(2018)

DC, 2018 Series
Volume
2
Price
29.99 USD
Pages
284
On-sale date
2018-10-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-8468-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401284688 52999
Editing
Denny O'Neil [as Dennis O'Neil] (editor - original series); Mike Gold (editor - original series); Dan Raspler (assistant editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Card stock covers; glossy interiors
Binding
Trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Detective Comics #583-591, Detective Comics Annual #1, and material from Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the Dc Universe #18 and Who's Who Update '88 #3-4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
bats; graveyard

Indexer Notes

Original cover was re-colored for this collection cover.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration taken from the cover of Detective Comics #587.

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from the cover of Detective Comics #583.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Kim DeMulder
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information with an illustration taken from Detective Comics #583.

[Detective Comics #583] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
bats; graveyard

Indexer Notes

Retains the original color of the cover, not the re-colored version used for the cover of this collection.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over a blown up image from the cover.

Fever (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner; Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Kim DeMulder
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
?

Job Number
G-3359
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Scarface [Arnold Wesker; also as Ventriloquist] (villain, introduction); Rhino (villain, introduction); Fatman [William Henry Cherry] (villain); Louis the Lump (villain, death); Chally (villain)
Synopsis
A deadly new drug called Fever hits the streets of Gotham, thanks to a gang run by Scarface/Ventriloquist.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #584] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
fire

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over a blown up image from the cover.

Fever Break! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner; Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3386
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Scarface [Arnold Wesker; also as Ventriloquist] (villain); Rhino (villain); Fatman [William Henry Cherry] (villain, death); Solly (lawyer for Scarface/Ventiloquist); Tony (waiter); Virgil (villain); Slade (villain); Rizzo (funeral home director)
Synopsis
Batman breaks up Scarface's attempt to smuggle large quantities of the Fever drug into Gotham.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #585] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Jerry Bingham
Inks
Jerry Bingham
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Bingham
Inks
Jerry Bingham
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over a blown up image from the cover.

The Ratcatcher (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner; Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Ricardo Villagran
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3539
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ratcatcher [Otis Flannegan] (villain, introduction); Judge Wyatt Hogan (death); Pinder (villain); Tubbs (villain)
Synopsis
While breaking up a weapons deal, Batman encounters a man who is attacked and killed by rats, which places him on the trail of the Ratcatcher.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #586] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ratcatcher [Otis Flannegan]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ratcatcher [Otis Flannegan]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over a blown up image from the cover.

Rat Trap (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner; Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ratcatcher [Otis Flannegan]; Commissioner James Gordon; Officer Straub; Nat Devino (sanitation worker, death); Mr. Woller (sanitation department night supervisor); Stanley Konik (prison guard); Sergeant Sam Bellow; Cornelius Budd (death)
Synopsis
The Batman battles Ratcatcher and his rats in the sewers, where Ratcatcher has imprisoned those he feels were responsible for sending him to prison.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #587] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
lightning; rain

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over a blown up image from the cover.

Night People (Table of Contents: 18)

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.

[Detective Comics #588] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Corrosive Man [Derek Mitchel]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Corrosive Man [Derek Mitchel]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over a blown up image from the cover.

Night People Part Two: The Corrosive Man (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner; Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3755
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; D. J. Dark; The Corrosive Man [Derek Mitchel] (villain); Da Vinci (firefighter, death); Willy (police officer); unnamed female police officer; Mr. Kadaver (villain); Webley; Legs (hobo); Billy (hobo); California [Dalton Walls] (hobo, death)
Synopsis
Rising from the explosion, Mitchel discovers he has the ability to burn through anything, and is dubbed "The Corrosive Man". Batman tries to stop Mitchel after he inadvertently kills a firefighter and burns 2 police officers, but Mitchel gets away. Blaming Kadaver for the circumstances which transformed him, Mitchel seeks him out to exact revenge. Meanwhile, Kadaver sends his aide Webley to kill a hobo named Dalton Walls.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #589] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Corrosive Man [Derek Mitchel]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Corrosive Man [Derek Mitchel]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over a blown up image from the cover.

Night People Part Three: The Burning Pit (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner; Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3768
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Corrosive Man [Derek Mitchel] (villain); Mr. Kadaver (villain); Webley; Phil Hobart; D.J. Dark; Babette; Harlan Woolf (death)
Synopsis
Batman apprehends Webley after the murder of Dalton Walls, and learns that he was sent by Mr. Kadaver. Kadaver, who had been contracted by Hobart to kill Walls, learns that Walls was actually an eccentric millionaire living as a hobo, and that his nephew Hobart would inherit millions from Walls' death. Kadaver tortures Hobart until he agrees to pay Kadaver millions. As Batman arrives to apprehend Kadaver, the Corrosive Man also arrives seeking revenge on Kadaver.
Reprints

Bonus Book No. 5 (Table of Contents: 25)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dean Haspiel
Inks
Dean Haspiel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Simon Buckley
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Cover" for 16 page insert.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dean Haspiel
Inks
Dean Haspiel
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Simon Buckley

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue "cover" over a blown up image from the cover.

