Batman: War Games #1 - Outbreak
([April] 2005)

DC, 2005 Series
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Volume
1
Price
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
212
On-sale Date
2005-02-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-4012-0429-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401204297 51499
Editing
Bob Schreck (credited) (editor - original series); Michael Wright (credited) (editor - original series); Matt Idelson (credited) (editor - original series); Nachie Castro (credited) (assistant editor - original series); Robert Greenberger (credited) (senior editor - collected edition)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (signed)
Inks
James Jean (signed)
Colors
James Jean (signed)
Letters
?

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

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

War Games Prelude: No Help (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Devin Grayson (credited)
Pencils
Ramón F. Bachs (credited as Ramon Bachs)
Inks
Raúl Fernández (credited); Rodney Ramos (credited)
Colors
Steve Buccellato (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]; Bruce Wayne [Batman]; Kobra; Pasquale Galante Jr.; Zeiss; Orpheus; Onyx; Alfred Pennyworth; Otero; Manuel Escabedo; Akahara; Dick Grayson [Robin (flashback); Nightwing]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Tarantula [Catalina Flores]; Penguin; Deadshot; Lew Moxon; Hellhound; Joker; Scarface; Catwoman
Synopsis
Spoiler observes an unusual criminal meeting that goes sour, and Batman gets a surprise from someone he thought to be helping.
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Indexer Notes

War Games continues in Detective Comics #797.

War Games Act 1 Part 1 Flashpoint (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Andersen Gabrych (credited)
Pencils
Pete Woods (credited)
Inks
Nathan Massengill (credited)
Colors
Jason Wright (credited)
Letters
Pat Brosseau (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Orpheus; Onyx; Arturo Rodriguez (reporter); Leslie Thompkins; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]; Diego Escabedo; Penguin; Deadshot
Synopsis
Gang war erupts in Gotham.
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Indexer Notes

War Games continues in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #182.

War Games: Act 1 Part 2 Behind Enemy Lines (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
A. J. Lieberman (credited)
Pencils
Brad Walker (credited)
Inks
Troy Nixey (credited)
Colors
Javier Rodríguez (credited)
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Matches Malone]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]; Orpheus; Onyx; VILLAIN: Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]
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Indexer Notes

War Games crossover continued from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #797.
War Games crossover continues in Nightwing (DC, 1996 series) #96.

War Games: Act 1 Part 3 A Sort of Homecoming (Table of Contents: 5)

Nightwing / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Devin Grayson (credited)
Pencils
Michael Lilly (credited as Mike Lilly)
Inks
Andy Owens (credited)
Colors
Gregory Wright (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing; Batman; Tarantula [Catalina Flores]; Leslie Thompkins; Onyx; Tim Drake [Robin] (does not appear in costume in this issue); Jack Drake; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]
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Indexer Notes

War Games crossover continued from Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (DC, 1992 series) #182.
War Games crossover continues in Batman: Gotham Knights (DC, 2000 series) #56.

War Games: Act 1 Part 4: Rules of Engagment (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
A. J. Lieberman (credited)
Pencils
Al Barrionuevo (credited)
Inks
Francis Portela (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Clem Robins (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hush [Tommy Elliot]; Prometheus; Ventriloquist; Scarface; Black Mask; Alexandra Kosov; Henry Aquista; Suicide King; Penguin; Firefly; Eletrocutioner; Pistolera; Vicious; Lynx; Trickster; Killer Croc; Nightwing; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]; Tarantula [Catalina Flores]; Deadshot; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]
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Indexer Notes

War Games crossover continued from Nightwing (DC, 1996 series) #96.
War Games crossover continues in Robin (DC, 1993 series) #129.

War Games: Act 1 Part 5 Alamo High (Table of Contents: 7)

Robin / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Giuseppe Camuncoli (credited)
Inks
Lorenzo Ruggiero (credited)
Colors
Guy Major (credited)
Letters
Phil Balsman (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A gang war has broken out, citywide in Gotham.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Tim Drake; Darla Aquista; Scarface; Ventriloquist; Frank Aquista; Arturo Rodriguez
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Indexer Notes

War Games crossover continued from Batman: Gotham Knights (DC, 2000 series) #56.
War Games crossover continues in Batgirl (DC, 200 series) #55.

