(April-May 1979)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
42
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1979-01-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893046505
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (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 #164.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
José Luis García-López (signed)
Inks
José Luis García-López (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joe Chill
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Batcave (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Paul Levitz
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-222

Indexer Notes

Introduction and contents page on inside front cover.

The Curse of Crime Alley (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor)

Job Number
J-5651
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Leslie Thompkins; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill; Maxie Zeus (intro); Long John Logan
Synopsis
On the anniversary of his parents' deaths, Batman returns to Crime Alley to visit Leslie Thompkins, and discovers that Maxie Zeus is planning to take out a former associate with a plan that endangers innocent lives.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz was the editor on this title prior to Paul Levitz.

Origin recap. Leslie Thompkins and Crime Alley previously appeared in Detective Comics #457.

The "Lights!...Camera!...Murder!" Contract! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Human Target / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Howard Chaykin
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5570
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Target [Christopher Chance]; Brad Nayle; Jessica Kincaid
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Strip continued from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #144 (November 1978).

A Date with Batgirl (Table of Contents: 4)

Batgirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Allen Milgrom (editor)

Job Number
J-5163
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]

Return to Castle Branek! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Demon / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-5852
Genre
superhero
Characters
Baron Tyme [Clement Tyme] (villain); The Demon [Etrigan; Jason Blood]; Francine Langstrom [She-Bat] (flashback); Kirk Langstrom [Man-Bat] (flashback); Harry Matthews; Randu Singh; Glenda Mark
Synopsis
Baron Tyme holds the Eternity Book and forces the Demon to lead him to Merlin's tomb. He opens it and finds it empty.
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Keywords
Eternity Book

Terminus! (Table of Contents: 6)

Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Bob Rozakis [as Boris Zabok]
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5677
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Raven (villain); Card Queen [Duela Dent; Harlequin]; Lori Elton; Maze; Lieutenant Rick Tatem; Chief Frank McDonald
Reprints

Gotham's Great Kangaroo Race! (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Mike Stevens
Editing
Julie Schwartz (editor)

Job Number
S-2995
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; James Gordon; Harcourt Bane; Harrison Juke
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Prepared as an entry in "The Public Life of Bruce Wayne" feature.

40 Years of the Ultimate Detective (Table of Contents: 8)

Batcave / text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Information on 40 years of Detective Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Average # copies per issue, previous year - 129,792.

Happy Anniversary from the Whole Batman Family! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; James Gordon; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batman Bruce Wayne; Alfred Pennyworth; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Joker; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Batcave
  3. 2. The Curse of Crime Alley
    Batman
  4. 3. The "Lights!...Camera!...Murder!" Contract!
    The Human Target
  5. 4. A Date with Batgirl
    Batgirl
  6. 5. Return to Castle Branek!
    The Demon
  7. 6. Terminus!
    Robin
  8. 7. Gotham's Great Kangaroo Race!
    Batman
  9. 8. 40 Years of the Ultimate Detective
    Batcave
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. Happy Anniversary from the Whole Batman Family!
    Batman
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