Batman: Detective Comics #4 - Cold Vengeance
(2020 [February 2021])

DC, 2020 Series
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Volume
4
Price
17.99 USD; 23.99 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
2020-12-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-77950-455-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781779504555 51799
Editing
Paul Kaminski (credited) (editor - original series); Molly Mahan (credited) (editor - original series); Brittany Holzherr (credited) (associate editor - original series); Dave Wielgosz (credited) (associate editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (credited) (group editor - collected editions); Robin Wildman (credited) (editor - collected edition)

Issue Notes

Collects Detective Comics #1012-1019.

Volume number does not appear on front cover, but the back cover, title pages, and indicia are labeled Volume 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited) (signed as DM)
Inks
Doug Mahnke (credited) (signed as DM)
Colors
David Baron (credited) (signed as DB)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
snow globe

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited)
Inks
Jaime Mendoza (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration from Detective Comics #1012.

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

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited)
Inks
Keith Champagne ?; Christian Alamy ?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from Detective Comics #1013.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information

[Detective Comics #1012] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Doug Mahnke (signed as DM)
Inks
Doug Mahnke (signed as DM)
Colors
David Baron (signed as DB)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Issue credits the cover to Guillem March and Arif Prianto, but the cover is signed by Doug Mahnke and David Baron.

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Doug Mahnke
Inks
Doug Mahnke
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the issue cover.

Freeze Frame (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Falling. At just the right height.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Nora Fries; Alfred Pennyworth; Harvey Bullock; Officer Conway
Synopsis
Mister Freeze sends his men out to kidnap women who resemble his wife Nora. The missing women draws the attention of Batman.
Reprints
Keywords
Evil Unleashed; Year of the Villain

Indexer Notes

Story takes place prior to Batman (DC, 2016 series) #77.

[Detective Comics #1013] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited) (signed as DM)
Inks
Doug Mahnke (credited) (signed as DM)
Colors
David Baron (credited) (signed as DB)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
snow globe

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited) (signed as DM)
Inks
Doug Mahnke (credited) (signed as DM)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Keywords
snow globe

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the issue cover.

Cold Dark World: Thawed! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited)
Inks
Keith Champagne (credited); Christian Alamy (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Ugnn... Where... Am I...?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Alfred Pennyworth; Nora Fries
Synopsis
Batman tracks down Mister Freeze's lab to rescue the kidnapped women, but Freeze escapes when he turns his failed frozen experiment victims against Batman.
Reprints
Keywords
Doom Rising; Year of the Villain

Indexer Notes

Story takes place prior to Batman (DC, 2016 series) #77.

[Detective Comics #1014] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited) (signed as DM)
Inks
Jaime Mendoza (signed as Mendoza)
Colors
David Baron (credited) (signed as DB)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Nora Fries
Reprints
Keywords
lightning

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Jaime Mendoza is not included in the issue credits for the cover, but he did sign the cover.

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited) (signed as DM)
Inks
Jaime Mendoza (signed as Mendoza)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Nora Fries

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the issue cover.

Cold Dark World: Awake! (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited)
Inks
Christian Alamy (credited); Mark Irwin (credited); Doug Mahnke (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...But I begged you to not do it, Victor...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Nora Fries [also as Mrs. Freeze]; Lex Luthor (flashback); Alfred Pennyworth; Lucius Fox
Synopsis
While Batman and Alfred try to revive the women who were kidnapped by Freeze, Freeze is successful in reviving his wife Nora, but to help her survive he needs to steal some cryo samples from WayneTech.
Reprints
Keywords
Doom Rising; Year of the Villain

Indexer Notes

Story takes place prior to Batman (DC, 2016 series) #77.

[Detective Comics #1015 Outer Acetate Cover] (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman; Mr. & Mrs. Freeze / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paolo Pantalena (credited, signed)
Inks
Paolo Pantalena (credited, signed)
Colors
Arif Prianto (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Nora Fries [Mrs. Freeze]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artwork from the outer (acetate) cover from the original issue showing Batman observing Nora in a cryogenic tube.

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

Batman; Mr. & Mrs. Freeze / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paolo Pantalena (credited)
Inks
Paolo Pantalena (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Nora Fries [Mrs. Freeze]

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the issue cover.

