(June 1980)

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Volume
44
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1980-03-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893046506
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 #177. Issue number and publication date mistakenly listed as 492 and July in indicia, but correct on cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Job Number
C-339
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Saga of Johnny West (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Johnny West; Acme Western Boots / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Riddle of the Golden Fleece (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Job Number
J-6485
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Professor Price; Medea (Maxie's daughter); Maxie Zeus (villain); Bernard O'Hara (villain); Fred Britt (villain; death)
Synopsis
Maxie Zeus tries to steal a gold cloth as a gift for his daughter.
Reprints

Fragrance of Death! (Table of Contents: 3)

Tales of Gotham City / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-6546
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jason Bard [also as Griffin]; Rose Bard (first appearance, flashback, death); Scratch (first appearance, flashback, death); Mark Kelson (first appearance, villain, flashback); Mr. Bard [as Doug Parker] (first appearance, villain, flashback, death)
Synopsis
Jason tells an old caretaker of how he found his mother's killer... who just happened to be his father.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A spin-off character from Batgirl's strip, Jason Bard is the featured character in this Tales of Gotham City. Note Jason Bard is a guest star in the Slam Bradley strip in Detective Comics #500.

A Flash in the Dam (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Flash; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Target of the Death-Dealer (Table of Contents: 5)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-6541
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jennifer Anne; Kenny; Doris Dexter; Ben Dexter; Mr. Washington
Synopsis
Robin captures a gambler who's trying to blackmail a basketball player.
Reprints

Special Bonus Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-6533
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Short-Circuit (Table of Contents: 7)

Black Lightning / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Job Number
C-284
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Lincoln Trask; Leon (villain); Jacques Cravin (villain); Mama Mambu
Synopsis
Black Lightning saves Lincoln Trask and himself from the burning building and manages to stop Jacques Cravin from escaping. During the battle Lightning discovers that his powers no longer work. Jacques confesses that he tried to burn Lightning's body in the fire in able to trick the mob into thinking that it was he who perished in the fire so they would stop coming after him.

Indexer Notes

Created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Batcave / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-511

Indexer Notes

Batman logo in masthead. Letters from readers - Henry J. Kujawa, Scott Gibson, Phil Schweier and Mark Ryan - and responses from Paul Levitz.

The Assassination of Batgirl! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batgirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6536
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Commissioner James Gordon; James Stein; Richard Bender (first appearance); Robert Barton (first appearance); General Scarr (villain); Cormorant (villain)
Synopsis
The mob hires an assassin to kill Batgirl.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in next issue's Batman story, and concludes in next issue's Batgirl story.

Street Ball (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batgirl; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Saga of Johnny West
    Johnny West; Acme Western Boots
  3. 2. The Riddle of the Golden Fleece
    Batman
  4. 3. Fragrance of Death!
    Tales of Gotham City
  5. 4. A Flash in the Dam
    The Flash; Hostess Twinkies
  6. 5. The Target of the Death-Dealer
    Robin
  7. 6. Special Bonus Pin-Up
    Batman
  8. 7. Short-Circuit
    Black Lightning
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Batcave
  10. 9. The Assassination of Batgirl!
    Batgirl
  11. 10. Street Ball
    Spalding
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