([April] 2019)

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Volume
2
Price
29.99 USD; 39.99 CAD
Pages
308
On-sale Date
2019-02-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-8782-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401287825 52999
Editing
Denny O'Neil (editor - original series); Dan Raspler (assistant editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions)

Issue Notes

Collects Batman #432-439, #443-444, and Batman Annual #13.

Does not include "A Lonely Place of Dying" storyline from Batman #440-442 and The New Titans #60-61. The original solicitations for this volume had indicated that this storyline would be included.

The Origin of Robin (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
George Pérez (signed)
Colors
Allen Passalaqua (collected edition cover)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration from Batman #437.

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

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

Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
George Pérez
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from the cover of Batman #438.

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

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

Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information with illustration from Batman #433.

[Batman #432] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
M. D. Bright
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
M. D. Bright
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

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

Dead Letter Office (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-4509
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Maxine Kelly (private investigator); Commissioner James Gordon; Willie Saunders (former crook); Josh Winston; Tina Winston (death); Robin [Jason Todd] (cameo in photo)
Reprints

[Batman Annual #13] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
George Pratt (signed)
Inks
George Pratt (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman
Reprints

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pratt
Inks
George Pratt
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

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

Faces (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest
Pencils
Michael Bair
Inks
Gray Morrow
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Agustin Más

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner Gordon; Barbara Gordon [Batgirl]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

Waiting in the Wings (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Kevin Dooley
Pencils
Malcolm Jones III
Inks
Malcolm Jones III
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Alfred decides to try an acting career.
Reprints

[Batman #433] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (cowl only)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (cowl only)

Indexer Notes

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

The Many Deaths of the Batman Chapter One: Period of Mourning (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (two unnamed individuals dressed as Batman, death); Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (cameo); Two-Face [Harvey Dent] (cameo); Dick Grayson [Nightwing] (cameo); Starfire [Koriand'r] (cameo)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bruce Wayne [Batman] does not appear in this issue.
Story continues in Batman #434.

[Batman #434] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Commissioner James Gordon
Reprints

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Commissioner James Gordon

Indexer Notes

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

The Many Deaths of the Batman Chapter Two: How Many Times Can a Batman Die? (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-4805
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Mark Jenner (in Batman costume, death); Peter Allison (in Batman costume, death); Raphael DiGiorda (in Batman costume, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman #435.

[Batman #435] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (shadow)
Reprints

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (shadow)

Indexer Notes

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

The Many Deaths of the Batman Chapter Three: The Last Death of the Batman (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-4858
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

[Batman #436] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
George Pérez (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson [also as Nightwing]; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
George Pérez
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson [also as Nightwing]; Alfred Pennyworth

Indexer Notes

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

Batman Year 3 [Part 1]: Different Roads (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson [Nightwing]; The Flying Graysons [John Grayson; Mary Grayson] (flashback, deaths); Tim Drake (intro, flashback); Jack Drake (intro, flashback); Janet Drake (intro, flashback); Commissioner James Gordon; Anthony 'Boss' Zucco (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Post-Crisis origin of Robin (Dick Grayson) in flashback.
Story continues in Batman #436.

This story introduces young Tim Drake whose parents brought him to the circus to meet the Flying Graysons on the night Dick's parents were killed.

[Batman #437] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
George Pérez (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
George Pérez
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth
Keywords
Batcave

Indexer Notes

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

Batman Year 3 [Part 2]: Changes Made (Table of Contents: 25)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson; also as Robin (flashback)]; Alfred Pennyworth; Anthony 'Boss' Zucco (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Post-Crisis origin of Robin (Dick Grayson) in flashback.
Story continues in Batman #437.

[Batman #438] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
George Pérez (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
George Pérez
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

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

Batman Year 3 Chapter Three: Turnabout (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson; also as Robin (flashback)]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Anthony 'Boss' Zucco (villain, death); Joker (flashback); Robin [Jason Todd] (flashback, death); Detective Frye
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Post-Crisis origin of Robin (Dick Grayson) in flashback.
Story continues in Batman #439.

