Batman #258

DC Comics

United States

Published
September-October 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27797

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Threat of the Two-Headed Coin; 7 Wonder Crimes of Gotham City; The 3 Racketeers; Guardian of 100 Cities (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1784
Characters
Batman; Robin; Two-Face; Cavalier.

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #124 ([September 1975])
Threat of the Two-Headed Coin

Notes

Cardy's credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Batman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1078
Characters
Batman

Credits

Art
Pat Broderick

Notes

Contents page; art credits confirmed by Craig Delich 12-12-07.

Show/hide 2. Threat of the Two-Headed Coin! (Batman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1745
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; V: Two-Face; Hotsy Totter; Joker; Harry Higby; General John Harris; Samuel Smith-Smythe; Commissioner James Gordon; Arkham Hospital.

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #124 ([September 1975])
Threat of the Two-Headed Coin!
From GCD
in Läderlappen (Semic Press AB, 1976 series) #10/1977

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!

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-12-07.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Bat-Puzzle) Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Bat-Puzzle
Genre
Activity
Characters
Batman

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
typeset

Notes

Consists of a puzzle with reprinted art.

Show/hide 4. The Three Racketeers! (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-981
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; "Crafty" Cal Clate; Professor Post.

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Jerry Robinson
George Roussos
Letters
Ira Schnapp?

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #61 (March 1942)
The Three Racketeers!
Also printed
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (KG Murray, 1976 series) #5 ([July 1977?])
The Three Racketeers
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #61 (March, 1942)

Notes

Art incorrectly credited to Dick Sprang, correct credits supplied by Craig Delich 2/05.

Show/hide 5. 7 Wonder Crimes of Gotham City! (Batman) Comic story, 13.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-980
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; V: The Mastermind.

Credits

Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane)
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #368 (October 1967)
7 Wonder Crimes of Gotham City!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #107 ([July 1968?])
7 Wonder Crimes of Gotham City
 
Australia
Batman (KGM, 1976 series) #129 ([January 1976])
7 Wonder Crimes of Gotham City
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #368 (October, 1967)

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.

Show/hide 6. Twenty-Ton Robbery! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-977
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; V: the Cavalier [Mortimer Drake].

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Art
Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane)(verified by Sprang)
Letters
Pat Gordon?

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #26 (December 1944-January, 1945)
Show/hide 7. The Guardian of 100 Cities! (Batman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-979
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; V: Shag Darnell (I); I: Roger Stanton.

Credits

Script
Bill Finger (credit by O'Hearn)
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris (verified by Paris)
Letters
Pat Gordon

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #95 (October, 1955)
Show/hide 8. The Man with a Thousand Eyes! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-978
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harlan Bates; V: Count Florian.

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris (verified by Paris)

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #43 (December 1949-January 1950)
The Man with a Thousand Eyes!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #12 ([June 1951])
The Man with a Thousand Eyes
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #47 (November 1968)
The Man with a Thousand Eyes
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
The Man with a Thousand Eyes
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #43 (December 1949-January 1950)

Notes

Art incorrectly credited to Dick Sprang. Lew Schwartz pencil credit removed by Craig Delich 12-12-07.


Notes

Cardy's credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32571

Entry created

  • 17/07/2007

Cover added

  • 02/12/2010

Index completed

  • 02/12/2010

Last updated

  • 24/01/2008