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  • Item #41217923
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    Auction Item: All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder (2005) 5B VF 8.0

    Starts Mar 27

    VARIANT COVER BY FRANK MILLER Written by Frank Miller Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams The pulse-pounding adventure continues with the All Star creative team of Frank Miller, Jim Lee & Scott Williams! The Batman puts Dick Grayson to the ultimate test, and the orphaned aerialist must make a difficult choice before becoming Robin, the Boy Wonder! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information. Cover price $2.99.

  • Item #42656003
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    Published Sep 2010 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batgirl (2009 3rd Series) 12 VF+ 8.5

    Starts Mar 27

    Flood: Part 4 of 4 - Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER. Art by LEE GARBETT, PERE PEREZ and WALDEN WONG. Cover by STANLEY 'ARTGERM' LAU. It's the end of Batgirl's first year as a member of the Bat-family, and the stakes couldn't be higher! Stephanie Brown must risk her life to break into the Calculator's secret lair in an attempt to save Oracle and all of Gotham City from his techno-plague. And finally, the Calculator's daughter accepts her true destiny! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Item #42114179
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    Published Mar 1941 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 5 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing. Interrupts art and story. 1-1/2" spine split from top of comic.
    Starts Apr 3

    Cover by Bob Kane. "The Riddle of the Missing Card!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); With the help of some new partners in crime, the Joker sets up a gambling ship for the rich and wealthy, hoping to get them drunk so that they can be pumped for information about their valuable jewels. True-isms filler page by Henry Boltinoff. "Book of Enchantment," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman and Robin are sent to Fairyland by an inventor's strange machine that allows people to actually enter into the scenario of a book they are reading in order to try to locate his daughter he had sent there a few days earlier and return her safely. "The Case of the Honest Crook!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman helps out a young convict released from prison who is having trouble getting an honest job to support his new, but sick wife; The Caped Crusaders then vow to help track down the rats who set him up to be arrested. "Crime Does Not Pay," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman finds it very odd that a bank robber he is fighting with comes to the aid of another until he realizes that they are brothers. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42114182
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1941 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 6 PR 0.5

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    Cover by Bob Kane. "Murder On Parole," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Convict Chick Miller has been paroled from prison, but doesn't realize that it was part of an operation to get men out in order to serve a mysterious "boss"; When Miller balks at the option, he is shot, but Batman rescues him. U.S. Quiz activity page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Clock Maker!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Batman faces up to a challenge made by a eccentric clock maker, who charges Bruce Wayne and other wealthy businessmen of "killing" time, and who brands them as murderers. "The Secret of the Iron Jungle," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman and Robin must head for the Page Oil Company fields to deal with the attempt by Linda Page's father's partner to push him out of the oil business before an expected oil gusher occurs and drives the price of the company stock up. "The Rustler" text story by Gardner F. Fox, art by Raymond Perry. "Suicide Beat!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); A young policeman takes over Suicide Beat after his father is shot down and killed by local racketeers, and he vows to bring the guilty in for judgment, no matter what. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42711227
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1943 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 18 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465454006
    Starts Apr 3

    Cover pencils by Ed Kressey, Dick Sprang, and Stan Kaye, inks by Dick Sprang and Stan Kaye. "The Secret of Hunter's Inn!", script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman and Robin, in their everyday identities as Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson (accompanied by Alfred), are investigating Hunter's Inn, the scene of many robberies of wealthy patrons and run into the Tweed Brothers. One-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Robin Studies His Lessons!", script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; When Dick brings home a miserable report card, Bruce relegates the youngster to studying at home instead of gallivanting about as Robin, the Boy Wonder! One-page Chief Hot Foot story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Good Samaritan Cops," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); In the first story of a series, Batman and Robin meet and work with different agencies within the realm of the Police Department: in this story, it's the Police Emergency Squad. "Boarders Away!" text story by Tod Lowry. "The Crime Surgeon!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; The Crime Surgeon, after successfully operating on and saving the life of the Warden at the prison he is incarcerated in, makes good his escape and re-opens his Crime Clinic: an agency that helps crooks to better carry out their crimes! 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42114197
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    Published May 1944 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 22 VG 4.0

