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The Batman Strikes!

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Issue #1
Title: Penguin Rising
On Sale September 15, 2004
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda
 
It's a time of challenge for young Bruce Wayne, heir and CEO of Wayne Industries by day, caped vigilante by night. The Batman has patrolled Gotham's streets for three years, and, though he's still an urban legend to most citizens, he's made a dent in crime. But now Gotham's attracted a new class of villains like the Joker, Penguin, Man-Bat, Bane and Catwoman. And a young detective of the Gotham P.D. is determined to restore the force's reputation and unmask the vigilante!
 
In this debut issue, when the vengeful Penguin pulls a heist that could reveal Wayne's secret and destroy vast portions of the city, the Batman will have to use every resource at his disposal!

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Issue #2
Title: City of Bats
On Sale October 20, 2004
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda
 
The thrilling series reflecting the great new animated show continues! The creature called Man-Bat escapes Arkham with a secret weapon: a sonar shriek that drives citizens "batty"! Can the Batman keep Gotham from becoming a "City of Bats"?

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Issue #3
Title: Outlaw and Disorder
On Sale November 10, 2004
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda and Dave McCaig
 
The thrilling series reflecting the great new animated show continues with the debut of The Joker! Criminals are getting caught, then disappearing — but where? When the Joker plays policeman, it's "Out-law and Dis-order" for Gotham and The Batman!

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Issue #4
Title: N/A
On Sale December 8, 2004
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda 
 
The young Dark Knight faces a foe who's twice his size with the wiles of ten men: the mighty Bane!

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Issue #5
Title: N/A
On Sale January 12, 2005
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda
 
Scarface and the Ventriloquist are back! But when they attach a mini-Scarface dummy onto Batman's arm that's primed to set off bombs, can Batman get out of Scarface's trap without destroying Gotham City?

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Issue #6
Title: N/A
On Sale February 9, 2004
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda
 
Priceless diamonds are being stolen in Gotham City, and the cops are hot on the trail of Catwoman for the crime. The Batman knows shešs innocent, but he may not be able to stop the policeŠ and no one may be able to stop the laser-wielding thieves behind the crimes.

              

Specials

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The Batman Jam Packed Action!
On Sale December 8, 2004
Written by Various
Art by Various
 
The hit series returns with a bang! This issue adapts the first two episodes of Cartoon Network's new, hit animated series The Batman! The stories printed in this new JAM-PACKED ACTION volume — comparable in size to DC's digest-sized trade paperbacks at 5"x 7" — feature high-quality screen-captures and dialogue straight from the shows' scripts. The slam-bang action in these two great stories is a guaranteed hit with fans of the shows and animation in general!