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  • Issue #251
    Batman (1940) 251
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1973 by DC.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
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    • Label #1227693002
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    • Light foxing.
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    • 3 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
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    The Clown Prince of Crime is back in Gotham, and he's going to make everyone pay in this classic story. "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!" Script by Denny O'Neil, art and cover by Neal Adams. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #252
    Batman (1940) 252
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1973 by DC.
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    Cover by Nick Cardy. "The Spooks Master Stroke!", script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; The Caped-Crusader stubbles into a trap and finds himself at the mercy of a madman; Jason Bard appears in Batman costume. "The King from Canarsie!", script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Dick Giordano; Famous actor Davy King enrolls in Hudson University to get his college degree. Mysterious accidents happen around him until Robin is able to figure out who is behind them. Behind the Scenes at the DC Comic World article, pencils by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson, inks by Murphy Anderson. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #253
    Batman (1940) 253
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1973 by DC.
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    Cover by Michael Kaluta. Witness the first meeting of Batman and the Shadow in "Who Knows What Evil--?", script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; Batman stops counterfeiters and learns that their secret hideout is in Arizona; He travels to the desert and is assisted by a mysterious figure who saves him and helps him capture the bad guys; Batman meets The Shadow, the mysterious vigilante who inspired him to begin his own crime-fighting career Batman tries to convince The Shadow to come out of retirement. "The Legion of Super-Heroes"; Behind the Scenes at the DC Comic World article by Paul Levitz, art by Dave Cockrum and Sergio Aragones. Letter to the editor from writer and DC Comics "Answer Man" Bob Rozakis. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #254
    Batman (1940) 254
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1974 by DC.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from base of comic.
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    100-page giant. This issue features Batman tales from the forties, fifties, sixties, and seventies. Cover by Nick Cardy. "King of the Gotham Jungle!", script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; The recent rash of unsolved robberies in Gotham City spurs Man-Bat to come out of retirement. "The Witch and the Manuscript of Doom," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Bob Kane and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Batman and Robin must track down The Witch, a mysterious figure responsible for the murder of Erik Dorne and the theft of a manuscript he wrote. "The Bullet-Hole Club!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; A private detective petitions Batman and the other members of the prestigious "Bullet Hole Club" to become a member---even if he has to purposely put himself in the way of bodily harm to do it! Shazam Awards Behind the Scenes at the DC Comic World article, pencils by Ross Andru and Bernie Wrightson, inks by Bernie Wrightson. "The Man Who Stole from Batman" (from Detective Comics #334), script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; A new and unusual villain makes him presence known by stealing from the Batman: his Batmobile, Bat-a-Rang, and Bat-Boat, yet Batman cannot figure out WHY he would do such a thing. "The Phenomenal Memory of Luke Graham!", script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Murphy Anderson; Luke Graham needs the help of Robin the Teen Wonder to convince his college professor that a report he prepared on the Chinese iron industry was not plagiarized. "The Son of the Joker" (from Batman #145), script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane); In this imaginary story, penned by Alfred, trusted butler of Bruce Wayne, the Second Batman & Robin team run up against the Son of the Joker! Bat-Maze activity page. "The Guardian of the Bat-Signal!" (from Batman #85), script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris; A long-time veteran of the Gotham City Police Department is about to be retired, when Batman suggests that he be put in charge of the Bat-Signal. 100 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #255
    Batman (1940) 255
    Published Apr 1974 by DC.
    • 2.75" Spine split from bottom.

    New story, "Moon of the Wolf." (script by Len Wein, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano; 20 pages). Reprints: "The First Batman" (script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane; from Detective # 325), "The Duped Domestics" (art by Jerry Robinson; from Batman # 22), Batgirl guest stars in "The True-False Face of Batman" (script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Sid Greene; from Detective # 363), Robin in "Crazy-Quilt Comes Back!" (script by France E. Herron, art by Jim Mooney; from Star-Spangled Comics # 123), and "The Outsider Strikes Again" (script by Gardner Fox; from Detective # 340). Letters to the editor from comics writers Elliot S. Maggin and Mike Barr. Adams cover (with Nick Cardy). Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #256
    Batman (1940) 256
    Published May 1974 by DC.
    • 2" spine split from base of comic.

