(February-March 1979)

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Volume
42
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1978-11-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893046503
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (editor); Julius Schwartz (contributing editor); Al Milgrom (contributing editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #162.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed as Rich)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed as Dick)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Xavier Simon (in a gorilla's body); Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; The Demon [Jason Blood]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Raven (villain); Bat-Mite
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Batcave (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Stan Tychinski
Inks
Stan Tychinski
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction and contents page on inside front cover.

Night of the Body Snatcher! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin
Pencils
Jim Starlin (layouts)
Inks
P. Craig Russell (finished art)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Karin Kish (as Karisha)

Job Number
J-5508
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Xavier Simon; James Gordon
Reprints

A Quick Death in China! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batgirl / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-5562
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Senator Thomas Cleary [Tom]; Leslie Tauburn; Tony Gordon; Wo Fong; the Sino-Superman; Lewis Efrem; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Commissioner James Gordon (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); Hiro Yoshita (news anchor)
Synopsis
Wo Fong has captured Barbara and Leslie, Barbara because he believes he can use her to lure her brother Tony out of hiding, and Leslie because he believes that she is secretly Batgirl.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Barbara learns that her brother Tony whom she believed to be dead, was actually living under an assumed name hiding out from the Chinese government whom he had spied against (as first revealed in The Batman Family #12). Unfortunately, it appears that Tony does die while rescuing Barbara at the end of this story.

The Eternity Book (Table of Contents: 4)

The Demon / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Oliver (as Glynis Wein)
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-5494
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Demon [Jason Blood]; Baron Tyme (villain); Merlin; Morgaine Le Fay; Aldo Beckerman; Randu Singh; Glenda Mark; Henry Matthews

Bat-Mite's New York Adventure! (Table of Contents: 5)

Bat-Mite / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Anthony Tollin (as Tony Tollin)
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-5491
Genre
superhero
Characters
Bob Rozakis (introduction); Michael Golden (introduction); Bob Smith (introduction); Milt Snapinn (introduction); Anthony Tollin (introduction); Todd Klein (production); Al Milgrom (editor); Jack Harris (diaper changer); Bat-Mite
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Per letter column in Batman Family #20, story originally planned for Batman Family #23.

The League of Crime! (Table of Contents: 6)

Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Juan Ortiz
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5586
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Raven (villain); Card Queen [Duela Dent; Harlequin]; Lieutenant Tatem; Maze
Synopsis
Robin has encounters with the new villain Raven, and a new heroine, Card Queen, unaware that both are actually agents of Maze.
Reprints

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

Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz (credited as PL)
Pencils
Stan Tychinski (logo)
Inks
Stan Tychinski (logo)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-196

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Mike Bates, Mike White and Tony Edwards.
Sequence on inside back cover page.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Batcave
  3. 2. Night of the Body Snatcher!
    Batman
  4. 3. A Quick Death in China!
    Batgirl
  5. 4. The Eternity Book
    The Demon
  6. 5. Bat-Mite's New York Adventure!
    Bat-Mite
  7. 6. The League of Crime!
    Robin
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Batcave
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