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Detective Comics No. 384
February 1969
Story: “Tall, Dark, Handsome, and Missing” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #176)
Intro: Mark Hanner, Sharon Hanner
Villains: Web Foote and his gang (first appearance for all)
Comment: This is the first Batgirl strip.
 This story takes place from December 6-27 and continues in the next issue.
 In this story, Barbara Gordon changes her appearance to a more glamorous one.
Synopsis: Barbara Gordon goes looking for a mysterious but handsome patron of the library where she works and, as Batgirl, discovers he is a prisoner of gangsters.

Detective Comics No. 385
March 1969
Cover: Batgirl and Robin looking at death-note pinned to Batman’s cape //Neal Adams
Story: “Hunt For the Helpless Hostage” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears in Batman story in this issue)
Other Characters: Mark Hanner, Sharon Hanner (only appearance for both)
Villains: Web Foote and his gang (last appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Barbara Gordon attends Bruce Wayne’s birthday party in the Batman story in this issue, then Batgirl attends the mock funeral of Superman in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #189 and helps Supergirl fight Telix in ADVENTURE COMICS #381.
Synopsis: Batgirl rescues Mark Hanner and then helps him rescue his sister from the hands of gangster Web Foote.

Detective Comics No. 388
June 1969
Story: “Surprise!  This’ll Kill You!”  (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #381)
Intro: Maisie (only appearance)
Villains: Darlene Dawson, “Batman”, “Superman”, “Flash,” “Green Lantern” (first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Barbara Gordon agrees to substitute for a stewardess at a costume ball in which she goes as Batgirl, but doesn’t know that the stewardess is a smuggler, or that her four confederates, dressed as Justice League members, intend to try and kill her.

Detective Comics No. 389
July 1969
Story: “Batgirl’s Bag of Tricks” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears in BATMAN #214)
Villains: “Superman” (dies in this story), Darlene Dawson, “Batman”, “Flash”, “Green Lantern” (last appearance for all), Mr. Dawson (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Batgirl appears during Cleo Starr’s attempt to trap Batman into marriage in BATMAN #214.
 This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl battles free of the phony “Justice Leaguers” and manages to track down smuggler Darlene Dawson for a showdown.

Detective Comics No. 392
October 1969
Story: “A Clue--Seven-Foot Tall” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in BATMAN #214)
Supporting Characters: Jason Bard (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #491), Stella (first appearance; next appears in issue #396)
Villains: Topper, Chips, and their gang (first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Barbara Gordon meets and dates detective Jason Bard, who deduces that the perpetrator of a mugging-murder was seven feet tall, and a member of the city’s pro basketball team, at which point Batgirl lends Bard a hand.

Detective Comics No. 393
November 1969
Story: “Downfall of a Goliath” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears in issue #396)
Supporting Character: Jason Bard (next appears in issue #396)
Villains: Chips, Topper, and their gang (last appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl and Jason Bard attempt to trap Topper, a basketball star, for the secret syndicate ledger he has stashed in his locker, but their trap backfires.

Detective Comics No. 396
February 1970
Story: “The Orchid-Crusher” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inkers: Gil Kane (pg. 1), Murphy Anderson (pgs. 2-9)
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in issue #393)
Supporting Characters: Jason Bard (last appearance in issue #393), Stella (last appearance in issue #392; last appearance)
Villain: Darren Tomkins (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl goes on the trail of a killer of plain-Jane women by affecting an unglamourous appearance as Barbara Gordon.

Detective Comics No. 397
March 1970
Story: “The Hollow Man” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears in issue #400)
Supporting Character: Jason Bard (next appears in issue #404)
Villain: Darren Tomkins (last appearance)
Comment: This story continues from the last issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl discovers that the killer of plain women is a “matinee idol” himself, who uses masks to disguise himself as ugly men.

Detective Comics No. 404
October 1970
Story: “Midnight Doom-Boy” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in issue #401)
Supporting Characters: Jason Bard (last appearance in issue #397), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in next issue; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #93)
Intro: Billy Warlock (dies in this story), Infra-Red
Villain: Veda (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Jason Bard is framed for the murder of avant-garde film director Billy Warlock, and Batgirl learns that the real murderess is Veda, one of Warlock’s actresses.  But she is paralyzed by a drug, and Veda prepares to encase her body in plaster and smother her.

Detective Comics No. 405
November 1970
Story: “The Living Statues” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Character: Jason Bard (next appears in issue #414)
Cameo: Billy Warlock
Other Character: Infra-Red (last appearance)
Villain: Veda (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Infra-Red breaks in to help save Batgirl from Veda’s plaster deathtrap, but the dead Billy Warlock may have the last word in the case.

Detective Comics No. 406
December 1970
Story: “The Explosive Circle” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #93; next appears in BATMAN #230)
Intro: Shelley Simms
Villains: Mal and his gang (first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Trying to learn the involvement of an activist author with a bombed building, Batgirl finds herself trapped in a basement whose floor is laden with mines.

Detective Comics No. 407
January 1971
Story: “One of Our Landmarks Is Missing” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Batgirl
Other Character: Shelley Simms (last appearance)
Villains: Mal and his gang (last appearance), Slavin (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: After Batgirl manages to deactivates the mines, she goes on the trail of Mal and his bombing gang, and finds them in cahoots with a profiteer.

Detective Comics No. 408
February 1971
Story: “The Phantom Bull-Fighter” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Batgirl
Intro: Don Alvarado (only appearance), El Granados, Manolo, Paco
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Barbara Gordon goes to Madrid, Spain to acquire a manuscript on bullfighting for the library, becomes a guest of Don Alvarado, and becomes involved in a bullfighting mystery when a bull is killed before it can fight in the ring.

Detective Comics No. 409
March 1971
Story: “Night of the Sharp Horns” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Batgirl
Other Characters: El Granados, Manolo, Paco (last appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl finds herself alone in a bullring, facing a bull loosed upon her by a mysterious matador.

Detective Comics No. 410
April 1971
Story: “Battle of the Three M’s” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Batgirl
Intro: Mamie Acheson, Jules Thayer (only appearance)
Villains: Serpy, Milt, Lips, Rigby (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: A model’s injured leg leaves the fashion world in disarray.  When the courtiers turn to crime, Batgirl intervenes, and finds herself in a clothes-cutting deathtrap.

Detective Comics No. 411
May 1971
Story: “Cut and Run” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Batgirl
Other Character: Mamie Acheson (last appearance)
Villains: Serpy, Milt, Lips, Rigby (last appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl must free herself of the pattern cutter before it cuts her to pieces.

Detective Comics No. 412
June 1971
Story: “The Head-Splitters” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #94)
Intro: Tina Lansbury (only appearance)
Villains: Wanda, Vazly (first appearance for both)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl battles a pair of wig-makers who extort money from their female victims by threatening to crush their heads with constricting wigs.

Detective Comics No. 413
July 1971
Story: “Squeeze-Play” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears in Batman story in issue #415)
GA: Bruce Wayne (Batman; last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #97)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon
Intro: Mrs. Elliot (only appearance)
Villains: Wanda, Vazly (last appearance for both)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Batgirl briefly appears in the Batman story in issue #415.
Synopsis: Batgirl continues her fight to save a victim from Wanda’s and Vazly’s deadly wigs.

Detective Comics No. 414
August 1971
Story: “Invitation To Murder” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in Batman story in next issue)
Supporting Character: Jason Bard (last appearance in issue #405)
Intro: Tiz Marlowe, Robbie Marlowe
Villain: Big Chuck Walla (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Barbara Gordon and Jason Bard receive invitations for a stage show but find the stage and audience empty, save for themselves, two actors, and an unseen gunman who is out to kill them.

Detective Comics No. 415
September 1971
Story: “Death Shares the Spotlight” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Character: Jason Bard (next appears in issue #418)
Intro: Langham, Billy Bailey (only appearance for both)
Other Characters: Tiz Marlowe, Robbie Marlowe (last appearance for both)
Villain: Big Chuck Walla (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl tracks the mystery shootist down to a Wild West show and learns the secret behind his crime.

Detective Comics No. 416
October 1971
Story: “The Deadly Go-Between” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in next issue)
Intro: Jim McClean (as a corpse; only appearance; dies before this story opens),
Villains: Jilly, Zed Kurtz, the Ice-Men (first appearance for all), two thugs (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: A cop is murdered and a phony Batgirl leads Commissioner Gordon into a trap while the real Batgirl tries to escape and warn him of it.

Detective Comics No. 417
November 1971
Story: “A Bullet For Gordon” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (next appears in Batman story in issue #419)
Villains: The Boss, Rods, and their gang (first and only appearance for all), Zed Kurtz, Ice-Men, Jilly (last appearance for all)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 It is revealed that Commissioner Gordon knows his daughter Barbara is Batgirl in this story.
Synopsis: Batgirl saves Commissioner Gordon from the deathtrap and then tracks down the real perpetrators of the cop-killing.

Detective Comics No. 418
December 1971
Story: “The Kingpin Is Dead” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in next issue; some origin details revealed), Jason Bard (last appearance in issue #415)
Intro: George (only appearance)
Villains: Floyd Marcus (first appearance; dies in this story),  Larry (the Blimp) Cooper, other crooks (first appearance for all), a Mike Marcus lookalike (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: While attending a gangster movie premiere, Barbara Gordon sees a “godfather” from the 1920's murdered outside the theater and gets on the case as Batgirl.

Detective Comics No. 419
January 1972
Story: “Long Live the Kingpin” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: Jason Bard, Commissioner Gordon (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #100)
Intro: Mike Marcus (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: Floyd Marcus, Mike Marcus lookalike (in flashback)
Villains: Larry (the Blimp) Cooper, other crooks (last appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl discovers the real murderer of Floyd Marcus and exonerates his son.

Detective Comics No. 420
February 1972
Story: “Target For Manana” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in this issue), Jason Bard (next appears in issue #423)
Intro: Commissioner Garcia da Vega
Villains: Odds Lanyon and his gang, Carlos da Vega (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Barbara Gordon and her father go to Mexico to try and nab a drug-smuggling ring at its source, but are both captured.

Detective Comics No. 421
March 1972
Story: “Up Against Three Walls” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #101)
Other Character: Garcia da Vega (last appearance)
Villains: Odds Lanyon and his gang, Carlos da Vega (last appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl is captured by Odds Lanyon’s men and forced to play a deadly game of Jai Alai with a live grenade.

Detective Comics No. 422
April 1972
Cover: Batgirl unmasking before Commissioner Gordon; Batman vignette //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Unmasking of Batgirl” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in next issue)
Villains: Gregg Wilson and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
 In this story, Batgirl reveals her secret identity to Commissioner Gordon.
Synopsis: After having been conned by a supposedly-reformed crook who just wants to rob the Gotham Public Library of a first edition of Edgar Allan Poe, Barbara Gordon changes to Batgirl, nabs the thief, and then unmasks before her father.  Commissioner Gordon is being touted as a congressional candidate, but Barbara tells him she wants to run for the seat herself.

Detective Comics No. 423
May 1972
Story: “Candidate For Danger” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (next appears in Batman story in issue #421), Jason Bard (last appearance in issue #420)
Villains: Tab Higgins and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Barbara Gordon begins her campaign for Congress on the Fusion Faction ticket, but Batgirl must learn who has robbed their treasury of funds needed for TV commercials.

Detective Comics No. 424
June 1972
Story: “Batgirl’s Last Case” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #268)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (between Batman stories in this issue and issue #427), Jason Bard (next appears in his own story in next issue)
Intro: Mrs. Kunkel
Villains: Matty, Artie, Jim, and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: Barbara Gordon wins the Congressional election in this story and leaves Gotham City for Washington, D.C.
 After this story, Batgirl helps Superman fight MAZE in SUPERMAN #268 and the Controller in SUPERMAN #279 and helps Supergirl and the Justice League fight Cleopatra (Lilibet Windsor) in SUPERMAN FAMILY #171.
Synopsis: As Barbara Gordon’s Congressional campaign comes down to the wire, a group of gangsters conspires to put her out of the running by murder.
Batman Family No. 4
March-April 1976
Cover: “Santa Claus” hoods on sled vs. Batgirl and Robin; vignettes of Elongated Man, Gen. Von Dort, and Fatman //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “Cage Me or Kill Me” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Pablo Marcos
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Batgirl (between Batgirl and Robin stories in last issue and next issue)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #125; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #236)
Other Character: Tad Wolfe (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #449; last appearance)
Villains: Diamond Lilly and her gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story takes place near Christmas, 1975.
Synopsis: Batgirl and Commissioner Gordon try to keep crime-syndicate assassin Diamond Lilly from killing former crook Tad Wolfe before he can receive a new face and identity.

Batman Family No. 6
July-August 1976
Cover: Robin vs. Joker’s Daughter; Batgirl vs. Jack Lightfoot on bison; vignettes of Batgirl, Robin, Alfred, and Mad Hatter //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “Valley of the Copper Moon” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Batgirl (between Batgirl and Robin stories in last issue and next issue)
Supporting Character: Sen. Robert Thomas Cleary (last appearance in Batgirl and Robin story in issue #3; next appears in issue #17)
Intro: Congressman Matthew
Villain: Jack Lightfoot (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story makes mention of an undepicted adventure a year in the past when Batgirl visited the Indian tribe depicted in this story.
Synopsis: Congesswoman Barbara Gordon makes a trip to an Indian rodeo with other legislators, and discovers skulduggery and political corruption there as Batgirl.

