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Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) comic books

  • Issue #0A
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 0A

    On an isolated mountain estate, an obsessed publisher gathers a select group of writers for the purpose of penetrating the psyche of the Batman. But as the writers conjecture on who Batman might be and how he operates, exploring many views of the Dark Knight...a sinister hidden agenda emerges! Written by Archie Goodwin, with art by Vince Giarrano. This unusual #0 issue offers short previews of upcoming LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT story arcs by various creators, including writers Steven Grant, James Robinson, Gerard Jones, Jeff Loeb and J.M. DeMatteis, artists Mike Zeck, Scott Hampton, Tim Sale, Carlos Ezquerra and John Watkiss, and more. Cover by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #0B
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 0B

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    Zero Hour logo variant. On an isolated mountain estate, an obsessed publisher gathers a select group of writers for the purpose of penetrating the psyche of the Batman. But as the writers conjecture on who Batman might be and how he operates, exploring many views of the Dark Knight...a sinister hidden agenda emerges! Written by Archie Goodwin, with art by Vince Giarrano. This unusual #0 issue offers short previews of upcoming LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT story arcs by various creators, including writers Steven Grant, James Robinson, Gerard Jones, Jeff Loeb and J.M. DeMatteis, artists Mike Zeck, Scott Hampton, Tim Sale, Carlos Ezquerra and John Watkiss, and more. Cover by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 1
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    • Paper: White
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    • Label #1262425006

    The tale begins on a treacherous mountain climb to track a killer. It ends with the birth of the LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT. On his quest to apprehend the killer, Bruce Wayne meets a tribal shaman who has a lasting impact on his life, influencing him, upon his return to Gotham City, to take up the cowl of Batman. Then, strange, ritualistic murders start occurring, and a mysterious bat-like person is seen. "Shaman" is a 5-part story that examines the early days of Batman...and leads off the first new regular Batman title in years. Written by Dennis O'Neil, with art by Ed Hannigan and John Beatty. Inner cover painting by George Pratt. Deluxe format. NOTE: Outer cover has four different color variations and are not listed individually within our system. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #2
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 2

    Shaman, Part 2 of 5. Rumors of human sacrifice surface...a mysterious bat-man is murdering people in Gotham. To piece it all together, Bruce Wayne establishes a workshop in the cavern beneath his home. Written by Dennis O'Neil, with art by Ed Hannigan and John Beatty. Cover painting by George Pratt, from pencils by Hannigan. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 3

    Shaman, Part 3 of 5. When a man is killed during a strange theft, Batman finds himself pitted against an almost ethereal foe. Written by Dennis O'Neil, with art by Ed Hannigan and John Beatty. Cover painting by George Pratt, from pencils by Hannigan. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #4
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 4

    Shaman, Part 4 of 5. Alfred's life hangs by a thread as the trail of the madman terrorizing Gotham City leads to Wayne Manor. Written by Dennis O'Neil, with art by Ed Hannigan and John Beatty. Cover painting by George Pratt, from pencils by Hannigan. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #5
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 5

    Shaman, Part 5 of 5. Alfred's life is at stake as Batman battles an entire maniacal cult that represents the god Chubala. But god or no god, the Dark Knight is going to find the murderer he seeks. Written by Dennis O'Neil, with art by Ed Hannigan and John Beatty. Cover painting by George Pratt, from pencils by Hannigan. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #6
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 6

    Gothic, Part 1 of 5. The tale begins before there was a Batman, when Gotham City was terrorized by a brutal serial killer whose series of murders caused the police to turn up the heat in an effort to stop his bloody reign of terror. The heat was turned up so high that the city's criminals themselves took action against the madman to cool things down. By the time they were done, it was believed the killer was dead. But he wasn't. And now Mr. Whisper is back to take his violent, merciless revenge on the underworld that betrayed him. Who is Mr. Whisper...and what does he have to do with the strange dreams that are haunting Bruce Wayne's sleep? Written by Grant Morrison, with art and cover by Klaus Janson. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #7
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 7

    Gothic, Part 2 of 5. The underworld has turned to Batman to save them from the deadly menace of Mr. Whisper, a foe who turns out to be even more than the Darknight Detective can handle. Written by Grant Morrison, with art and cover by Klaus Janson. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #8
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 8

    Gothic, Part 3 of 5. Batman's investigation into Mr. Whisper's past takes him to Bavaria...and ties to his own father, as well as dark, hidden secrets about his own past and future. Written by Grant Morrison, with art and cover by Klaus Janson. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #9
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 9

    Gothic, Part 4 of 5. Batman returns to Gotham and meets with the city's surviving crime bosses to forge an uneasy alliance against the murderous Mr. Whisper. Written by Grant Morrison, with art and cover by Klaus Janson. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #10
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 10

    Gothic, Part 5 of 5. Batman and Mr. Whisper meet for their final confrontation in Gotham Cathedral, forcing the Dark Knight to confront a power even he can't reconcile. Written by Grant Morrison, with art and cover by Klaus Janson. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #11
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 11

    Prey, Part 1 of 5. Batman confronts Dr. Hugo Strange's public attacks, as Strange heads a task force to stop the Dark Knight. What motivates Strange - and why is Bruce Wayne so worried? Written by Doug Moench, with art by Paul Gulacy and Terry Austin. Cover by Gulacy. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #12
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 12

    Prey, Part 2 of 5. The police set a trap to catch a criminal and Batman, but they wind up with more than they bargained for: Catwoman. And Hugo Strange's fixation with the Dark Knight goes another step, one that will leave Batman facing himself. Written by Doug Moench, with art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Terry Austin. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #13
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 13

    Prey, Part 3 of 5. Hugo Strange continues to groom Max Cort to become the Night Scourge, a worthy opponent for the Dark Knight, as he comes closer to discovering Batman's secret. Written by Doug Moench, with art by Paul Gulacy and Terry Austin. Cover by Gulacy. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #14
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 14

    Prey, Part 4 of 5. Hugo Strange's mindgames intensify, as he sends Batman into the labyrinth of his own worst nightmares. Written by Doug Moench, with art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Terry Austin. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #15
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 15

    Prey, Part 5 of 5. Batman has faced the nightmares forced upon him by Hugo Strange...and the nightmares have won. Now, with only the bats to remind him of a promise, a hope and a dream, he must battle his way back to sanity or see Strange destroy everything he's built in Gotham City. Written by Doug Moench, with art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Terry Austin. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #16
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 16

    Introduction of drug used by Bane. When Batman can't save the life of an innocent, he's tempted to try a new drug that'll never make him feel weak again in "Venom: Part 1." Part 1 of 5, continued next issue. Written by Denny O'Neil. Layouts by Trevor Von Eeden. Pencils by Russell Braun. Inks by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Cover by Garcia-Lopez. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #17
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 17

    As Batman and Alfred part ways, the Dark Knight's reliance on the pills which enhance his strength leaves him, ironically, more vulnerable than ever in "Venom: Part 2." Part 2 of 5, continued from the previous issue. Continues next issue. Written by Denny O'Neil. Layouts by Trevor Von Eeden. Pencils by Russell Braun. Inks by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Cover by Garcia-Lopez. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #18
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 18

    While Randolph Porter and General Slaycroft experiment on the General's son, Batman tells Alfred to lock him in the Batcave for a month...and not let him out for any reason...in "Venom: Part 3." Part 3 of 5, continued from the previous issue. Continues next issue. Written by Denny O'Neil. Layouts by Trevor Von Eeden. Pencils by Russell Braun. Inks by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Cover by Garcia-Lopez. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #19
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 19

    As Porter and Slaycroft create their perfect army, Batman and Alfred head to Santa Prisca to take them down in "Venom: Part 4." Part 4 of 5, continued from the previous issue. Concludes next issue. Written by Denny O'Neil. Layouts by Trevor Von Eeden. Pencils by Russell Braun. Inks by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Cover by Garcia-Lopez. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #20
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 20

    Batman is given a choice by Porter - either drown, or go back on the pills to save himself in "Venom: Part 5." Part 5 of 5, continued from the previous issue. Written by Denny O'Neil. Layouts by Trevor Von Eeden. Pencils by Russell Braun. Inks by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Cover by Garcia-Lopez. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #21
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 21

    Faith, Part 1 of 3. In gratitude for having his life saved by Batman, John Ackers dedicates himself to following in the Dark Knight's footsteps by transforming a gang of tough youths into a righteous vigilante organization to help clean up Gotham. While Batman condones their actions, Leslie Thompkins condemns not only them...but Batman himself. Should Batman...can he...stop them? Written by Mike W. Barr, with art by Bart Sears and Randy Elliott. Cover by Sears. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #22
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 22

    Faith, Part 2 of 3. A vigilante group, led by a man whose life Batman saved, is out to help clean up Gotham, much to the dismay of Commissioner Gordon and Wayne family friend Leslie Thompkins, who condemns all vigilantes...including Batman! Written by Mike W. Barr, with art by Bart Sears and Randy Elliott. Cover by Sears. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #23
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 23

    Faith, Part 3 of 3. Once they were vigilante allies of the Dark Knight...but now they've turned against Batman. He's got to stop them before they stop him - permanently! Written by Mike W. Barr, with art and cover by Bart Sears and Randy Elliott. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #24
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 24

    Flyer, Part 1 of 3. Once he was a Gotham City cop, but, injured in events caused by the Dark Knight in BATMAN: YEAR ONE, he's returned as an aerial assassin outfitted with an experimental combat suit. Scripted by Howard Chaykin, with plot, art and cover by Gil Kane. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #25
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 25

    Flyer, Part 2 of 3. Captured by Birgit Eisenmann, head of the illicit Goliath suit project, the Dark Knight becomes a pawn in the testing of a more powerful version of the flying combat armor...and an object of desire. Scripted by Howard Chaykin, with plot, art and cover by Gil Kane. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #26
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 26

    Flyer, Part 3 of 3. Tortured and wounded, Batman finds the human element of the Goliath combat suit more deadly than any of its armor or weapons. Scripted by Howard Chaykin, with plot, art and cover by Gil Kane. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #27
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 27

    Destroyer, Part 2 of 3, continued from Batman (1940) #474. The Dark Knight's investigation of the Destroyer uncovers the role his ancestor, Solomon Wayne, played in the creation of modern Gotham City. Concludes in Detective Comics (1937- ) #641. Written by Dennis O'Neil, with art by Chris Sprouse and Bruce Patterson. Plus: Gotham City Visions by Anton Furst. Cover by Sprouse and Furst. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #28
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 28

    Faces, Part 1 of 3. Grendel creator Matt Wagner begins a story focusing on Two-Face, who launches a double-edged scheme involving a Caribbean island, murdered plastic surgeons and an army of the deformed. Written and drawn by Matt Wagner, with a painted cover by Wagner. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #29
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 29

    Faces, Part 2 of 3. A frustrated Batman is once again unable to prevent the grisly murder of a plastic surgeon. But what is the real goal of Two-Face and his army of freaks? Written and drawn by Matt Wagner, with a painted cover by Wagner. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #30
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 30

    Faces, Part 3 of 3. Two-Face's scheme to create a nation of freaks crashes, leading to a battle with Batman aboard a doomed Zeppelin. Plus, Harvey Dent has a startling encounter with 'the man with two faces.' Written and drawn by Matt Wagner, with a painted cover by Wagner. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #31
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 31

    Cover art by Brent Anderson. Family, script by James D. Hudnall, art by Brent Anderson; this one-shot story finds Batman rescuing Alfred, who was kidnapped by El Vator while on vacation. 32 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #32
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 32

    Blades, Part 1 of 3. Mr. Lime is killing Gotham City's elderly, and a frustrated Batman becomes obsessed with bringing him to justice. So, it's up to the swashbuckling Cavalier, Gotham's newest hero and media darling, to take up the crime-fighting slack. Written by James Robinson, with art and cover by Tim Sale. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #33
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 33

    Blades, Part 2 of 3. While the Cavalier cuts a swath through Gotham's underworld, Batman faces a greater challenge as he saves an aging film star from the wrath of Mr. Lime...but is unable to catch the elusive serial killer. Written by James Robinson, with art and cover by Tim Sale. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #34
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 34

    Blades, Part 3 of 3. A final confrontation with the serial killer Mr. Lime leaves Batman wounded and forced into a duel to the death with rival crimefighter the swashbuckling Cavalier. Written by James Robinson, with art and cover by Tim Sale. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #35
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 35

    Destiny, Part 1 of 2. A distant predecessor of Batman, a barbarian Norse warrior, takes the spotlight as a descendant of the legendary Viking Prince brings his personal war against the pollution-spreading Valhalla Corporation to Gotham City. He is assisted by Batman in a meeting preordained by an ancient myth...one that tells of an incarnation of Batman teamed ages ago with the original Viking Prince. Script by Mark Kneece, with art and painted cover by Bo Hampton. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #36
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 36

    Destiny, Part 2 of 2. A long-ago quest in the past for magic lodestones holds answers in the present to the destiny of two heroes: Batman and a modern-day Viking Prince, who battle the forces of the evil Valhalla Corporation. Script by Mark Kneece, with art and painted cover by Bo Hampton. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #37
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 37

    "Mercy" was a by-the-book Gotham City cop...until her partner was savagely murdered by the Cossack, a brutal champion of the illegal street-fighting circuit. She turned to Batman for help, and he trained her to fight. Now, out to avenge her late partner, she has to enter the 'Blood Pit' and Batman has to stop her. Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, with art and cover by Colin MacNeil. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #38
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 38

    It's not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary story! Bat-Mite is back in what just had to be called "Legend of the Dark Mite." Written by Alan Grant, with art and painted cover by Kevin O'Neill. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #39
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 39

    Mask, Part 1 of 2. A decrepit Bruce Wayne lands in a detox ward of a Gotham City hospital where's he's forced to face the pathetic truth that his career as the Dark Knight was nothing but the delirious dream of a lifelong alcoholic. Story, art and cover by Bryan Talbot. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #40
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 40

    Mask, Part 2 of 2. Bruce Wayne, unable to accept that his role as Batman is a pathetic, alcoholic delusion, risks his life to escape the detox ward and finds himself in a burning, death-torn ruin that once was Gotham City, battling to regain his sanity in an insane situation. Story, art and cover by Bryan Talbot. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #41
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 41

    Batman takes a wrong turn into an abandoned movie studio and falls prey to a creature of the night more fearsome than himself. It's up to Alfred, fearless vampire hunter, to save his master from the curse of the undead in "Sunset." This 1-issue special is from the creative team of SCARLETT (see Scarlett (1993)). Written by Tom Joyner and K.S. Wilson, with art and cover by Jim Fern. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #42
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 42

    Hothouse, Part 1 of 2. When a well-respected university regent leaps to his death before Batman's eyes, it raises a number of questions - questions to which Poison Ivy might hold the answers. But the only answer she'll give is that she's gone straight...and it seems she's telling the truth! Written by John Francis Moore, with art and cover by P. Craig Russell. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #43
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 43

    Hothouse, Part 2 of 2. Batman is falling under the spell of someone...but is it Poison Ivy or the vicious drug dealer Dominique, who's already forcing Ivy to serve her own ends? The secret, as well as the only hope for saving Batman's life and sanity, lies in Seattle and Ivy's tragic past. Written by John Francis Moore, with art and cover by P. Craig Russell. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #44
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 44

