(2018)

DC, 2015 Series
Volume
2
Price
49.99 USD; 65.99 CAD
Pages
460
On-sale date
2018-11-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-8512-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401285128 54999
Editing
Denny O'Neil (editor - original series); Dan Raspler (associate editor - original series); Kelley Puckett (associate editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Eric Searleman (editor - collected edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard modern age US
Paper Stock
glossy
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Batman illustrated by Norm Breyfogle from Detective Comics #608-621 (stories and covers), Batman #448-451 (covers only) and Batman #455-459 (stories and covers). Breyfogle did not illustrate the stories in Batman #448-451, so they are not included in this collection.

Detective Comics #615 contained Part 2 of "The Penguin Affair" which was illustrated by Breyfogle. Parts 1 and 3 were published in Batman #448-449 but were not illustrated by Breyfogle, therefore these chapters are not included in this collection. Detective Comics #615 is included at the end of the book with a note "The Penguin Affair, while not presented in its entirety, is included in this collection to provide the full breadth of Norm Breyfogle's Batman portfolio."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Colors
Allen Passalaqua

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dust jacket cover

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

Batman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

This is the book cover under the dust jacket. It wraps around from front to back cover and features a blown up image from the cover of Detective Comics #608.

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

Batman / insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle; Jim Aparo; Alan Davis; Marshall Rogers
Inks
Norm Breyfogle; Jim Aparo; Paul Neary; Terry Austin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Additional volumes of Legends of the Dark Knight include:
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Demon [Etrigan; Jason Blood]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; The Joker

Indexer Notes

Front interior dust jacket listing other Legends of the Dark Knight volumes with small reproductions of the covers. Includes Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle Vol. 1, Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo Volumes 1 & 2, Legends of the Dark Knight: Alan Davis, and Legends of the Dark Knight: Marshall Rogers.

[Title Pages] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Anarky [Lonnie Machin]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Title pages with illustrations from Detective Comics #608 and #613.

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

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information with illustration from Detective Comics #609. Illustration bridges this page and the first page of the Table of Contents.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents with illustrations from Detective Comics #609 and #608. First illustration bridges the page with indicia and publisher information, the second illustration is on page 2 of the Table of Contents.

[Detective Comics #608] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Anarky [Lonnie Machin]
Reprints

Anarky in Gotham City Part One: Letters to the Editor (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-4946
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Anarky [Lonnie Machin] (intro); Alfred Pennyworth; Johnny Vomit; Larry; Mo; Joe; Dave Stang (alias of an old woman); Warren Bates; Lyall Ridfern; Roxanne Machin (Lonnie's mother, intro); Mike Machin (Lonnie's father, intro)
Synopsis
A new vigilante named Anarky takes aim at social injustices by taking action on "letters to the editor" of a newspaper that voice complaints.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #609] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Anarky [Lonnie Machin]
Reprints

Anarky in Gotham City Part Two: Facts About Bats (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Anarky [Lonnie Machin] (villain); Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Mark; Tyrone; Mike Machin; Lou; Roxanne Machin; Legs; Pete (hobo); Robin [Jason Todd] (spectral image)
Synopsis
Anarky recruits some homeless people to help fight back against a new bank construction that has displaced them, while Batman tries to track down Anarky.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #610] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (statue on grave marker)
Reprints

Snow and Ice Part One: Ode to a Penguin (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Albert De Guzman

Job Number
G-5173
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Rafael Santini; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Ventriloquist [Arnold Wesker; also as Scarface]; Mortimer Kadaver; Rhino [Aleksei Sytsevich]; Otto (old man); Knuckles; Tony; Bub Vince (helicopter pilot)
Synopsis
When the Penguin dies of a heart attack in the prison yard his funeral is attended by Batman, Commissioner Gordon and many of the organized crime bosses of Gotham. Kadaver is broken out of jail to revive Penguin after his burial.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #611] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]
Reprints

Snow and Ice Part Two: Bird of Ill Omen (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Mortimer Kadaver; Knuckles; Tony; Bub Vince (helicopter pilot, death); Otto; Rafael Santini; Butch; Clancy (police officer)
Synopsis
Kadaver revives the Penguin, but blackmails him to be partners in his new crime spree.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #612] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
?; Keith Wilson (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Catman [Thomas Blake]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints
Keywords
cats

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Detective Comics #612.

Cats (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-5324
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Catman [Thomas Blake] (villain); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (villain); Sara Dulman (reporter); Cisco; Corky; T. C.; Andy Webber (reporter)
Synopsis
An escaped tiger that is killing people in Gotham leads Batman into conflict with Catman, while the media blames Catwoman for the deaths, prompting a reaction from Selina.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #613] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Trash (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Vicki Vale; Harvey Dell; Jane Dell; Mike Dell (death); Chally; Roy; Tony Kruden (villain, death)
Synopsis
A young boy writing about trash for an ecology project tags along on his father's trash truck, which leads to a confrontation with a rival trash company where Batman has to intervene.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #614] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Street Demonz (biker gang)
Reprints

Street Demonz (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-5348
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Street Demonz [Brute; Slimer; Pigpen; Skorp; Swizz; Arnie] (biker gang); Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Chico Mendez; Jon Konik; Larry Doofner; Leroy Snood; Ed Carson (school principal)
Synopsis
Batman takes down a biker gang and tries to help some disadvantaged youth in the poorest section of Gotham.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Detective Comics #608.

[Batman #448] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot], Harold
Reprints

[Batman #449] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (parts of cape and cowl only)
Reprints

[Detective Comics #616] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; C'th (killer)
Reprints

Stone Killer (Table of Contents: 25)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Miss Wojec; Sly Mason (death); Nicky (death); Art; Harvey Lichas (archaeologist); Petra (Harvey's wife); Tim Drake; Alfred Pennyworth; C'th (killer); Joker (last page vision)
Synopsis
Batman investigates a series of ritual killings by a mysterious cloaked figure who instills fear in his victims.
Reprints

[Batman #450] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker
Reprints

[Detective Comics #617] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker
Reprints

A Clash of Symbols (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker (villain); Robin [Jason Todd] (flashback, death); Cassandra (fortune teller)
Synopsis
As Batman seeks the help of a fortune teller to determine the Joker's whereabouts, he recalls a past encounter with the Clown Prince of Crime at a museum exhibit of ancient symbols.
Reprints
Keywords
tarot cards

Indexer Notes

Batman is unable to find the Joker in this issue, but does encounter him in Batman #450-451.

[Batman #451] (Table of Contents: 29)

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]; Joker
Reprints
Keywords
bats

[Detective Comics #618] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Tim Drake
Reprints

Rite of Passage Part One: Shadow on the Sun (Table of Contents: 31)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (layouts)
Inks
Dick Giordano (finishes)
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-5675
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Tim Drake; Robin [Jason Todd] (flashback); Joker (flashback); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (flashback); Killer Croc [Waylon Jones] (flashback); Pierre; Louis Dange (Pierre's father); Alfred Pennyworth; Janet Drake; Jack Drake; Jeremy; The Obeah Man; Goossens (pilot); Dunc Reynolds; Willy the Hat; The Moneyspider
Synopsis
The Obeah Man forces Janet and Jack Drake's plane to land in the jungles of Haiti, takes them prisoner and then makes the plane appear to have crashed.
Reprints
Keywords
voodoo

[Detective Comics #619] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Tim Drake
Reprints

Rite of Passage Part Two: Beyond Belief! (Table of Contents: 33)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Obeah Man; Jack Drake; Janet Drake; Jeremy (death); Louis Dange; Henri; Marsal; Alfred Pennyworth; Tim Drake; Commissioner James Gordon; Lieutenant Stan Kitch; Pierre; Raymond
Synopsis
The Obeah Man makes ransom demands for the return of Tim's kidnapped parents.
Reprints
Keywords
Haiti; voodoo

[Detective Comics #620] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (skeleton)
Reprints

Rite of Passage Part Three: Make Me a Hero (Table of Contents: 35)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (layouts)
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Malicien; Obeah Man; Jack Drake; Janet Drake; Jeremy (flashback, death); Tim Drake; Alfred Pennyworth; Louis Dange; Pierre; Mr. Wallace; Lonnie Machin [Anarky]
Synopsis
Batman follows the clues to find the location of Tim's missing parents. Tim tracks down the person who electronically stole ten million dollars from WayneTech and other corporations.
Reprints
Keywords
Haiti; voodoo

Indexer Notes

Lonnie Machin does not appear in costume this issue.

[Detective Comics #621] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Rite of Passage Part Four: Trial By Fire (Table of Contents: 37)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (layouts)
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-5801
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Tim Drake; Louis Dange (death); Pierre; Malicien; Jack Drake; Janet Drake (death); Obeah Man; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill (flashback); Raymond
Synopsis
In Haiti, Batman battles the Obeah Man to rescue Tim's parents with tragic results: Tim's mother is killed and his father is paralyzed.
Reprints
Keywords
Haiti; voodoo

Indexer Notes

Death of Tim Drake's mother.