Batman Family No. 10
March-April 1977
Cover: Killer Moth and Cavalier vs. Batgirl; Batwoman vignette //Bob Brown / ?
Story: “Those Were the Bad Old Days” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Batgirl (between Batgirl and Robin stories in last issue and next issue)
GS: Batwoman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #325; next appears in Commissioner Gordon and Alfred story in next issue)
GA: Dick Grayson (Robin; between BATMAN #285 / 286)
Supporting Character: Lori Elton (last appearance in Batgirl and Robin story in last issue; next appears in Commissioner Gordon and Alfred story in next issue)
Villains: The Cavalier (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #212; next appears in BATMAN #291), Killer Moth (between BATMAN #200 / 291)
Comment: Batgirl reveals that she is 25 years old in this story and that Dick Grayson is still a teenager.
Synopsis: Batwoman comes out of retirement to aid Batgirl in battling the new villain team of the Cavalier and Killer Moth.

Batman Family No. 12
July-August 1977
Cover: Robin, Batgirl, and Man-Bat vs. Sunset Gang member //Jim Aparo
Story: “I Am Batgirl’s Brother” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Vince Colletta
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in Batgirl and Robin story in last issue; next appears in Robin story in this issue; also appears in flashback, chronologically between ADVENTURE COMICS #453 / DETECTIVE COMICS #357)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (in flashback to indeterminate time), Tony Gordon (of Earth-One; Batgirl’s brother; first appearance; last chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #453; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #482)
Villains: Captain Aero (first and only appearance), Chinese Communists
Comment: Shortly after this story Batgirl teams up with Robin and Man-Bat to fight the Outsider in the Robin story in this issue and the Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat story in next issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl briefly meets her long-lost brother Tony, who has been hiding from Communist spies with the help of the authorities, while she fights a crook called Captain Aero.  Tony Gordon realizes he will have to get another cover identity.
 
Batman Family No. 18
June-July 1978
Story: “Assault On the Pentagon” (12 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Juan Ortiz
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in FREEDOM FIGHTERS #14)
Supporting Character: Robert Thomas Cleary (last appearance in Batgirl, Batwoman, and Huntress story in last issue; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #481)
Villains: Madame Zodiac (last appearance in Batgirl, Batwoman, and Huntress story in last issue)
and her gang (first and only appearance to date)
Synopsis: Batgirl battles Madame Zodiac, who uses the Pentagon to augment her mystical powers.

Batman Family No. 19
August-September 1978
Story: “The Sino-Supermen” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Juan Ortiz
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Batgirl
Intro: Lewis Efrem (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #482), Higgins (only appearance)
Villains: Wo Fong (first appearance), the Sino-Supermen (first appearance; three die in this story)
Comment: Story continues in Batgirl and Robin story in next issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl helps defeat Red Chinese spies who have been given powers similar to those of Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Supergirl, then learns that her brother Tony Gordon may still be alive.

Detective Comics No. 481
December 1978 / January 1979
Story: “A Slow Death In China” (9 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #20)
Supporting Character: Robert Thomas Cleary (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #18)
Intro: Leslie Tauburn
Villains: Wo Fong, the Sino-Supermen (first appearance for several members)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: On a diplomatic mission to China, Batgirl first beats off an attack by the Sino-Supermen, then is captured as Barbara Gordon along with her aide.

Detective Comics No. 482
February-March 1979
Story: “A Quick Death In China” (11 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Batgirl
GA: Batman (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #255), Dick Grayson (Robin; last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #20; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #149)
Supporting Characters: Sen. Robert Thomas Cleary, Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in BATMAN #308), Tony Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #12; dies in this story)
Other Characters: Lewis Efrem (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #18), Leslie Tauburn
Villains: Wo Fong (dies in this story), Sino-Supermen (last appearance), Chinese Communists
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Wo Fong mistakenly thinks Barbara Gordon’s friend Leslie is really Batgirl and tries to make her reveal superheroic secrets, but the real Batgirl and her brother Tony Gordon find themselves teamed in combat against Wo Fong and his Sino-Supermen.

Detective Comics No. 483
April-May 1979
Story: “A Date With Batgirl” (12 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Roazkis
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears in BATMAN #311)
Intro: Rod Stromer (only appearance)
Villains: Squadron for the Advancement of Everybody (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Batgirl teams with Batman to fight Dr. Phosphorus in BATMAN #311.
Synopsis: After Batgirl mops up on most of a terrorist band, a soldier gets the nerve to ask her for a date, and is accepted.

Detective Comics No. 484
June-July 1979
Cover: Batgirl, Commissioner Gordon, Batman, and Robin //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Race Against Murder” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Mike Stevens
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #311; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #152)
Villains: Ross Clanton, a phony nurse, a messenger (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Commissioner Gordon is injured by a mail bomb, and Batgirl sets out to find out who sent it to her father.

Detective Comics No. 485
August-September 1979
Story: “The Case of the Untouchable Crook” (11 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: John Celardo
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Batgirl
Intro: Carleton Roberts, Congresswoman Gerald, Gloria Mann (only appearance for all)
Villains: Anton Karyov, Congressman Cartwright (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Batgirl starts by foiling a burglary of her apartment and winds up uncovering polticial corruption involving a U.S. Congressman.

Detective Comics No. 486
October-November 1979
Story: “Crime Calls Killer Moth” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl
Intro: Donny Halsey, Congressman Dowd (only appearance for both)
Villains: Killer Moth (last appearance in BATMAN #311; next appears in issue #526), Mike, Paul (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Batgirl tries to learn why Killer Moth murdered a shoemaker who was working for him.

Detective Comics No. 487
December 1979 / January 1980
Cover: Robin, Batman, Batgirl //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “The Case of the Campaign Crimes” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Dick Giordano
Inker: Steve Mitchell
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: Sam Hagen (last appearance in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #2; last appearance?), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #157; next appears in BATMAN #318)
Intro: Della Zigler
Villains: Dexter Doyle, Harker, Hicks, Gary Chase (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: While Barbara Gordon is campaigning for reelection to Congress, she must (as Batgirl) protect her opponent from assassination attempts and learn who is behind them.

Detective Comics No. 488
February-March 1980
Story: “The Leader of the Dark Lords” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in BATMAN #321)
Intro: Len Rockwall, Sanchez, the Invaders, the Dark Lords (two street gangs; only appearance for all), Alo Ramirez (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villain: Salgoto (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story reveals that Barbara Gordon lost her bid for re-election to Congress.
Synopsis: Batgirl goes after the murderer of a juvenile delinquent to prevent two street gangs from clashing.

Detective Comics No. 490
May 1980
Story: “Dance of Death” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in the Batgirl and Robin story in last issue)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #159)
Intro: Charles Rey, Cecile Rey (only appearance for both)
Villain: Philipe Rey (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Batgirl goes undercover as a ballet trainer to learn which of a dance maestro’s children wants to kill him.

Detective Comics No. 491
June 1980
Story: “The Assassination of Batgirl” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears in Batman and Batgirl story in next issue)
Supporting Characters: James Stein (next appears in issue #497), Richard Bender, Robert Barton (first appearance for all), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #325; next appears in Batman and Batgirl story in next issue), Tracy Dover (first appearance; next appears in issue #493; name revealed in issue #494)
Villains: Gen. Max Scarr and his gang, Cormorant (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in the Batman and Batgirl story in next issue.
Synopsis: Max Scarr, a criminal with a military passion, lures Batgirl into a trap with a “booby-trapped” Batgirl dummy, and has Cormorant, an assassin, wound her with gunfire.

Detective Comics No. 493
August 1980
Story: “Flames of Fear” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in Batman and Batgirl story in last issue)
Supporting Characters: Richard Bender, Robert Barton, Tracy Dover (last appearance in issue #491),  Jim Dover (first appearance)
Synopsis: Batgirl saves a girl formerly victimized by Cormorant from a building fire.

Detective Comics No. 494
September 1980
Story: “The Lesser Evil” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN #1; next appears in Batman story in this issue), Jeff (first appearance; next appears in issue #496), Richard Bender, Robert Barton,  Jim Dover, Tracy Dover
Villains: Boss Vance and his gang (first and only appearance for all), Ray Beeler, Norman “Shades” Cosgrove, and their gang (first appearance for all)
Synopsis: Batgirl pits herself against two rival gangs in Gotham who are fighting for control of a local theater to cement their power over a neighborhood.

Detective Comics No. 495
October 1980
Story: “Bossman’s Bane” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in last issue; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #168), Richard Bender, Robert Barton (both next appear in issue #497)
Villains: Ray Beeler, Norman “Shades” Cosgrove, their gang, various crooks (last appearance for all)
Synopsis: Batgirl initiates a plan to take down ganglord Ray Beeler by trapping his henchman, “Shades” Cosgrove.

Detective Comics No. 496
November 1980
Story: “Stealer of Souls” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: Tracy Dover (next appears in issue #502), Jim Dover, Jeff Cotton (between issues #494 / 501)
Intro: Charles Turner, Cameron
Villains: Dr. Voodoo (first appearance; next appears in issue #501) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Dr. Voodoo, a villain with magical powers, attempts to rob Gotham’s Diamond District, but Batgirl goes against him.

Detective Comics No. 497
December 1980
Cover: Guard, Robin, Batman, and Commissioner Gordon watching Batgirl in cell // Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Barbara Gordon, Murderess” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: James Stein (between issues #492 / 502), Richard Bender, Robert Barton (both between issues #495 / 502), Doreen Gray (first appearance)
Intro: Congressman Scanlon (in flashback; dies in this story)
Other Characters: Detective Cameron, Charles Turner
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Barbara Gordon finds herself being framed for the murder of a congressman with whom she had disagreements, and Batgirl finds she cannot disprove the charge.

Detective Comics No. 498
January 1981
Story: “The Tightening Web” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Albert De Guzman
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in this issue), Jim Dover, Doreen Gray
Other Characters: Detective Cameron
Villains: Randall F. Borowitz, Joey and two other hoods (first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl searched for ways to prove Barbara Gordon’s innocence of murdering Congressman Scanlon, but is captured by crooks.

Detective Comics No. 499
February 1981
Story: “Chains of Guilt” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears in issue #501)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #188), Jim Dover,  Doreen Gray (both next appear in issue #501)
Villains: Randall F. Borowitz, Joey and his gang (last appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl must escape a deathtrap in order to solve the mystery of Congressman Scanlon’s murder and clear Barbara Gordon’s name.

Detective Comics No. 501
April 1981
Story: “The Five-Fold Revenge of Dr. Voodoo” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in issue #499)
Supporting Characters: Jeff Cotton (between issues #496 / 505), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #172), Doreen Gray (last appearance in issue #499), Jim Dover (last appearance in issue #499; last appearance)
Villains: Dr. Voodoo (last appearance in issue #496), his mentor (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Dr. Voodoo finds his magic blocked from directly stealing Batgirl’s soul, but learns that he can endanger her by causing her emotional distress.

Detective Comics No. 502
May 1982
Story: “To Live a Nightmare” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: James Stein, Richard Bender, Robert Barton (last appearance for all in issue #497), Doreen Gray, Commissioner Gordon (next appears in BATMAN #331), Tracy Dover (last appearance in issue #496)
Villains: Dr. Voodoo and his mentor (last appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Batgirl teams with Batman and Robin to fight the Scarecrow in the Batman story in next issue.
Synopsis: Dr. Voodoo magically causes Batgirl emotional distress and then kidnaps Tracy Dover to lure her into a trap.

Detective Comics No. 505
August 1982
Story: “Hunt For a Hunchback Killer” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in Batman story in issue #503)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in BATMAN #340), Jeff Cotton (last appearance in issue #501), Richard Bender (last apearance in issue #502; last appearance)
Villain: Iago (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
 Batgirl reveals her secret identity to Jeff Cotton in this story.
Synopsis: Batgirl hunts for the “hunchback killer” who has been terrorizing women around Gotham, but falls prey to him instead.

Detective Comics No. 506
September 1982
Story: “Farewell, My Lovely” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears in issue #508)
Supporting Character: James Stein (last appearance)
Villain: Iago (dies in this story)
Synopsis: Batgirl is released by the hunchbacked villain, who leaves her for dead, but gets back on his trail again and discovers his true identity.

Detective Comics #508
November 1981
Story: “The Attack of the Annihilator” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Co-plotter: Wendy Beraud
Co-plotter, scripter: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in issue #506)
GS: Supergirl (last appearance in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1)
Supporting Characters: Jeff Cotton, Robert Barton
Villain: The Annihilator (Kenneth Anderson; first appearance)
Synopsis: Geologist Kenneth Anderson conducts an experiment with a strange rock which, he says, contains incredible energy properties and transforms himself into a hyperevolved man with mind-over-matter powers.  Barbara Gordon sees a TV report of the carnage Anderson, who now calls himself the Annihilator, causes, and becomes Batgirl to try to deal with him.  She is hard-pressed to deal with the villain, who wishes to dominate humanity, until Supergirl appears. The Girl of Steel, who had been in town as actress Linda Danvers on a promo tour for Secret Hearts, saves Batgirl and attacks the Annihilator, only to find him absorbing her own great power and rendering her senseless.

Detective Comics #509
December 1981
Story: “The Fires of Destruction” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorists: Thomas, Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Batgirl
GS: Supergirl
Villain: The Annihilator
Supporting character: Jeff Cotton (last appearance)
Synopsis: Batgirl deduces, from physical reactions of the Annihilator’s, that he is absorbing Supergirl’s energies, not her powers.  Thus, she safely swoops down under cover of a tear-gas pellet and snatches Supergirl away from him.  She uses Supergirl’s invulnerable body as a shield against his power-blasts, which wake Supergirl out of her unconscious state.  After another brief conflict, the Annihilator teleports away.  Supergirl tells Batgirl she will remain in town until she and Batgirl have captured their new foe.  Later, Supergirl does a favor for Batgirl by carving out an underground passageway to her new secret garage.  Meanwhile, the Annihilator perceives that he has undergone a second evolutionary change: he now wants to rebuild Gotham City after he destroys it, and will populate it with beings like himself, which he will create by blasting normal humans with a ray powered by his energy-rock.   Batgirl and Supergirl track the Annhilator down through a clue, but the Annihilator is ready for them, and intent on making Batgirl his hyperevolved mate.
 
Detective Comics #510
January 1982
Story: “Bride of Destruction” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Batgirl
GS: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #212)
Villain: The Annihilator (last appearance)
Synopsis: Supergirl warns Batgirl in time for her to avoid the Annihilator’s ray-blast.  Both of them confront the villain, who blasts Supergirl through a wall with his ray.  He scatters a resulting fire through the chemical plant in which he worked, and Batgirl and Supergirl are forced to let him flee as they put it out.  They find him again before long, evolved once more and harder to deal with.  But Batgirl deduces that heat is what triggers his evolutionary jumps, and uses a stream of water from a nearby fire hydrant and a puff of Supergirl’s super-cold breath to revert him back to normal human form.  Supergirl leaves Batgirl with the Annihilator, both heroines agreeing that they’ll have to work together again before long.

Detective Comics No. 512
March 1982
Story: “Riders In the Night” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: Robert Barton, Doreen Gray
Intro: Jane (only appearance)
Villains: Revo, the Demon Riders (including Jackson; first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl and Barbara Gordon begin a crusade against the cycle-riding gang, the Demon Riders, but the hoods trash Barbara’s apartment and ambush her when she comes home.

Detective Comics No. 513
April 1982
Story: “Duel With Demons” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears in BATMAN #346)
Intro: A stranger (only appearance)
Villains: Revo, Demon Riders (last appearance for all)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Barbara Gordon consoles her father on being fired from his commissioner’s job in BATMAN #346 and the Batman story in this issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl is hard-pressed in a fight against the Demon Riders until she gets unexpected help from a stranger.

Detective Comics No. 514
May 1982
Story: “How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in Batman story in last issue)
Supporting Characters: Robert Barton, Doreen Gray
Intro: Allan Trotter (only appearance)
Villains: Lady Viper (Charlene; first appearance), Conrad (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl encounters Lady Viper, a woman with the ability to become half-snake.

Detective Comics No. 515
June 1982
Story: “In the Coils of the Serpent” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Batgirl
GA: Jimmy Olsen (?; in flashback)
Villain: Lady Viper
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl learns the origin of Lady Viper while being held captive in a serpent’s coils.

Detective Comics No. 516
July 1982
Story: “Sleep While the Serpent Smiles” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Janice Chiang
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Batgirl
Supporting Characters: Doreen Gray, Robert Barton (last appearance for both)
Intro: Shamrock, a bag lady
Villain: Lady Viper
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl survives Lady Viper’s bite, but finds that her lower extremeties have been transformed into a serpent’s tail.

Detective Comics No. 517
August 1982
Story: “A Tale of Two Serpents” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Janice Chiang
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears in Batman story in issue #517)
Other Characters: Shamrock, the bag lady (last appearance for both)
Intro: Charlie Trainer (only appearance)
Villain: Lady Viper (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl finds a way of restoring her body to normal and has a showdown with Lady Viper.

Detective Comics No. 518
September 1982
Story: “He With Secrets Fears the Sound” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Barbara J. Randall
Artist: Trevor Von Eeden
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Batgirl (last appearance in BATMAN #352)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #352)
Intro: Ward Gilbert
Villains: The Velvet Tiger (Lani Gilbert) and her gang (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Batgirl goes after a computer crook called the Velvet Tiger, who can tap into all of Gotham’s computers.

Detective Comics No. 519
October 1982
Story: “When Velvet Paws Caress the Ground” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Barbara J. Randall
Penciller: Trevor Von Eeden
Inker: Rodin Rodriguez
Letterer: Janice Chiang
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Batgirl (next appears, as Barbara Gordon,  in BATMAN #355)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (next appears in BATMAN #353)
Other Character: Ward Gilbert (last appearance)
Villains: The Velvet Tiger and her gang (last appearance for all)
Synopsis: Batgirl captures the Velvet Tiger’s gang, but the Tiger herself escapes.

Batgirl’s later appearances:
BATMAN #355
DETECTIVE COMICS #524, 526, 531
BATMAN #365
DETECTIVE COMICS #532
BATMAN #366
DETECTIVE COMICS #533, 546
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4 / DC COMICS PRESENTS #86
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5, 7, 12

The New Earth Batgirl first appears in BATGIRL SPECIAL #1.
 

 Robin

Detective Comics No. 386
April 1969
Story: “The Teen-Age Gap” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #83; next appears in BATMAN #211)
Intro: Jim Hendricks, Craig Rockland (only appearance for both)
Villains: Eliot, Ron, Andy (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: In this story Robin is revealed as being in his junior year of high school.  Actually, he’s probably in his senior year, since he graduates in issue #?.
Synopsis: Three tough guys try to beat up on Robin during his appearance at a Gotham High campout, but a nerdish youngster helps the Boy Wonder out with some rope tricks.

Detective Comics No. 390
August 1969
Story: “Countdown To Chaos” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #23)
Intro: Sandy Cole, Craig “Rocky” Rockland, the “head negotiator”
Villains: The Skyliners (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Negotiations over problems in the Gotham high school system appear to be going well, until a pressured head negotiator announces that they have broken down, and Robin realizes that this will cause a teachers’ strike.

Detective Comics No. 391
September 1969
Story: “Strike” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Robin (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #86)
Other Characters: Sandy Cole, Craig “Rocky” Rockland, the “head negotiator” (last appearance for all)
Villains: The Skyliners (last appearance), “Mr. Big” and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: With a teachers’ strike threatened at Gotham High, Robin sets out to get the gangster responsible for the negotiator’s changed announcement.

Detective Comics No. 394
December 1969
Story: “Strike--While the Campus Is Hot” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in Batman story in this issue)
GS: Batman (last appearance in Batman story in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in BATMAN #217), Mrs. Higgins (first appearance; next appears in BATMAN #246)
Intro: Chief Hawkins, Dean Lewis (only appearance for both)
Villains: Jonah Ramm, Firebrand Fran, Citizens Tomorrow--Today, Chort and other Communist spies (first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues from the Batman story in this issue and continues in the next issue.
 With this story, Robin begins his career in college, and as a solo crime-fighter.
Synopsis: On his day of registration at Hudson University, Dick Grayson is assaulted by persons appearing to be cops during a protest sit-in.  But he is taken to a barn hideout, not a jail, and Robin learns that the cops and protesters are not what they seem.

Detective Comics No. 395
January 1970
Story: “Drop Out--or Drop Dead” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Robin (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #89)
GA: Batman (next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #125)
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #88)
Villains: Jonah Ramm, Firebrand Fran, Citizens Tomorrow--Today, Chort and other Communist spies (last appearance for all)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Robin helps Batman and the Phantom Stranger fight Josiah Heller in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #89.
Synopsis: A captive Robin strives to break out of the grasp of the Communist spies backing Jonah Ramm and his radicals and to prevent a strike from happening at the Hudson campus.

Detective Comics No. 398
April 1970
Story: “Moon-Struck” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #89)
Intro: Herb Stroud, Dr. Wells (only appearance for both)
Villain: Prof. Zukov (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: A visiting Russian professor is on hand at an exhibition of moon rocks in Hudson University when a youth is turned green, apparently from exposure to the rocks.  Robin tries to investigate but is knocked unconscious by an unseen assailant.

Detective Comics No. 399
May 1970
Story: “Panic By Moonglow” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Robin (next appears in BATMAN #222)
Other Characters: Herb Stroud, Dr. Wells (last appearance for both)
Villain: Prof. Zukov (dies in this story), Communist spies (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Robin helps Batman solve the Saul Cartwright mystery in BATMAN #222.
 This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Robin discovers that the “moon rock plague” is really an invention of Prof. Zukov, who is in league with a Communist spy ring.

Detective Comics No. 402
August 1970
Story: “My Place In the Sun” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #28)
GS: Speedy (between TEEN TITANS #28 / 29)
Cameo: Humphrey Bogart, Batman (as posters)
Intro: Frank Auley
Villain: Ed Cogdill (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: After a Teen Titans case, Roy Harper (Speedy) spends some time with Dick Grayson on the Hudson campus and both get involved in a brawl incited at the school cafeteria.

Detective Comics No. 403
September 1970
Story: “Break-Out” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Robin (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #196)
Other Character: Frank Auley (last appearance)
Cameo appearance: Batgirl
Villain: Ed Cogdill (last appearance)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Robin teams with Batman and Superman to fight K. C. Jones in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #196.
Synopsis: Robin investigates the escape of two juvenile delinquents from a corrective home.

Batman No. 227
December 1970
Story: “Help Me--I Think I’m Dead” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #196)
Intro: Tina, Russ, Phil Real, Buck Stuart, Rep. Forte (only appearance)
Villains: The board chairman, vice-president, and supervisor of ICM, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Robin saves a youth addled by a chemical accident, then becomes involved in a political issue involving a Congressman who has aided an industry’s entry into New Carthage and a professor who opposes it because of industrial pollution.

Batman No. 229
February 1971
Story: “Temperature Boiling and Rising” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Character: Robin (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #409)
Other Characters: Tina, Russ, Buck Stuart (last appearance for both), Phil Real, Hank Osher (last appearance in Batgirl / Robin story in DETECTIVE COMICS #400)
Intro: Mr. Albertson (only appearance)
Villain: Bill Perkins and his gang (first and only apperance for all)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Robin teams with Batman to fight Dr. Tzin-Tzin in DETECTIVE COMICS #408, then teams with Superman to fight aliens in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #200.
Synopsis: Robin investigates the smear campaign against candidate Buck Stuart and finds the trail leading to a student worker in Stuart’s campaign.

Batman No. 230
March 1971
Story: “Danger Comes A-Looking” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #200)
GA: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #200)
Supporting Characters: Phil Real, Terri Bergstrom (first appearance)
Other Characters: Marty, Dave (last appearance for both in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #200; last appearance for both)
Intro: Students For Democratic Action (only appearance)
Villain: Hank Osher (dies in this story), Kappa Zeta Fraternity (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #200.
Synopsis: Investigating the bombing of the ROTC building on campus, Robin is beaten up by orange-shoe-wearing students and finds himself in a conflict between radicals and anti-radicals.

Batman No. 231
May 1971
Story: “Wiped Out” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrick
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Robin (next appears in TEEN TITANS #33)
Supporting Character: Terri Bergstrom
Cameo appearance: Batman (on a poster)
Villains: Mark Brunner (first and only appearance), Kappa Zeta Fraternity (last appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Robin rejoins the Teen Titans to help them fight R. Buckminster in TEEN TITANS #33, to help them and Batman fight STOPP in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #94, then to help them fight a demon-worshipping cult in TEEN TITANS #34.  Then Robin teams with Batman to fight Ra’s Al Ghul in the next issue.
Synopsis: Robin traces a series of campus robberies to a fraternity with a connection to a fence in Gotham City.

Batman No. 234
August 1971
Story: “Vengeance For a Cop” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in Batman story in last issue)
Supporting Character: Terri Bergstrom
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beeker (only appearance for both), Nanci Beeker, Jonathan
Villain: Pat Whalon (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: In search of the assailant who shot a Hudson University cop, Robin joins a commune and finds the shooter, but is not allowed to leave with him.

Batman No. 235
September 1971
Story: “The Outcast Society” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Robin
Other Characters: Nanci Beeker, Jonathan
Villain: Pat Whalon
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Robin convinces the communards to let him take Pat Whalon away to stand trial, but Whalon breaks away and causes a brushfire that may destroy the commune.

Batman No. 236
November 1971
Story: “Rain Fire” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Robin (next appears in TEEN TITANS #35)
Supporting Character: Terri Bergstrom
Other Characters: Jonathan, Nanci Beeker (last appearance for both)
Intro: Martha and her husband (only appearance for both)
Villain: Pat Whalon (last appearance)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Robin helps the Teen Titans fight Calibano in TEEN TITANS #35-36, then teams with Batman against the Reaper in issue #237, then helps the Teen Titans fight the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in TEEN TITANS #37, then teams with Batman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, and Black Canary to fight Belknap in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #100, then helps the Teen Titans face their secret fears in TEEN TITANS #38.
Synopsis: Robin and the people from the nearby town help the communards put out the fire.  Then Robin finds and captures Pat Whalon, but finds that Terri Bergstrom, who has demonstrated psychic powers in the incident, has vanished.

