Detective Comics #396

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1970
Page count
36
Cover price
0.15 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/23304

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-342
Characters
Batman

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [July 2007].

Show/hide 1. The Brain-Pickers! (Batman) Comic story, 14.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-275
Characters
Batman; Rory Bell; Nan Owens

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Rory Bell, as stock market whiz, is kidnapped for his knowledge but he manages to send a hidden message to Batman.

Notes

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

Show/hide 2. The Orchid-Crusher (Batgirl) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batgirl
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-283
Characters
Batgirl; Jason Bard; Max Tournov (John Milman)

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Gil Kane (pages 8 and 9)

Synopsis

Batgirl attempts to track down the Orchid killer thru a computer dating service.

Notes

Story continues in Detective Comics #397. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 3. The Master of Mind over Matter! Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-340
Characters
Elmo the Great; Derek Blake

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
John Giunta

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #26 (November 1952)
The Master of Mind over Matter!
Printed in
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #65 ([October 1961])
The Master of Mind Over Matter
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #63 ([July 1970?])
The Master of Mind Over Matter
From GCD
from Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #26

Synopsis

Derek Blake discovers the secret of Elmo the Great's powers.

Show/hide 4. Batman's Hot-Line Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Code
S-344

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [July 2007].

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 45521

Cover added

  • 26/04/2010

Index completed

  • 26/04/2010