Batman Album #44

Published
October 1979
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 Untitled (Batman) Cover, 1 page

"Hands up, Batman! I've got you covered!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Joker

Credits

Art
Ernie Chan, penciller [as Ernie Chua] (Batman)
 
Marshall Rogers, penciller (Detective Comics)
 
Ernie Chan, inker [as Ernie Chua] (Batman)
 
Terry Austin, inker (Detective Comics)
Colours
Tatjana Wood, colourist (Batman #277)
Text
John Workman, letterer (Detective Comics #475)
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
 
Bob Rozakis, original Assistant Editor (Batman)
Management
Joe Orlando, Managing Editor (Detective Comics)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #277 (August 1976)
Riddle of the Man Who Walked Backwards!
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #474 (December 1977)
Deadshot's Revenge
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #475 (February 1978)
The Laughing Fish
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #476 (March-April 1978)
The Sign of the Joker
Also printed
Australia
The Sign of the Joker (Murray, 1982?) ([1982?])
Untitled
 (Batman)
Show/hide 1. The Deadshot Ricochet (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2726
Characters
Deadshot [Floyd Lawton] (villain); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy] (cameo); Harlequin [Duela Dent] (cameo image); Rupert Thorne; Hugo Strange (ghost); Silver St. Cloud; James Gordon; Joker (last panel cameo)

Credits

Writing
Steve Englehart, scripter
Art
Marshall Rogers, penciller
 
Terry Austin, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #474 (December 1977)
The Deadshot Ricochet
Also printed
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) ([November] 1988)
The Deadshot Ricochet
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (Warner Books, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The Deadshot Ricochet
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The Deadshot Ricochet

Synopsis

With Penguin's unwilling help, Deadshot escapes from prison and seeks revenge on Batman, but a giant typewriter proves his undoing.

Show/hide 2. The Laughing Fish (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2773
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker

Credits

Writing
Steve Englehart, scripter
Art
Marshall Rogers, penciller
 
Terry Austin, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #475 (February 1978)
The Laughing Fish!

Synopsis

The Joker gives fish everywhere his face, then tries to claim copyright to his image. And he will kill anyone who gets in the way of his plan.

Show/hide 3. Sign of the Joker (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2774
Characters
Joker; Hugo Strange (as ghost); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon; Chief O'Hara; Silver St. Cloud; Rupert Thorne; Thomas Jackson

Credits

Writing
Steve Englehart, scripter
Art
Marshall Rogers, penciller
 
Terry Austin, inker
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #476 (March-April 1978)
Sign of the Joker!
Also printed
Australia
The Sign of the Joker (Murray, 1982?) ([1982?])
Sign of the Joker
 
United States
The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) (1988 [February 1989])
The Sign of the Joker
 
United States
Stacked Deck: The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (Longmeadow Press, 1990 series) (November 1990)
Sign of the Joker!

Synopsis

Hugo Strange takes his revenge on Rupert Thorne, Silver St. Cloud makes a decision about her future, and Batman puts an end to the Joker's latest scheme.

Show/hide 4. Gotham Bay, Be My Grave Part 1: City of Fear Part 2: enter the Demon Part 3: The Derelict from the Depths (Batman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-1740
Characters
Batman; Demon; James Gordon; Randu Singh; Merlin; Glenda Mark; Columbo (page 3, panel 3); Harry Matthews; Jake Dodds

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Jim Aparo, line art
Text
Jim Aparo, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #109 (October-November 1973)
Gotham Bay, Be My Grave!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #112 ([August 1974?])
Gotham Bay, Be My Grave Part 1: City of Fear Part 2: Enter the Demon Part 3: The Derelict From the Depths
 
United States
Showcase Presents The Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups (DC, 2007 series) #3 (2008)
Gotham Bay, Be My Grave!
Show/hide 5. The Symphony for the Devil Contract (The Human Target) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Human Target
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-5409
Characters
The Human Target [Christopher Chance]; Vanessa van Dyke; Luigi; Andre DeVyne

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter
Art
Dick Giordano, line art
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Paul Levitz, original editor
 
Vince Colletta, Art Director

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #144 (November 1978)
The Symphony for the Devil Contract!

Synopsis

Someone is trying to kill the famous conductor Andre DeVyne.

Show/hide 6. The Riddle of the Man Who Walked Backwards (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2281
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; James Gordon; Sam Taggart

Credits

Writing
David Vern, scripter [as David V. Reed]
Art
Ernie Chan, penciller [as Ernie Chua]
 
Tex Blaisdell, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor
 
Bob Rozakis, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #277 (August 1976)
The Riddle of the Man Who Walked Backwards!

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Anthony Revill

AusReprints ID

  • 2106

Entry created

  • 30/12/2004

Cover added

  • 09/05/2015

Index completed

  • 01/10/2007

Last updated

  • 20/09/2019