    100-page giant. Cover by Nick Cardy. Ever wonder where Batman got those wonderful trophies for the Bat-Cave from? Well, this exciting issue answers that questions and tells the tales of Batman's trophies. "Catwoman's Circus Caper!", script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; 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. "Dinosaur Island!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Paul Cooper (as Bob Kane), inks by Ray Burnley; Batman and Robin are challenged to a game of "Touch Hunt" on famed Dinosaur Island in return for a gift to charity in the amount of $5000...if they win the game. "The Penny Plunderers!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; Throughout his life, Joe Coyne felt threatened, done in by pennies and coppers, so he decides to use the "copper penny" as a trademark of his crimes. "Brothers in Crime!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jerry Robinson, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); While visiting their trophy room, the Caped Crusaders come across a bullet-proof vest, a keepsake from a case involving the Rafferty Brothers, who unwittingly implicated their brother Peter in a murder. "The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris; As they add trophy 1000 to the Bat-Cave's collection, the Caped Crusaders decide to check over the other trophies to make sure they are in good shape; The evil Dr. Doom is hiding inside and plans to rig some of the trophies in the Bat-Cave to kill the Dynamic Duo. "The Secret of Batman Island!" script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; The founder/owner of Batman Island is followed home by criminals seeking films the man has been shooting that could finger them for a crime they committed. The Catwoman! character profile. 100 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #257
    Batman (1940) 257
    Published Aug 1974 by DC.

    100-page giant. Cover by Nick Cardy. "Hail Emperor Penguin!", script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; When a young King is kidnapped by the Penguin, it takes the efforts of Batman, Robin and Talia to free him from the madman's clutches. The Penguin's Unique Umbrellas! panels from previous comics. "Hunt for a Robin-Killer!", script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Gil Kane; After finding the Boy Wonder nearly dead from a brutal beating, a vengeful Batman hits the streets to find the man responsible. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Ally Babble and the Fourteen Peeves!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang; Ally Babble accepts the offer of $5000 from a rich man to eliminate 14 peeves he has against others, but is soon charged with ripping off the man who paid him. "Conversational Clue!", script by Mort Weisinger, art by Jerry Robinson; When Alfred accidently hears some unsettling conversation in a local library, he follows the clue up...which nearly costs him his life! "Die Small--Die Big!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Joe Giella; The appearance of a man dressed as the Batman at a party at Wayne Mansion and carrying a death threat for the Caped Crusader spurs Batman to attack the problem alone without the aid of Robin. "Rackety-Rax Racket!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); A series of crazy college initiations are actually a blind for daring thefts masterminded by the Joker! 100 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #258
    Batman (1940) 258
    Published Sep 1974 by DC.
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    100-page giant. Cover by Nick Cardy. Two-Face is back in a new story, "Threat of the Two-Headed Coin!", script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; 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! Bat-Puzzle activity page by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Three Racketeers!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos; Three former racketeers sit about a table playing cards in prison discussing how the Batman and Robin brought their dreams of easy wealth to a disastrous end. "7 Wonder Crimes of Gotham City!", script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; The Dynamic Duo face an opponent out to commit the "Seven Wonder Crimes of Gotham City." "Twenty-Ton Robbery!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); The Cavalier returns in disguise to acquire a new mob that he plans to use to rob the city blind, but the theft of a whale undoes his plans. "The Guardian of 100 Cities!" script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Famed replica artifacts from various movie sets, located in a field not far from Hollywood, serve as the stage as a hideout for escaped convict Shag Darnell and his thugs. "The Man with a Thousand Eyes!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris; Count Florian, a criminal Batman and Robin once battled in London, comes to America and successfully steals a civilian invention in order to spy on America. 100 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #259
    Batman (1940) 259
    Published Dec 1974 by DC.
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    100-page giant. Cover art by Nick Cardy. Batman and the Shadow team-up in this issue in a new story titled "Night of the Shadow!", script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano); 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. "The Great Batman Swindle!" (reprinted from Detective Comics #222), script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Wealthy yachtsman Ned Judson is called to a mysterious castle once built by an eccentric millionaire, and comes face-to-face with the Brotherhood of Batmen; The leader, Batman Number One, convinces Judson that the figure of Batman is actually four people. "The Strange Costumes of Batman!" (from Detective Comics #165), script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; While making an inspection of equipment in the Bat-Cave, Bruce and Dick also must inspect the various costumes Batman and Robin use in their fight against crime for leaks and tears, and, as it turns out, a never before used costume saves the day for the Batman, who has been seriously wounded. New costumes for Robin drawn by readers of the strip. "Heroes by Proxy!" (from Batman #29), script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Two private detectives are down in the dumps because they are flat broke, even though they have great detective abilities; When they hear that the Wayne Mansion has been robbed, they decide to change their tactics and investigate, disguised as Batman and Robin! "Two Batmen Too Many!" (from Batman #177), script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Batman concocts a scheme against numbers racketeer Ed Garvey to prove conclusively that the crook planned and carried out the Kimber Gem job. "The Failure of Bruce Wayne" (from Batman #120), script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Called to his dying Uncle's bedside, Silas, Bruce is told by him that he is disappointed that Bruce has not continued the family tradition of adventure; Bruce sets out to prove Silas wrong. 100 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #260
    Batman (1940) 260
    Published Feb 1975 by DC.
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    • 1 1/2" Spine split from base of comic.
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    • 1 1/4" spine split from bottom.

