Batman #258
(September-October 1974)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
35
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-06-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)
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 #107.


Threat of the Two-Headed Coin! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy [as N. C.] (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy [as N. C.] (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1784
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Cavalier [Mortimer Drake]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Job Number
N-1078
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Craig Delich.

Threat of the Two-Headed Coin! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1745
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harry Higby (actor, Two-Face impersonator); Two-Face [Harvey Dent] (villain); Hotsy Totter (villain); The Joker (villain); General John Harris (villain, death); Samuel Smith-Smyth (villain)
Synopsis
Two-Face returns, having devised a plan to extort $2 billion from the citizens of the U.S. If the government refuses to pay, the criminal plans to destroy the government...forever!
Reprints
Keywords
Arkham Hospital; Bat-Signal; Batmobile

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)

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

Script
Bob Rozakis (signed)
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
P-28
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
Page consists of a puzzle for readers to solve plus a reprinted figure of Batman.

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

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

Script
Bob Rozakis [as BR]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1790
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

The Three Racketeers! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Job Number
N-981
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; "Crafty" Cal Clate (villain); Professor Post (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art incorrectly credited to Dick Sprang on splash page. Correct credits supplied by Craig Delich.

7 Wonder Crimes of Gotham City! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13.5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-980
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; The Mastermind (villain)
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.

Twenty-Ton Robbery! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane]
Inks
Dick Sprang [as Bob Kane]
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Job Number
N-977
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; The Cavalier [Mortimer Drake] (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Sprang.

The Guardian of 100 Cities! (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Job Number
N-979
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Shag Darnell (villain, introduction); Roger Stanton (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn; inks credit verified by Paris.

The Man with a Thousand Eyes! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-978
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harlan Bates; Count Florian (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Full art incorrectly credited to Sprang on splash page. Inks credit verified by Sprang. Lew Schwartz pencil credit removed by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Rally 'Round Robin / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis [as BR]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1804
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Threat of the Two-Headed Coin!
    Batman
  2. 1. Contents
    Batman
  3. 2. Threat of the Two-Headed Coin!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bat-Puzzle
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
  6. 5. The Three Racketeers!
    Batman with Robin
  7. 6. 7 Wonder Crimes of Gotham City!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. Twenty-Ton Robbery!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. The Guardian of 100 Cities!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. The Man with a Thousand Eyes!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Rally 'Round Robin
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