Bumper Batcomic #16

Published
April 1980
Page count
100
Cover price
0.90 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Murray Comics (Red)
 
Murray Comics (Red)

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman; Deadman; Sgt. Rock) Cover, 1 page

"Batman dies--unless we can save his statue, Rock!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Deadman; Sgt. Rock
Genre
Superhero
Code
C-617
Characters
Batman; Deadman; Sgt. Rock

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Paul Levitz, original editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #8 ([February] 1978)
No title recorded
 (The Brave and the Bold Special)
Show/hide 1. Hell Is For Heroes Part 2: Enter... The Cloven Part 3: Rendezvous in Devilsmoor Part 4: Legend in Bronze (Batman; Deadman; Sgt. Rock) Comic story, 34 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Deadman; Sgt. Rock
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-4963
Characters
Batman; Deadman; Sgt. Rock; Commissionner Gordon; Lucifer; Bulldozer; Vashnu; Sherlock Holmes; Alfred Pennyworth; Edward Dirkes (introduction); Rama Kushna

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Ric Estrada, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Paul Levitz, original editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #8 ([February] 1978)
Hell Is for Heroes
Show/hide 2. Titans East! Titans West! And Never (?) the Titans Will Meet (The Teen Titans) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Teen Titans
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-4814
Characters
Teen Titans [Robin; Wonder Girl; Kid Flash; Speedy; Aqualad; Guardian; Harlequin; Bumblebee; Lilith; Hawk; Dove; Bat-Girl; Beast Boy; Golden Eagle; Gnarrk]

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
Don Heck, penciller
 
Frank Chiaramonte, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Jack C. Harris, original editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen Titans (DC, 1976 series) #51 (November 1977)
Titans East! Titans West! and Never (?) the Teens Shall Meet!
Also printed
United States
The Teen Titan Archives (DC, 2003 series) #1 ([August] 2003)
[Cover - Teen Titans #1]; The Beast-God Of Xochatan!

Synopsis

Titans West rescue more calamity victims.

Notes

This story reprints the formation of Teen Titans West, although the heroes first appeared together in the Titans story. Lilith forms Titans West with Gnarrk, Beast Boy, Hawk, Dove, Bat-Girl and Goden Eagle. Aqualad resigns.

Show/hide 3. To Call A Deadman (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-521
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown; Deadman; Johnny Double

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, scripter [credited]
Art
George Tuska, line art [credited] (pages 1-16)
 
Neal Adams, line art [credited] (Deadman, pages 1, 17-23)
Text
Milt Snapinn , letterer
 
John Costanza, letterer (pages 17-23)
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #74 (June-July 1970)
To Call a Deadman
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #230 (May 1975)
To Call a Deadman

Synopsis

Deadman narrates the story. Dr. McJames steals the Ruby of Khafir and gives it to a hunchback, Nodo, in an old tower. Johnny Double, PI, breaks in and arrests McJames - then consults the Challengers. Corinna hypnotizes McJames and learns he was forced to steal from the museum when his daughter's spirit was captured by Seth Gross, a vengeful ghost. When the Challs fail to stop the ghost Deadman takes over finding out that Gross is only a petty magician who uses astral-projection. Deadman possesses Gross's body and rescues the girl's spirit.

Notes

First page has text "Copyright National Periodical publications, inc, 1970. Across 23 pages, but page 7 is 2/3 of a page and page 16 is 1/2 of a page. Neal Adams drew the Deadman figure on page one and pages 17-23. The remainder was drawn by George Tuska.

Show/hide 4. Puzzle Activity, 0.5 pages

"--can you help Superman and Batman find the right paths so they can save their Super-Sons?"

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman and Batman

Synopsis

Maze -- guide Superman and Batman to their Super-Sons.

Show/hide 5. Cinemattack (Man-Bat) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Man-Bat
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2651
Characters
Man-Bat; Ambrose Robertson; Francine Langstrom

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
Howard Chaykin, penciller
 
Joe Rubinstein, inker
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #14 (October 1977)
Cinemattack!
Show/hide 6. Squeeze-Play (Batgirl) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batgirl
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-770
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; James Gordon; Bruce Wayne; Vazly; Wanda

Credits

Writing
Frank Robbins, scripter
Art
Don Heck, line art
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #413 (July 1971)
Squeeze-Play!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #161 ([January 1973?])
Squeeze-Play
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Batgirl (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
Squeeze-Play!

Notes

This story is followed by two pages of ads (pp 91-92).

Show/hide 7. In The Soup (The Adventures of Alfred) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Alfred
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Alfred Pennyworth; Chumley (a dog); un-named criminal gang (villains)

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron , scripter
 
Joe Samachson , scripter
Art
Jerry Robinson, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited as F. W. Ellsworth]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #32 (December 1945-January 1946)
In the Soup!
Also printed
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #6 (July-August 1976)
In the Soup!
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #35 ([January 1977?])
In the Soup

Synopsis

At the request of one of Bruce Wayne's friends, Alfred is loaned out...to walk the lady's dog of all things. However, while doing this menial chore, the brave butler stumbles upon a case that will test his detective abilities...a case involving giant turtles.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Craig Guerin
  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 1259

Entry created

  • 29/01/2004

Cover added

  • 29/01/2004

Index completed

  • 26/01/2008

Last updated

  • 15/09/2019