(1977)

DC, 1977 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.00 FREE
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Schiff (editor); Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Reprint of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #122 with original ads removed and replaced by Pizza Hut ads and other fillers. Cover has "Pizza Hut Collectors' Edition Vol. 1." However, the indicia is unchanged from the original "Batman No. 122, March 1959" (except for addition of 1977 copyright year).
There are 6 issues in the series: Batman #122, Batman #123, Superman #97, Superman #113, Wonder Woman #60, and Wonder Woman #62.
According to Comic Reader #152, these Pizza Hut editions were actually first made available on January 2, 1978. Promotional giveaway status confirmed by Michael Catron, 6/19/2006.

The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]
Synopsis
Robin wonders what will become of him as Batman and Batwoman are wed.
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[Pizza Hut] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Prisoners of the Sargasso Sea (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Blackjack; Capt. Jolly Roger; Erik; Flavius
Synopsis
While chasing a modern-day pirate, Blackjack, Batman and Robin are marooned in the Sargasso Sea. There they discover others who have been trapped for centuries by the seaweed and its strange age-defying gas, and with the help of these men they destroy Blackjack's weapons and escape in a repaired Batplane.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Ollie / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't forget to collect the money, Ollie!
Genre
humor
Characters
Ollie; Ollie's boss; delivery customer
Synopsis
Ollie delivers some fish to a customer, who mistakes the C.O.D. label for the type of fish sent.
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Indexer Notes

This sequence replaces a Tootsie Roll ad in Batman #122.

[Pizza Hut] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Strange Old Laws / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We can't go yet. His line is busy.
Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Humorous looks at unusual laws from Tacoma, WA; Brainerd, MN; Charleston, SC; and Boston MA.
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Indexer Notes

For some reason the order of this sequence and the "Block Buster" sequence was switched from the original order in Batman #122. The indexer of Batman #122 also notes the page is signed by Boltinoff, but it is not signed in this printing.

The Villain from Batman's Past! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Block Buster / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's nothing square about this!
Characters
unnamed police officer
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Indexer Notes

Word puzzle with answer. For some reason, the order of this sequence and the "Strange Old Laws" sequence was switched from that in Batman #122.

The Cross Country Crimes! (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Hijack [Jack Spade]; Mr. Carter; Shorty; Gears
Synopsis
Batman and Robin foil Hijack and his gang, who have been robbing trucks of Carter trucking.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Horace Elmo
Pencils
Horace Elmo
Inks
Horace Elmo
Colors
?
Letters
Horace Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Which king of England was unable to speak English?
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about England's King George I and the Grand Canyon.
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Indexer Notes

This sequence replaces a Tootsie Roll Pop ad in Batman #122.

Double-Dealer in Diamonds (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Jewelry thief uses the tactic of buying expensive jewelry, passing it to an accomplice, then placing an order for an exact copy. The jeweler searches the country and unknowingly finds his original piece, which he buys for a premium from the accomplice, and when he goes to deliver it the buyer has disappeared. The thief has by then pocketed the difference in price.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Warden Willis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The siren! Someone escaped!
Genre
humor
Characters
Warden Willis; prisoner 7416; prison guard
Synopsis
A prisoner is attempting an escape but Warden Willis, knowing the prisoner was a vaudeville actor, traps him in a spotlight.
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Indexer Notes

Index for Batman #122 says the page is signed by Boltinoff, but it is not in this printing.

The Family Favorite! (Table of Contents: 12)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Harry; Jimmy; Harry and Jimmy's mother
Synopsis
Both Harry and Jimmy think the other brother is their mom's favorite, leaving her at a loss as to how to handle the boys.
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Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]
Synopsis
Dick Grayson goes to sleep while Bruce is out on a date with Kathy, and dreams of the loss of their secret identities caused by Bruce and Kathy's marriage.
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[To the Boys and Girls of America --] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Teen Time / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sis -- I traded this for you!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel gags. This sequence is not in Batman #122.

1 - - 2 Ha Ha Ha (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three 2-panel gags. This sequence is not in Batman #122.

[Pizza Hut] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

This is a Limited Edition, Pizza Hut Collector's Series Comic Book... (Table of Contents: 18)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Characters
Superman; Batman

Indexer Notes

Information on this comic, noting it is one of six reprints available free from Pizza Hut.
On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. [Pizza Hut]
  3. 2. Prisoners of the Sargasso Sea
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. ["Don't forget to collect the money, Ollie!"]
    Ollie
  5. 4. [Pizza Hut]
  6. 5. ["We can't go yet. His line is busy."]
    Strange Old Laws
  7. 6. The Villain from Batman's Past!
  8. 7. ["There's nothing square about this!"]
    Block Buster
  9. 8. The Cross Country Crimes!
    Batman and Robin
  10. 9. ["Which king of England was unable to speak English?"]
    Quick Quiz
  11. 10. Double-Dealer in Diamonds
  12. 11. ["The siren! Someone escaped!"]
    Warden Willis
  13. 12. The Family Favorite!
  14. 13. The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman
    Batman and Robin
  15. 14. [To the Boys and Girls of America --]
    DC Comics
  16. 15. ["Sis -- I traded this for you!"]
    Teen Time
  17. 16. 1 - - 2 Ha Ha Ha
  18. 17. [Pizza Hut]
  19. 18. This is a Limited Edition, Pizza Hut Collector's Series Comic Book...
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