(August-September 1979)

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Volume
43
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1979-05-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893046509
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 #168.


[The Vengeance Vow!] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; typeset

Job Number
C-998
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; The League of Assassins; Sensei
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

Synopsis
Paul Levitz talks about the stories in this issue.

Indexer Notes

Contents & intro page on inside front cover page.

The Vengeance Vow! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5952
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane] (death); League of Assassins (villain); Ra's Al Ghul (villain); Talia; Alfred Pennyworth; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Sensei
Synopsis
Receiving a warning that Kathy Kane, the former Batwoman, is in danger, Batman travels to Kathy's circus only to find her attacked by the League of Assassins. Kathy is killed in the attack. Ra's Al Ghul reveals that the Sensei is behind the attack, so Batman goes after him, but must face off against the formidable Bronze Tiger.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in #487, then in 489, and concludes in 490.

The Bronze Tiger is really Ben Turner, last seen in Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter (DC, 1975 series) #18.

The Case of the Cavorting Corpse! (Table of Contents: 3)

Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5960
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Chief Frank McDonald; Daniel Hayes; Jack; Marty; Bob; Betsy; Preston (Diamond Merchant)
Synopsis
Robin stops a group of diamond smugglers.
Reprints

The Fatal Finale! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6045
Genre
superhero
Characters
Baron Tyme (Villain); The Demon [Etrigan; Jason Blood]; Abner Beckerman; Randu Singh; Harry Matthews; Glenda Mark
Synopsis
Baron Tyme tries to siphon energy from Etrigan but Jason Blood's friends and a magic mirror put an end to Baron Tyme.
Reprints

The Case of the Untouchable Crook! (Table of Contents: 5)

Batgirl / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5997
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Anton Karyov; Congressman Carlton Roberts; Gloria Mann; Congresswoman Gerald; Congressman Cartwright
Synopsis
Batgirl investigates payoffs to a U.S. Congressman by a foreign country.
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SST -- The Super-Sonic Threat! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-5568?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]; Rebecca Langstrom; Francine Langstrom; Jason Bard; Cara Eliot; SST [Wayne Eliot]
Synopsis
Man-Bat takes the case of Cara Eliot who wants him to follow her husband.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1-page retelling of Man-Bat's origin.

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

Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-297

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Rex Arnold, Edward Via and Roger Schoolcraft.
Sequence on inside back cover page.

Best Bat-Wishes, Batgirl & Robin (Table of Contents: 8)

Batgirl; Robin / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover pin-up.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Vengeance Vow!]
    Batman
  2. 1. Batcave
  3. 2. The Vengeance Vow!
    Batman
  4. 3. The Case of the Cavorting Corpse!
    Robin
  5. 4. The Fatal Finale!
    The Demon
  6. 5. The Case of the Untouchable Crook!
    Batgirl
  7. 6. SST -- The Super-Sonic Threat!
    Man-Bat
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Batcave
  9. 8. Best Bat-Wishes, Batgirl & Robin
    Batgirl; Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jim Stangas
  • John Monagle
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