([November] 1999)

DC, 1999 Series
 
Price:
12.95 USD; 20.00 CAD
Pages:
180
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [bullet]
ISBN:
1-56389-500-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
76194121754300111
Editing:
Dale Crain (Editor, Collected Edition); Michael Wright (Assistant Editor, Collected Edition); Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern US
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
graphic novel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Marshall Rogers (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors:
Lee Loughridge

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Hugo Strange

Batman: Strange Apparitions (Table of Contents)

Batman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Marshall Rogers (illustration)
Inks:
Terry Austin (illustration)
Colors:
Marshall Rogers (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joker

Indexer Notes

Title page illustrated with a detail from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #475.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Simonson (illustration)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a detail from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #469.

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers (Hugo Strange & Joker illustrations); Walt Simonson (Rupert Thorne & Dr. Phosphorus illustrations)
Inks:
Terry Austin (Hugo Strange & Joker illustrations); Al Milgrom (Rupert Thorne & Dr. Phosphorus illustrations)
Colors:
Marshall Rogers (Hugo Strange, Joker & Dr. Phosphorus illustrations); Jerry Serpe (Rubert Thorne illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Hugo Strange; Rupert Thorne; Joker; Dr. Phosphorus

Indexer Notes

Steve Englehart describes how the stories in this volume came to be, how they contributed to the 1989 Batman movie, and how this is the first time they are all collected in one place. Illustrated with details from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #472 [Hugo Strange illustration], #469 [Rupert Thorne & Dr. Phosphorus illustrations], and #475 [Joker illustration].

...By Death's Eerie Light! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commisioner Jim Gordon; Dr. Phosphorus; Dr. Bell
Synopsis:
When Alfred collapses, Batman discovers many more people are mysteriously becoming sick. The Dark Knight realizes that the Gotham City water supply has been contaminated, so he goes to the Gotham Reservoir and finds the person responsible for the contamination, Dr. Phosphorus.
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The Origin of Dr. Phosphorus! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Phosphorus; Dr. Bell; Rupert Thorne
Synopsis:
Dr. Phosphorus visits an old colleague and explains how he became a monster when the reactor core at a nuclear power plant in which they both invested exploded and that he now plans to take his revenge on all those he blames, particularly City Council Chairman Rupert Thorne.
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The Master Plan of Dr. Phosphorus! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Smiley Royal; Commisioner Jim Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Dr. Bell; Dr. Phosphorus; Chief O'Hara; Rupert Thorne; Silver St. Cloud
Synopsis:
Batman confronts Dr. Phosphorus at the new Gotham City offshore nuclear power plant.
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The Dead Yet Live (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Rupert Thorne; Dr. Phosphorus (flashbck, cameo); Alfred Pennyworth; Silver St. Cloud; Hugo Strange [also as Dr. Todhunter]; Magda
Synopsis:
Bruce Wayne checks into the private hospital Graytowers to recover from injuries he sustained fighting Dr. Phosphorus, but he soon discovers that Hugo Strange is using the facility to turn the rich and influential patients into his mindless slaves. When Strange sics a venomous snake on Batman, which knocks the hero out, Strange uncovers Batman's secret identity.
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Indexer Notes

Bruce Wayne refers to his friend Jerry Robinson, a nod to the classic Batman artist.

I Am the Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Hugo Strange [also as Bruce Wayne; also as Batman]; Magda; Alfred Pennyworth; Silver St. Cloud; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Rupert Thorne; Penguin (cameo); Joker (cameo)
Synopsis:
Hugo Strange, who has taken over Bruce Wayne's life, offers to sell the Batman's secret identity to the highest bidder. But Boss Thorne doesn't want to play that game, and tries to beat the information out of Strange. Meanwhile, Silver, who suspects something is wrong with "Bruce," summons Dick Grayson, who rescues Batman from Strange's captivity as Robin.
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Indexer Notes

Mister Miracle, a series which Englehart & Rogers were also working on at the time, appears on a poster, as does The Spirit.

