(August-September 1974)

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Volume
38
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-05-30
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)
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 #106.


Death Flies the Haunted Sky! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Eve Dancer; Robin [Dick Grayson] (head shot); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (head shot); Manhunter [Paul Kirk] (head shot); Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson] (head shot); The Guardian [Jim Harper] (head shot)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Detective Comics / Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Pat Broderick (signed)
Inks
Pat Broderick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
L-332
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Batman in "Death Flies the Haunted Sky!" -- page 4
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Death Flies the Haunted Sky (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
Alex Toth

Job Number
L-325
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Earlier, a flash storm had shattered this Spring evening in Gotham!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Eve Dancer; Mason Terrell; Doug Garth; Rick Halstrom; Ben Dancer; Benjy Dancer
Reprints
Keywords
Batarang; Gotham City; SPAD S.XIII

Indexer Notes

With due homage to Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos, and Neal Adams.

The House Where Time Stood Still (Table of Contents: 3)

The Newsboy Legion / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby (signed); Joe Simon (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve [as Joe Simon] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (original credited editor); Jack Schiff (original actual editor)

Job Number
N-464 ?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The old house huddles in its weed-grown yard... an enigma from the past...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Guardian [Jim Harper]; The Newsboy Legion [Tommy Tompkins; Big Words [Anthony Rodriguez]; Gabby [Jonathan Gabrielli]; Scrapper [Patrick MacGuire]]; Hector Presby; Julius Presby; August (villain, Nazi spy); Karl (villain, Nazi spy)
Synopsis
Citizens are very concerned that the Presby brothers haven't been seen in over 25 years, so the boys and the Guardian investigate, only to learn that they locked themselves in their home to avoid contact with World War 1 and now World War 2. However, that plays right into the hands of a couple of Nazi spies who intend to use their home as a secret Nazi radio station to contact submarines.
Reprints

The Magic Mirror Mystery! (Table of Contents: 4)

Hawkman / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Job Number
N-465
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you like "locked room mysteries"-- in which a crime takes place that is "impossible"?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]; Commissioner George Emmett; Robert Sorel; "Scoops" Handley; Harry Winsor; Pete
Synopsis
Hawkman tricks a thief into confessing to an "impossible" robbery.
Reprints
Keywords
Midway City; Midway City Museum

The Huntress of the Highway! (Table of Contents: 5)

Black Canary / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda ?
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor, credited); Julius Schwartz (original story editor, uncredited)

Job Number
N-967
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The highway was haunted! How else could one explain the trucks that traveled on it... to nowhere!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Larry Lance (introduction, boyfriend, private detective)
Synopsis
Black Canary must help Larry in his quest to discover why trucks keep disappearing on the Franklin Turnpike.
Reprints
Keywords
Franklin Turnpike; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

1st solo appearance of the Black Canary.

The Robbery That Never Happened! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Elongated Man / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Job Number
N-462
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a hundred-dollar bill!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Sue Dibny; Richard Bell
Reprints
Keywords
Bentley Hotel; Richard Bell's Watch Repair Shop

Vanishing Village! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Job Number
N-966
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Crooks disappear! Well, that's nothing new!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Knuckles Donegan]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Knuckles Donegan (villain, introduction); Weasel (villain, introduction); Slick (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Batman and Robin are surprised to learn that an abandoned village in Florida, patterned after a Turkish village named Alhambra, has vanished, which is also the home of many a master criminal who has also disappeared.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batplane; Florida; Gotham City; Wayne Manor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Murphy Anderson ?
Inks
Murphy Anderson ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-330
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks to some scheduling changes, we're down to one page for letters this issue.
Characters
Batman
Keywords
telephone

Indexer Notes

Letter of comment from Antone Perry.

[Murder in Baranga Marsh] (Table of Contents: 9)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Sherman
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor, uncredited)

Job Number
N-963
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hidden in the marshes south of the Baranga River stands an old stone house.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Kramer; Serge Roltavich; The Master (villain, introduction, death); Nasha (villain)
Synopsis
A mad man invents a sound system that kills people at a distance and Dr. Fate sets out to halt the senseless murders that have already occurred.
Reprints
Keywords
Baranga Marshes; Deadly Sonic Weapon; Salem; Tower of Fate

Indexer Notes

Oddity: in the first few panels, Kent Nelson wears the golden cape of Dr. Fate.

Chapter 6: To Duel the Master (Table of Contents: 10)

Manhunter / comic story / 9 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-326
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Japan! Around the hot springs of the Matsue area, many resorts have grown since World War II.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]; Christine St. Clair; The Council [Dr. Anatol Mykros; Asano Nitobe; Christine's father]
Synopsis
Tracking Dr. Mykros back to Sanctuary, Manhunter must battle his teacher, Asano Nitobe.
Reprints
Keywords
Japan

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. Death Flies the Haunted Sky!
    Batman
  2. 1. Detective Comics / Contents
    Batman
  3. 2. Death Flies the Haunted Sky
    Batman
  4. 3. The House Where Time Stood Still
    The Newsboy Legion
  5. 4. The Magic Mirror Mystery!
    Hawkman
  6. 5. The Huntress of the Highway!
    Black Canary
  7. 6. The Robbery That Never Happened!
    The Elongated Man
  8. 7. Vanishing Village!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. ["Thanks to some scheduling changes, we're down to one page for letters this issue."]
    Batman's Hot Line
  10. 9. [Murder in Baranga Marsh]
    Doctor Fate
  11. 10. Chapter 6: To Duel the Master
    Manhunter
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