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Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #501
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 501

    "The Man Who Killed Mlle. Marie!" Part 1 of 2. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Don Newton and Dan Adkins. Cover by Jim Aparo. A man has been murdered and all the clues point to Bruce Wayne's loyal man-servent, Alfred Pennyworth. Plus, "The Five-Fold Revenge of Dr. Voodoo!" Part 1 of 2. Starring Batgirl (Barbara Gordon). Story by Cary Burkett. Art by Jose Delbo and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #502
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 502

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    "Who Shot Mlle. Marie!" Part 2 of 2. Story by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Don Newton. Inks by Dan Adkins. Cover by Jim Aparo. Julia Remarque and his friends have captured Batman and tied him up to witness the trial of Alfred Pennyworth for the murder of Mlle. Marie. Julia's desire is to kill Alfred, but following her own code of honor, she will give the man a fair trial and Lucius Fox will provide the defense. "To Live a Nightmare!" Part 2 of 2 dtarring Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), script by Cary Burkett, pencils by Jose Delbo, inks by Joe Giella; Dr. Voodoo kidnaps Tracy to lure Batgirl into a trap. Statement of Ownership in this issue: average # copies per issue sold, previous year--64,635. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #503
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 503

    Cover art by Jim Starlin. "The 6 Days of the Scarecrow," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Dan Adkins; As the electoral campaign starts in Gotham City, Batman goes out on patrol and is shot with a dart; He takes the sample of the dart to the Batcave to analyze it, but is unable to find anything wrong with the dart; The next day, Bruce realizes that his mere presence causes fright on the people nearby and he deduces there must be a connection between the dart and the strange events; Alfred, knowing Bruce's problem, contacts Dick Grayson and tells him about the situation; Robin enlists Batgirl's help and they get in touch with Batman, who provides them the instructions necessary to crack the case; In the meantime, the person behind it all, Scarecrow, is planning to strike at Gotham. Gold Mine Rescue Hostess snack cakes ad with Superman. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #504
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 504

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    Cover art by Jim Starlin. "The Joker's Rumpus Room Revenge!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Dan Adkins; After escaping from Arkham Asylum, Joker murders an elder toymaker, who designed several deadly toys under Joker's instructions; When the Gotham City Police Department find the dead man, Commissioner Gordon summons Batman to assist on the investigation, but the Dark Knight's presence is not welcome by Mayoral Candidate, Arthur Reeves, who is supported by the new upstart reporter in town Olivia Ortega; Batman disregards any comments from Reeves and Ortega and takes evidence that will help his investigation later; The next day, Bruce Wayne attends a famous exhibition of a very expensive train model and he is forced to switch to his Batman gear when Joker shows up and steals the model. Gold for Dessert Hostess snack cakes ad with Plastic Man. "A Day in the Life of a Cop," script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Jose Delbo, inks by Joe Giella; During a planned raid on a drug laboratory, Commissioner Gordon, in this solo tale, is unable to find the required evidence; He suspects that Lt. Larsen has allied himself with the criminals and warned them about the raid. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #505
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 505

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    "Werewolf Moon!" Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Don Newton and Dan Adkins. Cover by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano. To save the life of a young girl, Batman must hunt down a man from his past whom he thought dead...Anthony Lupus a werewolf. Plus, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) stars in "Hunt for a Hunchback Killer" Part 1 of 2. Story by Cary Burkett. Art by Jose Delbo and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #506
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 506

    Last 50c cover-priced issue. "Who Dies for the Manikin?" Part 1 of 2. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Don Newton and Steve Mitchell. Cover by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano. Batman must face a dangerous new foe. Plus, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) concludes her hunt for the Hunchback Killer in "Farewell My Lovely!" Part 2 of 2. Story by Cary Burkett. Art by Jose Delbo and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #507
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 507

