Detective Comics #416

DC Comics

United States

Published
October 1971
Page count
52
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/24581

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Man-Bat Madness! (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-941
Characters
Batman; Man-Bat

Credits

Art
Neal Adams, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Printed in
in Man-Bat (DC, 1984 series) #1 (December 1984)

Notes

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

Show/hide 1. Man-Bat Madness! (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-887
Characters
Man-Bat; Batman; Francine Lee; Marla Manning

Credits

Writing
Frank Robbins, scripter
Art
Frank Robbins, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #27 ([November 1973?])
Man-Bat Madness!

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. As noted in the letters page, Robbins based his splash page on a sketch by fan Anthony Kowalik, who also suggested the story.

Show/hide 2. The Deadly Go-Between! (Batgirl) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batgirl
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-867
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; James Gordon; Zed Kurtz

Credits

Writing
Frank Robbins, scripter
Art
Don Heck, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
John Costanza, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #153 ([May 1972?])
The Deadly Go-Between
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Batgirl (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
The Deadly Go-Between!
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #416.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Story continues in Detective Comics #417.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Batman's Hot Line) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman's Hot Line
Code
S-946

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson , line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Letters of comment from Gary Skinner, Brenda Wang, Scott Gibson, Christopher Juricich and Gerard Triano.

Show/hide 4. Rex - Circus Detective! (Rex the Wonder Dog) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rex the Wonder Dog
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-933 ?
Characters
Rex; Danny Dennis; Phillip Dennis

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino , letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #87 ([July 1972?])
From GCD
Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Batman's Hot Line Extra) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman's Hot Line Extra
Code
S-954

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson , line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Letters of comment from Gary Skinner, Michael Suchcicki, Keith Stevens and Marc Winerman and author/artist Frank Robbins, who explains that the inspiration for the Man-Bat story came from fan Anthony Kowalik, who also provided a sketch for the splash page that was followed by Robbins.

Show/hide 6. The Case of the Gold Dust Death! (A Casebook Mystery) Comic story, 3.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
A Casebook Mystery
Genre
Detective-mystery
Code
S-947

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Gang Busters (DC, 1947 series) #30 (October-November 1952)
The Case of the Gold Dust Death!
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #93 ([November 1972?])
The Case of the Gold Dust Death
From GCD

Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 41209

Cover added

  • 28/02/2010

Index completed

  • 20/10/2019

Last updated

  • 20/10/2019