Cold Dark World: Icebreaker (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited); José Luis (credited)
Inks
Christian Alamy (credited); Keith Champagne (credited); Mark Irwin (credited); Matt Santorelli (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If we're going to save Freeze's victims, we need to move quickly, gentlemen.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Lucius Fox; Alfred Pennyworth; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Mrs. Freeze [Nora Fries];
Synopsis
Batman, Lucius, and Alfred desperately search for a cure for the frozen victims, leading to Batman testing the cure on himself. Meanwhile, as Mr. and Mrs. Freeze go on a crime spree, Victor becomes concerned about how much Nora is enjoying her new criminal life.
Reprints
Keywords
Hostile Takeover; Year of the Villain

Indexer Notes

Story takes place prior to Batman (DC, 2016 series) #77.

[Detective Comics #1016] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited) (signed as DM)
Inks
Doug Mahnke (credited) (signed as DM)
Colors
David Baron (credited) (signed as DB)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mrs. Freeze [Nora Fries]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited) (signed as DM)
Inks
Doug Mahnke (credited) (signed as DM)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mrs. Freeze [Nora Fries]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the issue cover.

Cold Dark World Finale: In Cold Blood (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited); Tyler Kirkham (credited)
Inks
Christian Alamy (credited); Keith Champagne (credited); Mark Irwin (credited); Tyler Kirkham (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Mrs. Freeze [Nora Fries]; Lex Luthor (flashback); Bizarro [B-Zero] (flashback)
Synopsis
Batman and Mr. Freeze team-up to stop Nora, who as Mrs. Freeze has gone on a murderous crime spree.
Reprints
Keywords
Hostile Takeover; Year of the Villain

[Detective Comics #1017] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Tony S. Daniel (credited, signed)
Inks
Tony S. Daniel (credited, signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony S. Daniel (credited)
Inks
Tony S. Daniel (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the issue cover.

Orphans (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Blanco (credited)
Inks
Fernando Blanco (credited)
Colors
John Kalisz (credited)
Letters
Travis Lanham (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Lucius Fox; Martha Wayne (flashback); Thomas Wayne (flashback); Miguel Flores (orphan); Peter Morrison (orphanage director)
Synopsis
Batman and Damian search for an orphan who ran away from an orphanage founded by Bruce's mother.
Reprints
Keywords
Martha Wayne Orphanage

[Detective Comics #1018] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Rafa Sandoval (credited as Rafael Sandoval)
Inks
Jordi Tarragona (credited)
Colors
John Kalisz (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rafa Sandoval (credited as Rafael Sandoval)
Inks
Jordi Tarragona (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the issue cover.

Dead of Winter Part One Have Yourself a Pagan Little Christmas (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Scott Godlewski (credited)
Inks
Scott Godlewski (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; unnamed Icelandic killer; Aaron Morton (burglar); unnamed police officers; Ace [Bat Hound]; Titus; Harvey Bullock; Lucius Fox
Synopsis
Batman investigates ritualistic killings where the bodies are used to decorate a giant Christmas tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

[Detective Comics #1019] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Pencils
Rafa Sandoval (credited, signed)
Inks
Jordi Tarragona (credited, signed)
Colors
David Baron (credited) (signed as DB)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rafa Sandoval (credited)
Inks
Jordi Tarragona (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the issue cover.

Dead of Winter Part Two A Bloody New Year (Table of Contents: 27)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi (credited)
Pencils
Scott Godlewski (credited)
Inks
Scott Godlewski (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jólablót! Lucius--Move! What the hell?!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Lucius Fox; Icelandic killer [Soren Rinsdale]; Jack Elder (Norse cult leader); Norse Cult members
Synopsis
An Icelandic killer attacks Bruce Wayne, leading Batman to a Norse cult who are planning to make a human sacrifice to raise their dark god.
Reprints
Keywords
Winter Solstice

Variant Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Inks
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the variant cover gallery with an illustration taken from the variant cover of Detective Comics #1017.

