible
  8. 7. The Two Faces of Doom!
    Eclipso
  9. 8. [The Poker Game Strangler]
    Alias the Spider
  10. 9. The Carbon Copy Crimes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. Chapter 5: Cathedral Perilous
    Manhunter
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