Batman #452 [Direct]
(Early August 1990)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1990-06-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Denny O'Neil (editor); Dan Raspler (associate editor)

Issue Notes

Dark Knight Dark City, Part One of Three (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed as Mignola)
Inks
George Pratt (signed as P.)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Dark Knight, Dark City [Part I] (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan (credited) (writer)
Pencils
Kieron Dwyer (credited)
Inks
Dennis Janke (credited)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-5590
First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the confessions of Jacob Storkman 1793.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; John Constantine; Thomas Jefferson (cameo); Alfred Pennyworth; Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain); Barbatos [Hyper-Adapter] (villain); Doctor Hurt [Thomas Wayne] (Bruce Wayne's ancestor from 1700s, not his father) (villain)
Synopsis
Batman is led through a labyrinthine urban maze by his old nemesis the Riddler, who seems to have changed into an abominable monster with one purpose: to drive Batman insane. As, in the present day, Batman takes on the Riddler's challenges, while in the past the story also explores the connection between Gotham City and the occult.
Reprints
Keywords
history; human sacrifice; occult; presidents

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Batman (DC, 1940 series) 453.

One of the books on which the library guard is standing is 'Seduction of the Innocent' by Dr. Fredric Wertham, a 1950s study of the influence of comic books on the youth of the time, blaming them for causing juvenile delinquency. It created alarm in parents and led directly to the formation of the Comics Code Authority.

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

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

Script
KC Carlson (credited)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-5590
Synopsis
Letters from Ken Barron, Kip Talbot, Chris Camerute, Brian Warren, Lon Wolf, John C. Burk, Christoph Weiss and Cousins-German.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Dark Knight Dark City, Part One of Three
    Batman
  2. 1. Dark Knight, Dark City [Part I]
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bat-Signals [l]
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