    Starts Apr 3

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "The Duped Domestics!", script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; Alfred is in love, and to impress the fair maid he has designs on, he poses as the Batman, unaware that his "girl" is actually the Catwoman in disguise! "Dick Grayson, Telegraph Boy!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; A cleaver gangster and his gang use a powerful telescope to look in on various places of interest, like banks and museums, and discover which places they can carry out profitable heists. 1-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Conversational Clue!", script by Mort Weisinger, art by Jerry Robinson; Overhearing an accidental conversation in the library, Alfred decides to follow it up and it leads him into a life and death situation for him unless he can put the practices into play that he has learned from Batman. 1-page Judge Jollopy story by Jack Farr. Waste Paper Has Become a Weapon of War! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Jerry Robinson. "Deduct a Murder" text story by Walt Cochrane. "The Cavalier Rides Again!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris; The Cavalier, still smarting from his previous encounter with the Caped Crusaders, taunts his foes once more as he seeks to add the Meerbrandt model of the Magi Diamond to his "Chamber of Prizes." 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43040045
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 26 PGX 6.5

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    Starts Apr 3

    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "Twenty-Ton Robbery!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); The Cavalier returns in disguise to acquire a new mob that he plans to use to rob the city blind, but the theft of a whale undoes his plans. "Recipe for Revenge!", script by Jack Schiff, art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred criticizes Bruce and Dick for not eating healthy meals, because of the crime-fighting activities, so he heads to the market to stock up on "good" food and runs headlong into a case he thinks that only he can solve. "The Year 3000!", script by Joseph Greene, art by Dick Sprang; In the year 3000, a man, who is the direct descendant of Bruce Wayne, and his son, run across a time capsule containing the exploits of Batman and Robin, and don those guises in order to fight and rally support against a warlord named Fura. "Night Rider" text story by Tod Lowry. "Crime Comes to Lost Mesa!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang; Two criminals enlist the aid of an Indian medicine man as a cover to allow them to rob the tribal temple of its riches. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42114209
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    Published Jan 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 26 FN- 5.5

    Starts Apr 3

    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "Twenty-Ton Robbery!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); The Cavalier returns in disguise to acquire a new mob that he plans to use to rob the city blind, but the theft of a whale undoes his plans. "Recipe for Revenge!", script by Jack Schiff, art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred criticizes Bruce and Dick for not eating healthy meals, because of the crime-fighting activities, so he heads to the market to stock up on "good" food and runs headlong into a case he thinks that only he can solve. "The Year 3000!", script by Joseph Greene, art by Dick Sprang; In the year 3000, a man, who is the direct descendant of Bruce Wayne, and his son, run across a time capsule containing the exploits of Batman and Robin, and don those guises in order to fight and rally support against a warlord named Fura. "Night Rider" text story by Tod Lowry. "Crime Comes to Lost Mesa!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang; Two criminals enlist the aid of an Indian medicine man as a cover to allow them to rob the tribal temple of its riches. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42114224
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1946 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 32 FN- 5.5

    Starts Apr 3

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Rackety-Rax Racket!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); A series of college fraternity initiation rites are used by the Crime Clown to further enhance his own wealth, using Robin himself to carry them out. "Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang; Robins origin retold; villains Boss Zucco and Stick-Up Sidney appear. "Return To the Crime" text story by Mal Parton. "In the Soup!", art by Jerry Robinson; At the request of one of Bruce Wayne's friends, Alfred is loaned out to walk the lady's dog of all things; However, while doing this menial chore, the brave butler stumbles upon a case that will test his detective abilities - a case involving giant turtles. "All For One, One For All!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang; Time-travel story, based on Dumas's characters in "The Three Musketeers." 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41750768
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1960 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 134 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Apr 3

