(September 1976)

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Volume:
40
Price:
0.30 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
Barcode:
0709893046509
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

Batman vs Black Spider (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ernie Chan
Inks:
Ernie Chan
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Workman
Job Number:
S-2369

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Black Spider [Eric Needham]; The Atom [Ray Palmer] (small image)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Death-Web (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Ernie Chan
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Workman ?
Job Number:
S-2360

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Black Spider [Eric Needham] (intro, villain); James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; 'Doc' Sugarman (drug dealer, death); Slinky Hamilton (drug dealer, death); Hunk; Arthur Reeves (intro, City Commissioner); Lonnie (informant); Otto (Sugarman's thug); Jose (Sugarman's thug)
Synopsis:
Batman breaks up a drug deal, but the dealers are killed by the Black Spider, a vigilante who emulates Batman except he prefers to eliminate drug dealers permanently.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Detective Comics #464.

City Commissioner Arthur Reeves introduced here and featured in issue #464 as well, returns in issue #503 as Councilman Reeves who announces he is running for mayor of Gotham City. His dislike for Batman as evidenced in this issue will feature prominently in his run for mayor.

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

Crimes by Calculation (Table of Contents: 2)

The Atom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Workman ?
Job Number:
S-2354

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Calculator [Noah Kuttler] (villain, intro); The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Richard Bagley
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of the Calculator serial, story continues in Detective #464. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-2379

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Mike Christiansen, Mike White, Kevin L. Callahan, Scott Gibbson, David Hunter, Randy Myers and Loretta Graen.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman vs Black Spider
    Batman
  2. 1. Death-Web
    Batman
  3. 2. Crimes by Calculation
    The Atom
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot Line
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