Batman No. 239
February 1972
Story: “Soul-Pit” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #38)
Supporting Character: Terri Bergstrom
Other Characters: Gerry, Alan, Berni (last appearance in Batman story in issue #237)
Intro: Brother Thomas, Brother Charles, and other Jesus People (only appearance for all), Rick Asher
Villain: Mr. Asher (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Robin and three of his friends encounter and briefly brawl with some Jesus People attempting to convert a resistant Rick Asher.  Later, during a prayer meeting, Robin experiences a vision from Terri Bergstrom, urging him to find Rick’s abusive father so that he can be healed.

Batman No. 240
March 1972
Story: “Theater of the Mind” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Artist: Rich Buckler
Feature Character: Robin
Supporting Character: Terri Bergstrom
Intro: Thomas (only appearance)
Other Characters: Rick Asher, Brother Thomas, Brother Charles, Gordon Asher (last appearance for all)
Villain: Burton Asher (first appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Robin reunites Rick Asher with his father and uncle and helps straighten out family conflicts, and Terri Bergstrom mentally summons Robin to her, realizing he is a link to her cousin.

Batman No. 241
May 1971
Story: “The Secret of the Psychic Siren” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Artist: Rich Buckler
Feature Character: Robin
GS: Kid Flash (between TEEN TITANS #37 / 39), Lilith (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #38)
Supporting Character: Terri Bergstrom
Villains: A Cthuloid cult and their leader (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Terri Bergstrom and Lilith are reunited and discover they are cousins, with the help of Kid Flash and Robin.  But Robin, Lilith, and Terri soon face a Cthulu-worshipping cult which wants to destroy them.

Batman No. 242
June 1971
Story: “Death-Point” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Artist: Rich Buckler
Feature Character: Robin (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #91)
GS: Lilith (next appears in TEEN TITANS #39)
Supporting Character: Terri Bergstrom (last appearance)
Villains: The Cthuloid Cult and their leader (last appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Robin helps the Justice League and Justice Society fight Solomon Grundy (in which adventure he meets the Robin of Earth-Two) in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #91-92, then helps the Teen Titans fight Chief Taxha in TEEN TITANS #39, teams with the Teen Titans and Batman to fight Sonny Trask in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #102, then helps the Teen Titans fight Black Moray in TEEN TITANS #40.
Synopsis: Robin, Lilith, and Terri defeat the Cthuloid cult, but Terri discovers that close proximity to her cousin causes an energy feedback that turns Lilith evil.  Thus, she sadly realizes that she and Lilith must remain forever separate.
 
Batman No. 244
September 1972
Story: “The Teen-Age Trap” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Robin (between TEEN TITANS #40 / 41)
Supporting Character: Tommy Duffy (first appearance; next appears in issue #248)
Cameo appearance: Batman (in flashback)
Villains: A gang of punks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Robin helps the Teen Titans fight Capt. Ahab Barstow’s ghost in TEEN TITANS #41, then helps Batman gain the loyalty of Lo Ling in issue #243.
Synopsis: Robin helps give a disadvantaged and hostile inner-city kid a hand.

Batman No. 245
October 1972
Story: “Who Stole the Gift From Nowhere” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Robin (between TEEN TITANS #41 / 42)
Supporting Characters: Starly Evans (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #254; next appears in issue #249), Luke Graham (first appearance; next appears in issue #254), Diane Lewis (first appearance for both)
Intro: Sam (only appearance)
Villain: Gerson (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Robin helps the Teen Titans fight Lord Beetle in TEEN TITANS #42, then teams with Batman to fight Emil Ravek in issue #246 and Wilson Ennet in issue #247.
Synopsis: Robin must learn who stole a $50,000 donation for the Hudson University library and left a student’s fingerprints all over the envelope, which was stuffed with newspapers.

Batman No. 248
April 1973
Story: “The Immortals of Usen Castle” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in Batman story in last issue)
Supporting Characters: Diane Lewis (last appearance), Tommy Duffy (between issues #244 / 250)
Intro: Dr. Stanley Usen, Sara Usen, Dr. Samuel Usen (only appearance for all)
Villains: Mickey, Danny (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Robin takes a group of kids on a field trip to an old castle in which armor seems to move by itself and several of their number are kidnapped.

Batman No. 249
June 1973
Story: “Case of the Kidnapped Crusaders” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: Robin
Supporting Character: Starly Evans (last appearance in issue #245; last chronological appearance)
Other Character: Tom Carson (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #415; last appearance)
Villains: Sam and another phony cop (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Consumer advocate Tom Carson turns up missing after driving an experimental car, and Robin sets out to find out where he is and who kidnapped him.

Batman No. 250
July 1973
Story: “Return of the Flying Graysons” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: Robin (origin retold in this story; next appears in issue #252)
Supporting Characters: Tommy Duffy (between issues #248 / 252)
Intro: Jimmy Duffy (only appearance)
Cameo appearances: The Flash, Charlie Chaplin, John and Mary Grayson, Batman
Villains: Big Mike, Frank, other crooks (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: While Tommy Duffy and his brother discuss a poster of the Flying Graysons, Robin nails a gang of thieves.

Batman No. 252
October 1973
Story: “The King From Canarsie” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Robin (between issues #250 / 254)
Supporting Character: Tommy Duffy (last appearance in issue #250; last appearance)
Intro: Davy King (only appearance)
Villain: Van Sicklen (first and only appearance)
Comment: The character of Davy King is based on entertainer Danny Kaye.
Synopsis: Comedian Davy King comes to Hudson University to get a college education. When strange accidents begin endangering him, Robin investigates.

Batman No. 254
January-February 1974
Story: “The Phenomenal Memory of Luke Graham” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Robin (between issues #252 / 256)
Supporting Characters:  Starly Evans (in flashback; first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in issue #245), Luke Graham (last appearance in issue #245; last appearance)
Intro: Prof. Raymond (first and only appearance)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Robin teams with Batman to fight Catwoman in issue #256, the Judge in DETECTIVE COMICS #441, the Penguin in issue #257, and Two-Face in issue #258, then briefly appears as Dick Grayson in the Batman story in issue #260.
Synopsis: A student with a photographic memory which only works under stress helps Robin nab a gang of thieves.

Detective Comics No. 445
February-March 1975
Story: “The Touchdown Trap” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Artist: Mike Grell
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in BATMAN #260; next appears in issue #447)
Supporting Character: Frank McDonald (first appearance; next appears in issue #447)
Intro: Harry “Hurricane” Hurley (only appearance)
Villains: George Benson and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Robin helps thwart a 1924 Hudson alumnus’s revenge against an old classmate through a bomb planted in a football.

Detective Comics No. 447
May 1975
Story: “The Puzzle of the Pyramids” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: A. Martinez
Inker: Mazzaroli
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in issue #445; next chronological appearance in Batman story in issue #445)
GA: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #447; next appears in SUPERMAN #288)
Supporting Character: Frank McDonald (between issues #445 / 450)
Villain: Fred Taylor (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Robin corners a student thief during a pyramid-building competition at Hudson University.
Comment: Shortly after this story, Dick Grayson briefly appears in the Batman story in issue #445, then, as Robin, teams with Batgirl to fight Benedict Arnold and Old Scratch in BATMAN FAMILY #1.

Detective Comics No. 450
August 1975
Story: “The Parking Lot Bandit” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Al Milgrom
Inker: Terry Austin
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #1)
Supporting Characters: Lori Elton (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in BATMAN FAMILY #17), Lt. Rick Tatem (first appearance), Frank McDonald (last appearance in issue #447)
Intro: Mrs. Roberts (only appearance)
Villains: Paul Shuster, the Parking Lot Bandit (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: A thief called the Parking Lot Bandit plagues the Hudson campus and is accused of the theft of $50,000 from the school treasury, but Robin believes he may be innocent of the latter crime.

Detective Comics No. 451
September 1975
Story: “The Parking Lot Bandit Strikes Again” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Al Milgrom
Inker: Terry Austin
Feature Character: Robin (next appears in BATMAN #268)
Supporting Characters: Frank McDonald, Lori Elton (both next appear in BATMAN FAMILY #4), Rick Tatem (next appears in BATMAN FAMILY #6)
Intro: Sylvia Kitter (only appearance)
Villains: Parking Lot Bandit, Paul Shuster (last appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Robin teams with Batman to fight the Shiekh in BATMAN #268.
Synopsis: Robin and Chief McDonald lay a trap for the Parking Lot Bandit and the real theft of the college’s tuition money.

Batman Family No. 4
March-April 1976
Story: “Robin’s (Very) White Christmas” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Robin (between Batgirl and Robin stories in last issue and next issue)
GA: Bruce Wayne (Batman; last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #125; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #457)
Supporting Characters: Lori Elton, Frank McDonald (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #451; both next appear in issue #6), Alfred Pennyworth (between DETECTIVE COMICS #456 / 457), Harriet Cooper (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #380; last appearance)
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Kelly and their family (only appearance for all)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: On Christmas Eve, Robin helps round up a gang of crooks posing as Santa Clauses.

Batman Family No. 6
July-August 1976
Cover: Robin vs. Joker’s Daughter; Batgirl vs. Jack Lightfoot on bison; vignettes of Batgirl, Robin, Alfred, and Mad Hatter //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “The Joker’s Daughter” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in Batgirl and Robin story in last issue; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #462)
Supporting Characters: Lori Elton, Frank McDonald (both between issues #4 / 8), Rick Tatem (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #451; next appears in Batgirl and Robin story in issue #9)
Intro: The Joker’s Daughter (Duela Dent; next appears in issue #8)
Cameo appearance: Chritine Ariadne (in a photograph; first appearance; dies before this story begins)
Comment:   Shortly after this story Robin teams with Batman and Flash to fight Captain Stingaree in DETECTIVE COMICS #462, then teams with Batman to fight the Riddler in BATMAN #279 and the Joker in BATMAN POWER RECORDS COMIC #PR-28 and to meet Man-Bat and She-Bat in BATMAN POWER RECORDS COMIC #PR-30, then teams with Batgirl to fight the Sportsmaster and Huntress of Earth-One in issue #7, then helps the Teen Titans reband together and fight Dr. Light in TEEN TITANS #44.
Synopsis: Robin tangles with a female “Joker” who claims to be the Joker’s Daughter and who has allegedly stolen a dead mystery writer’s manuscript, which was possibly never there in the first place.
 
Batman Family No. 8
November-December 1976
Cover: Robin vs. Joker’s Daughter (as Catgirl); Batgirl and Spinner vignettes //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “The Copycatgirl Capers” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Robin (between TEEN TITANS #44 / 45)
GS: Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #241; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #465), the Joker’s Daughter (as “Catgirl); last appearance in issue #6; next appears in Batgirl and Robin story in next issue)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #464 / 465), Lori Elton, Frank McDonald (both between issue #6 and Batgirl and Robin story in next issue)
Villains: The Catwoman (last appearance in THE JOKER #9; next appears in BATMAN #291) and her gang (including Harry), various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Robin helps the Teen Titans fight Azrael in TEEN TITANS #45, then helps the Justice League and other heroes fight a team of villains (including the Sportsmaster, Huntress, and Joker) in DC SUPER-STARS #10, then helps Batgirl subdue the Joker’s Daughter in the next issue, then helps the Teen Titans fight the Fiddler in TEEN TITANS #45, then teams with Batman and Superman to fight the Twelve Immortals in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #243, then teams with Batman to fight Dr. Tzin-Tzin in BATMAN #285, then briefly appears in the Batgirl story in issue #10, then teams with Batgirl to fight MAZE and celebrates Bruce Wayne’s birthday, both in issue #11, then helps the Teen Titans fight Two-Face and his minions in TEEN TITANS #47-48 and the Rocket-Rollers in TEEN TITANS #49.
Synopsis: Robin learns that Batman has apparently been kidnapped at the same time that he encounters a returned Catwoman and a costumed Catgirl, who claims to be Catwoman’s daughter.

Batman Family No. 12
July-August 1977
Story: “Rally ‘Round Robin” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Bill Morse
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #49; next appears in Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat story in next issue)
GS: Batgirl (last appearance in Batgirl story in this issue; next appears in Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat story in next issue)
Supporting Characters: Lori Elton (last appearance in Commissioner Gordon and Alfred story in last issue; next appears in issue #14), Frank McDonald (last appearance in Batgirl and Robin story in last issue; next appears in issue #18), Margie Spratt, Robin-Rooters (first appearance for all; all next appear in DETECTIVE COMICS #481)
Villains: Three thieves (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat story in next issue, after which Robin battles the Secret Society of Super-Villains in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #12,  then teams with Karate Kid to fight Diamondeth in KARATE KID #14-15.
Synopsis: Robin thwarts three thieves out to steal precious manuscripts from Hudson University.  Then both he and Batgirl are given two separate motorcycles, both of which clamp them in when they mount the vehicles and start them speeding towards an unknown destination.

