Detective Comics #440

DC Comics

United States

Published
April-May 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27345

Credits

Editing
Archie Goodwin
E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo
Editing
Archie Goodwin
E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)

Notes

average # copies per issue, previous year - 153,942

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Batman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Reprint history

From GCD
from ?

Notes

contents page

Show/hide 2. Ghost Mountain Midnight! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Sal Amendola
Inks
Dick Giordano
Show/hide 3. Cobras of the Deep! (Manhunter) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Manhunter
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #79 (October 1942)
Battles the Cobras of the Deep
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #116 ([December 1974?])
Manhunter Battles the Cobras of the Deep!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #79
Show/hide 4. The Fear That Haunted Hawkman (Hawkman) Comic story, 14.66 pages
Show/hide 5. A Million-Dollar Corpse! (Doll Man) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doll Man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
William Woolfolk

Reprint history

From GCD
from Feature Comics (Quality Comics, 1939 series) #123
Show/hide 6. Too Many Suspects! (Green Lantern) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bob Kanigher
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Frank Giacoia

Reprint history

From GCD
from Green Lantern (DC, 1941 series) #37
Show/hide 7. The Inside Story of the Outsider! (Batman) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
GS: Outsider

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (ghosting for Bob Kane)
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #356

Notes

Final Outsider story. Alfred returns to life. Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but scholars agree that pencils were actually by Moldoff.

Show/hide 8. Rebellion! (Manhunter) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Manhunter
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Manhunter; Christine St. Clair; Damon Nostrand; Asano Nitobe; Kolu Mbeya

Credits

Script
Archie Goodwin
Art
Walter Simonson
Letters
Alan Kupperberg
Walter Simonson (titles and sound effects)

Reprint history

From GCD
in Manhunter (DC, 1984 series) #1
in Manhunter: The Special Edition (DC, 1999 series) #nn

Synopsis

Origin of the Manhunters

Notes

Alan Kupperberg is the credited letterer of this story in Manhunter: The Special Edition (1999), where this story is reprinted. The Simonson lettering credit is per Archie Goodwin on page 97 of Detective Comics #443 (Oct.-Nov. 1974).


Notes

average # copies per issue, previous year - 153,942

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 31974

Entry created

  • 11/07/2007

Cover added

  • 14/05/2010

Index completed

  • 14/05/2010

Last updated

  • 05/07/2008