    Cover by Nick Cardy. "This Onell Kill You, Batman." 20 pages. Story by Denny ONeil. Pencils by Irv Novick. Inks by Dick Giordano. The Joker douses Batman with a chemical that causes him to laugh uncontrollably. Now Batman must come up with a way to counteract it before the Harlequin of Hate causes him to die laughing. "The Grade A Crimes." 13 pages. Reprinted from Batman 16. Story by Ruth Lyons Kaufman. Pencils by Dick Sprang. Inks by Jack Burnley. Batman and Robin match wits with a gang of jewel thieves who specialize in before dawn robberies. "The Perfect Crime, Slightly Imperfect." 12 pages. Reprinted from Batman 181. Story by Gardner Fox. Pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (Ghosting for Bob Kane). Inks by Sid Greene. A mystery writer acquaintance of Batmans is kidnapped, only no one knows it because a double has replaced her. Only Batman picks up on the clue that gives the double away. Now he just has to save his friend. "The Case Without a Crime." 12 pages. Reprinted from Detective Comics 112. Story by Alvin Schwartz. Art by Win Mortimer. An innocent mistake leads Batman and Robin into a case where the only clue is a one dollar bill. "The Pearl of Peril." 4 pages. Reprinted from Batman 27. Art by Jerry Robinson. Alfred stars in a tale about a man who finds pearls in restaurant oysters. "The Riddlers Prison-Puzzle problem." 15 pages. Reprinted from Detective 377. Story by Gardner Fox. Pencils by Frank Springer. Inks by Sid Greene. To foil the Riddlers latest plan, Batman must get himself locked in the cell meant for the Prince of Puzzlers. 96 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #261
    Batman (1940) 261
    Published Mar 1975 by DC.
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.

    100-page giant. This issue's collection of new material and reprints features Batman's "secret weapons." Cover by Nick Cardy. New Batman story titled "The Mystery That Never Was!" (script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano). Reprints: "The Great Batman Contest!" (from 1956), "Crime's Manhunt!" (art by Dick Sprang; from 1944), "The 1,001 Inventions of Batman!" (art by Sprang; from 1957), "A Christmas Peril!" (art by Jerry Robinson; from 1944), "The Block-Buster Invaion of Gothan City!" (script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella; from the 1960s). Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #262
    Batman (1940) 262
    Published Apr 1975 by DC.
    • 1/2" Spine split from top of comic. Spine Roll.
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    68-page giant. Always using fear to intimidate the criminal element, Batman must now face the Master of Fear, the sinister Scarecrow. "The Scarecrow's Trail of Fear!" Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Ernie Chan as "Ernie Chua," inks by Dick Giordano. Reprint: "The Round-Robin Death Trap!" Script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Sid Greene. Last of the giants in this series. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #263
    Batman (1940) 263
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1975 by DC.
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    Riddler appears in book-length tale, "Riddler on the Move!" Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Ernie Chan as "Ernie Chua," inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #264
    Batman (1940) 264
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1975 by DC.

