Batman #404 [Direct]
(February 1987)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1986-10-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Denny O'Neil
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.

New Batman logo designed by Todd Klein (per his website).

On-sale date from DC Releases #33.


Year One Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Mazzucchelli (signed)
Inks
David Mazzucchelli (signed)
Colors
? (known to be David Mazzucchelli's girlfriend at this time)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne; Thomas Wayne (death); Martha Wayne (death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover colorist credit from Anthony Tollin.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Batman: Year One Chapter One: Who I Am How I Came to Be (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Miller
Pencils
David Mazzucchelli
Inks
David Mazzucchelli
Colors
Richmond Lewis
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-2835
First Line of Dialogue or Text
He will become the greatest crimefighter the world's ever known... It won't be easy.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [Batman](does not appear in costume); Alfred Pennyworth; Lt. James Gordon; Lieutenant Flass; Commissioner Gill Loeb; Selina Kyle [Catwoman](does not appear in costume; 1st appearance in Modern Age continuity); Holly; Thomas Wayne (Death)(flashback); Martha Wayne (Death)(flashback)
Synopsis
Bruce and Gordon both arrive in Gotham on missions that are sure to put their paths on a collision course. Gordon joins the GCPD which is rife with corruption and he is taught a savage lesson when he tries to buck this new system. Bruce tries out his years of training in a simple street brawl that does not go as planned. Wounded and searching for inspiration, Bruce finds it as a bat flies through the window.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman #405. Previous regular cast member Julia ReMarque (Pennyworth) disappears from storylines. Revamped origin of Batman. First post-Crisis Batman story?

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

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

Script
Barbara J. Randall (replies); Dennis O'Neil
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2583
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Bob Davidson, Ethan Kalett, Scott A. Caywood, Bill Kropfhauser, Bob Daniels, Anthony R. Cardno and M.A.D. Also includes "Letters from the Den" and a house ad for "Angel Love."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Orange Blossom Special II / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Year One Part 1
    Batman
  2. 1. ["Legends cross-overs"]
  3. 2. Batman: Year One Chapter One: Who I Am How I Came to Be
    Batman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bat-Signals
  5. 4. ["Loco Motion"]
    Orange Blossom Special II
  6. 5. ["Tornado warning!"]
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