(1989)

DC, 1989 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.00 FREE
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1989
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Promotional giveaway for DC trade paperbacks. The word FREE is superimposed on 1.00 USD and 1.25 CAD cover prices.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman; Camelot 3000; Justice League; Teen Titans / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Mazzucchelli; Brian Bolland; Kevin Maguire; George Pérez
Inks
David Mazzucchelli; Bruce Patterson; Kevin Maguire; George Pérez
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Batman; Justice League [Guy Gardner; Martian Manhunter; Batman]; King Arthur; Teen Titans [Cyborg; Nightwing; Starfire]

Indexer Notes

The main image is taken from the splash page of the Batman story in Batman #407.

The New Age of Comics! (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as The Editors] (introduction); ? (promo)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Introduction, promo for the various collected editions the stories printed in this issue are also collected in. Also includes the indicia.

The Origin of the Batman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin retold in detail); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Thomas Wayne (flashback, death); Martha Wayne (flashback, death); Joe Chill (villain, name revealed in this story, Thomas and Martha Wayne's murderer, death); Feets Borgam (killer, death); Monty Julep (illegal gambler, death)
Synopsis
While investigating criminal activity at a transport company, Batman recognizes the owner, Joe Chill, as the man who killed Thomas and Martha Wayne years before. Batman tries to find evidence of Chill's illegal operations, but when he fails, he decides to reveal his identity to Chill and tells him that will be watching him and will catch him eventually. In a panic, Chill flees to his gang, but when they find out Chill is responsible for Batman's existence they shoot him, and only after do they realize that they should have asked Chill for Batman's real name.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story credited to Bob Kane and Lou Schwartz.

[The Past and Future King!] (Table of Contents: 3)

Camelot 3000 / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Brian Bolland
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Guinevere [Joan Acton]; King Arthur; Merlin; Morgan Le Fay; Sir Lancelot [Jules Futrelle]
Synopsis
Jules Futrelle becomes Sir Lancelot and Morgan Le Fay plots New Camelot's destruction.
Reprints

[Gray Life, Gray Dreams] (Table of Contents: 4)

Justice League / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (plot); J. M. DeMatteis (script)
Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Kevin Maguire
Inks
Al Gordon
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Bob Lappan
Editing
Andrew Helfer (original editor)

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Justice League [Batman; Black Canary; Blue Beetle; Booster Gold; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Martian Manhunter; Mister Miracle]
Synopsis
Guy Gardner unsuccessfully challenges Batman's leadership of the Justice League.
Reprints

[Crossroads] (Table of Contents: 5)

Teen Titans / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (plot, script); George Pérez (plot)
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (in a reflecton); Deathstroke; Teen Titans [Changeling; Cyborg; Raven; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Starfire; Terra; Wonder Girl]; Wintergreen
Synopsis
Robin retires while Deathstroke watches.
Reprints

A Guide to Comics Collecting (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don Thompson; Maggie Thompson
Pencils
various (cover reprints)
Inks
various (cover reprints)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes miniature black and white cover reprints of Famous Funnies #1, Action Comics #1, Marvel Comics #1 and Showcase #4. Chapter titles: Comic Buyer's Guide Introduction to Comics Collecting; Comics History; Comics Collecting Then; Comics Collecting Now; Before You Collect; Condition Guide; Definitions.

Even Super-Heroes Take Time Off for Their Weekly Comics Buyer's Guide (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Camelot 3000; Justice League; Teen Titans
  2. 1. The New Age of Comics!
  3. 2. The Origin of the Batman!
    Batman
  4. 3. [The Past and Future King!]
    Camelot 3000
  5. 4. [Gray Life, Gray Dreams]
    Justice League
  6. 5. [Crossroads]
    Teen Titans
  7. 6. A Guide to Comics Collecting
  8. 7. Even Super-Heroes Take Time Off for Their Weekly Comics Buyer's Guide
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