"You may well be right, Mr. Fox -- but it's something we'll have to discuss in the morning. It's sundown -- and I have other things to attend to right now!"
Bruce Wayne
"Dark Messenger of Mercy!"
Batman 307
Title: "Dark Messenger of Mercy!"
Volume: 1
Number: 307
Cover price: .40
Cover date: January, 1979
Publisher: DC Comics
Executive editor: Joe Orlando
Writers: Len Wein
Pencilers: John Calnan
Inkers: Dick Giordano
Cover artists: Jim Aparo
Cover inker: Jim Aparo
Cover colorist: Tatjana Wood
Colorists: Glynis Wein
Letterers: Ben Oda
Assistant editors: E. Nelson Bridwell
Editors: Julius Schwartz
Previous: Batman #306
Next: Batman #308

"Dark Messenger of Mercy!" is the title to the 307th issue of the first Batman ongoing comic book series published by DC Comics. The story was written by Len Wein with artwork by John Calnan and inks by Dick Giordano. It was colored by Glynis Wein and lettered by Ben Oda. The cover art illustration was rendered by Jim Aparo with coloring by Tatjana Wood. The story was edited by Julius Schwartz with E. Nelson Bridwell as associate editor. This issue shipped with a January, 1979 cover date and carries a cover price of .40 cents per copy.

Appearances Edit

Featured characters

Supporting characters


  • Quentin Conroy

Minor characters

  • Ballerina
  • Gloria, Gordon's receptionist
  • Squirrel Kominsky
  • Shamrock
  • Slugger
  • Poet
  • Good Queen Bess





Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This issue includes a Hostess Twinkies advertisement featuring Superman titled "An Unbeatable Power".
  • This is the first appearance of Lucius Fox. He will become a major supporting character in the Batman universe for many years to come.
  • This is the first, and to date, the only known appearance of antagonist Quentin Conroy.

Recommended Reading Edit

See also Edit


The World of Batman

Batman miscellaneous

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