Bumper Batcomic #2

Published
October 1976
Page count
52
Cover price
0.30 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (2)
 
Planet Comics (2)

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Grasp of the Killer Cult (Batman; The Spectre) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; The Spectre
Genre
Superhero
Code
[B-2284]
Characters
Batman; The Spectre

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo, line art
 
Nick Cardy, line art
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #116 (December 1974-January 1975)
Grasp of the Killer Cult

Notes

This cover reprints only the main image from the cover of The Brave and the Bold #116.

Show/hide 1. Grasp of the Killer Cult (Batman; the Spectre) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; the Spectre
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-2087
Characters
Batman; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; James Gordon; Lola Lalanna; John T. Weaver; James Wilson

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Jim Aparo, line art
Text
Jim Aparo, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #116 (December 1974-January 1975)
Grasp of the Killer Cult
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The Spectre (DC, 2012 series) #1 ([April] 2012)
Grasp of the Killer Cult
 
United States
Showcase Presents The Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups (DC, 2007 series) #3 (2008)
Grasp of the Killer Cult

Synopsis

Bizarre murders are committed by seemingly upstanding citizens who are soon determined to be imposters. They turn out to be members of a World War II military construction crew possessed by the spirits of followers of the Far Eastern goddess Kali. It takes the power of the Spectre to prevent her resurrection.

Notes

This story is presented in three parts: Part 1 - Streets of Fear (6 pages); Part 2 - The Tooth of Kali (7 pages); Part 3 - Judgment of a Goddess (7 pages).

Show/hide 2. The Many Lives of the Spectre (Batman; the Spectre) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; the Spectre
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-2235
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Batman (one vignette)

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
Jim Aparo, line art
 
Nick Cardy, line art
 
Bernard Baily, line art
 
Murphy Anderson, line art
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #116 (December 1974-January 1975)
The Many Lives of the Spectre

Synopsis

Batman fills in the readers on the background of his co-star this issue, the Spectre.

Notes

Spectre artwork for this feature is taken from More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #53 [top tier (art only) from last page of Spectre story], Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #60 [cover illustration (art only)], Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #83 [cover illustrations (art only)], and Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #5 (November-December 1973) [from the cover, two of three vertical panels]. The Batman vignette is from an unidentified source.

Show/hide 3. Jack the Giants Killer Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Sports
Code
JS-7
Characters
Jack Barstow

Credits

Writing
Joe Simon, scripter
Art
Jerry Grandenetti, penciller
 
Creig Flessel, inker
Editing
Joe Simon, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Champion Sports (DC, 1973 series) #3 (February-March 1974)
Jack the Giants Killer

Notes

This story features Champion Sports Star: All Star Center: Jack Barstow (basketball).

Show/hide 4. The Great Handcuff King (The Adventures of Alfred) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Alfred
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1352

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #28 (April-May 1945)
The Great Handcuff King!
Also printed
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #1 (September-October 1975)
The Great Handcuff King!

Synopsis

Alfred decides to get a pair of handcuffs in order to practice putting them on felons, but when he practices on a fellow gentlemen's gentlemen, Alfred is shocked at the result.

Show/hide 5. The Cluemaster's Topsy-Turvy Crimes (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1368
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Cluemaster [Arthur Brown] (introduction, villain); Aunt Harriet Cooper

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Sid Greene, inker
Text
Joe Letterese , letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #351 (May 1966)
The Cluemaster's Topsy-Turvy Crimes!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #89 ([January 1967?])
The Cluemaster's Topsy-Turvy Crimes
 
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #2 (November-December 1975)
The Cluemaster's Topsy-Turvy Crimes!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Batman (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2007)
The Cluemaster's Topsy-Turvy Crimes!

Notes

This printing begins with "Batman Presents the villain of the Issue--The Cluemaster" and is probably sourced from the reprint in Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #2 (November-December 1975). This story is in two parts of 5.67 and 8 pages.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil Pollock

AusReprints ID

  • 1361

Entry created

  • 12/04/2004

Cover added

  • 14/04/2019

Index completed

  • 21/01/2008

Last updated

  • 14/04/2019