(September-October 1975)

DC, 1975 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1975-06-05
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 (associate editor); Bob Rozakis (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #119.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alfred; Batgirl and Robin; Man-Bat / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Grell (signed); Nick Cardy (Batman figure, see notes); ? (Batman figure alterations)
Inks
Mike Grell (signed); Nick Cardy (Batman figure, see notes); ? (Batman figure alterations)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2062
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing the new Dynamite Duo!
Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Benedict Arnold; Alfred Pennyworth (inset); Commissioner Gordon (inset); Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom] (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Grell credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Batman figure is a modified version of the Superman figure from the cover of Shazam! (DC, 1973 series) #1. Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Minerva Menace! (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]; Hostess Twinkies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Aunt Minerva
Synopsis
Captain Marvel prevents underworld super-villain Aunt Minerva from taking control of the city's children through the power of Hostess Twinkies.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip-style advertisement.

The Invader from Hell! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batgirl and Robin / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Mike Grell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1992
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Benedict Arnold (villain); The Devil (villain)
Synopsis
Batgirl and Robin team-up to keep Benedict Arnold from taking over the U.S.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

This story was originally scheduled for 1st Issue Special (DC, 1975 series) #6.

Warning! Supplies Are Dangerously Low... (Table of Contents: 3)

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


Synopsis
Advertisement for back copies of Famous First Edition and Limited Collectors' Edition tabloid specials by DC.

Indexer Notes

Located between pg. 17 and 18 of "Invader from Hell".

2 Sizzling Summer Specials (Table of Contents: 4)

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


Synopsis
Advertisement for two upcoming Limited Collectors' Edition tabloid-size specials by DC: Secret Origins of Super-Villains and Superman.

Indexer Notes

Located between pg. 17 and 18 of "Invader from Hell".

The Origins of Batgirl and Robin the Boy Wonder (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2071
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (origin); Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Killer Moth; Jason Bard
Synopsis
Recap of the histories of Batgirl and Robin, by way of introducing the new Batman Family comic books.

Indexer Notes

Includes images of Batgirl and Robin incorporated into their respective logos.

The Great Handcuff King! (Table of Contents: 6)

Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ?; Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Job Number
N-1552
Feature Logo
The Adventures of Alfred
Genre
superhero; detective-mystery
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Ronny Lowndes; The Hurton Gang (villains); Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson
Synopsis
Alfred shows Ronny Lowndes some handcuffs that he bought and encounters The Hurton Gang.
Reprints

Comedy Cover Capers (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]

Indexer Notes

Reprinted covers from past issues of Detective Comics #355, #385, #402, and Batman #192 with humorous dialogue replacing the original cover text.

Commissioner Gordon's Death-Threat! (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman Presents... Commissioner Gordon / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
N-1347
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Gordon; Fred Purley Robbins
Synopsis
A crook once caught by Commissioner Gordon uses him to lure Batman into a trap.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

Fantasy's Most Bizarre Hero (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Man-Bat
Synopsis
Promotion for DC's new comic book series, Man-Bat with illustration. Also includes promotions for 3 other titles by Gerry Conway: All-Star Comics, Blackhawk and Code Name: Assassin.

Indexer Notes

Located between p. 7 and 8 of "Death-Threat".

Here Is the Original Dialogue for the Covers on Page 30 (Table of Contents: 10)

illustration / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]

Indexer Notes

Displays the original dialogue from the covers from Detective Comics #355, #385, #402, and Batman #192 featured in Comedy Cover Capers.

Batman Presents... Challenge of the Man-Bat (Table of Contents: 11)

Man-Bat / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
N-1353
Genre
superhero
Characters
Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom] (origin); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Reprints the first appearance of Man-Bat.

We Can Put DC Comics Right in Your Mailbox (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Batman; Robin
Synopsis
Subscription ad for DC, featuring illustrations of Batman and Robin.

Indexer Notes

Located between pg. 13 and 14 of "Challenge of the Man-Bat".

Coming Soon... (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Synopsis
Promotion for new DC title The Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Indexer Notes

Located between pg. 13 and 14 of "Challenge of the Man-Bat".

The Alfred Story (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (various)
Pencils
? (various)
Inks
? (various)
Colors
?
Letters
? (various)

Job Number
N-1358
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Batman and Robin tell of how Alfred became their butler, and of his previous experiences as a villain called The Outsider.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A biography of Alfred, with reprinted panels from various sources surrounded by Batman and Robin narrating outside of the panels. Dialogue attempts to address the change of appearance Alfred undergoes between his early appearances and more recent stories. The story has no definitive ending; it just stops.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Introducing the new Dynamite Duo!"]
    Alfred; Batgirl and Robin; Man-Bat
  2. 1. Minerva Menace!
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]; Hostess Twinkies
  3. 2. The Invader from Hell!
    Batgirl and Robin
  4. 3. Warning! Supplies Are Dangerously Low...
  5. 4. 2 Sizzling Summer Specials
  6. 5. The Origins of Batgirl and Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. The Great Handcuff King!
    Alfred
  8. 7. Comedy Cover Capers
  9. 8. Commissioner Gordon's Death-Threat!
    Batman Presents... Commissioner Gordon
  10. 9. Fantasy's Most Bizarre Hero
    Man-Bat
  11. 10. Here Is the Original Dialogue for the Covers on Page 30
  12. 11. Batman Presents... Challenge of the Man-Bat
    Man-Bat
  13. 12. We Can Put DC Comics Right in Your Mailbox
  14. 13. Coming Soon...
  15. 14. The Alfred Story
    Batman
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