Batman #291
(September 1977)

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Volume
38
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1977-06-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893043009
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); 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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing and Comic Reader #144.


[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-2666
First Line of Dialogue or Text
And to think--I killed him!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Lex Luthor; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Joker
Reprints
Keywords
grave

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed? The Testimony of the Catwoman! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern [as David V. Reed]
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-2608
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Two-Face]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle; also as Madame Claudine]; Joker; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Lex Luthor; Killer Moth [Cameron van Cleer]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Cavalier [Mortimer Drake]; Mr. Freeze [Dr. Victor Fries]; Colonel Jake van Cleeve; Spook; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Signalman [Phil Cobb]; Ra's Al Ghul; Captain Stingaree; Tweedle Dee ?; Tweedle Dum ?; Cody
Synopsis
When word spreads throughout the underworld that Batman has been killed, several villains take credit for the deed. So the villain community sets up a trial to test the various claims, with Ra's al Ghul acting as judge and Two-Face acting as prosecutor. First up is the Catwoman. But Two-Face finds the technical error in Catwoman's story and she is dismissed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Story continues in Batman #292. Batman is not revealed to be acting as Two-Face until the fourth part of the story. It is unclear whether Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum is the character shown in the gallery.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bob Rozakis (replies)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2673

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Adam Castro, Scott Gibson, Mike Santulli and Shell Burbank.

Swamp Thing from the Beginning (Table of Contents: 3)

DC Publishorial / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jenette Kahn
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Message from the publisher.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["And to think--I killed him!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed? The Testimony of the Catwoman!
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
  4. 3. Swamp Thing from the Beginning
    DC Publishorial
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