([December] 2012)

DC, 2012 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Volume
1
Price
39.99 USD; 47.99 CAD
Pages
274
On-sale Date
2012-10-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [peel]
ISBN
978-1-4012-3681-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401236816 53999
Editing
Denny O'Neil (editor - original series); Bob Schreck (editor - original series); Peter Hamboussi (editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy interiors
Binding
hardcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects stories from:
Detective Comics #569-575, Batman: Full Circle, and Batman: Gotham Knights #25.

Includes covers to most issues. Does not include the cover of Detective Comics #572, which was not by Davis, but does include story chapters from that issue by other artists. Also does not include the cover of Batman: Gotham Knights #25, also not by Davis.

Includes only Chapter 1 of Batman: Year Two, as the remaining chapters were by different artists.

The original release of this collection was missing 2 story pages from "The Adventure of the Red Leech". A corrected edition was released February 6, 2013 that tipped in the missing pages. The missing pages are not numbered and were added between pages 98 and 99, so in the corrected edition the page numbers are 98, no number, no number, 99, etc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; The Joker
Reprints

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Alan Davis; Paul Neary
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustrations from Detective Comics #571 cover and #573.

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

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

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; The Joker; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information with illustrations from Detective Comics #570, 569, 572.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Moriarty

Indexer Notes

Table of contents with illustrations from Detective Comics #570 and 572.

[Detective Comics #569] (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Joker; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints
Keywords
playing cards

Catch as Catscan (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
G-2793
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Joker (villain); Commissioner James Gordon; Barry Dark (radio DJ); Alfred Pennyworth; Dr. Moon
Synopsis
The Joker re-criminalizes the Catwoman.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #570] (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; The Joker
Reprints

The Last Laugh! (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Joker (villain); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); Dr. Moon
Reprints

[Detective Comics #571] (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Alan Davis
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]
Reprints

Fear for Sale (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
G-2847
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (villain); Jack Hogan (race car driver); Alfred Pennyworth; Alvin Kenner (professional daredevil)
Reprints

The Doomsday Book (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Sherlock Holmes, Elongated Man [Ralph Dibney], Slam Bradley
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction page.

[The Doomsday Book] Chapter One (Table of Contents: 11)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Alan Davis
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Workman

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Thomas Moriarty [as Thomas Morgan]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]
Reprints

[The Doomsday Book] Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 12)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Terry Beatty
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Mary Watson
Reprints

[The Doomsday Book] Chapter 3: The Adventure of the Lost Adventure! (Table of Contents: 13)

Elongated Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Al Vey
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Elongated Man [Ralph Dibney]; Slam Bradley; Professor Moriarty; Mary Watson
Reprints

[The Doomsday Book Chapter 4] The Adventure of the Red Leech (Table of Contents: 14)

Sherlock Holmes / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
E. R. Cruz
Inks
E. R. Cruz
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Romeo Francisco

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Brewster; Doctor Nigel Brewster
Reprints

[The Doomsday Book] Chapter 5: God Save the Kingdom! (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Sherlock Holmes; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibney]; Slam Bradley; Mary Watson; Thomas Moriarty; Professor Moriarty; Inspector Foxborough; Queen Elizabeth (cameo)
Reprints

[Detective Comics #573] (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]
Reprints

The Mad Hatter Flips His Lids! (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Richard Starkings

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch] (villain); Alfred Pennyworth; Martha Wayne (portrait); Thomas Wayne (portrait); Clarisse Lincoln (reporter)
Reprints

[Detective Comics #574] (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Davis (signed)
Inks
Paul Neary (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]
Reprints
Keywords
rain

"...My Beginning... and My Probable End." (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Richard Starkings

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Robin [Jason Todd]; Leslie Thompkins; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Leslie Thompkins is shown to know Batman's secret ID.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editor O'Neil starts to re-write the Batman legend. This issue features an origin recap.

