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Issue Details

Issue #5
Published May-June 1976
Frequency bi-monthly
Cover Price 0.50 USD
Pages 52
Editing Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell; Bob Rozakis

Cover Details - "The Princess and the Vagabond!"

Characters Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Maze; Ace the Bat-Hound (vignette); Signalman (vignette)
Genre superhero

1 page Shazam!; Hostess advertisement "Minerva Menace!"

Characters Captain Marvel
Synopsis Hostess Twinkie ad.
Genre superhero
Pencils Curt Swan
Inks Vince Colletta

18 page Batgirl & Robin story "The Princess and the Vagabond"

Characters Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Maze; Superman [Clark Kent]; Alexei Brund; Princess Evalina; Jack Corley; Mary "Skippy" Mulcahy
Synopsis Maze is hired to assassinate Princess Evalina and discredit Alexei Brund. They did not count on the fact that Batgirl is protecting the princess, and Brund is riding around the country with Dick Grayson.
Genre superhero
Script Elliot S! Maggin; Cary Bates
Pencils Curt Swan
Inks Vince Colletta
Notes Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.
Reprinted in L├Ąderlappen (Semic Press AB, 1976 series) #6/1979

8 page Batman story "Ace, the Bat-Hound!"

Characters Bat-Hound [Ace] (Introduction; Origin); Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (Alfred of Earth-One; middle names revealed in this story; Introduction); John Wilker (Introduction); Bert Bowers (Villain; Introduction)
Synopsis When Batman and Robin find an injured dog they they take it back to the Batcave. The dog helps them with a few cases and leads them to the crooks who kidnapped his master.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Sheldon Moldoff
Inks Stan Kaye
Reprinted from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #92 (June 1955)

1 page Batmail Family letters page

Script Bob Rozakis
Letters typeset
Notes Includes letters from Michael D. Dargay, Brian Scott, Bob Rodi and Wilson Rivera.

8 page Batman story "The Signs of the Signalman"

Characters Batman; Robin; Signalman; Commissioner Gordon; Miss Lanor
Synopsis Signalman escapes from jail and goes on a new crime spree.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Sheldon Moldoff
Inks Charles Paris
Reprinted from Batman #124 (June 1959)

1 page Batman's Rogues Gallery text article

Characters The Signal Man; The Mad Hatter; Blockbuster
Genre superhero