Batman #261
(March-April 1975)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
36
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-12-31
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 (associate editor); Bob Rozakis (assistant editor)
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 #113.


The Mystery That Never Was! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
S-1901
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Cardy's credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Previous indexer also listed Neal Adams as contributor, but Nick Caputo sees no evidence of his art. Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

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

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (illustration)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
N-1265
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Artwork taken from the cover of Batman #198.

The Mystery That Never Was! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1851
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Hal Hemingway; Tom Wilson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Crime's Man-Hunt (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Dick Sprang
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Sprang
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor)

Job Number
N-1193
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin
Reprints

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

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Curt Swan; Sheldon Moldoff; Neal Adams; Curt Swan (illustrations)
Inks
Murphy Anderson ?; Sheldon Moldoff; Neal Adams; ? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
P-16
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

puzzle

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

Strange Laws / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Job Number
N-1264
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mobile, Alabama passed an ordinance...
Genre
humor
Reprints

The 1,001 Inventions of Batman (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Job Number
N-1191
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits from index to the original publication.

The Women in the Batman's Life (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff; Bob Kane; Carmine Infantino; Gil Kane (illustrations)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff; Bob Kane; Jack Abel; Joe Giella; ? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
N-1202
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Composed of panels taken from various Batman stories.

A Christmas Peril! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Job Number
N-1192
Genre
superhero
Characters
Happy Hoggsby (intro, villain); Scranton Loring and his family (intro); Batman; Robin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and colors credits from the index to the original publication.

The Great Batman Contest (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Job Number
N-1195
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and inks credits from the index to the original publication.

The Bat Kite (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman's Workshop / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?; Ira Schnapp

Job Number
N-1253
Reprints

The Blockbuster Invasion of Gotham City! (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13.34 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
N-1194
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blockbuster (intro, villain); Batman; Robin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Story in two parts of 7.67 and 5.67 pages.

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

Letters to the Batman / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Anthony Kowalik (illustration)
Inks
Neal Adams (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1907
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mystery That Never Was!
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  3. 2. The Mystery That Never Was!
    Batman
  4. 3. Crime's Man-Hunt
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bat-Puzzle
  6. 5. ["Mobile, Alabama passed an ordinance..."]
    Strange Laws
  7. 6. The 1,001 Inventions of Batman
    Batman
  8. 7. The Women in the Batman's Life
    Batman
  9. 8. A Christmas Peril!
    Batman and Robin
  10. 9. The Great Batman Contest
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. The Bat Kite
    Batman's Workshop
  12. 11. The Blockbuster Invasion of Gotham City!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Batman
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