Batman #256

DC Comics

United States

Published
May-June 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27444

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1712
Characters
Batman; Robin; Catwoman.

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #30 ([1975])
Untitled

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007] Art previously credited to Nick Cardy and Neal Adams.

Show/hide 1. Batman Issue 256 (Batman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman

Credits

Art
Pat Broderick

Notes

contents page

Show/hide 2. Catwoman's Circus Caper! (Batman) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1634
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; GS: Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; V: the Catwoman; Bernie Byrd.

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colours
Jerry Serpe

Synopsis

When Bruce discovers that Dick has left Hudson University to investigate some mystery at the Tip-Top Circus, Batman decides to join the Teen Wonder to investigate a murder at the circus.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-05-07.

Show/hide 3. Dinosaur Island! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Dick Grayson]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Murray Wilson; V: Stephen Chase.

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Ray Burnley (verified by Jack Burnley)
Letters
Ira Schnapp (credit by O'Hearn/Desris)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #35 (June-July, 1946)

Notes

This story explains why Batman has the big dinosaur in the Batcave.

Show/hide 4. If Bruce Wayne Had Not Become the Batman (Batman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; The Scorpion; The Stingray; The Owl; The Shooting Star; The Iron Knight

Credits

Script
Martin Pasko
Art
Pat Broderick

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #34 ([December 1976?])
If Bruce Wayne Had Not Become the Batman
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #34 ([December 1976?])
From GCD
in Läderlappen (Williams Förlags AB, 1969 series) #6/1975
Show/hide 5. The Penny Plunderers! (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; V: Joe Coyne.

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

First print
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #30 (September-October 1947)
The Penny Plunderers!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #30 ([1975])
The Penny Plunderers!
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #30 (September-October, 1947)

Notes

Correct credits supplied by Craig Delich 2/05.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Bat-Puzzle) Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Bat-Puzzle
Genre
Activity

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Art
? (spot illo)
Letters
typeset

Notes

puzzle

Show/hide 7. Brothers in Crime! (Batman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; V: Rafferty Brothers.

Credits

Script
Don Cameron
Pencils
Jerry Robinson (verified by Robinson)
Inks
Jerry Robinson (verified by Robinson), George Roussos (backgrounds) (verified by Roussos)
Letters
George Roussos (verified by Roussos)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #12 (August-September 1942)
Brothers in Crime!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #30 ([1975])
Brothers in Crime!
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #12 (August-September, 1942)
Show/hide 8. The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman! (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman (Bruce Wayne); Robin (Dick Grayson); Commissioner James Gordon; V: Dr. Doom.

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #158 (April 1950)
The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #30 ([1975])
The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman!
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #158 (April, 1950)
Show/hide 9. The Secret of Batman Island! (Batman) Comic story, 7.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; A. K. Barnaby.

Credits

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

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #119 (October 1958)
The Secret of Batman Island
Printed in
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #35 ([November 1965?])
The Secret of Batman Island!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #29 ([1974?])
The Secret of Batman Island
From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #119 (October, 1958)
Show/hide 10. Here's the Solution to This Issue's Bat-Puzzle (Bat-Puzzle) Activity, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bat-Puzzle
Genre
Activity
Characters
Batman

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Letters
typeset

Notes

Answer to Batman puzzle on Page 58.

Show/hide 11. The Catwoman (Catwoman) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Catwoman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Catwoman

Credits

Art
? (various)

Notes

Made up of reprinted panels from various stories.


Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007] Art previously credited to Nick Cardy and Neal Adams.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34687

Entry created

  • 28/10/2007

Cover added

  • 27/06/2010

Index completed

  • 27/06/2010

Last updated

  • 17/08/2019