    Cover art by Dick Giordano. Hostess Fruit Pies ad starring Superman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Death of a Daredevil starring Batman, script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Dick Giordano. Batman must find Al "Devil" Dayre, who has been kidnapped. Letter to the editor from Peter Sanderson. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #265
    Batman (1940) 265
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1975 by DC.
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    • Signed by cover artist Berni Wrightson with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
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    Cover art by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano. Hostess Fruit Pies ad starring Superman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Batman's Greatest Failure!, script by Mike Fleisher, pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Bernie Wrightson; Commissioner Gordon takes Batman off a case involving a disfigured actor/murderer. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #266
    Batman (1940) 266
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1975 by DC.

    Cover art by Dick Giordano. The Curious Case of the Catwoman's Coincidences! starring Batman, script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; Selina Kyle escapes from a derailed train also occupied by Bruce Wayne. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #267
    Batman (1940) 267
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1975 by DC.
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
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    Cover art by Dick Giordano. Hostess Twinkies ad starring Captain Marvel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Invitation to a Murder! starring Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Dick Giordano; Batman battles an assassin named Django. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #268
    Batman (1940) 268
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1975 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Murder Masquerade! starring Batman, script by Denny O'Neil, art by Irv Novick; Batman and Robin battle Sheikh, who has apparently murdered a trio of oil company partners. Hostess Twinkies ad starring Captain Marvel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #269
    Batman (1940) 269
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1975 by DC.
    • Moderate color touch.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). The Daily Death of Terry Tremayne starring Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); Batman must protect Terry Tremayne from bad guys who want her valuable Florentine box. Hostess Twinkies ad starring Captain Marvel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #270
    Batman (1940) 270
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1975 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Hostess Fruit Pies ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. The Menace of the Fiery Heads! starring Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); Batman investigates a series of deaths, but is wrong about who is doing the murders. Tarzan Discovers the Land of the Prehistoric Animals ad, art by Joe Kubert. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #271
    Batman (1940) 271
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Dick Giordano. The Corpse Came C.O.D.! starring Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank McLaughlin; a van delivering a rug Alfred bought for Bruce Wayne's birthday is brought down by another van, the rug is delivered to Alfred with a dead body inside, prompting Batman to investigate. Hostess Fruit Pies ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #272
    Batman (1940) 272
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. The Underworld Olympics '76! starring Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inks by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); Underworld Crime Olympics '76 members go to Gotham to compete in a crime contest. Hostess Cup Cakes ad starring Captain Marvel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #273
    Batman (1940) 273
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). The Bank-Shot that Baffled Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Frank McLaughlin. Hostess Cup Cakes ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Justice for All Includes Children public service announcement starring Superman, art by Neal Adams. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #274
    Batman (1940) 274
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Hostess Cup Cakes ad starring Captain Marvel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Gotham City Treasure Hunt! starring Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); Batman must face a group of villains involved in an international crime contest. Justice for All Includes Children, 2 public service announcement, art by Neal Adams. Letter from Adam Castro. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #275
    Batman (1940) 275
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Hostess Twinkies ad starring Captain Marvel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. The Ferry Blows at Midnight! starring Batman and James Gordon, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Tex Blaisdell. 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #276
    Batman (1940) 276
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Superman Saves the Earth Hostess Cup Cakes ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. The Haunting of the Spook!, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); Batman faces the mysterious Spook. 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #277
    Batman (1940) 277
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Superman Saves the Earth Hostess Cup Cakes ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. The Riddle of the Man Who Walked Backwards!, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Tex Blaisdell.; while on vacation with a lady named Susan, Bruce Wayne must face a sea monster on the beach. Justice for All Includes Children, 5 public service announcement, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #278
    Batman (1940) 278
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Stop Me Before I Kill Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Tex Blaisdell; Alfred's friend comes to visit, but can he be trusted? 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #279
    Batman (1940) 279
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). "Riddler on the Rampage," script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Tex Blaisdell; Riddler escapes from prison; He sends two doubles to fight Batman and Robin in a clock museum, then fights them himself at the Fair Harbor Yacht Club and the Gotham Museum of Art. Justice for All Includes Children public service announcement, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Vince Colletta; Superman saves a hitchhiking boy from arrest and councils him on the dangers of hitchhiking. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #279MON
    Batman (1940) 279MON
    Published 1995 by DC.
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    Monogram Snap-Tite Model Kits Promotional Mini Comic (5 x 7 3/4). Reprint of classic tale featuring Batman, Robin and the Riddler in "Riddler on the Rampage!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Tex Blaisdell; Riddler escapes from prison; He sends two doubles to fight Batman and Robin in a clock museum, then fights them himself at the Fair Harbor Yacht Club and the Gotham Museum of Art.

