Batman #293
(November 1977)

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Volume
38
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1977-08-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893043011
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 U. S. Copyright Office filings. On-sale date from Comic Reader #146 was August 3.


[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-2710
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've trapped you in Batman's body, Superman-- --So when I kill him-- You die!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Kal El; Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

[Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?] The Testimony of Luthor! (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-2627
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Two-Face]; Lex Luthor; Superman [Kal El; Clark Kent]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tech]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Spook; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Signalman [Phil Cobb]; Mr. Freeze [Dr. Victor Fries]; Cavalier [Mortimer Drake]; Ra's al Ghul; Killer Moth [Cameron van Cleer]; Cluemaster [Arthur Brown]; Lois Lane; Sparky Grimes; Sam Hoxie; Captain Stingaree; Joker (off panel)
Synopsis
Lex Luthor's claim to have killed the Batman is refuted by surprise witness Superman, who convinces the jury that Luthor did not kill Batman, as he thought.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Story continues from Batman #292 and continues in Batman #294.

Cooky La Moo on Broadway (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bat Signals / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (replies)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2718

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from M. Christiansen, Gerald Duet, Matt L. Holmes, Andy Cohen, Adam Castro, Robert A. Buethe, Paul Ortega and Scott Gibson.

The Greatest Superman Story Ever Told (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I've trapped you in Batman's body, Superman-- --So when I kill him-- You die!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. [Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?] The Testimony of Luthor!
    Batman
  3. 2. Cooky La Moo on Broadway
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bat Signals
  5. 4. The Greatest Superman Story Ever Told
    DC Publishorial
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