Batman #4 - The Joker's Revenge
(January 1990)

Titan, 1989 Series
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Price
5.95 GBP
Pages
100
On-sale Date
1990
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Titan Books Ltd.
Brand
Titan Books
ISBN
1-85286-253-X Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781852862534 00595

Issue Notes

Printed by Richard Clay Ltd, Bungay, Suffolk.

Batman: The Joker's Revenge (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
Matt Brooker
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1546
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover designed by Rian Hughes and Mark Cox.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

Indexer Notes

Cityscape, presumably Gotham

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Copyright info and list of other Batman books from Titan.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; biography

Indexer Notes

Brief career summaries of Denny O'Neil, Neal Adams, Bob Haney, Mike Friedrich, and Dick Giordano.

Foreword (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Terry Pratchett
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Introduction (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Duncan McAlpine
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Chapter One: Half An Evil (Table of Contents: 8)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Half an Evil (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Julius Schwartz [as Julie Schwartz] (original editor)

Job Number
S-753
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is hushed, here... the only sounds are the muffled murmuring of swamp beasts and the gentle lap of water against grassy banks...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Two-Face (villain); Commissioner Gordon [James Gordon]; Arthur Reeves; Alfred Pennyworth; Billy the Tramp; Robin [Dick Grayson] (flashback); Boss Maroni (flashback)
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Batrope; GCPD Headquarters; Gotham City; Nautical Museum; Two-Face's coin; Wayne Foundation

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Chapter Two: The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads (Table of Contents: 10)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman; Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams ?; Dick Giordano ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Superman Revenge Squad; Batman Revenge Squad; Jimmy Olsen; James Gordon; "Cash" Carew; "Barney the Blast"; The "Flamethrower"
Synopsis
Once each year Superman and Jimmy Olsen bet their crime-fighting skills against Batman and Robin. But as the two heroes participate in various contests of skill, their respective Revenge Squads try to sabotage their opponents.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This issue has colored-in panel gutters on many pages.

Chapter Three: The Superman-Batman Split (Table of Contents: 12)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

The Superman-Batman Split! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman; Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams ?; Dick Giordano ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; James Gordon; Jimmy Olsen; Ronald Jason; Desmond Jason
Synopsis
Actor Jason Desmond's dying performance is an attempt to fool Superman and Batman into believing he is 2 aliens, one hunting the other. But his story rings false and Superman lets Batman in on the hoax, which ends up fooling Supergirl, Batgirl, Robin, and Jimmy Olsen anyway.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Part II is titled "A Tale of 3 Teams." Adams inks per Nick Caputo, October, 2013. Previous indexer credited Dick Giordano, as have several published sources. See note at https://www.comics.org/issue/21924/#156369.

Chapter Four: The Joker's Five-Way Revenge (Table of Contents: 14)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

The Joker's Five-Way Revenge! (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 22.5 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-563
Genre
superhero
Characters
V: Joker; Batman; James Gordon; Packy White; Philly Jack Barton; Bigger Melvin; Bing Hooley
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Chapter Five: The Silent Night of the Batman (Table of Contents: 16)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

The Silent Night of the Batman (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon
Synopsis
A peaceful night in Gotham allows Batman to spend time with James Gordon.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

Indexer Notes

Cityscape, presumably Gotham

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Back cover with blurb and reviews.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman: The Joker's Revenge
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Title Page]
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Foreword
    Batman
  7. 6. Introduction
    Batman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Chapter One: Half An Evil
  10. 9. Half an Evil
    Batman
  11. 10. Chapter Two: The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads
  12. 11. The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads!
    Superman; Batman
  13. 12. Chapter Three: The Superman-Batman Split
  14. 13. The Superman-Batman Split!
    Superman; Batman
  15. 14. Chapter Four: The Joker's Five-Way Revenge
  16. 15. The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!
    Batman
  17. 16. Chapter Five: The Silent Night of the Batman
  18. 17. The Silent Night of the Batman
    Batman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Batman
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