Bumper Batcomic #12

Published
April 1979
Page count
100
Cover price
0.75 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (180mm x 270mm)
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 Untitled (Batman; The Metal Men) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; The Metal Men
Genre
Superhero
Code
[C-444]

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo, line art [signed]
Colours
Tatjana Wood, colourist
Editing
Denny O'Neil, original Story Editor
 
Vince Colletta, original Art Director
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #135 (July 1977)
No title recorded
Show/hide 1. 6 Collections 130 Items! (Seven Seas Stamps) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Seven Seas Stamps
Show/hide 2. More Than Human! (Batman; Metal Men; Green Arrow) Comic story, 31 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Metal Men; Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Code
[J-4645]; [J-4719]
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Doc Magnus; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen; J. Jacob Archer]; Jason Morgan; Judge Spencer; Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]; Ruby Ryder

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter [credited]
Art
Jim Aparo, line art [credited]
Text
Jim Aparo, letterer
Editing
Denny O'Neil, original Story Editor
 
Vince Colletta, original Art Director
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #135 (July 1977)
More Than Human!
 
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #136 (September 1977)
Legacy of the Doomed!

Notes

Some artwork has been removed to reduce the page count of these two merged stories from 34 pages. All of the first part is included except for the final panel, which is replaced with a panel from page two in the second part. the rest of the first three and a half pages (the title splash page and a recap), have been removed from part two. A Murray promotion replaces the half page.

Show/hide 3. Vengeance in Ultra-violet (Kobra) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kobra
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Marty Pasko, scripter [credited as Martin Pasko]
Art
Keith Giffen, penciller [credited]
 
Terry Austin, inker [credited]
 
Dick Giordano, inker [credited]
Text
Gaspar Saladino , letterer
Editing
Gerry Conway, original editor [credited]
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor
 
Jack C. Harris, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Kobra (DC, 1976 series) #3 (June-July 1976)
Vengeance in Ultraviolet
Show/hide 4. The Kingpin is Dead! (Batgirl) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batgirl
Genre
Superhero
Code
[S-969]; [S-970]
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; James Gordon; Jason Bard; Guy Townes; Floyd Marcus; Larry (the Blimp) Cooper; Mike Marcus

Credits

Writing
Frank Robbins, scripter [credited]
Art
Don Heck, line art [credited]
Text
John Costanza, letterer (#418)
 
Ben Oda , letterer (#419)
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #418 (December 1971)
The Kingpin is Dead!
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #419 (January 1972)
Long Live the Kingpin!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #158 ([October 1972?])
The Kingpin is Dead
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Batgirl (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
The Kingpin is Dead!

Notes

The title page has been removed from second part to merge the stories and reduce the page count from 16 pages.

Show/hide 5. Trouble--Which Rhymes with Double! (The Teen Titans) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Teen Titans
Genre
Superhero
Code
[S-2508] ?

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter [credited]
Art
Bob Brown, penciller [credited]
 
Tex Blaisdell, inker [credited]
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor [credited]
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen Titans (DC, 1976 series) #47 (April 1977)
Trouble -- Which Rhymes with Double!

Synopsis

Teams of twins under Two-Face take on the Titans.

Notes

Story continues in the next issue.

Show/hide 6. Secret of the Slaying Statues! (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, scripter [credited]
Art
Irv Novick, penciller [credited]
 
Dick Giordano, inker [credited]
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #419 (January 1972)
Secret of the Slaying Statues!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #163 ([March 1973?])
Secret of the Slaying Statues!

Notes

All credits on this story have O' added to the family names, possibly making fun of Denny O'Neil: Irv O'Novick, Dick O'Giordano; O'Schwartz. This story finishes on the inside back cover.

Show/hide 7. Free Collection of Christmas Stamps. (Castle Stamps) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Castle Stamps

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 1553

Entry created

  • 07/08/2004

Cover added

  • 01/05/2019

Index completed

  • 26/01/2008

Last updated

  • 01/05/2019