Batman #208
(January-February 1969)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of April and October
On-sale date
1968-11-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
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

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G55 and as G-55 on indicia page.

On-sale date from ad in Our Fighting Forces #117 and copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Lilian Isley]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Vicki Vale
Reprints

The Women in Batman's Life! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mrs. Chilton (introduction, Joe Chill's mother); Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison; Basil Karlo; Ned Norton; Fred Walker; Lorna Dane; Roxy Brenner; Clayface; John Travers; Catwoman

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence for reprinted stories. Five pages at the beginning, 2 pages between the Catwoman and Vicki Vale stories, and 3 pages at the end.

The Secret Life of the Catwoman (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 11.34 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (figures only); Lew Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mister X; James Gordon
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit verified by Paris; letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Pages 3 and 11 are compressed to fit into 2/3 of a page each.

[The Crimes of the Catwoman!] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman (villain); Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Vicki Vale's Secret! (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Bob Kane (figures only); Lew Schwartz
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; "Keys" Bennett; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Paris; letters credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[The Batwoman] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batwoman
Reprints

The Menace of the Firefly (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Firefly (introduction, villain); Batwoman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Ted Carson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Paris.

[The Problem of the Proxy Paintings!] (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mystery Analysts of Gotham City (introduction); Kaye Daye; James Gordon; Haverford Mimms; Batman
Reprints

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 Moldoff.

[Gotham Gang Line-Up!] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aunt Harriet; Dick Grayson; Bruce Wayne
Reprints

The Dilemma of the Detective's Daughter! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Patricia Powell (introduction); Batman; James Gordon; Mike "Bulldog" Powell; Ralph Smedley; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

[Batman Versus Eclipso] (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman; Eclipso / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Eclipso [Bruce Gordon]; Queen Bee [Marcia Monroe]; James Gordon; Nicky Jarvas; Frankie Malone; Gorilla Grimes; Cyclops (international crime syndicate); Mona Bennet; Professor Bennet (Mona Bennet's father); Police Officer O'Brien
Synopsis
Queen Bee and Eclipso start a crime wave in Gotham City, and frame Batman for the theft of a jewel from the city museum.
Reprints

[Beware of -- Poison Ivy!] (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Poison Ivy (villain); Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dragon Fly; Silken Spider; Tiger Moth
Reprints

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 Moldoff.

[The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl] (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Killer Moth (villain); Batman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Giant Batmail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Harvey Sobel, David Szanto, Selina Zane, Bill Calhoun, Keith Wiemerslage and Russell Scott.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Women in Batman's Life!
    Batman
  3. 2. The Secret Life of the Catwoman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [The Crimes of the Catwoman!]
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. Vicki Vale's Secret!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. [The Batwoman]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. The Menace of the Firefly
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. [The Problem of the Proxy Paintings!]
    Batman
  9. 8. [Gotham Gang Line-Up!]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. The Dilemma of the Detective's Daughter!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. [Batman Versus Eclipso]
    Batman; Eclipso
  12. 11. [Beware of -- Poison Ivy!]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. [The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batmail
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