Batman: War Games #2 - Tides
([August] 2005)

DC, 2005 Series
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Volume
2
Price
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
2005-06-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-4012-0430-9; 978-1-4012-0430-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401204303 51499
Editing
Robert Greenberger (credited) (senior editor - collected edition)

War Games: Act Two: Tides (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Black Mask [Roman Sionis]
Reprints

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

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

What Has Gone Before (Table of Contents: 2)

recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
?

War Games Act 2 Part 1 Undertow (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Caitlin Callahan (reporter); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Darla Aquista (flashback, cameo); Arturo Rodriguez (reporter); Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Officer Renee Montoya; Leslie Thompkins; Onyx; Commissioner Michael Akins; Robin [Tim Drake]; Alexandra Kosov; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Batman and Oracle try to stop the growing gang war in Gotham. Alexandra Kosov narrowly misses the hitmen sent by Aquista. Robin joins the battle.
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Indexer Notes

War Games continues in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #183.

War Games: Act 2 Part 2 Philosophical Differences (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]; Matches Malone [Bruce Wayne]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Onyx; Orpheus; James Gordon; Commissioner Michael Akins; Holly Robinson; Dr. Leslie Thompkins; Diego Escabedo; Black Mask (face hidden by visor)
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Indexer Notes

War Games crossover continued from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #798.
War Games crossover continued in Nightwing (DC, 1996 series) #97.

War Games: Act 2 Part 3 Clarification (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; Robin [Tim Drake]; Tarantula [Catalina Flores]; Onyx; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]; Holly Robinson; Karon; Leslie Thompkins; Scarface; Ventriloquist; Penguin (cameo)
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Indexer Notes

War Games crossover continued from Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (DC, 1992 series) #183.
War Games crossover continues in Batman: Gotham Knights (DC, 2000 series) #57.

War Games: Act 2 Part 4 The Light at the End of the Tunnel (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
Tarantula [Catalina Flores]; Spoiler; Batman; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Killer Croc; Trickster; Deadshot; Robin [Tim Drake]; Nightwing; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]; Orpheus; Penguin; Black Mask; Alfred Pennyworth
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Indexer Notes

War Games crossover continued from Nightwing (DC, 1996 series) #97.
War Games crossover continues in Robin (DC, 1993 series) #130.

War Games: Act 2 Part 5 The Only Light in Gotham (Table of Contents: 7)

Robin / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Willingham (credited)
Pencils
Jon Proctor (credited)
Inks
Robert Campanella (credited); Rodney Ramos (credited)
Colors
Guy Major (credited)
Letters
Phil Balsman (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Tim Drake]; Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]; Black Mask [Roman Sionis]; Jack Drake; Dana Drake; Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tim Drake reassumed the Robin identity in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #798.

War Games crossover continued from Batman: Gotham Knights (DC, 2000 series) #57.
War Games crossover continues in Batgirl (DC, 2000 series) #56.

War Games: Act 2 Part 6 Collateral Damage (Table of Contents: 8)

Batgirl / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Dylan Horrocks (credited)
Pencils
Mike Huddleston (credited)
Inks
Jesse Delperdang (credited)
Colors
Jason Wright (credited)
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]; Lynx; Black Mask; Leslie Tompkins; Hush
Reprints

Indexer Notes

War Games crossover continued from Robin (DC, 1993 series) #130.
War Games crossover continues in Catwoman (DC, 1993 series) #35.

War Games: Act 2 Part 7 Betrayal (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)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spoiler; Catwoman; Oracle; Batman; Commissioner Michael Akins; James Gordon; Pistolera; Vicious; Black Mask; Orpheus
Reprints

Indexer Notes

War Games crossover continued from Batgirl (DC, 2000 series) #56.
War Games crossover continues in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #632.

War Games: Act 2 Part 8: Orpheus in the Underworld (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
Pat Brosseau (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Darla Aquista (deceased); Mr. Aquista; Arturo Rodriguez; Orpheus; Onyx; Black Mask [Roman Sionis]; Zeiss [Philo Zeiss]; Catwoman (Cameo); Batgirl (Cameo); Nightwing (Cameo); Robin [Tim Drake] (Cameo)
Synopsis
Zeiss battles Batman and Orpheus.
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Indexer Notes

War Games continued from Catwoman (DC, 2002 series) #35.
War Games continues in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #799.

War Games Act Two Part 1 of 8 (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Jock (credited) (signed as Jock)
Inks
Jock (credited) (signed as Jock)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from http://kleinletters.com/.

War Games Act Two Part 2 of 8 (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; James Gordon
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Nightwing / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Lilly
Inks
Andy Owens
Colors
Gregory Wright
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly attributed as the cover for Nightwing #98, with corresponding credits. It is in fact, the first page splash of the issue without any of the text.

War Games crossover continued from Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (DC, 1992 series) #183.
War Games crossover continues in Batman: Gotham Knights (DC, 2000 series) #57.

War Games: Act Two Part 4 of 8 (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 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]
Reprints

War Games Act Two Part 5 of 8 (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Tim Drake]; Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
James Jean (credited) (signed as jj)
Inks
James Jean (credited) (signed as jj)
Colors
James Jean (credited) (signed as jj)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]; Lynx
Reprints

Indexer Notes

War Games crossover dressing.

War Games Act Two Part 7 of 8 (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Pistolera; Vicious
Reprints

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

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

Pencils
Matt Wagner (credited) (signed as MW) (painting)
Inks
Matt Wagner (credited) (signed as MW) (painting)
Colors
Matt Wagner (credited) (signed as MW) (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Orpheus; Zeiss
Reprints

Covering War Games: A Chat with James Jean (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
James Jean (credited); ?
Pencils
James Jean (credited)
Inks
James Jean (credited)
Colors
James Jean (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Q&A format discussion of the process James Jean used to design the covers for the three War Games collections, how he tied them together, as well as the different approaches to each volume and how that reflected the progression of the story. Accompanied by preliminary sketches and images showing the progression for all three volumes. The interviewer side of the discussion is uncredited.