(October-November 1978)

DC, 1975 Series
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Volume
4
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1978-07-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893165511
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Al Milgrom (credited as Allen Milgrom) (editor); Joe Orlando (credited) (managing editor); Jenette Kahn (credited) (publisher); Jack Adler (credited) (vice-president (vice-pres.) production); Vince Colletta (credited) (art director); Paul Levitz (credited) (editorial coordinator); Sol Harrison (credited) (president); Arthur Gutowitz (credited) (treasurer)

Issue Notes

Final issue. The Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat features move to Detective Comics starting with #481.

On-sale date from Comic Reader (Street Enterprises, 1973 series) #158 (July 1978).

Enter the Ragman (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin (signed as Starlin)
Inks
Jim Starlin (signed as Starlin)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (sourced)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-818
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Huntress [Helena Wayne] (head shot); Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]; Ragman [Rory Regan]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Batmail Family / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis; Al Milgrom (credited as Allen Milgrom) (editorial message)
Pencils
Mike Grell; Michael Golden (illustrations)
Inks
Mike Grell; Michael Golden (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-122

Indexer Notes

On inside front and back covers.

Letters from: Margaret O'Connell, Gary Thompson, Philip M. Botwinck, David A. Jones, Mike White, Steve Feldberg, Robert Sallion, and Jimmie Johnson.

Includes an editorial message by Al Milgrom.

Enter the Ragman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern (credited as David V. Reed) (writer)
Pencils
Michael Golden (credited) (artist)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
Jean Simek (credited)
Editing
Al Milgrom (credited as Allen Milgrom) (editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Ragman [Rory Regan]; Bette Berg
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Peril of the Power Sower (Table of Contents: 3)

Batgirl and Robin / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (credited) (writer)
Pencils
Don Heck (credited) (artist)
Inks
John Celardo (credited) (artist)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
Clem Robins (credited)
Editing
Al Milgrom (credited as Allen Milgrom) (editor)

Job Number
J-5302
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; The Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Red Tornado; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Power Sower
Synopsis
Batgirl and Robin team up against the Power Sower, who has siphoned off all electrical power from Washington in an attempt to get Americans to reduce their use of energy.
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Indexer Notes

The Batgirl and Robin series continues in Detective Comics starting with issue #481.

Private Eye Man-Bat (Table of Contents: 4)

Man-Bat / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (credited) (writer)
Pencils
Michael Golden (credited) (artist)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited) (artist)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)
Editing
Al Milgrom (credited as Allen Milgrom) (editor)

Job Number
J-5284
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jason Bard; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]
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Indexer Notes

The Man-Bat series continues in Detective Comics starting with issue #481.

Trial by Fire (Table of Contents: 5)

Huntress / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz (credited) (writer)
Pencils
Joe Staton (credited)
Inks
Bob Layton (credited)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)
Editing
Al Milgrom (credited as Allen Milgrom) (editor)

Job Number
J-5337
Genre
superhero
Characters
Arthur Cranston; Roger Demarest (flashback) (tv screen only); Councilman Franklin Gresham (death) (also flashback); The Huntress [Helena Wayne] (also flashback); Jason Kelshaw (also flashback); Mary Ann; Bill (flashback)
Synopsis
Huntress escapes the fiery trap that Councilman Gresham set for her. Weeks later, during his tour of the fire-torn South Gotham, Gresham falls through the floor and ends up trapped by Huntress. She tosses him a homemade bomb that she saw him plant the previous night, proving he's been behind all the fires. During a scuffle, Gresham falls back and the bomb explodes, killing him. The urban renewal project gets its funding, and ironically the first project completed will be named after Gresham.
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Indexer Notes

On story page 6, panel 3, there is a picture on the wall whose image could be interpreted as Iron Man.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Enter the Ragman
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Batmail Family
  3. 2. Enter the Ragman!
    Batman
  4. 3. Peril of the Power Sower
    Batgirl and Robin
  5. 4. Private Eye Man-Bat
    Man-Bat
  6. 5. Trial by Fire
    Huntress
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
  • CTGarry
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Denys Howard
  • Lou Mazzella
  • John Monagle
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Douglas Sederberg
  • Jim Van Dore