Detective Comics #256

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1958
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/14445

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, editor [attributed] (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Captive Planet! (Batman and Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Beran

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #103 ([January 1959])
Untitled
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #103 ([April 1959])
Untitled
Printed in
80 Page Giant Magazine (DC, 1964 series) #12 (July 1965)
 
Batman: Cover to Cover (DC, 2005 series) #[nn] ([June] 2005)
 
Batman (Editorial Novaro, 1954 series) #69 (1 de octubre de 1959)
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Littleton Stamps) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Littleton Stamps

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Captive Planet (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jim Rolfe (big-game hunter); Harvey Baxter (businessman); Pete Cole (ex-convict); Beran of Tora; Cafis (villain, introduction)

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller [signed]
 
Charles Paris, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #103 ([January 1959])
The Captive Planet
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #103 ([January 1959])
 
United States
80 Page Giant Magazine (DC, 1964 series) #12 (July 1965)
The Captive Planet
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #9 ([May 1966])
The Captive Planet
Printed in
Super Adventure Comic (K. G. Murray, 1950 series) #103 ([January 1959] ?)
 
Batman (Editorial Novaro, 1954 series) #69 (1 de octubre de 1959)

Synopsis

While visiting an exhibit at the old Gotham City Fair Grounds, Bruce and Dick are whisked away in an alien spaceship to the planet Tora, where, as the Dynamic Duo, they battle not only the elements, but invaders as well.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"State Prison"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #79 (October-November 1953)
Untitled
Printed in
Batman (Editorial Novaro, 1954 series) #69 (1 de octubre de 1959)
Show/hide 4. Wings and Winnie Winchester Do a Good Deed (Winchester Roller Skates) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Winchester Roller Skates
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
, editor

Notes

Ad for Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates.

Show/hide 5. Nature's Prize Pupil! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; advocacy

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff , scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Show/hide 6. Glad to See You! (Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 7. The Man Who Charmed Wild Beasts (Roy Raymond TV Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Roy Raymond TV Detective
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Raymond; Karen (supporting); Jed Cole (intro, villain)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #26 ([November 1958])
The Man Who Charmed Wild Beasts
 
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
The Hundred Comic Monthly (KG Murray (NZ), 1958 series) #26 ([January 1959?])
The Man Who Charmed Wild Beasts
Printed in
Big Boy (Arédit-Artima, 1956 series) #26 (November 1958)
 
Big Boss (Arédit-Artima, 1970 series) #13 (1973)
 
Batman (Editorial Novaro, 1954 series) #889 (25 de septiembre de 1977)
 
Batman (Editorial Novaro, 1954 series) #69 (1 de octubre de 1959)
Show/hide 8. Mystery of the Three-Minute Eggs Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Detective-mystery

Credits

Writing
, author
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Hmm -- Breaking into a safe."

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humour
Characters
Casey the Cop; Sarge

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #193 (March 1953)
Untitled
Printed in
Batman (Editorial Novaro, 1954 series) #69 (1 de octubre de 1959)
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Palisades Amusement Park Admission) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park Admission

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
, editor
Show/hide 11. The Carnival of Doom (John Jones Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter [John Jones; J'onn J'onzz]; Captain Harding (supporting); Willy Jones

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller , scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
The Carnival of Doom
Printed in
Big Boy (Arédit-Artima, 1956 series) #26 (November 1958)
 
Big Boss (Arédit-Artima, 1970 series) #14 (1973)
 
Batman (Editorial Novaro, 1954 series) #69 (1 de octubre de 1959)

Synopsis

Takes takes the Chief's nephew to an amusement park, not knowing that criminals are planning to rob it.

Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Warden Willis) Comic story, 2 pages

"I just received this letter from the governor ordering me to cut expenses."

Featuring

Feature
Warden Willis
Genre
Humour
Characters
Warden Willis; Timmy

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]

Reprint history

Printed in
Batman (Editorial Novaro, 1954 series) #69 (1 de octubre de 1959)
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales Mottoes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales Mottoes

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
, editor
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Joe Weider Course and Products) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Joe Weider Course and Products

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (100 Toy Soldiers) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
100 Toy Soldiers

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32136

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