[Batman #455] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Identity Crisis: Part One (Table of Contents: 39)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle; Kevin Breyfogle (art assistant)
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-5900
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Vicki Vale; Tim Drake; Alfred Pennyworth; Legs; Fozzy; Beeker; Josef Macky (death); Obeah Man (flashback); Dick Grayson [Nightwing]; Jack Drake; Lieutenant Stan Kitch
Synopsis
Tim mourns his mother and feels he is ready to be Robin, but Batman disagrees. Meanwhile, something is causing ordinary people to suddenly go on murderous rampages.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #456.

Tim's mother died in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #621.

[Batman #456] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (shadow image); Tim Drake; Robin [Dick Grayson](spectral image); Robin [Jason Todd](spectral image)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Detective Comics #608.

Identity Crisis Part Two: Without Fear of Consequence ... (Table of Contents: 42)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Lieutenant Stan Kitch; Vicki Vale; Rico Marcuse; Yazz; Jake; Tim Drake; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (villain); Robin [Dick Grayson] (spectral image); Robin [Jason Todd] (spectral image); Joker (flashback); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (flashback); Two-Face [Harvey Dent] (flashback); Ra's Al Ghul (flashback); Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley] (flashback); Riddler [Edward Nigma] (flashback); Killer Moth [Drury Walker] (flashback); Anarchy [Lonnie Machin] (flashback); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (flashback); Tweedle Dum (flashback); Tweedle Dee (flashback); Ventriloquist [Arnold Wesker; also as Scarface] (flashback)
Synopsis
Vicki Vale is captured as she tracks down those responsible for causing ordinary people to go on sudden killing sprees. Batman attempts to rescue her. Meanwhile Tim has discovered the culprit, but is unable to reach Batman to let him know who he is up against.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #457.

[Batman #457] (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]
Reprints

Master of Fear (Table of Contents: 44)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Brue Wayne]; Vicki Vale; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (villain); Rico Marcuse; Hammy; Leon; Tim Drake [also as Robin (last page cameo)] (introduction); Alfred Pennyworth; Joe Chill (Scarecrow fear image); Thomas Wayne (Scarecrow fear image); Martha Wayne (Scarecrow fear image); Obeah Man (Scarecrow fear image); Jack Drake (Scarecrow fear image); Janet Drake (Scarecrow fear image); Jeremy (Scarecrow fear image); Robin [Jason Todd] (Scarecrow fear image); Robin [Dick Grayson] (Scarecrow fear image)
Synopsis
With Batman and Vicki captured by the Scarecrow, Tim risks his potential future as Robin by disobeying Bruce's orders to go rescue them. After successfully rescuing Batman and defeating the Scarecrow, Batman presents to Tim a new Robin costume for him to wear.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Tim Drake in the new Robin costume as he officially takes over the role of Robin.

[Batman #458] (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (background image); Harold
Reprints

Night Monsters (Table of Contents: 46)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-5903
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Street Demonz (gang); Sarah Essen; Harold; Melissa; Paul (Melissa's dad); Bob
Synopsis
When a girl goes missing a group of parents decide to take matters into their own hands. Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon reflects on missed opportunities in life as he prepares to welcome an old acquaintance.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

At the end of the story, Harold is taken to the Batcave, to become Batman's helper. Harold previously appeared in Batman #448-449.

Both Sarah Essen and Harold become semi-regulars at this point.

[Batman #459] (Table of Contents: 47)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Commissioner James Gordon; Detective Sarah Essen; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (background image); Zorro (background image)
Reprints

Saturday Night at the Movies (Table of Contents: 48)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-5904
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Detective Sarah Essen; Harold; Alfred Pennyworth; Spades Milligan; Freak Curtis; F. Joseph Leonard; Peter; Danny Rassler; Zorro (in movie); Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback)
Synopsis
While Commissioner Gordon and Sarah Essen re-kindle their romance on a Saturday night at the movies, Batman tracks a drug dealer, leading to a confrontation with a gunman and a young family coming from the movie theater, which triggers memories of the death of the Waynes.
Reprints
Keywords
The Mark of Zorro

Indexer Notes

Commissioner Gordon has a heart attack. Harold starts building gadgets for Batman at the Batcave.

Batmobile pin-up (Table of Contents: 49)

Who's Who in the DC Universe / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Illustration from the original issue with no text.

Ventriloquist pin-up (Table of Contents: 50)

Who's Who in the DC Universe / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ventriloquist [Arnold Wesker; also as Scarface]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustration from the original issue with no text.

Joe Potato pin-up (Table of Contents: 51)

Who's Who in the DC Universe / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Characters
Joe Potato; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustration from the original issue with no text.

Anarky pin-up (Table of Contents: 52)

Who's Who in the DC Universe / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Characters
Anarky [Lonnie Machin]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustration from the original issue with no text.

