Batman #251
(September 1973)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
34
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly, (with the exception of Mar., May, Aug. and Dec.)
On-sale Date
1973-06-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #97.

Look Out, Gotham! The Joker's Back in Town! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
S-1546
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Don't Be Half a Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photo)
Inks
?; ? (photo)
Letters
?; typeset
Editing
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Charles Atlas; Mac
Synopsis
Mac uses the Charles Atlas course to build up his muscles and fight back against a bully of the beach.

Indexer Notes

Ad for body building course. The sequential art portion is a smaller version than earlier versions.
On inside front cover.

The Joker's Five-Way Revenge! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 22.5 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-563
Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker (villain); Batman; James Gordon; Packy White; Philly Jack Barton; Bigger Melvin; Bing Hooley
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story across 23 pages, page 23 is a half page.

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

Now There Are 14 Prehistoric Scenes. (Table of Contents: 3)

Aurora Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for models of prehistoric scenes.
Located between story pages 4 and 5.

Woods Edge / Tank Trap (Table of Contents: 4)

Helen of Toy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for games Woods Edge and Tank Trap with toy figures.
Located between story pages 7 and 8.

Read This Story if You Want to..."Get it All Together"...When You Get Out of the Service (Table of Contents: 5)

Cleveland Institute of Electronics, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Characters
Pete; Joe

Indexer Notes

Ad in sequential art form for training in electronics, targeted to returning servicemen.
Located between story pages 9 and 10.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for toys and novelties.
Located between story pages 13 and 14.

Just Put an X Next to the Comics You Want! (Table of Contents: 7)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for subscriptions to DC Comics.
Located between story pages 13 and 14.

The New Magazine of Weird Humor! (Table of Contents: 8)

Plop! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Inks
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
"Arms" Armstrong

Indexer Notes

House ad for Plop! (DC, 1973 series) #1 (September-October 1973), with cover shown, advertised as "On Sale June 21st".
Located between story pages 13 and 14.

Gold Crown / Supreme Command (Table of Contents: 9)

Helen of Toy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for games Gold Crown and Supreme Command, with toy figures.
Located between story pages 15 and 16.

Enter The Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 10)

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Sea-monkeys from Unicorn House and Transcience Corporation.
Pencil credits from: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2005/11/10/comic-book-urban-legen… .
Located between story pages 21 and 22.

The Super Catalogue (Table of Contents: 11)

Passaic Book Center / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for comic book, magazine, and book catalog.
Located between story pages 21 and 22.

The Scoreboards Don’t Tell All! (Table of Contents: 12)

Champion Sports / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

House ad for Champion Sports (DC, 1973 series) #1 (October-November 1973), with cover shown.
Located at the bottom of story page 23.

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

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

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

Job Number
S-1554
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Editor: It shall suffice for myself...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Keith Griffin, Joe Peluso, and Leonard Tirado.
Located after story page 23.

Famous Name Prizes or Cash...the Easy Olympic Way! (Table of Contents: 14)

Olympic Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for sales people for Christmas cards.
Located after story page 23.

Power (Table of Contents: 15)

Universal Bodybuilding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for body building course.
On inside back cover.

Getting a Daisy B*B Gun Is Like Getting a Good Grade. (Table of Contents: 16)

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for b*b guns from the Daisy division of Victor Comptometer Corporation.
On back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Look Out, Gotham! The Joker's Back in Town!
    Batman
  2. 1. Don't Be Half a Man!
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!
    Batman
  4. 3. Now There Are 14 Prehistoric Scenes.
    Aurora Products
  5. 4. Woods Edge / Tank Trap
    Helen of Toy
  6. 5. Read This Story if You Want to..."Get it All Together"...When You Get Out of the Service
    Cleveland Institute of Electronics, Inc.
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products
  8. 7. Just Put an X Next to the Comics You Want!
    DC Comics
  9. 8. The New Magazine of Weird Humor!
    Plop!
  10. 9. Gold Crown / Supreme Command
    Helen of Toy
  11. 10. Enter The Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  12. 11. The Super Catalogue
    Passaic Book Center
  13. 12. The Scoreboards Don’t Tell All!
    Champion Sports
  14. 13. ["Dear Editor: It shall suffice for myself..."]
    Letters to the Batman
  15. 14. Famous Name Prizes or Cash...the Easy Olympic Way!
    Olympic Sales
  16. 15. Power
    Universal Bodybuilding
  17. 16. Getting a Daisy B*B Gun Is Like Getting a Good Grade.
    Daisy Air Rifles
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