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    First 60c cover-priced issue. "Dressed to Die!" Part 2 of 2. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Don Newton and Dan Adkins. Cover by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano. Witness the startling conclusion to the Manikin's story. Plus, Tales of Gotham featuring "The Pursuit of Joy!" Story by Mike W. Barr. Art by Dan Spiegle. And, "Diamonds aren't Forever!" Story by Bob Rozakis. Art by Trevor Von Eeden and Steve Mitchell. Batman must help Commissioner Gordon solve the case of the stolen Sherwood Diamond. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #508
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 508

    "Secret of the Sphinx Sinister!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Catwoman and Catman. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Don Newton and Dan Adkins. Cover by Jim Aparo. Batman arrives at Selina Kyle's apartment to discover it in disarray and the beautiful Miss Kyle gone. With signs of a struggle evident, the Batman intends to find out what happened. Plus, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and Supergirl must withstand "The Attack of the Annihilator!" Part 1 of 3. Story by Cary Burkett and Wendy Beraud. Art by Jose Delbo and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #509
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 509

    "Nine Lives has the Cat..." Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Catwoman and Catman. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Don Newton and Dan Adkins. Cover by Jim Aparo. Thought to have used up his nine lives and perished, the Catman has returned to Gotham City seeking revenge on the two who left him for dead, Batman and Catwoman. Plus, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and Supergirl continue their struggle against the Annihilator in "The Fires of Destruction!" Part 2 of 3. Story by Cary Burkett. Art by Jose Delbo and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #510
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 510

    "Head-Hunt by a Mad Hatter!" Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Gene Colan and Klaus Janson. The original Mad Hatter is back and he's here to destroy one of the greatest thinking minds on Earth, Batman's. Plus, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and Supergirl conclude their battle with the deadly Annihilator in "Bride of Destruction!" Part 3 of 3. Story by Cary Burkett. Art by Jose Delbo and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #511
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 511

    "The 'I' of the Beholder!" Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Don Newton and Frank Chiaramonte. Cover by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano. Batman must determine where reality ends and illusion begins when facing the new menace known as Mirage. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #512
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 512

    Cover art by Gene Colan and Dick Giordano. The Fatal Prescription of Doctor Death! starring Batman and Robin, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Klaus Janson. Hostess Twinkies ad starring Aquaman and Aqualad, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Riders in the Night! starring Batgirl, script by Cary Burkett, pencils by Jose Delbo, inks by Joe Giella. Special 45th anniversary issue with letters from Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Creig Flessel, and Sheldon Mayer. 32 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #513
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 513

    Cover art by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano. ...Is Better Than None! starring Batman, Robin, and Two-Face, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Duel with Demons! starring Batgirl, script by Cary Burkett, pencils by Jose Delbo, inks by Joe Giella. 32 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #514
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 514

    Cover by Don Newton and Dick Giordano. "Haven!" starring Batman, script by Len Wein, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Maxie Zeus escapes from Arkham Asylum and goes away through a snowy area, closely followed by Batman; Zeus and his thugs drive their vehicle off the road, forcing Batman to change directions quickly, but the conditions of the area prevent the Batmobile from turning in time and Batman falls to a chasm and lands on a soft snow area while the Batmobile is destroyed; Batman falls unconscious and he is soon found by a mysterious man. "Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth!" starring Batgirl, script by Cary Burkett, pencils by Jose Delbo, inks by Joe Giella; A carnival is passing through Gotham City; The barker is attacked by Lady Viper, the former "Snake Woman" who has turned into a real monster; The next day, Barbara Gordon finds through the newspaper about the mysterious "vampire attack" and after dark, she investigates the corpse of the victim. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #515
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 515

    Academy of Crime Part 1 of 2. Story by Gerry Conway and Paul Kupperberg. Art by Don Newton and Frank Chiaramonte. Cover by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano. Information leads Batman west to Hollywood. Now, in the guise of Matches Malone, the Dark Knight Detective must discover the truth behind an underground graduate school for criminals. Plus, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) stars in a solo adventure that will pit her against the villainess known as Lady Viper. Part 1 of 3. Story by Cary Burkett. Art by Jose Delbo and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #516
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 516

