Detective Comics #506 [Direct]
(September 1981)

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Volume
45
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-05-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Dick Giordano (editor); Dave Manak (associate 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.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Who Dies for the Manikin? (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
C-670
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Manikin [Miranda]
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Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Who Dies for the Manikin? (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-7385
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Fire Marshal Halsey; Hamilton Hill; Arthur Reeves; Olivia Ortega; Alfred Pennyworth; Crystal; Kevin Clane [Kelvin Cline] (death); Manikin [Miranda] (intro, villain); Selina Kyle [Catwoman]; Hoston
Synopsis
Batman battles a living manikin who is committing murders in the fashion industry.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in next issue.

Manikin's murder victim is named Kevin Clane here, but in the next issue he is referred to Kelvin Cline.

The Robot Master (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Farewell, My Lovely (Table of Contents: 3)

Batgirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-7489
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]
Reprints

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

Batcave / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Dick Giordano
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-839

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Joshua Bilmes and "McIntosh" Mark Amundsen.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Who Dies for the Manikin?
    Batman
  2. 1. Who Dies for the Manikin?
    Batman
  3. 2. The Robot Master
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. Farewell, My Lovely
    Batgirl
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Batcave
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