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Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (1992) - HC vol. 01
DC Comics


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  • 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Archival Collection: (by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson et al. (DC Comics))

Cover Date: 1992
Cover Price: US $ 19.95

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Format: Color; Hardcover; 224 pages

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Batman (1940) #1
Batman (1940) #2
Batman (1940) #3
Batman (1940) #4
Detective Comics (1937) #33

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Foreword by Patrick Leahy

Black and white reconstruction by Rick Keene.

Color reconstruction by Bob Le Rose.

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