Detective Comics #598 [Direct]
(March 1989)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
2.95 USD; 3.65 CAD; 1.20 GBP
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1989-02-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Denny O'Neil (credited) (editor); Dan Raspler (credited) (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

Blind Justice, Part 1 of 3 (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Denys Cowan (signed as Denys B. Cowan)
Inks
Malcolm Jones III (signed as MALCOLM JONES III)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Bonecrusher
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New logo design by Kez Wilson.

Campbell's Can-Do Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Campbell Soup Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter One: The Sleep of Reason [Blind Justice] (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Hamm (credited)
Pencils
Denys Cowan (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Job Number
G-4376
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Jeannie Bowen; Bonecrusher
Reprints

John Elway's Quarterback (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tradewest / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter Two: The Kindness of Strangers [Blind Justice] (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Hamm (credited)
Pencils
Denys Cowan (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jeannie Bowen; Bonecrusher; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

Bubble Bobble Is Dino-Might! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Taito / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter Three: The Price of Knowledge [Blind Justice] (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Hamm (credited)
Pencils
Denys Cowan (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jeannie Bowen; Bonecrusher
Reprints

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Batman Tribute (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Mazzucchelli (credited)
Inks
David Mazzucchelli (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Batman standing in front of moon (spotlight?) with cape flowing out to his right.

Batman Tribute (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Maguire (credited)
Inks
Kevin Maguire (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]; Ra's Al Ghul; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Mr. Freeze [Victor Fries]; Riddler [Edward Nigma]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Batman and bat-signal behind group of villains.

Filmaker Terry Gilliam (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Terry Gilliam (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text tribute with bat-spotlight illustration.

Batman Tribute (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Day (credited); Dan Day (credited); David Day (credited)
Inks
Gene Day (credited); Dan Day (credited); David Day (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Batman running through a glass window.

Writer Mark Evanier (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Evanier (credited)
Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (credited)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text tribute with small partial illustration taken from cover of Detective Comics [DC, 1937 series) #590.

Batman Tribute (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Batman perched on a gargoyle with bats in moonlight.

Poet and Novelist Thomas M. Disch; Writer John Coyne (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Thomas Michael Disch (credited as Thomas M. Disch); John Coyne (credited)
Pencils
George Pratt (credited)
Inks
George Pratt (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text tribute with partial illustration taken from cover of Batman (DC, 1937 series) #431.

Batman Tribute (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (credited)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ratcatcher [Otis Flannegan]; Scarface [Arnold Wesker; also as Ventriloquist]; Cornelius Stirk; The Corrosive Man [Derek "Deke" Mitchel]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Image of Batman behind various villains.

Writer Ric Meyers (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ric Meyers (credited)
Pencils
Bob Kane (credited)
Inks
Bob Kane (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text tribute with small illustration by Bob Kane.

Batman Tribute (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Beatty (credited)
Inks
John Beatty (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Shadowy Batman standing in the moonlight.

Novelist and Critic Harlan Ellison (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harlan Ellison (credited)
Pencils
Todd McFarlane (credited)
Inks
Todd McFarlane (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text tribute with small illustration taken from the cover of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #423.

Batman Tribute (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Chaykin (credited)
Inks
Howard Chaykin (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Batman sitting at a desk with Robin polishing his shoes and Catwoman serving him coffee.

Writer Will Murray (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Murray (credited)
Pencils
Bob Kane (credited)
Inks
Bob Kane (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text tribute with small illustration by Bob Kane.

Batman Tribute (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Batman on a window ledge in the rain about to apprehend a kidnapper.

Chief Batmanian Tom Fagan; Writer Jim Shooter (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Fagan (credited); Jim Shooter (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text tribute with background image of bats.

Batman Tribute (Table of Contents: 23)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Timothy Truman (credited as Tim Truman)
Inks
Timothy Truman (credited as Tim Truman)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Batman on the wing of an old plane.

Can You Solve Lucky's Charm Challenge (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Lucky Charms; General Mills / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Two Ways to Win in the Ring… (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blind Justice, Part 1 of 3
    Batman
  2. 1. Campbell's Can-Do Puzzle Page
    Campbell Soup Company
  3. 2. Chapter One: The Sleep of Reason [Blind Justice]
    Batman
  4. 3. John Elway's Quarterback
    Tradewest
  5. 4. Chapter Two: The Kindness of Strangers [Blind Justice]
    Batman
  6. 5. Bubble Bobble Is Dino-Might!
    Taito
  7. 6. Chapter Three: The Price of Knowledge [Blind Justice]
    Batman
  8. 7. Write Right Now!
  9. 8. Batman Tribute
    Batman
  10. 9. Batman Tribute
    Batman
  11. 10. Filmaker Terry Gilliam
    Batman
  12. 11. Batman Tribute
    Batman
  13. 12. Writer Mark Evanier
    Batman
  14. 13. Batman Tribute
    Batman
  15. 14. Poet and Novelist Thomas M. Disch; Writer John Coyne
    Batman
  16. 15. Batman Tribute
    Batman
  17. 16. Writer Ric Meyers
    Batman
  18. 17. Batman Tribute
    Batman
  19. 18. Novelist and Critic Harlan Ellison
    Batman
  20. 19. Batman Tribute
    Batman
  21. 20. Writer Will Murray
    Batman
  22. 21. Batman Tribute
    Batman
  23. 22. Chief Batmanian Tom Fagan; Writer Jim Shooter
    Batman
  24. 23. Batman Tribute
    Batman
  25. 24. Can You Solve Lucky's Charm Challenge
    Lucky Charms; General Mills
  26. 25. Two Ways to Win in the Ring…
    Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.
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