Bumper Batcomic #9

Published
July 1978
Page count
100
Cover price
75 cents
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (2)
 
Planet Comics (2)

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Batman) Cover, 1 page

""Gotta make sure the good side of this coin come face up or Batman and Green Arrow die!" "Death at Rainbow's End!""

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Atom; The Joker; Two-Face

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo, line art

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #130 (October 1976)
Show/hide 1. The Claws of the Emperor Eagle Part 1: Curse of the Black Bird Part 2: Flight 311 is Skyjacked Part 3: The Solar Trap Part 4: Ambushed By the Ghastly Grimacer Part 5: Green Arrow’s Treachery Part 6: To Whom the Last Laugh? (Batman, Green Arrow and The Atom) Comic story, 31 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman, Green Arrow and The Atom
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Green Arrow; The Atom

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) #129 (September 1976)
 (Death at Rainbow's End)
 
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #130 (October 1976)

Notes

Joker and Two-Face appearance; the title page is removed from second story, so each part is renumbered.

Show/hide 2. You Can’t Say No To the Angel of Death (Or Can You?) (The Teen Titans) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Teen Titans
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
Irv Novick, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Teen Titans (DC, 1976 series) #45 (December 1976)

Synopsis

Mal defeats the Angel Gabriel and acquires his horn which bestows powers on him.

Notes

Mal quits as Guardian from last issue, and becomes Hornblower.

Show/hide 3. Heart of a Vampire (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Writing
Elliot Maggin, scripter [as Elliot S! Maggin]
Art
Mike Grell, line art
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #455 (January 1976)
Show/hide 4. Fingerprint Oddities Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Reprint history

First print
United States
Gang Busters (DC, 1947 series) #27 (April-May 1952)
Fingerprint Oddities!
 
United States
Big Town (DC, 1951 series) #46 (July-August 1957)
Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #178 (February 1966)
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #54 ([May 1966?])

Notes

Factual information focusing on fingerprinting (use of ultra-violet light; forged fingerprints; poroscopy; Argentina; and John Dillinger).

Show/hide 5. The Dead on Arrival Conspiracy (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Kobra

Credits

Writing
Marty Pasko, scripter [as Martin Pasko]
Art
Michael Netzer, penciller [as Mike Nasser]
 
Joe Rubinstein, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Paul Levitz, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #1 (September 1977)
 (5-Star Super-Spectacular)
 
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #1 (September 1977)
The Dead on Arrival Conspiracy

Notes

Kobra appearance and death of Jason Burr. This story, originally intended for the cancelled Kobra 7, was edited to focus more on Batman.

Show/hide 6. Beware the Eyes of Baron Tyme (Man-Bat) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Man-Bat
Genre
Super-hero
Code
C-101
Characters
Batman

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter
Art
Steve Ditko, penciller
 
Al Milgrom, inker
Editing
Gerry Conway, editor
 
Paul Levitz, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Man-Bat (DC, 1976 series) #1 (1975-January 1976)

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 1904

Entry created

  • 28/10/2004

Cover added

  • 26/01/2008

Index completed

  • 30/06/2005

Last updated

  • 26/01/2008