(October-November 1974)

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Volume
38
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-07-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications Inc.
Publisher's Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Archie Goodwin; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #108.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now...fire!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Manhunter [Paul Kirk] (also head shot); Robin [Dick Grayson] (head shot); Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (head shot); Creeper [Jack Ryder] (head shot); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (head shot)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

It's As Easy As S.L.C. (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club Cards / Stationery / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Inks
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L-340
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Manhunter [Paul Kirk]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes indicia information bottom edge of page.

Gotterdammerung (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Inks
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Colors
?
Letters
Annette Kawecki; Walter Simonson (titles and sound effects)

Job Number
L-335
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prologue: Rain. The Waterfront. A floating body. Familiar elements to Commissioner Gordon, but always grim ones.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk](death); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon; Enforcer (Dan Kingdom); Ndele Kshumbo; Kolu Mbeya; Christine St. Clair; Asano Nitobe
Awards
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Annette Kawecki 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 this issue.

Also features: Manhunter

Batman (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Inks
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Colors
?

Job Number
L-296
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pinup, had originally been advertised for Detective Comics #440.

Manhunter (Table of Contents: 5)

Manhunter / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Inks
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Colors
?

Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pinup, had originally been advertised for Detective Comics #440.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman's Hot-Line / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-339

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Lynn Scharbow, Dart Vernon and Antone Perry.

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

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[The Blue Flame] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Job Number
N-1046
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Noe one really knows that Jim Corrigan, hard-fisted detective, is in reality the Earthbound Spectre, whose mission is to rid this world of crime...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints

The Master's Complete Course of Kung-Fu (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Kung-Fu International Course / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Super Muscle System (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Universal Bodybuilding / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Super-Hero Stick-Ons! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Family Bazaar Life-Size Hero Pin-Ups / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super Catalogue (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Passaic Book Center Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Novelty Ads] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

American Circle Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Line of DC Super-Stars (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

The End of Sports! (Table of Contents: 15)

Green Lantern / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Alex Toth (credited)
Inks
Alex Toth (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

Job Number
N-1044
First Line of Dialogue or Text
We Americans are enthusiastic sports fans!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sportsmaster [Lawrence "Crusher" Crock] (misspelled Corck) (villain); Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Jean Taylor (sports reporter)
Reprints

Big Jim's Kung Fu and Sports Action Sweepstakes (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Mattel Toys / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Coming of the Creeper!! (Table of Contents: 17)

The Creeper / comic story / 22.17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko ?; Don Segall (credited) (dialogue)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter ?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff ? (original editor)

Job Number
N-1043
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The world has more than its share of troublemakers, tormentors, and terrorists!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Creeper [Jack Ryder] (introduction; origin); Angel Devilin (villain); Professor Yatz (scientist); Dr. Clayton Wetley (crusader against violence); Bill Brane (chief of network security)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 12 is a 2/3-page and page 23 is a 1/2-page.

Task Force / Tank Trap (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Gold Crown / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now You Can Get the Copies You've Missed (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Set (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

More Pages For Your Money... (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

DC 100 Pages / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Now! DC Has Produced a Fanzine For You! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

The Amazing World of DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

Coming in the Next Issue of...Detective Comics (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Secret of Hunter's Inn! (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor)

Job Number
N-1045
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you ever seen a house with two sides to its character?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Tweedle-Dee (villain); Tweedle-Dum (villain); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Beagle
Reprints

Batman's Hot Line Extra (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-339

Indexer Notes

Letter of comment from David Neal Dyar.

Do You Need Extra Money? (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

Cheerful Card / Cheerful House Cards and Stationery / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Famous Name Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

When you're big enough for a ten speed, you're big enough for a Browning (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

Browning Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Now...fire!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. It's As Easy As S.L.C.
    Sales Leadership Club Cards / Stationery
  3. 2. [Detective Comics Presents]
  4. 3. Gotterdammerung
    Batman
  5. 4. Batman
    Batman
  6. 5. Manhunter
    Manhunter
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot-Line
  8. 7. Write Right Now!
  9. 8. [The Blue Flame]
    The Spectre
  10. 9. The Master's Complete Course of Kung-Fu
    Kung-Fu International Course
  11. 10. Super Muscle System
    Universal Bodybuilding
  12. 11. Super-Hero Stick-Ons!
    Family Bazaar Life-Size Hero Pin-Ups
  13. 12. The Super Catalogue
    Passaic Book Center Comics
  14. 13. [Novelty Ads]
    American Circle Products
  15. 14. The Line of DC Super-Stars
  16. 15. The End of Sports!
    Green Lantern
  17. 16. Big Jim's Kung Fu and Sports Action Sweepstakes
    Mattel Toys
  18. 17. The Coming of the Creeper!!
    The Creeper
  19. 18. Task Force / Tank Trap
    Gold Crown
  20. 19. Now You Can Get the Copies You've Missed
  21. 20. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Set
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  22. 21. More Pages For Your Money...
    DC 100 Pages
  23. 22. Now! DC Has Produced a Fanzine For You!
    The Amazing World of DC Comics
  24. 23. Coming in the Next Issue of...Detective Comics
    Detective Comics
  25. 24. The Secret of Hunter's Inn!
    Batman and Robin
  26. 25. Batman's Hot Line Extra
    Batman's Hot-Line
  27. 26. Do You Need Extra Money?
    Cheerful Card / Cheerful House Cards and Stationery
  28. 27. Famous Name Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards
  29. 28. When you're big enough for a ten speed, you're big enough for a Browning
    Browning Bicycles
This issue was modified by, among others
  • David B
  • Nick Caputo
  • Peter Croome
  • CTGarry
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Matthew Peets
  • Dave Redmond
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore