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Batman (1940) - #590
"Close Before Striking, Act Three"
DC Comics

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Brian K. Vaughan

Scott Alan McDaniel

Karl Story

Wildstorm FX
Roberta Tewes

John Costanza

Michael 'Mike' Carlin
Jenette Kahn
Bob Schreck
Michael Wright

Cover Artist(s):
Patrick Martin
Scott Alan McDaniel

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Cover Date: June 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

Batman takes on the Ventriloquist and Scarface. First as himself, then as Matches Malone. Just as it looks like "Matches" is going to kill the Ventriloquist, he instead burns his puppet, Scarface. Nightwing's worries are calmed when it turns out Batman didn't go crazy "become" Matches Malone like he feared.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Batman [GER] (2001) #16
Batman: False Faces (2008) HC
Batman: False Faces (2008) TPB
Batman: False Faces (2008) TPB (2nd Printing)

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