    Academy of Crime Part 2 of 2. "Final Exam!" Story by Gerry Conway and Paul Kupperberg. Art by Don Newton and Frank Chiaramonte. In the guise of Matches Malone, Batman has infiltrated an underground school for the criminal element. Today's lesson, The Murder of Batman. Plus, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) stars in "Sleep While the Serpent Smiles!" Part 2 of 3. Story by Cary Burkett. Art by Jose Delbo and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #517
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 517

    "The Monster in the Mirror!" Part 3 of 5. Story by Gerry Conway and Paul Levitz. Art by Gene Colan and Tony DeZuniga. Story continued from Batman #350. The Vampire's bite is causing the Batman to lose his soul. Story continues in Batman #351. Plus, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) stars in "A Tale of Two Serpents!" Part 3 of 3. Story by Cary Burkett. Art by Jose Delbo and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #518
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 518

    Cover by Jim Aparo. Written by Gerry Conway, Paul Levitz and Barbara J. Randall. Art by Don Newton, Trevor Von Eeden and Bruce Patterson. The startling conclusion to Batman's battle with the undead. Can the Dark Knight save his soul and stay out of the cross-hairs of Deadshot, one of the deadliest men alive? Find out in "The Millionaire Contract" (part 5 of 5) by Gerry Conway, Paul Levitz, Don Newton and Bruce Patterson, continued from Batman (1940) #351. Characters in this story: Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Rupert Thorne; Dala; Vicki Vale; Christopher Chance; Deadshot; James Gordon. Plus: Batgirl in the back-up story "He with Secrets Fears the Sound..." by Barbara J. Randall and Trevor Von Eeden. Characters in this story: Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Velvet Tiger (introduction; villain). 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #519
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 519

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "...Like a Dreadnought in the Sky!", script by Gerry Conway (plot) and Paul Kupperberg (script), pencils by Don Newton, inks by John Calnan; Batman and Robin track down the dirigible with which Colonel Blimp has kidnapped a sub. "... When Velvet Paws Caress the Ground!", script by Barbara J. Randall, pencils by Trevor von Eeden, inks by Rodin Rodriguez; Batgirl captures the Velvet Tigers gang, but the Tiger herself escapes. Letter from T.M. Maple. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #520
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 520

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    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Haunting of "Boss" Thorne," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Alfredo Alcala; Rupert Thorne hires Dr. Terence Thirteen to break the "ghost" of Hugo Strange, while the Batman pretends to spring Deadshot to gain information from him on Rupert Thorne. Catwoman runs into an old member of her gang, and, following him, learns that he appears to be involved in a robbery. "The Cat and the Conover Caper!", script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Gil Kane; Catwoman runs into an old member of her gang, and, following him, learns that he appears to be involved in a robbery. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #521
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 521

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Cat Tale," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Sal Trapani; Catwoman, learning that Bruce Wayne has come to love Vicki Vale in her absence, goes out for vengeance on her rival. "The High Tech Highwayman!", script by Joey Cavalieri, art by Trevor von Eeden; A newspaper story on computer crime Oliver Queen is working on vanishes from his computer terminal at the Daily Star; In its place is the talking image of Hi-Tek, who tells Oliver that he deleted his story rather than have his secrets exposed; Learning the address of the firm which the Star rents computer space from to store its data, Oliver Queen becomes Green Arrow and there confronts Hi-Teks image, as well as an exploding robot that knocks him out. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #522
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 522