Batman Family No. 18
June-July 1978
Story: “The Fine Art of Murder” (12 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Juan Ortiz
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Mario Sen
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in KARATE KID #15)
Supporting Characters: Lori Elton (last appearance in Batman story in last issue), Frank McDonald (last appearance in issue #12; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #481), Rick Tatem (last appearance in issue #15; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #483)
Intro: Herbie Agar (dies in this story)
Villains: Mr. C and his gang (one of whom dies in this story; first and only appearance for all), Dave Corby (the Raven; first appearance)
Synopsis: Robin investigates the murder of a student by a sniper who is, in turn, killed by an unseen knife-wielder, and discovers both killings are tied to an art dealer in town.

Batman Family No. 19
August-September 1978
Story: “The Crime Rate Is Earth-Shaking” (12 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Juan Ortiz
Inker: Bruce Patterson
Letterer: Jean Simek
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Robin
GA: Duela Dent (the Harlequin; last appearance in issue #16; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #482)
Supporting Characters: Marty, Merrill, Gabe Cork, Chris Hobart (first appearance for all), Lori Elton,  (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #481)
Intro: Gary Stephens (only appearance)
Villains: The Raven (Dave Corby; first costumed appearance; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #481), MAZE (last appearance in issue #11; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #481)
Comment: Story continues in Batgirl and Robin story in next issue.
Synopsis: Robin takes on a gang of crooks who use a “stress-tester” in their robberies, and encounters a flying costumed villain called the Raven.

Detective Comics No. 481
Dec. 1978 / January 1979
Story: “Does the Costume Make the Hero?”  (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #149)
Supporting Characters: Margie Spratt, Robin-Rooters (last appearance for all in BATMAN FAMILY #12), Lori Elton (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #19; next appears in issue #483), Frank McDonald (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #18; next appears in issue #483)
Villains: The Raven, MAZE (last appearance for both in BATMAN FAMILY #19), Twitchell (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Robin tries out three new costumes designed by his fans, including one with a jet-pack, which he uses in a battle against the Raven and the mysterious crime-cartel which he encounters.

Detective Comics No. 482
February-March 1979
Story: “The League of Crime” (12 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Juan Ortiz
Inker: David Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Robin
GS: The Harlequin (as the Card Queen; last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #19)
Villains: The Raven, MAZE
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: After seeing how Robin handled two of his costumed operatives, a MAZE head orders the Teen Wonder brought to him dead.

Detective Comics No. 483
April-May 1979
Story: “Terminus” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Boris Zabok
Feature Character: Robin
GS: The Harlequin (revealed as the Card Queen in this story; next appears in ?)
Supporting Characters: Rick Tatem (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #18), Lori Elton (last appearance in issue #481), Frank McDonald (between issues #481 / 485)
Villains: The Raven, MAZE (last appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Robin, with the help of a disguised Harlequin and the New Carthage police, rounds up MAZE, and then exposes Rick Corby as the Raven and defeats him in battle as Dick Grayson.

Detective Comics No. 484
June-July 1979
Story: “The Return of the Flying Graysons” (12 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Albert DeGuzman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Robin (origin retold in flashback, which takes place chronologically between flashbacks in BATMAN #129 (2) / 213)
Supporting Characters: Jack Haly (last appearance in BATMAN #213; next appears in ?; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding and isochronal with BATMAN #213), John Grayson, Mary Grayson (Robin’s parents; in flashback; earliest chronological appearance for both; both also appear isochronally with BATMAN #213 and die int this story)
Cameo appearance: Batman (in flashback)
Intro: Linda Gray, Sharon Greystone (only appearance for both)
Villain: Greystone (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Robin finds that the Haly Circus is playing New Carthage, and hooks up with them again to discover a new “Flying Graysons” aerialist team and a mysterious enemy who is causing “accidents” at the show.

Detective Comics No. 485
August-September 1979
Story: “The Case of the Cavorting Corpse” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Robin
Supporting Character: Frank McDonald (last appearance in issue #483)
Villains: Danny Hayes (first appearance; dies in this story), Marty, Jack, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Robin investigates the case of a student who is killed in an auto accident, but whose corpse is seen driving around campus.

Detective Comics No. 486
October-November 1979
Story: “Fear Times Four” (12 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Jack Abel
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Robin
Supporting Character: Frank McDonald (next appears in issue #488)
Intro: Dennis Harmon, Carson Crispin, Malcomb Maxwell, Prof. Foster (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Scarecrow (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #158; next appears in issue #503)
Synopsis: Robin must discover which of the Scarecrow’s potential victims is really the Scarecrow in disguise.

Detective Comics No. 487
December 1979 / January 1980
Story: “The Iron Solution” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Robin
Intro: Schulman (only appearance)
Villains: Sgt. Duncan and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Dick Grayson goes to Germany as part of a Wayne Enterprises trip and, as Robin, cracks down on a gang of military crooks who have stolen an experimental tank.

Detective Comics No. 488
February-March 1980
Story: “The Great Campus Kidnap” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Robin (next appears in BATMAN #321)
GA: Batman (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #261)
Supporting Characters: Frank McDonald (as a voice; between issues #486 / 490), Alfred Pennyworth (between BATMAN #318 / 321),  Jennifer Anne (first appearance)
Villains: Bernie Johnson and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Robin teams with Batman to fight the Joker in BATMAN #321.
Synopsis: Robin tries to find out who has conducted four simultaneous kidnappings on campus.

Detective Comics No. 490
May 1980
Story: “The Deadly Answers” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: John Calnan
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in Batgirl and Robin story in last issue)
Supporting Characters: Mrs. Higgins (last appearance in BATMAN #246), Jennifer Anne, Frank McDonald (between issues #488 / 494)
Intro: Billy Baldwin (only appearance), the Man In Black (Myers)
Villain: Prof. Milton (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Robin goes after a masked crook who is selling exam answers to Hudson students.

Detective Comics No. 491
June 1980
Story: “The Target of the Death-Dealer” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Robin
Supporting Characters: Kenny, Doris Dexter (first appearance for both), Jennifer Anne
Intro: Mr. Washington, Ben Dexter (only appearance for both)
Other Character: the Man In Black
Villain: A gambler (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Robin learns that a Hudson basketball star is being forced by a gambler to throw a game or see his sister hurt, and goes after the blackmailer.

Detective Comics No. 492
July 1980
Story: “The First Bird” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Charles Nicholas
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Robin
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Anne, Kenny, Doris Dexter
Intro: Prof. Kline (only appearance)
Other Character: The Man In Black
Villains: The Penguin (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #261; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #166) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Robin attempts to prevent the Penguin and his gang from stealing a pterodactyl egg from the Hudson University museum.

Detective Comics No. 493
August 1980
Story: “The Man In Black Wears Green” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Charles Nicholas
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Robin
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Anne, Kenny (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #265), Doris Dexter (last appearance), Lucius Fox (between BATMAN #325 / 326)
Other Character: The Man In Black (last appearance)
Intro: Mr. Lloyd (only appearance)
Synopsis: Robin finally learns the truth about the “Man In Black” who has been shadowing Dick Grayson for some time.

Detective Comics No. 494
September 1980
Story: “The Hazing Homicide” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Charles Nicholas
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Robin
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Anne, Frank McDonald (last appearance in issue #490)
Intro: Alan Proctor (dies in this story), Judy Simmons, Philips, Rogers, Frazer, Robinson, Tri-Sigma Fraternity (only appearance for all)
Villain: Biff Braddock (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Robin investigates a campus death by drowning which appears to be the result of a frat’s pledge hazing, but which turns out to be something quite different.

Detective Comics No. 495
October 1980
Story: “The Gotham Connection” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Charles Nicholas
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Robin (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #265)
Supporting Character: Jennifer Anne, Frank McDonald (last appearance for both)
Intro: Professor Klein (only appearance)
Villains: Slick and his gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Dick Grayson is in danger of flunking a college course thanks to abscences, but Robin goes after a drug gang on the Hudson campus nonetheless.

Batman No. 337
July 1981
Story: “Murder On the Midway” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #269)
Supporting Characters: Tiny, Vashnu, Cleveland Brand, Lorna Hill (first name misspelled “Lourna” in this story; last appearance for all in ADVENTURE COMICS #463), Waldo Flynn (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #31)
Intro: Magnificent Melanie
Villain: Jo-Jo Jones (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Dick Grayson trails his clown friend Waldo Flynn to Hill’s Circus, where he tries out for the acrobatic act, only to become Robin when it appears that Waldo has murdered a rival clown.

Batman No. 338
August 1981
Story: “Killer Under the Big Top” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Robin
Supporting Characters: Cleveland Brand, Lorna Hill, Vashnu, Tiny, Waldo Flynn
Other Character: Magnificent Melanie
Cameo appearance: Jo-Jo Jones (in flashback)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Robin tracks down the real killer of Jo-Jo Jones--Jones himself.

Batman No. 339
September 1981
Story: “Yesterday’s Heroes” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Bruce Patterson
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Robin (origin retold in flashback; next appears in issue #341)
Supporting Characters: John Grayson, Mary Grayson (both die in this story), Jack Haly (all in flashback), Lorna Hill, Cleveland Brand, Waldo Flynn
Cameo appearance: Batman (in flashback)
Synopsis: While performing his aerialist’s routine at Hill’s Circus, Dick Grayson reminesces about his parents, their death, and how he became Robin.

Batman No. 341
November 1981
Story: “Night of the Coven” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Trevor Von Eeden
Inker: Mike DeCarlo
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Robin (last appearance in issue #339)
Supporting Characters: Lorna Hill, Cleveland Brand (last appearance for both), Waldo Flynn, Magnificent Melanie (both next appear in DETECTIVE COMICS #523)
Villains: Sharkey and a coven (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Hitchhiking back to Gotham City, Dick Grayson learns of a coven about to perform a human sacrifice, and changes to Robin to stop it.

Batman No. 342
December 1981
Story: “Burn, Robin, Burn” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Trevor Von Eeden
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Shelley Leferman
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Robin
Intro: Deanna
Villains: Sharkey and his coven (last appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Robin manages to defeat the cult and liberates the girl who was their intended sacrifice, but notes that she is almost catatonic.

Batman No. 343
January 1982
Story: “Odyssey’s End” (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Trevor Von Eeden
Inker: Rodin Rodriquez
Letterer: P. Bernard R.
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Robin (next appears in Batman story in next issue)
Other character: Deanna (last appearance)
Villains: Harris and other drug smugglers (first and only appearance for all to date)
Comments: Story continues in part from last issue.
 This is the last solo Robin story.  His later appearances are tracked in the Batman and Teen Titans indexes,
Synopsis: Taking the girl, Deanna, for treatment at a clinic in Virginia, Robin learns that the “staff” there are actually drug smugglers.

 Batgirl and Robin

Detective Comics No. 400
June 1970
Story: “A Burial For Batgirl” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: Batgirl (last appearance in issue #397), Robin (last appearance in BATMAN #222)
Intro: Amos Willard (dies in this story), Hank Osher (next appears in BATMAN #229), Prof. Huntington
Villain: Jack Markham (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Barbara Gordon arrives at Hudson University to deliver some Edgar Allan Poe material for an exhibition, becomes involved as Batgirl in the case of a murdered professor, and gets kayoed and awakens bound within a cell which is being bricked up by her attacker.

Detective Comics No. 401
July 1970
Story: “Midnight Is the Dying Hour” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: Batgirl (next appears in issue #404), Robin (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #194)
Other Character: Amos Willard (as a corpse; last appearance)
Villain: Jack Markham (last appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Robin teams with Superman and Batman to fight the Mafia in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #194-195, then helps the Teen Titans in a case involving the Ocean Master in TEEN TITANS #28.
Synopsis: Robin comes to Batgirl’s rescue and frees her from the uncompleted cell.  Together, they take down the murderer, who has an insane Poe fixation.

Batman Family No. 1
September-October 1975
Cover: Robin and Batgirl vs. Benedict Arnold; Batman vignette //Mike Grell (signed)
Story: “The Invader From Hell” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Mike Grell
Feature Characters: Batgirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #171; next appears in issue #3), Robin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #445 (Batman story) / 450)
Villains: Benedict Arnold (as a ghost), Old Scratch (first (?) and only appearance)
Comment: The tracking of “real” historical characters on Earth-One is not yet complete; thus, Benedict Arnold’s appearance before and after this story has not yet been determined.
Synopsis: Batgirl and Robin must take action when the ghost of Benedict Arnold appears during a Bicentennial TV information taping to rehabilitate his soiled reputation, and attempt to capture Washington, D. C.

Batman Family No. 3
January-February 1976
Cover: Batman riding into dinosaur’s mouth to save Batgirl; vignettes of Batwoman, Kiteman, and Batman of 3000 A.D. //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “Isle of a Thousand Thrills” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: Batgirl (last appearance in issue #1), Robin (last appearance in BATMAN #268)
Supporting Character: Sen. Robert Thomas Cleary (first appearance; next appears in Batgirl story in issue #6)
Intro: Frank Gilbert, Major Montana, Congressman Stover (only appearance for all)
Comment: Robin and Batgirl learn each other’s secret identities in this story.
Synopsis: Batgirl and Robin, along with a number of other people, find themselves on an “Isle of a Thousand Thrills”, complete with dinosaurs, warriors from the future, and the Spanish Inquisition, which no one was expecting.