[Batman #439] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
George Pérez (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
George Pérez
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

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

Batman Year III Chapter Four: Resolutions (Table of Contents: 31)

Batman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Michael Bair
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Anthony 'Boss' Zucco (deceased); Alfred Pennyworth; Joker (flashback); Jason Todd (flashback)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Post-Crisis origin of Robin (Dick Grayson) in flashback.

[Batman #443] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
Val Semeiks (signed)
Inks
Michael Bair (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Val Semeiks
Inks
Michael Bair
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon

Indexer Notes

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

The Coming of Crimesmith (Table of Contents: 34)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-5269
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Tim Drake; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Lucius Fox; Crimesmith (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman #444.

[Batman #444] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Pencils
Michael Bair (signed)
Inks
Michael Bair (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Bair
Inks
Michael Bair
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

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

Crimesmith and Punishment (Table of Contents: 37)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Tim Drake; Commissioner James Gordon; Detective Dana Hanrahan; Lucius Fox; Crimesmith (villain)
Reprints

Batman (Table of Contents: 38)

Who's Who / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Thibert (signed as AT); Dick Sprang (signed)
Inks
Art Thibert (signed as AT); Dick Sprang (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints

Robin [Dick Grayson] (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Rick Stasi (signed)
Inks
Sam de la Rosa (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Dick Grayson; listed as Richard Grayson; also as Nightwing]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Robin [Jason Todd] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Rick Stasi (signed)
Inks
Sam de la Rosa (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Alfred Pennyworth (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Joe James (signed)
Inks
Denis Rodier (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Commissioner Gordon (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Butler
Inks
Fred Butler
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Commissioner James Gordon; Barbara Gordon; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Barbara Gordon (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Butler
Inks
Fred Butler
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Barbara Gordon [also as Batgirl]; Commissioner James Gordon; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Vicki Vale (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John-Paul Bove ?
Inks
John-Paul Bove ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vicki Vale; Bruce Wayne
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

The Caped Crusader (Table of Contents: 46)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Michael Bair
Inks
Michael Bair
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from the cover of Batman #444. Also includes a promo for volume 2 of the companion series Batman: The Dark Knight Detective, which collects stories from Detective Comics from the same time period as this collection of stories from Batman.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of Robin
    Batman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Batman
  3. 2. [Title and Credits]
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  5. 4. [Batman #432]
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  7. 6. Dead Letter Office
    Batman
  8. 7. [Batman Annual #13]
    Batman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  10. 9. Faces
    Batman
  11. 10. Waiting in the Wings
    Batman
  12. 11. [Batman #433]
    Batman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  14. 13. The Many Deaths of the Batman Chapter One: Period of Mourning
    Batman
  15. 14. [Batman #434]
    Batman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  17. 16. The Many Deaths of the Batman Chapter Two: How Many Times Can a Batman Die?
    Batman
  18. 17. [Batman #435]
    Batman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  20. 19. The Many Deaths of the Batman Chapter Three: The Last Death of the Batman
    Batman
  21. 20. [Batman #436]
    Batman
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  23. 22. Batman Year 3 [Part 1]: Different Roads
    Batman
  24. 23. [Batman #437]
    Batman
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  26. 25. Batman Year 3 [Part 2]: Changes Made
    Batman
  27. 26. [Batman #438]
    Batman
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  29. 28. Batman Year 3 Chapter Three: Turnabout
    Batman
  30. 29. [Batman #439]
    Batman
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  32. 31. Batman Year III Chapter Four: Resolutions
    Batman
  33. 32. [Batman #443]
    Batman
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  35. 34. The Coming of Crimesmith
    Batman
  36. 35. [Batman #444]
    Batman
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  38. 37. Crimesmith and Punishment
    Batman
  39. 38. Batman
    Who's Who
  40. 39. Robin [Dick Grayson]
    Who's Who
  41. 40. Robin [Jason Todd]
    Who's Who
  42. 41. Alfred Pennyworth
    Who's Who
  43. 42. Commissioner Gordon
    Who's Who
  44. 43. Barbara Gordon
    Who's Who
  45. 44. Vicki Vale
    Who's Who
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
  47. 46. The Caped Crusader
    Batman
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