Superstar artist David Finch (WONDER WOMAN) completes his run on the Dark Knight in BATMAN VOL. 3: I AM BANE, the stunning new chapter in writer Tom KingÕs (THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON) wildly acclaimed Batman saga. He is not a joke. He is not a riddle. He is not a bird or a cat or a penguin, not a scarecrow or a plant or a puppet. He is not a fairy tale or a circus act, a broken friend or a regretful mentor. He is no rich boy pretending to be a knight. He is Bane. The Batman invaded his home, scarred his mind and broke his back. Now Bane has returned to Gotham City for a single purpose: break the Batman once and for all. But first, heÕll destroy everyone the Dark Knight has ever lovedÉor loathed. The young heroes whoÕve worn the mantle of Robin. The cops, crime-fighters and vigilantes who make up BatmanÕs army of allies. Even the madmen and monsters that haunt the halls of Arkham Asylum. Batman will need all of their helpÑand moreÑto fend off this unstoppable challenger. Because both Bane and Batman know one thing: only one of them will walk away from their final confrontation unbrokenÉ Collects stories from BATMAN #16-20, 23-24 and BATMAN ANNUAL #1.
A part of DC Universe: Rebirth! "I AM GOTHAM" The Caped Crusader has never been stopped. Not by the Joker. Not by Two-Face. Not even by the entire Justice League. But now, in the wake of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman must face his most challenging foe ever--a hero who wants to save Gotham...from the Batman! From one of the biggest breakout writers in years and former CIA analyst, Tom King (GRAYSON, THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON) and superstar artist David Finch present BATMAN VOL. 1! Collects BATMAN: REBIRTH #1 and BATMAN #1-6. Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world's greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business. Honoring the past, protecting our present, and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.
He’s the one man who broke the Bat. He rules the island prison that once held him captive with an iron fist. He is Bane, and he has something-or someone-that Batman needs. And Batman will risk a suicide mission to take it, or them, from him. But to infiltrate the stronghold of a criminal genius, the Dark Knight will need to raise his own army of criminals. From the bowels of Arkham Asylum, he’ll select an elite squad of the craziest, deadliest, most dangerous villains alive-including Catwoman, the one woman in the world who knows him best, despite the blood on her claws. But Batman’s makeshift Suicide Squad is every bit as unstable as the real deal. As lust, addiction, insanity and betrayal take their toll on his team, not everyone will make it out of Bane’s fortress alive and unbroken… New York Times best-selling writer Tom King (THE OMEGA MEN) continues his groundbreaking Dark Knight saga, joined by artists Mikel Janín (GRAYSON) and Mitch Gerads (SHERIFF OF BABYLON). Collects BATMAN #9-15.
Volumes 3 and 4 of Tom King's classic series in the making, BATMAN, are collected here in hardcover for the first time! Bane is coming for Batman. Bruce must keep those he loves safe for five days in order to save Gotham Girl once and for all. But Bane will stop at nothing, no one is safe, and by the end of this fight, the Dark Knight will never be the same. This epic hardcover collection includes the cataclysmic events of THE BUTTON, in which Batman and the Flash unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood stained smiley button. Armed with the terrifying knowledge of a coming storm, Batman makes a proposition to one of his enemies--one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies! This collection ends on a note that everyone will be talking about for years to come. Tom King continues his critically acclaimed run on BATMAN! Collects BATMAN REBIRTH #16-32 and BATMAN ANNUAL #1.
When Catwoman accepted BatmanÕs marriage proposal, she changed more lives than just Bruce WayneÕs and Selina KyleÕs. A union between the WorldÕs Greatest Detective and one of Gotham CityÕs fiercest criminals is a shakeup that will rattle everyone in the Dark KnightÕs lifefrom the young vigilantes who make up his surrogate Òfamily,Ó to his legendary friends in the Justice League, to old demons heÕd long hoped to leave behind. Now Batman and Catwoman are on a quest for redemptiona mission deep into a forbidden desert fortress to evolve into something better before they say, ÒI do.Ó Standing in their way isÉwell, everybody, including BatmanÕs lethal exgirlfriend Talia al Ghul. From desert sands to boardwalk lights, will the Bat and the CatÕs search lead them to happiness at last? Find out in Batman Vol. 5: Rules of Engagement, a major new chapter in the lives of the Dark Knight and his feline fiancŽe from the acclaimed creative team of Tom King (Mister Miracle) and Jo‘lle Jones (Supergirl: Being Super), with guest artists Clay Mann and Lee Weeks! Collects Batman #3337 and the critically acclaimed tale from Batman Annual #2.
A part of DC Universe: Rebirth! Zero Year. 12 months in which Gotham City was left without power, without laws, without hope. 365 days in which the Riddler ruled the streets. But once again, Batman was victorious. In the aftermath of Zero Year? War. The Joker vs. The Riddler. They called it the War of Jokes and Riddles and it's story has been untold... until now. Written by breakout star Tom King and illustrated by Mikel Janin, the newest installment of this best-selling, critically acclaimed graphic novel series see a flashback tale of the Dark Knight facing two of his greatest foes ever! Collects BATMAN #25-32.
