(December 1978-January 1979)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
42
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1978-09-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893046501
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); Al Milgrom (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

Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat features move over from the just-cancelled Batman Family (DC, 1975 series).

On-sale date from Comic Reader #160.


Murder in the Night (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin (signed)
Inks
Jim Starlin (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?; typeset

Job Number
C-285
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover. Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Detective Comics Starring the Batman Family (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Todd Klein [as T.K.]
Inks
Todd Klein [as T.K.]
Letters
Todd Klein

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Credits confirmed from Todd Klein's website (http://kleinletters.com/1979OtherStuff.html).

Ticket to Tragedy (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Marshall Rogers
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Mike Stevens
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Job Number
S-2973
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Sir Basil Smythe; Henry Frome; Greeny Velvet; Milt Solo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Does the Costume Make the Hero? (Table of Contents: 3)

Robin / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Shelly Leferman
Editing
Al Milgrom

Job Number
J-5372
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Margie Spratt; Lori Elton; Dave Corby; Chief Frank McDonald; Raven (villain); Bart Twitchell

Indexer Notes

Robin costume designs sent in by readers Joe Montgomery, Paul Decker and George T. Johnston.

A Slow Death in China! (Table of Contents: 4)

Batgirl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Al Milgrom

Job Number
J-5454
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Senator Tom Cleary; Leslie Tauburn; the Sino-Superman; Wo Fong
Reprints

The Whittles Snatch (Table of Contents: 5)

Man-Bat / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-5436
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jason Bard; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]; Francine Langstrom; Rebecca Langstrom; J. J. Whittles
Reprints

Murder in the Night! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin
Pencils
Jim Starlin (layouts)
Inks
P. Craig Russell (finished art)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Karen Kish [as Karisha]
Editing
Al Milgrom

Job Number
J-5456
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon; Ronald Thursgood; Ramsey Larken; Bruno Clark; Xavier Simon; Thomas Wayne (flashback)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Batmail Family / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Mike Grell (illustration)
Inks
Vince Colletta (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Bob Rodi, Dave Elyea, Martin Maenza, Wallace L. Hopkins, Scott Huver and Kevin J. Dooley.

Sequence on inside back cover page.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Murder in the Night
    Batman
  2. 1. Detective Comics Starring the Batman Family
  3. 2. Ticket to Tragedy
    Batman
  4. 3. Does the Costume Make the Hero?
    Robin
  5. 4. A Slow Death in China!
    Batgirl
  6. 5. The Whittles Snatch
    Man-Bat
  7. 6. Murder in the Night!
    Batman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Batmail Family
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