Batman #294
(December 1977)

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Volume
38
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1977-09-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893043012
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. Comic Reader #148 gives an on-sale date of September 6.


[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-2738
First Line of Dialogue or Text
So long, Batman! This time I really rubbed you out!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Jerry Randall]; Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Cuckoo Cuckoos (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Penguin; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?] The Testimony of the Joker! (Table of Contents: 2)

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-2652
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Two-Face]; Joker; Ra's al Ghul; Mr. Freeze [Dr. Victor Fries]; Killer Moth [Cameron van Cleer]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]; Spook; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Captain Stingaree; Cavalier [Mortimer Drake]; Cluemaster [Arthur Brown]; Signalman [Phil Cobb]; Batman [Jerry Randall]; Tweedle Dum; Tweedle Dee; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Lex Luthor; Superman; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Arkham Asylum
Synopsis
The Joker testifies to the circumstances whereby he killed Batman, but when Two-Face demands that the Joker produce the photographic evidence he claims to have, a recess is called. After Two-Face leaves the court, he removes his disguise, revealing the Batman beneath. Having identified the real murderer, Batman confronts the Joker and sends him back to Arkham. Later, Batman confers with Commissioner Gordon and discusses how it was really Batman-admirer Jerry Randall in a Batman costume that the Joker had killed and how the trial was a ruse to discover who was actually responsible.
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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 from Batman #293.

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

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

Script
Bob Rozakis (replies)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2746

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from D. B. Webb, Mike White and Charles D. Brown.

Volume 77 Issue 36 - Week of September 5, 1977 (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["So long, Batman! This time I really rubbed you out!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Cuckoo Cuckoos
    The Penguin; Hostess Fruit Pies
  3. 2. [Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?] The Testimony of the Joker!
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bat Signals
  5. 4. Volume 77 Issue 36 - Week of September 5, 1977
    Daily Planet
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