DC Special Series #27 - Batman vs. The Incredible Hulk [Direct]
(Fall 1981)

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Volume
5
Price
2.50 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
four times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC and Marvel Present
Editing
Dick Giordano (editor); Dave Manak (associate editor); Al Milgrom (consulting editor); Jim Shooter (consulting editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S. (1-17, 20-22); Digest (18, 19, 23, 24); Tabloid (25-27)
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched (1-17, 20-22, 25-27); Squarebound (18, 19, 23, 24)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Full indicia:

BATMAN VS. THE INCREDIBLE HULK, Fall, 1981 (DC SPECIAL SERIES, Vol. 5, No. 27,) published four times a year by DC COMICS INC, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10019 Copyright © 1981 by DC Comics Inc. and the Marvel Comics Group, a division of Cadence Industries Corporation. All Rights Reserved. The stories, characters and incidents mentioned in this magazine are entirely fictional. No actual persons, living or dead, are intended or should be inferred. Batman, Bruce Wayne, Commissioner Gordon, Alfred, The Joker, Killer Moth, Two-Face and the Scarecrow, and the visual depictions thereof are trademarks of DC Comics Inc. Incredible Hulk, Bruce Banner, Shaper of Worlds, Abomination, the Leader, the Rhino, General Thunderbolt Ross, "Doc" Samson, and Rick Jones, and the visual depictions thereof are trademarks of Marvel Comics Group, a division of Cadence Industries Corporation. Printed in the U.S.A.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman; Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
José Luis García-López (signed)
Inks
José Luis García-López (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-755
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; The Joker
Reprints

The Origin of Batman (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

The Origin of the Incredible Hulk (Table of Contents: 2)

Hulk / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

The Monster and the Madman (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman; Hulk / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; The Joker; Shaper of Worlds
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"The Monster and the Madman" is the title of the complete-issue story. It is divided into a prologue, 5 chapters, and an epilogue.

Prologue (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman; Hulk / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Joker (villain); Harvey Maxwell (civilian); Bobbie (civilian); Joker's gangband: [Kennie (Death); Orville; Elmo]
Reprints

Chapter One: When Wakes the Behemoth...! (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman; Hulk / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; The Joker; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker's gangband
Reprints

Chapter Two: When Dreams Won't Come! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman; Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Joker; Shaper of Worlds; Joker's gangband [Orville; Elmo]
Reprints

Chapter Three: When the Sea Churns Green...! (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman; Hulk / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jackson (scientist); Alfred Pennyworth; Stogie (crook); Sydney (crook); Arnie (civilian); Colonel Orville Baker (impostor); Commissioner James Gordon; General "Thunderbolt" Ross; Doc Samson
Reprints

Chapter Four: When the Shaper Commands...! (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman; Hulk / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Joker; Colonel Orville Baker (impostor); Shaper of Worlds; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Morty (crook)
Reprints

Chapter Five: When Madness Reigns...! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman; Hulk / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shaper of Worlds; The Joker; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Leader [Samuel Sterns] (Apparition); Abomination [Emil Blonsky] (Apparition); Rhino [Aleksei Sytsevich] (Apparition); Two-Face (Apparition); Scarecrow [Johnathon Crane] (Apparition); Killer Moth (Apparition)
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Epilogue (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman; Hulk / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Joker; Commissioner James Gordon; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Bruce Banner
Reprints

Evolution of a Cover (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Giordano; Al Milgrom
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
José Luis García-López
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman; Hulk / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
José Luis García-López (signed)
Inks
José Luis García-López (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Mighty Man-Brute and the Masked Manhunter...
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Hulk
  2. 1. The Origin of Batman
    Batman
  3. 2. The Origin of the Incredible Hulk
    Hulk
  4. 3. The Monster and the Madman
    Batman; Hulk
  5. 4. Prologue
    Batman; Hulk
  6. 5. Chapter One: When Wakes the Behemoth...!
    Batman; Hulk
  7. 6. Chapter Two: When Dreams Won't Come!
    Batman; Hulk
  8. 7. Chapter Three: When the Sea Churns Green...!
    Batman; Hulk
  9. 8. Chapter Four: When the Shaper Commands...!
    Batman; Hulk
  10. 9. Chapter Five: When Madness Reigns...!
    Batman; Hulk
  11. 10. Epilogue
    Batman; Hulk
  12. 11. Evolution of a Cover
  13. 12. ["The Mighty Man-Brute and the Masked Manhunter..."]
    Batman; Hulk
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