(April 1980)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
44
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1980-01-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893046504
Editing
Paul Levitz (editor); Joe Orlando (managing 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 #176.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Job Number
C-283
First Line of Dialogue or Text
With your memory destroyed, my secret's safe!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batman (small image)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Creatures of the Night! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6414
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Matches Malone]; Moon the Mystic; Ivorn
Synopsis
There's a vampire roaming Gotham City but Batman doesn't believe it.
Reprints
Keywords
vampires

The Borrower (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When the Inmates Run the Madhouse! (Table of Contents: 3)

Tales of Gotham City / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6211
Genre
drama; crime
Characters
Commissioner James Gordon; Charlie Morgan; Goldie Rivers; Monk Nichols; Warden Michael Pendergast
Synopsis
Ex-con Charlie Morgan blames Gordon for his brother's death during a robbery, so he arranges a prison riot to lure Gordon to the facility to exact his revenge.
Reprints
Keywords
prison; revenge; riots

Indexer Notes

This story is billed on the cover of this issue as Commissioner Gordon's first solo story.

The Mind Warp Mystery (Table of Contents: 4)

Robin; Batgirl / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-6351
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Commissioner James Gordon; Professor Theel; Mr. Boyde
Synopsis
Dick Grayson asks one of his college professors who is involved in memory research to consult on a case, but in the process Batgirl's memory is erased and the professor learns Batgirl's and Robin's secret identities.
Reprints
Keywords
memories

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Batcave / letters page / 1.7 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
? (logo illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-453

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Brian Nelson, Jeffrey Lowndes and Dean Schopp.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

statement of ownership / 0.3 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1979
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 79,872
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 90,197
Owner: DC Comics, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., a publicly-held company, both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10019

Computer Crisis (Table of Contents: 7)

The Atom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Ross Andru (guest editor)

Job Number
J-6271
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Dharlu aliens
Synopsis
While on monitor duty in the Justice League satellite, the Atom discovers baby Dharlu aliens in the computer.
Reprints
Keywords
computers; JLA Satellite

Indexer Notes

The Dharlu first appeared in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #130.
Feature next appears in Action Comics starting with #513.

The Bogus Butlers (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman's Butler Alfred / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-6458
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Robin
Synopsis
When Alfred sees a newspaper photo of a butler arrested for robbery, the butler appears to be Alfred himself, so he sets out to solve the mystery.
Reprints

Where Strike the Assassins (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-6407
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; League of Assassins; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Alfred Pennyworth; Sensei; Barton McManus
Synopsis
Batman searches for a geologist who has been kidnapped by Sensei and the League of Assassins.
Reprints
Keywords
roller coasters

Indexer Notes

Story continues in next issue.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["With your memory destroyed, my secret's safe!"]
    Robin; Batgirl
  2. 1. Creatures of the Night!
    Batman
  3. 2. The Borrower
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. When the Inmates Run the Madhouse!
    Tales of Gotham City
  5. 4. The Mind Warp Mystery
    Robin; Batgirl
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batcave
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Computer Crisis
    The Atom
  9. 8. The Bogus Butlers
    Batman's Butler Alfred
  10. 9. Where Strike the Assassins
    Batman
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