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
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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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