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Snow Blind," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Pablo Marcos; Batman learns that Klaus Kristin, the Snowman, has been sighted in Tibet, and goes there to capture him. "Automatic Pirate!", script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Trevor von Eeden; Green Arrow convinces the guards and George Taylor, Jr. that he is not a thief, and learns that the Daily Star also shares time with a junior high school; There, after defeating some other robots, he discovers that Hi-Tek is really a 14-year-old computer nerd; After some talking, Green Arrow decides to become the boys friend and let him design a computerized digital sight for his bow. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #523
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 523
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    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. "Inferno," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Tony deZuniga; Batman learns that Solomon Grundy is haunting the sewers of Gotham City with a gang of criminals. "Mob Rule!", script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Ron Randall; After stopping a riot at the site of a strike, Green Arrow notices two men who had fought each other acting chummy and tails one of them. He discovers that the man is part of a group that intends to throw Star City into chaos and then usurp leadership, with a plot created by their adviser, Lord Machiavelli; GA reveals his presence, whereupon Machiavelli calls upon his partner, the Executrix, to battle him with twin laser-torches. Letter from T.M. Maple. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #524
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 524
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    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. "Deathgrip," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Dick Giordano; Batman escapes the Squids giant-squid deathtrap, but the Squid himself is assassinated by Croc. "Mob Rule! II: Heat of the Moment!", script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Ron Randall; Green Arrow finally defeats the Executrix with reflector-signal arrows and pumps her for information about Machiavelli; In the meantime, Machiavelli is huddling with the Wall Street Irregulars and convinces them that criminals can run Star Citys government better than its elected officials; Later, Machiavelli and his group crash a town meeting on the anti-strike clause, at which the villain gives a political speech and is greeted with Mac for mayor! cries. 1st appearance Jason Todd (cameo only). 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #525
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 525
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    • Label #3435EB-037
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    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. "Confrontation," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Dan Jurgens, inks by Dick Giordano; Batman is unsuccessful in finding the body of Killer Croc after their battle, but the Dark Knight is hesitant to declare the criminal dead; Less than twenty four hours later, an angered Vickie Vale ends her date with Bruce Wayne after Bruce, in essence, tells the news editor that their relationship is not serious; At the Sloan Circus, Robin tells Joe and Trina Todd about Killer Croc and his ties to the group that is trying to extort money from the circus. "Mob Rules! III: The Irresistible Rise of Machiavelli," script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Ron Randall; Green Arrow disarms the gunsel with a mace arrow, and disarms the hood covering the mayor as well. Machiavelli beats a retreat, but crashes a Teamsters Union meeting later. 2nd appearance Jason Todd. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #526
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 526
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    • Direct Edition
    • Label #A91623-053
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    This special 68-page square-bound giant edition commemorates Batman's 500th appearance in Detective Comics. The lead story for this issue, "All My Enemies Against Me!" kicks off with an impressive two-page splash featuring a rogue's gallery of Batman's greatest foes--17 of Gotham's worst villains. The Joker isn't depicted only because he arrives late to the council of criminals. It's one wild, book-length saga as Batman, Robin and Batgirl mix it up with the 17, plus the Joker, Catwoman and Killer Crock. This enjoyable story is written by Gerry Conway with impresive art by Don Newton and skilled inking from Alfredo Alcala. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #527
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 527

    Cover by Gene Day. "Avatars of Vengeance," script by Doug Moench, pencils by Dan Day, inks by Pablo Marcos; Kirk Langstrom transforms into a berserk Man-Bat again and kidnaps Jason Todd to repay Batman for supposedly destroying his daughter Rebecca. "Getting Up," script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Paris Cullins, inks by Pablo Marcos; Ozone, a graffiti artist and super-villain, employs super-high pressure aerosol cans in his crimes; But he accidentally takes an aerosol can loaded with botulinus poison, unknown to him; Green Arrow tries to capture Ozone during a robbery at a mens magazine office, but gets thrown a can of spray which propels him through a window 30 stories above the ground. Statement of ownership: Average # copies per issue, previous year - 85,049. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #528
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 528

    Cover pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dick Giordano. "Requiem for Skulls," script by Doug Moench, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Klaus Janson; Batman has a return engagement with the Savage Skull, while Harvey Bullock makes trouble for Commissioner Gordon. "Getting Up II: Poisoned Art," script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Paris Cullins, inks by Pablo Marcos; Green Arrow saves himself by aiming the spray can at the ground and propelling himself back through the window; The man who exchanged canisters with Ozone tries to take his can back at gunpoint, but Green Arrow captures the man and Ozone escapes. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #529
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 529

