Legends of the Dark Knight #1 [Blue Cover]
(November 1989)

DC, 1989 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 1.85 CAD
Pages
40
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1989-10-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Andrew Helfer; Kevin Dooley (assistant editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Outer cover in blue.

Shaman Part One of Five (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan; George Pratt (painting) (signed)
Inks
George Pratt (painting) (signed)
Colors
George Pratt (painting) (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Traditional cover format with price and date, but inside outer cover for this issue. Dean Motter did the cover design and logo for this first arc.

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

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Andrew Helfer ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

The writer explains the logic behind the double cover and importance of the debut of a new Batman solo book, the first since 1940. This appears on the inside front (outer) cover.

Shaman Book One (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils
Ed Hannigan
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
Richmond Lewis
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Thomas Woodley (villain; introduction); Tribal Shaman; Shaman's daughter
Synopsis
Bruce Wayne (pre-Batman) studies with a bounty hunter tracking a criminal in Alaska. He is saved by a Shaman who tells him a story about a bat and a raven, while wearing a ceremonial bat-mask.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Batman Year One story is expanded a bit in this storyline.

[Shocker poster] (Table of Contents: 4)

Shocker / insert or dust jacket / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

This is a poster for the movie Shocker from Wes Craven.

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

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Batman silhouette on back of outer cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Shaman Part One of Five
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Shaman Book One
    Batman
  5. 4. [Shocker poster]
    Shocker
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Batman
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