Batman and Robin #12

Published
September 1978
Page count
36
Cover price
0.40 AUD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comic All Color
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/579467

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman) Cover, 1 page

"I've trapped you in Batman's body, Superman--so when I kill him--you die!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2710
Characters
Superman, Lex Luthor

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #293 (November 1977)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. The Testimony of Luthor! (The Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2627

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter [as David V. Reed]
Art
John Calnan, penciller
 
Tex Blaisdell, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #293 (November 1977)
[Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?:] The Testimony of Luthor!
Also printed
United States
Batman: The Strange Deaths of Batman (DC, 2009 series) ([January] 2009)
[Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?:] The Testimony of Luthor!

Synopsis

Lex Luthor's claim to have killed the Batman is refuted by surprise witness Superman, who convinces the jury that Luthor did not kill Batman, as he thought.

Show/hide 2. Testimony of The Joker (The Batman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2652

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter [as David V. Reed]
Art
John Calnan, penciller
 
Tex Blaisdell, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #294 (December 1977)
[Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?:] The Testimony of the Joker!
Also printed
United States
Batman: The Strange Deaths of Batman (DC, 2009 series) ([January] 2009)
[Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?:] The Testimony of the Joker!

Synopsis

The Joker testifies to the circumstances whereby he killed Batman, but when Two-Face demands that the Joker produce the photographic evidence he claims to have, a recess is called. After Two-Face leaves the court, he removes his disguise, revealing the Batman beneath. Having identified the real murderer, Batman confronts the Joker and sends him back to Arkham. Later, Batman confers with Commissioner Gordon and discusses how it was really Batman-admirer Jerry Randall in a Batman costume that the Joker had killed and how the trial was a ruse to discover who among the many claimants was actually responsible.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Anthony Revill
  • Geoff Kent

AusReprints ID

  • 1545

Entry created

  • 07/08/2004

Cover added

  • 19/07/2019

Index completed

  • 26/04/2010

Last updated

  • 19/07/2019