(March-April 1979)

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Volume
45
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1978-12-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041504
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Ross Andru (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #163.

Death of Batman! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman; Deadman; The Flash; Justice Society of America; Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-921
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Justice Society of America [Robin (of Earth-2); Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Superman (of Earth-2); Flash [Jay Garrick]; Power Girl; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Batman (of Earth-2)]; Alfred (of Earth-2); Wonder Woman (of Earth-1, inset); Flash [Barry Allen] (inset); Deadman (inset); Aquaman (inset)
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Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Dateline: Adventure Comics (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Ross Andru
Pencils
Todd Klein
Inks
Todd Klein
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Includes an editorial note, a table of contents, and the indicia. Art credits from the artist.

Only Legends Live Forever! (Table of Contents: 2)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Joe Orlando

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Robin (of Earth-2); Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Power Girl; Superman [Kal-L] (cameo); The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman (of Earth-2); Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]]
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Indexer Notes

This page was originally intended as the cover of All-Star Comics #75, repurposed here as the title page of the second half of the story originally intended for All-Star Comics #75.

Prologue: What Has Gone Before... (Table of Contents: 3)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Joe Staton
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5682
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Power Girl; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Fate]; Police Commissioner Bruce Wayne; Bill Jensen (villain)
Synopsis
Jensen rages that Commissioner Wayne has evaded his revenge.
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Indexer Notes

New pages to recap the first two chapters of the story originally intended to be printed in All-Star Comics #75.

Chapter 3: The Legend Lives Again! (Table of Contents: 4)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Joe Staton
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Joe Orlando

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Batman [Police Commissioner Bruce Wayne] (death); The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Robin (of Earth-2); Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Fate; Huntress [Helena Wayne]]; Bill Jensen (villain); Catwoman [Selina Kyle Wayne] (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis
Wayne escapes into the tower and its City Museum where he finds a Batman costume. Despite recalling his vow to leave his Batman persona behind after the death of his wife, he decides he has no other choice but to put on the costume one last time and face Jensen. As Batman, he joins the reviving Justice Society in fighting Jensen, eventually making his way to the criminal where they die together as a result of Jensen's terrible power, just as Jensen reveals that Batman is Bruce Wayne.
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Indexer Notes

This is the third part of the story originally intended to be printed in All-Star Comics #75. The Catwoman flashback refers to the Huntress origin story in DC Super Stars (DC, 1975 series) #17.

Epilogue (Table of Contents: 5)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Joe Staton
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Joe Orlando

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Dick Grayson [Robin] (of Earth-2); Helena Wayne [Huntress]; Dr. Fate; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Power Girl; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Starman [Ted Knight] (cameo); Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (cameo); Star-Spangled Kid (cameo); Superman [Kal-L] (cameo); Dr. Mid-Nite (cameo); Hourman [Rex Tyler] (cameo); Wonder Woman (of Earth-2, cameo); Batman (of Earth, as spirit)]
Synopsis
After Bruce Wayne's funeral, Helena and Dick agree that neither of them should take up the mantle of the Batman, but should continue to fight crime as The Huntress and Robin. Back at JSA Headquarters, Fate informs the other active JSAers that the fight is not yet over, for they need to uncover where a common criminal like Jensen got such great power.
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Indexer Notes

This the fourth and final part of the story originally intended to be printed in All-Star Comics #75. However, the story continues in the following issue.

Volume 78 Issue 49 - Week of December 11, 1978 (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

The She-Demon of the Astral Plane! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5828
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris Allen; Jake Forrest
Synopsis
Flash must rescue Iris' astral form when it is captured by a she-demon of the astral plane.
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The Sins of the Father--! (Table of Contents: 8)

Deadman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Oliver (as Glynis Wein)
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Paul Levitz (guest editor)

Job Number
J-5850
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Cleveland Brand; Lita Brand; Vashnu; Mr. Solomon (villain); Lorna Brand; Inga Hill; Alexi Kronsky (villain)
Synopsis
Deadman learns that his new sister-in-law's father has built a machine that turns thought into matter. Mr. Solomon and his men attack the circus to get it, but Alexi Kronsky destroys them. But has the power driven Kronsky mad?
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Voyage of the "Sorcerers Lost" (Table of Contents: 9)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Jack Abel
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-5627
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Justice League of America [Batman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman] (flashback); Wonder Woman; Sargon the Sorcerer (villain); Hippolyta; Merlin; Houdini; Cagliostro; Athena; Aphrodite; Mike Myers; Jennifer Clark; Paradise Island
Synopsis
Wonder Woman battles Sargon the Sorcerer to free him from the evil influence of his gem.
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Executive Action! (Table of Contents: 10)

Aquaman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5628
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Mera; Dr. Vulko; Mr. Amos (villain)
Synopsis
Aquaman continues to attack the UFP company that is doing destructive farming outside of Atlantis. But King Vulko doesn't believe Aquaman's claims, and places him under arrest.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Dateline: Adventure / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ross Andru ?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-201

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Aquaman; Deadman; The Flash; Wonder Woman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed); Ross Andru (layout)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Deadman; Aquaman; Wonder Woman (of Earth-1); Sargon the Sorcerer

Indexer Notes

On the back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Death of Batman!
    Aquaman; Deadman; The Flash; Justice Society of America; Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Dateline: Adventure Comics
  3. 2. Only Legends Live Forever!
    Justice Society of America
  4. 3. Prologue: What Has Gone Before...
    Justice Society of America
  5. 4. Chapter 3: The Legend Lives Again!
    Justice Society of America
  6. 5. Epilogue
    Justice Society of America
  7. 6. Volume 78 Issue 49 - Week of December 11, 1978
    Daily Planet
  8. 7. The She-Demon of the Astral Plane!
    The Flash
  9. 8. The Sins of the Father--!
    Deadman
  10. 9. Voyage of the "Sorcerers Lost"
    Wonder Woman
  11. 10. Executive Action!
    Aquaman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Dateline: Adventure
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Aquaman; Deadman; The Flash; Wonder Woman
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