Detective Comics (1937-) #385 - March 1969 Issue - DC Comics
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This comic book is in new condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has some flaws that warrant a VF grade.
Note: cover coming loose at bottom staple.
Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded!
Script by Bob Kanigher, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Joe Giella.
One night a party at Wayne Manor is interrupted with the arrival of a statue of Batman with a note stating that Batman will perish in 24 hours. However when they unmask the statue, it is the face of a man nobody attending the party has ever seen before. Turning back the clock we learn that the face in question is that of Herbert Small, a mailman who idolizes Batman, and is stricken with a malady that has made his hearing super sensitive.
One day when doing his regular deliveries, he overhears a plot by a number of crooks who plan on getting revenge against Batman. He notes the faces of those who leave, and after Batman narrowly beats a group of would-be murderers, Herbert decides to get involved. Since his days are numbered, Herbert disguises himself as one of the crooks and reports back to their boss telling him that he's "seen" Batman's secret identity and tells him that it's Herbert Small.
Flashing to the present, Herbert is the one who leaves the statue of Batman with the note, hoping that one of the high profile people at Wayne's party would be able to get word back to Batman who would be able to figure out the clue that he's left in terms of the face on the statue being Smalls. After the party, Bruce Wayne does figure it out when Alfred brings him the mail, and so as Batman springs in and saves Small's life. However, even though Batman breaks up all the crooks he fails to save Small's life who jumped in the path of a bullet meant for Batman. Before passing away, Batman fullfills Herbert's last wish: To see the true face of Batman. Satisfied (and implying that he knew who Batman was) Herbert dies a hero.
Detective Comics (1937-) #385 - March 1969 Issue - DC Comics - Grade VF
See Also: Detective Comics (1937-) #449 - July 1975 Issue - DC Comics, Detective Comics #404 - October 1970 Issue - DC Comics - Grade VG, Detective Comics #437 - November 1973 Issue - DC Comics - Grade VG/F, Detective Comics (1937-) #385 - March 1969 Issue - DC Comics - Grade VF, Detective Comics (1937-) #344 - October 1965 Issue - DC Comics - Grade FR/G, Detective Comics (1937-) #165 - November 1950 Issue - DC Comics - Grade FR/PR
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