(December 1974-January 1975)

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Volume
38
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-09-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #110.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Bat-Murderer! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1844
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talia Al Ghul; James Gordon; Star Hawkins (head shot); Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (head shot); Robin [Dick Grayson] (head shot); Kid Eternity (head shot); Roy Raymond (head shot)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.
Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

A portion of this cover is redrawn for half of cover to Detective Comics #448.

[Detective Comics] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson ?
Inks
Murphy Anderson ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1162
Genre
superhero

Bat-Murderer! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
S-1829
Genre
superhero
Characters
Talia Al Ghul; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Scrag Donovan; Roger Barton; Elizabeth Baylor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Bat-Murderer series begins; ends with #448.

Dick Grayson Detective! (Table of Contents: 3)

Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1101
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dick Grayson [Robin]; Batman (cameo)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Bat-Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
P-9

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzle.

The Case of the Martian Witness! (Table of Contents: 5)

Star Hawkins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1098
Genre
science fiction; detective-mystery
Characters
Star Hawkins
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st story of the series.

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

Comedy Cover Capers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino; Sheldon Moldoff; Irv Novick
Inks
Murphy Anderson; Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1151
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints various Detective Comics covers with altered dialogue.

The International Sky Police! (Table of Contents: 7)

Manhunters / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Starr
Inks
Leonard Starr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1100
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ray Foster
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Add feature logo Manhunters Around the World

[The Man Called Unknown] (Table of Contents: 8)

Kid Eternity / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
Pete Riss
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1097
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kid Eternity
Reprints

The Good-Luck Prophet (Table of Contents: 9)

Roy Raymond TV Detective / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1099
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond
Reprints

[Puzzle Answer] (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Answers to the Bat-Puzzle earlier in the issue.

The Case of the Haunted Horse! (Table of Contents: 11)

Sierra Smith Western Detective / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1102
Genre
detective-mystery; western-frontier
Characters
Sierra Smith
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Job Number
N-1163
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's so quiet today.
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

[Original Dialogue for the Comedy Covers] (Table of Contents: 13)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

The original dialogue for the covers used in the Comedy Cover Capers earlier in the issue.

Circus Beat (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1109 ?
Genre
crime
Characters
Walter Parker
Reprints

The Magical Mystery Mirror (Table of Contents: 15)

The Elongated Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua)
Inks
Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1777
Genre
superhero
Characters
Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Sue Dibny; Janice Fell; Dennis Fell; Amos Fell
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1849

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from David E. Romm, Chad B. Goyette, Antone Perry, David Seidman and David Dasch.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bat-Murderer!
    Batman
  2. 1. [Detective Comics]
    Batman
  3. 2. Bat-Murderer!
    Batman
  4. 3. Dick Grayson Detective!
    Robin
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bat-Puzzle
  6. 5. The Case of the Martian Witness!
    Star Hawkins
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Comedy Cover Capers
  8. 7. The International Sky Police!
    Manhunters
  9. 8. [The Man Called Unknown]
    Kid Eternity
  10. 9. The Good-Luck Prophet
    Roy Raymond TV Detective
  11. 10. [Puzzle Answer]
  12. 11. The Case of the Haunted Horse!
    Sierra Smith Western Detective
  13. 12. ["It's so quiet today."]
    Casey the Cop
  14. 13. [Original Dialogue for the Comedy Covers]
  15. 14. Circus Beat
  16. 15. The Magical Mystery Mirror
    The Elongated Man
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot-Line
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