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Batman (1940) - #588
"Close Before Striking, Act One"
DC Comics


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  Writer(s):
Brian K. Vaughan

Penciller(s):
Scott Alan McDaniel

Inker(s):
Karl Story

Colorist(s):
Wildstorm FX
Roberta Tewes

Letterer(s):
John Costanza

Editor(s):
Michael 'Mike' Carlin
Jenette Kahn
Bob Schreck
Michael Wright

Cover Artist(s):
Patrick Martin
Scott Alan McDaniel
 

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Cover Date: April 2001
Cover Price: US $ 2.25

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Close Before Striking

Letters Column: Bat Signals

Synopsis:
Nightwing dresses like Batman and interrogates Matches Malone (who is, of course, Bruce Wayne) in a bar to get him credibility with the Ventriloquist and Scarface. Once Matches lands info about an operation from Scarface himself, Batman himself later arrives to bust it. Since Matches has always been associated with Batman busting the joint, Scarface assumes he's a rat and wants him dead. Late, in the Batcave, Batman and Nightwing learn that Matches Malone has just been shot. But Matches is Bruce, isn't he?

Reprinted/Collected in:
Batman [GER] (2001) #15
Batman: False Faces (2008) HC
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