(October 1975)

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Volume
39
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1975-07-31
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (associate); Bob Rozakis (assistant)
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 #120.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernie Chan [as EC] (signed)
Inks
Ernie Chan [as EC] (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2087
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Walter Grimes; Yak; Hawkman [Carter Hall] (head shot)

Indexer Notes

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

Crackdown on the Crime Exchange (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern [as David V. Reed]
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2045
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon; Walter Grimes; Yak; The Crime Exchange; Stan Lee (unnamed cameo page 8, panel 1); Jack Kirby (unnamed cameo page 8, panel 1)
Synopsis
After Batman fails to prevent a gold-coin theft and its perpetrators' escape, this proves to be the first in a wave of crimes carried out by highly specialised crooks. Realising an organisation must lie behind the crimewave, Batman embarks on a bold plan. Infiltrating the set-up - the Crime Exchange, an agency providing the right crook for the right crime - he allows himself to be captured so as to make contact with the Exchange's secret President. Claiming to be a reporter disguised as the Batman, he's given a test: pick up and fire a gun, something the REAL Batman has sworn never to do.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Two men who look like Stan and Jack appear as unnamed members of The Crime Exchange. Story continues in Detective Comics #453.

Minerva Menace (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Shazam!; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Curse of the Ancient Weapons! (Table of Contents: 3)

Hawkman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2023
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Shiera Hall [Hawkgirl]; Konrad Koslak
Synopsis
While overseeing delivery of a collection of antiquities as Carter Hall, Hawkman finds himself up against a stereotypical wizard (complete with conical hat decorated with stars and moons!). With the aid of his odd raven, and some spells in utterly ungrammatical Latin, the wizard makes off with a stone tablet of incantations - or, rather, his raven does. Carter realises that the wizard was an illusion, and the raven was the real sorcerer, and Shiera alerts him to the recent prison escape of their old foe, Konrad Kaslak. Using a "bird trick" of his own, Hawkman dupes Kaslak and defeats him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Shiera Hall does not appear as Hawkgirl in this issue.

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

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2093

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Tom Scott, Mike White, Brenda Wang, Rudy Rankins, Mike Dargay, Lynn Scharbow, Rex Munsee and Stephan G. Kravitz.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Crackdown on the Crime Exchange
    Batman
  3. 2. Minerva Menace
    Shazam!; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. The Curse of the Ancient Weapons!
    Hawkman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot Line
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Marcus Fletcher
  • Matthew Peets
  • Jerry Hillegas
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  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
  • Carl Gafford
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Bowen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner