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Comic books October 1997

  • Issue #1063
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1063

    October 7, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Mrs. Gunderson's Little Adventure" part 1 (script by John Wagner, art by Henry Flint), Vector 13 in "CaseTwo: Cryptogram" (script by Dan Abnett, art by Alex Ronald), "A Life Less Ordinary" movie adaptation part 1 (art by Steve Yeowell), Sinister Dexter in "Waiting for God Knows" (script by Abnett, art by Julian Gibson), and Space Girls part 2 (script by John Tomlinson, art by Jason Brashill). Photo cover featuring Ewan McGregor and Cameron Diaz.

  • Issue #1064
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1064

    October 14, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Mrs. Gunderson's Little Adventure" part 2 (script by John Wagner, art by Henry Flint), Vector 13 in "Case Three: Graven Images" (script by John Smith, art by Cliff Robinson), "A Life Less Ordinary" movie adaptation part 2 (art by Steve Yeowell), Sinister Dexter in "60 Seconds" (script by Dan Abnett, art by Paul Johnson), and Space Girls part 3 (script by John Tomlinson, art by Jason Brashill). Greg Staples cover.

  • Issue #1065
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1065

    October 21, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Mrs. Gunderson's Little Adventure" part 3 (script by John Wagner, art by Henry Flint), Vector 13 in "Case Four: Halo" (script by Chris Strandley, art by Robert McCallum), "A Life Less Ordinary" movie adaptation part 3 (art by Steve Yeowell), Sinister Dexer in "Market Forces" (script by Dan Abnett, art by Marc Wigmore), and Space Girls part 4 (script by John Tomlinson, art by Jason Brashill). Brashill cover.

  • Issue #1066
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1066

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    October 28, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Attack of the Sex-Crazed Love Dolls" (script by John Wagner, art by Greg Staples), Sinister Dexter in "The Mating Game" (script by Dan Abnett, art by Bayo Siku), "A Life Less Ordinary" movie adaptation part 4 (art by Steve Yeowell), Space Girls in "Bazzajan Quilty's A-Z of Bizarre Sex" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Jason Brashill), and Nikolai Dante in "Russia's Greatest Love Machine" (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Spaceboy). Space Girls back cover (Brashill art?). Front cover by Greg Staples.

  • Issue #6
    2020 Visions (1997) 6

    Fumetti cover (photo blended with art) by John Eder; "La Tormenta" part three; Jamie Delano script; Warren Pleece art; James Sinclair color; Ellie DeVille letters; Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #2
    3 Geeks (1997) 2

    Story, Art, and Cover art by Rich Koslowski. Lettering by Sandy Koslowski. Cover colors by Heroic Age Studios. 1st Printing. Part 2 of 3 of the "Going To The Con" story arc. In this issue, the boys go on a furious spending spree, which leads them into a bit of trouble. Black and white. Cover price $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    A, A Prime TPB (1997 Viz Digest) 1-1ST
    Published Oct 1997 by Viz.

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    1st printing. Story and art by Moto Hagio. This story revolves around the relationships between humans and a genetically engineered race of people called Unicorns, whose personal struggles become a moving metaphor for humanity's alienation in the modern age. Softcover, 5-in.x 7-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $15.95.

  • Issue #4
    Aaron Strips (1997) 4

    Flip book with Year of the Monkey #2. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1A
    Achilles Storm Dark Secret (1997) 1A

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    B&W with color cover. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1B
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    Nude Edition. B&W with color cover. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #738
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 738

    Cover art by Stuart Immonen and Jose Marzan, Jr. Straight on Till Morning starring Superman Blue, script and pencils by Stuart Immonen, inks by Jose Marzan, Jr.; the Cyborg returns to Earth, Superman battles the Inkling. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #7
    Adventures in the DC Universe (1997) 7

    "Speak Now...Or Forever Rest in Peace!" Starring Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family. Cameos by Lois Lane and Clark Kent. Story by Steve Vance. Art by Steve Vance, John DeLaney, and Ron Boyd. Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel, Jr. Are no match for the uber powerful Black Adam. And, Billy Batson is powerless to help them so long as the diabolical Dr. Sivana possesses a device that can steal his powers. All Ages Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #551
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 551

    Genesis for Humanity - Written by Dan Jurgens. Art and Cover by Tom Grummett & Denis Rodier. Genesis continues to complicate Superman's new powers! Superman's containment suit is lined with printed circuitry, which is necessary to keep the Man Beyond Tomorrow intact as a being of solid energy. But the circuitry that's saving him makes him the prime target of a little intergalactic piggy-back ride for the Cyborg! Look out, Earth, here he comes! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #3
    Aetos the Eagle (1997 2nd Series) 3

    Story and art by Dan Parsons. Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #2
    Ahlea (1997) 2
    Published Oct 1997 by Radio Comix.

    Story and Art by Lazarus Berry. Ahlea's journey through her mind continues as she reunites with her sister. Nothing like a family reunion, except for the fact that her sister has been dead for almost a year. Ahlea must deal with the shock of her life as she delves into her sense of self. Ahlea is one of the most thought-provoking and unusual stories of the year by one of the up-and-coming Ameri-manga artists! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #19
    Akiko (1996) 19
    Tags: Manga
    Published Oct 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. The first issue in an all-new adventure! If you've heard about this multiple Eisner Award nominated fan-favorite, but haven't checked it out yet, now's the perfect time to see what all the excitement is about! With this issue, creator Mark Crilley begins a succession of 2 to 3-issue story arcs which will explore the quirks of some of the popular supporting characters of this delightful series. Featuring: "The Story Tree (Part 1)"! Plus: "A Very Silly Guide to Extraterrestrial Flora & Fauna"! And: 1-page "University of Malbadoo," a view of Mr. Beeba's alma mater with motto and coat-of-arms. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1
    Alien Resurrection (1997) 1

    Written by Jim Vance. Art by Eduardo Risso. Cover by Dave McKean. Two hundred years ago, Ellen Ripley died in a blazing inferno. But the government has need of her again. So they've rebuilt her. And now she's going to be tested against a hive of Aliens. FC. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1
    Aliens Alchemy (1997) 1

    Written by John Arcudi. Art and cover by Richard Corben. Toch's a second-generation survivor, born of a transport crew that crash-landed on a deserted, backwater planet. He may have discovered a means of getting off the mudball, but he's also discovered another impediment -- the deadly cargo the ship was carrying! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    Alpha Flight (1997 2nd Series) 3

    Cover pencils by Scott Clark, inks by Chris Carlson. Bury Your Dead!, script by Steve Seagle, pencils by Scott Clark, inks by Chris Carlson; The senior team members go to a town named Orloo, where most of the team grew up, and battle a resurrected Chinook; The younger members "kidnap" Sunfire and go for a joyride; When they stop at a diner for some food, they meet Mesmero. 36 pgs. $1.99. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #4
    Amanda and Gunn (1997) 4
  • Issue #427
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 427
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    Four-part double-gatefold cover, outer cover pencils by Steve Skroce. Spider-Man pinup on front cover foldout by John Romita. Spider-Man two-page back cover fold-out pinup, pencils by John Romita, Jr., inks by Klaus Janson. "Sacrifice Play!", script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Steve Skroce, inks by Bud LaRosa; Spider-Man hallucinates while chained down by the True Believers, inspiring him to summon the strength to break free; As Spidey battles the True Believers and Delilah, Stunner offers to take his place as the life-essence in the resurrection ceremony; Meanwhile, Black Tarantula tells Madame Qwa that Zei and the Believers assist the Rose only to tantalize him with success before crushing him; Meanwhile at ESU, Chesbro eavesdrops on MJ, her friend Shantal, and her professor Marina Caches; In the ceremony, Carolyn orders Stunner back into her own body, simultaneously downloading Ock's memories into his mind; Spidey defeats Delilah just as the original Dr. Octopus bursts through the wall. 48 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $1.99.

  • Vol. 117 #10
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 117 #10

    October 1997. Cover by Bob Eggleton. Stories: "O Pioneer!" (Part 1 of 3) by Frederik Pohl, "Variations In Dreampaint" by Marc Stiegler, "Content With The Mysterious" by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, "Cease and Deceased" by Jerry Oltion, and "Dream To Live By" by David J. Strumfels. Poetry: "New Moon" by Carolyn Clink. Science Fact article: "Laser Weapons" by Ben Bova. Softcover Pulp Digest, 5-in x 7 1/2-in, 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    Angel Fire (1997) 3
  • Issue #32
    Animaniacs (1995) 32
    Published Oct 1997 by DC.
  • Issue #510
    Animerica (1992) 510
    Published Oct 1997 by Viz.

    Anime & Manga Monthly - news, reviews, video games, music & more. Get ready for the domestic release of the video game turned anime sensation Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge, where creatures of the night come out to play, now an animated series! Manga Feature: Galaxy Express 999 by Leiji Matsumoto. 80 pages. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1
    Anti-Social (1997) 1

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    24 pgs. B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #37
    Aquaman (1994 3rd Series) 37
    Tags: Genesis (part 19)
    Published Oct 1997 by DC.
    • Signed by writer Peter David with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Cover pencils by Jim Calafiore, inks by Mark McKenna. One Demon Life, script by Peter David, pencils by Jim Calafiore, inks by Peter Palmiotti; One Parademon of Darkseid's troops manages to break out of his mold, and wonder why they are fighting. He sacrifices himself to save Aquaman. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #464
    Archie (1943) 464

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    Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Alison Flood. Stories by Angelo Decesare, Barbara Slate, Hal Smith and George Gladir. Art by Stan Goldberg, Pat Kennedy and Henry Scarpelli. It's 'cars' for alarm when Mr. Lodge's chauffeur gets a flat tire, and Archie volunteers to drive him to the airport in "He Drives Me Crazy"! Plus: Archie doesn't get a haircut -- thanks to Reggie, he gets them all cut in "Cut Above the Rest"; Archie and his dad can't wait to save money at the new discount store -- if they have enough money left after gas, tolls and parking -- in "Save a Bundle"; and Archie decides to 'ease' himself back into the school routine by returning to school one week early in "Operation Motivation"! Also: "Summer Bummer" and "The Grim Creeper"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #25
    Archie and Friends (1991) 25

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    Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Alison Flood. Stories and Art by Bill Golliher, Stan Goldberg and Various. It's double trouble for Archie and his friends when a pair of treacherous twins tries to rig the miniature golf tournament in "The Golf War"! Plus: More of Archie and his friends! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #95
    Archie's Double Digest (1982) 95

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Alison Flood. "A Sappy Tree," script by Hal Smith, art by Rex Lindsey; Veronica pays to have Archie's family tree researched. "Pass It On," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan Parent, inks by Rudy Lapick; Several people have had bad experiences with Jughead and they pass on messages physically to Archie for his friend. "Triangle Angle," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Henry Scarpelli; To answer Archie's need for a summer job, and to get him away from Veronica, Betty offers to coach him so they can become lifeguards together. "Curtain Going Up," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie and Jughead practice their original one-act play while two younger kids heckle them. "A Slick Trick," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Sabrina and Aunt Zelda use magic to improve the deck in the back of the house, but they forget to warn Aunt Hilda. "Golf Gaff," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Reggie and Archie play miniature golf to determine who gets to help with the party at Veronica's house. "Brave New World," script by Rod Ollerenshaw, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie goes to the beach by himself. 196 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.79.

  • Issue #28
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest (1995) 28
  • Issue #1-1ST
    Art of Comic Book Inking SC (1997-2002 Dark Horse) 1st Edition 1-1ST

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    1st Edition - Volume 1 - 1st printing. Written by Gary Martin. Art by Steve Rude, Gary Martin, Terry Austin, Brian Bolland, Mark Farmer, Rudy Nabres, Kevin Nowlan, Jerry Ordway, Tom Palmer, Joe Rubinstein, P. Craig Russel, Mark Schultz, Dave Stevens, Karl Story, Bill Stout, and Scott Williams. What does a comic-book inker do? Is an inker responsible for the coloring? Does an inker just trace over the lines? How much of the line work is done by computer? Learn the answers, and the stylized techniques, from the professionals! This book, full of tips from the comics industry's greatest living inkers, is for aspiring inkers, untrained professional inkers, pencillers who want to become more inker-friendly, and the majority of editors who work in comics today. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Art of Comic Book Inking SC (1997-2002 Dark Horse) 1st Edition 1-REP

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    1st Edition - Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. Written by Gary Martin. Art by Steve Rude, Gary Martin, Terry Austin, Brian Bolland, Mark Farmer, Rudy Nabres, Kevin Nowlan, Jerry Ordway, Tom Palmer, Joe Rubinstein, P. Craig Russel, Mark Schultz, Dave Stevens, Karl Story, Bill Stout, and Scott Williams. What does a comic-book inker do? Is an inker responsible for the coloring? Does an inker just trace over the lines? How much of the line work is done by computer? Learn the answers, and the stylized techniques, from the professionals! This book, full of tips from the comics industry's greatest living inkers, is for aspiring inkers, untrained professional inkers, pencillers who want to become more inker-friendly, and the majority of editors who work in comics today. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1A
    Ascension (1997) 1A
    Published Oct 1997 by Image.

    Written, Art and Covers by David Finch & Matt 'BATT' Banning. It's the tale of two people from incredibly different backgrounds on a joint research project at Chernobyl, who cross paths with an ancient race embroiled in a thousand-year war. And the warriors are...Angels? 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1B
    Ascension (1997) 1B
    Published Oct 1997 by Image.

    Variant Cover. Written, Art and Covers by David Finch & Matt 'BATT' Banning. It's the tale of two people from incredibly different backgrounds on a joint research project at Chernobyl, who cross paths with an ancient race embroiled in a thousand-year war. And the warriors are...Angels? 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1DF.FANCLUB
    Ascension (1997) 1DF.FANCLUB
    Ascension (1997) #1DF.FANCLUB
    Published Oct 1997 by Image.

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    Top Cow Fan Club/Dynamic Forces Exclusive Alternate Cover. Limited to 15,000 copies. Includes Dynamic Forces certificate of authenticity. Written, Art and Covers by David Finch & Matt 'BATT' Banning. It's the tale of two people from incredibly different backgrounds on a joint research project at Chernobyl, who cross paths with an ancient race embroiled in a thousand-year war. And the warriors are...Angels? 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1DF.FANSGND
    Ascension (1997) 1DF.FANSGND
    Published Oct 1997 by Image.

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    Dynamic Forces Fan Club Signed Edition. Signed by Batt and limited to 15,000 copies. Includes certificate of authenticity from Dynamic Forces. Written, Art and Covers by David Finch & Matt 'BATT' Banning. It's the tale of two people from incredibly different backgrounds on a joint research project at Chernobyl, who cross paths with an ancient race embroiled in a thousand-year war. And the warriors are...Angels? 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Askani'son TPB (1997) 1-1ST
    Published Oct 1997 by Marvel.

    1st printing. Continuing the epic tale of the early years of the man called Cable! He's young, impulsive, questions everything and happens to possess untold mutant power--he is Nathan Dayspring Summers, the Askani'son! 2,000 years in the future, mankind stands on the brink of chaos. Warring factions compete for the vacant throne of the High Lord Apocalypse, and innocents are caught in the crossfire. Mankind's only hope is a small band of believers who have kept alive the ideals that the X-Men fought for in the distant past--the Sisterhood of the Askani! But as they await the coming of the one they call the Askani'son, their own leader descends deeper into insanity, and the heir to Apocalypse--the boy known as Stryfe--plots a bloody ascension. Now Nathan must seize his destiny--or bear witness to the triumph of ultimate evil! This 96-page trade paperback reprints Askani'son (1996) #1-4. Written by Scott Lobdell and Jeph Loeb. Art by Gene Ha and Andrew Pepoy. Cover by Gene Ha. Cover price $12.99.

  • Issue #10
    Astro City (1996 2nd Series) 10

    Getting away with the perfect crime just isn't enough for the Junkman in "Show 'Em All." Appearances by M.P.H., Black Rapier, Jack-in-the-Box. Script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Brent Anderson, inks by Will Blyberg. Cover by Alex Ross. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12
    Avengers (1996 2nd Series) 12

    "Shadow's End!" Heroes Reunited Part 2 of 4. Guest-starring the Fantastic Four and the Hulk. Script by Walt Simonson. Pencils by Michael Ryan and Anthony Winn. Inks by Saleem Crawford, Sal Regla, Armando Durruthy, and John Tighe. Cover by Michael Ryan. Story continues from Fantastic Four (2nd series) 12. Doctor Doom bursts into Avengers Mansion and issues a dire warning about the coming of Galactus! The Latverian Monarch says he's already seen the destructive power of Galactus' heralds (via time travel) and urges the Avengers to stop them at all costs! To that end Cap, Shell-Head, Thor, Hawkeye, and the Wasp rush to Hong Kong to battle Terrax! While the Vision and Scarlet Witch join the Hulk in Antarctica to fight Firelord! The FF agrees to help and flies to Moscow to clash with the Silver Surfer! And SHIELD takes on the fourth and final herald, Plasma, in Los Angeles! Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes and their allies defeat all four heralds? And also prevent the installation of Galactus' planet-devouring capacitors? If any or all should fail, Doctor Doom stands ready to go back in time and warn them again! Story continues in Iron Man (2nd series) 12. Cameo appearances by Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, Air Walker, and the Heroes Reborn version of Thor. Avengers Lineup: Ant-Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: The cover of each issue of the four-part story forms a larger illustration of all the heroes fighting Galactus. This issue features a gatefold cover recapping the events of last issue.) 48 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #1
    Awakening (1997 Image) 1

    by Stephen Blue. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #34
    Azrael Agent of the Bat (1995) 34
    Published Oct 1997 by DC.

    GENESIS: Part 6. Run Angel Run - Written by Dennis O'Neil. Art by Vince Giarrano & James Pascoe. Cover by Roger Robinson & James Pascoe. The Angel of Vengeance confronts the evil of Apokolips! Azrael comes face to face with a parademon. Unfortunately, this parademon comes not to conquer for Darkseid, but to possess a soul -- Jean-Paul's! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #30
    Bacchus (1995 ECC) 30
    Published Oct 1997 by ECC.

    Stories by Eddie Campbell and Marcus Moore. Art by Eddie Campbell, Pete Mullins and Michael Evans. Cover by Eddie Campbell and Pete Mullins. The acclaimed series by artist Eddie Campbell, featuring the latter-day adventures of the immortal Greek gods. Earth, Water, Air & Fire continues, as Bacchus, Theseus, the Eyeball Kid and Simpson get caught in a gang war in Sicily. Piltdown Park; Eye of the Storm; plus an Alec story and a Montague Hale one-pager. 36 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #6
    Badger (1997 2nd Series Image) 6

    The Badger has a problem: his geese have been taken away because he didn't have the proper licenses. But that's just the beginning of his problems in "The Prime Minister of Klacktoveedesteen." Script by Mike Baron and art by Mike Leonard & Mike Kaalberg. Issue also has "In the Doghouse" in which the Badger keeps ending up in trouble. Script by Mike Baron and art by Chris Whalen. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #547
    Batman (1940) 547
    Tags: Genesis (part 7)
    Published Oct 1997 by DC.

