Bumper Batcomic #5

Published
July 1977
Page count
100
Cover price
0.50 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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Doomsday Express (Batman, Metal Men) Cover, 1 page

"Presents Batman and Metal Men "Where's Batman?" "I'm sure he's safe. Jump!" The Doomsday Express"

Featuring

Feature
Batman, Metal Men
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo, line art

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #121 (September 1975)
Show/hide 1. The Doomsday Express (Batman and the Metal Men) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and the Metal Men
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Jim Aparo, line art
Text
Jim Aparo, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #121 (September 1975)
Show/hide 2. Scream of the Gargoyle (Man-Bat) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Man-Bat
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Marty Pasko, scripter
Art
Pablo Marcos, line art
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor
 
Bob Rozakis, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #459 (May 1976)
Show/hide 3. [This Is the Story of Wildcat] (Wildcat) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wildcat
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Irwin Hasen, line art
Editing
Sheldon Mayer, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Sensation Comics (DC, 1942 series) #1 (January 1942)
 (Untitled)
This version
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #3 (July-August 1973)
Also printed
United States
Famous First Edition (DC, 1974 series) #C-30 (1974)
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Sensation Comics No. 1 (DC, 2000 series) (October 2000)
 
United States
The Greatest Golden Age Stories Ever Told (DC, 1990 series) (1990)

Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Wildcat.

Show/hide 4. The Track of the Hook (Batman and Deadman) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Deadman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Neal Adams, line art
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #79 (August-September 1968)
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents The Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)

Notes

Reprints the first Neal Adams work on Batman.

Show/hide 5. Untitled Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Dick Sprang, line art [credited as Bob Kane]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #2 (November-December 1975)

Notes

Pin-Up of Batman, Robin, Bat-Mite, Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, Batwoman, Bat-Girl.

Show/hide 6. The Three Racketeers (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Bob Kane, penciller
 
Jerry Robinson, inker
 
George Roussos, backgrounds
Text
Ira Schnapp , letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited as F. W. Ellsworth]
 
Murray Boltinoff, Assistant Editor [attributed]
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor [attributed]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #61 (March 1942)
The Three Racketeers!
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #258 (September-October 1974)
The Three Racketeers!

Synopsis

Three former racketeers sit about a table playing cards in prison discussing how the Batman and Robin brought their dreams of easy wealth to a disastrous end.

Notes

The splash panel has a sign on a building that reads "Jack Miller", one of the writers for DC on Batman and other features. The splash page nearly replicates the cover. Background credit by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 7. The Amazing Dr. Double X (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Charles Paris, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #261 (November 1958)
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #261 (November 1958)
The Amazing Dr. Double X!
This version
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #7 (September-October 1976)
Also printed
Australia
Batman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #106 ([March 1959?])
Show/hide 8. The Cape and Cowl Deathtrap (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Elliot Maggin, scripter
Art
Walt Simonson, line art
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #450 (August 1975)
Also printed
United States
The Art of Walter Simonson (DC, 1989 series) #1 ([June] 1989)

Notes

This story was used as a springboard for an episode of Batman: The Animated Series television cartoon


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil A Hansen
  • Neil Pollock

AusReprints ID

  • 150

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 19/12/2004

Index completed

  • 24/01/2008

Last updated

  • 20/08/2019