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Batman (1940) - #402
"There's Nothing So Savage... As a Man Destroying Himself!"
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Max Allan Collins

Jim Starlin

Jim Starlin

Daina Graziunas

John Costanza

Dick Giordano
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil

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Cover Date: December 1986
Cover Price: US $ 0.75

Issue Tagline: There's Nothing So Savage.. as a Man Destroying Himself!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 23 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
Batman (1940) #402 Reprint - No Month/Year on cover
Batman (1940) #402 Second Printing

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Letters Column: Bat-Signals

An impostor Batman killed two muggers. Batman talked to Gordon about what was happening. The impostor struck again, this time killing some would-be liquor store robbers. The media went nuts over the Batman killings. The victims all turned out to be criminals released from custody due to technicalities. Some detective work revealed the true killer - a former policeman who was dismissed for using excessive force.

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Batman (1940) TPB
DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection [GER] (2015) #114

Instead of letters from the fans there's a writeup by Max A. Collins titled "The Batman/Dick Tracy Connection".

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