Batman: The Widening Gyre #3 [Standard Cover]
(December 2009)

DC, 2009 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
2009-11-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194128380700311
Editing:
Mike Marts; Dan Didio; Janelle Siegel (assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Miniseries

[Cover A] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Inks:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Colors:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Silver St. Cloud
Reprints:

The Widening Gyre, Part Three: Things Fall Apart (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Kevin Smith
Pencils:
Walter Flanagan
Inks:
Art Thibert
Colors:
Art Lyon
Letters:
Jared K. Fletcher

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Silver St. Cloud; Robin [Tim Drake]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (also in flashback); Teen Titans [Aqualad [Garth] (cameo flashback); Cyborg [Victor Stone] (cameo flashback); Changeling [Gar Logan] (cameo flashback); Kid Flash [Wally West] (cameo flashback); Raven (cameo flashback); Robin [Dick Grayson] (flashback); Starfire [Koriand'r] (cameo flashback); Wonder Girl [Donna Troy] (cameo flashback)]; Baphomet (name revealed); Cornelius Stirk (villain); Black Spider (villain); Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (cameo, villain); Doctor Phosphorus; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel] (cameo, villain); Ocean Master [Orm Marius] (flashback, villain); Black Manta (flashback, villain)
Synopsis:
The romance between Bruce and Silver intensifies.
Reprints:

Blackest Night Checklist Part 2 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Sinestro; Red Lantern [Atrocitus]; Agent Orange [Larfleeze]; Blue Lantern [Saint Walker; Bro'Dee Walker]; Indigo-1; Star Sapphire [Carol Ferris]

DC Nation [189]: "As it is my turn, honor and duty to deliver a memorable DC Nation" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Simona
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Starman

Indexer Notes

The author discusses projects for Starman and Catwoman, using French and Italian. Appears on page 42 in this issue. Here are the official translations, from DC's The Source blog (http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2009/10/30/dc-nation-international-martores...):
TRANSLATION: Do you have a multilingual dictionary with you? Very good! Let's begin, then. I will start writing in French, which is the most beautiful language in the world. What I'd like to do is to tell you something about a night, the darkest of them all, when some black rings caused hell in the heroes' world. Once upon a time, there was a superhero named Starman. After his death, he came back several times under different names. I am very happy to announce that one of his incarnations is coming back, but this time, he will do something strange and terrifying! Our superhero will behave in a peculiar manner and will have an interesting encounter with an old, Irish friend and another character who’s very dark in his own way. This new Starman episode will be written by the magic hand of James Robinson.
TRANSLATION: And what about Italian? Do you speak it better than I do? Perhaps. However, as it's my mother tongue, I feel obliged to honor the country of spaghetti and Roman emperors and to annoy you even further by writing something in a language that probably sounds like Latin gibberish to many [of] you. Let's start then. Speaking of blackest nights again…I am always very excited at the idea of reading a story that has a solid and original plot, and I think that this time I am dealing with something like that. In fact, a new adventure featuring Catwoman, associated somehow to a "dark night" and written by Fabian Nicieza, is going to be presented to you very soon. This time, our favorite feline will have to face an old enemy who is known for his passion for artifacts generally used ornamentally.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Cover A]
    Batman
  2. 1. The Widening Gyre, Part Three: Things Fall Apart
    Batman
  3. 2. Blackest Night Checklist Part 2
  4. 3. DC Nation [189]: "As it is my turn, honor and duty to deliver a memorable DC Nation"
    DC Nation
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  • Gregory Fischer
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