Batman Family No. 5
May-June 1976
Cover: Batgirl and Robin vs. crooks; vignettes of Batgirl, Robin, Bat-Hound, and Signalman //Ernie Chan (signed)
Story: “The Princess and the Vagabond” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Elliot S! Maggin, Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: Batgirl, Robin (both between their solo stories in last issue and next issue)
GS: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #459; next appears in SUPERMAN #301)
Intro: Alexei Brund, Princess Evalina, Jack Corley (only appearance for all)
Villains: MAZE (last appearance in SUPERMAN #268; next appear in issue #11), Mary Elizabeth “Skippy” Mulcahy, Agent 47-Z (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Batgirl tries to protect a princess from MAZE, while Robin tries to do the same for a visiting poet from her kingdom.

Batman Family No. 7
September-October 1976
Cover: Batgirl and Robin vs. Huntress and Sportsmaster of Earth-One; vignettes of Batgirl, Robin, Dr. X, Dr. Double X, and Batman trophies //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “Thirteen Points To a Dead End” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: Batgirl (last apearance in Batgirl story in last issue; next appears in issue #9), Robin (last appearance in BATMAN POWER RECORDS COMIC #PR-30; next appears in TEEN TITANS #44)
GS: Bruce Wayne (Batman; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #134; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #240)
Supporting Character: Alfred Pennyworth (between BATMAN #279 / 280)
Villains: The Sportsmaster of Earth-One (Crusher Crock; first appearance), the Huntress of Earth-One (Paula Brooks; first appearance; both next appear in DC SUPER-STARS #10), and their gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Batgirl and Robin are captured separately by the Sportsmaster and Huntress and forced to compete in ancient Roman-style games against one another so that the survivor may retrieve a giant ruby for them--or face their partner’s death.

Batman Family No. 9
January-February 1977
Cover: Batgirl fighting Joker’s Daughter as Robin watches //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “Startling Secret of the Devilish Daughters” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: Batgirl (last appearance in issue #7; next appears in Batgirl story in next issue), Robin (last appearance in DC SUPER-STARS #10; next appears in TEEN TITANS #46)
GS: Joker’s Daughter (last appearance in Robin story in last issue; next appears in TEEN TITANS #46; revealed as Two-Face’s supposed daughter in this story, but reveals in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #50 that this is a hoax; also appears as Scarecrone, the Ruddler’s Daughter, and the Penguin’s Daughter in this story)
Supporting Characters: Lori Elton (last appearance in Robin story in last issue; next appears in Batgirl story in next issue), Frank McDonald (last appearance in Robin story in last issue; next appears in issue #11), Rick Tatem (last appearance in Robin story in issue #6; next appears in issue #11)
Villain: Dan Raynor (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Congresswoman Barbara Gordon’s award plaque from Hudson University is stolen, and to regain it, Batgirl and Robin must face the supposed “daughters” of several Batman villains, all of whom turn out to be the Joker’s Daughter.

Batman Family No. 11
May-June 1977
Cover: Robin and Batgirl with MAZE at their “shotgun wedding”; Man-Bat vignette //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Till Death Do Us Part” (1 page)
 Chapter 1: “Murder In the Court” (5 pages)
 Chapter 2: “The Final Days of Batgirl” (5 pages)
 Chapter 3: “Murderous Matrimony”
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Characters: Batgirl (between Batgirl stories in last issue and next issue), Robin (last appearance in BATMAN #286; next appears in Robin story in next issue)
Supporting Characters: Frank McDonald (last appearance in issue #9; next appears in Robin story in next issue), Rick Tatem (between issues #9 / 14)
Villains: MAZE (last appearance in issue #5; last appearance)
Synopsis: MAZE, trying to complete a contract on Batgirl and Robin, lures them both into a “shotgun wedding”...with real shotguns.

Batman Family No. 14
October 1977
Cover: Dr. Brawn’s hand and ray-gun blasting Robin and Batgirl as Batwoman melts away //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Old Super-Heroines Never Die--They Just Fade Away” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Lettterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Batgirl, Robin (last appearance for both in the Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat story in last issue)
GS: Batwoman (last appearance in Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat story in last issue; next appears in Batman story in issue #17; also appears in flashback, chronologically between Batgirl story in issue #10 and Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat story in last issue; next appears in issue #?), Kid Flash (between TEEN TITANS #49 / 50)
Supporting Character: Lori Elton (between issues #12 / 16)
Intro: Professor Nu (only appearance)
Villains: Mr. Brain, Dr. Brawn (Jeeps; first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This story continues from the Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat story in last issue.
Synopsis: Batwoman dissolves into a pile of nothingness on Barbara Gordon’s doorstep, so Batgirl and Robin track down the two crooks who disintegrated her, in search of a cure.

Batman Family No. 15
December 1977 / January 1978
Cover: Killer Moth blasting Batgirl and Robin with ray-guns //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Find the Batcave and Rule the Underworld” (2 pages)
 Part 1: “Mothridden Murder” (11 pages)
 Part 2: “Cavalier Con Game” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Lee Elias
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Batgirl, Robin (next appears in TEEN TITANS #50)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (between BATMAN #294 / 302 (2)), Jason Bard (between BATMAN #252 / 297), Rick Tatem (last appearance in issue #11; next appears in Robin story in issue #18)
Villains: Killer Moth (last appearance in BATMAN #294; next appears in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #2), Cavalier (last appearance in BATMAN #294; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #526)
Comment: Shortly after this story Robin helps the Teen Titans fight Captain Calamity in TEEN TITANS #50-52, then helps Batman fight Dr. Hugo Strange and the Penguin in DETECTIVE COMICS #472-474, then helps the Teen Titans disband in TEEN TITANS #53.
Synopsis: Killer Moth and Cavalier go after Batgirl and Robin, respectively, hoping that one of them will lead them to the Batcave, where they can turn Batman’s equipment to their criminal advantage.
 

Batman Family No. 16
February-March 1978
Cover: Robin menaced by the Lumberjack, Laser-Razer, Batgirl vs. Johnny G.I., and crook watching it all //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Fury of the Five-In-One Foe” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: John Celardo
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Batgirl (next appears in the Batgirl, Batwoman, and Huntress story in next issue), Robin (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #53; next appears in the Batman story in next issue)
GS: Bat-Girl (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #52; last appearance), the Harlequin (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #52; next appears in issue #19)
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #296), Lori Elton (last appearance in issue #14; next appears in Batman story in next issue)
Villain: The Lumberjack (also known as Galloping Ghost, Laser-Razer, and Johnny G.I.; first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place shortly after Batman’s battle with the Mad Hatter in BATMAN #297.
Synopsis: Batgirl and Robin team up against a villain who targets government officials and operates under different names, with different costumes and weapons.

Batman Family No. 20
October-November 1978
Story: “Peril of the Power Sower” (20 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: John Celardo
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Robin (last appearance in Robin story in last issue; next appears in Batgirl story in DETECTIVE COMICS #482), Batgirl (last appearance in Batgirl story in last issue; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #481)
GS: Elongated Man (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #247; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #159), Red Tornado (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #157 / 158)
Villain: The Power Sower (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues from Robin story in last issue.
 Shortly after this story Dick Grayson briefly appears in the Batgirl story in DETECTIVE COMICS #482, then Robin helps the Teen Titans and Batman defeat the Runaways in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #149.
Synopsis: Batgirl and Robin team with Red Tornado and Elongated Man to fight a super-villainess who wants to make the country energy-conscious by sapping its electrical power.

Detective Comics No. 489
April 1980
Cover: Robin erasing the memory of his identity from Batgirl //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Mind Warp Mystery” (15 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Batgirl (between Batgirl stories in last and next issue), Robin (last appearance in BATMAN #321; next appears in Alfred story in this issue)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Tales of Gotham City in this issue; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #177)
Intro: McHabe, Reynolds (both die in this story)
Villains: Prof. Theel (first appearance; dies in this story), Boyde (first and only appearance)
Comment: Batgirl loses her memories of Batman’s and Robin’s secret identities in this story.
Synopsis: Shortly after two mysterious murders, Barbara Gordon loses her memory, and Robin and Commissioner Gordon must restore it and find the secret of the memory-loss and murders.
 

 Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat

Batman Family No. 13
September 1977
Cover: Man-Bat, Batgirl, and Robin vs. Outsider //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “The Man Who Melted Manhattan” (1 page)
 Chapter 1: “Death Derby At Dawn” (7 pages)
 Chapter 2: “Twilight of the Sunset Gang” (8 pages)
 Chapter 3: “Explosive End of the Dynamite Duo” (5 pages)
 Chapter 4: “Inside--Outside--Melting Down the Town” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Pencillers: Don Newton (pages 1-8, 17-30), Marshall Rogers (pgs. 9-16)
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Batgirl, Robin (between Robin story in last issue and Batgirl and Robin story in next issue), Man-Bat (between Man-Bat stories in last issue and next issue)
GA: Batwoman (chronologically between flashback and main story in Batgirl and Robin story in next issue)
Supporting Character: Francine Langstrom (between Man-Bat stories in last issue and next issue)
Cameo appearance: Batman
Villains: The Outsider (last appearance, as Alfred Pennyworth, in DC SPECIAL SERIES #1; next appears, as Alfred Pennyworth, in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #248), the Uturuncu (first appearance; dies in this story), the Sunset Gang (last appearance)
Comment: This story continues from the Robin story in last issue and continues in the Batgirl and Robin story in next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsider persona takes over Alfred Pennyworth again and causes him to wage war, directly and through the Sunset Gang and a were-jaguar, against Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat.

 Batgirl, Batwoman, and Huntress

Batman Family No. 17
May 1978
Story: “Horoscopes of Crime” (21 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Don Heck
Inkers: Bob Wiacek, Vince Colletta
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Batgirl (last appearance in Batgirl and Robin story in last issue; next appears in Man-Bat story in this issue), Batwoman (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in FREEDOM FIGHTERS #14), the Huntress (between Batman and Man-Bat stories in this issue)
Supporting Character: Sen. Robert Thomas Cleary (last appearance in issue #6)
Intro: Andrew Payne, Serim Al-Sagar, Victor Azzizi, Singye Oirendra, Todd Carmel, Catfish Turner, Mr. Quigley (only appearance for all)
Villains: Madame Zodiac (first appearance; next appears in ?), Poison Ivy (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #6; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #251), Catwoman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #479; next appears in BATMAN #?) and her gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues from Batman story in this issue and continues in Man-Bat story in this issue.
 Shortly after this story, Batgirl and Batman help the Huntress return to Earth-Two in the Man-Bat story in this issue.  Then Batgirl and Batwoman help the Freedom Fighters in FREEDOM FIGHTERS #14.
 In this story, it is revealed that Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Madame Zodiac were all born on March 14th.
Synopsis: Batgirl, Batwoman, and the Huntress team up against Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and a card-reading horologist named Madame Zodiac whose weird powers seem to tilt fate in the villainesses’ favor.
 

 Jason Bard

Detective Comics No. 425
July 1972
Story: “Open-and-Shut Case” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Jason Bard (last appearance in Batgirl story in last issue; next appears in issue #427)
Cameo appearance: Barbara Gordon (on a poster)
Intro: Mordecai Zond (dies in this story), Matthew Clay (only appearance)
Villain: Ms. Wilson (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A Vietnam War buddy of Jason Bard’s has been committed to a psychiatric institution, but Bard doubts that he has committed the murder of which he is accused.

Detective Comics No. 427
September 1972
Story: “I Wake Up Dying” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Jason Bard (between issues #425 / 429)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in BATMAN #242)
Intro: Howie Stroud (next appears in issue #431)
Villains: Amos Crane (first appearance; dies in this story), Nina Crane, Mike and another hood (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jason Bard is set up for a killing after being hired to find a gangster’s lost wife.

Detective Comics No. 429
November 1972
Story: “Case of the Loaded Case” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: Jason Bard (between issues #427 / 431)
Intro: Harrison Baron (dies in this story)
Villain: A loan shark (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place on April 30.
Synopsis: Jason Bard is hired to guard, for 24 hours, a valise full of $100,000--in counterfeit money.

Detective Comics No. 431
January 1973
Story: “Crime On My Hands” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Jason Bard (between issues #429 / 433)
Other Character: Howie Stroud (last appearance in issue #427; dies in this story)
Cameo appearance: Barbara Gordon (in a photograph)
Villain: Uncle Lennie (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A bartender to whom Jason Bard once gave a business card turns up dead with a message written on the card, and Bard seeks his killer.

Detective Comics No. 433
March 1973
Story: “The Case of the Forged Face” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Jason Bard (between issues #431 / 435)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #217)
Intro: Sen. Townes, Nurse Tompkins, Larry (only appearance for all)
Villain: Wilbur Holly (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jason Bard must track down the would-be assassin of a senator who has impersonated Bard in three cities.
 
Detective Comics No. 435
June-July 1973
Story: “Case of the Dead-On Target” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer, artist, letterer: Frank Robbins
Feature Character: Jason Bard (last appearance in issue #433; next appears in BATMAN #252)
Intro: Rip Williams (dies in this story), Ted Crane, Alli Crane, Silk Norbus (only appearance for all)
Villains: Flap, Donna Williams (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Sometime after this story Jason Bard helps Batman fight the Spook in BATMAN #252.
Synopsis: Jason Bard investigates the in-air murder of a skydiver.

