Batman #255

DC Comics

United States

Published
March-April 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.50 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27290

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1299
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Anthony Lupus; Thomas Wayne (vignette); Alfred Pennyworth (vignette); Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (vignette); Robin [Dick Grayson] (vignette); Crazy-Quilt (vignette)

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Neal Adams
Colours
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Notes

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

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Batman) Table of contents, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-341
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Credits

Art
Neal Adams

Notes

Contents and indicia page with Batman header image. Batman image taken from page 21 of "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!" from Batman #251.

Show/hide 2. Moon of the Wolf (Batman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1531
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon; Janet Bonner; Anthony Lupus; Professor Milo (death)

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano

Notes

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

Show/hide 3. The First Batman (Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 4. The Duped Domestics! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-810
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Catwoman; Alfred Pennyworth

Credits

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colours
George Roussos
Letters
George Roussos

Notes

Script credit by O'Hearn. Pencils and inks verified by Robinson. Letters verified by Roussos.

Show/hide 5. The Story of the Batmobile... (Batman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-842

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang
Sheldon Moldoff
Carmine Infantino
?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Federal Comics Starring Batman (Federal, 1983 series) #6 ([February 1984?]) —Batman and the Flash
The Story of the Batmobile...

Notes

Composed of panels taken from various Batman stories.

Show/hide 6. The True-False Face of Batman! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 14.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-811
Characters
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sid Greene

Notes

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

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Bat-Puzzle) Activity, 0.33 pages

"Here's the answer to last issue's Bat Puzzle"

Featuring

Feature
Bat-Puzzle

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Letters
typeset

Notes

Answer to last issue's Bat Puzzle.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Letters to the Batman) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Letters to the Batman
Code
S-1680

Credits

Script
Martin Pasko [as MP]
Letters
typeset

Notes

Includes letters from Jeff Crawford, Scott Paton, Steve Savino, Elliot S! Maggin and Mike W. Barr.

Show/hide 9. Crazy-Quilt Comes Back! (Robin) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-814
Characters
Crazy-Quilt; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Script
John Broome ?
Art
Jim Mooney
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

First print
United States
Star Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #123 (December 1951)
Crazy-Quilt Comes Back!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #29 ([1974?])
Crazy-Quilt Comes Back

Notes

Art credits verified by Mooney. Ira Schnapp letterer credit via Todd Klein through a post from his blog Kleinletters, 16 October 2016 (retrieved 19 November 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/star-spangled-schnapp/).

Show/hide 10. The Outsider Strikes Again! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 14.34 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-812
Characters
Outsider; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon (cameo)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (ghost)
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #340 (June 1965)
The Outsider Strikes Again!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #8 ([December 1965?])
The Outsider Strikes Again
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #28 ([1974?])
The Outsider Strikes Again!

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. Story in two parts of 7.67 and 6.67 pages.

Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Extra Letters to the Batman) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Extra Letters to the Batman
Code
S-1693

Credits

Script
Martin Pasko [as MP]
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters of comment from Paul D. Emrath, Mark Davis and Lee Lumsden.


Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #102.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32179

Entry created

  • 13/07/2007

Cover added

  • 27/06/2010

Index completed

  • 04/09/2019

Last updated

  • 04/09/2019