Batman #234

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
August 1971
Page count
52
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/24453

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Return of Two-Face -- Twice As Evil -- Twice As Dangerous! (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-847
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Colours
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

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

Show/hide 1. Half an Evil (Batman) Comic story, 15 pages

"It is hushed, here... the only sounds are the muffled murmuring of swamp beasts and the gentle lap of water against grassy banks..."

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-753
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Two-Face (villain); Commissioner Gordon [James Gordon]; Arthur Reeves; Alfred Pennyworth; Billy the Tramp; Robin [Dick Grayson] (flashback); Boss Maroni (flashback)

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colours
?
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz [as Julie Schwartz]

Notes

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

Show/hide 2. No title recorded (Letters to the Batman) Letters page, 1 page

"There I was reading "Take-over in Paradise" in Batman #230, saying to myself, "Wow, I've figured out this case even before Batman!""

Featuring

Feature
Letters to the Batman
Code
S-854
Characters
Batman

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz [as JS]
Pencils
Anthony Kowalik
Inks
Neal Adams
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from Bob Rozakis (mis-spelled as "Razakis"), Brenda Wang, David Hendricks, and Clem Robins.

Show/hide 3. Vengeance for a Cop! (Robin) Comic story, 7 pages

"Hi... my name's Robert Beeker! I'm a cop!"

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-726
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson]; Robert Beeker; Nanci Beeker; Terri Bergstrom; Pat Whalon; Jonathan

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colours
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Synopsis

When a cop is shot, Robin travels to a commune to find the shooter.

Notes

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

Show/hide 4. Trail of the Talking Mask! (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) Comic story, 14.34 pages

"The "new look" Batman was introduced in 1964 (symbolized by the addition of an oval around the Caped Crusader's bat-insignia)."

Featuring

Feature
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-874

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #335 (January 1965)
Trail of the Talking Mask!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #71 ([July 1965?])
Trail of the Talking Mask
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #155 ([July 1972?])
Trail of the Talking Mask!
 
United States
Batman: The Dynamic Duo Archives (DC, 2003 series) #2 ([June] 2006)
Trail of the Talking Mask!

Notes

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

Story in two parts of 7.67 and 6.67 pages.

Editor's note on the splash page explains the introduction of the "new look" in Batman circa 1964.

Show/hide 5. Criminal Identification by Plastic Casts! Comic story, 1 page

"One of the methods used by scientific detectives to apprehend criminals is the plastic cast record of telltale marks, prints and impressions found at the scene of a crime..."

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; crime

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Colours
?
Letters
?

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #336 (February 1965)
Criminal Identification by Plastic Casts!

Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33506

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