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Batman (1940) - #441
"A Lonely Place of Dying, Chapter 3: Parallel Lines!"
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Cover Date: November 1989
Cover Price: US $ 1.00

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue

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A Lonely Place of Dying

Letters Column: Bat-Signals

Batman and Two-Face tracked each other, both trying to lure the other out. Dick took Tim Drake (the kid photographer) to Wayne Manor. There, he told Dick and Alfred his story: he'd been there when Dick's parents died; he'd had his picture taken with the Flying Graysons that night; he'd seen Batman swoop down to console the surviving Grayson; he'd later seen footage of Batman and Robin; he realized that Dick was Robin and figured out the rest. Batman saved a set of twins that the former Harvey Dent had kidnapped. Dick took Tim into the cave and left him with Alfred. He went out to find Batman as Nightwing, refusing to be Robin.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Batman [FIN] (1987) 1991-08
Batman Album (1989) #12
Batman: A Death in the Family (2011) TPB
Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying (1990) TPB (1st Printing)
Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying (1990) TPB (3rd Printing)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009) HC vol. 07

This story continues in New Titans #61 (Dec. '89).

Batman issues 436-442 are missing cover dates; the Grand Comic Book Database ( assigns this issue to "November".

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