This issue is a variant of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #428 [Direct Sales].
2 different covers: Direct Sales, with a further cover description of the issue's inside story in place of the upc on bottom right hand corner, unlike the Newsstand edition, which has the upc there.
Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.
Letters of comment from Richard E. Hopkins, M.A. McConnell, Russ Bedell, Joel Cruz, Jerry Smith, Joseph Olszewski, Daniel Snyder, George Gustines, Charlie Harris, Rick Peterson and Rich Kreiner. Includes "From the Den" column.