Batman #294

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1977
Page count
36
Cover price
0.35 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/31690

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell (associate)

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2738
Characters
Batman (really Jerry Randall); Joker

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell (associate)
Show/hide 1. The Cuckoo Cuckoos (Hostess Fruit Pies; The Penguin) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hostess Fruit Pies; The Penguin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Penguin; police officers; cuckoo clock robbers

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Ben Oda

Synopsis

The Penguin controls some cuckoo clocks and has them stealing money, but the police entice the clocks to stop using Hostess Fruit Pies, and they capture The Penguin.

Notes

Hostess fruit pies ad. One bystander looks like Julius Schwartz.

Show/hide 2. [Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?:] The Testimony of the Joker! (Batman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2652
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Two-Face]; Joker; Ra's al Ghul; Mr. Freeze; Killer Moth; Poison Ivy; Mad Hatter; Spook; Scarecrow; Captain Stingaree; Cavalier; Cluemaster; Signalman; Batman [Jerry Randall]; Tweedle Dum; Tweedle Dee; Catwoman; Riddler; Lex Luthor; Superman; Two-Face; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Arkham Asylum

Credits

Script
David Vern [as David V. Reed]
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colours
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman and Robin (Murray, 1978 series) #12 ([September 1978?])
Testimony of The Joker
 
Australia
Batman and Robin (Murray, 1978 series) #12 ([September 1978?])
 
United States
Batman: The Strange Deaths of Batman (DC, 2009 series) ([January] 2009)
[Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?:] The Testimony of the Joker!
From GCD
in Batman: The Strange Deaths of Batman (DC, 2009 series) #[nn]
 
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #294

Synopsis

The Joker testifies to the circumstances whereby he killed Batman, but when Two-Face demands that the Joker produce the photographic evidence he claims to have, a recess is called. After Two-Face leaves the court, he removes his disguise, revealing the Batman beneath. Having identified the real murderer, Batman confronts the Joker and sends him back to Arkham. Later, Batman confers with Commissioner Gordon and discusses how it was really Batman-admirer Jerry Randall in a Batman costume that the Joker had killed and how the trial was a ruse to discover who among the many claimants was actually responsible.

Notes

Story continues from Batman #293. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Answer Man) Activity, 0.2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Answer Man
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis

Notes

DC questions


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 45510

Cover added

  • 26/04/2010

Index completed

  • 26/04/2010