Batman 713 - Last issue of original run

October 2011 Cover Date

Detective Comics (from whence comes the company name of "D" "C" Comics) had come close to being cancelled in the 1970s when sales dive-bombed for awhile, but I do not remember ever hearing of the Batman comic ever being slated for death, but here's the perennial Batman comic ending at #713 so that DC Comics can relaunch everything (well, not everything, only 52 books are on the DC schedule) as part of their "New 52" marketing blitz.

A smorgasboard of artists populate the final issue of Batman, with art chores spread across pencillers Steve Scott, Daniel Sampere and Andrei Bressan, and inks from Walden Wong, Rich Perrotta, Andrei Bressan and Rodney Ramos.Thankfully, only one writer has to put together this last tale, and it's by Fabian Nicieza. Basically an overview of Batman in general, with some history thrown in, along with an affectionate send-off for the 'original' Batman version.

Batman 713

Batman

Batman

Original Run

Batman Number 1, Spring 1940, Cover art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson

Batman #45, Feb-March 1948, Win Mortimer Batman and Robin Christmas cover

Batman #139, April 1961, Original intro of Batgirl

Batman #141, Aug 1961, Batwoman cover by Sheldon Moldoff

Batman #181, June 1966, Cover by Carmine Infantino

Batman #183, Aug 1966, Carmine Infantino cover

Batman #210, March 1969, Neal Adams Catwoman cover

Batman #256, May-June 1974, Catwoman rescues circus tiger

Batman #256, May-June 1974, Irv Novick Catwoman & her whip

Batman #256, May-June 1974, Irv Novick Catwoman

Batman #256, May 1974, Reprint of 1950 1,001 Trophies of Batman

Batman #269, Nov 1975, Cover art by Ernie Chua

Batman #253, Nov 1975, Mike Kaluta Shadow / Batman cover

Batman #291, Sep 1977, cover by Jim Aparo

Batman #408, June 1987, Jason Todd stripping the Batmobile

Batman #536, Nov 1996, Kelley Jones Cover

Batman #536, Nov 1996, Kelley Jones Splash Page

Batman #536, Nov 1996, Kelley Jones Page

Batman #666, Nov 2007, Damain Wayne Cover, Andy Kubert art

Batman #681, Dec 2008, Bruce Wayne with Flash-like speed

Batman #700, Aug 2010, Andy Kubert Two Face page

Batman #707, April 2011, 2-page Tony Daniel Spread

Batman #713 - page from last issue of the original run

Batman 80 Page Giant 2010 - Dustin Nguyen Cover

New 52 Run

Batman #0, Nov 2012, Capullo Cover

Batman #0, Nov 2012, Capullo Page A

Batman #0, Nov 2012, Capullo Page B

Batman #0, Nov 2012, Capullo Page C

Batman #2, Dec 2011, Capullo Cover

Batman #3, Jan 2012, Capullo Cover

Batman #6, April 2012, Capullo Page

Batman #8, June 2012, Jason Fabok - Variant cover

Batman #11, Sept 2012, Capullo Cover

Batman #11, Sept 2012, Capullo Page

Batman #12, Oct 2012, Becky Cloonan Art

Batman #12, Oct 2012, Becky Cloonan Art

Batman #13 "Joker" die-cut cover - Greg Capullo

Batman #14, Jan 2013, Capullo Cover

Batman #14, Jan 2013, Harley & Batman - Greg Capullo

Batman #14, Jan 2013, Joker on bridge "Hello Darling" - Greg Capullo

Batman #15, Feb 2013, Capullo Joker & Batman Page

Batman #18, May 2013, Andy Kubert 2-page spread with Harper Row

Batman #18, May 2013, Blackgate Penitentiary by Andy Kubert

Batman #24, Dec 2013, Capullo does Bob Kane Batman

Batman #26, Feb 2014, Capullo death fingers cover

Batman #29, May 2014, Capullo bones cover

Batman #29, May 2014, Capullo Dr. Death page

Batman #31, July 2014, Brooding over Gotham, cover by Capullo

Batman #31, July 2014, the Bat-Cycle in action

Batman #31, July 2014, Fighting Lions - Capullo art

Batman #34, Oct 2014, Matteo Scalera art

Batman #35, Dec 2014, Capullo art - End Game

Batman #38, March 2015, Greg Capullo, Sam Kieth backup

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