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Batman (1940) - #491
"The Freedom of Madness!"
DC Comics

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Doug Moench

Jim Aparo

Jim Aparo

Adrienne Roy

Richard Alan Starkings - 'RS'

Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil
Scott Peterson

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Kelley Jones
Bob K. LeRose

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Cover Date: April 1993
Cover Price: US $ 1.25

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
Batman (1940) #491 2nd Printing
Batman (1940) #491 3rd Printing
Batman (1940) #491 With UPC

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Bane and his team raided an armory and stocked up on weapons. They began their assault on Arkham Asylum. Joker was the first to be freed, he took Jeremiah Arkham hostage after letting loose the other inmates. A helicopter dropped crates of guns for the escapees. Bane watched as Batman arrived. On his way there, he ordered Tim and Jean Paul to stay out of the situation. Bane's group opened fire on the approaching police.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Batman (1990) #56
Batman [GER] (1989) #18
Batman: Knightfall (1993) 2012 Edition TPB vol. 01
Batman: Knightfall (1993) 2012 Edition TPB vol. 01 (4th Printing)
Batman: Knightfall (1993) 2012 Edition TPB vol. 01 (5th Printing)
Batman: Knightfall (1993) TPB vol. 01 (1st Printing)
Batman: Knightfall (1993) TPB vol. 01 (2nd Printing)
Batman: Knightfall (1993) TPB vol. 01 (3rd Printing)
Batman: Knightfall (1993) TPB vol. 01 (5th Printing)

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