Batman #407 [Direct]
(May 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
1987-01-20
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.

On-sale date from DC Releases #36.


Year One Part 4 (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Mazzucchelli
Inks
David Mazzucchelli
Colors
Richmond Lewis
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Lieutenant James Gordon
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Batman Year One Chapter Four: Friend in Need (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-3028
First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's out to clean up a city that likes being dirty.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Lieutenant James Gordon; Detective Sarah Essen; Holly; The Roman (villain); Harvey Dent (assistant district attorney); Jefferson Skeevers; Detective Flass; Commissioner Gill Loeb; Barbara Gordon (James' pregnant wife)
Synopsis
Batman takes on the upper echelons of organized crime and becomes allies with Gordon.
The Gordon's have a baby boy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Joker mentioned at end of story, placing his first story in the first year. Revamped origin of Batman.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Ugly Balls / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Year One Part 4
    Batman
  2. 1. ["Betcha bite a chip with Chips Ahoy!"]
  3. 2. Batman Year One Chapter Four: Friend in Need
    Batman
  4. 3. ["Earn famous name prizes or cash"]
  5. 4. ["Will Robin die tonight?"]
    Batman
  6. 5. ["Bonkers! chewy candy"]
    Ugly Balls
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