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Price:
2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
On-sale date:
2007-11-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC All Star
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Bob Schreck; Brandon Montclare (assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Mid-Glossy paper
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Two covers were initially done for this issue; one by Lee/Williams featuring Joker, and an alternate one by Adams featuring Joker and Batman (10 issues for 1 issue mixture). Later, a third cover was done for the Retailer Roundtable Program (the variant cover with an added blue shading). This issue went on sale on 2007-11-29 in the US (on schedule). This issue was originally announced to have a variant wraparound cover by Frank Miller, but later DC announced via press release on 2007-11-06 that it would be by Neal Adams instead (and not wraparound).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Lee (signed)
Inks:
Scott Williams (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair (signed)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Joker

Episode Eight (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Miller
Pencils:
Jim Lee
Inks:
Scott Williams
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Jared K. Fletcher

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Donna Gugina (dies); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jocko-boy Vanzetti; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Robin Hood (flashback, cameo); Alfred Pennyworth (voice); Catwoman (cameo); Batcave
Synopsis:
The Joker has seduced attorney Donna Gugina, and then strangles her, telling his henchwoman to get rid of the body. Dick and Batman discuss the Joker, then Batman tells Dick to get a costume if he wants to help. Batman takes Jocko-boy back to Gotham, and dumps him in the harbor. Dick finds a bow and arrows, reminding him of Robin Hood, which generates the idea for a costume. He asks Alfred (in shadows) to design a costume to his specifications. Meantime, Batman follows a green signal, and finds Green Lantern on a rooftop. He wants to talk, so they set up an appointment in 12 hours at Crime Alley. Joker visits Catwoman, asking her to join him in some mischief. Batman returns to the Batcave, where he finds Dick dressed as "Hood". Batman immediately shows him why a hood is not a good idea on a costume, and renames him to Robin.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue and continues in the next issue.

#89 [November 28, 2007] Mapping out the Multiverse, Part 1 (Table of Contents)

DC Nation / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dan Didio

Indexer Notes

Dan shares Liz Gehrlein's list of all the known universes at this point. Ads for next issue, Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer: Red Rain #1, Green Lantern #25, and Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Ion #1. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3.5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Zuda: Bayou (1/2 page), World of Warcraft, Heroes hardcover, and Zuda comics.com. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 8.5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 6 one-page, 1 half-page, and 1 two-page ads for: Clive Barker's Jericho (video game, codemasters), Resistance Fall of Man (video game, Insomniac, 2 pages), World of Warcraft (card game, Upper Deck), Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (art school), Millcase and DrawerBoxes (storage solutions), Full Sail (computer animation school, 1/2 page), Beowulf The Game (video game, Ubisoft), and Age of Empires III The Aslan Dynasties (video game, Microsoft Game Studios). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Episode Eight
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. #89 [November 28, 2007] Mapping out the Multiverse, Part 1
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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