(May 2019)

DC, 2011 Series
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Price
9.99 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
biweekly
On-sale Date
2019-03-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Rated T Teen
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
Barcode
761941343730 00011
Editing
Chris Conroy (credited) (editor); Dave Wielgosz (credited) (editor); Jamie S. Rich (credited) (group editor); Pat McCallum (credited) (executive editor); Bob Harras (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Cover has the 80 Years of Batman emblem.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jim Lee (credited) (signed as JIM LEE [thin loose letters])
Inks
Scott Williams (credited) (signed as Williams)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited) (signed as Sinc')

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Joker; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Riddler [Edward Nygma]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Bane
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batman's T-Rex; Batplane; Giant Joker Card; Giant Penny

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits for all the covers and editors with background images from Detective Comics (1937 series) #27 cover.

Batman's Longest Case (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder (credited)
Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited)
Inks
Jonathan Glapion (credited)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (credited)
Letters
Tom Napolitano (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a case the seems to have a thousand parts...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Guild of Detection [Slam Bradley; Detective Chimp [Bobo]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Kendra Saunders]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; The Question [Vic Sage]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Sue Dibny; Traci Thirteen]
Synopsis
After long years following clue after clue in a case, the Batman finally solves it: it was a test from the Detective Guild to accept him as a member.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; Brazil; Egypt; Gotham City; Italy; Japan; Naples; Pacific Ocean; Rome; United States of America

Manufacture for Use (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Kevin Smith (credited)
Pencils
Jim Lee (credited)
Inks
Scott Williams (credited)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm not trying to make a spectacle of myself.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; Matches Malone]; Alfred Pennyworth; Joker; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Clayface [Basil Karlo]; Onomatopoeia; Bane; Firefly [Ted Carson]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Victor Zsasz; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Ventriloquist [Arnold Wesker]; Scarface
Synopsis
Disguised as Matches Malone, the Batman purchases the gun that killed his parents and uses the metal to make the shield he carries in his chest.
Reprints
Keywords
Arkham Asylum; Batcave; Batman's T-Rex; GCPD Headquarters; Giant Penny; Gotham Cemetery; Gotham City; Iceberg Lounge; Monarch Theater

The Legend of Knute Brody. (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Dini (credited)
Pencils
Dustin Nguyen (credited)
Inks
Derek Fridolfs (credited)
Colors
John Kalisz (credited)
Letters
Steve Wands (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Knute Brody]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon; also as Knute Brody]; Tim Drake [also as Robin, Knute Brody]; Alfred Pennyworth [also as Knute Brody]; Damian Wayne [also as Knute Brody Junior]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Riddler [Edward Nygma]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Tweedledee; Tweedledum; Ventriloquist [Arnold Wesker]; Scarface; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Condiment King; Joker; Kite-Man [Charles Brown]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Hare; Gotham City Police Department [unnamed officers]
Synopsis
Legendary incompetent henchman Knute Brody, who has failed all the criminal bosses of Gotham City, is actually a fake individual, played in turns by the Batman and his allies.
Reprints
Keywords
Arkham Asylum; Batcave; Batcomputer; Brooklyn; Coney Island; Gotham City; Gotham City Hall; Iceberg Lounge; New York City

The Batman's Design (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Warren Ellis (credited)
Pencils
Becky Cloonan (credited)
Inks
Becky Cloonan (credited)
Colors
Jordie Bellaire (credited)
Letters
Simon Bowland (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They've had a very bad day.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth (only on the phone)
Synopsis
The Batman leads a group of fugitive military-trained criminals to a warehouse filled with traps.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham River

Return to Crime Alley (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
Steve Epting (credited)
Inks
Steve Epting (credited)
Colors
Elizabeth Breitweiser (credited)
Letters
AndWorld Design (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Leslie Thompkins' voice is shrill and edged with panic.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Leslie Thompkins; Martha Wayne (flashback, death); Thomas Wayne (flashback, death); Joe Chill (flashback)
Synopsis
To Leslie Thompkins' horror, the Batman hits badly a group of teenagers that try to rob them on the anniversary of his parents' death.
Reprints
Keywords
Crime Alley; Gotham City; Park Row

Heretic (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest (credited)
Pencils
Neal Adams (credited)
Inks
Neal Adams (credited)
Colors
Dave Stewart (credited)
Letters
Willie Schubert (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Money--! Just give it to us--you have plenty--!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Gotham City Police Department [James Gordon; unnamed officers]; Dick Grayson; Ra's al Ghul; Tan Lujun (death); Tan's sister
Synopsis
Batman investigates the death of an Asian youth found with Bruce Wayne's business card in his pocket, and the trail soon leads to a connection to the League of Assassins.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Batman's T-Rex; Gotham City; Lhasa; Tibet