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Rainbow Creature," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The Caped Crusaders, in South America to provide assistance to a leader, encounter a strange rainbow-colored creature that has emerged from a volcano. One-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. Bike Safety = Bike Fun! public service announcement, art by Bernard Baily. "Batman's Secret Enemy," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Bruce receives a very disturbing letter from someone, indicating that they know Batman's secret identity; The Caped Crusaders cature three crooks, believing any one of them may have written the letter. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Deadly Dummy," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Hurt deeply by people making fun of him because of his size, Danny decides to turn to crime and runs into the Caped Crusaders. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42114584
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 143 GD 2.0

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    Last 10-cent cover price. Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Twice-Told Tale of Batman and Robin," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; After the Caped Crusaders round up a gang of jewel thieves, Robin fantasizes how the adventure would be retold in the future as a mythological tale involving giants and flying creatures. Half-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Blind Batman," script by Arnold Drake, art by Sheldon Moldoff; A bump on the head renders Batman blind temporarily, so he creates a set of radar ear plugs that allows him to combat criminals. A Message from Otto the Robot! public service announcement, art by Bernard Baily. "Bat-Hound and the Creature," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; While the Caped Crusaders battle Lippy Yates and his gang, Ace befriends a giant alien being, who eventually saves Batman's life. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42755816
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 146 VG- 3.5

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    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "Batman and Robin's Magical Powers," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When the Dynamic Duo save the life of a magician, he gives the Caped Crusaders certain powers, not realizing that when Batman and Robin use these powers, Bat-Mite is actually responsible for their amazing abilities. One-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret of the Leopard Boy," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The Caped Crusaders follow Smiley Fenton to Africa, who wants to get the diamonds stolen by Joe Taylor, whose plane crashed in the jungle. One-page Fingerprint Curios story, art by Morris Waldinger. "The Deadly Curse of Korabo," script by Arnold Drake, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin are called to the mountains to uncover the mystery of a giant hand that has been killing mountain climbers. From Many Lands public service announcement, art by Lou Cameron. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42114602
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    Published Aug 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 149 VG- 3.5

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    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Maestro of Crime," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Angered because of poor reviews of his music concerts, Payne Cardine turns to crime; Batman then uses a music expert to decipher the clues left behind by Cardine as the Mastero of Crime. "The Invaders from the Past," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The appearance of strange men through portals and the kidnapping of the Caped Crusaders by two Vikings all lead to the eventual capture of two crooks perpetuating a hoax. Half-page Homer story by Henry Boltinoff. "Batman Tunes in on Murder," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff inks by Charles Paris; The light reflected off the ring of a visiting Rajah allows Batman to tune in the thoughts of a person planning murder with a bomb. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42755801
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    Published Mar 1964 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 162 GD 2.0

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    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Batman Creature!", script by Dave Wood, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A mad scientist has invented a ray which turns men into animal creatures, who steal for him; When he turns the ray on Batman, turning the Caped Crusader into a creature, it's all Robin, Batwoman and Bat-Hound can do to stop him. Strange Old Laws humor/non-fiction page by Henry Boltinoff. "Robin's New Secret Identity!", script by Dave Wood, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Dick, bummed out because he can't play sports like the other boys his age, decides to disguise himself as a red-headed boy and then compete; During one of these competitions, he bumps his head, getting amnesia, and evens aid the Batman in tracking down some crooks. Give and Take public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The children take some broken and unused toys to Mr. Craig, who helps them to repair them and they then donate them to charity uses. Letter to the editor from Silver Age comics fan Edward Simpson III. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42791543
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    Published Oct 1964 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 167 VG 4.0

    Starts Mar 27

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Zero Hour for Earth!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; A dying Interpol man informs Batman that a criminal named Karabi has plans to instigate a nuclear war. Half-page filler about the component parts of the nucleus of an atom. 2/3-page Strange Laws humor/non-fiction feature by Henry Boltinoff. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41141588
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    Published Dec 1964 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 168 VG 4.0

    Starts Apr 17

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. "The Fight that Jolted Gotham City!", script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Joe Giella; Batman helps cure a circus strong man of his wild mood swings by deducing that radio music tends to cause aggressive behavior in him. Cap's Hobby Center activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. Crime-Writing Clues! non-fiction page. "How to Solve a Perfect Crime--In Reverse!", script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Joe Giella; The Mystery Analysts split up to search for the thief who purloined a valuable diamond, and it's Batman who discovers that one member of the Analysts is the guilty party! Letter to the editor from comic writer Bob Rozakis. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42789623
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    Published Dec 1964 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 168 VG- 3.5