  • Issue #280
    Batman (1940) 280
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). "The Only Crime in Town!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Frank Giacoia; Batman battles a gang of safecrackers; The bad guys stop fighting back at 1O00 A.M. sharp and give themselves up; Batman figures out that they feared dying like Augie, a gangster who was shot for pulling a job at 1:24 in the morning; For the past week, no crimes have been committed in Gotham City between 1 and 2 A.M; Batman traces the killing to a mobster named Big Jake Hackett. Twinkies and Kelp Hostess snack cakes ad with Aquaman. Letter to the editor from comics historian Peter Sanderson. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #281
    Batman (1940) 281
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Murder Comes in Black Boxes!, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Tex Blaisdell; Batman investigates the death of international secret agents, then goes to Budapest. Hostess Fruit Pies ad starring Green Lantern, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #282
    Batman (1940) 282
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua) and Vince Colletta. Hostess Fruit Pies ad starring The Joker, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Four Doorways to Danger!, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Tex Blaisdell; Batman battles the Special Police Unit, impersonates their major, and heads off for Burundi. Justice for all Includes Children, 8 public service announcement starring Superman, art by Curt Swan. 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #283
    Batman (1940) 283
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1977 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua) and Vince Colletta. Omega Bomb Target: Gotham City, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); Batman battles terrorists, sends them parachuting over Angola, and returns to Gotham to face further conflict. Hostess Fruit Pies ad starring Green Lantern, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #284
    Batman (1940) 284
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1977 by DC.

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. If There Were No Batman ... I Would Have to Invent Him!, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Romeo Tanghal, inks by Frank Springer; Dr. Tzin-Tzin uses mystic power to bring Gotham to its knees and battle Batman. Ad for Hostess Cup Cakes starring Wonder Woman. 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #285
    Batman (1940) 285
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1977 by DC.
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    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Mystery of Christmas Lost! starring Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Romeo Tanghal, art by Frank Springer; Dr. Tzin-Tzin mentally controls ants to help him escape from solitary confinement. That Dirty Beach Hostess Twinkies ad starring Aquaman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Message from new publisher Jenette Kahn, art by Neal Adams. 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #286
    Batman (1940) 286
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1977 by DC.
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    Cover art by Jim Aparo. That Dirty Beach Hostess snack cakes ad with Aquaman. "The Joker's Playground of Peril!", script by Denny O'Neil, Julius Schwartz (plot assist), and E. Nelson Bridwell (plot assist), pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Bob Wiacek; The Joker breaks out of Arkham Asylum and shrinks and kills his psychiatrist with a strange liquid; Robin convenes with Batman and Commissioner Gordon beside the doll-sized corpse of Dr. Tugwell, who has written "RIP" in the sand beside him; Batman deduces the letters stand for Revelry In the Park, a costume charity carnival held in Paradise Playground, an amusement park, which he believes will be the site of the Joker's next crime. And Now... Still Another Message Of Untold Importance From Our Prolific Publisher!! article by Jenette Kahn. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #287
    Batman (1940) 287
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1977 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Last 30-cent cover price. Cover art by Mike Grell. The Maltese Cup Cake Hostess snack cakes ad with Wonder Woman. "Batman-Ex--As in Extinct!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Mike Grell, inks by Bob Wiacek; The Penguin uses robots of extinct birds or ancestors of birds, starting with a robot pterosaur, top commit crimes; The robot cracks out of a Napoleon statue at Gotham's La Galerie; Batman destroys the robot bird, but Penguin and his gang pull off a jewel robbery; Penguin sends an archeopteriz robot to panic the crowds at Gotham City Music Hall where a movie about Machiavelli is playing; Meanwhile, his gang robs a diner on 1805 Hamilton Street; Batman captures the crooks, but then learns of an attack on the schooner Nelson by a robot Diatryma. Statement of ownership; Average # of copies sold previous year: 178,000. Text article with photograph of publisher Jenette Kahn. Walt Simonson profile by Mike Gold. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #288
    Batman (1940) 288
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1977 by DC.

