Batman #255
(March-April 1974)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
35
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1973-12-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [block]
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #102.

Moon of the Wolf! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams; Nick Cardy (vignettes)
Inks
Neal Adams; Nick Cardy (vignettes)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1299
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Anthony Lupus; Thomas Wayne (vignette); Alfred Pennyworth (vignette); Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (vignette); Robin [Dick Grayson] (vignette); Crazy-Quilt (vignette)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Neal Adams (illustration)
Inks
Neal Adams (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-341
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Contents and indicia page with Batman header image. Batman image taken from page 21 of "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!" from Batman #251.

Moon of the Wolf (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1531
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon; Janet Bonner; Anthony Lupus; Professor Milo (death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The First Batman (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-813
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin re-cap); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Thomas Wayne [as Bat-Man] (cameo, flashback); Martha Wayne (cameo, flashback); Lew Moxon (villain, introduction, death); Joey Chill (villain, death)
Synopsis
The discovery of an old Batman-type costume in Bruce Wayne's attic re-opens the Wayne murder case, and helps him realize that Joey Chill had only been hired to kill his parents...and the real man responsible was still alive and free.
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Keywords
Bat-Cave; Batplane; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

The "first" Batman, Bruce Wayne's father. Panel 7 on page 6 is Moldoff's recreation of the scene from Batman #9's cover.

The Duped Domestics! (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Job Number
N-810
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [30's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth [also as Batman]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bottom (Van Houten's butler); The Catwoman [Selina Kyle; also as Belinda (a maid)] (villain)
Synopsis
Alfred is in love, and to impress the fair maid he has designs on, he poses as the Batman, unaware that his "girl" is actually the Catwoman in disguise.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Pencils and inks verified by Jerry Robinson. Letters verified by George Roussos.

The Story of the Batmobile... (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang; Sheldon Moldoff; Carmine Infantino; ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-842
Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Composed of panels taken from various Batman stories.

The True-False Face of Batman! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 14.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; ?

Job Number
N-811
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mr. Brains [John Hart]; Paul Crowell
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Second appearance of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Bat-Puzzle / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's the answer to last issue's Bat Puzzle

Indexer Notes

Answer to last issue's Bat Puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Martin Pasko (signed as MP)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1680

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Jeff Crawford, Scott Paton, Steve Savino, Elliot S! Maggin and Mike W. Barr.

Crazy-Quilt Comes Back! (Table of Contents: 9)

Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome ?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Job Number
N-814
Genre
superhero
Characters
Crazy-Quilt; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Mooney. Ira Schnapp letterer credit via Todd Klein through a post from his blog Kleinletters, 16 October 2016 (retrieved 19 November 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/star-spangled-schnapp/).

The Outsider Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 14.34 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (signed as Bob Kane) (ghost)
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; ?

Job Number
N-812
Feature Logo
Batman with Robin - The Boy Wonder [50's face]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Outsider; Aunt Harriet; Commissioner James Gordon
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.

Story in two parts of 7.67 and 6.67 pages.

Extra Letters to the Batman (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Martin Pasko (signed as MP)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1693

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Paul D. Emrath, Mark Davis and Lee Lumsden.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Moon of the Wolf!
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  3. 2. Moon of the Wolf
    Batman
  4. 3. The First Batman
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. The Duped Domestics!
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. The Story of the Batmobile...
    Batman
  7. 6. The True-False Face of Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. ["Here's the answer to last issue's Bat Puzzle"]
    Bat-Puzzle
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
  10. 9. Crazy-Quilt Comes Back!
    Robin
  11. 10. The Outsider Strikes Again!
    Batman and Robin
  12. 11. Extra Letters to the Batman
    Letters to the Batman
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