    Starts Mar 27

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. "The Fight that Jolted Gotham City!", script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Joe Giella; Batman helps cure a circus strong man of his wild mood swings by deducing that radio music tends to cause aggressive behavior in him. Cap's Hobby Center activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. Crime-Writing Clues! non-fiction page. "How to Solve a Perfect Crime--In Reverse!", script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Joe Giella; The Mystery Analysts split up to search for the thief who purloined a valuable diamond, and it's Batman who discovers that one member of the Analysts is the guilty party! Letter to the editor from comic writer Bob Rozakis. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42791426
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    Published Dec 1965 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 177 VG- 3.5

    Starts Mar 27

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. Builders of the Future! public service announcement about the importance of UNESCO funding in building schools in Africa, art by Sheldon Moldoff. "Two Batmen Too Many!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Batman concocts a scheme against numbers racketeer Ed Garvey to prove conclusively that the crook planned and carried out the Kimber Gem job. One-page Cap's Hobby Center activity page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Art Gallery of Rogues!", script by John Broome, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Sid Greene; Batman deduces that a man named Lathrop has stolen some artwork from a gallery and passed it off to one of his henchmen in order to get a grant from the Alfred Foundation. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42791453
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    Published May 1966 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 180 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Death Knocks Three Times!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Batman stops a crook in a skeleton costume who boasts that he will escape justice; On the way from the courtroom, the man falls over and apparently dies, a fact that haunts the Batman, especially when he thinks of the man's boast; When Death-Man reappears, the Caped Crusaders get him again, only to have him die a second time, only to be resurrected again; Batman wonders: will the third time be the "lucky" charm that ends this menace? Cap's Hobby Hints activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. Health Myths Debunked! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff; How to treat frostbite, a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster? Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42486602
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    Published Jun 1966 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 181 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0301661007
    Starts Apr 3

    The 1st appearance of Poison Ivy. Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Beware of--Poison Ivy!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; While Bruce and Dick are attending an art show, a woman shows up, claiming to be the greatest criminal of those currently residing in Gotham. Centerspread is a great two-page color poster of Batman and Robin, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Perfect Crime--Slightly Imperfect!", script by Gardner Fox, inks by Sid Greene; At the latest meeting of the Anaylists, Kaye announces that she didn't write her latest book, and seems to be threatened by a voice from her brooch; Batman has a feeling that the Kaye at the meeting is an imposter, so he looks into the matter. Letter from future comics writer Mike Friedrich. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42791483
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    Published Jun 1966 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 181 GD- 1.8

    • Heavy folding throughout interior.
    Starts Apr 3

    The 1st appearance of Poison Ivy. Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Beware of--Poison Ivy!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; While Bruce and Dick are attending an art show, a woman shows up, claiming to be the greatest criminal of those currently residing in Gotham. Centerspread is a great two-page color poster of Batman and Robin, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Perfect Crime--Slightly Imperfect!", script by Gardner Fox, inks by Sid Greene; At the latest meeting of the Anaylists, Kaye announces that she didn't write her latest book, and seems to be threatened by a voice from her brooch; Batman has a feeling that the Kaye at the meeting is an imposter, so he looks into the matter. Letter from future comics writer Mike Friedrich. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42530831
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    Published Jun 1970 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 222 FN 6.0

    Starts Apr 3

    Batman and Robin star in "Dead Till Proven Alive!" Script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano. Batman stars in "Case of No Consequence!" Letters to the editor from comic writer Mike Barr, comic artist John Workman, and comics historian Bill Schelly. Beatles cover appearance; Neal Adams pencils. Cover price $0.15.

