Batman #427 [Newsstand]
([Winter] 1988)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1988-10-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Publisher's Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
070989304307 27
Editing
Denny O'Neil (editor); Dan Raspler (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

The newsstand edition has no UPC code on lower right hand side and does not have the 1-800 number on the inside of the issue.

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #147.
This issue is a variant of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #427 [Direct].

A Death in the Family, Book Two of Four (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]
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Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

A Death in the Family, Chapter 3 & 4 (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 44 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-3628
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Sheila Haywood (introduction); Joker (villain); Lady Shiva (villain); Alfred Pennyworth (flashback)
Synopsis
Jason meets his real mother, Sheila Haywood, but she turns out to be working for the Joker and allows her son to fall into his deadly hands inside a warehouse. Joker beats Robin with a crowbar and leaves him for dead as a badly beaten Robin attempts to save his mom and himself from the dynamite left behind by the Joker as he leaves them both to a horrible fate. Batman watches in horror as the warehouse containing Jason and Sheila blows up, too late to stop the Joker.
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Robin Will Die Because the Joker Wants Revenge, but You Can Prevent It with a Telephone Call. (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)