I Know (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis (credited)
Pencils
Alex Maleev (credited)
Inks
Alex Maleev (credited)
Colors
Alex Maleev (credited)
Letters
Josh Reed (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Weyp. Weyp. Weyp. You recognize me? You recognize me. Weyp.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Joker; Deathstroke [Slade Wilson]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Riddler [Edward Nygma]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Bane; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; unnamed Wayne Manor's security guards
Synopsis
A very old Oswald Cobblepot visits invalid Bruce Wayne to boast that he knew he was Batman and chose not to kill him. But Wayne has the last word.
Reprints
Keywords
GCPD Headquarters; Gotham City; penguins; Wayne Manor

The Last Crime in Gotham (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns (credited)
Pencils
Kelley Jones (credited)
Inks
Kelley Jones (credited)
Colors
Michelle Madsen (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; James Gordon; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Echo (daughter of Bruce and Selina); Ace; Son of the Joker (deceased); Calendar Man [Julian Day] (deceased)
Synopsis
On his birthday, Bruce Wayne imagines a future with a family and with crime in Gotham defeated.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gotham City; Batcave; Bat-Signal; GCPD Headquarters; Giant Joker Card; Giant Penny; Batman's T-Rex

The Precedent (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
James Tynion IV (credited)
Pencils
Álvaro Martínez Bueno (credited as Alvaro Martinez-Bueno)
Inks
Raúl Fernández (credited as Raul Fernandez)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Sal Cipriano (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm worried about the precedent this sets.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Robin [Richard Grayson; also as Nightwing]; Thomas Wayne (portrait); Martha Wayne (portrait); John Grayson (flashback, deceased); Mary Grayson (flashback, deceased); Teen Titans [Speedy [Roy Harper]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Aqualad [Garth]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Starfire [Koriand'r]]; Riddler [Edward Nygma]; Bane; Clayface [Basil Karlo]; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]; Joker; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Hush [Tommy Elliot]; Professor Pyg [Lazlo Valentin]; Ra's al Ghul; Court of Owls [unspecified member]
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne and Alfred discuss the wisdom of having teenager Dick Grayson fighting crime alongside the Batman.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Gotham City; Haly's Circus; Wayner Manor

Batman's Greatest Case (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Tom King (credited)
Pencils
Tony S. Daniel (credited); Joëlle Jones (credited)
Inks
Tony S. Daniel (credited); Joëlle Jones (credited)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (credited)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Nightwing [Richard Grayson]; Red Hood [Jason Todd]; Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]; Red Robin [Tim Drake]; Huntress [Helena Bertinelli]; Orphan [Cassandra Cain]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batwoman [Katherine Kane]; Signal [Duke Thomas]; Alfred Pennyworth; Ace; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Synopsis
On the eve of his parents' death, Bruce Wayne calls a meeting to take a family photograph.
Reprints
Keywords
batarang; Gotham Cemetery; Gotham City

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mikel Janín (credited) (signed as JANIN)
Inks
Mikel Janín (credited) (signed as JANIN)
Colors
Mikel Janín (credited) (signed as JANIN)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Riddler [Edward Nygma]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jason Fabok (credited)
Inks
Jason Fabok (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kate Kane]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Red Hood [Jason Todd]; Red Robin [Tim Drake]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Orphan [Cassandra Cain]; Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]; Huntress [Helena Bertinelli]; Signal [Duke Thomas]; Ra's al Ghul; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Joker; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Clayface [Basil Karlo]; Riddler [Edward Nygma]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Talia al Ghul; Bane; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]
Reprints
Keywords
Arkham Asylum; Bat-signal; Batmobile; Wayne Manor

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Amanda Conner (credited) (signed as Conner)
Inks
Amanda Conner (credited) (signed as Conner)
Colors
Paul Mounts (credited) (signed as MOUNTS)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Thomas Wayne; Martha Wayne
Reprints

Medieval (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited) (story and words)
Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited)
Inks
Jaime Mendoza (credited); Doug Mahnke (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have seen him.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Arkham Knight [Astrid Arkham] (introduction); Joker; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Nora Fries; Gotham City Police Department [unnamed officer]; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]; Ra's al Ghul; Talia al Ghul; League of Assassins [unnamed members]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Bane; Talon [William Cobb]; Nobody [Morgan Ducard]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Hush [Thomas Elliot]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Clayface [Basil Karlo]
Synopsis
The Arkham Knight recounts his view on Batman.
Reprints
Keywords
Batarang; Batmobile; Batrope; Gotham City; Utility Belt; Venom (drug)

[Editorial Credits and Indicia] (Table of Contents: 16)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Lee (credited)
Inks
Scott Williams (credited)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker

Indexer Notes

Indicia and company info on illustration from the cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Batman's Longest Case
    Batman
  4. 3. Manufacture for Use
    Batman
  5. 4. The Legend of Knute Brody.
    Batman
  6. 5. The Batman's Design
    Batman
  7. 6. Return to Crime Alley
    Batman
  8. 7. Heretic
    Batman
  9. 8. I Know
    Batman
  10. 9. The Last Crime in Gotham
    Batman
  11. 10. The Precedent
    Batman
  12. 11. Batman's Greatest Case
    Batman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  16. 15. Medieval
    Batman
  17. 16. [Editorial Credits and Indicia]
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