Detective Comics No. 491
June 1980
Story: “Fragrance of Death” (7 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Dan Spiegle
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Jason Bard (origin revealed; last appearance in issue #485; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #172; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, before his appearance in issue #392)
Intro: Rose Bard, Scratch (both in flashback; both die in this story), a cemetary caretaker (only appearance)
Villains: Doug Parker (Jason Bard’s father; first appearance; dies in this story), Mark Kelson (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When a cemetary caretaker asks why Jason Bard is putting a bouquet of roses on a “nobody’s” grave, Bard tells him the story of how the “nobody”, his father, killed his mother, and how Bard tracked him down.

Batman No. 334
April 1981
Story: “From the Ashes” (9 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Dan Spiegle
Letterer: Albert De Guzman
Colorist: Tatjana Wood
Feature Character: Jason Bard (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #500; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #16)
Intro: Susan Talley, Chris Talley, Norman Melquist, Ida Moore, Earl Lymer, Algren (only appearance for all)
Villain: David Talley (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Jason Bard’s comment that he hasn’t taken a case since finding his mother’s killer is inaccurate, as he investigated Prof. Martin Stein in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #172 and participated in the Victor Dominion case in DETECTIVE COMICS #500 since then.
 Sometime after this story, Jason Bard helps Batman and the Outsiders investigate Halo’s past in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #16.
Synopsis: Jason Bard comes out of a short retirement to help a woman learn who burned down her boarding house.
 

 The Joker

The Joker No. 1
May 1975
Cover: Joker ripping up Batman poster before Two-Face, Catwoman, Riddler, and Penguin //Dick Giordano
Story: “The Joker’s Double Jeopardy” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Joker (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #118)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #262; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #119)
Cameo appearance: Batman
Intro: Mr. Kemp
Villains: The Joker, Two-Face (last appearance in BATMAN #260; next appears in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #7), Senor Alvarez, the Joker’s gang (including Blue Eyes, Southpaw, and Tooth; first appearance for all; next appear in issue #5)
Synopsis: The Joker competes with Two-Face to steal a priceless collection of gold doubloons.

The Joker No. 2
July 1975
Cover: The Joker hurling Joker-cards at Willie the Weeper //Irv Novick? / Dick Giordano?
Story: “The Sad Saga of Willie the Weeper” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Feature Character: The Joker
Supporting Characters: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #265; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #449), Benny Khiss, Marvin Fargo (first appearance for both)
Intro: Sandor Cleeve, Jack (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Joker, Willie the Weeper (first and only appearance), Harold (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: The Joker hooks up with Willie the Weeper, a criminal genius who has a habit of crying uncontrollably until he sees others cry, which causes him to laugh.

The Joker No. 3
September-October 1975
Cover: Creeper bursting through Joker billboard //Irv Novick / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Last Ha Ha” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Ernie Chua
Inker: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Feature Character: The Joker
GS: The Creeper (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #448; next appears in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #7)
Supporting Characters: Benny Khiss, Marvin Fargo (last appearance for both)
Intro: Sandy Saturn, Joe, William Batson (of Earth-One; only appearance for all)
Cameo appearance: Batman
Villain: The Joker
Synopsis: The Creeper gets amnesia after a battle with the Joker and becomes persuaded that he is the Joker’s ally.

The Joker No. 4
November-December 1975
Cover: Green Arrow aiming arrow at Joker, holding Dinah Lance overhead on bridge support //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “A Gold Star For the Joker” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: The Joker
GS: Green Arrow, Dinah Lance (Black Canary; last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #452; both next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #123)
Villain: The Joker
Synopsis: Green Arrow strives to rescue his lover Dinah Lance from the Joker, who has fallen in love with her, kidnapped her, and given her a choice of marriage to him or death.

The Joker No. 5
January-February 1976
Cover: The Joker vs. The Royal Flush Gang //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “The Joker Goes ‘Wilde’” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: The Joker (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #126)
Intro: Arthur Wilde (dies in this story), Thaddeus Wilde (in flashback; dies before this story begins)
Villains: The Joker and his gang (last appearance in issue #1), the Royal Flush Gang (change their suits from Clubs to Spades in this story; Ace of Spades (Amos Fortune; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #54 / 151), Queen of Spades (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #54; last appearance), Jack of Spades (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OFAMERICA #54; next appears, as Hi-Jack, in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #2), Ten of Spades (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #151; next appears, as Mike Bailey,  in WONDER WOMAN #252)
Comments: Alfred Bester credited in this issue with “kibbitzing”.
 Shortly after this story the Joker briefly appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #126.
Synopsis: The Joker and his gang compete with the Royal Flush Gang to steal some valuable paintings done by the late Thaddeus Wilde.

The Joker No. 6
March-April 1976
Cover: Clive Sigerson (as Sherlock Holmes) and the Joker locking each other in cells //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “Sherlock Stalks the Joker” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: The Joker (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #126)
Intro: Clive Sigerson, “Dock” Watson, J. B. “Red” Wilson (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Joker and his gang
Synopsis: An actor playing Sherlock Holmes believes he is the Great Detective when the Joker coshes him over the head with a pipe.  Accordingly, he sees the Joker as Professor Moriarity, and goes on the hunt for him.

The Joker No. 7
May-June 1976
Cover: Lex Luthor throwing the Joker off a building //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “Luthor--You’re Driving Me Sane” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Joker
GA: Hal Jordan (Green Lantern; last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #223; next appears in THE FLASH #237)
Intro: Larry Ingles (dies in this story), Joey
Villains: The Joker and his gang, Lex Luthor (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #128; next appears in SUPERMAN #302)
Synopsis: An experiment gone awry transfers Lex Luthor’s scientific genius and sanity to the Joker and gives Luthor the Joker’s sense of humor and insanity.

The Joker No. 8
July-August 1976
Cover: Joker walking dog while Scarecrow lies in wait for him //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “The Scarecrow’s Fearsome Face-Off” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: The Joker
Intro: Jonny, Tim (both die in this story), Andy (as a voice), Dr. Farr, Tony, Jerry (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Joker and his gang, the Scarecrow (last appearance in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #7; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #143), Sonny November (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: The Joker steals fear-gas from STAR Laboratories and ends up competing with the Scarecrow to see whose fear-weapon is the mightier.

The Joker No. 9
September-October 1976
Cover: The Joker and the Catwoman in cage with two tigers  //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “The Cat and the Clown” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: The Joker (next appears in BATMAN POWER RECORDS COMIC #PR-27)
Intro: Benny Springer, Hiawatha (a cat)
Cameo appearance: Batman (as a disguise for the Joker)
Villains: The Joker and his gang (including Southpaw; last apperance), the Catwoman (last appearance in BATMAN #266; next appears in BATMAN FAMILY #8), Mouth Madigan (dies in this story), Two-Face (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #126; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #129)
Comment: This is the last issue of THE JOKER.
Synopsis: The Joker tries to steal an actor’s priceless cat, but Catwoman beats him to it, which begins a three-way conflict.

 Man-Bat

Man-Bat No. 1
December 1975 / January 1976
Cover: Batman, Man-Bat, and Francine Langstrom //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Beware the Eyes of Baron Tyme” (18 pages)
Editor, writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Steve Ditko
Inker: Al Milgrom
Feature Character: Man-Bat (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #119)
GS: Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #270; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #454), She-Bat (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #429)
Supporting Characters: Alfred Pennyworth (between BATMAN #270 / 271), Wilkins (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #407)
Intro: Prof. Raymond Arthur (dies in this story)
Villain: Baron Tyme (Clement Tyme; first appearance; next appears in Demon story in DETECTIVE COMICS #482)
Synopsis: Man-Bat discovers his wife has been turning into a vampire She-Bat and murdering people at the mental behest of a sorceror named Baron Tyme.  The Batman tries to intervene, but Man-Bat insists on curing his wife and taking Baron Tyme on his own.

Man-Bat No. 2
February 1976
Cover: Man-Bat reflected in Ten-Eyed Man’s palm, other hand holding gun  //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Fugitive From Blind Justice” (18 pages)
Editor: Gerry Conway
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Pablo Marcos
Inker: Ricardo Villamonte
Feature Character: Man-Bat (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #458)
Supporting Characters: Francine Langstrom (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #458),  Britt Langstrom (first appearance; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #458)
Intro: Ted (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: Baron Tyme (in flashback)
Villains: The Ten-Eyed Man (last appearance in BATMAN #231; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12), Lovell, Regina (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This story continues in DETECTIVE COMICS #458.
Synopsis: Man-Bat finds himself under attack by the Ten-Eyed Man, who is employed by a group who want to crush the “bat-people conspiracy”.

Detective Comics No. 458
April 1976
Story: “Peal of the Devil-Bell” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Martin Pasko
Penciller: Pablo Marcos
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: Man-Bat (last appearance in MAN-BAT #2)
GS: She-Bat (last appearance in MAN-BAT #2)
Supporting Character: Britt Langstrom (last appearance in MAN-BAT #2; last appearance)
Intro: Helene LeBlanc, Maurice LeBlanc
Villain: Dr. Thanatogenos (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues from MAN-BAT #2 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Man-Bat tackles a sorceror called Dr. Thanatogenos who turns She-Bat into stone.

Detective Comics No. 459
May 1976
Story: “Scream of the Gargoyle” (6 pages)
Editors: Julius Schwartz, Bob Rozakis
Writer: Marty Pasko
Artist: Pablo Marcos
Feature Character: Man-Bat (next appears in BATMAN POWER RECORDS COMIC #PR-30)
GS: She-Bat (next appears in BATMAN POWER RECORDS COMIC #PR-30)
Other Characters: Helene LeBlanc, Maurice LeBlanc (last appearance for both)
Villains: Dr. Thanatogenos (last appearance)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Man-Bat and She-Bat encounter Batman and Robin n BATMAN POWER RECORDS COMIC #PR-30.
Synopsis: Man-Bat tries to stop Dr. Thanatogenos from turning him into stone and to release his wife from the stone-spell.

Batman Family No. 11
May-June 1977
Story: “Man-Bat Over Manhattan” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Marshall Rogers
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Man-Bat (last appearance in BATMAN POWER RECORDS COMIC #PR-30)
Supporting Character: Francine Langstrom (She-Bat; last appearance in BATMAN POWER RECORDS COMIC #PR-30)
Intro: Kenneth Floyd (only appearance)
Villains: Snafu (first appearance; next appears in issue #18), a thief (first and only appearance), the Sunset Gang (first appearance)
Synopsis: Man-Bat goes after Snafu, a crook who uses the light and sound powers of his costume to dazzle victims.

Batman Family No. 12
July-August 1977
Story: “Dread Night of the Jaguar” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Marshall Rogers
Inker: Terry Austin
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Man-Bat (next appears in Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat story in next issue)
Supporting Character: Francine Langstrom
Villains: The Sunset Gang
Comment: Shortly after this story Man-Bat teams with Batgirl and Robin to fight the Outsider in the next issue.
Synopsis: Man-Bat battles the Sunset Gang, one of whose weapons turns him into a were-jaguar.

Batman Family No. 14
October 1977
Story: “Cinemattack” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Chaykin
Inker: Josef Rubinstein
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Man-Bat (last appearance in Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat story in last issue)
Supporting Character: Francine Langstrom (last appearance in Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat story in last issue)
Villain: Ambrose Robertson (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An amateur “exorcist” is convinced Man-Bat is a tool of the Devil, and tries to destroy him.

Batman Family No. 15
December 1977 / January 1978
Story: “Target: the Shotgun Sniper” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Artist: Michael Golden
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Man-Bat
Supporting Characters: Jason Bard (last appearance in BATMAN #297), Captain James Daniels (first appearance), Francine Langstrom
Villain: The Shotgun Sniper (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Jason Bard tries to contact Kirk Langstrom for help in bringing in a killer called the Shotgun Sniper, but Man-Bat, Bard, and Francine end up endangered by the Sniper.

Batman Family No. 16
Story: “Bull’s-Eye For Murder” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Artist: Michael Golden
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Man-Bat
Supporting Characters: Jason Bard (next appears in issue #20), Francine Langstrom, Captain James Daniels (next appears in issue #19)
Intro: Sherri, Mike
Villain: The Shotgun Sniper (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Man-Bat and Jason Bard, after a short battle, team up to protect Francine from the Shotgun Sniper.

Batman Family No. 17
May 1978
Story: “There’s a Demon Born Every Minute” (19 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Artist: Michael Golden
Letterer: Jean Simek
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Man-Bat
GS: Batman (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #250), Batgirl (last appearance in Batgirl, Batwoman, and Huntress story in this issue; next appears in FREEDOM FIGHTERS #14), the Huntress (last appearance in Batgirl, Batwoman, and Huntress story in this issue; next appears in ALL-STAR COMICS #72), the Demon (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #187; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #482)
Supporting Characters: Francine Langstrom, Rebecca Elizabeth Langstrom (Man-Bat’s daughter; first appearance; born in this story)
Villain: Morgaine Le Fey (last appearance in THE DEMON #16; last appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: When the Huntress returns to Earth-Two, the dimensional barrier is breached, allowing Morgaine Le Fey to enter Earth-One’s realm and capture the Philosopher’s Stone.  Several women give birth to demon-babies as a result, and Man-Bat teams with the Demon to battle Le Fey and set things to rights.

