Detective Comics #439

DC Comics

United States

Published
February-March 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.50 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27196

Credits

Editing
Archie Goodwin

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Night of the Stalker (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
L-261
Characters
Batman

Credits

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Editing
Archie Goodwin

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #120 ([May 1975?])
Night of the Stalker
Show/hide 1. Night of the Stalker! (Batman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
L-241
Characters
Batman (4-page origin); Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne

Credits

Script
Vin Amendola
Sal Amendola (plot)
Steve Englehart (script)
Pencils
Sal Amendola
Inks
Dick Giordano

Notes

contains origin recap; story is based on an incident described by Neal Adams

Show/hide 2. The Riddle of the Clown (Hawkman (Golden Age)) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hawkman (Golden Age)
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-781
Characters
Gentleman Ghost; Hawkman; Hawkgirl

Credits

Script
Bob Kanigher
Art
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #92 (February 1948)
Show/hide 3. The Gold-Hunters of '49! (The Atom) Comic story, 11.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Atom

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sid Greene

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #12 (April-May 1964)
The Gold Hunters of '49!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1974 series) #118 ([February 1975?])
The Gold Hunters of '49
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Atom (DC, 2007 series) #11 (2007)
The Gold Hunters of '49!
From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #12 (April-May 1964)

Notes

Time-Pool story.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Dr. Fate (Golden Age)) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dr. Fate (Golden Age)
Genre
Occult; superhero
Code
N-780
Characters
Dr. Fate

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Howard Sherman

Reprint history

From GCD
from More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #66 (April 1941)
Show/hide 5. Batman's Bewitched Nightmare! (Batman) Comic story, 14.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-776
Characters
Outsider; Batman; Robin

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) #336 (February 1965)

Notes

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 6. The Tantalizing Troubles of the Tripod Thieves! (Elongated Man) Comic story, 9.66 pages
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Kid Eternity) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kid Eternity
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
N-779
Characters
Kid Eternity

Credits

Art
Pete Riss

Reprint history

First print
United States
Kid Eternity (Quality, 1946 series) #3 (Autumn 1946)
The Evil That Men Do Lives After Them
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #105 ([February 1975?])
The Evil That Men Do Lives After Them
From GCD
from Kid Eternity (Quality, 1946 series) #3 (Fall 1946)
Show/hide 8. The Resurrection of Paul Kirk (Manhunter) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Manhunter
Genre
Superhero
Code
L-273
Characters
Manhunter (origin); Christine St. Clair; Asano Nitobe; Damon Nostrand

Credits

Script
Archie Goodwin
Art
Walter Simonson
Letters
Joe Letterese
titles and sound effects by Walter Simonson

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #126 ([October 1975?])
Chapter 3: The Resurrection of Paul Kirk
From GCD
in Manhunter (DC, 1984 series) #1
in Manhunter: The Special Edition (DC, 1999 series) #nn

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33345

Entry created

  • 30/08/2007

Cover added

  • 13/11/2010

Index completed

  • 13/11/2010

Last updated

  • 01/07/2008