(Late December 2009)

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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
2009-10-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120005769211
Editing:
Mike Marts; Janelle Siegel (assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Copyright © 2009 DC Comics.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Tony S. Daniel
Inks:
Tony S. Daniel
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Dick Grayson]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Black Mask
Reprints:

Life After Death Part 1: The Awakening (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony S. Daniel
Pencils:
Tony S. Daniel
Inks:
Sandu Florea
Colors:
Ian Hannin
Letters:
Jared K. Fletcher

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Dick Grayson]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Gruener; Black Mask (villain); Dr. Death [Dr. Karl Hellfern] (villain); False Faces (villains); Fright [Linda Friitawa] (villain); Kitrina (villain); Professor Hugo Strange (villain); Mario Falcone (villain); Holiday [Alberto Falcone] (cameo; flashback; villain); Sofia Gigante (cameo; flashback; villain)
Synopsis:
Black Mask recruits Dr. Death, Fright and Hugo Strange for his Ministry of Science.
Reprints:

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. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Life After Death Part 1: The Awakening
    Batman
  3. 2. DC Nation [189]: "As it is my turn, honor and duty to deliver a memorable DC Nation"
    DC Nation
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