Batman #408 [Direct]
(June 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
1987-02-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Denny O'Neil

Issue Notes

Cover subtitled "The New Adventures" through #416.

On-sale date from DC Releases #37.

There is a second printing of this issue, with no changes to the cover, but noted in the indicia, and containing ads copyright 1989.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan ? (see notes)
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein (logo design); ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jason Todd
Reprints

Indexer Notes

DC has records showing Ed Hannigan was paid for a cover sketch, Chris Warner for pencils, and Dick Giordano for inks, but Chris Warner denied having drawn this cover (via email). Nick Caputo suspects the pencils are also by Hannigan.

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via http://kleinletters.com/.

Did Robin Die Tonight? (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Max Allan Collins
Pencils
Chris Warner
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3003
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson; also as Nightwing]; Jason Todd (1st post-Crisis); Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Vicki Vale; Ma Gunn (villain, 1st); Joker (villain); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (flashback); Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill (flashback)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction of the post-Crisis Jason Todd. Final appearance of Dick Grayson as Robin. Story continues in Batman #409.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Barbara J. Randall (replies); Denny O'Neil
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2707

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Shelby Pankratz, T.M. Maple, Eric Shoag, Elvis Orten, Clark Kent, Kevin Dwayne, M.E. Tyrrell Gray, Malcolm Warren, Horace J. McConnell and Paul Bergman. Also includes "From the Den."

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Did Robin Die Tonight?
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bat-Signals
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