Batman #285
(March 1977)

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Volume
38
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1976-12-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893043003
Editing
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (Associate Editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #138.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2513
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bear-Demon...I summon you from the Nether World.. To destroy the prey I hold for you...The Batman!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dr. Tzin-Tzin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Mystery of Christmas Lost! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern [as David V. Reed]
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2503
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dr. Tzin-Tzin (villain); Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Dick Grayson (does not appear as Robin)
Synopsis
Dr. Tzin-Tzin escapes from prison during the holiday season and plots to make the people of Gotham City forget about Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

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

That Dirty Beach (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Aquaman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

And Now... We Interrupt This Comic to Bring You a Word from Your New Publisher... (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Letters to the Batman / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (replies)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2520
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated title header. Letters of comment from Christopher Phillip Juricich, Elizabeth M. Smith, Mike White and Rod McLaughlin.

Volume 76 Issue 32 - Week of December 6, 1976 (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Bear-Demon...I summon you from the Nether World.. To destroy the prey I hold for you...The Batman!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Mystery of Christmas Lost!
    Batman
  3. 2. That Dirty Beach
    Aquaman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. And Now... We Interrupt This Comic to Bring You a Word from Your New Publisher...
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
  6. 5. Volume 76 Issue 32 - Week of December 6, 1976
    Daily Planet
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