This issue is a variant of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #500 [Regular Edition Kelley Jones art]. There exist further variants.
Special edition has die-cut cover with 3.95 USD; 4.95 CAD price and two Batman postcards.
The die-cut cover is actually a double cover. Batman [Bruce Wayne] appears on the outer front cover, and when lifting the die-cut portion, Batman [Jean-Paul Valley] appears in the same scene, replacing Bruce. The left side of the inner cover (the back side of the front outer die-cut cover) shows Robin being threatened by Bane in a continuation of the Jean-Paul Valley art. The back inside cover also shows the same scene of Robin being threatened by Bane in a continuation of the Bruce Wayne art from the front outer cover.
There are 2 double-page covers: 1) the outer cover featuring Bruce Wayne as Batman which continues on the inside rear cover where Bane and Robin appear, and 2) the inner cover below the die-cut cover featuring Jean-Paul Valley as Batman with Bane and Robin appearing on the back side of the front die-cut cover.
Jean-Paul first uses the new Batman costume.
postcard insert - Classic Batman
postcard insert - the New Batman