[Detective Comics #575] (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Davis (signed)
Inks
Paul Neary (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Batman Year Two Chapter One: Fear the Reaper (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Richard Starkings

Job Number
G-3050
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Rachel Caspian; Reaper [Judson Caspian]; Leslie Thompkins; Alfred Pennyworth; Thomas Wayne (in portrait); Martha Wayne (in portrait)
Synopsis
A vigilante called the Reaper, who operated in Gotham City twenty years earlier, re-emerges just as Bruce Wayne begins a relationship with Rachel Caspian, though neither Bruce nor Rachel know that her father is the Reaper. After being badly beaten by the Reaper in their first encounter, Batman decides to use the very gun used to kill his parents to bring the Reaper down.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Companion and follow-up to Batman: Year One from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #404-407.

[Batman: Full Circle] (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Mark Farmer
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Reaper [Joseph Chill]
Reprints

Full Circle (Table of Contents: 23)

Batman / comic story / 64 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Mark Farmer
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Todd Klein

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a very old story as Batman stories go.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Penguin (cameo); Two-Face (cameo); Joker (cameo); Joey Chill; Miranda; Rhonda; Reaper [Joseph Chill]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Joan Lincoln (cameo); Rachel Caspian; Marcia Chill; Joe Chill (flashback); Alfred Pennyworth; Leslie Thompkins; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); McSurley; Moose; Profile; Judson Caspian (in photo)
Synopsis
The Reaper re-appears, but this time it is Joe Chill's son Joseph in the costume. Afraid her father has returned, Rachel Caspian heads to Gotham. Walking past the Wayne Foundation, Rachel runs into the Reaper. Batman saves her, but Chill manages to retrieve his father's gun. Working with his sister Marcia, Joseph kidnaps Rachel to use her as bait. Trapping Batman, the Chills use a psychoactive drug and a filmed re-enactment of his parents' deaths to try to drive the hero to suicide. But with a double-cross by Marcia and the help of Robin, Batman puts an end to Joseph's time as the Reaper.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequel to Batman: Year Two

Last Call at McSurley's (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman Black & White / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Mark Farmer
Letters
Pat Prentice
Editing
Mark Chiarello

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sherri; Batman; Rhonda; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black & White back-up story.

[Biographies] (Table of Contents: 25)

Batman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Biographies of Alan Davis and Mike W. Barr with illustration from Detective Comics #574.

Who Is Batman? (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from the cover of Detective Comics #574.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  4. 3. [Table of Contents]
    Batman
  5. 4. [Detective Comics #569]
    Batman
  6. 5. Catch as Catscan
    Batman
  7. 6. [Detective Comics #570]
    Batman
  8. 7. The Last Laugh!
    Batman
  9. 8. [Detective Comics #571]
    Batman
  10. 9. Fear for Sale
    Batman
  11. 10. The Doomsday Book
    Batman
  12. 11. [The Doomsday Book] Chapter One
    Slam Bradley
  13. 12. [The Doomsday Book] Chapter Two
    Slam Bradley
  14. 13. [The Doomsday Book] Chapter 3: The Adventure of the Lost Adventure!
    Elongated Man
  15. 14. [The Doomsday Book Chapter 4] The Adventure of the Red Leech
    Sherlock Holmes
  16. 15. [The Doomsday Book] Chapter 5: God Save the Kingdom!
    Batman
  17. 16. [Detective Comics #573]
    Batman
  18. 17. The Mad Hatter Flips His Lids!
    Batman
  19. 18. [Detective Comics #574]
    Batman
  20. 19. "...My Beginning... and My Probable End."
    Batman
  21. 20. [Detective Comics #575]
    Batman
  22. 21. Batman Year Two Chapter One: Fear the Reaper
    Batman
  23. 22. [Batman: Full Circle]
    Batman
  24. 23. Full Circle
    Batman
  25. 24. Last Call at McSurley's
    Batman Black & White
  26. 25. [Biographies]
    Batman
  27. 26. Who Is Batman?
    Batman
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