  • Item #42880946
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    Published Jun 1971 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 232 CGC 9.0

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    • Label #0301661009
    Starts Apr 3

    1st appearance of Ra's Al Ghul. Last 15-cent cover price. Cover by Neal Adams. "Daughter of the Demon," script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano; Origin of Batman and Robin retold; Robin returns home from a night of adventuring; Two gunmen armed with tranquilizer darts shoot the Boy Wonder and take him prisoner; Later, Bruce Wayne receives a photograph of his kidnapped partner and a challenge to find him; Ra's Al Ghul contacts deduce that Bruce Wayne and the Batman are one in the same; He calls upon the world's greatest detective to help him find his daughter Talia, who also has been kidnapped. Letter to the editor by Mike W. Barr. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Item #42791519
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    Published Jun 1971 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 232 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Apr 3

    1st appearance of Ra's Al Ghul. Last 15-cent cover price. Cover by Neal Adams. "Daughter of the Demon," script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano; Origin of Batman and Robin retold; Robin returns home from a night of adventuring; Two gunmen armed with tranquilizer darts shoot the Boy Wonder and take him prisoner; Later, Bruce Wayne receives a photograph of his kidnapped partner and a challenge to find him; Ra's Al Ghul contacts deduce that Bruce Wayne and the Batman are one in the same; He calls upon the world's greatest detective to help him find his daughter Talia, who also has been kidnapped. Letter to the editor by Mike W. Barr. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

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    Published Sep 1972 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 244 VG- 3.5

    Starts Mar 27

    Ra's Al Ghul is back, and with a vengeance. Can Batman defeat the Demon in a one-on-one duel to the death? "The Demon Lives Again!" Talia appearance. Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano. Robin stars in the solo adventure "Teen-Age Trap!" Script by Elliot Maggin, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Giordano. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Sep 1973 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 251 VG 4.0

    Starts Apr 3

    The Clown Prince of Crime is back in Gotham, and he's going to make everyone pay in this classic story. "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!" Script by Denny O'Neil, art and cover by Neal Adams. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Feb 1976 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 272 CGC 9.2

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0277847013
    Starts Mar 27

    Cover art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. The Underworld Olympics '76! starring Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inks by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); Underworld Crime Olympics '76 members go to Gotham to compete in a crime contest. Hostess Cup Cakes ad starring Captain Marvel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Published Mar 1983 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 357 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1463703020
    Starts Mar 27

    1st printing. 1st appearance of Jason Todd and Killer Croc (cameo). Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. "Squid" starring Batman, Dick Grayson, Commissioner Gordon, Hamilton Hill, Joey Taylor, Waldo Flynn, Olivia Ortega, and the Squid (first appearance), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Alfredo Alcala; The Squid comes to Gotham City to launch a takeover of its underworld, and to trap the Batman; A mobster offering crooked protection threatens a circus owner; Refusing to give in, the owner unwittingly puts a target on the heads of his star performers, a husband and wife trapeze act; Days later, a young boy discoveres that his parents had been brutally murdered. Taken in by the sympathetic millionaire Bruce Wayne (Batman) the boy trains and becomes his new mentor's sidekick as Robin, the boy wonder; Not Dick Grayson, though--This time it was the copycat story of Jason Todd, the second person to become Robin. Letter to the editor from comics editor/writer Kevin Dooley. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

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    Published Mar 1983 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 357 FN- 5.5

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    1st printing. 1st appearance of Jason Todd and Killer Croc (cameo). Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. "Squid" starring Batman, Dick Grayson, Commissioner Gordon, Hamilton Hill, Joey Taylor, Waldo Flynn, Olivia Ortega, and the Squid (first appearance), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Alfredo Alcala; The Squid comes to Gotham City to launch a takeover of its underworld, and to trap the Batman; A mobster offering crooked protection threatens a circus owner; Refusing to give in, the owner unwittingly puts a target on the heads of his star performers, a husband and wife trapeze act; Days later, a young boy discoveres that his parents had been brutally murdered. Taken in by the sympathetic millionaire Bruce Wayne (Batman) the boy trains and becomes his new mentor's sidekick as Robin, the boy wonder; Not Dick Grayson, though--This time it was the copycat story of Jason Todd, the second person to become Robin. Letter to the editor from comics editor/writer Kevin Dooley. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

