Detective Comics #495 [Direct]
(October 1980)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
44
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
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

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
C-429
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Sterling Silversmith; Robin [Dick Grayson] (head shot); Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (head shot); Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce] (head shot)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Murder in Quicksilver (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
J-6637
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Crime Doctor [Dr. Bradford Thorne] (villain); Sterling Silversmith; Frenchy; Elmo Kraft (death)
Synopsis
Having discovered that Batman is Bruce Wayne, and knowing that Batman knows his true identity as well, the Crime Doctor attempts to flee Gotham. But he is kidnapped by Sterling Silversmith who tortures him in order to learn Batman's identity.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from previous issue. Sterling Silversmith previously appeared in Detective Comics #446.

Volume 80 Issue 22 - October, 1980 (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Daily Planet Extra / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1.83 pages (report information)

#65 Vince Colletta (Table of Contents: 3)

DC Profiles / text article / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Planet Puzzle / activity / 0.66 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

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

Hembeck / comic story / 0.17 page (report information)

Script
Fred Hembeck
Pencils
Fred Hembeck
Inks
Fred Hembeck
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Krypto

She's No Angel (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Hawkman; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Into the Fire! (Table of Contents: 7)

Tales of Gotham City / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6788
Genre
drama
Reprints

Batman Then & Now (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Bob Kane; Jim Aparo; Sheldon Moldoff; Carmine Infantino; Neal Adams
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-590
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Joker; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Text article on Batman with various small cover images.

Bossman's Bane! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batgirl / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6799
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Commissioner James Gordon
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Batcave / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-590

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Kent A. Phenis, Vince Santore and Greg W. Myers.

Animals (Table of Contents: 11)

Black Lightning / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
Gerald Forton
Inks
Gerald Forton
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
Albert De Guzman

Job Number
J-6806
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Lynn Stewart; Jimmy Olsen; Inspector William Henderson; "Ice" (introduction, villain); Duke Street Kings (introduction, villains)
Synopsis
During the Suicide Slum Olympics, "Ice" and his Duke Street Kings gang take hostages for a $1 million ransom. Black Lightning saves the hostages and keeps the gang members from being shot by the police.
Reprints
Keywords
Suicide Slum

The Gotham Connection (Table of Contents: 12)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Robin solo stories move to Batman (DC, 1940 series) with issue #337 (July 1981).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Murder in Quicksilver
    Batman
  3. 2. Volume 80 Issue 22 - October, 1980
    Daily Planet Extra
  4. 3. #65 Vince Colletta
    DC Profiles
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Planet Puzzle
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Hembeck
  7. 6. She's No Angel
    Hawkman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  8. 7. Into the Fire!
    Tales of Gotham City
  9. 8. Batman Then & Now
    Batman
  10. 9. Bossman's Bane!
    Batgirl
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Batcave
  12. 11. Animals
    Black Lightning
  13. 12. The Gotham Connection
    Robin
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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