Batman Secret Files #1 [Direct Sales]
(October 1997)

DC, 1997 Series
 
Price
4.95 USD; 6.95 CAD
Pages
68
On-sale date
1997-08-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
761941210582 00111
Editing
KC Carlson; Frank Berrios (assistant); Darren Vincenzo (associate); Jordan B. Gorfinkel (associate); Dennis O'Neil (group editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Batman Secret Files and Origins (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Scott McDaniel (signed)
Inks
Karl Story (signed)
Colors
Patrick Martin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman

Batman Secret Files and Origins (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Scott McDaniel
Inks
Karl Story ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Azrael [Jean Paul Valley]

Indexer Notes

Title page.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Gazing Back: The Secret Origin of the Batman (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Devin K. Grayson
Pencils
Staz Johnson (layouts); James A. Hodgkins (finishes)
Inks
James A. Hodgkins
Colors
Gloria Vasquez; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Bill Oakley

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Thomas Wayne (dies); Martha Wayne (dies); Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
As Batman saves a young boy and his parents in an alley, he reflects on the path that brought him there.
Reprints

Who is Bruce Wayne? (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Chuck Dixon
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Tom McCraw

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [Batman]; Lucius Fox
Synopsis
Newspaper article about Bruce Wayne.

The Dark Knight Detective (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Mark Buckingham
Inks
Mark Buckingham
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Aerial Avenger (Table of Contents: 6)

Nightwing / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Scott McDaniel (signed)
Inks
Karl Story (signed)
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Dick Grayson]

The Boy Wonder (Table of Contents: 7)

Robin / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Staz Johnson
Inks
Stan Woch
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Tim Drake]

Gotham City Police Dept.: Jim Gordon (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman; Gotham City Police Dept. / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Lee Weeks
Inks
Lee Weeks
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Commissioner James Gordon
Reprints

Gotham City Police Dept.: GCPD (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman; Gotham City Police Dept. / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Scott McDaniel (signed)
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lieutenant Sarah Essen-Gordon; Sargeant Harvey Bullock; Detective Mackenzie Bock [Hardback]; Detective Renee Montoya; Lieutenant Stan Kitch; Detective Caz Calluci; Detective Kevin Soong [Survivor]; Billy Pettit

Guided Tour: The Batcave (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman; Robin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Graham Nolan
Pencils
Graham Nolan
Inks
Bob McLeod
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Tim Drake]; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
A tour of the Batcave.
Reprints

Alfred (Table of Contents: 11)

Alfred Pennyworth; Batman / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Lee Weeks
Inks
Lee Weeks
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth

Interview: Alfred Pennyworth (Table of Contents: 12)

Alfred Pennyworth; Batman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Bill Sienkiewicz
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
An interview with Alfred Pennyworth.

Birds of Prey (Table of Contents: 13)

Birds of Prey / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
John Dell
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Birds of Prey [Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]]

The Urban Enforcer (Table of Contents: 14)

Huntress / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Brian Apthorp (signed)
Inks
Wayne Faucher (signed)
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Huntress [Helena Bertinelli]

The Feline Fatale (Table of Contents: 15)

Catwoman / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Jim Balent (signed)
Inks
Jim Balent (signed)
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]

Upon the Shoulders of Giants: The Men Behind Gotham (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
A book excerpt from "The Men Behind Gotham", which is a Wayne family history.

The Avenging Angel (Table of Contents: 17)

Azrael / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Roger Robinson (signed)
Inks
James Pascoe (signed)
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Azrael [Jean Paul Valley]

Azrael Supporting Cast (Table of Contents: 18)

Azrael / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Roger Robinson (signed)
Inks
James Pascoe (signed)
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Brian Bryan; Sister Lilhy; Nomoz

The Vigilante Vixen (Table of Contents: 19)

Spoiler / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Stefano Raffaele (signed)
Inks
Stan Woch (signed)
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]

Lost Pages: How Batman Gets His Equipment (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chuck Dixon
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Lucius Fox
Synopsis
The answer to the question - How does Batman get his stuff into the Batcave?

Batman Timeline (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A 10 year Batman timeline.

From the Desk of Dr. Dennis O'Goodwin (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kelley Puckett
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
An analysis of the Batman's persona by a psychiatrist.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman Secret Files and Origins
    Batman
  2. 1. Batman Secret Files and Origins
    Batman
  3. 2. Table of Contents
    Batman
  4. 3. Gazing Back: The Secret Origin of the Batman
    Batman
  5. 4. Who is Bruce Wayne?
    Batman
  6. 5. The Dark Knight Detective
    Batman
  7. 6. Aerial Avenger
    Nightwing
  8. 7. The Boy Wonder
    Robin
  9. 8. Gotham City Police Dept.: Jim Gordon
    Batman; Gotham City Police Dept.
  10. 9. Gotham City Police Dept.: GCPD
    Batman; Gotham City Police Dept.
  11. 10. Guided Tour: The Batcave
    Batman; Robin
  12. 11. Alfred
    Alfred Pennyworth; Batman
  13. 12. Interview: Alfred Pennyworth
    Alfred Pennyworth; Batman
  14. 13. Birds of Prey
    Birds of Prey
  15. 14. The Urban Enforcer
    Huntress
  16. 15. The Feline Fatale
    Catwoman
  17. 16. Upon the Shoulders of Giants: The Men Behind Gotham
    Batman
  18. 17. The Avenging Angel
    Azrael
  19. 18. Azrael Supporting Cast
    Azrael
  20. 19. The Vigilante Vixen
    Spoiler
  21. 20. Lost Pages: How Batman Gets His Equipment
    Batman
  22. 21. Batman Timeline
    Batman
  23. 22. From the Desk of Dr. Dennis O'Goodwin
    Batman
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