Batman #201
(May 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
1968-03-05
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick ?; Mike Esposito ?
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't move Batman-- Our orders are shoot to kill!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Nick Caputo, however, believes the inks may actually be by Mike Esposito. Lettering credit per Kevin Nowlan (via GCD Main List).

Batman's Gangland Guardians! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Chic Stone [as Bob Kane] (signed); Joe Certa [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; The Joker (villain); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch] (villain); The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); The Cluemaster [Arthur Brown] (villain); Getaway Genius [Roy Reynolds] (villain); Johnny Witts (villain); Mr. Esper (villain); West Coast Crime Syndicate members (villains)
Synopsis
A west coast crime syndicate moves into Gotham City with the intent to eliminate Batman any way they can, while seven of the Caped Crusader's foes join forces to stop them, fearing that they might be next on the syndicate's list.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

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 Bob Hughes, Gene Reed and other scholars agree that pencils were actually by Stone and Certa.

Across 23 pages, but pages 14 and 23 are 1/2-pages.

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

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

Script
Julie Schwartz ?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Job Number
6617
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! How did you get that neat spider-web effect on your model?
Genre
children

Indexer Notes

Idea from Mathew Shearer, Ithaca, N.Y.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Julie Schwartz ?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Don't move Batman-- Our orders are shoot to kill!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. Batman's Gangland Guardians!
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave
  4. 3. ["Wow! How did you get that neat spider-web effect on your model?"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batcave -- Extra
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Peets
  • Alan Smith
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Matthew Head
  • Lou Mazzella
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