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Issue Details

Issue #258
Published September-October 1974
Cover Price 0.60 USD
Pages 100
Editing Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)
Notes Cardy's credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]

Cover Details - "Threat of the Two-Headed Coin; 7 Wonder Crimes of Gotham City; The 3 Racketeers; Guardian of 100 Cities"

Characters Batman; Robin; Two-Face; Cavalier.
Genre superhero
Pencils Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks Nick Cardy (signed)
Notes Cardy's credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]

1 page Batman foreword, introduction, preface, afterword

Characters Batman
Genre superhero
Pencils Pat Broderick
Inks Pat Broderick
Notes Contents page; art credits confirmed by Craig Delich 12-12-07.

20 page Batman story "Threat of the Two-Headed Coin!"

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.
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!
Genre superhero
Script Denny O'Neil (signed)
Pencils Irv Novick (signed)
Inks Dick Giordano (signed)
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.
Reprinted in L├Ąderlappen (Semic Press AB, 1976 series) #10/1977

1 page Bat-Puzzle activity

Characters Batman
Genre superhero
Script Bob Rozakis (signed)
Pencils Carmine Infantino
Inks Murphy Anderson
Letters typeset
Notes Consists of a puzzle with reprinted art.

13 page Batman story "The Three Racketeers!"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; "Crafty" Cal Clate; Professor Post.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Bob Kane (signed)
Inks Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Letters Ira Schnapp?
Notes Art incorrectly credited to Dick Sprang, correct credits supplied by Craig Delich 2/05.
Reprinted from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #61 (March, 1942)

13 page Batman story "7 Wonder Crimes of Gotham City!"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; V: The Mastermind.
Genre superhero
Script Gardner F. Fox
Pencils Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane)
Inks Joe Giella
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.
Reprinted from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #368 (October, 1967)

12 page Batman story "Twenty-Ton Robbery!"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; V: the Cavalier [Mortimer Drake].
Genre superhero
Script Don Cameron
Pencils Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane)(verified by Sprang)
Inks Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane)(verified by Sprang)
Letters Pat Gordon?
Reprinted from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #26 (December 1944-January, 1945)

8 page Batman story "The Guardian of 100 Cities!"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; V: Shag Darnell (I); I: Roger Stanton.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger (credit by O'Hearn)
Pencils Sheldon Moldoff
Inks Charles Paris (verified by Paris)
Letters Pat Gordon
Reprinted from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #95 (October, 1955)

12 page Batman story "The Man with a Thousand Eyes!"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Harlan Bates; V: Count Florian.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Bob Kane (signed)
Inks Charles Paris (verified by Paris)
Notes Art incorrectly credited to Dick Sprang. Lew Schwartz pencil credit removed by Craig Delich 12-12-07.
Reprinted from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #43 (December 1949-January 1950)