For the Love of Ivy (Table of Contents: 27)

Batman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Lewis Klahr; Steve Piersall
Pencils
Dean Haspiel
Inks
Denis Rodier
Colors
Danny Vozzo
Letters
Dan McKinnon

Job Number
G-3527
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley](villain); Simon Buckley; Dr. O'Dell
Synopsis
Ivy is dying.
Reprints

[Detective Comics Annual #1] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
Klaus Janson
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talia Al Ghul
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover connects with Green Arrow Annual (DC, 1988 series) #1 and Question Annual (DC, 1988 series) #1 to form one image.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Klaus Janson
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talia Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over a blown up image from the cover.

The Monkey Trap [Fables: Part One] (Table of Contents: 30)

Batman / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil [as Dennis O'Neil]
Pencils
Klaus Janson
Inks
Tony Dezuniga
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3861
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talia Al Ghul; Ra's Al Ghul; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Question [Vic Sage]; Lady Shiva; O-Sensei; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Green Arrow Annual (DC, 1988 series) #1, which is not included in this collection.

[Detective Comics #590] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
bats; Big Ben

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over a blown up image from the cover.

An American Batman in London (Table of Contents: 33)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner; Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3901
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Zak Hoffer (FBI agent); Abu Hassan (villain, Syraqui diplomat, death); Faisal; Ayya; Branson (British police officer)
Synopsis
When American veterans are attacked and killed by foreign agents, Batman traces their leader to London, only to find he is planning an attack on the Houses of Parliament.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #591] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Umbaluru (aborigine)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Umbaluru (aborigine)

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over a blown up image from the cover.

Aborigine! (Table of Contents: 36)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Umbaluru (aborigine); Senor Bane; Scuz; Alfred Pennyworth; Kerry Rollo (antiquities collector, death); Commissioner James Gordon; Jim Howke (Rollo's man, death); Piker
Synopsis
An aborigine from the Australian Outback comes to Gotham seeking a sacred relic stolen from his land and death for those responsible.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Alfred Pennyworth (Table of Contents: 37)

Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Update '88 / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Greenberger (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer)
Pencils
Tom Grindberg
Inks
Tom Grindberg
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

Ventriloquist (Table of Contents: 38)

Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Update '88 / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Greenberger (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer)
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ventriloquist
Reprints

Rat Catcher (Table of Contents: 39)

Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Update '88 / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Greenberger (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer)
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
typeset

Characters
Rat Catcher
Reprints

Poison Ivy (Table of Contents: 40)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Steve Rude
Inks
Steve Rude
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Poison Ivy; Batman (background)
Reprints

The Dark Knight Detective (Table of Contents: 41)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Kim DeMulder
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from the cover of Detective Comics #583. Also includes a promo for Volume 2 of the companion series Batman: The Caped Crusader, which collects stories from Batman from the same time period as this collection of stories from Detective Comics.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Batman
  3. 2. [Title and Credits]
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  5. 4. [Detective Comics #583]
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  7. 6. Fever
    Batman
  8. 7. [Detective Comics #584]
    Batman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  10. 9. Fever Break!
    Batman
  11. 10. [Detective Comics #585]
    Batman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  13. 12. The Ratcatcher
    Batman
  14. 13. [Detective Comics #586]
    Batman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  16. 15. Rat Trap
    Batman
  17. 16. [Detective Comics #587]
    Batman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  19. 18. Night People
    Batman
  20. 19. [Detective Comics #588]
    Batman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  22. 21. Night People Part Two: The Corrosive Man
    Batman
  23. 22. [Detective Comics #589]
    Batman
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  25. 24. Night People Part Three: The Burning Pit
    Batman
  26. 25. Bonus Book No. 5
    Batman
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  28. 27. For the Love of Ivy
    Batman
  29. 28. [Detective Comics Annual #1]
    Batman
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  31. 30. The Monkey Trap [Fables: Part One]
    Batman
  32. 31. [Detective Comics #590]
    Batman
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  34. 33. An American Batman in London
    Batman
  35. 34. [Detective Comics #591]
    Batman
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  37. 36. Aborigine!
    Batman
  38. 37. Alfred Pennyworth
    Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Update '88
  39. 38. Ventriloquist
    Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Update '88
  40. 39. Rat Catcher
    Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Update '88
  41. 40. Poison Ivy
    Who's Who
  42. 41. The Dark Knight Detective
    Batman
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