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Thief of Night!", script by Doug Moench, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dick Giordano; The Batman encounters the black-clad Thief of Night, who steals precious gems to bring to his lover Nocturna; At the same time, Jason Todd considers going back to the circus, since Batman will not take him on as his new partner; continued in Batman 363. "Getting Up III: Lost in the Ozone," script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Paris Cullins, inks by Frank Giacoia; Rick helps free Ollie and the rest of the people Ozone glued to the exhibition rooms floor, and then reveals that the man in pursuit of Ozone is his own father, a psychotic scientist. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #530
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 530

    Cover pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dick Giordano. "Passion Nocturnale," script by Doug Moench, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dick Giordano; Jason Todd runs away from home, while Batman testifies at the Night-Thiefs trial and attempts to capture Nocturna. "Survival of the Fittest," script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Adrian Gonzales, inks by Rick Magyar; When the Russian embassy in Star City is attacked by extreme rightists led by the Survivalist, a paramilitary type, Oliver Queen (covering an ambassadors speech for the Daily Star) switches to his Green Arrow identity and drives away the Survivalist and his troops; Later, GA takes a captured weapon from the group to a general at nearby Fort Carlin and finds it far in advance of most regulation weapons. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #531
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 531

    Cover pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Face of the Chimera," script by Doug Moench, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Alfredo Alcala; Batman and Jason Todd try to discover which circus performer is being impersonated by the Chimera, only to learn he has multiple identities. "Survival of the Fittest II: Shelter from the Storm!", script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Jerome Moore, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Green Arrow prevents the silos from completely opening with his magnetic arrows, and blasts the apparatus that sends power to the missile detonators; Then he trails the Survivalist and his men through the sewers near the base, but is discovered along with a forager and, after learning the Survivalist wishes to trigger a nuclear war, is held at gunpoint. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #532
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 532
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    Last 60c cover-priced issue. "Laugh, Killer, Laugh!" Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gene Colan and Bob Smith. Vicki Vale is tied to the train tracks of Joker's amusement park from hell. Can the Caped Crusader free himself in time to save the woman he loves from a horrible fate? Plus, Green Arrow's arms caper concludes in "Soft Target!" Story by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Jerome Moore, Adrian Gonzales, and Sal Trapani. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #533
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 533

    First 75c cover-priced issue. "Look to the Mountaintop!" Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gene Colan and Bob Smith. As Commissioner Gordon lies in Gotham General Hospital fighting for his life, Batman, with help from Barbara Gordon (the original Batgirl and future Oracle), must race against the clock to stop a new gang of assassins from ending his friends life. Plus, Green Arrow has his hands full with the menacing threat known as Detonator. "The Black Box!" Part 1 of 4. Story by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Chuck Patton and Shawn McManus. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #534
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 534

    "Brambles!" Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gene Colan and Alfredo Alcala. Batman and his new partner, Jason Todd, must stop Poison Ivy's attempt to branch out into true evil. Plus, Green Arrow must not only contend with the Detonator, but also the motorcycle gang known as the Werewolves of London. "The Black Box II!" Part 2 of 4. Story by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Chuck Patton and Shawn McManus. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #535
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 535

    1st Jason Todd in Robin costume. "One Hole in a Quilt of Madness!" Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gene Colan and Bob Smith. It's Jason Todd's first adventure as Robin the Boy Wonder and he has been seriously injured in battle with the Crazy-Quilt. However, the criminal underworld will soon learn there is more to this new Robin than meets the eye. Plus, Green Arrow's solo adventure continues in "On the Cheap...The Black Box III!" Part 3 of 4. Story by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Shawn McManus. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #536
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 536

