Detective Comics #540 [Direct]
(July 1984)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.30 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1984-04-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Len Wein
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

Fear Is the Key! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Something Scary (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
G-1200
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (villain); Harvey Bullock
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #373.

In Cold Type! (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Arrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joey Cavalieri
Pencils
Shawn McManus
Inks
Sal Trapani
Colors
Shelley Eiber
Letters
Bob Lappan

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Printer's Devil

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

Detective Comments / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-1676

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Chuck Sholea, Jeffrey Lowndes, Christopher Melchert, David Sheedy, S. Kenneth Kawano, Aisha Cruz and T. M. Maple.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fear Is the Key!
    Batman
  2. 1. Something Scary
    Batman
  3. 2. In Cold Type!
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comments
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