Detective Comics #503 [Direct]
(June 1981)

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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 Starlin (signed)
Inks
Jim Starlin (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
C-413
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The 6 Days of the Scarecrow (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Lucius Fox; Commissioner James Gordon; Mayor Hamilton Hill (cameo); Councilman Arthur Reeves (newspaper photo); Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (villain); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Sharon (Commissioner Gordon's secretary); Selina Kyle [Catwoman] (image in clouds); Big Fredo; roller-skate bandits; Betty Lunden; Carl (works for Lunden Chemical)
Synopsis
Scarecrow has developed a new fear pheromone that makes anyone near Batman deathly afraid of him. Unable to work openly because of the fear he causes in others, he calls in Robin and Batgirl to track down Scarecrow.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Councilman Reeves previously appeared in Detective Comics #463-464 as City Commissioner Reeves who had a very anti-Batman stance. In this issue, it is announced he is running for mayor against current mayor Hamilton Hill with a promise to get rid of Batman whom he blames for the rise of violence in the city.

Gold Mine Rescue (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

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

Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz [as PL]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Dusty Leary, J. P. Kelly and Jeffrey Lowndes.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. The 6 Days of the Scarecrow
    Batman
  3. 2. Gold Mine Rescue
    Superman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Batcave
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
  • 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