- Sergio Aragones (see notes)
- Nick Cardy; Sergio Aragones (breakdowns)
- Nick Cardy
- Gaspar Saladino
- Bat Lash (intro); a curvaceous cook; townsfolk; cowboys; gunmen
- Bat Lash wears a flower in his hat, loves pretty women and fine food, declares, "I hate violence!" but stumbles into trouble time and again. He flees an angry boyfriend, shoots a pheasant on the way to the town of Welcome. He requests the delicious cook prepare pheasant in aspic, and tours the town procuring supplies, punching, shooting, and clobbering villains at every turn. He's cleaned up the town, and sits to eat his pheasant - which the cook poisoned! She's the mastermind, and Bat graciously escorts her to jail. He rides out, having lost his taste for pheasant.
Per interviews with Sergio Aragones, Joe Orlando and Carmine Infantino in Comic Book Artist # 1, Spring 1998 numerous hands were involved in the conception of Bat Lash. Sheldon Mayer came up with the first story which was rejected by Infantino who revised the concept with editor Joe Orlando. Aragones wrote the first script and later plotted over Denny O' Neil dialogue. Previous indexer credited Nick Cardy as co-writer.
While story pages number through 24, several pages are less than a full page, therefore lowering actual page count. Title taken from page 4 of story.
Continued in Bat Lash #1.