Detective Comics #1012 Variant Cover by Ryan Sook (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Ryan Sook (credited, signed)
Inks
Ryan Sook (credited, signed)
Colors
Ryan Sook (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Detective Comics #1013 DCeased Variant Cover by Tyler Kirkham (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Tyler Kirkham (credited, signed)
Inks
Tyler Kirkham (credited, signed)
Colors
Tyler Kirkham (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (as a zombie); The Joker (as a zombie); Bane (as a zombie); Harley Quinn (as a zombie); Poison Ivy (as a zombie); Mister Freeze (as a zombie); Riddler (as a zombie)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DCeased Variant Cover

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Detective Comics #1014 Variant Cover by Paul Pope and Bruno Seelig (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Paul Pope (credited, signed)
Inks
Paul Pope (credited, signed)
Colors
Bruno Seelig (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Detective Comics #1015 Under-Acetate Cover by Paolo Pantalena and Arif Prianto (Table of Contents: 32)

Batman; Mr. & Mrs. Freeze / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paolo Pantalena (credited, signed)
Inks
Paolo Pantalena (credited, signed)
Colors
Arif Prianto (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Nora Fries [Mrs. Freeze]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artwork from the inner (under-acetate) cover from the original issue showing Nora as Mrs. Freeze who has trapped Batman in the cryogenic tube.

Detective Comics #1015 Variant Cover by Kenneth Rocafort (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Colors
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Detective Comics #1016 Variant Cover by Kaare Andrews (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Kaare Andrews (credited) (signed as kaare)
Inks
Kaare Andrews (credited) (signed as kaare)
Colors
Kaare Andrews (credited) (signed as kaare)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Detective Comics #1017 Variant Cover by Joshua Middleton (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Pencils
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Inks
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Colors
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Detective Comics #1018 Variant Cover by Igor Kordey (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
Igor Kordej (credited as Igor Kordey)
Inks
Igor Kordej (credited as Igor Kordey)
Colors
Igor Kordej (credited as Igor Kordey)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Detective Comics #1019 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Doug Mahnke (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Nora Fries [Mrs. Freeze]

Indexer Notes

Doug Mahnke pencils from Detective Comics #1014 page 2 and page 6.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rafa Sandoval (credited, signed)
Inks
Jordi Tarragona (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Pencil art and inked art from the cover of Detective Comics #1018.

The Long-Awaited Thawing of Nora Fries! (Table of Contents: 40)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Mahnke
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Nora Fries [Mrs. Freeze]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustrations from within.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [Detective Comics #1012]
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  7. 6. Freeze Frame
    Batman
  8. 7. [Detective Comics #1013]
    Batman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  10. 9. Cold Dark World: Thawed!
    Batman
  11. 10. [Detective Comics #1014]
    Batman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  13. 12. Cold Dark World: Awake!
    Batman
  14. 13. [Detective Comics #1015 Outer Acetate Cover]
    Batman; Mr. & Mrs. Freeze
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Mr. & Mrs. Freeze
  16. 15. Cold Dark World: Icebreaker
    Batman
  17. 16. [Detective Comics #1016]
    Batman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  19. 18. Cold Dark World Finale: In Cold Blood
    Batman
  20. 19. [Detective Comics #1017]
    Batman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  22. 21. Orphans
    Batman
  23. 22. [Detective Comics #1018]
    Batman
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  25. 24. Dead of Winter Part One Have Yourself a Pagan Little Christmas
    Batman
  26. 25. [Detective Comics #1019]
    Batman
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  28. 27. Dead of Winter Part Two A Bloody New Year
    Batman
  29. 28. Variant Cover Gallery
    Batman
  30. 29. Detective Comics #1012 Variant Cover by Ryan Sook
    Batman
  31. 30. Detective Comics #1013 DCeased Variant Cover by Tyler Kirkham
    Batman
  32. 31. Detective Comics #1014 Variant Cover by Paul Pope and Bruno Seelig
    Batman
  33. 32. Detective Comics #1015 Under-Acetate Cover by Paolo Pantalena and Arif Prianto
    Batman; Mr. & Mrs. Freeze
  34. 33. Detective Comics #1015 Variant Cover by Kenneth Rocafort
    Batman
  35. 34. Detective Comics #1016 Variant Cover by Kaare Andrews
    Batman
  36. 35. Detective Comics #1017 Variant Cover by Joshua Middleton
    Batman
  37. 36. Detective Comics #1018 Variant Cover by Igor Kordey
    Batman
  38. 37. Detective Comics #1019 Variant Cover by Lee Bermejo
    Batman
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
  41. 40. The Long-Awaited Thawing of Nora Fries!
    Batman
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