Batman Family No. 18
June-July 1978
Story: “Man-Bat No More” (9 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Danny Bulanadi
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Man-Bat
GS: She-Bat
Supporting Characters: Rebecca Langstrom, Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #302)
Intro: Pat Cabollo (only appearance)
Villains: Snafu (last appearance in issue #11), Jerry Cascio, Mike Babble, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: With his infant daughter and wife to consider, Kirk Langstrom opts to forget his Man-Bat identity.  But crooks all over Gotham begin falling prey to a figure who appears to be Man-Bat himself.

Batman Family No. 19
August-September 1978
Story: “The Once and Future Man-Bat” (9 pages)
Editor: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Danny Bulanadi
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Mario Sen
Feature Character: Man-Bat
GS: She-Bat (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #481 as Francine Langstrom)
Supporting Character: Rebecca Langstrom, Captain James Daniels (last appearance in issue #16; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #492)
Villain: Snafu (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Man-Bat brings in Snafu and explains to his wife that she has been turning into She-Bat in her sleep and fighting crime in his stead.

Batman Family No. 20
October-November 1978
Story: “Private Eye Man-Bat” (13 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Michael Golden
Inker: Josef Rubinstein
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Man-Bat (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #?)
GS: Batman (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #253)
Supporting Character: Jason Bard (last appearance in issue #16; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #481)
Villains: The Gotham Guerillas, a gang of gun-runners (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Man-Bat tries to get a job as Jason Bard’s partner by helping him clean up a gang of hoods supplying weapons to terrorists.

Detective Comics No. 481
December 1978 / January 1979
Story: “The Whittles Snatch” (11 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Man-Bat (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #20)
Supporting Characters: Jason Bard (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #20), Francine Langstrom (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #19 as She-Bat), Rebecca Langstrom (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #19)
Intro: J. J. Whittles, Mrs. Whittles (only appearance for both)
Cameo: Don Newton
Villains: Walter O’Brian, other kidnappers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Man-Bat and Jason Bard go after a kidnapped woman who may not be all that kidnapped.

Detective Comics No. 485
August-September 1979
Story: “SST--the Super-Sonic Threat” (11 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Man-Bat (origin retold; next appears in issue #492)
Supporting Characters: Jason Bard (next appears in issue #491), Francine Langstrom, Rebecca Langstrom (both next appear in issue #492)
Intro: Cara Elliot, SST (Wayne Elliot; only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Man-Bat is assigned to investigate the abscences of a woman’s husband, and finds out he is attempting to turn himself into a jet-powered super-hero.

Detective Comics No. 491
July 1980
Story: “We Are Experiencing a Slight Delay” (9 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Romeo Tanghal
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Man-Bat (last appearance in issue #485; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #165)
Supporting Characters: Captain James Daniels (last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #19), Rebecca Langstrom, Francine Langstrom (last appearance for both in issue #485; both next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #165)
Villains: Ralph and his gang, a giant rat (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Man-Bat teams with Batman to fight Lawrence Lucerne in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #165.
Synopsis: A subway train whose passengers include Francine and Rebecca Langstrom is diverted by a gang of punks, so Man-Bat goes looking for it.

Man-Bat’s later appearances
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #165
DC COMICS PRESENTS #35
BATMAN #341, 342, 348
DETECTIVE COMICS #527
BATMAN #361

 Commissioner Gordon and Alfred

Batman Family No. 11
May-June 1977
Story: “Surprise!  Surprise!”  (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Carl Potts
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Colorist: Bob LeRose
Feature Characters: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #467; next appears in BATMAN #267), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #244; next appears in BATMAN #267)
GS: Bruce Wayne (Batman; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #142; next appears in BATMAN #287), Dick Grayson (Robin; between Batgirl and Robin story in this issue and next issue)
GA: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #142; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #183), Kathy Kane (Batwoman; last appearance in Batgirl story in last issue; next appears in issue #13)
Supporting Characters: Vicki Vale Powers (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #156; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #509), Lori Elton (last appearance in Batgirl story in last issue; next appears in Robin story in next issue), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #470; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #183)
Intro: Tom Powers (Vicki Vale Powers’s husband; first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place on February 19, 1976 and establishes February 19th as Batman’s birthday.
Synopsis: Commissioner Gordon and Alfred Pennyworth go to Wayne Manor to get it ready for a surprise birthday party for Bruce Wayne.  But when Gordon threatens to accidentally trigger the entrance to the Batcave, Alfred masquerades as a robber to throw him off the scent.

 Bat-Mite

Detective Comics No. 482
February-March 1979
Story: “Bat-Mite’s New York Adventure” (6 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Michael Golden
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Bat-Mite (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #169; last appearance)
Intro: Al Milgrom, Jack C. Harris, Bob Rozakis, Bob Smith, Milt Snapinn, Anthony Tollin (of Earth-Prime?; only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Bat-Mite shows up at the DC offices and demands his own feature in DETECTIVE COMICS #482.

 Alfred

Detective Comics No. 485
October-November 1979
Story: “The Hospitable Hostage” (7 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: George Tuska
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Tatjana Wood
Feature Character: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #259)
GA: Batman (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #259)
Cameo appearance: Commissioner Gordon
Villains: Ace, Bert, and their partner (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When three crooks show up at Bruce Wayne’s penthouse while Batman is conferring with Commissioner Gordon, Alfred contrives a way to trap them.

Detective Comics No. 489
April 1980
Story: “The Bogus Butlers” (5 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Bob LeRose
Feature Character: Alfred Pennyworth
GS: Robin (last appearance in Batgirl and Robin story in this issue; next appears in Robin story in next issue)
Cameo appearance: Batman
Villains: The Butler Brigade (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: After Batman breaks up most of a gang of burgling butlers, one of whom is the very image of Alfred, the real Alfred Pennyworth investigates the rest of the gang on his own.

Batman No. 347
May 1982
Story: “The Nervous Nephew” (2 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Robin Snyder
Penciller: Trevor Von Eeden
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Alfred Pennyworth (between DETECTIVE COMICS #513 / 514)
Intro: Mr. Palmer (dies in this story), Poteet (only appearance)
Villain: Mr. Palmer’s nephew (only appearance)
Synopsis: Alfred proves that the nephew of a friend’s employer murdered his uncle and made it look like suicide.

 Tales of Gotham City

Detective Comics No. 488
February-March 1980
Story: “The Last Duty” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Johnny Craig
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Tatjana Wood
Intro: Clem Schnectady (only appearance)
Villains: Andre Skinsky, Gossage (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: On his last day of duty, a Gotham subway cop catches a pair of spies.

Detective Comics No. 489
April-May 1980
Story: “When the Inmates Run the Madhouse” (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Steve Mitchell
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #161; next appears in Batgirl and Robin story in this issue)
Intro: Michael Pendergast (warden of Gotham State Prison)
Villains: Max Morgan (in flashback; first appearance; dies in this story), Goldie Rivers, Monk Nichols, Duke, Tyler, Charlie Morgan, other convicts (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Commissioner Gordon enters Gotham State Prison to negotiate with rioting cons, and runs into a trap set for him alone.

Detective Comics No. 490
May 1980
Story: “Encounter” (3 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: George Tuska
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Tatjana Wood
Intro: A woman and a policeman (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A woman whose car is stuck in the snow gets a hand from a helpful cop.

Detective Comics No. 492
July 1980
Story: “Fifty Million Tons of Soul” (9 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: John Costanza
Intro: Rusty Krebs, David, Linda (only appearance for all), Carleton Wainwright (dies in this story)
Villains: Nickels, Big Sammy, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A maintenance man, a would-be suicide and his girl, and the designer of the great bridge on which they all stand team up to take down a carload of thieves trying to cross the bridge to safety.

Detective Comics No. 494
September 1980
Story: [untitled] (7 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Artist: Dan Spiegle
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Intro: Flip (dies in this story), Juan, Leroy (only appearance for both)
Villains: Mr. Kool and his gang (last appearance in Red Tornado story in last issue; last appearance for both), Artie (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A runner for the local mob sacrifices his life to save a child from gangsters.

Detective Comics No. 495
October 1980
Story: “Into the Fire” (4 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Artist: Dan Spiegle
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Intro: Runner Perkins (only appearance)
Villain: A gangster (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A runner for the mob braves a fire in his building to save his mattress stuffed full of money.

Detective Comics No. 504
July 1981
Story: “A Day In the Life of a Cop” (9 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Pierre Bernard, Jr.
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in Batman story in this issue; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #177)
Villains: Dave Larsen (first appearance; dies in this story), Sunshine and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This is a Tale of Gotham City.
Synopsis: Commissioner Gordon learns that one of his men is in the pay of a notorious Gotham drug dealer.

Detective Comics No. 507
October 1981
Story: “The Pursuit of Joy” (6 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Dan Spiegle
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Tatjana Wood
Feature: Tales of Gotham City
Intro: Rudolf Yanok, Leslie Fields, Mr. and Mrs. Fields, Baldy (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A concert violinist lends a hand to a struggling street performer.

 Catwoman

Batman No. 345
March 1982
Story: “Terror Train” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Bruce Jones
Penciller: Trevor Von Eeden
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Catwoman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #509)
Cameo appearances: Bruce Wayne, Robin, Commissioner Gordon (in a dream)
Villain: Det.-Sgt. Richard Stuart (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Catwoman is hired to solve the mystery of some passenger train cars that seem to disappear and reappear between Gotham and Chicago, but finds herself at the end of a ghostly noose.

Batman No. 346
April 1982
Story: “In the Land of the Dead” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Bruce Jones
Penciller: Trevor Von Eeden
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Catwoman (next appears in issue #348)
Intro: Mr. Kyle (Catwoman’s father; in flashback; only appearance)
Villains: Det.-Sgt. Richard Stuart (dies in this story), Lyle, Pete (first and only appearance for both), the Jeweler (in flashback; first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Catwoman finds that the detective who hired her is an ex-Nazi searching for a hydrogen bomb formula hidden on the train, and that he seeks revenge on her because her father killed his father.

Batman No. 348
June 1982
Story: “The Man, the Bullet, and the Cat” (part 1; 7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Bruce Jones
Penciller: Trevor Von Eeden
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Catwoman (last appearance in issue #346)
Intro: Daniel Brown
Villains: Peter Simmons, Janice Brown (first appearance for both), Sid and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Catwoman takes a job as bodyguard for a union presidential candidate.  But she is delayed in guarding him when she has to fight a gang of bikers, and later hears that the candidate has been shot.

Batman No. 349
July 1982
Story: “The Man, the Bullet, the Cat” (part 2; 7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Bruce Jones
Penciller: Trevor Von Eeden
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Catwoman
Other Character: Daniel Brown (last appearance)
Cameo appearance: Bruce Wayne (in a photograph)
Villains: Peter Simmons, Janice Brown (last appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Daniel Brown is wheelchair-bound from his gunshot wounds, but carries on as a presidential candidate, while Catwoman vows to protect him from further harm and to ferret out his assailant.

Batman No. 350
August 1982
Story: “Those Lips, Those Eyes” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Bruce Jones
Artist: Tony DeZuniga
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Catwoman
Intro: Candy Carole (dies in this story), Georgie (only appearance), Paul Henning (named in next issue)
Villains: Roscoe Carole, Jake Marley’s gang (in flashback; first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: After finding herself in a strange hotel room with a murder victim, Catwoman poses as the dead girl to hunt her killers.
 

Batman No. 351
September 1982
Story: “Gentlemen Defer Blondes” (7 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Bruce Jones
Artist: Adrian Gonzales
Letterer: Janice Chiang
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Catwoman (also appears in flashback between issue #349 and last issue; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #520)
Other Characters: Candy Carole (in flashback; her earliest chronological appearance), Paul Henning (last appearance)
Villans: Roscoe Carole (also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance; dies in this story), Jake Marley (first and only appearance) and his gang (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Catwoman learns that she was mistaken for Candy Carole by a loan shark who wants Candy’s hidden stash of money to pay off Roscoe Carole’s debts.

Detective Comics No. 520
October 1982
Story: “The Cat and the Conover Caper” (7 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Catwoman (between BATMAN #351 / 354)
Intro: Louie Conover (first and only appearance)
Villain: A crook (first and only appearance)
Comment: This is the last Catwoman solo story.
Synopsis: Catwoman runs into an old member of her gang, and, following him, learns that he appears to be involved in a robbery.

 Two-Face

DC Super-Stars No. 14
May-June 1977
Cover: Two-Face flipping coin, Gorilla Grodd, Dr. Light, Hawkman, Green Lantern //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Double Take” (10 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Ed Davis
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Colorist: Tatjana Wood
Feature Character: Two-Face (origin retold in this story; last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #130; next appears in TEEN TITANS #47)
Intro: David Davis (only appearance)
Villain: Boss Moroni (last appearance in flashback in BATMAN #238; dies in this story; name misspelled “Maroni” in this story)
Synopsis: A Gotham detective tries to get Two-Face help him get the goods on “Boss” Moroni, the man who scarred half of Harvey Dent’s face.

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