Detective Comics #587 [Canadian Newsstand]
(June 1988)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
1.00 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893046506
Editing:
Denny O'Neil; Dan Raspler (assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #587 [Direct].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norm Breyfogle
Inks:
Norm Breyfogle
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman
Reprints:
Keywords:
lightning; rain

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Night People (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Grant
Pencils:
Norm Breyfogle
Inks:
Norm Breyfogle
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Todd Klein
Job Number:
G-3673 ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; D.J. Dark (radio DJ); Michael Rossi (hobo, death); Billy (hobo); Legs (hobo); The Corrosive Man [Derek "Deke" Mitchel] (introduction, villain, prison escapee, murderer); Willy (police officer); unnamed female police officer; Harlan Woolf (cocaine smuggler); Bannen (Woolf's associate); Floyd (Woolf's associate); Babette (radio newscaster)
Synopsis:
After midnight in Gotham, D.J. Dark hosts his nightly radio show, a hobo is killed, Batman pursues a cocaine smuggler, and police track a murderer, Deke Mitchel, who escaped from prison and is seeking someone named Kadaver. Mitchel hides from the police amongst hazardous waste, which ignites and explodes due to a random lightning strike. Mitchel is presumed dead...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

John Wagner credited with co-scripting, but not actually involved with this issue according to Alan Grant.

Mitchel is transformed into the Corrosive Man by the explosion at the end of the story, but is not actually referred to as the Corrosive Man until the next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Detective Comments / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Raspler
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-3159

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Chris Shields, Chris Khalaf, Bill Schietroma, Chris Romano and Dorman Earl A. Larr.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Night People
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comments
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