Detective Comics #503 [Direct Sales]
(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
Inks:
Jim Starlin
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-413

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

Indexer Notes

Color 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 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

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

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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
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Batcave
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Peter Croome
  • Lou Mazzella
  • 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