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    Published Apr 1983 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 358 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0289727015
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    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. 1st full appearance of Killer Croc in "Don't Mess with Killer Croc!" starring Batman, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth, Trina Todd, and The Squid, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Rodin Rodriguez; With the Squid eliminated, Killer Croc appoints himself the new head of the Gotham Underground as Batman puts together the pieces of Killer Croc's involvement in the Squid's death. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

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    Published Dec 1983 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 366 CGC 8.5

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1463703013
    Starts Mar 27

    Cover art by Walt Simonson. The Joker Is Wild! starring Batman, Jason Todd, Harvey Bullock, Barbara Gordon, Alfred, Julia Remarque, and Vicki Vale, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Alfredo Alcala; Jason Todd disguises himself as Robin to help battle The Joker. 32 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

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    Published Dec 1983 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 366 FN/VF 7.0

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    Cover art by Walt Simonson. The Joker Is Wild! starring Batman, Jason Todd, Harvey Bullock, Barbara Gordon, Alfred, Julia Remarque, and Vicki Vale, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Alfredo Alcala; Jason Todd disguises himself as Robin to help battle The Joker. 32 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

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    Tags: Night of the Owls (part 001 Prelude), Batman, DC New 52
    Published Nov 2011 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (2011 2nd Series) 1A NM- 9.2

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    FIRST PRINTING Cover by GREG CAPULLO Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION Be here for the start of a new era for The Dark Knight from writer Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM) and artist Greg Capullo (Spawn)! A series of brutal killings hints at an ancient conspiracy, and Batman learns that Gotham City is deadlier than he knew. First appearance of Harper Row (cameo, not named in issue) Cover price $2.99.

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    Tags: Night of the Owls (part 005 Prelude), Batman, DC New 52
    Published Mar 2012 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (2011 2nd Series) 5C VF+ 8.5

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    Limited 1 for 200 Variant Cover by Greg Capullo (W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion Deep beneath Gotham City lies the Court of Owls' deadliest trap - and Batman has fallen right into it! Can he escape, or will he perish in a maze of nightmare? Enter the labyrinth, Batman - if you dare! Cover price $2.99.

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    Published May 2015 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (2011 2nd Series) 40A CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
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    • Label #0259341008
    Starts Mar 27

    Endgame: The Conclusion - Written by Scott Snyder. Art and Cover by Greg Capullo and Danny Miki. The finale of 'Endgame' is here! Batman risks everything against The Joker! Who will laugh last? 40 pages, full color. Rated T Cover price $4.99.

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    Published Aug 2015 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (2011 2nd Series) 41SDCC CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Convention Edition.
    • Label #0265732004
    Starts Apr 3

    San Diego Comic Con Blueprint Variant Edition. Superheavy: Part 1 of 10 - Written by Scott Snyder. Art by Greg Capullo and Danny Miki. The all-new Batman makes his debut! Who is he, and what happens next? Find out here as a new era begins in Gotham City! 32 pages, full color. Rated T Cover price $3.99.

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    Auction Item: Batman Adventures (1992 1st Series) 12 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
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    • Label #0299175002
    Starts Apr 3

    1st appearance of Harley Quinn in a comic book. "Batgirl: Day One." Barbara Gordon attends a costume party dressed as Batgirl. Unfortunately, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn also decide to show up. Based on Batman The Animated Series. Script by Kelley Puckett, pencils by Mike Parobeck, inks by Rick Burchett. Cover by Parobeck. Cover price $1.25.

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    Auction Item: Batman Adventures (1992 1st Series) 12 GD 2.0

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    Starts Apr 3

    1st appearance of Harley Quinn in a comic book. "Batgirl: Day One." Barbara Gordon attends a costume party dressed as Batgirl. Unfortunately, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn also decide to show up. Based on Batman The Animated Series. Script by Kelley Puckett, pencils by Mike Parobeck, inks by Rick Burchett. Cover by Parobeck. Cover price $1.25.

