(2008 [January 2009])

DC, 2008 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Pages
228
On-sale Date
2008-11-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
1-4012-1928-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401219284 51999
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gotham / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Calafiore
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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Book One: Kidnapped (Table of Contents: 1)

Gotham / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Tieri
Pencils
Jim Calafiore
Inks
Jack Purcell
Colors
Brian Reber
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
Matches Malone [Bruce Wayne; Batman]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Bane; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Plastique [Bette Sans Souci]]; VILLAINS: Hugo Strange; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Tobias Whale; Mr. Galante (dies)
Synopsis
The villains of Gotham know that several of their number have mysteriously disappeared, and a struggle for power has begun. Batman is working undercover as Matches Malone while his allies handle things publicly.
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Book Two: Gangs of Gotham (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Tieri
Pencils
Jim Calafiore [as J. Calafiore]
Inks
Jim Calafiore (pages 1-4); Jack Purcell (pages 5-22)
Colors
Brian Reber
Letters
John J. Hill

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [as Matches Malone; Batman]; Dick Grayson [as Freddie Dinardo; Nightwing]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Huntress [Helena Bertinelli] (cameo); Question [Renee Montoya] (cameo); Spoiler; VILLAINS: Irish Wounded Ravens (cameo; flashback); Italian East-Siders (cameo; flashback); Free Men Gang (cameo; flashback); Jewish Sons of David (cameo; flashback); All-Americans (cameo; flashback); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Tobias Whale; Lockdown; Killer Moth; Firefly; Ventriloquist [Sugar; Scarface]; Mr. Zsasz (cameo)
Synopsis
Tobias Whale makes a move to take over crime in Gotham.
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Book Three: Fancy Meeting You Here... (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Tieri
Pencils
Jim Calafiore
Inks
Jack Purcell
Colors
Brian Reber
Letters
Randy Gentile

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [as Matches Malone; Batman]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Spoiler; Suicide Squad [Bane; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Captain Boomerang, Jr. [Owen Mercer]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Plastique [Bette Sans Souci]]; VILLAINS: Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Tobias Whale; Lockdown; Killer Moth; Firefly; Ventriloquist [Sugar; Scarface]; Mr. Zsasz; Hugo Strange; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Mad Hatter [Jervis Tetch]; Johnny Stitches [Johnny Denetto]
Synopsis
The Scarecrow escapes and tries to warn the other criminals about the Penguin and the Suicide Squad. Meanwhile, it's Matches Malone versus Mr. Zsasz - to the death!
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Book Four: Scars (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Tieri
Pencils
Jim Calafiore [as J. Calafiore]
Inks
Jack Purcell
Colors
Brian Reber
Letters
Randy Gentile

