Batman #200
(March 1968)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of April and October
On-sale date
1968-01-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Though some people consider this Neal Adams' first work on Batman, his cover of The Brave and the Bold #75 featuring Batman and The Spectre precedes this issue by nearly three months (information from "Crazy Ed" Savitt).


200th Smash Issue (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams; various (background)
Inks
Neal Adams; various (background)
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Adler colors per 20th Century Danny Boy Blog.

The Man Who Radiated Fear! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Chic Stone [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin recap); Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin recap); Alfred Pennyworth; Thomas Wayne (appearance in flashback); Martha Wayne (appearance in flashback); John Grayson (appearance in flashback); Mary Grayson (appearance in flashback); Mr. Haley (appearance in flashback); Joe Chill (villain, appearance in flashack); Boss Zucco (villain, appearance in flashback); The Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (villain); The Scarecrow's henchmen [Larry; Roberts; Biljo; Mr. Raybourne] (villains); The Joker (villain, cameo); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain, cameo); Killer Moth (villain, cameo)
Synopsis
When the Scarecrow perfects a fear-radiated pill and uses it on the Caped Crusaders, the duo are unable to continue their war on crime until Alfred enters the picture. Then the Caped Crusaders head out and capture several of their foes, each one having a clue on their persons which lead them to the Scarecrow.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Gotham City; Wayne Manor

Indexer Notes

Credits for script and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Records show that Bob Kane was paid for the pencils, but scholars agree that pencils were actually by Stone.

Across 22 pages, but pages 11 and 22 are 1/2-pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Letters to the Batcave / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Ricky Hussian, Moira L. Maynard, Steven Carlberg.

The Bat-Man (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Kane

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint of first page of the first Batman story.

The Batman Says: (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / public service announcement / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
Betty Bentley ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
In this article, Batman and Robin try to convince readers that they hate all crime and criminals, and that they hope their adventures will help convince them to follow the straight and honest path in their own lives.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, art and letterer credits by Jack Burnley. The art is taken from the cover of New York World's Fair Comics 1940.

Note says "Adapted from a page that appeared in Batman No. 3, Fall, 1940 issue." The sequence has been reduced in size, the artwork is traced from the original, and all the text has been re-typeset.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average # of copies sold previous year - 805,700.

Dialogue Between Two Batmaniacs Upon Batman Reaching Issue 200 (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich; Biljo White
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Mike Friedrich interviews Batman fan Biljo White.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. 200th Smash Issue
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. The Man Who Radiated Fear!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  5. 4. The Bat-Man
    Batman
  6. 5. The Batman Says:
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Dialogue Between Two Batmaniacs Upon Batman Reaching Issue 200
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