(September 1976)

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Volume
40
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1976-06-29
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #131.


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)
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Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Death-Web (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
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.
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Indexer Notes

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

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.

Volume 76 Issue 9 - Week of June 28, 1976 (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Crimes by Calculation (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Part 1 of the Calculator serial; story continues in Detective #464.

[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-2379

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman vs Black Spider!
    Batman
  2. 1. Death-Web
    Batman
  3. 2. Volume 76 Issue 9 - Week of June 28, 1976
    Daily Planet
  4. 3. Crimes by Calculation
    The Atom
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot Line
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Matthew Head
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