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Batman (1940) - #257
"Hail Emperor Penguin!"
DC Comics


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  Editor(s):
E. Nelson Bridwell
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Nick Cardy - 'Nicholas Viscardy'
 

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Cover Date: Jul/Aug 1974
Cover Price: US $ 0.60

Issue Tagline: "Hunt For A Robin Killer!" "Die Small - - Die Big!" Extra! A Joker Laugh Riot! An Alfred Adventure! And Wait'll You Meet Me! Ally Babble's The Name And I'm Quite A Guy!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 100 pages

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Letters Column: Letters to the Batman

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None entered.

Reprints/Collects:
Batman (1940) #22
Batman (1940) #30
Batman (1940) #32
Detective Comics (1937) #374
Detective Comics (1937) #385

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (1988) TPB vol. 02
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (1988) TPB vol. 02 (Warner Books Edition)

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100 page Giant
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The Penguins Unique Umbrellas
Casey the Cop
Bat-Puzzle
Man without Fingerprints

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Patrick 'Pat' Broderick

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Writer(s):
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil

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Irving ''Irv'' Novick

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Dick Giordano

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An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
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Reprinted panels of various umbrellas used against the Batman. It shoot bullets, knockout gas and acid Detective Comics #58. An inside out umbrella with needle sharp poison stays and another umbrella that was to put Batman and Robin to sleep Batman #14. A rear view umbrella to see who was behind the Penguin Batman #21. Two umbrellas were used (1) to turn into a spiderweb and the (2) shot gas at Batman Batman #33. A hat and pogo stick umbrella were used in Batman #36. A helicopter and tear gas gun umbrella was used in Batman #38. A rocket umbrella was used in Batman #169. Finally there was the robotic umbrella that was used to perform robberies for the Penguin Batman #190.

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Originally published in Detective Comics #374 (April, 1968)

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Writer(s):
Henry Boltinoff

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Henry Boltinoff

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Originally published in Batman #30 (August-September, 1945)

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Adventures of Alfred was originally presented in Batman #22 (April-May, 1944)

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Originally presented in Detective Comics #385 (March, 1969)

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Originally presented in Batman #32 (December-January, 1946)

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