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Issue Details

Issue #4
Published March 2006
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 2.99 USD; 4.00 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Bob Schreck; Brandon Montclare (assistant)
Notes Two covers were done for this issue; one by Lee/Williams featuring Batman, Robin, and Alfred in the Batcave, and an alternate one by Frank Miller featuring Superman (10 issues for 1 issue mixture). This issue went on sale 2006-05-17 (five months late from its originally solicited date).

Cover Details

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson [Robin]; Alfred Pennyworth; Batcave
Genre Superhero
Pencils Jim Lee (signed)
Inks Scott Williams (signed)
Colors Alex Sinclair (signed)

Cover Details - "Variant Cover"

Characters Superman
Genre Superhero
Pencils Frank Miller (signed)
Inks Frank Miller (signed)
Colors Dave Stewart
Notes Variant cover, announced 2005-09-20 at Retailer summit; 10 issues for 1 issue mixture.

22 page Batman; Robin story "Episode Four"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson [Robin]; Vicki Vale; Alfred Pennyworth; Superman (cameo); Thomas Wayne (flashback, cameo); Martha Wayne (flashback, cameo); Batcave
Synopsis Vicki Vale lies dying in the hospital. Batman and Dick Grayson arrive at the Batcave. Alfred calls Batman, and informs him of Vicki's status. Batman tells Alfred to arrange with Clark Kent to have Superman retrieve Dr. Ekhart from Paris to operate. Superman runs across the ocean and retrieves the doctor. Dick asks for some clothes, causing Batman to flash back to his parents' murders. Batman then leaves Dick alone in the cave to fend for himself for sleep and food while Batman goes to work. Dick later wakes up, and finds a bacon cheeseburger and fries, courtesy of Alfred. Batman confronts Alfred about it, but Alfred tells him he is not Batman's slave.
Genre Superhero
Script Frank Miller
Pencils Jim Lee
Inks Scott Williams
Colors Alex Sinclair
Letters Jared K. Fletcher
Notes Story continued from previous issue and continues in the next issue. Includes a 6 page foldout of the Batcave, announced via press release on 2006-02-24. The foldout is counted as 6 pages in the story sequence and the book.

1 page DC In Demand promo (ad from the publisher) "01.06"

Notes Ads for next issue, Blue Beetle #1, All Star Superman #2, Robin #146, and Sgt. Rock: the Prophecy #1. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

5 page promo (ad from the publisher) "House Advertisements"

Notes House ads for: Batman 1 Year Later, Blue Beetle 1 Year Later, Wonder Woman 1 Year Later, Superman 1 Year Later, and Aquaman 1 Year Later. Appear in various places in the issue.

7 page advertisement "Ad"

Notes Total of 7 one-page ads for: The Bartimaeus Trilogy (novel, miramax books), Ratchet: Deadlocked (game, Sony), Lois and Clark Season 2/Adventures of Superman Season 2 (TV DVD, WB), The Batman Express (Train Set, Masterpiece Railways), Corpse Bride (DVD, WB), US Army Reserve (recruitment, US Army), and Kameo: Elements of Power (game, Microsoft Game Studios). Appear in various places in the issue.