Bumper Batcomic #15

Published
January 1980
Page count
100
Cover price
0.80 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Murray Publishers
 
Murray Publishers

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Requiem for a Top Cop! (Batman; Hawkman) Cover, 1 page

"Stand back heroes--I have come from the stars to punish Gordon for his crime--murder!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Hawkman
Genre
Superhero
Code
C-605
Characters
Batman; Hawkman; James Gordon

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo, line art [signed as JA]
Colours
Tatjana Wood, colourist
Text
Joe Letterese , letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Editor
 
Vince Colletta, original Art Director

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #139 (January-February 1978)
Requiem for a Top Cop!
Show/hide 1. Requiem for a Top Cop! (Batman; Hawkman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Hawkman
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-4928
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; James Gordon; Orson Delacorte; Vorgan; Lan (flashback)

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter [credited] (writer)
Art
Jim Aparo, line art [credited]
Text
Jim Aparo, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Editor [credited]
 
Vince Colletta, original Art Director

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #139 (January-February 1978)
Requiem for a Top Cop!

Synopsis

Batman attempts to protect Commissioner Gordon from a hitman who Hawkman reveals to be an interstellar bounty hunter trying to punish Gordon for a mysterious past crime.

Show/hide 2. The Coast-to-Coast Calamities! (Teen Titans) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Teen Titans
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2661
Characters
Teen Titans [Robin [Dick Grayson]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Guardian [Mal Duncan]; Bumblebee [Karen Beecher]; Aqualad [Garth]; Harlequin [Duela Dent]; Bat-Girl [Bette Kane]; Hawk [Hank Hall]; Dove [Don Hall]; Golden Eagle [Charley Parker]; Beast Boy [Garfield Logan]; Lilith]; Captain Calamity

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter [credited] (National narrator)
Art
Don Heck, penciller [credited] (Interstate artist)
 
Joe Giella, inker [credited] (Interstate artist)
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer [credited as Milton Snapinn] (Transcontinental letter)
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen Titans (DC, 1976 series) #50 (October 1977)
The Coast-to-Coast Calamities!

Synopsis

On the East Coast the Titans stop a runaway train and run into Captain Calamity while on the west coast a floating aircraft carrier brings several costumed heroes running, and they meet after saving the carrier.

Show/hide 3. The Crack in the World Conspiracy (Kobra) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kobra
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-4411

Credits

Writing
Marty Pasko, scripter [as Martin Pasko]
Art
Michael Netzer, penciller [as Mike Nasser]
 
Joe Rubinstein, inker [as Joe Rubenstein]
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Story Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Kobra (DC, 1976 series) #6 (January-February 1977)
The Crack in the World Conspiracy
Show/hide 4. The Outsider (Batman's Bureau of Found Villains) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman's Bureau of Found Villains
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2679
Characters
The Outsider [Alfred Pennyworth]; Brandon Crawford; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art (various)
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #13 (September 1977)
The Outsider

Notes

Composed of panels taken from various earlier Batman stories.

Show/hide 5. Old Super-Heroines Never Die--They Just Fade Away! (Batgirl and Robin) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batgirl and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2634
Characters
Batgirl; Batwoman; Robin; Kid Flash; Mr. Brain; Dr. Brawn; Professor Nu; Lori Elton

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
Don Heck, penciller
 
Bob Wiacek, inker
Text
Ben Oda, 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)
Old Super-Heroines Never Die--They Just Fade Away!
Show/hide 6. Conversational Clue! (The Adventures of Alfred) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Alfred
Genre
Detective-mystery
Code
N-933
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; Professor Dyke (villain, introduction); Butch (villain)

Credits

Writing
Mort Weisinger, 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) #22 (April-May 1944)
Conversational Clue!
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #257 (July-August 1974)
Conversational Clue!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #116 ([January 1975?])
Conversational Clue

Synopsis

Overhearing an accidential conversation in the library, Alfred decides to follow it up and it leads him into a life and death situation for him unless he can put the practices into play that he has learned from Batman.

Notes

This feature reprints the first Alfred solo story.

Show/hide 7. A Vow from the Grave! (Batman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-601
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Kano Wiggins; Charley Bones; Flippy; Maud; Goliath

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, original scripter (story by)
Art
Neal Adams, original penciller
 
Dick Giordano, original inker
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #410 (April 1971)
A Vow from the Grave!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #92 ([December 1972?])
A Vow from the Grave
 
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-59 (1978)
A Vow from the Grave!
 
United States
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (DC, 2003 series) #2 ([July] 2004)
A Vow From the Grave!

Synopsis

Batman captures Kano Wiggins and also helps solve the murder of a circus side-show performer.

Show/hide 8. Get into Action [Murray Publishers] Advertisement, 1 page

"Get into action with… Supergirl-Superman-Superboy. Look for them at your newsagent now!"

Details

Printed
1979
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Get into Action [Murray Publishers]

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Anthony Revill

AusReprints ID

  • 154

Entry created

  • 21/11/2003

Cover added

  • 09/05/2015

Index completed

  • 26/01/2008

Last updated

  • 01/02/2020