Detective Comics #589 [Direct]
(August 1988)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1988-05-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Denny O'Neil; Dan Raspler (assistant)
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 Direct Currents #3, confirmed from copyright registration.


The Burning Pit (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Corrosive Man [Derek Mitchel]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Night People Part Three: The Burning Pit (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner; Alan Grant
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle
Inks
Norm Breyfogle
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3768
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Corrosive Man [Derek Mitchel] (villain); Mr. Kadaver (villain); Webley; Phil Hobart; D.J. Dark; Babette; Harlan Woolf (death)
Synopsis
Batman apprehends Webley after the murder of Dalton Walls, and learns that he was sent by Mr. Kadaver. Kadaver, who had been contracted by Hobart to kill Walls, learns that Walls was actually an eccentric millionaire living as a hobo, and that his nephew Hobart would inherit millions from Walls' death. Kadaver tortures Hobart until he agrees to pay Kadaver millions. As Batman arrives to apprehend Kadaver, the Corrosive Man also arrives seeking revenge on Kadaver.
Reprints

Bonus Book No. 5 (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dean Haspiel
Inks
Dean Haspiel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Simon Buckley
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Cover" for 16 page insert.

For the Love of Ivy (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Lewis Klahr; Steve Piersall
Pencils
Dean Haspiel
Inks
Denis Rodier
Colors
Danny Vozzo
Letters
Dan McKinnon

Job Number
G-3527
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley](villain); Simon Buckley; Dr. O'Dell
Synopsis
Ivy is dying.
Reprints

Bonus Bios (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Short paragraphs on the creators of this Bonus Book - Lewis Klahr, Steve Piersall, Dean E. Haspiel, Denis Rodier, Dan McKinnon and Danny Vozzo.

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

Detective Comments / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Raspler
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3246

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from George Tremon, Malcolm Bourne, Dan Goodrich, Roger D. Case, Kevin Hall, kraM rernuT, Greg White and Mr. Arthur Salazar.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Burning Pit
    Batman
  2. 1. Night People Part Three: The Burning Pit
    Batman
  3. 2. Bonus Book No. 5
    Batman
  4. 3. For the Love of Ivy
    Batman
  5. 4. Bonus Bios
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comments
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  • Peter Croome
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  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
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