Detective Comics #497 [Direct]
(December 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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batgirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
C-454
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Bad Night in Baja (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6847 ?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Waldo Pepper (hotel owner); Ernie Edwards (thug); Sloan (FBI agent); Witt (FBI agent); The Squid [Clement Carp] (villain); Squid's men; Marie Schneider (newlywed); David (Marie's husband); Mr. Halston
Synopsis
Batman travels to Baja Mexico to retrieve stolen US missile launch codes from The Squid who is planning to sell them to the highest bidder. Batman escapes with the documents but is badly wounded and hides out in a seedy hotel with the Squid and his men in pursuit.
Reprints
Keywords
Baja; California; Mexico

Indexer Notes

Parody of the Spirit strip, dedicated to Will Eisner.

Superman Saves the Weather Satellites! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Superman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Barbara Gordon... Murderess! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batgirl / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6945
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]
Reprints

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

Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-635

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Tom Hunter, Neil Ahlquist and Gary Thomson.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batgirl
  2. 1. Bad Night in Baja
    Batman
  3. 2. Superman Saves the Weather Satellites!
    Superman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. Barbara Gordon... Murderess!
    Batgirl
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Batcave
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jim Stangas
  • John Monagle
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
  • Carl Gafford
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Bowen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner