Detective Comics #502 [Direct]
(May 1981)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
45
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

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
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
C-562
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Lucius Fox
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Who Shot Mlle. Marie? (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-6991
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Lucius Fox; Julia Remarque; Jacques Remarque; Inspector Dupre [Roget]; Mlle. Marie (flashback)
Synopsis
Batman, Alfred, and Lucius are held captive by a former French resistance group who want to avenge their former leader Mlle. Marie by holding a trial for the man whom they believe killed her: Alfred Pennyworth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Julia Remarque revealed as the daughter of Alfred and Mlle. Marie (Mlle. Marie is a character from Star-Spangled War Stories comic).

Story continues from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #501.

An Arrow in Time (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

To Live a Nightmare! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batgirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-7245
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Commissioner James Gordon; Tracy Dover; Bob Barton; Dr. Voodoo (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Voodoo kidnaps Tracy to lure Batgirl into a trap.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #501.

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

Batcave / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz (answered letters)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Mike Sopp and Andrew Laubacher.

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average # copies per issue sold, previous year - 64,635.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Who Shot Mlle. Marie?
    Batman
  3. 2. An Arrow in Time
    Green Arrow; Hostess Fruit Pies
  4. 3. To Live a Nightmare!
    Batgirl
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Batcave
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
  • 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