The Malay Penguin! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Penguin; Bruno; Murdock; Joker (heard only); Mr. Reed; Alfred Pennyworth; Silver St. Cloud; Rupert Thorne; Dr. Bell; Hugo Strange (cameo, as ghost); Broome (obscured)
Synopsis:
Though it seems that the Penguin has designs on the statue The Malay Penguin, Batman decodes the clues the villain drops and puts a stop to his real plot.
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Indexer Notes

The Malay Penguin previously figured in the second story in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #139. Bruce Wayne's associate Broome is named after longtime Batman writer John Broome. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Deadshot Ricochet (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Wonder Girl (cameo); Harlequin [Duela Dent] (cameo); Penguin; Deadshot; Rupert Thorne; Hugo Strange (as ghost); Silver St. Cloud; Joker (cameo)
Synopsis:
With Penguin's unwilling help, Deadshot escapes from prison and seeks revenge on Batman, but a giant typewriter proves his undoing.
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Indexer Notes

In this story, Silver has organized a convention for Weisinger Office Suppliers at the Ellsworth Building, homages to longtime DC execs Mort Weisinger and Whitney Ellsworth.

The Laughing Fish! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Silver St. Cloud; Joker; G. Carl Francis; Rupert Thorne; Commisioner Jim Gordon
Synopsis:
The Joker gives fish everywhere his face, then tries to claim copyright to his image. And he will kill anyone who gets in the way of his plan.
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Sign of the Joker! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
Milton Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Thomas Jackson; Joker; Hugo Strange (as ghost); Rupert Thorne; Silver St. Cloud
Synopsis:
Hugo Strange takes his revenge on Rupert Thorne, Silver St. Cloud makes a decision about her future, and Batman puts an end to the Joker's latest scheme.
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The Coming of... Clayface III! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Silver St. Cloud (memory); Clayface [Preston Payne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Thomas Wayne (portrait); Martha Wayne (portrait); Commisioner Jim Gordon
Synopsis:
Preston Payne uses blood from Matt Hagen, the second Clayface, to try to change the effects of hyperpituitarism on his appearance. But the "cure" causes Payne's flesh to melt like wax and forces him to periodically dissolve others into protoplasm. When Batman interferes with Payne's theft of the components necessary to reverse his condition, he may become Clayface's next victim.
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If a Man Be Made of Clay...! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Clayface [Preston Payne]; Selina Kyle [Catwoman] (cameo, obscured); Silver St. Cloud (memory)
Synopsis:
Before Preston Payne can complete the mechanism which will restore his humanity, Batman confronts him and all of Clayface's efforts go up in fire and smoke.
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They Are the Deadliest of Enemies (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers (Joker, Hugo Strange, Penguin, Deadshot & Clayface illustrations); Walt Simonson (Dr. Phosphorus & Rupert Thorne illustrations)
Inks:
Terry Austin (Joker, Hugo Strange, Penguin & Deadshot illustrations); Al Milgrom (Dr. Phosphorus & Rupert Thorne illustrations); Dick Giordano (Clayface illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joker; Dr. Phosphorus; Hugo Strange; Rupert Thorne; Penguin; Deadshot; Clayface [Preston Payne]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with details from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #475 [Joker illustration], #469 [Dr. Phosphorus & Rupert Thorne illustrations], #472 [Hugo Strange illustration], #473 [Penguin illustration], #474 [Deadshot illustration], and #478 [Clayface illustration].

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Batman: Strange Apparitions
    Batman
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. ...By Death's Eerie Light!
    Batman
  6. 5. The Origin of Dr. Phosphorus!
    Batman
  7. 6. The Master Plan of Dr. Phosphorus!
    Batman
  8. 7. The Dead Yet Live
    Batman
  9. 8. I Am the Batman!
    Batman
  10. 9. The Malay Penguin!
    Batman
  11. 10. The Deadshot Ricochet
    Batman
  12. 11. The Laughing Fish!
    Batman
  13. 12. Sign of the Joker!
    Batman
  14. 13. The Coming of... Clayface III!
    Batman
  15. 14. If a Man Be Made of Clay...!
    Batman
  16. 15. They Are the Deadliest of Enemies
    Batman
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