Batman Album #43

Published
June 1979
Page count
100
Cover price
0.75 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
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) Cover, 1 page

""Gotham City is to blame for turning me into living phosphorus! So I'll destroy the city, Batman--beginning with you!"; "You?" "Yes, Batman--the dead yet live!"; Even as Batman and Robin battle for their lives, a deadlier menace casts his shadow over them--the Penguin! "Batman--you fool! I'm radioactive! You've beaten me--but my deadly touch is killing you!""

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo, penciller
 
Marshall Rogers, penciller
 
Marshall Rogers, penciller
 
Jim Aparo, penciller
 
Jim Aparo, inker
 
Terry Austin, inker
 
Marshall Rogers, inker
 
Jim Aparo, inker

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #469 (May 1977)
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #470 (June 1977)
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #471 (August 1977)
 
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #473 (November 1977)
Show/hide 1. Pick-Up on Gotham 2-4-6 (Batman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2408
Characters
Hawkman

Credits

Writing
Bob Rozakis, scripter
Art
John Calnan, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Associate Editor

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #467 (January-February 1977)
Show/hide 2. ...By Death's Eerie Light! (Batman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2534

Credits

Writing
Steve Englehart, scripter
Art
Walt Simonson, penciller
 
Al Milgrom, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Associate Editor

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #469 (May 1977)

Synopsis

When Alfred collapses, Batman discovers many more people are mysteriously becoming sick. The Dark Knight realizes that the Gotham City water supply has been contaminated, so he goes to the Gotham Reservoir and finds the person responsible for the contamination, Dr. Phosphorus.

Show/hide 3. The Origin of Dr. Phosphorus (Batman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2535

Credits

Writing
Steve Englehart, scripter
Art
Walt Simonson, penciller
 
Al Milgrom, inker
Text
John Workman, letterer (partial letters on pages 1 & 6)
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Associate Editor

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #469 (May 1977)

Synopsis

Dr. Phosphorus visits an old colleague and explains how he became a monster when the reactor core at a nuclear power plant in which they both invested exploded and that he now plans to take his revenge on all those he blames, particularly City Council Chairman Rupert Thorne.

Show/hide 4. The Master Plan of Dr. Phosphorus (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Steve Englehart, scripter
Art
Walt Simonson, penciller
 
Al Milgrom, inker
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #470 (June 1977)

Synopsis

Batman confronts Dr. Phosphorus at the new Gotham City offshore nuclear power plant.

Show/hide 5. The Dead Yet Live (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Steve Englehart, scripter
Art
Marshall Rogers, penciller
 
Terry Austin, inker
Text
John Workman, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #471 (August 1977)

Synopsis

Bruce Wayne checks into the private hospital Graytowers to recover from injuries he sustained fighting Dr. Phosphorus, but he soon discovers that Hugo Strange is using the facility to turn the rich and influential patients into his mindless slaves. When Strange sics a venomous snake on Batman, which knocks the hero out, Strange uncovers Batman's secret identity.

Show/hide 6. I Am the Batman (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Steve Englehart, scripter
Art
Marshall Rogers, penciller
 
Terry Austin, inker
Text
John Workman, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #472 (September 1977)

Synopsis

Hugo Strange, who has taken over Bruce Wayne's life, offers to sell the Batman's secret identity to the highest bidder. But Boss Thorne doesn't want to play that game, and tries to beat the information out of Strange. Meanwhile, Silver, who suspects something is wrong with "Bruce," summons Dick Grayson, who rescues Batman from Strange's captivity as Robin.

Show/hide 7. The Malay Penguin! (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #473 (November 1977)

Synopsis

Though it seems that the Penguin has designs on the statue The Malay Penguin, Batman decodes the clues the villain drops and puts a stop to his real plot.


Notes

This issue was classified as unrestricted in the Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney), Friday 15 June 1979 (#79).

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Anthony Revill

AusReprints ID

  • 2193

Entry created

  • 23/01/2005

Cover added

  • 24/01/2014

Index completed

  • 10/06/2007

Last updated

  • 01/09/2017