    Genesis tie-in. Dark Genesis - Written by Doug Moench. Art by Kelley Jones and John Beatty. Cover by Kelley Jones. Like everyone else in the world, Batman feels the despair caused by the events of Genesis. But that doesn't stop him from saving a woman from suicide and enlisting Oracle in an attempt to save others who may be about to commit some final, terrible act. Can Batman do what the rest of the heroes in the DC Universe can't? 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #23
    Batman and Robin Adventures (1995) 23

    Cover by Ty Templeton. "Crocodile Tears," script by Ty Templeton, pencils by Brandon Kruse, inks by Terry Beatty; Killer Croc has escaped, and he's fallen hard for the only person who's shown him any kindness: Summer Gleason; This spells very bad luck for Summer's football player boyfriend and Batman and Robin who are all in Croc's way! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Batman and Superman Adventures World's Finest GN (1997 DC) 1-1ST
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    1st printing. Written by Paul Dini. Art by Joe Staton and Terry Beatty. Painted cover by Bruce Timm. An extra-length adaptation of the upcoming crossover between the animated adventures of DC's two greatest heroes! On October 4, 1997, Superman and Batman teamed up in a 90-minute adventure that aired on the Kids' WB!. Batman follows his nemesis, the Joker, to Metropolis, where he finds that the Clown Prince of Crime has joined forces with master villain Lex Luthor. The Dark Knight must enlist the help of the Man of Steel to stop the evil duo, but things get even more complicated when Lois Lane falls head-over-heels for...Bruce Wayne? Softcover, 64 pages, full color. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #99
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 99

    Cover art by Sean Phillips. Steps, part 2, script by Paul Jenkins, art by Sean Phillips; prior to the witness getting killed, Batman catches a man who murders prostitutes. 32 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1
    Batman Phantom Stranger (1997) 1

    Batman teams with the Phantom Stranger in this Prestige Format one-shot. One of Gotham's top mob bosses is desperately trying to acquire an artifact from ancient Lemuria. When that artifact falls into the hands of a boy Bruce Wayne knows, the Batman gets involved. But when the Phantom Stranger shows up, things get even weirder. Does the Stranger have ulterior motives? Written by Alan Grant. Art and cover by Arthur Ranson. FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1
    Batman Secret Files (1997) 1

    "Gazing Back: The Secret Origin of the Batman," a 22-page tale. Script by Devin K. Grayson, art by Staz Johnson & James A. Hodgkins. Feature: "Who is Bruce Wayne?" written by Chuck Dixon. "Guided Tour: The Batcave!" Script & pencils by Graham Nolan, inks by Bob McLeod. Interview with Alfred Pennyworth written by Doug Moench, illustrated by Jim Aparo & Bill Sienkiewicz. A Wayne Family History written by Scott Beatty. "How Batman Gets His Equipment." Script by Chuck Dixon, art by Jim Aparo & Tom Palmer. Batman timeline written by Scott Beatty. Feature written by Kelley Puckett: "From the Desk of Dr. Dennis O'Goodwin." Plus: Profile pages, all written by Scott Beatty. Art for the profile pages: Mark Buckingham (Batman), Scott McDaniel & Karl Story (Nightwing), Staz Johnson & Stan Woch (Robin), Lee Weeks (Commissioner Gordon, Alfred), Jim Aparo & Scott McDaniel (G.C.P.D.), Gary Frank & John Dell (Birds of Prey: Black Canary and Oracle), Brian Apthorp & Wayne Faucher (Huntress), Jim Balent (Catwoman), Roger Robinson & James Pascoe (Azrael, Azrael's Supporting Cast), Stefano Raffaele & Stan Woch (Spoiler). Cover by Scott McDaniel & Karl Story. Cover price $4.95.