Batman #240
(March 1972)

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Volume
33
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly, (with the exception of Apr. and Oct.)
On-sale Date
1972-01-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #79.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1120
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor -- I swear I'll avenge your death!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mason Sterling
Reprints
Keywords
disembodied brain

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Vengeance for a Dead Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-1026
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's Al Ghul; Talia Al Ghul; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mason Sterling (Death); Flinky Davenport; Dr. Moon; Alfred Pennyworth; Mr. Keener
Synopsis
Batman and Talia track down the killer of Mason Sterling and Batman discovers who removed Sterling's brain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Theater of the Mind! (Table of Contents: 2)

Robin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
S-1106
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alan Weiss (flashback); Gerry Conway (flashback); Bernie Wrightson (flashback); Rick Asher; Terri Bergstrom; Gordon Asher; Burton Asher; Thomas (butler); Brother Thomas
Synopsis
Robin reunites Rick Asher with his father.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Story continued from Batman #239.

Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron (as France E. Herron)
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1108
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mystery Analysts of Gotham City [Prof. Ralph Vern; Art Saddows; Kaye Daye; Martin Tellman; Commissioner James Gordon] (introduction); District Attorney Danton (not named in the story); Hugh Rankin (private investigator); The Trapeze Ten (flashback)
Synopsis
A private investigator seeks to join the Mystery Analysts, but is blackballed by Batman for a very specific reason.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

The credits in this reprint say that Bob Kane pencilled this story, and that matches Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. However, it is known that Bob Kane contracted the artwork out to Sheldon Moldoff. Other credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

average # of copies sold previous year - 244,488

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

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

Script
Julius Schwartz (signed as JS)
Pencils
Anthony Kowalik (illustration)
Inks
Neal Adams (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1130

Indexer Notes

Letters from Joe Farara, Clem Robins, Matt Graham, Bob Rozakis, Mark M. Thomase.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Professor -- I swear I'll avenge your death!"]
    Batman
  2. 1. Vengeance for a Dead Man!
    Batman
  3. 2. Theater of the Mind!
    Robin
  4. 3. Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat!
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
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