Detective Comics #497 [Direct Sales Variant]
(December 1980)

DC, 1937 Series
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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:
Paul Levitz
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

[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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color 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 / 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
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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
  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
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  • 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