Detective Comics #457

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 1976
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/29675

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)
Bob Rozakis (assistant editor)

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2215
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne; Joe Chill; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (head shot)

Credits

Art
Dick Giordano
Colours
Tatjana Wood

Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Show/hide 1. There Is No Hope in Crime Alley! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2177
Characters
Leslie Thompkins (introduction); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (one-page origin); Alfred Pennyworth; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill (flashback)

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Terry Austin (backgrounds, uncredited)
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman Album (Murray, 1978 series) #40 ([July 1978?])
There is No Hope in Crime Alley
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (London Editions, 1981 series) v2#2 (November 1981)
There Is No Hope in Crime Alley!
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) ([November] 1988)
There is No Hope in Crime Alley!
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) ([November] 1988)
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (Warner Books, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
There Is No Hope in Crime Alley!
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
There Is No Hope in Crime Alley!
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #457
 
From Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #457 March 1976

Synopsis

Origin recap, fills in some more info on Crime Alley, the site of Bruce Wayne's parent's death.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Austin backgrounds per info he provided in his interview in Back Issue #66 (August 2013).

Show/hide 2. No title recorded (Batman's Hot Line) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman's Hot Line
Code
S-2224

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Art
Murphy Anderson ?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters of comment from Adam Castro, Tom Mitchell, Scott Jones, Dennis Burke, Geoffrey Peckman, Brian Scott and Fred Schneider.

Show/hide 3. The Cup Cake Caper (Shazam!; Hostess Cup Cakes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Shazam!; Hostess Cup Cakes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Ben Oda
Show/hide 4. Justice for All Includes Children! (Superman) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Advocacy; superhero

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Letters
John Workman

Notes

First of the series, not numbered.

Show/hide 5. Make Way for the Elongated Woman! (The Elongated Man) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Elongated Man
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2149
Characters
Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Elongated Woman [Sue Dibny]

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (KG Murray, 1973? series) #28 ([November 1976?])
Make Way for the Elongated Woman
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #2 ([June 1979])
Make Way for the Elongated Woman
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #2 ([June 1979])

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Story continues from Detective Comics #456.


Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #125.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33971

Entry created

  • 19/09/2007

Index completed

  • 26/07/2019

Last updated

  • 26/07/2019