Batman #397 [Direct Sales]
(July 1986)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1986-04-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Len Wein
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

This issue is a variant of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #397.

Some copies contain a 12 page insert for the Mask comic series.

On sale date from Meanwhile column in Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #4 "(Week of...)".


The Triumph of Two-Face! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Tom Mandrake
Inks:
Tom Mandrake
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Two-Face; Batman (image on coin)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Binary Brains (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Moench
Pencils:
Tom Mandrake
Inks:
Tom Mandrake
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-2516

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Catwoman; Robin [Jason Todd]; Commissioner Gordon; Harvey Bullock; Lucius Fox; Two-Face (villain); Circe
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Detective Comics #564. Story title from Ralf H. Kienzle on 12 September 2004 (confirmed by Matthew Z. Head on 19 September 2004). Was previously "Box-Office Smash."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bat-Signals / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Greenberger
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2326

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Darren Johnson, Mic McConnell, John K. Austin, John M. Gallagher, Willie Holmes, Jonathan R. Downing, John Yancura and Eric James Baich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Triumph of Two-Face!
    Batman
  2. 1. Binary Brains
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bat-Signals
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  • Jerry Hillegas
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  • Craig Delich
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