    First 35-cent cover price. Cover art by Mike Grell. Hostess Twinkies ad starring Green Lantern. "The Little Men's Hall of Fame!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Mike Grell, inks by Bob Wiacek; The Penguin and his gang raid Royce chemicals plant since the chemical plant is located at Watt Street; Batman battles them and is about to win when Chester Cole, who is looking for Bruce Wayne, appears and defeats Batman; Batman awakens with Cole in the bottom of an empty chemical tank; Batman Penguins mechanical birds. Daily Planet Volume 77 Issue 10 Week of March 7, 1977; Information on World's Finest Comics #245, Hercules Unbound #1, comics on sale the week of March 14th and word search Planet Mini-Puzzle #5. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #289
    Batman (1940) 289
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1977 by DC.
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    Cover art by Mike Grell. Hostess snack cakes ad with Green Lantern. "Sign of the Skull," script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Mike Grell, inks by Vince Colletta; "Skull" Dugger suffers from anhedonia, a psychological condition that robs him of the ability to experience joy, so he builds a machine that will allow him to feel it--by robbing joy and life from others at their moment of greatest pleasure; Batman succumbs to the machine. Remember the Five-Cent Phone Call? article by publisher Jenette Kahn. Bob Haney profile by Mike Gold. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #290
    Batman (1940) 290
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1977 by DC.
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    Cover art by Mike Grell. "Skull Dugger's Killjoy Capers!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Mike Grell, inks by Vince Colletta; Continuing his hunt for the evil Cosmo "Skull" Dugger, the Dark Knight Detective struggles from an odd mental affliction; Due to an encounter with Dugger's Recognito machine, Batman's reflexes of joy instead produce tremendous pain. Letter from comics artist Adam Castro. Daily Planet Volume 77 Issue 19 Week of May 9, 1977 article by Bob Rozakis; Information on Aquaman #57, House of Secrets #147, Ask the Answer Man, comics on sale the week of May 16th and the solution to last week's Mini-Puzzle. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #291
    Batman (1940) 291
    Published Sep 1977 by DC.

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    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The first installment of the "Who Killed Batman?" storyline: "Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?: The Testimony of the Catwoman!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by John Calnan, inks by Tex Blaisdell; When word spreads throughout the underworld that Batman has been killed, several villains take credit for the deed; So the villain community sets up a trial to test the various claims, with Ra's al Ghul acting as judge and Two-Face acting as prosecutor; First up is the Catwoman; But Two-Face finds the technical error in Catwoman's story and she is dismissed. Letter from comics artist Adam Castro. Swamp Thing from the Beginning article by Jenette Kahn. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #292
    Batman (1940) 292
    Published Oct 1977 by DC.
    • Cover detached.

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The second installment of the "Who Killed Batman?" storyline: "Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?: The Testimony of the Riddler!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by John Calnan, inks by Tex Blaisdell; It is the Riddler's turn to provide testimony in the murder of the Batman, but the prosecutor Two-Face finds the flaw in the Riddler's testimony, and he is also dismissed. Hostess snack cakes ad with Wonder Woman. Letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. Daily Planet Volume 77 Issue 27 Week of July 4, 1977; Information on Teen Titans #50, Sgt. Rock Annual #2, comics on sale the week of July 11th and Lola Barnett's Comicsworld. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #293
    Batman (1940) 293
    Published Nov 1977 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The third installment of the "Who Killed Batman?" storyline: "Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?: The Testimony of Luthor!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by John Calnan, inks by Tex Blaisdell; Lex Luthor's claim to have killed the Batman is refuted by surprise witness Superman, who convinces the jury that Luthor did not kill Batman, as he thought; Batman and Superman team-up to take on Lex. Hostess snack cakes ad with Wonder Woman. Letter from comics artist Adam Castro. The Greatest Superman Story Ever Told article by publisher Jenette Kahn. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #294
    Batman (1940) 294
    Published Dec 1977 by DC.
    • Cover detached.
    Auction opens January 7
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Newsstand Edition.
    • Label #02DAC9-001

