Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) #402

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Cover by Neal Adams. "Man or Bat?," script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano; Kirk Langstrom appears again as the Man-Bat, this time he is forced to become the Batman's enemy; After stealing a vial from a chemical company's safe, much to Batman's chagrin, Kirk returns to his lab above the Gotham Museum of Natural History; He believes he has finally found a mixture that can cure his transformation, until Batman bursts through the door in pursuit, causing him enough surprise to drop the compound onto the floor; With a screech of rage, Kirk fights off the Batman and leaps out the window; During his escape, he starts to evolve a leathery pair of wings that allow him to fly. "My Place In The Sun!," script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Vince Colletta; Speedy visits Robin at Hudson University; Robin begins to question if he should continue to be Robin. Letter from comics writer Martin Pasko. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.