(November-December 1978)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
42
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1978-08-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893046512
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #159.


[The Perfect Fighting Machine] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
S-2981
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Gork; Hawkman [Katar Hol; Carter Hall] (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Perfect Fighting Machine (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Karen Kish [as Karisha]

Job Number
S-3004
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Gork; Ivan Angst; Dr. Douglas Dundee; Dr. Moon; Mercenaries, Inc.
Synopsis
The leader of a gang of mercenaries enlists Dr. Moon to transform a man into the perfect fighting machine, and decides to test his new weapon against Batman.
Reprints

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

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

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

The Answer Man / text article / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Letters
typeset

Job Number
F-15

Indexer Notes

Questions from David Stewart, Russell Reeves, Matt Morgan, Tony Reyes, Daryl Robinson, Bret Snyder, Greg Zeigler, Jeffrey Charles Conner, Li Lyn Hazelton, Doug Peterson, Richard W. Delong, Ricky Ford and Amy Dunbar.

43 Bob Smith (Table of Contents: 4)

DC Profiles / text article / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Script credit per Michael Catron.

The Case of the Off-Key Crimes! (Table of Contents: 5)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3001
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Katar Hol; Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol; Shiera Hall]; Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway]; Commissioner Emmett
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The feature moves to World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) beginning with issue #256 (April-May 1979) of that title.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman's Hot Line / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2989

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Mike White, David Wood and Wallace L. Hopkins.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Perfect Fighting Machine]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Perfect Fighting Machine
    Batman
  3. 2. Green Lantern vs. Mirror Master
    Green Lantern; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Answer Man
  5. 4. 43 Bob Smith
    DC Profiles
  6. 5. The Case of the Off-Key Crimes!
    Hawkman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot Line
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