Batman #285

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 1977
Page count
36
Cover price
0.30 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/30811

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell (Associate Editor)

Issue contents Hide all

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

"Bear-Demon...I summon you from the Nether World.. To destroy the prey I hold for you...The Batman!"

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2513
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dr. Tzin-Tzin

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
Tatjana Wood

Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Show/hide 1. The Mystery of Christmas Lost! (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2503
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dr. Tzin-Tzin (villain); Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Dick Grayson (does not appear as Robin)

Credits

Script
David Vern [as David V. Reed]
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Frank Springer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Heroes Annual (Murray, 1979?) ([1979])
The Mystery of Christmas Lost

Synopsis

Dr. Tzin-Tzin escapes from prison during the holiday season and plots to make the people of Gotham City forget about Christmas.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 2. That Dirty Beach (Aquaman; Hostess Twinkies) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman; Hostess Twinkies
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Slud-Jak; unnamed bureaucrat

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Ben Oda

Synopsis

Slud-Jak fouls beaches in revenge for ocean pollution, but agrees to negotiate when tempted by Hostess Twinkies.

Notes

Advertisement for Hostess Twinkies in comicstrip format.

Show/hide 3. And Now... We Interrupt This Comic to Bring You a Word from Your New Publisher... Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Script
Jenette Kahn
Art
Neal Adams
Letters
typeset

Notes

A message from the new publisher.

Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Letters to the Batman) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Letters to the Batman
Code
S-2520
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis (replies)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Illustrated title header. Letters of comment from Christopher Phillip Juricich, Elizabeth M. Smith, Mike White and Rod McLaughlin.

Show/hide 5. Volume 76 Issue 32 - Week of December 6, 1976 (Daily Planet) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daily Planet
Characters
Losers

Credits

Letters
typeset
Editing
Bob Rozakis

Notes

Information on Our Fighting Forces #172, Trivia Quiz #32, Jonah Hex #1, comics on sale the week of Dec. 13th and Super-Sized issues of Superman Family and House of Mystery.


Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #138.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 31037

Entry created

  • 03/05/2007

Cover added

  • 20/09/2019

Index completed

  • 20/09/2019

Last updated

  • 20/09/2019