(March 1976)

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Volume
40
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1975-12-30
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 editor); Bob Rozakis (assistant editor)
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 #125.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2215
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne; Joe Chill; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (head shot)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano; Terry Austin (backgrounds, uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-2177
Genre
superhero
Characters
Leslie Thompkins (introduction); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (one-page origin); Alfred Pennyworth; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill (flashback)
Synopsis
Origin recap, fills in some more info on Crime Alley, the site of Bruce Wayne's parent's death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Austin backgrounds per info he provided in his interview in Back Issue #66 (August 2013).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Murphy Anderson ?
Inks
Murphy Anderson ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2224

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Adam Castro, Tom Mitchell, Scott Jones, Dennis Burke, Geoffrey Peckman, Brian Scott and Fred Schneider.

The Cup Cake Caper (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Justice for All Includes Children! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
John Workman

Genre
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

First of the series, not numbered.

Make Way for the Elongated Woman! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Elongated Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
S-2149
Genre
superhero
Characters
Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Elongated Woman [Sue Dibny]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Story continues from Detective Comics #456.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. There Is No Hope in Crime Alley!
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot Line
  4. 3. The Cup Cake Caper
    Shazam!; Hostess Cup Cakes
  5. 4. Justice for All Includes Children!
    Superman
  6. 5. Make Way for the Elongated Woman!
    The Elongated Man
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