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    Auction Item: Batman Adventures (1992 1st Series) 12FANEXPOG CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Timm "Virgin" Convention Edition.
    • Label #0309185015
    Starts Apr 3

    2016 Fan Expo Special Convention Virgin Variant Cover by Bruce Tim (3rd printing) - 1st appearance of Harley Quinn in a comic book. "Batgirl: Day One." Barbara Gordon attends a costume party dressed as Batgirl. Unfortunately, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn also decide to show up. Based on Batman The Animated Series. Script by Kelley Puckett, pencils by Mike Parobeck, inks by Rick Burchett. Cover by Parobeck.

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    Auction Item: Batman Adventures (1992 1st Series) Annual 1 VF 8.0

    Starts Mar 27

    Meet Roxy Rocket, a new villain facing Batman that forces him to recall times when some of his greatest foes including Harley Quinn, the Scarecrow and the Ventriloquist almost went straight. Written by Paul Dini, with art by Mike Parobeck, Bruce Timm, John Byrne, Klaus Janson, Dan DeCarlo, Matt Wagner and Rick Burchett. Cover by Timm. Cover price $2.95.

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    Auction Item: Batman and Robin Eternal (2015) 1B VF 8.0

    Starts Mar 27

    Limited 1 for 50 Retailer Incentive Variant Cover. Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV. Art by Tony S. Daniel. Cover by Mikel Janin. It's here at last-the sequel to the blockbuster weekly series BATMAN ETERNAL! Five years ago, Batman and Robin worked the most disturbing case of their crimefighting careers-bringing down the organization of the ultimate human trafficker, the mysterious woman known only as Mother. At the time, Dick Grayson never quite understood the scope of that case, but now its darkest secrets are coming back to haunt him and everyone else who ever worked with Batman! With Bruce Wayne now lost to them, Dick and all his allies are out in the cold! Who can they trust? Is someone among them not who they say they are? And who is the deadly, silent young woman in black who's come to Gotham City looking for Batman? Prepare yourself for six months of international intrigue, twists and turns, and new additions to the world of Batman and Robin, from showrunners James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder, and writers Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, Genevieve Valentine, Ed Brisson, and Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelley! 40 pages, full color. Rated T Cover price $3.99.

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    Published Aug 1976 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman Family (1975 1st Series) 6 CGC 6.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1399326004
    Starts Apr 3

    Giant-size issue. Batgirl stars in "Valley of the Copper Moon!" Script by Elliot Maggin, pencils by Jose Delbo, inks by Vince Colletta. Robin stars in "The Joker's Daughter!" Script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank McLaughlin (1st appearance). Reprint back-up stories: Alfred stars in "In the Soup!" with art by Jerry Robinson (from Batman 32); Batman and Robin star in "The New Crimes of the Mad Hatter" (from Batman 161). Ernie Chan (as "Ernie Chua") cover. Cover price $0.50.

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    Published Mar 1999 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman Gotham Adventures (1998) 10 VF/NM 9.0

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    Cover pencils by Bruce Timm, inks by Shane Glines. Mightier Than The Sword, script by Ty Templeton, pencils by Rick Burchett, inks by Terry Beatty; Harley is writing a book, and the Joker wants to stop her from telling all; Since Batman is out of town, it's up to Nightwing and Robin to protect her. Set in the animated DC universe. 36 pgs. $1.99. Cover price $1.99.

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    Published Jun 1992 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman Shadow of the Bat (1992) 1 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
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    • Label #1395907013
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    Part 1 of the 4-part "The Last Arkham." Arkham Asylum has a new warden, Jeremiah Arkham, the nephew of the asylum's founder, Amadeus. And Jeremiah's big plans for Gotham's madhouse include incarcerating Batman. Written by Alan Grant, with art by Norm Breyfogle. Painted cover by Brian Stelfreeze. New Format. Cover price $1.50.

