Batman #259

DC Comics

United States

Published
November-December 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27983

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Two Batman Too Many; The Strange Costumes of Batman; The Great Batman Swindle; Heroes by Proxy; The Failure of Bruce Wayne (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1820
Characters
Batman; Robin; The Shadow.

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Editing
Julius Schwartz
E. Nelson Bridwell

Notes

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

Show/hide 1. 100 Page Batman (Batman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Notes

Contents page, modified from the cover of Detective Comics #366.

Show/hide 2. The Night of the Shadow! (Batman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1778
Characters
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; GS: Shadow; Thomas Wayne; Mildred Miller; V: Willy Hank Stamper; Martha Wayne; Commissioner James Gordon; Thornton Swofford.

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano

Synopsis

Batman goes on the trail of a convicted felon from the past, believing that he has stolen a valuable tiara. But he's wrong and discovers that only "The Shadow Knows" who actually is responsible.

Notes

Dedicated to Bill Finger. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-20-07.

Show/hide 3. The Great Batman Swindle! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 4. The Strange Costumes of Batman! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; V: Dr. Robert Darcy.

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane)(verified by Sprang)
Inks
Charles Paris

Notes

Correct credits supplied by Craig Delich 2/05. Story reprinted from Detective Comics #165 (November, 1950).

Show/hide 5. A New Look for Robin (Robin) Illustration, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin

Credits

Art
Carol A. Strickland
Brian Madigan
Anthony Kowalik
Steven Diaz
Carl Peppers
David Talarico
Jim Ricklef

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #120 ([May 1975?])
A New Look for Robin
 
United States
Batman Family (DC, 1975 series) #4 (March-April 1976)
A New Look for Robin

Notes

New costumes for Robin drawn by readers of the strip.

Show/hide 6. Heroes by Proxy! (Batman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; I: Hawke and Wrenn; V: Corky Huggins & Catspaw Carlin (I for both).

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Art
Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane)(verified by Sprang)
Colours
George Roussos (verified by Roussos)
Letters
Bob McCay (According to Sprang, Winsor McCay's son was a colorist at DC during the time of Batman #29)

Notes

Story reprinted from Batman #29 (June-July, 1945).

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Comedy Cover Capers) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Comedy Cover Capers
Genre
Humor
Characters
Batman; Robin; Catwoman; Bat-Girl.

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Carmine Infantino
Irv Novick
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Mike Esposito
?

Notes

Re-dialoged covers reprinted from Batman #130, 175, 197 and 209.

Show/hide 8. Two Batmen Too Many! (Batman) Comic story, 11.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; GS: Elongated Man [Ralph Dinby]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; V: Ed "Numbers" Garvey.

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (ghosting for Bob Kane)
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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 reprinted from Batman #177 (December, 1965).

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Gag

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Letters credit from Tom Orzechowski (previously: Henry Boltinoff).

Show/hide 10. The Failure of Bruce Wayne (Batman) Comic story, 9.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Uncle Silas Wayne.

Credits

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

Notes

Story reprinted from Batman #120 (December, 1958).


Notes

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

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32572

Entry created

  • 17/07/2007

Cover added

  • 24/11/2010

Index completed

  • 24/11/2010

Last updated

  • 26/02/2008