Batman #3 - Ghost Stories
([August] 2021)

DC, 2020 Series
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Volume
3
Price
24.99 USD; 33.99 CAD
Pages
184
On-sale Date
2021-06-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-77951-063-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781779510631 52499
Editing
Ben Abernathy (credited) (editor - original series & collected edition); Paul Kaminski (credited) (editor - original series); Dave Wielgosz (credited) (associate editor - original series)

Issue Notes

Collects Batman (DC, 2016 series) #101-105, Batman Annual (DC, 2017 series) #5, and a story from Detective Comics #1027.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Guillem March (credited) (signed as GMarch)
Inks
Guillem March (credited) (signed as GMarch)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (credited) (signed as Tomeu Morey)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez) (signed)
Inks
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez) (signed)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (credited, signed)
Letters
?

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Clownhunter [Bao Pham]

Indexer Notes

Title page, includes illustration from the cover of Batman #104.

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

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Francesco Mattina
Inks
Francesco Mattina
Colors
Francesco Mattina
Letters
?; typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Ghost-Maker

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from the Francesco Mattina Variant Cover of Batman #103.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Inks
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Colors
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustration from the Francesco Mattina Variant Cover of Batman #104.

[Batman #101] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Guillem March (credited, signed)
Inks
Guillem March (credited, signed)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (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: 5)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Inks
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Colors
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover, with illustration taken from Francesco Mattina Variant Cover of Batman #105.

After the Laughter! (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
James Tynion IV (credited)
Pencils
Guillem March (credited)
Inks
Guillem March (credited)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (credited)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon (flashback); Robin [Tim Drake] (flashback); Alfred Pennyworth (flashback); Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Grifter [Cole Cash]; Lucius Fox; Punchline [Alexis Kaye] (image on monitor); Clownhunter [Bao Pham]; Christopher Nakano (image on poster); The Joker; Luke Fox; Tamara Fox; Timothy Fox
Synopsis
In the aftermath of the Joker War, Batman faces decisions about making changes to the way he continues his war on crime.
Reprints

[Batman #102] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez) (signed)
Inks
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez) (signed)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ghost-Maker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Inks
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Colors
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover, with illustration taken from Francesco Mattina Variant Cover of Batman #105.

Ghost Stories Part 1 (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
James Tynion IV (credited)
Pencils
Carlo Pagulayan (credited); Carlos D'Anda (credited) (pages 13-16)
Inks
Danny Miki (credited); Carlos D'Anda (credited) (pages 13-16)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ghost-Maker; unnamed police officer; Grinners (Joker gang); Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; unnamed Joker henchmen (deceased); Tommy Tivane; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Charlie (landlord); Clownhunter [Bao Pham]
Synopsis
As Batman tracks down the remnants of Joker's gang, a new costumed character named Ghost-Maker appears in Gotham, determined to step in and deliver lethal justice where Batman has failed, starting with Clownhunter.
Reprints

[Batman #103] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez) (signed)
Inks
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez) (signed)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ghost-Maker; Clownhunter [Bao Pham]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Inks
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Colors
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover, with illustration taken from Francesco Mattina Variant Cover of Batman #105.

Ghost Stories Part 2 (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
James Tynion IV (credited)
Pencils
Carlo Pagulayan (credited); Guillem March (credited)
Inks
Danny Miki (credited); Guillem March (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ghost-Maker; Clownhunter [Bao Pham]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]; Denton Quill (serial killer)
Synopsis
Batman battles Ghost-Maker to stop him from killing Clownhunter. Meanwhile, Clownhunter is trying to kill Harley Quinn.
Reprints

[Batman #104] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez) (signed)
Inks
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez) (signed)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Clownhunter [Bao Pham]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Inks
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Colors
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover, with illustration taken from Francesco Mattina Variant Cover of Batman #105.

Ghost Stories Part 3 (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
James Tynion IV (credited)
Pencils
Ryan Benjamin (credited); Bengal (credited); Guillem March (credited)
Inks
Danny Miki (credited); Bengal (credited); Guillem March (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ghost-Maker; Clownhunter [Bao Pham]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson; Robin]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Professor Pyg (image); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (image); Alfred Pennyworth (flashback); Giovanni Zatara (flashback); Wildcat [Ted Grant] (flashback); Batgirl [Spoiler; Stephanie Brown]; Batgirl [Orphan; Cassandra Cain]
Synopsis
While Bruce, Harley, and Clownhunter are held captive by Ghost-Maker, Dick reveals to Barbara the secret history between Bruce and Ghost-Maker.
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Indexer Notes

The art credits in this story are somewhat ambiguous as to who did pencils and who did inks.

[Batman #105] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez) (signed)
Inks
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez) (signed)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clownhunter [Bao Pham]; Ghost-Maker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Inks
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Colors
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover, with illustration taken from Francesco Mattina Variant Cover of Batman #105.