Batcave pin-up (Table of Contents: 53)

Who's Who in the DC Universe / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Alfred Pennyworth; Harold; Ace
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave

Indexer Notes

Illustration from the original issue with no text.

The Penguin Affair 2 of 3 (Table of Contents: 54)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (spectral image)
Reprints

The Penguin Affair: II Bird of Ill Omen! (Table of Contents: 55)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Grant (plot); Marv Wolfman (plot); Alan Grant (script)
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-5672
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Tim Drake; Alfred Pennyworth; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Sherry West [Heron] (actress); C'th
Synopsis
Penguin uses his control of birds to have them attack various targets in Gotham, including Batman. Meanwhile, Penguin tries to win the affections of actress Sherry West.
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Indexer Notes

Story continued from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #448 (not included in this collection, was not illustrated by Breyfogle).
Story concludes in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #449 (not included in this collection, was not illustrated by Breyfogle).

Story includes a note "The Penguin Affair, while not presented in its entirety, is included in this collection to provide the full breadth of Norm Breyfogle's Batman portfolio." It is included out of chronological order at the back of the volume even though it has story elements, including the introduction of C'th, that are picked up in Detective Comics #616, which was included earlier in this collection.

[Norm Breyfogle] (Table of Contents: 56)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Back inside dust jacket with brief recap of Norm Breyfogle's artistic career.

Classic Tales of the Caped Crusader! (Table of Contents: 57)

Batman / illustration / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
Dust jacket back cover with description of stories included in this collection. Back cover illustration is taken from the cover of Detective Comics #619.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  3. 2. ["Additional volumes of Legends of the Dark Knight include:"]
    Batman
  4. 3. [Title Pages]
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  6. 5. Table of Contents
    Batman
  7. 6. [Detective Comics #608]
    Batman
  8. 7. Anarky in Gotham City Part One: Letters to the Editor
    Batman
  9. 8. [Detective Comics #609]
    Batman
  10. 9. Anarky in Gotham City Part Two: Facts About Bats
    Batman
  11. 10. [Detective Comics #610]
    Batman
  12. 11. Snow and Ice Part One: Ode to a Penguin
    Batman
  13. 12. [Detective Comics #611]
    Batman
  14. 13. Snow and Ice Part Two: Bird of Ill Omen
    Batman
  15. 14. [Detective Comics #612]
    Batman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  17. 16. Cats
    Batman
  18. 17. [Detective Comics #613]
    Batman
  19. 18. Trash
    Batman
  20. 19. [Detective Comics #614]
    Batman
  21. 20. Street Demonz
    Batman
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  23. 22. [Batman #448]
    Batman
  24. 23. [Batman #449]
    Batman
  25. 24. [Detective Comics #616]
    Batman
  26. 25. Stone Killer
    Batman
  27. 26. [Batman #450]
    Batman
  28. 27. [Detective Comics #617]
    Batman
  29. 28. A Clash of Symbols
    Batman
  30. 29. [Batman #451]
    Batman
  31. 30. [Detective Comics #618]
    Batman
  32. 31. Rite of Passage Part One: Shadow on the Sun
    Batman
  33. 32. [Detective Comics #619]
    Batman
  34. 33. Rite of Passage Part Two: Beyond Belief!
    Batman
  35. 34. [Detective Comics #620]
    Batman
  36. 35. Rite of Passage Part Three: Make Me a Hero
    Batman
  37. 36. [Detective Comics #621]
    Batman
  38. 37. Rite of Passage Part Four: Trial By Fire
    Batman
  39. 38. [Batman #455]
    Batman
  40. 39. Identity Crisis: Part One
    Batman
  41. 40. [Batman #456]
    Batman
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  43. 42. Identity Crisis Part Two: Without Fear of Consequence ...
    Batman
  44. 43. [Batman #457]
    Batman
  45. 44. Master of Fear
    Batman
  46. 45. [Batman #458]
    Batman
  47. 46. Night Monsters
    Batman
  48. 47. [Batman #459]
    Batman
  49. 48. Saturday Night at the Movies
    Batman
  50. 49. Batmobile pin-up
    Who's Who in the DC Universe
  51. 50. Ventriloquist pin-up
    Who's Who in the DC Universe
  52. 51. Joe Potato pin-up
    Who's Who in the DC Universe
  53. 52. Anarky pin-up
    Who's Who in the DC Universe
  54. 53. Batcave pin-up
    Who's Who in the DC Universe
  55. 54. The Penguin Affair 2 of 3
    Batman
  56. 55. The Penguin Affair: II Bird of Ill Omen!
    Batman
  57. 56. [Norm Breyfogle]
  58. 57. Classic Tales of the Caped Crusader!
    Batman
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