(2019)

DC, 2018 Series
Volume
3
Price
29.99 USD; 39.99 CAD
Pages
332
On-sale Date
2019-09-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-9427-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401294274 52999
Editing
Denny O'Neil [as Dennis O'Neil] (editor - original series); Dan Raspler (associate editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Card stock covers; matte paper interiors
Binding
Trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Batman (DC, 1940 series) #445-454, Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #14, and Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #615.


The Penguin Affair (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Colors
Allen Passalaqua (collected edition cover)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Harold
Reprints
No image yet

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Kieron Dwyer
Inks
Dennis Janke
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration from Batman #452.

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

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

Pencils
Chris Sprouse
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Two-Face

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from Batman Annual #14.

[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
Keywords
Bat-signal

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information with illustration from Batman #433.

[Batman #445] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (signed)
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
Brian Bolland
Inks
Brian Bolland
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over an enlarged image from the cover.

When the Earth Dies! Chapter One: Red Square! Bloody Square! (Table of Contents: 6)

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]; Slasher; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Vicki Vale (guest-star); Tim Drake; The Beast [Gregor Dosynski] (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #446.

[Batman #446] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Beast [Gregor Dosynski]
Reprints

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Beast [Gregor Dosynski]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over an enlarged image from the cover.

When the Earth Dies Chapter Two: Underworlds (Table of Contents: 9)

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-5539
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Vicki Vale; The Demon [Gregor Dosynski] (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #447.

[Batman #447] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (picture in newspaper)
Reprints

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (picture in newspaper)

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over an enlarged image from the cover.

[When the Earth Dies!] Earth Day! Demon Knight! (Table of Contents: 12)

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-5585
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Demon [Gregor Dosynski]; Vicki Vale
Reprints

[Batman #448] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin

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

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over an enlarged image from the cover.

The Penguin Affair: I [Chapter One] Pawns (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (co-plotter & writer); Alan Grant (co-plotter)
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-5586
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Lark (Penguin's assistant); Harold (intro); Tim Drake; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Sherry West [Heron] (actress); Clive (actor)
Synopsis
The Penguin takes in Harold, a deformed genius, who builds a device that gives Penguin the ability to control birds, which he uses to cause the birds to attack various targets in Gotham.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Harold eventually moves into the Bat-cave as one of Batman's assistants, to maintain & build Batman's equipment.

The Penguin Affair story continues in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #615.

[Detective Comics #615] (Table of Contents: 16)

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] (spectral image)
Reprints

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over an enlarged image from the cover.

The Penguin Affair: II [Chapter Two] Bird of Ill Omen! (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Grant (plot and script); Marv Wolfman (plot)
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #448. Story concludes in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #449.

[Batman #449] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

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

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over an enlarged image from the cover.

The Penguin Affair: III Chapter Three: Winged Vengeance (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (co-plotter, writer); Alan Grant (co-plotter)
Pencils
Mark Bright
Inks
Randy Emberlin
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Tim Drake; Alfred Pennyworth; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Lark (Penguin's assistant); Harold; Sherry West [Heron] (actress); Commissioner James Gordon
Synopsis
Batman must find a way to stop Penguin and his control over birds, while Penguin plans to sell the bird control technology to the highest bidder. Harold learns that Penguin has been using him and frees Sherry West and escapes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Penguin Affair story continues from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #615.

[Batman #450] (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
Joker
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
Joker

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over an enlarged image from the cover.

Wildcard! (Table of Contents: 24)

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-5588
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker (villain); Commissioner James Gordon; Detective Dana Hanrahan; Alfred Pennyworth; Judge William Patricks (death); Barbara Gordon (photos); Professor Smith; Yodo; Curtis Base; Harry; Marty (death); Vicki Vale; Robin [Jason Todd] (flashback)
Synopsis
The Joker returns with a crime spree of robbery and murder, but all is not as it seems.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #451.

[Batman #451] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

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

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker
Keywords
bats

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over an enlarged image from the cover.

Judgements! (Table of Contents: 27)

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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Joker; Barbara Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Detective Dana Hanrahan; Curtis Base (death); Bobby K.
Synopsis
Curtis Base continues his crime spree posing as the Joker, which draws the attention of the real Joker.
Reprints

[Batman Annual #14] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Two-Face
Reprints

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Two-Face

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over an enlarged image from the cover.

The Eye of the Beholder (Table of Contents: 30)

Batman / comic story / 55 pages (report information)

Script
Andrew Helfer
Pencils
Chris Sprouse
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-5796
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Two-Face; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner Gordon
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kieron Dwyer
Inks
Dennis Janke
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Batman #452.

[Batman #452] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
George Pratt (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over an enlarged image from the cover.

Dark Knight, Dark City [Part I] (Table of Contents: 34)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
Kieron Dwyer
Inks
Dennis Janke
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-5590
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain); Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #453.

One of the books on which the library guard is standing is 'Seduction of the Innocent' by Dr. Fredric Wertham, a 1950s study of the influence of comic books on the youth of the time, blaming them for causing juvenile delinquency. It created alarm in parents and led directly to the formation of the Comics Code Authority.

[Batman #453] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
George Pratt (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over an enlarged image from the cover.

Dark Knight, Dark City Part II (Table of Contents: 37)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
Kieron Dwyer
Inks
Dennis Janke
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story concludes in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #454.

[Batman #454] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
George Pratt (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Riddler [Edward Nigma]

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover over an enlarged image from the cover.

Dark Knight, Dark City Part III (Table of Contents: 40)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
Kieron Dwyer
Inks
Dennis Janke
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain)
Reprints

The Penguin (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (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
Howard Bender
Inks
Bill Wray
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Penguin; Batman (background)
Reprints

The Riddler (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Bob Rozakis (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer)
Pencils
David Mazzucchelli
Inks
David Mazzucchelli
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Riddler; Batman (background); Robin (background)
Reprints

The Caped Crusader (Table of Contents: 43)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
George Pratt
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 #452.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Penguin Affair
    Batman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Batman
  3. 2. [Title and Credits]
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  5. 4. [Batman #445]
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  7. 6. When the Earth Dies! Chapter One: Red Square! Bloody Square!
    Batman
  8. 7. [Batman #446]
    Batman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  10. 9. When the Earth Dies Chapter Two: Underworlds
    Batman
  11. 10. [Batman #447]
    Batman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  13. 12. [When the Earth Dies!] Earth Day! Demon Knight!
    Batman
  14. 13. [Batman #448]
    Batman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  16. 15. The Penguin Affair: I [Chapter One] Pawns
    Batman
  17. 16. [Detective Comics #615]
    Batman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  19. 18. The Penguin Affair: II [Chapter Two] Bird of Ill Omen!
    Batman
  20. 19. [Batman #449]
    Batman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  22. 21. The Penguin Affair: III Chapter Three: Winged Vengeance
    Batman
  23. 22. [Batman #450]
    Batman
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  25. 24. Wildcard!
    Batman
  26. 25. [Batman #451]
    Batman
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  28. 27. Judgements!
    Batman
  29. 28. [Batman Annual #14]
    Batman
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  31. 30. The Eye of the Beholder
    Batman
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  33. 32. [Batman #452]
    Batman
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  35. 34. Dark Knight, Dark City [Part I]
    Batman
  36. 35. [Batman #453]
    Batman
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  38. 37. Dark Knight, Dark City Part II
    Batman
  39. 38. [Batman #454]
    Batman
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  41. 40. Dark Knight, Dark City Part III
    Batman
  42. 41. The Penguin
    Who's Who
  43. 42. The Riddler
    Who's Who
  44. 43. The Caped Crusader
    Batman
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