Batman #234
(August 1971)

DC, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of April and October
On-sale Date
1971-06-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
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.


The Return of Two-Face -- Twice As Evil -- Twice As Dangerous! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-847
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]
Reprints
Keywords
bowsprit

Indexer Notes

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

Half an Evil (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz [as Julie Schwartz]

Job Number
S-753
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is hushed, here... the only sounds are the muffled murmuring of swamp beasts and the gentle lap of water against grassy banks...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Two-Face (villain); Commissioner Gordon [James Gordon]; Arthur Reeves; Alfred Pennyworth; Billy the Tramp; Robin [Dick Grayson] (flashback); Boss Maroni (flashback)
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Batrope; GCPD Headquarters; Gotham City; Nautical Museum; Two-Face's coin; Wayne Foundation

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: 2)

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

Script
Julius Schwartz [as JS]
Pencils
Anthony Kowalik
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-854
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There I was reading "Take-over in Paradise" in Batman #230, saying to myself, "Wow, I've figured out this case even before Batman!"
Characters
Batman

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bob Rozakis (mis-spelled as "Razakis"), Brenda Wang, David Hendricks, and Clem Robins.

Vengeance for a Cop! (Table of Contents: 3)

Robin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Job Number
S-726
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi... my name's Robert Beeker! I'm a cop!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Robert Beeker; Nanci Beeker; Terri Bergstrom; Pat Whalon; Jonathan
Synopsis
When a cop is shot, Robin travels to a commune to find the shooter.
Reprints
Keywords
New Carthage

Indexer Notes

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

Trail of the Talking Mask! (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 14.34 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-874
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The "new look" Batman was introduced in 1964 (symbolized by the addition of an oval around the Caped Crusader's bat-insignia).
Genre
superhero
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

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

Story in two parts of 7.67 and 6.67 pages.

Editor's note on the splash page explains the introduction of the "new look" in Batman circa 1964.

Criminal Identification by Plastic Casts! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One of the methods used by scientific detectives to apprehend criminals is the plastic cast record of telltale marks, prints and impressions found at the scene of a crime...
Genre
non-fiction; crime
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of Two-Face -- Twice As Evil -- Twice As Dangerous!
    Batman
  2. 1. Half an Evil
    Batman
  3. 2. ["There I was reading "Take-over in Paradise" in Batman #230, saying to myself, "Wow, I've figured out this case even before Batman!""]
    Letters to the Batman
  4. 3. Vengeance for a Cop!
    Robin
  5. 4. Trail of the Talking Mask!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. Criminal Identification by Plastic Casts!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew Peets
  • Alan Smith
  • Nick Caputo
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Denys Howard
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lee Lines
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen