Batman #400 (1986)

 

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Written by Doug Moench.  Various artists.

 

This anniversary special celebrates Batman by featuring his infamous foes.  Ra’s al Ghul releases all the inmates at Arkham Asylum and all the prisoners at Gotham State Penitentiary.  Batman finds himself up against:

  • Black Spider
  • Catman
  • Cavalier
  • Dagger
  • Deadshot
  • Joker
  • Killer Croc
  • Killer Moth
  • Mad Hatter
  • Mirage
  • Penguin
  • Poison Ivy
  • Ra’s al Ghul
  • Riddler
  • Scarecrow

(Black Mask, Calendar Man, Captain Stingaree, Clayface, Cluemaster, Crazy Quilt, Doctor Double X, Doctor Phosphorous, Mirror Man, Mister Freeze, Night-Slayer, Signalman, Two-Face, Tweedledum and Tweedledee also make appearances, but stay out of the fray.) Luckily, Batman has allies including Robin, Catwoman and Talia al Ghul.

 

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The comic also features a gang of artists including  John Byrne, Steve Lightle, Bruce D. Patterson, George Perez, Paris Cullins & Larry Mahlstedt, Bill Sienkiewicz, Arthur Adams & Terry Austin, Tom Sutton & Ricardo Villagran, Steve Leialoha, Joe Kubert, Ken Steacy, Rick Leonardi & Karl Kesel, Brian Bolland, pin-ups by Mike Grell, Michael W. Kaluta, Bernie Wrightson, Steve Rude and cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.  (No Jim Aparo?!)

 

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