Detective Comics #578 [Direct]
(September 1987)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1987-06-02
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 US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Batman Year Two Part 4 (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Todd McFarlane (signed)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed by Anthony Tollin. Alfredo Alcala is incorrectly credited on the cover as the interior inker.

Batman Year Two Chapter Four: "...So Shall Ye Reap..." (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Todd McFarlane
Inks
Todd McFarlane
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3189
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joe Chill; Mr. Morritz; Reaper [Judson Caspian]; Blinky Sutton; Leslie Thompkins; Alfred Pennyworth; Rachel Caspian; Commissioner James Gordon; Bukowski; Thomas Wayne (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
While Bruce proposes to Rachel, the Reaper attacks the gathered mob bosses. Batman arrives late to the fight, and the Reaper escapes again, while Joe Chill is knocked unconscious. When Chill comes to, Batman takes the thug to the alley where he killed the Waynes and reveals their connection. But before Batman can complete his revenge, the Reaper kills Joe Chill. Batman and the Reaper fight one final time and the Reaper falls to his death. Later, Batman disposes of Joe Chill's gun in the base of the Wayne Foundation Building and Rachel enters the convent to atone for the sins of her father.
Reprints

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

Detective Comments / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Nowlan
Inks
Kevin Nowlan
Letters
?

Characters
Batman; Mime

Indexer Notes

Page only contains a preview of the cover to Batman (DC, 1940 series) #412.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman Year Two Part 4
    Batman
  2. 1. Batman Year Two Chapter Four: "...So Shall Ye Reap..."
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comments
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