(December 1998)

DC, 1998 Series
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Price:
3.95 USD; 5.85 CAD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
76194120009508011
Editing:
Mike Carlin; Frank Berrios (assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Mando
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This is a special 2-in-1 Flip Book with Batman: Shadow of the Bat (DC, 1992 series) #80.
The barcodes for both covers are both for Batman: Shadow of the Bat #80.


Road to No Man's Land: Introducing Nicholas Scratch! (Table of Contents)

Azrael / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Roger Robinson (signed)
Inks:
James Pascoe (signed)
Colors:
Demetrius Bassoukos; Prismacolor (separations)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Azrael; Batman
Reprints:

...a Man of Wealth and Taste... (Table of Contents)

Azrael / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils:
Roger Robinson
Inks:
James Pascoe
Colors:
Demetrius Bassoukos; Prismacolor (separations)
Letters:
Ken Bruzenak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Azrael [Jean Paul Valley]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Senator Esterbrook Halivan (first appearance; dies); VILLAINS: Nicholas Scratch (first appearance); All Star Rock'N'Roll (first appearance; Nick Scratch's band)
Synopsis:
The next chapter of Azrael's life begins as Batman sends him on a mission to Washington, D.C.! Assigned to protect the only U.S. Senator with any sympathy for Gotham's plight, Azrael is unprepared for the Machiavellian manipulations of the malevolent new villain, Nicholas Scratch! [per solicitation]
Reprints:

Az You Like It (Table of Contents)

Az You Like It / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chuck Kim
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Joshua Shrewman, Shawn Wozniak, Eric England, Vladimir Ramik and Michael Williams - and responses from Chuck Kim. Preview of covers to AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #43 and #48.

[Batman: Shadow of the Bat #80]; Road to No Man's Land: Wax Man and the Clown (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Glen Orbik (painting; signed)
Inks:
Glen Orbik (painting; signed)
Colors:
Glen Orbik (painting; signed)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Dennis O'Neil; Jordan B. Gorfinkel (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Azrael

Indexer Notes

This is the flip cover of this book.

Road to No Man's Land: Wax Man and the Clown (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Grant
Pencils:
Mark Buckingham
Inks:
Robert Campanella
Colors:
Pam Rambo; Digital Chameleon (Separator)
Letters:
Bill Oakley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Jeremiah Arkham; David Thurman; VILLAINS: Joker; Wax Man; Pinhead; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; The Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Cornelius Stirk; Ventriloquist [Arnold Wesker; also as Scarface]; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]; Mr. Zsasz; Vox; Solly Bean; Jigsaw Man [Greg Rourke]; Vernon Jamson; Nicholas Scratch
Synopsis:
Gotham gets even more dangerous when the Arkham Asylum orderlies abandon their posts, leaving the inmates to run the asylum, among them the Joker! [per solicitation]

Shadowlines; From the Den (Table of Contents)

Shadowlines; From the Den / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dennis O'Neil
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Dennis O'Neil discusses how the "No Man's Land" story came about.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Road to No Man's Land: Introducing Nicholas Scratch!
    Azrael
  2. 1. ...a Man of Wealth and Taste...
    Azrael
  3. 2. Az You Like It
    Az You Like It
  4. 3. [Batman: Shadow of the Bat #80]; Road to No Man's Land: Wax Man and the Clown
    Batman
  5. 4. Road to No Man's Land: Wax Man and the Clown
    Batman
  6. 5. Shadowlines; From the Den
    Shadowlines; From the Den
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