Batman #686 [Andy Kubert Direct Market Cover]
(April 2009)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2009-02-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120005768611
Editing:
Mike Marts; Janelle Siegel (assistant); Kurt Busiek (special thanks)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? 1 of 2 [Cover A - Andy Kubert] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Andy Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Andy Kubert (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Ra's al Ghul; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Joker; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle; as Cat-Woman]; Alfred Pennyworth; Red Hood; Gentleman Ghost [Jim Craddock]
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Indexer Notes

50/50 cover. Note that the signatures are covered by the word "happened."

Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? Part 1 of 2: The Beginning of the End (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Neil Gaiman
Pencils:
Andy Kubert
Inks:
Scott Williams
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Jared K. Fletcher

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Kirk Langstrom [Man-Bat]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Dick Grayson [Robin]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Harvey Bullock; Renee Montoya; Martha Wayne; Thomas Wayne; Catwoman [Selina Kyle; also as Cat-Woman] (villain); Gentleman Ghost [Jim Craddock] (villain); Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel] (villain); Joe Chill (villain); Joker (villain); Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch] (villain); Mr. Freeze [Victor Friese] (villain); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley] (villain); Ra's al Ghul (villain); Red Hood (villain); Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain); Jonathan Crane [Scarecrow] (villain); Two-Face [Harvey Dent] (villain); Clarence (villain)
Synopsis:
""Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader" is a captivating and mysterious tale the likes of which Batman and friends have never experienced before. Delving into the realms of life, death and the afterlife, Gaiman leaves no stone unturned as he explores every facet and era of Bruce Wayne's life." [per solicitation]
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Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? Sketchbook by Andy Kubert (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Andy Kubert
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Selina Kyle [Catwoman]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]
Reprints:

DC Nation [152]: Black Adam! Isis! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ian Sattler
Pencils:
Alex Ross (painting); ?
Inks:
Alex Ross (painting); ?
Colors:
Alex Ross (painting); ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Justice Society of America [Cyclone [Maxine Hunkel]; Sandman [Sandy Hawkins]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Stargirl [Courtney Whitmore]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Hourman [Rick Tyler]]

Indexer Notes

Ian Sattler talks about 2009 plans for the Justice Society of America title. House ad for Detective Comics #853.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? 1 of 2 [Cover A - Andy Kubert]
    Batman
  2. 1. Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? Part 1 of 2: The Beginning of the End
    Batman
  3. 2. Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? Sketchbook by Andy Kubert
    Batman
  4. 3. DC Nation [152]: Black Adam! Isis!
    DC Nation
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Brian Saner Lamken
  • Jochen G.
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Ralf Haring
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  • Craig Delich
  • John Greb
  • Carlos Tasada
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Donald Dale Milne
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  • Mike Nielsen