Batman #342 [Direct]
(December 1981)

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Volume
42
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1981-08-18
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.
This issue has variants:

Man-Bat Is Back! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Denys Cowan (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
C-682
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Requiem for a Hero (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-7551
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]; Doctor Terrence Thirteen [The Ghost Breaker]; Commissioner James Gordon; Miss Crum; Lucius Fox; Boss Rupert Thorne; Hugo Strange (ghost); Francine Langstrom; Rebecca Langstrom; Alfred Pennyworth; Poison Ivy (flashback); Hamilton Hill (photo, identified as Harrison Hill)
Synopsis
Batman rescues Dr. Thirteen from Man-Bat's attack in the Batcave, but Man-Bat escapes. After learning from Francine Langstrom that Kirk has changed after taking the wrong dosage of Man-Bat serum, Batman returns to the caves near Wayne Manor to try the help Kirk, who in his delirium believes that his daughter is dead and that Batman is responsible.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Batman #341.

Burn, Robin, Burn (Table of Contents: 2)

Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Trevor Von Eeden
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-7719
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sharkey; Deanna (the coven's female captive)
Synopsis
Robin must save a young woman and himself from Sharkey's coven that wants to sacrifice both of them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Batman #341.

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

Bat Signals / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-896

Indexer Notes

Snyder credit per Gary Usher's Robin Snyder Comic Book List; previous indexer credited Dick Giordano. Letters of comment from Christopher R. Sullivan, Tim Wahowske, John Hebert, Charles D. Brown and Matt Kurtz.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Man-Bat Is Back!
    Batman
  2. 1. Requiem for a Hero
    Batman
  3. 2. Burn, Robin, Burn
    Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bat Signals
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