    Turf, Part 1 of 2. It's the early years of Batman's and Gordon's careers, and teen gang violence rips through Gotham City, spearheaded by the Brotherhood of the White Night, a white-supremacist gang. In the course of investigating gang and racial violence, Batman uncovers a gang of police officers with a murderous agenda of its own! Written by Steven Grant, with art and cover by Shawn McManus. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #45
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 45

    Turf, Part 2 of 2. With Batman apparently killed and Gordon's hands tied by departmental politics, the Brotherhood of the White Night goes forward with its plan for a truce that will unite every street gang in an all-out war against Gotham City's police force. Written by Steven Grant, with art and cover by Shawn McManus. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #46
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 46

    Heat, Part 1 of 4. In a Gotham City brought to the boiling point by its worst heat wave in years, the Catman, a thief turned psychotic killer, unleashes an explosion of violence and suspicion, throwing the shadow of blame on both Batman and Catwoman. Written by Doug Moench, with art and cover by Russ Heath. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #47
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 47

    Heat, Part 2 of 4. The heat wave continues as Catman escalates from violent thief to full-fledged serial killer, turning Gotham City into a powder keg about to explode into riots. Gordon struggles with a mayor who uses the killings to prey on racial feelings, and Batman is drawn from the hunt to stop mob violence. Plus, Catwoman tackles Catman alone...with disastrous results. Written by Doug Moench, with art and cover by Russ Heath. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #48
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 48

    Heat, Part 3 of 4. Catman's murderous spree continues as the heat wave holds Gotham City at its mercy. Batman and Catwoman form an uneasy alliance to bring down the increasingly unpredictable killer, leading to a three-way confrontation at the Gotham Zoo...until an enraged black panther makes it a foursome! Written by Doug Moench, with art and cover by Russ Heath. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #49
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 49

    Heat, Part 4 of 4. Batman and Catwoman tangle for the final time with the murderous Catman, forcing the two allies to learn something about one another that will forever shadow their future dealings. Written by Doug Moench, with art and cover by Russ Heath. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #50A
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 50A

    3.95-c, Embossed Gold Foil. It's Batman's first encounter with the Joker (sort of), and the Joker's cousin Melvin is also along for the ride, in "Images," a 40-page tale. Script by Dennis O'Neil, art by Bret Blevins. Plus: pin-ups by Jim Lee, Howard Chaykin, Phil Winslade, Kevin Maguire, P. Craig Russell, Ed Hannigan & John Beatty, Bob Wiacek & Walt Simonson, Sandy Plunkett, Tim Bradstreet, Brian Stelfreeze, Mark Schultz & Al Williamson, Kevin Nowlan, Michael W. Kaluta, Mike Zeck. Cover by Brian Bolland. **NOTE: This is the direct market edition with gold-embossed logo and title lettering (newstand edition is plain).** Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #50B
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 50B

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    NO embossed gold foil title. It's Batman's first encounter with the Joker (sort of), and the Joker's cousin Melvin is also along for the ride, in "Images," a 40-page tale. Script by Dennis O'Neil, art by Bret Blevins. Plus: pin-ups by Jim Lee, Howard Chaykin, Phil Winslade, Kevin Maguire, P. Craig Russell, Ed Hannigan & John Beatty, Bob Wiacek & Walt Simonson, Sandy Plunkett, Tim Bradstreet, Brian Stelfreeze, Mark Schultz & Al Williamson, Kevin Nowlan, Michael W. Kaluta, Mike Zeck. Cover by Brian Bolland. **Newsstand version (has no embossed gold foil on cover)** Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #50C
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 50C

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    Signed Edition. One of 2500 copies signed by artist Bret Blevins. Includes Catch a Star Collectibles Certificate of Authenticity. Cover price $3.95.