(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 editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #104.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
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)
Reprints

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 (credited)
Inks
Sal Amendola (credited)
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 (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: 3)

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

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Jack Cole (credited)
Inks
Jack Cole (credited)
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: 4)

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.

[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
? (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.

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

Ibis / 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: 7)

Eclipso / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Alex Toth (as Alexander Toth) (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth (as Alexander Toth) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Alex Toth (as Alexander Toth) (signed)
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

[The Poker Game Strangler] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Editing
Gill Fox (as Gilbert 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

Indexer Notes

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

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

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 (as F. W. 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: 10)

Manhunter [DC] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin (credited)
Pencils
Walter Simonson (credited as Walt Simonson) (signed)
Inks
Walter Simonson (credited as Walt Simonson) (signed)
Colors
Walter Simonson (credited as Walt Simonson) (signed)
Letters
Al Kupperberg (as Alan Kupperberg); Walter Simonson (as Walt 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).

Editing
Related Scans
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 and Robin
  6. 5. ["Night of the Stalker -- Bravo!"]
    Batman's Hot-Line
  7. 6. Holocaust God of Destruction!
    Ibis
  8. 7. The Two Faces of Doom!
    Eclipso
  9. 8. [The Poker Game Strangler]
    Alias the Spider
  10. 9. The Carbon Copy Crimes!
    Batman and Robin
  11. 10. Chapter 5: Cathedral Perilous
    Manhunter [DC]
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