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The fourth installment of the "Who Killed Batman?" storyline: "Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?: The Testimony of the Joker!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by John Calnan, inks by Tex Blaisdell; The Joker testifies to the circumstances whereby he killed Batman, but when Two-Face demands that the Joker produce the photographic evidence he claims to have, a recess is called; After Two-Face leaves the court, he removes his disguise, revealing the Batman beneath; Having identified the real murderer, Batman confronts the Joker and sends him back to Arkham. Hostess snack cakes ad with the Penguin. Daily Planet Volume 77 Issue 36 by Bob Rozakis; Information on Aquaman #59, Ghosts #59, comics on sale the week of September 12th, and Ask the Answer Man! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #295
    Batman (1940) 295
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1978 by DC.
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    • Label #1396845012
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    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Cuckoo Cuckoos Hostess fruit pies ad starring The Penguin, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. The Adventure of the Houdini Whodunit!, script by Gerry Conway, art by Michael Golden; Commissioner Gordon has Batman attend a special meeting of the Mystery Analysts of Gotham City, a dead girl confronts D.A. Danton, Art Saddows, and Kaye Daye. The Great Superman Movie Contest Winners by Mike Gold. Marshall Rogers bio. 32 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #296
    Batman (1940) 296
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1978 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Sal Amendola, inks by Al Milgrom. "The Sinister Straws of the Scarecrow," script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Sal Amendola; Criminals are running scared because of the fear instilled by the Scarecrow; They turn over their stolen goods to the police; Batman steps in and battles Scarecrow. Letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. Daily Planet Volume 77 Issue 45 Week of November 7, 1977 article by Bob Rozakis; Information on Showcase #97, World's Finest Comics #249, comics on sale the week of November 14th and Ask the Answer Man! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #297
    Batman (1940) 297
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1978 by DC.

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. Hostess snack cakes ad with Aquaman and Mera. "The Mad Hatter Goes Straight!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Vince Colletta; The Mad Hatter, sad that crime isn't fun anymore, reminisces about his youth, when he would fantasize about being a white-hatted sheriff or a plume-hatted cavalier, or wearing the hat of a Foreign Legionnaire; Since his fantasies were always about fighting as a good guy, he decides to give up crime and go straight; Hatter begins by mimicking a sheriff on horseback and stops two muggers from robbing Bruce Wayne and his date. Letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. A Word About the Fight of the Century article by publisher Jenette Kahn. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #298
    Batman (1940) 298
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1978 by DC.

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. "The Case of the Crimson Coffin!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by John Calnan, inks by Dick Giordano; Batman battles the Carib machete assassins, who are kidnapping and drugging victims for a human sacrifice. Hostess snack cakes ad with Superman. Daily Planet Volume 78 Issue 1 Week of January 2, 1978 article by Bob Rozakis; Information on Claw the Unconquered #10, House of Secrets #151, comics on sale the week of Jauary 9th and Ask the Answer Man. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #298SURVEY
    Batman (1940) 298SURVEY
    Published Apr 1978 by DC.
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    DC Comic Questionnaire Insert Variant. This variant of Batman #298 contains a 4-page, 6.75-in. x 8.5-in., bound in DC customer survey form. Otherwise, the comic is identical to ordinary copies. No info is available as to how many copies of this issue or other May cover-dated issues contained the survey. However, survey copies almost never turn up so distribution of this variant type must have been very limited.
    "Case of the Crimson Coffin!" Script by David V. Reed, pencils by John Calnan, inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #299
    Batman (1940) 299
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1978 by DC.

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Island of Purple Mist!, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by John Calnan, inks by Dick Giordano; Baxter Baines admits that he wishes to unmask Batman. Hostess Twinkies ad starring Wonder Woman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. The Answer Man with Bob Rozakis. Kurt Schaffenberger bio. 32 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #300
    Batman (1940) 300
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1978 by DC.

    Cover art by Dick Giordano. Giant-sized 300th Anniversary with 3-part book-length story, "The Last Batman Story--?", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Dick Giordano; Batman and Robin in Gotham City of the future thwart the attempted attack by a band of blue-costumed men on a mobile surgical capsule being transferred to the Columbia Space Station surgery department; The villains' leader is killed in a strange explosion; Batman and Robin realize that their foes are a crime-cabal called Spectrum, divided into seven sections to correspond with the colors of the light spectrum. Hostess snack cakes ad with Aquaman. Letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.