BATMAN (1940) (#0-713) (DC) #259 - Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Batman (1940) #259
100-Page Super-Spectacular. Guest-starring the Shadow. Enjoy this collection of the Batman's worst identity crises. As a youngster, Bruce Wayne witnesses a jewelry theft thwarted by the original mystery man known as the Shadow who helps inspire him to become the Batman. Years later he has a chance to solve the crime first committed 25 years ago during "The Night of the Shadow" and realizes some important differences between himself and his boyhood hero (written by Denny O'Neil and drawn by Irv Novick and Dick Giordano).

Then, a group of thugs con a well-meaning millionaire into thinking he's training to be the Dark Knight's replacement in "The Great Batman Swindle!" (art by Dick Sprang). Then, witness the many uses for "The Strange Costumes of Batman" (art by Sprang). Next, two down on their luck detectives imitate Batman and Robin and become "Heroes by Proxy!" (art by Sprang). Elongated Man and the Atom guest star as not one but three caped crusaders take on a criminal kingpin even though there's "Two Batman Too Many!" (Story by Bill Finger and art by Bob Kane and Joe Giella). And, finally our hero must prove his worth and overcome "The Failure of Bruce Wayne" (art by Kane).

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Title: (untitled)

Featuring: Batman

Credits: ? (Script), Carmine Infantino (Pencils), Murphy Anderson (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: The Night of the Shadow!

Featuring: Batman

Synopsis: The Shadow is shown to know Batman's secret identity.

Character Appearances: GS: Shadow; Batman; Thomas Wayne; Mildred Miller; Willy Hank Stamper; Martha Wayne; James Gordon; Thornton Swofford

Credits: Denny O'Neil (Script), Irv Novick (Pencils), Dick Giordano (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: The Great Batman Swindle!

Featuring: Batman

Character Appearances: Batman; Robin

Credits: ? (Script), Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang) (Pencils), ? (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: The Strange Costumes of Batman!

Featuring: Batman

Character Appearances: Batman; Robin

Credits: ? (Script), Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang) (Pencils), ? (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: A New Look for Robin

Featuring: Robin

Credits: ? (Script), Carol A. Strickland, Brian Madigan, Anthony Kowalik, Steven Diaz, Carl Peppers, David Talarico, Jim Ricklef (Pencils), Carol A. Strickland, Brian Madigan, Anthony Kowalik, Steven Diaz, Carl Peppers, David Talarico, Jim Ricklef (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: Heroes by Proxy!

Featuring: Batman

Character Appearances: I: Hawke and Wrenn; V: Corky Huggins, Catspaw Carlin (I for both); Batman; Robin

Credits: Don Cameron (Script), Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang) (Pencils), Dick Sprang (verified by Sprang) (Inks), George Roussos (verified by Roussos) (Colors), Bob McCay (According to Sprang, Winsor McCay's son was a colorist at DC during the time of Batman #29) (Letters).

Title: (untitled)

Featuring: Comedy Cover Capers

Credits: ? (Script), Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, Irv Novick (Pencils), Mike Esposito, ? (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: Two Batmen Too Many!

Featuring: Batman

Character Appearances: GS: Elongated Man, Atom

Credits: Bill Finger (Script), Bob Kane (Pencils), Joe Giella (Inks), Gaspar Saladino (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: (untitled)

Featuring: Casey the Cop

Credits: Henry Boltinoff (signed) (Script), Henry Boltinoff (signed) (Pencils), Henry Boltinoff (signed) (Inks), Gaspar Saladino (Letters).

Title: The Failure of Bruce Wayne

Featuring: Batman

Credits: Bill Finger (credit by O'Hearn) (Script), Sheldon Moldoff (Pencils), Charles Paris (verified by Paris) (Inks), Stan Starkman (Colors), ? (Letters).

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Publisher: DC ComicsTitle: BATMAN (1940) (#0-713) (DC)
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