DC Comics, Please Fix Your Batman Dark Knight Detective Vol 6 Cover

DC Comics, Please Fix Your Batman Dark Knight Detective Vol 6 Cover
Batman: The Caped Crusader trade paperbacks

These are the covers to the first six volumes of Batman: The Caped Crusader trade paperbacks collecting classic Batman stories from decades past.

DC Comics, Please Fix Your Batman Dark Knight Detective Vol 6 Cover
Batman: The Dark Knight Detective trade paperbacks

And these are the first six volumes of its sister title, Batman: The Dark Knight Detective. But what has happened with that sixth volume? The disparity was pointed out by Women Write About Comics' EIC Nola Pfua on Twitter. And it is quite a thing.

DC Comics, Please Fix Your Batman Dark Knight Detective Vol 6 Cover

Normally this is the kind of thing that Bleeding Cool has only been able to point out when it's too late. Remember the Legion hardcover spines?

DC Comics, Please Fix Your Batman Dark Knight Detective Vol 6 Cover
Photo by Peter Watson, used with permission.

Bleeding Cool has already raised the issue with DC Comics representatives, the sixth volume is published in late January, there should still be time to get a change made and preserve the sanctity of Batman OCD for these collections. Like the French do. Come on, DC Comics, in Burbank USA, you don't want to be beaten at this kind of thing by the French, do you?

UPDATE: And they are doing it for Vol 7 as well…. unless they change their minds.

DC Comics, Please Fix Your Batman Dark Knight Detective Vol 6 Cover

Batman: The Dark Knight Detective Vol. 6 Paperback – January 25, 2022 by John Ostrander, Peter Milligan, Michael McKone, Jim Aparo
The iconic Batman adventures we know and love from the 90s continue in the latest collection of Detective Comics!
Written by the legendary John Ostrander and Peter Milligan with art by Jim Aparo, investigate alongside Batman as he cracks cases from classic 90s comics.
Uncover the mysteries of which perpetrators are claiming to be Batman, bizarre disasters, persuasive killers, "The Golem of Gotham" story arc, and much more!
Featuring classic Gotham characters, the iconic Bat gadgets, a reprint of Bill Finger and Bob Kane's "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate," and even Bathound's first appearance—this collection delivers on all fronts!
Collects Detective Comics #622-633.

Batman: The Dark Knight Detective Vol. 7 Paperback – March 29, 2022 by Dennis O'Neil , Jim Aparo
The iconic Batman adventures we know and love from the 90s continue in the latest collection of Detective Comics!
Follow Batman as he investigates a bombing with the GCPD—as Batman is investing one lead in the business owner, another unrelated bombing happens. The bomber is destroying for the sake of destruction…this is the introduction of the Destroyer! Batman will have to face off against more than just the Destroyer though! In this collection featuring appearances from the Joker, Two Face, and more—Gotham's need for Batman is far from over!
Batman: The Dark Knight Detective Vol. 7 collects adventures from Batman #474, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #27, Detective Comics #634-638, Detective Comics #641, Detective Comics #643, and Detective Comics Annual #4.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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