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    Auction Item: Batman The Dark Knight Returns (1986 1st Printing) 4 FN- 5.5

    Starts Mar 27

    1st printing. NOTE: 2nd printings are labeled as such on the inside cover. Cover by Frank Miller. "The Dark Knight Falls," script by Frank Miller, pencils by Frank Miller, inks by Klaus Janson; Russia launches a nuclear warhead called Coldbringer in response to Superman's presence in Corto Maltese; Superman diverts the missile to an uninhabited desert area; The warhead was designed to disrupt electronics and communications and throw dust and debris into the atmosphere; Deprived of sunlight, Superman nearly dies; Gotham descends into chaos; Some citizens, including Jim Gordon, pull together to fight the fires and retain some semblance of civilization until the power is restored; Batman battles the Joker and the police; The U.S. government sends Superman to take the Dark Knight down; Oliver Queen, the former Green Arrow, prepares Batman for his ultimate battle. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.95.

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    Auction Item: Batman The Dark Knight Returns (1986 1st Printing) 4 FN- 5.5

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    1st printing. NOTE: 2nd printings are labeled as such on the inside cover. Cover by Frank Miller. "The Dark Knight Falls," script by Frank Miller, pencils by Frank Miller, inks by Klaus Janson; Russia launches a nuclear warhead called Coldbringer in response to Superman's presence in Corto Maltese; Superman diverts the missile to an uninhabited desert area; The warhead was designed to disrupt electronics and communications and throw dust and debris into the atmosphere; Deprived of sunlight, Superman nearly dies; Gotham descends into chaos; Some citizens, including Jim Gordon, pull together to fight the fires and retain some semblance of civilization until the power is restored; Batman battles the Joker and the police; The U.S. government sends Superman to take the Dark Knight down; Oliver Queen, the former Green Arrow, prepares Batman for his ultimate battle. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.95.

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    Auction Item: Batman The Killing Joke (1988) 1-1ST NM 9.4

    Starts Apr 3

    1st Printing. Batman matches wits with his arch nemesis The Joker in this critically acclaimed, prestige format one-shot. He also laughs at one of his jokes. The book is infamous for the scene in which The Joker shoots and cripples Barbara Gordon, effectively ending her crime fighting career as Batgirl. Written by Alan Moore, with art by Brian Bolland. NOTE: 1st Printing, title is printed in lime green embossed ink. All others are later printings. Cover price $3.50.

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    Auction Item: Batman The Killing Joke (1988) 1-1ST NM- 9.2

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    1st Printing. Batman matches wits with his arch nemesis The Joker in this critically acclaimed, prestige format one-shot. He also laughs at one of his jokes. The book is infamous for the scene in which The Joker shoots and cripples Barbara Gordon, effectively ending her crime fighting career as Batgirl. Written by Alan Moore, with art by Brian Bolland. NOTE: 1st Printing, title is printed in lime green embossed ink. All others are later printings. Cover price $3.50.

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    Published Jan 1997 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman The Long Halloween (1997) 1 CGC 9.8

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    • Label #1360600027
    Starts Mar 27

    Batman the Long Halloween, a prestige format series by the highly acclaimed and Eisner award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Time Sale. This thrilling story features some of the most deadly and cunning members of Batman's Rogues gallery and a dramatic retelling of the origin of the tragic villain Two-Face. In this first issue (called "Crime"), Batman and Harvey Dent team up to find evidence against Carmine Falcone. Catwoman and Batman crash Falcone's penthouse. Script by Loeb, art and cover by Sale. Cover price $4.95.

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    Auction Item: Batman Vengeance of Bane Special (1993) 1-1ST VF/NM 9.0

    Starts Apr 3

    1st printing - In Batman Sword of Azrael (1992) #1-4, a major new hero was introduced to the Batman mythos. Now, another character is added to the Batman family. Only this time, it's a villain. Bane is the sole survivor of the Venom experiments (first revealed in Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989-2007) #16-20), an attempt to create drug-enhanced killing machines. As a result of these tests, Bane has spent a lifetime as the toughest inmate in the worst prison on the South American island of Santa Prisca where he acquired his berserk strength, a savage, calculating intellect, and an unparalleled megalomania. He ultimately sets his sights on Gotham City, and goes gunning for the Dark Knight. Written by Chuck Dixon, with art by Graham Nolan and Eduardo Barreto. Painted cover by Glenn Fabry. 68 pages. Cover price $2.50.