    "Facing the Dark, Blindly...!" Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gene Colan and Bob Smith. Cover by Paris Cullins and Dick Giordano. Batman is in a race to the death with one of the deadliest men alive, Deadshot. Plus, Green Arrow concludes his solo caper in a final confrontation with the Detonator. "Shortfuse...The Black Box IV!" Part 4 of 4. Story by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Shawn McManus and Sal Tradani. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #537
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 537

    "Down Below!" Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gene Colan and Bob Smith. A man rises from the sewers screaming Murder! Batman must descend into the depths of Gotham and its sordid past to solve this crime. Plus, Green Arrow confronts a murderer who has spent a life time driving a man insane. "Strike First!" Story by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Shawn McManus. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #538
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 538

    "Curse of the Catman!" Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gene Colan and Bob Smith. Batman faces off against a new Catman who has discovered one of the Dark Knight's most guarded secrets, the location of the Batcave. Plus, Green Arrow is back in a tale that reveals an incident that fuels Oliver's need to do what's right. "Three Years Ago Today!" Story by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Shawn McManus. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #539
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 539

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. "Boxing," script by Doug Moench, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Bob Smith; Continued from Batman #372; Batman and Tommy Dunfey go in search of Dr. Fang to avenge Michael Greenes murder. "The Devil You Don't Know," script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Shawn McManus, inks by Sal Trapani; Australian tabloid publisher Morris Burdick is considering buying the Daily Star; Shortly afterward, a costumed villain called the Printers Devil appears with a flame-throwing weapon and threatens the Star building; Green Arrow battles the Printers Devil, but is trapped by his own net-arrow as a stray flame from the Devils weapon nears gas station pumps across the street from the newspaper offices. 36 pgs., full color. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #540
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 540

    "Something Scary!" Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gene Colan and Bob Smith. As Batman faces his greatest fear, failing to protect those he loves, Robin faces off against the sinister Scarecrow. Plus, Green Arrow continues his struggle with the Printer's Devil in "In Cold Type!" Part 2 of 2. Story by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Shawn McManus and Sal Tradani. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #541
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 541

    "Antarctic Nightmare!" Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gene Colan and Bob Smith. Batman pursues the Penguin to Antarctica for a final showdown. Robin (Jason Todd) appearance. Plus, Green Arrow must use all of his fighting and archery skills to stay one step ahead of the deadly Death-Dealer. "The Nightfly!" Part 1 of 2. Story by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Shawn McManus and Sal Tradani. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #542
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 542

    "Between Two Nights!" Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gene Colan and Bob Smith. Cover by Paris Cullins and Dick Giordano. When the Batman will not respond to the Bat-Signal, who will? Jason Todd, that's who. Make way for the new Dynamic Duo, Robin and...Detective Bullock? Plus, Green Arrow continues to battle the fatal draw of the Death-Dealer. "The Turn of an Unfriendly Card...The Nightfly II!" Part 2 of 2. Story by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Shawn McManus and Sal Tradani. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #543
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 543

    "Shadows of Vengeance!" Part 1 of 2. Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gene Colan and Alfredo Alcala. Bruce Wayne intends to adopt the orphaned Jason Todd, but the devilish Nocturna also has her sights set on the young Robin. However, as she proposes a union with the handsome billionaire, Batman learns Anton Knight, the Thief of Night, is not one to share the affections of Nocturna's love. Plus, Green Arrow finds Doyle being threatened by the Printer's Devil. But, how can that be since Doyle is the Printer's Devil? "It's Not Fair!" Part 1 of 2. Story by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Shawn McManus and Sal Tradani. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #544
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 544

    "Deceit in Dark Secret!" Part 2 of 2. Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gene Colan and Alfredo Alcala. At the mercy of the Thief of Night, Batman is saved by Nocturna. This seductive beauty of the night confides that she knows Batman's secret identity and professes a forbidden love for him. The Dark Knight is left to contemplate her indecent proposal. He must do what is best for Jason Todd and what is right by the law. Plus, Green Arrow's photographer partner, Sharon Greenglass, has been taken hostage by two super-powered lunatics. Can he save her and keep his secret identity secret at the same time? "Fair from the Madding Crowd...It's No Fair II!" Part 2 of 2. Story by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Shawn McManus. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #545
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 545

