Detective Comics #1027 [Jim Cheung and Romulo Fajardo Jr. Variant Cover]
(November 2020)

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Price
9.99 USD
Pages
148
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2020-09-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Ages 13+
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
Barcode
761941343730 02771
Printer
Transcontinental Printing Interweb Montreal
Editing
Paul Kaminski (credited) (editor); Dave Wielgosz (credited) (editor); Ben Abernathy (credited) (group editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Cheung (credited, signed)
Inks
Jim Cheung (credited, signed)
Colors
Romulo Fajardo Jr. (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Bane

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Table of contents on the inside front cover with illustration from the cover of Detective Comics #27.

Blowback (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Brad Walker (credited)
Inks
Andrew Hennessy (credited)
Colors
Nathan Fairbairn (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Joker (flashback); Robin [Dick Grayson; Nightwing] (flashback); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (flashback); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (flashback); Riddler [Edward Nygma] (flashback); Two-Face [Harvey Dent] (flashback); Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (flashback); Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley] (flashback); Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel] (flashback); Mister Freeze [Victor Fries] (flashback); Clayface [Basil Karlo] (flashback); Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom] (flashback); Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (flashback); Alfred Pennyworth (flashback); Commissioner James Gordon (flashback); Robin [Damian Wayne] (flashback); Deathstroke [Slade Wilson] (flashback); Deadshot [Floyd Lawton] (flashback); Balsam
Synopsis
Trapped in an underwater death-trap, Batman thinks about his various enemies and the traps he has been caught in over the years as he tries to reason a way out.

The Master Class (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis (credited)
Pencils
David Marquez (credited)
Inks
David Marquez (credited)
Colors
Alejandro Sánchez (credited)
Letters
Josh Reed (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Damian Wayne]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Red Robin [Tim Drake]; Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]; Red Hood [Jason Todd]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Detective William Dungeon (deceased); Commissioner James Gordon (photo); Cynthia Markus [Cynthia Young]; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]
Synopsis
Batman and his allies work together to solve the murder of a police detective.

Many Happy Returns (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Fraction (credited)
Pencils
Chip Zdarsky (credited)
Inks
Chip Zdarsky (credited)
Colors
Chip Zdarsky (credited)
Letters
Aditya Bidikar (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Joker; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Harvey Bullock; Crazy Quilt (flashback); Teen Titans [Robin [Dick Grayson]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Raven [Rachel Roth]; Beast Boy [Garfield Logan]; Starfire [Koriand'r]] (flashback); The Flash [Barry Allen] (flashback); Killer Croc [Waylon Jones] (flashback)
Synopsis
The Joker has sent Batman a twisted birthday present on the last day of every month, and Batman gets concerned when no present arrives for the current month.

Indexer Notes

This story indicates that Batman and the Joker have been battling each other for 22 years.

Rookie (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka (credited)
Pencils
Eduardo Risso (credited)
Inks
Eduardo Risso (credited)
Colors
Eduardo Risso (credited)
Letters
Tom Napolitano (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lynne Baker; Commissioner James Gordon; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Detective Crispus Allen; Detective Rene Montoya
Synopsis
A rookie Gotham City police officer finds it difficult to stand up to the corruption present in the department.

Ghost Story (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
James Tynion IV (credited)
Pencils
Riley Rossmo (credited)
Inks
Riley Rossmo (credited)
Colors
Ivan Plascencia (credited)
Letters
AndWorld Design (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Specter Collector; Martha Wayne (flashback); Zorro (image on poster)
Synopsis
Batman teams up with Deadman to battle the Specter Collector, who feeds on the spirits of the dead.

Art by José Luis García-López and Trish Mulvihill (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
José Luis García-López (credited)
Inks
José Luis García-López (credited)
Colors
Trish Mulvihill (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Riddler [Edward Nygma]; The Joker; Bane; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Deathstroke [Slade Wilson]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]

Fore (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kelly Sue DeConnick (credited)
Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Arif Prianto (credited)
Letters
Troy Peteri of A Larger World Studios (credited as ALW's Troy Peteri)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [Batman]; Mr. Steele; James Gordon; unnamed thugs; unnamed police officers
Synopsis
Bruce faces a ruthless business rival on the golf course, but his rival underestimates Bruce in both golf and business.

Art by Jamal Campbell (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jamal Campbell (credited) (signed as JC Pryce14)
Inks
Jamal Campbell (credited) (signed as JC Pryce14)
Colors
Jamal Campbell (credited) (signed as JC Pryce14)
Letters
typeset

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

Odyssey (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (credited)
Pencils
Emanuela Lupacchino (credited)
Inks
Bill Sienkiewicz (credited)
Colors
Jordie Bellaire (credited)
Letters
Carlos M. Mangual (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [Batman]; Patrick Wayne (Bruce's grandfather, flashback); Roy Raymond (grandson of the original Roy Raymond); Martin Compass (grandson of Captain Compass?); Sandra Bradley (granddaughter of Slam Bradley?); Cathy Saunders (granddaughter of Speed Saunders?); unnamed villain
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne finances an expedition to find the sunken wreck of an ocean liner owned by his grandfather Patrick Wayne to retrieve lost art treasures. Members of the expedition include the grandchildren of some of Gotham's greatest detectives, but there is also a mole in the expedition who is out to steal the treasures.