Ghost Stories Part 4 (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
James Tynion IV (credited)
Pencils
Carlo Pagulayan (credited); Álvaro Martínez Bueno (credited as Álvaro Martínez); Christian Duce (credited)
Inks
Danny Miki (credited); Álvaro Martínez Bueno (credited as Álvaro Martínez); Christian Duce (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ghost-Maker; Clownhunter [Bao Pham]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; The Joker (flashback); Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Batgirl [Spoiler; Stephanie Brown]; Batgirl [Orphan; Cassandra Cain]
Synopsis
A captive Batman must stop Clownhunter before he kills Harley Quinn, then Batman must settle things with his one-time friend Ghost-Maker.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The art credits in this story are somewhat ambiguous as to who did pencils and who did inks.

[Batman Annual #5] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Derrick Chew (credited, signed)
Inks
Derrick Chew (credited, signed)
Colors
Derrick Chew (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clownhunter [Bao Pham]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Inks
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Colors
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover, with illustration taken from Francesco Mattina Variant Cover of Batman #105.

There Is Hope in Crime Alley (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
James Tynion IV (credited)
Pencils
James Stokoe (credited)
Inks
James Stokoe (credited)
Colors
James Stokoe (credited)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Leslie Thompkins; Clownhunter [Bao Pham] (origin); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Thomas Wayne (flashback, death); Martha Wayne (flashback, death); Joe Chill (flashback); unnamed mugger; Big Henry; Bao's mother (flashback, death); Bao's father (flashback, death); Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel] (flashback); The Joker (flashback); unnamed Joker henchmen (flashback); Commissioner James Gordon (flashback); Mrs. Nguyen (flashback, death)
Synopsis
After his recent encounter with Batman and Harley Quinn leaves him confused about what direction his life should take, Clownhunter seeks advice from Leslie Thompkins. He confides in Leslie how the Joker murdered his parents, and during the Joker War when the Joker's gangs were killing innocent people, he felt compelled to take action by adopting the role of Clownhunter.
Reprints
Keywords
Crime Alley

Indexer Notes

Credits include the notation "With great appreciation to Denny O'Neil". O'Neil introduced Leslie Thompkins and Crime Alley in Detective Comics #457 "There Is No Hope in Crime Alley!"

Story takes place after Batman (DC, 2016 series) #105.

[Detective Comics #1027] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Andy Kubert (credited, signed)
Inks
Andy Kubert (credited, signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Martha Wayne (deceased); Thomas Wayne (deceased)
Reprints
Keywords
bats

Indexer Notes

Art from wraparound cover from the original issue is reduced in size to fit to one page here, with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Inks
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Colors
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits for issue cover, with illustration taken from Francesco Mattina Variant Cover of Batman #105.

Ghost Story (Table of Contents: 24)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wayner manor. Many years ago.
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.
Reprints

Batman #101 Variant Cover Art by Francesco Mattina (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Pencils
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Inks
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Colors
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Grifter [Cole Cash]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Batman #102 Variant Cover Art by Francesco Mattina (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Inks
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Colors
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ghost-Maker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Batman #103 Variant Cover Art by Francesco Mattina (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Inks
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Colors
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Ghost-Maker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Batman #104 Variant Cover Art by Francesco Mattina (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Inks
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Colors
Francesco Mattina (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Batman #105 Variant Cover Art by Francesco Mattina (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Francesco Mattina
Inks
Francesco Mattina
Colors
Francesco Mattina
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ghost-Maker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

A Montage of All The 1:25 Character Variant Covers from Batman #101-105 by Jorge Jimenez (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez)
Inks
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez)
Colors
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Grifter [Cole Cash]; Ghost-Maker; Bruce Wayne; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Barbara Gordon [Batgirl; Oracle]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Small reproductions of the five character variant covers.

Batman Annual #5 Variant Cover Art by Inhyuk Lee (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Inhyuk Lee (signed)
Inks
Inhyuk Lee (signed)
Colors
Inhyuk Lee (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clownhunter [Bao Pham]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Battle for Gotham City's Soul Begins! (Table of Contents: 32)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez)
Inks
Jorge Jiménez (credited as Jorge Jimenez)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clownhunter [Bao Pham]; Ghost-Maker

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from the cover of Batman #105.

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. [Batman #101]
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. After the Laughter!
    Batman
  8. 7. [Batman #102]
    Batman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Ghost Stories Part 1
    Batman
  11. 10. [Batman #103]
    Batman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Ghost Stories Part 2
    Batman
  14. 13. [Batman #104]
    Batman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. Ghost Stories Part 3
    Batman
  17. 16. [Batman #105]
    Batman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. Ghost Stories Part 4
    Batman
  20. 19. [Batman Annual #5]
    Batman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. There Is Hope in Crime Alley
    Batman
  23. 22. [Detective Comics #1027]
    Batman
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. Ghost Story
    Batman
  26. 25. Batman #101 Variant Cover Art by Francesco Mattina
    Batman
  27. 26. Batman #102 Variant Cover Art by Francesco Mattina
    Batman
  28. 27. Batman #103 Variant Cover Art by Francesco Mattina
    Batman
  29. 28. Batman #104 Variant Cover Art by Francesco Mattina
    Batman
  30. 29. Batman #105 Variant Cover Art by Francesco Mattina
    Batman
  31. 30. A Montage of All The 1:25 Character Variant Covers from Batman #101-105 by Jorge Jimenez
    Batman
  32. 31. Batman Annual #5 Variant Cover Art by Inhyuk Lee
    Batman
  33. 32. The Battle for Gotham City's Soul Begins!
    Batman
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