(October-November 1979)

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Volume
43
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1979-07-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893046511
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #170.

Murder at Long Distance! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
C-148
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Murder by Thunderbolt (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
J-6023
Genre
superhero
Characters
Maxie Zeus (villain); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Reuben Rice (death); The Joker (cameo); Calvin; Iggy Zafuto; Plowboy (death); Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints
Keywords
Arkham Asylum

Indexer Notes

Batman investigates the mysterious death of a skydiver that occurred in mid-dive, and discovers a connection to a rival gang that wants to take over Maxie Zeus' operations while Zeus is incarcerated at Arkham.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Batcave / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-329

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Mark Ryan, Edward B. Via and Scott Gibson.

Wonder Woman Saves the Astronauts (Table of Contents: 3)

Hostess Fruit Pies; Wonder Woman / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; 2 astronauts
Synopsis
A space shuttle cannot be reached by radio signal, so Wonder Woman leaves them a trail of Hostess Fruit Pies to guide them back to earth.

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Contract! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Job Number
J-6118
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Target [Christopher Chance]; Judy Dorrance [formerly Judy Walton]; Dane Dorrance; Hank Bonner (skeleton); Jack Payton; Roger Scott
Synopsis
Christopher Chance takes a contract from Judy Dorrance, to protect her husband, diver Dane Dorrance.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This issue reveals that Dane Dorrance of the Sea Devils married Judy Walton, making her Judy Dorrance.

Crime Calls Killer Moth! (Table of Contents: 5)

Batgirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6074
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Killer Moth [Cameron van Cleer] (villain); Donny Halsey; Congressman Dowd
Synopsis
A young boy reaches out to Barbara Gordon to help find his father's killer. Meanwhile, Killer Moth is on the loose in Washington.
Reprints

The Hospitable Hostage! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman's Butler Alfred / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-5918
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Ace; Bert; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Commissioner James Gordon (cameo)
Synopsis
When burglars try to rob Bruce Wayne's penthouse apartment, Alfred must outwit them before they discover Batman's secret identity.
Reprints

Fear Times Four (Table of Contents: 7)

Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-6074
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Chief Frank McDonald; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane; also as Mr. Reynard] (villain); Dennis Harmon; Carson Crispin; Malcomb Maxwell; Professor Foster
Synopsis
Robin investigates when the Scarecrow blackmails four Hudson University benefactors into giving him money or he will unleash their greatest fears against them.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Murder at Long Distance!
    Batman
  2. 1. Murder by Thunderbolt
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Batcave
  4. 3. Wonder Woman Saves the Astronauts
    Hostess Fruit Pies; Wonder Woman
  5. 4. The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Contract!
    The Human Target
  6. 5. Crime Calls Killer Moth!
    Batgirl
  7. 6. The Hospitable Hostage!
    Batman's Butler Alfred
  8. 7. Fear Times Four
    Robin
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