Contest!  |  Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home
 

Login
Username:  
Password:  
   

Register for free
More ComicBookDB: Facebook Twitter
Search:
   
   
   

  Search by Cover Date

Browse:
  Titles
  Creators
  Characters
  Groups
  Story Arcs
  Publishers
  Imprints
  TPBs/HCs
  Podcasts
  Awards
  Members
  Contributors
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. Heartbreak Comics (1997)
  2. Heart (1973)
  3. Crock You're All Heart! ...
  4. Anthology of Slow Death ...
  5. Transformers Micro-comic...
  6. Reuse@ (1996)
  7. Sherwood, Texas (2014)
  8. Dream Book of Romance (1...
  9. Famine Lands (2008)
  10. Rangers of Freedom Comic...
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. John Aulenta
  2. Don Wilder
  3. Bill Rechin
  4. M. Cronan
  5. Harry Sinclair Drago
  6. Nils Van Duren
  7. Tom Daf
  8. Claudinei Ribeiro
  9. Toni Griffin
  10. Mikey Babenski
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Golem (Marvel) (04 - Den...
  2. Dixie (Marvel)
  3. Otr
  4. Emiko (DC)(Future's End)
  5. Barda (DC)(Future's End)
  6. Lord Great Dagora
  7. Crenshaw, Reginald
  8. Xylomancer (DC)
  9. Yip, Maggie
  10. Mister Minos
   View All


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


Change this cover
or add a variant
  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
 

Rating (out of 10):
8.4
from 8 votes

You must be logged in to vote!



Other members' collections
  This issue is in 277 collections.

  This issue is available for sale/trade

Toolbox
Edit this Issue
Clone this Issue
View this issue's contribution history
Clone the creators of this issue
Clone the characters of this issue
Suggest a podcast for this issue




   

Search for 'Batman' on Amazon

Cover Date: April 2001
Cover Price: US $ 2.25

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

Story Arc(s):    Add/remove story arcs to this issue
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
Batman: False Faces (2008) TPB
Batman: False Faces (2008) TPB (2nd Printing)

Characters:    Add/remove characters to this issue
An image for Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis)
An image for Batman (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Dick Grayson) exists Batman (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Dick Grayson)
An image for Matches Malone exists Matches Malone
An image for Nightwing (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Dick Grayson) exists Nightwing (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Dick Grayson)
  An image for Oracle (DC)(02 - Barbara Gordon) exists Oracle (DC)(02 - Barbara Gordon)
Frederick Rhino (DC)
An image for Scarface (DC) exists Scarface (DC)
An image for Ventriloquist (DC) exists Ventriloquist (DC)

Groups:    Add/remove groups to this issue

Reviews: There are no reviews for this issue. - Add your review



Multiple Stories in this Issue

Add a story to this issue



Multiple stories do not exist for this issue.



   




© 2005-2014 ComicBookDB.com - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy Special thanks to Brian Wood for the ComicBookDB.com logo design