Detective Comics #444

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1974-January 1975
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/28049

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1844
Characters
Batman; Talia; James Gordon

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo

Reprint history

From GCD
in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #448 [on cover, see note]

Notes

A portion of this cover is redrawn for half of cover to Detective Comics #448. Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]

Show/hide 1. [Detective Comics] (Batman) Table of contents, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson?

Notes

contents page

Show/hide 2. Bat-Murderer! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1829
Characters
GS: Talia; Batman; Scrag Donovan; Roger Barton; Elizabeth Baylor

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Art
Jim Aparo
Letters
Jim Aparo

Notes

Bat Murderer series begins, ends with #448. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 3. Dick Grayson Detective! (Robin) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin

Credits

Script
David Vern
Art
Jim Mooney

Reprint history

From GCD
from Star Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #111 (December 1950)
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Bat-Puzzle) Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Bat-Puzzle

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis

Notes

puzzle

Show/hide 5. The Case of the Martian Witness! (Star Hawkins) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Comedy Cover Capers) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Comedy Cover Capers
Genre
Humor

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Sheldon Moldoff
Irv Novick
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Irv Novick

Notes

reprint various covers with altered dialogue.

Show/hide 7. The International Sky Police! (Manhunters Around the World) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Manhunters Around the World
Genre
Detective

Credits

Art
Leonard Starr

Reprint history

From GCD
from Star Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #109 (October 1950)
Show/hide 8. The Man Called Unknown (Kid Eternity) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kid Eternity
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
Kid Eternity

Credits

Art
Pete Riss

Reprint history

From GCD
from Kid Eternity (Quality Comics, 1946 series) #10 (July 1948)
Show/hide 9. The Good-Luck Prophet (Roy Raymond TV Detective) Comic story, 5.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond TV Detective
Genre
Detective
Characters
Roy Raymond

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Ruben Moreira

Reprint history

From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #285 (November 1960)
Show/hide 10. The Case of the Haunted Horse! (Sierra Smith) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Sierra Smith
Characters
Sierra Smith

Credits

Script
Joe Millard
Art
Alex Toth

Reprint history

From GCD
from Dale Evans Comics (DC, 1948 series) #9 (January-February 1950)
Show/hide 11. Casey the Cop (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"It's so quiet today."

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #105 ([March 1959?])
Casey the Cop
Show/hide 12. Circus Beat (Gang Busters) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Gang Busters
Genre
Crime

Credits

Script
Dick Wood
Art
Ruben Moreira

Reprint history

First print
United States
Gang Busters (DC, 1947 series) #48 (October-November 1955)
Circus Beat
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #110 ([December 1975?])
Circus Beat
From GCD
from Gang Busters (DC, 1947 series) #48 (October-November 1955)
Show/hide 13. The Magical Mystery Mirror (Elongated Man) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Elongated Man
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1777
Characters
Elongated Man; Sue Dibny; Janice Fell; Dennis Fell; Amos Fell

Credits

Script
Mike Barr
Art
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]

Reprint history

From GCD
in Best of DC, The (DC, 1979 series) #30

Notes

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


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32576

Entry created

  • 17/07/2007

Cover added

  • 10/09/2014

Index completed

  • 04/09/2011

Last updated

  • 10/09/2014