Batman #260

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
January-February 1975
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/28219

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz, Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Assistant Editor

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1861
Characters
Joker; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art [signed]
Colours
Tatjana Wood, colourist
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #125 ([September 1975?])
Batman's Deadly Battle against the Joker!

Notes

Cardy's credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Former indexer also listed Neal Adams as contributing, but Nick Caputo sees no evidence of his art on the cover.

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1198

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell , scripter
Art
Neal Adams, line art (illustration)
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Notes

Figures taken from the cover of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #200.

Show/hide 2. This One'll Kill You, Batman! (Batman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1805
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker (villain); Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Alfred Pennyworth; Al (prison guard); Pete (prison guard); Marcus (inmate); Doctor Hamish (death); Oliver Queen [Green Arrow]; Roy Harper [Speedy]; Clark Kent [Superman]; Dick Grayson [Robin]; Doctor Rockwell

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, scripter
Art
Irv Novick, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #125 ([September 1975?])
This One'll Kill You, Batman Part 1: And If I Laugh Part 2: 'Tis That I May Not Weep
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #14 (July 1981)
This One'll Kill You, Batman, Chapter 1: And If I Laugh...
 
Australia
The Sign of the Joker (Murray, 1982) ([June 1982])
This One’ll Kill You, Batman Chapter 1: And If I Laugh Chapter 2: ’Tis That I May Not Weep

Synopsis

The Joker escapes from prison and drugs Batman with a laughing virus that will cause him to laugh himself to death in three days, then the Joker kills one of the only men in the world who could prepare an antidote.

Notes

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

Show/hide 3. Untitled (The Batman Whirly-Word Game) Activity, 1 page

"Only two people can have one!"

Featuring

Feature
The Batman Whirly-Word Game
Code
N-1197

Credits

Writing
Martin Naydel, scripter
Art
Martin Naydel, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

puzzle

Show/hide 4. The Grade A Crimes! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1140
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Bill; John Winthrop (villain, introduction); Winthrop's gang [Sparks; rest unnamed] (villains)

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter [as Ruth Kaufman]
Art
Jack Burnley, line art
 
Ray Burnley, backgrounds
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #16 (April-May 1943)
The Grade A Crimes!
Also printed
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #32 ([April 1976?])
The Grade A Crimes
 
United States
Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (DC, 1992 series) #4 (July 2003)
The Grade A Crimes!

Synopsis

After a series of early-bird robberies, Batman notes the appearances of a milkman and his horse-drawn wagon at the scene of every crime, and makes the connection that it is involved in the heists.

Notes

Bill Jourdain's article in Alter Ego #27 (August 2003) gives art credits to Dick Sprang (pencils) and Charles Paris (inks). However, Sprang told Craig Delich personally (after being shown the story) that he did NOT do this story, and, later, Jack Burnley verified to Craig in person that he penciled and inked the story, and his brother Ray did backgrounds. Index of source of reprint material credits letters to "Betty Bentley ?"

Script credit confirmed by Jack Schiff (the original indexer credited Bill Finger). Story was heavily edited by editor Jack Schiff.

Show/hide 5. The Perfect Crime-- Slightly Imperfect! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1139
Characters
Mystery Analysts of Gotham City [Kaye Daye; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; District Attorney Danton; Martin Tellman; Commissioner James Gordon; Hugh Rankin; Art Saddows]; Nancy Owens (actress); Fern Hunter [also as Kaye Daye] (villain); Hunter's gang [Joe; Chuck; other un-named] (villains)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Chic Stone , penciller
 
Sid Greene, inker
Colours
Gaspar Saladino , colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman (KG Murray, 1975 series) #130 ([February 1976])
The Perfect Crime -- Slightly Imperfect!

Synopsis

At the latest meeting of the Analysts, Kaye announces that she didn't write her latest book, and seems to be threatened by a voice from her brooch. Batman has a feeling that the Kaye at the meeting is an impostor, so he looks into the matter.

Notes

Robin does not appear in this story.

Show/hide 6. Batman Trivia Quiz Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Code
N-1201

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell , scripter
Art
Ross Andru, penciller
 
Bob Kane, penciller
 
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller (illustration)
 
Mike Esposito, inker
 
Bob Kane, inker
 
Sheldon Moldoff, inker (illustration)
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Notes

Trivia questions featuring panels from various Batman stories.

Show/hide 7. Strange Old Laws (Strange Laws) Cartoon, 1 page

"I don't have to ride in that..."

Featuring

Feature
Strange Laws
Genre
Humor
Code
N-1196

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Show/hide 8. The Case Without a Crime! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1141
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Papa Brugel (costume shop owner); Eddie (costume shop fitter); August (costume shop bookkeeper); Cat-Woman [Corinne] (costume shop seamstress, not the real Catwoman]; Bobo the Bruiser (carnival wrestler)

Credits

Writing
Joe Greene, scripter [as Joseph Greene]
Art
Win Mortimer, penciller [signed] (see notes)
 
Win Mortimer, inker [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #33 ([August 1976?])

Synopsis

$99 missing from a shop owner's cash register leads Batman and Robin on the trail of the would-be thief.

Notes

A character dresses as Catwoman at a masquerade ball. Mortimer signed his own name to a shop sign on panel 3 of page 6.

Show/hide 9. Speedy Justice Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Detective-mystery
Code
N-1210

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 10. The Pearl of Peril! (Alfred) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Alfred
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1142

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron , scripter
 
Joe Samachson , scripter
Art
Jerry Robinson, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
George Roussos, letterer

Notes

Art credits verified by Robinson.

Show/hide 11. The Riddler's Prison-Puzzle Problem! (Batman and Robin) Comic story, 14.17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1138
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Frank Springer, penciller
 
Sid Greene, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #377 (July 1968)
The Riddler's Prison-Puzzle Problem!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #117 ([May 1969?])
The Riddler's Prison-Puzzle Problem
 
Australia
Batman (KG Murray, 1975 series) #134 ([June 1976?])
The Riddler's Prison-Puzzle Problem
 
United States
Showcase Presents Batman (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 4 ([July] 2009)
The Riddler's Prison-Puzzle Problem!

Notes

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

Pages 8 is a 2/3-page and page 15 is a 1/2-page.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Letters to the Batman) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Letters to the Batman
Code
S-1869

Credits

Writing
Guy Lillian, scripter [signed]
Art
Anthony Kowalik, penciller (illustration)
 
Neal Adams, inker (illustration)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Includes a letter from Jack C. Harris.


Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #111.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33246

Entry created

  • 21/08/2007

Cover added

  • 02/12/2010

Index completed

  • 26/08/2021

Last updated

  • 26/08/2021