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"Murder in the Night!"
Detective Comics Vol 1-481 Cover-1
General Information
Series: Detective Comics
Issue Number: 481
First Published: December, 1978-January, 1979
Previous Issue: Detective Comics #480
Next Issue: Detective Comics #482


SynopsisEdit

"Ticket to Tragedy"Edit

Batman must race against time to discover the identity of a murderer and capture him in order to convince a disillusioned surgeon not to burn his notes for a new medical technique.

"Does the Costume Make the Hero?"Edit

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.

"A Slow Death in China!"Edit

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.

"The Whittles Snatch"Edit

Man-Bat and Jason Bard go after a kidnapped woman who may not be all that kidnapped.

"Murder in the Night!"Edit

To be added

AppearancesEdit

"Ticket to Tragedy"Edit

IndividualsEdit

  • Batman
  • Alfred Pennyworth
  • Sir Basil Smythe (Only appearance)
  • Henry Frome (Only appearance; dies)
  • Greeny Velvet (Only appearance)
  • Milt Solo (Only appearance)
  • Bart (Only appearance)

LocationsEdit

ItemsEdit

VehiclesEdit

"Does the Costume Make the Hero?"Edit

IndividualsEdit

LocationsEdit

ItemsEdit

"A Slow Death in China!"Edit

IndividualsEdit

LocationsEdit

  • China
    • Peking

"The Whittles Snatch"Edit

IndividualsEdit

LocationsEdit

"Murder in the Night!"Edit

IndividualsEdit

  • Batman (Flashback and Main Story)
  • James Gordon
  • Thomas Wayne (In Flashback Only)
  • Ronald Thursgood (Flashback and Main Story)
  • Ramsey Larken (In Flashback Only)
  • Bruno Clark (In Flashback Only)
  • Xavier Simon (First Appearance)(Flashback and Main Story)

LocationsEdit

ItemsEdit

NotesEdit

  • With this issue, Detective Comics increases from 40 pages to 64 pages.
  • With this issue, Detective Comics merges with Batman Family. The main result is, when Detective Comics has backup features, they will now usually star Batman-related characters.
  • The Robin, Batgirl and Man-Bat features begin in this issue, all continuing storylines started in Batman Family. Man-Bat will not appear in every issue.

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