Indexer Notes

Along with young Roy Raymond, Martin Compass, Sandra Bradley, and Cathy Saunders are mentioned as being the grandchildren of some of Gotham's greatest detectives. Presumably, they are the grandchildren of Captain Compass, Slam Bradley, and Speed Saunders.

Detective #26 (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Grant Morrison (credited)
Pencils
Chris Burnham (credited)
Inks
Chris Burnham (credited)
Colors
Nathan Fairbairn (credited)
Letters
Steve Wands (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Inspired to take action by the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne, a young man decides to devote his life to fighting crime. First he decides to become a detective, but feels that he cannot differentiate himself from other famous detectives. Then inspired by costumed mystery men, he decides to become the Silver Ghost. His first case is to investigate the murder of chemical mogul Lambert, but he is quickly upstaged by new hero Batman.
Synopsis
The Silver Ghost (real name unknown); father of the Silver Ghost (real name unknown); Slam Bradley; Steve Carson; The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; The Whip [Rodney Gaynor]; other unnamed mystery men; Batman [The Bat-Man; Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Stryker; Jennings; Paul Rogers

Indexer Notes

Story ties into "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate" from Detective Comics #27.

Legacy (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Tom King (credited)
Pencils
Walter Simonson (credited)
Inks
Walter Simonson (credited)
Colors
Laura Martin (credited)
Letters
John Workman (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Doctor Phosphorous [Alexander Sartorius]; Selina Kyle [Catwoman]; Riddler [Edward Nygma] (flashback); The Joker (flashback); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (flashback)
Synopsis
Dying of cancer from his radioactive powers, Doctor Phosphorous attempts to kill Batman, and predicts in the future Batman will die of cancer in the company of a loved one as a result of his exposure to Phosphorous.

Indexer Notes

Story is dedicated "For Denny".

As Always. (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder (credited)
Pencils
Ivan Reis (credited)
Inks
Joe Prado (credited)
Colors
Marcelo Maiolo (credited)
Letters
Tom Napolitano (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Justice League [The Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana of Themyscira]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Hawkgirl [Kendra Saunders]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]]; Darkseid; Anti-Monitor; Brainiac; Justice League Dark [Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]; Zatanna; Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Detective Chimp [Bobo]]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Green Lantern Corps [Green Lantern [Kilowog]; Green Lantern [Simon Baz]; Green Lantern [Medphyll]; Green Lantern [Arisia Rrab]; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; other unidentified Green Lanterns]
Synopsis
As Batman is called away with the Justice League to deal with the disappearance of the sun, Commissioner Gordon reflects on how Batman fits in with super-powered beings and cosmic threats.

Art by Jim Cheung and Alejandro Sanchez (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Cheung (credited, signed)
Inks
Jim Cheung (credited, signed)
Colors
Alejandro Sánchez (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Art by Lee Bermejo (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Inks
Lee Bermejo (credited)
Letters
typeset

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

Generations: Fractured (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Jurgens (credited)
Pencils
Dan Jurgens (credited); Kevin Nowlan (credited) (finished art)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited) (finished art)
Colors
Hi-Fi (credited)
Letters
AndWorld Design (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Calendar Man [Julian Day]; vampire criminal; Frankenstein criminal; werewolf criminal; mummy criminal; Thomas Wayne (portrait); Martha Wayne (portrait); Kamandi
Synopsis
While Batman battles a gang of movie monster criminals and Calendar Man, a sudden time shift occurs and Kamandi comes face to face with the Batman of 1939.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Generations: Future State #1.

A Gift (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Mariko Tamaki (credited)
Pencils
Dan Mora (credited)
Inks
Dan Mora (credited)
Colors
Tamra Bonvillain (credited)
Letters
Tom Napolitano (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Lucius Fox; Officer Nakano; Officer Bart; unnamed Joker henchmen
Synopsis
In the midst of the Joker War, Batman attempts to break into Wayne Enterprises, leading to a confrontation with the police.
Keywords
Black Casebook; Joker War

Indexer Notes

A Joker War tie-in. The Joker War occurs in Batman (DC, 2016 series) #95-100.

The mystery of the Black Casebook continues in future issues of Detective Comics.

Art by Olivier Coipel (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Olivier Coipel (credited)
Inks
Olivier Coipel (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustration on inside back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Blowback
    Batman
  4. 3. The Master Class
    Batman
  5. 4. Many Happy Returns
    Batman
  6. 5. Rookie
    Batman
  7. 6. Ghost Story
    Batman
  8. 7. Art by José Luis García-López and Trish Mulvihill
    Batman
  9. 8. Fore
    Batman
  10. 9. Art by Jamal Campbell
    Batman
  11. 10. Odyssey
    Batman
  12. 11. Detective #26
    Batman
  13. 12. Legacy
    Batman
  14. 13. As Always.
    Batman
  15. 14. Art by Jim Cheung and Alejandro Sanchez
    Batman
  16. 15. Art by Lee Bermejo
    Batman
  17. 16. Generations: Fractured
    Batman
  18. 17. A Gift
    Batman
  19. 18. Art by Olivier Coipel
    Batman
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