Bumper Batcomic #18

Published
October 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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman; Black Canary) Cover, 1 page

"Presents Batman and Black Canary “You may have caught me, Masked Manhunter – but nothing can save your precious Alfred now!”"

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Black Canary
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo, line art

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #141 (May-June 1978)
Show/hide 1. Pay – or Die (Batman; Black Canary) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Black Canary
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-5056
Characters
Joker

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Jim Aparo, line art
Text
Jim Aparo, letterer
Editing
Paul Levitz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #141 (May-June 1978)
Show/hide 2. Bull's-Eye For Murder (Man-Bat; Jason Bard) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Man-Bat; Jason Bard
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2769

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
Michael Golden, line art
Text
Clem Robins, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #16 (February-March 1978)
Show/hide 3. Lightning Strikes Out (Black Lightning) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Black Lightning
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-6494

Credits

Writing
Marty Pasko, scripter
Art
Pat Broderick, penciller
 
Frank McLaughlin, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Paul Levitz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #490 (May 1980)
Show/hide 4. Does the Costume Make the Hero? (Robin) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-5372

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
Don Newton, penciller
 
Dan Adkins, inker
Text
Shelly Leferman, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #481 (December 1978-January 1979)
Show/hide 5. Batgirl's Last Case (Batgirl) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batgirl
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1596

Credits

Writing
Frank Robbins, scripter
Art
Don Heck, line art
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #424 (June 1972)
This version
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #8 (November-December 1976)
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #164 ([April 1973?])
 
Australia
Lois Lane Comic (KGM, 1975 series) #118 ([March 1977?])

Notes

Barbara Gordon elected US Congresswoman.

Show/hide 6. In the Beginning… (The Teen Titans) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Teen Titans
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-4930
Characters
Teen Titans [Robin; Wonder Girl; Kid Flash; Speedy; Aqualad; Guardian; Harlequin [Duela Dent]; Bumblebee]

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
Juan Ortiz, penciller
 
John Fuller, 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) #53 (February 1978)
In the Beginning ...

Notes

This is the untold origin of the Teen Titans, reprinted from the final issue of the US run of Teen Titans.

Show/hide 7. Hospitable Hostage (Batman's Butler, Alfred) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman's Butler, Alfred
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-5918
Characters
Alfred Pennywoth; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo)

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
George Tuska, penciller
 
Bob Smith, inker
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Paul Levitz, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #486 (October-November 1979)
The Hospitable Hostage!
Show/hide 8. The Aliens Among Us (Roy Raymond, TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond, TV Detective
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-6144
Characters
Hawkgirl (cameo)

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
Dave Hunt, line art
Text
Shelly Leferman, letterer
Editing
Paul Levitz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #487 (December 1979-January 1980)
Show/hide 9. The Galileo Solution (Unsolved Cases of the Batman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Unsolved Cases of the Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-5654

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, scripter
Art
John Calnan, penciller
 
Frank McLaughlin, inker
Text
Todd Klein, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #484 (June-July 1979)
Show/hide 10. Clayface (Batman's Bureau of Missing Villains) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman's Bureau of Missing Villains
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2629
Characters
Clayface 1 and 2

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #12 (July-August 1977)
Based on
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #40 (June 1940)
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #298 (December 1961)
Show/hide 11. Mr. Polka-Dot (Batman's Bureau of Missing Villains) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman's Bureau of Missing Villains
Genre
Superhero

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #15 (December-January 1978)
Based on
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #300 (February 1962)

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 1422

Entry created

  • 28/05/2004

Cover added

  • 09/05/2015

Index completed

  • 28/05/2004

Last updated

  • 16/09/2019