War Games: Act 1 Part 6 Total War (Table of Contents: 8)

Batgirl / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Dylan Horrocks (credited)
Pencils
Sean Phillips (credited) (art)
Inks
Sean Phillips (credited) (art)
Colors
Jason Wright (credited)
Letters
Nick Napolitano (credited as Nick J. Napolitano)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]; Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Batman
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Indexer Notes

War Games crossover continued from Robin (DC, 1993 series) #129.
War Games crossover continues in Catwoman (DC, 1993 series) #34.

War Games: Act 1 Part 7 Cold Hard Facts (Table of Contents: 9)

Catwoman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker (credited)
Pencils
Paul Gulacy (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited)
Colors
Laurie Kronenberg (credited)
Letters
Clem Robins (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's been three months since I burned down Mafia Capo Vic Barbarossa's house and reclaimed the streets for my people.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Dr. Leslie Thompkins; Mister Freeze [Victor Fries]; Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]; Holly Robinson
Synopsis
A gang war has escalated quickly and has reached the east end.

Selina learns that a meeting between two gangs is a set-up; she arrives to find all members killed by Mr. Freeze. She stops Freeze, but is distracted when she spots Spoiler on a nearby rooftop.

Spoiler explains that after Batman fired her from being Robin, she decided to prove her worth by implementing a Batman contingency plan to take over the gangs. But the plan failed because "Matches" Malone was a key player in it, and Stephanie hid her actions from Batman; not realizing that Matches was one of Batman's aliases.
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Keywords
bat-signal; cold gun; Dr. Thompkins East Side Clinic; East End; gang war; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

War Games crossover continued from Batgirl (DC, 2000 series) #55.
War Games crossover continues in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #631.

War Games: Act 1 Part 8: Last Stand at Alamo High (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Kinsun (credited)
Inks
Aaron Sowd (credited)
Colors
Tony Aviña (credited as Tony Avina)
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is Arturo Rodriguez, reporting live from outside the...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]; Darla Aquista; Arturo Rodriguez; Winona Chen; Lieutenant Martin; Kuan; Larry; Yegor Kironofski; Oleg; Marik; Bruno
Synopsis
Batman, Nightwing and Batgirl enter the school where mobsters have taken hostages. Tim Drake has already helped some of his fellow students hide from the criminals and is doing what he can until help arrives.
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Indexer Notes

War Games continued from Catwoman (DC, 2002 series) #34.
War Games continues in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #798.

War Games (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Cameron Stewart (credited, signed)
Inks
Cameron Stewart (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

War Games Act One Part 1 of 8 (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Jock (credited)
Inks
Jock (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

War Games Act One Part 2 of 8 (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Haberlin (credited) (signed as Haberlin)
Inks
Brian Haberlin (credited) (signed as Haberlin)
Colors
Brian Haberlin (credited) (signed as Haberlin)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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War Games Act One Part 3 of 8 (Table of Contents: 14)

Nightwing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Scott McDaniel (credited, signed)
Inks
Andy Owens (credited, signed)
Colors
Nathan Eyring
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Dick Grayson]
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via http://kleinletters.com/.

War Games: Act One Part 4 of 8 (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Jae Lee (credited) (signed as JAE LEE)
Inks
Jae Lee (credited) (signed as JAE LEE)
Colors
June Chung

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Hush; Penguin; Deadshot; Scarface
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War Games Act One Part 5 of 8 (Table of Contents: 16)

Robin / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Dustin Nguyen (credited) (signed as Dustin)
Inks
Dustin Nguyen (credited) (signed as Dustin)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Scarface; Tim Drake
Reprints

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

Batgirl / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

War Games crossover dressing.

War Games Act One Part 7 of 8 (Table of Contents: 18)

Catwoman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Gulacy (credited) (signed as PG)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited) (signed as JP)
Colors
Laurie Kronenberg

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints

War Games: Act One Part 8 of 8 (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Wagner (credited)
Inks
Matt Wagner (credited)
Colors
Matt Wagner (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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