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [as Matches Malone; Batman]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Spoiler; Dick Grayson [as Freddie Dinardo; Nightwing]; Vigilante; Commissioner James Gordon; Harvey Bullock; VILLAINS: Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Tobias Whale; Lockdown; Killer Moth; Firefly; Ventriloquist [Sugar; Scarface]; Johnny Stitches [Johnny Denetto]; Great White Shark; Ugly Mannheim
Synopsis
The villains continue to jockey for position in the new crime hierarchy of Gotham. An injured Matches Malone escapes from the prison infirmary. Oracle's headquarters is breached.
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Book 5: Pieces of the Puzzle (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Tieri
Pencils
Jim Calafiore [as J. Calafiore]
Inks
Jack Purcell
Colors
Brian Reber
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [as Matches Malone; Batman]; Captain Maggie Sawyer; VILLAINS: Tobias Whale; Johnny Stitches [Johnny Denetto; also as Handsome Johnny] (origin); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Joker; Mr. Jessup; Amygdala; Ugly Mannheim [Bruno Mannheim]; Desaad; The Hundred; Bane
Synopsis
The Penguin offers super-enhancement equipment to Gotham's gangs. Johnny Stitches recalls the torture that ruined his face.
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Book Six: Breaking Out (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Tieri
Pencils
Jim Calafiore [as J. Calafiore]
Inks
Jack Purcell; Mark McKenna
Colors
Brian Reber
Letters
Sal Cipriano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [as Matches Malone; Batman]; Alfred Pennyworth; Robin [Tim Drake]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Spoiler; Dick Grayson [as Freddie Dinardo; Nightwing] (gets shot); Leslie Thompkins (hallucination?); Vigilante [Dorian Chase]; Suicide Squad [Bane (flashback); Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner] (flashback); Deadshot [Floyd Lawton] (flashback); Plastique [Bette Sans Souci] (flashback)]; VILLAINS: Tobias Whale; The Hundred; Johnny Stitches [Johnny Denetto] (in photo); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; The New Rogues; Dead End Boys; The Five Points Gang; L.O.D.; Femmes Fatales; Great White Shark
Synopsis
Batman finds out how Great White Shark ended up in the hospital ward in the prison, and also first learns about the villains being sent to the prison planet. Tobias Whale and the Penguin go to war, and Nightwing is shot.
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Book Seven: War (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Tieri
Pencils
Jim Calafiore [as J. Calafiore]
Inks
Jack Purcell; Mark McKenna
Colors
Brian Reber
Letters
Sal Cipriano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Dick Grayson [as Freddie Dinardo; Nightwing]; Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]; Huntress [Helena Bertinelli]; Leslie Thompkins (hallucination); Vigilante; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Tobias Whale (villain); The Hundred (villains); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); The New Rogues (villains); Dead End Boys (villains); The Five Points Gang (villains); L.O.D. (villains); Femmes Fatales (villains)
Synopsis
Riddler allies himself with Nightwing but is later taken down by the Penguin. Penguin and Tobias Whale come to an undertsanding.
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Book Eight: The Ticking Clock (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Tieri
Pencils
Jim Calafiore [as J. Calafiore]
Inks
Jack Purcell
Colors
Brian Reber
Letters
Sal Cipriano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Commissioner James Gordon; Vigilante; Tobias Whale (villain); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); The New Rogues (villains); Dead End Boys (villains); The Five Points Gang (villains); L.O.D. (villains); Femmes Fatales (villains); Johnny Stitches [Johnny Denetto] (villain)
Synopsis
Batman faces off against Vigilante, while Johnny Stitches makes his move against the Penguin.
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Book Nine: The Day the Penguin Died (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Tieri
Pencils
Jim Calafiore [as J. Calafiore]
Inks
Jack Purcell
Colors
Brian Reber
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Commissioner James Gordon; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Huntress [Helena Bertinelli] (cameo); Wildcat [Ted Grant] (cameo); Outsiders [Batgirl [Cassandra Cain]; Grace Choi; Geo-Force [Brion Markov]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Katana [Tatsu Yamashiro]; Metamorpho [Rex Mason]] (cameo); Thunder [Anissa Pierce] (cameo); Sir Nigel Cobblepot (picture); Col. Nathan Cobblepot (picture); Theodore Cobblepot (picture); Mrs. Cobblepot (Oswald's mother; picture); Tobias Whale (villain); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Johnny Stitches [Johnny Denetto] (villain); Bruno (villain); Ugly Mannheim (villain); Intergang (villains)
Synopsis
Batman maneuvers Penguin into cutting a deal with him so that they can eventually force Intergang out of Gotham.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gotham
  2. 1. Book One: Kidnapped
    Gotham
  3. 2. Book Two: Gangs of Gotham
    Batman
  4. 3. Book Three: Fancy Meeting You Here...
    Batman
  5. 4. Book Four: Scars
    Batman
  6. 5. Book 5: Pieces of the Puzzle
    Batman
  7. 6. Book Six: Breaking Out
    Batman
  8. 7. Book Seven: War
    Batman
  9. 8. Book Eight: The Ticking Clock
    Batman
  10. 9. Book Nine: The Day the Penguin Died
    Batman
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