Batman #397 [Direct]
(July 1986)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1986-03-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Len Wein (editor); Tom Condon (managing editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Some copies contain a 12 page insert for the Mask comic series.

On-sale date from DC Releases #26.

The Fourth Printing appears to be the same as the Second Printing, except for the printing declaration in the indicia.


The Triumph of Two-Face! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Mandrake (signed)
Inks
Tom Mandrake (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Two-Face; Batman (image on coin)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Binary Brains (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-2516
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Catwoman; Robin [Jason Todd]; Commissioner Gordon; Harvey Bullock; Lucius Fox; Two-Face (villain); Circe
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Detective Comics #563; story continues in Detective Comics #564. Story title from Ralf H. Kienzle.

Secret of the Temple (Table of Contents: 2)

Mask / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
Joey Cavalieri (script); Joe Orlando (story)
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Shelley Eiber
Letters
Agustin Mas

Indexer Notes

Part of a 12-page insert included in some issues to promote the Mask toy line and TV show.

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

Bat-Signals / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Greenberger
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2326

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Darren Johnson, Mic McConnell, John K. Austin, John M. Gallagher, Willie Holmes, Jonathan R. Downing, John Yancura and Eric James Baich.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Triumph of Two-Face!
    Batman
  2. 1. Binary Brains
    Batman
  3. 2. Secret of the Temple
    Mask
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bat-Signals
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