Millennium Edition: Detective Comics 395

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 2000
Page count
36
Cover price
2.50 USD; 3.95 CAD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/238843

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz (original)
Adam Philips (collected edition)
Nick J. Napolitano (associate collected edition)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Delores Muerto

Credits

Art
Neal Adams

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [July 2007].

Show/hide 1. Detective Comics #395 O'Neil and Adams Come to Gotham City (Remembering the Millennium) Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Remembering the Millennium

Credits

Author
Robert Greenberger
Letters
typeset

Notes

An overview of the context of this issue and the changes to Batman during the 1960s; also talking about the specific stories and the credits. This was also the first of the Millennium Editions to be voted on by the fans, and received nearly three times as many of the over 6,000 votes cast as the next runner-up, Wonder Woman #178. Appears on inside front and back covers.

Show/hide 2. The Secret of the Waiting Graves (Batman) Comic story, 15.17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Pedro Valdes; Juan Muerto; Dolores Muerto; Manuel

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #395 (January 1970)
The Secret of the Waiting Graves
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #130 ([June 1970?])
The Secret of the Waiting Graves
 
United States
Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971) #73-168329 (October 1971)
The Secret of the Waiting Graves
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#1 (October 1980)
The Secret of the Waiting Graves
 
United States
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (DC, 2003 series) #2 ([July] 2004)
the Secret of the Waiting Graves

Synopsis

Batman discovers the secret of Juan and Dolores Muerto and their secret of immortality.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. In this Millennium Edition, it incorrectly just says "Art by Neal Adams" for this story.

Show/hide 3. Drop Out... or Drop Dead! (Robin) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Robin; Batman; Alfred; Jonah Haggenmiller; Firebrand Fran

Credits

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #395 (January 1970)
Drop Out... or Drop Dead!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #160 ([December 1972])
Drop Out…or Drop Dead
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Robin The Boy Wonder (DC, 2008 series) #Vol. 1 ([January] 2008)
Drop Out... or Drop Dead!

Notes

Story continued from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #394. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

Show/hide 4. Crime-Writing Clues! Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Notes

This filler was also reprinted in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #395 (January 1970), which is why they reproduced it in this Millennium Edition.

Show/hide 5. Subscribe Now! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Superman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Martian Manhunter; Flash [Wally West]; Aquaman; Batman

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Subscription ad TNANN200. Appears on page 19 in this issue.

Show/hide 6. House Advertisements Promo (ad from the publisher), 7.16 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

House ads for: Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood, Batman: It's Joker Time, Plastic Man Archives vol. 1 (1/3 page), Flash of Two Worlds statue, Batman in the Sixties (1/2 page), Silver Age Archives (Justice League of America, Green Lantern, Flash, New Teen Titans, Legion of Super-Heroes), Batman/Lobo, Green Lantern Archives vol. 1/Flash Archives vol. 1 (1/3 page), and Robin statue. Appear in various places in this issue.

Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Got Milk?; Superman) Advertisement, 1 page

"Want bones of steel?"

Featuring

Feature
Got Milk?; Superman
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover. Full-page ad with Superman for the "Got milk?" campaign by dairy producers.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 41162

Entry created

  • 10/03/2019

Index completed

  • 10/03/2019

Last updated

  • 10/03/2019