(February 1978)

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Volume
42
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly (with the exception of July, Oct., Jan. and April)
On-sale Date
1977-11-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893046502
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #150.
This issue has variants:

The Laughing Fish (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marshall Rogers (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
S-2791
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Mera Meets the Manta Men (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Aquaman; Hostess Fruit Pies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

The Laughing Fish! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-2773
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Silver St. Cloud; Rupert Thorne; Marko; James Gordon; G. Carl Francis
Synopsis
The Joker gives fish everywhere his face, then tries to claim copyright to his image. And he will kill anyone who gets in the way of his plan.
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Indexer Notes

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

Powerfun! BB & Pellet Guns by Crosman. (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Crosman Powerfun guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Fun Factory / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Remember How Many Times You Felt Left Out Because You Were Broke! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hands of Steel (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Lamdra Institute / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Get Rich and Famous. (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Clark candy bars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Fastest Growing Sea-Monkeys of All Time! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Satisfy Your Meat Tooth. (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Slim Jim / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Discount Magic and Jokes (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

J.A.R. Discounts, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Showcase #97 Presents Power Girl (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

All 5 Posters for Only $2.00 (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Poster Bonanza / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Way for the Explosive First Issue of Firestorm (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Most Spectacular Super-Hero Battle of All Time! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Strong Arms Make All the Difference! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Golden Age! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman's Hot-Line / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2799
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Rogue C. Farmer, Adam Castro, Walace L. Hopkins, Bryan Uhlenbrock, Nicholas Pascale and Peter John Palmer. Includes small image of the cover to issue #472.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

American Circle Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Build Your Own Air Force (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Monogram Models, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super Hero Time Machine (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

The Super Hero Time Machine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Laughing Fish
    Batman
  2. 1. Mera Meets the Manta Men
    Aquaman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  3. 2. The Laughing Fish!
    Batman
  4. 3. Powerfun! BB & Pellet Guns by Crosman.
    Crosman Powerfun guns
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Fun Factory
  6. 5. Remember How Many Times You Felt Left Out Because You Were Broke!
    Grit
  7. 6. Hands of Steel
    Lamdra Institute
  8. 7. Get Rich and Famous.
    Clark candy bars
  9. 8. Fastest Growing Sea-Monkeys of All Time!
    Sea-Monkeys
  10. 9. Satisfy Your Meat Tooth.
    Slim Jim
  11. 10. Discount Magic and Jokes
    J.A.R. Discounts, Inc.
  12. 11. Showcase #97 Presents Power Girl
  13. 12. All 5 Posters for Only $2.00
    Poster Bonanza
  14. 13. Make Way for the Explosive First Issue of Firestorm
  15. 14. Write Right Now!
  16. 15. The Most Spectacular Super-Hero Battle of All Time!
  17. 16. Write Right Now!
  18. 17. Strong Arms Make All the Difference!
    Mike Marvel
  19. 18. ["Yes, you can subscribe to your favorite DC comics!"]
    DC Comics
  20. 19. The Golden Age!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot-Line
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    American Circle Corp.
  23. 22. Build Your Own Air Force
    Monogram Models, Inc.
  24. 23. The Super Hero Time Machine
    The Super Hero Time Machine
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