Batman #286
(April 1977)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
38
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1977-01-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893043004
Editing
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (associate)
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 #139.


[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-2540
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Butt out, Batman! I'll knock off this Joker first-- --Then-- I'll happily do the same to you!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

That Dirty Beach (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Joker's Playground of Peril! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil; Julius Schwartz (plot assist); E. Nelson Bridwell (plot assist)
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker (villain); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon; Harrison Steakbury; Pierre Frage; Dr. Tugwell
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Arkham Asylum mentioned.

And Now...Still Another Message of Untold Importance from Our Prolific 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-2547
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated title header. Letters of comment from Elizabeth M. Smith, Kevin L. Callahan, Fred G. Hembeck, Christopher Juricich, S. Holmes, David Burd, Harris Lentz III, Chris Doyle and David V. Reed.

Volume 77 Issue 2 - Week of January 10, 1977 (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Butt out, Batman! I'll knock off this Joker first-- --Then-- I'll happily do the same to you!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. That Dirty Beach
    Aquaman; Hostess Twinkies
  3. 2. The Joker's Playground of Peril!
    Batman
  4. 3. And Now...Still Another Message of Untold Importance from Our Prolific Publisher!!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
  6. 5. Volume 77 Issue 2 - Week of January 10, 1977
    Daily Planet
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