(October 1975)

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Volume:
39
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ernie Chan
Inks:
Ernie Chan
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. [August 2007]
Color 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
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

Two men who look like Stan and Jack appear as unamed members of The Crime Exchage. Story continues in Detective Comics #453.
Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Shazam!; Hostess / 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

Shiera Hall does not appear as Hawkgirl in this issue.
Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

[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.

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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
  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
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