    Cover pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dick Giordano. "By Darkness Masked," script by Doug Moench, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Bob Smith; The wounded Night-Slayer is found by a blind girl, who believes him to be the Batman; continues in Batman #379. "It's No Fair III: Fair Raid," script by Joey Cavalieri, art by Shawn McManus; Oliver Queen explains away his uniform to Bad Penny as a costume he is wearing for a play, and is admitted to the auto-automat; Shortly thereafter, he changes into his Green Arrow guise, defeats Penny and Pinball Wizard, and frees the hostages. 36 pgs., full color. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #546
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 546

    Cover by Dick Giordano. "Hill's Descent," script by Doug Moench, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Bob Smith; Mayor Hamilton Hill accuses the Batman falsely of a crime and, when Harvey Bullock comes in for a confrontation, shoots Bullock; Story continues in Batman #380. "Clash Reunion," script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Jerome Moore, inks by Bruce Patterson; Vengeance invades the class reunion of Oliver Queens old high school, seeking to kill Davy Arnold, an embezzler who hides out as the schools janitor; Green Arrow stops Vengeance, but is unable to prevent his escape; Elsewhere, an aged monk from a monastery gives a woman named Onyx some instructions on his deathbed: find Oliver Queen, who once spent some time with their order, and bring him back, to save the world. 36 pgs., full color. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #547
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 547

    Cover pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by RomeoTanghal. "Cast of Characters, Sequence of Events," script by Doug Moench, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Klaus Janson; Robin and Nocturna fight the Night-Slayer, who wears Batmans costume, and Batman, in the Night-Slayers costume, struggles to regain his memory; Story continues in Batman #381. "Clash Reunion II: Most Likely to Die!", script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Jerome Moore, inks by Bruce Patterson; Green Arrow learns from James that Tim Selby, one of Oliver Queens old classmates, is now an enforcer for the Vietnamese Mafia, but is keeping kickbacks he takes from the merchants in the Vietnamese section of Star City; The archer baits a trap for him by setting up a phony gift shop ostensibly run by a friend, Mary Ho; But, shortly after Selby arrives and begins his shakedown attempt, Vengeance appears, shoots at Selby, and hits Mary. 36 pgs., full color. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #548
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 548

    Cover pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Dick Giordano. "Beasts A-Prowl," script by Doug Moench, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Bob Smith; Batman battles a terrorist called Darkwolf, while Catwoman makes a comeback in Gotham; Story continues in Batman #382. "Vengeance is Mine!", script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Jerome Moore, inks by Bruce Patterson; Mary Ho is saved by the bullet-proof vest she wears under her clothes, and Green Arrow subdues both Tim Selby and Vengeance. Elsewhere, Onyx finds a place to stay, from a shopkeeper in Star City. 36 pgs., full color. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #549
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 549

    Cover by Pat Broderick. "Doctor Harvey and Mr. Bullock," script by Doug Moench, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Bob Smith; Harvey Bullock, with the help of Batman, takes on an entire street gang after his home is vandalized. "Night Olympics, Part One," script by Alan Moore, art by Klaus Janson; Black Canary and Green Arrow find that the crooks aren't as bold as they used to be; This leads to a discussion of how the bad crooks are getting worse; Then, from a rooftop, Black Canary is shot by an arrow. 36 pgs., full color. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #550
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 550

    Cover by Pat Broderick. "The Spider's Ninth Leg!", script by Doug Moench, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Bob Smith; The nine critical steps in Joey Redwine's life are replayed as Batman chases the criminal across the Gotham rooftops. "Night Olympics, Part Two," script by Alan Moore, art by Klaus Janson; Green Arrow goes after the archer that shot Black Canary. Statement of ownership: average # of copies per issue, previous year—77,275. 36 pgs., full color. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.