(October-November 1974)

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Volume
20
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-07-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Murray Boltinoff; Paul Levitz (assistant editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #112-117, 120, 200)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #108.


The Corpse That Wouldn't Die (Table of Contents)

Batman; The Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo; Bob Brown; Murphy Anderson
Inks
Jim Aparo; Bob Brown; Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
B-2192
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Atom; Challengers of the Unknown (inset); Solomon Grundy (inset); Doctor Fate (inset); Hourman (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Brave and the Bold Presents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Neal Adams (Batman); Gil Kane (Atom)
Inks
Neal Adams (Batman); Murphy Anderson (Atom)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Characters
Batman; The Atom

Indexer Notes

Contents and indicia page.

The Corpse That Wouldn't Die! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman; The Atom / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
B-1994
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Mr. Manton; Mrs. Manton; Howard Manton; Debbie Manton; Bugsy Cathcart; Army Eddie
Synopsis
When Batman is electrocuted and declared brain dead while on the trail of the kidnapped Debbie Manton, the Atom must enter the detective's brain and reactivate it to finish the case and in doing so restores the Batman's brain to normal functioning.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Told in three parts.
Part 1 - The Golden Girl-Hunt (7 pages).
Part 2 - The Body That Was Re-Born (6 pages).
Part 3 - Ten Feet to Eternity (7 pages).

The Three Clues to Sorcery (Table of Contents: 3)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron ?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor)

Job Number
B-2141
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown
Reprints

Solomon Grundy Goes on a Rampage! (Table of Contents: 4)

Doctor Fate; Hourman / comic story / 22.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-2121 ?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hourman; Dr. Fate; Solomon Grundy; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils, inks and edits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Told in three chapters. Bottom 1/3 of last page is a house ad for other DC Comics.

The original page 2 is removed and the original pages 9 & 10 and pages 15 & 16 are combined into one page each for this reprint.

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

The Brave and the Bold Mailbag / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-2175

Indexer Notes

Letters or comments from Jim Munay Jr., T. E. Pouncey, Lynda Yamamoto, Black Wolf, Mark Simmet, Bob Jackson, Barry Lee Zlochoner, Warwick Danks, Tom Keslering, Donny Flumerfelt, Sean McInerney, Bill Morgan, Tim Richardson, Eric Baker, Ed Eaton, Steve Clement, Craig Butler, Bob Rodi, Jerry Wilson, Tom Hunter, Brian Wilkes Prescott, Clarence Rutherford, Steve Beery, John Gavin, John Regent, Richard Schoenstein, Rob Sansing, Billy Crook, Tim Rourke, Bill Wu, Mark Harris and Eddie Trentham.

Origin of the Viking Prince! (Table of Contents: 6)

Viking Prince / comic story / 12.17 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Robert Kanigher (original editor)

Job Number
B-2142
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Told in two parts. Bottom 1/3 of last page of part one is a house ad. Bottom 1/2 of last page of part two is a puzzle.

Double Clues #2 (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Murphy Anderson (illustration)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman

Indexer Notes

Puzzle

Doctor Fate and Hourman: What Made Them Tick? (Table of Contents: 8)

Doctor Fate; Hourman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Howard Sherman (Dr. Fate); Bernard Baily; Pat Broderick ? (Hourman)
Inks
Howard Sherman (Dr. Fate); Bernard Baily; Pat Broderick ? (Hourman)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
B-2143
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Fate; Hourman

Indexer Notes

Doctor Fate art from More Fun Comics #55; Hourman panels from Adventure Comics #48.

The Case of the Innocent Thief! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Atom / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Job Number
B-2144
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring
Reprints

Answers to Double Clues #2 (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 0.17 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Indexer Notes

Answers to Double Clues #2.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Corpse That Wouldn't Die
    Batman; The Atom
  2. 1. The Brave and the Bold Presents
  3. 2. The Corpse That Wouldn't Die!
    Batman; The Atom
  4. 3. The Three Clues to Sorcery
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. Solomon Grundy Goes on a Rampage!
    Doctor Fate; Hourman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Brave and the Bold Mailbag
  7. 6. Origin of the Viking Prince!
    Viking Prince
  8. 7. Double Clues #2
  9. 8. Doctor Fate and Hourman: What Made Them Tick?
    Doctor Fate; Hourman
  10. 9. The Case of the Innocent Thief!
    The Atom
  11. 10. Answers to Double Clues #2
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