Bumper Batcomic #12

Published
January 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)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman; The Metal Men) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colours
Tatjana Wood
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor)
Denny O'Neil (original story editor)
Vince Colletta (original art director)

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #135 (July 1977)
No title recorded (Cover)
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
Job 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

Script
Bob Haney (credited)
Art
Jim Aparo (credited)
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor)
Denny O'Neil (original story editor)
Vince Colletta (original art director)

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

Script
Martin Pasko (credited)
Pencils
Keith Giffen (credited)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited)
Dick Giordano (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?
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
Job code
[S-969]; [S-970]
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; James Gordon; Jason Bard; Guy Townes; Floyd Marcus; Larry (the Blimp) Cooper; Mike Marcus

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins (credited)
Art
Don Heck (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (#418)
Ben Oda ? (#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
Job code
[S-2508] ?

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis (credited)
Pencils
Bob Brown (credited)
Inks
Tex Blaisdell (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor, credited)<br />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

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
Irv Novick (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (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