(August 1980)

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Volume
44
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1980-05-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893046508
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #179.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Human Target; Red Tornado; Batgirl; Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-394
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Red Tornado; Human Target [Christopher Chance]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Riddles in the Dark (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain); Swashbuckler [Michael Carter]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders] (flashback); Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; J. R. Noone
Synopsis
The Riddler escapes and flees Gotham to go to Houston. Batman follows and teams up with a new hero, Swashbuckler, to stop the Riddler.
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Indexer Notes

Swashbuckler says The Vigilante is his uncle.

The Face of Humanity! (Table of Contents: 2)

Tales of Gotham City / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
José Delbo
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-6699
Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Tornado
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Actually a Red Tornado strip. Red Tornado feature continues in World's Finest Comics.

The Bobsled Run (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Green Lantern; Hostess Twinkies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

The Man in Black Wears Green! (Table of Contents: 4)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6609
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jennifer Anne; Kenny; Doris Dexter; Lucius Fox; Mr. Lloyd; Mr. Myers (the man in black)
Synopsis
Robin is determined to uncover the identity of the mysterious man in black who has been following Dick around campus.
Reprints

The 18-Wheel War Contract! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Human Target / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-6736
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Target [Christopher Chance]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Note: guest stars with Slam Bradley in #500.

Flames of Fear! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batgirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
José Delbo
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-6607
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; James Stein; Robert "Bob" Barton; Richard Bender; Jim Dover (father); Tracy Dover (young girl)
Synopsis
Batgirl must rescue a little girl from a building fire.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tracy Dover and her father are identified by name in Detective Comics #494, although the father's first name is not revealed until Detective Comics #496.

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

The Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-549

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Kevin J. Dooley and Mike Sopp.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Target; Red Tornado; Batgirl; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Riddles in the Dark
    Batman
  3. 2. The Face of Humanity!
    Tales of Gotham City
  4. 3. The Bobsled Run
    Green Lantern; Hostess Twinkies
  5. 4. The Man in Black Wears Green!
    Robin
  6. 5. The 18-Wheel War Contract!
    The Human Target
  7. 6. Flames of Fear!
    Batgirl
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Batcave
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