Detective Comics #543 [Direct]
(October 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
1984-07-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Len Wein (editor); Tom Condon (managing 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan [as G.C.] (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano [as D.G.] (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the battle of the century! Nocturna vs. Batman ...and the prize is Robin!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Nocturna [Natalia Knight]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Shadows of Vengeance (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
G-1425
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Alfred Pennyworth; Julia Remarque; Vicki Vale; Commissioner James Gordon; Harvey Bullock; Hamilton Hill; Lucius Fox; Nocturna [Natalia Knight]; Nightshade [Sturges Hellstrom] (death); Night-Thief [Anton Knight; becomes Night-Slayer]; Schreck; Lee
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #376; continues in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #377.

Nocturna becomes a continuing supporting character and her relationship with the Batman becomes a continuing sub-plot at this point. Night-Thief murders his rival for Nocturna's love, thus becoming Night-Slayer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Meanwhile... / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

It's No Fair! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Joey Cavalieri
Pencils
Shawn McManus
Inks
Shawn McManus
Colors
Jeanine Casey
Letters
Bob Lappan

Job Number
G-1475
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Printer's Devil (villain); Pinball Wizard (villain); Bad Penny (villain)

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

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

Script
Bob Greenberger
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-1737

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Brian Linnen, Susand M. Murrie, Michael Wallis, Fred Grandinetti, Eric Jones, Delmo Waters, Wallace Lee Hopkins, David J. Kenney, Eric James Baich, Robert Pierce, Joe Atura, Jeffrey Lowndes and Jef Peckham.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It's the battle of the century! Nocturna vs. Batman ...and the prize is Robin!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. Shadows of Vengeance
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
  4. 3. It's No Fair!
    Green Arrow
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comments
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