Batman #256
(May-June 1974)

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Volume
35
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-02-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [block]
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 Comic Reader #103.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1712
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Art previously credited to Nick Cardy and Neal Adams. Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Batman Issue No. 256 (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pat Broderick [as Broderick] (signed)
Inks
Pat Broderick [as Broderick] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-898
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Keywords
Bat-Signal

Indexer Notes

Contents page with Batman illustration. Nick Cardy is credited here with doing the cover.

Catwoman's Circus Caper! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
Irv Novick (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-1634
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; unnamed owner of the Tip-Top Circus; Bobo and His Clowns; Catwoman [Selina Kyle; aka Nelias] (villain); Bernie Byrd (villain)
Synopsis
When Bruce discovers that Dick has left Hudson University to investigate some mystery at the Tip-Top Circus, Batman decides to join the Teen Wonder to investigate a murder at the circus.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Cave; Wayne Mansion

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: 3)

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

Script
Martin Pasko [as MP]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1719

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Scott Paton, Bob Rodi, Allan Ferguson and Gary Young.

Dinosaur Island! (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Paul Cooper [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Job Number
N-866
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Murray Wilson; Stephen Chase (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit by Martin O'Hearn; formerly credited to Bob Kane. Inks credit by Jack Burnley. Letters credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

This story explains why Batman has the big dinosaur in the Batcave.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

If Bruce Wayne Had Not Become the Batman (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Pat Broderick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-919
Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [Batman; The Scorpion; The Stingray; The Owl; The Shooting Star; The Iron Knight]
Reprints

The Penny Plunderers! (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-867
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joe Coyne (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits supplied by Craig Delich.

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

Bat-Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
P-8
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

puzzle

Brothers in Crime! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman with Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Job Number
N-868
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Rafferty Brothers (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil, inks and lettering credits by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos.

The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Doom (villain)
Reprints

The Secret of Batman Island! (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Job Number
N-869
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; A. K. Barnaby; Joker (photo on wall); Catwoman (photo on wall); Penguin (photo on wall); Fat Man (photo on wall)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Inks credit by Charles Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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 solution to this issue's Bat-Puzzle
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Answer to the Bat-Puzzle earlier in the issue.

The Catwoman! (Table of Contents: 13)

Catwoman / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (various)
Inks
? (various)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Made up of reprinted panels from various stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Martin Pasko [as MP]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1719-A

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Scott Weingarten, Clint Thomas, James T. McCoy and Kathleen McCoy.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Batman Issue No. 256
    Batman
  3. 2. Catwoman's Circus Caper!
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
  5. 4. Dinosaur Island!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. If Bruce Wayne Had Not Become the Batman
    Batman
  8. 7. The Penny Plunderers!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Bat-Puzzle
  10. 9. Brothers in Crime!
    Batman with Robin
  11. 10. The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. The Secret of Batman Island!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. ["Here's the solution to this issue's Bat-Puzzle"]
    Bat-Puzzle
  14. 13. The Catwoman!
    Catwoman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman Extra!
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