([June-July] 1974)

DC, 1974 Series
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Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
72
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1974-03-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Tabloid
Paper Stock:
Cardboard covers; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #104.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carmine Infantino
Letters:
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
In the year 1937, an innovation occured in the fields of comic magazines

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

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman
Reprints:

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

Crime Never Pays / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Bullets betray no less than fingerprints
Reprints:

The Case of the Chemical Syndicate (Table of Contents: 4)

The Bat-Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Kane
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bat-Man (later called Batman); Commissioner James Gordon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the first unedited and uncensored reprint of this story. Previous reprint editions featured a redrawn, re-lettered and censored version which omitted the bloody knife in the victim's back on page 2, panel 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Tenderfoot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Biro ?
Pencils:
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks:
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Good-night boys - now don't forget your good deeds!
Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last 0.25 of this page is a 6-panel advertisement for Rosati accordions.

The Killers of Kurdistan (Table of Contents: 6)

Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders
Reprints:

Bullet Bluff (Table of Contents: 7)

Buck Marshall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Homer Fleming
Pencils:
Homer Fleming
Inks:
Homer Fleming
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buck Marshall
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
A dinner is thrown into pandemonium when…
Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan
Reprints:

[Murder on the Oceanic Line docks] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Chambers
Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing
Reprints:

Death on the Airwaves (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Paul Dean]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

Genre:
detective-mystery
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Bruce Nelson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hickey
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Boy! New Orleans at Mardi Gras time.
Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce Nelson
Reprints:

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

The Mysterious Doctor Fu Manchu! / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sax Rohmer (original novel); Leo O'Mealia (adaptation)
Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
You would be a dead man now if it were not for your friend in China,…
Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Doctor Fu Manchu
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Flatfoot Flannigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Paul Gustavson
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Calling all cars -- calling all cars -- bank robbery on Main and Center Streets…
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Flatfoot Flannigan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, Paul Gustavson's son.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sven Elven
Pencils:
Sven Elven
Inks:
Sven Elven
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Cosmo is called to immigration headquarters.
Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cosmo
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Plain Clothes Pete / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Russel Cole [as Alger]
Pencils:
Russel Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russel Cole [as Alger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Pete, Louis the Louse is operatin' 'round here again!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Plain Clothes Pete
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Out joy-riding, to relax from the tension of manhunting…
Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. ["In the year 1937, an innovation occured in the fields of comic magazines"]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  4. 3. ["Bullets betray no less than fingerprints"]
    Crime Never Pays
  5. 4. The Case of the Chemical Syndicate
    The Bat-Man
  6. 5. ["Good-night boys - now don't forget your good deeds!"]
    Tenderfoot
  7. 6. The Killers of Kurdistan
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  8. 7. Bullet Bluff
    Buck Marshall
  9. 8. ["A dinner is thrown into pandemonium when…"]
    Spy
  10. 9. [Murder on the Oceanic Line docks]
    The Crimson Avenger
  11. 10. Death on the Airwaves
  12. 11. ["Boy! New Orleans at Mardi Gras time."]
    Bruce Nelson
  13. 12. ["You would be a dead man now if it were not for your friend in China,…"]
    The Mysterious Doctor Fu Manchu!
  14. 13. ["Calling all cars -- calling all cars -- bank robbery on Main and Center Streets…"]
    Flatfoot Flannigan
  15. 14. ["Cosmo is called to immigration headquarters."]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  16. 15. ["Pete, Louis the Louse is operatin' 'round here again!"]
    Plain Clothes Pete
  17. 16. ["Out joy-riding, to relax from the tension of manhunting…"]
    Slam Bradley
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Batman
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