Batman #305
(November 1978)

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Volume
39
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1978-08-01
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

On-sale date from Comic Reader #159.


[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-2977
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jackpot! My gamble paid off--Here's where I put the Death's-Head Gang out of business!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Thanatos; The Death's Head Group
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Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Death-Gamble of a Darknight Detective! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-2956
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Thanatos [Lina Muller; Sophia Santos] (villain); The Death's Head Group; James Gordon; Fire Chief Farrel; Alfred Pennyworth; Amos Fortune (villain)
Synopsis
Batman investigates two mysteries: he must track down the Death's Head Group who has been setting off bombs through out Gotham, and investigate 6 businessmen who have gambled their fortunes away. He learns that all the businessmen had visited the Gotham Isle casino, so he investigates as Bruce Wayne. But Bruce is affected by the device that caused the other businessmen to gamble recklessly, which puts Batman in danger when he goes after the bombers.
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Keywords
S.T.A.R. Labs

Indexer Notes

Fire Chief Farrell (spelled Farrel in this story) from Showcase #1 makes a cameo - 1st appearance since Showcase #100.

Green Lantern vs. Mirror Master (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Green Lantern; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Volume 78 Issue 31 - Week of July 31, 1978 (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

With This Ring Find Me Dead! (Table of Contents: 4)

Unsolved Cases of the Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-2955
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Jeremy Parkins; Martha Carter; Dave Carter; Jeff Richter
Synopsis
Batman attempts to solve the mystery of a dead woman who has a wedding ring that is inscribed "To my darling wife. Love, the Batman."
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman #306

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bob Rozakis (replies)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
#S-2985

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Bob Rodi and Paul Balze.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Jackpot! My gamble paid off--Here's where I put the Death's-Head Gang out of business!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. Death-Gamble of a Darknight Detective!
    Batman
  3. 2. Green Lantern vs. Mirror Master
    Green Lantern; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. Volume 78 Issue 31 - Week of July 31, 1978
    Daily Planet; Hembeck
  5. 4. With This Ring Find Me Dead!
    Unsolved Cases of the Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Bat Signals
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