Detective Comics #496 [Direct]
(November 1980)

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Volume
44
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
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.


Murder on the Mystery Ship! (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-433
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface [Basil Karlo]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (head shot)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Murder on the Mystery Ship! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 15.67 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6780
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface [Basil Karlo] (apparent death); Commissioner James Gordon; John Carlinger; Myrna Gentry; Nurse Jacobs (death); Rita Morgansen; Bill Motherwell; Stacy Darnell
Synopsis
When a horror film exposition takes place on a cruise ship in Gotham Harbor, Basil Karlo takes offense at not being invited, so he breaks out of Arkham and boards the ship to get revenge.
Reprints
Keywords
Arkham Asylum

Hawkman Makes a Safe Landing (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Hawkman; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batcave / letters page / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dept. of Oops

Indexer Notes

Information on the drop in size of the magazine and a letter of comment from Jeffrey Lowndes.

Stealer of Souls! (Table of Contents: 4)

Batgirl / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-6902
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Murder on the Mystery Ship!
    Batman
  2. 1. Murder on the Mystery Ship!
    Batman
  3. 2. Hawkman Makes a Safe Landing
    Hawkman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  4. 3. ["Dept. of Oops"]
    Batcave
  5. 4. Stealer of Souls!
    Batgirl
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