Following his groundbreaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, Snyder begins a new era of The Dark Knight alongside artist Capullo when a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City and Batman to the core.
The path to the altar has never been so dangerous! Not long after Batman announces his engagement to Catwoman, he and Wonder Woman are called to honor an old commitment requiring them to fight for Earth in a distant, magical realm. But time flows strangely in this new land, and an hour in our world could be years there. The storied friendship between two great heroes begins to unravelÑwhile the universe itself does the same around them! Next, the Bat and the Cat find themselves isolated as Poison Ivy seemingly takes over the rest of the world, including the Justice League! Can they nip IvyÕs plans in the bud before the whole world falls under her dominion? After all, thereÕs still a wedding to planÉ The big day approaches in these stories from Batman #38-44, from author Tom King (Mister Miracle) and artists Mikel Jan’n (Grayson), Jo‘lle Jones (Supergirl: Being Super) and Travis Moore (Fables: The Wolf Among Us). ÒConsistently one of DC's best ongoing series.Ó ÑIGN ÒTom King is inarguably one of the hottest writers in superhero comics right now.Ó Ñ CBR
Early in Batman’s career, the Joker and the Riddler would seemingly be natural allies. But each man determined that he and he alone must be the one to kill the Bat...and either would sooner burn down Gotham than be beaten to the punch line. Untold until now, one of the darkest chapters in Batman’s history sees all of Gotham’s villains choosing sides in a battle of wits that soon turns into a full-blown war—complete with civilian casualties. In the War of Jokes and Riddles, only one side can claim victory...but the scars it leaves will shape Batman’s future as he makes the most important decision of his life. From the critically acclaimed, best-selling creative team of Tom King (GRAYSON, The Vision) and Mikel Janin (JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK), the epic graphic tale BATMAN: THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES has quickly embedded itself as one of the great stories in the Dark Knight’s mythology. Collects issues #25-32.
The acclaimed creative team of Tom King, David Finch and Mikel Jan’n takes things to a new level as Batman brings the pain to his international opponent, Bane, in Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 2. The Dark Knight has invaded his home, scarred his mind and broken his back. Now Bane has returned to Gotham City for a single purpose: eliminate the Batman once and for all. But first heÕll destroy everyone the Dark Knight has ever lovedÉor loathed. In the wake of this battle, the Batman makes Catwoman an offer that leaves her absolutely speechless. As she considers her answer, the Dark Knight tells her of a secret war from early in his career. It was a time when The Joker and the Riddler would seemingly be natural allies, but each man determined that he and he alone must be the one to kill the Bat...and either would sooner burn down Gotham than be beaten to the punch line. All of GothamÕs villains were forced to choose sides in this stunning battle of wits that quickly escalated into a full-blown warÑcomplete with civilian casualties. In this ÒWar of Jokes and Riddles,Ó only one side could claim victory...but the scars it left shaped BatmanÕs future. Written by Tom King (Mister Miracle, The Vision) with art by David Finch (Wonder Woman), Mikel Jan’n (Grayson), Jason Fabok (Justice League), Mitch Gerads (The Sheriff of Babylon), Clay Mann (Action Comics) and more, this latest Rebirth Deluxe Edition features two of the most critically acclaimed arcs in modern comics in hardcover for the first time. Collects Batman #16-32 and Annual #1.
New York Times best-selling writer Scott Snyder, author of such instant-classic BATMAN graphic novels as THE COURT OF OWLS, DEATH OF THE FAMILY and ENDGAME, joins forces with an all-star lineup of comicsÕ top artists to bring the madness and menace of some of the Dark KnightÕs greatest villains into the modern era with ALL-STAR BATMAN VOL. 2: ENDS OF THE EARTH. Join Snyder and his frequent collaborator Jock (BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR) as they plunge into the icy heart of darkness with Mr. Freeze. Eat the forbidden fruit offered by the sinister and seductive Poison Ivy in a tale illustrated by Tula Lotay (BODIES). Take a journey to the far side of sanity with the Mad Hatter through art by comics superstar Giuseppe Camuncoli (BATMAN: EUROPA). Then, finally, the demonic mind behind these master criminalsÕ apocalyptic ambitions is revealed... He is Gotham CityÕs guardian. He is the Justice LeagueÕs Dark Knight. He is Batman, one of the most iconic characters in history. But without his equally classic foes, his legend would be incomplete. ALL-STAR BATMAN VOL. 2: ENDS OF THE EARTH (Rebirth) is Batman at his bestÑand his villains at their worst! Collects issues #6-9 of the ongoing series, including the conclusion to ÒThe Cursed WheelÓ drawn by Francesco Francavilla (BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR).
The road to DOOMSDAY CLOCK begins here. During the unforgettable events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman found a mystery he canÕt even begin to solveÑa strange bloodstained smiley-face button embedded in the Batcave wall. All analysis suggests the button is not of this universe...so where did it come from? And who left it here? These are questions only the Flash can help answer. When the button is stolen by Reverse-Flash, Batman and Flash follow his trail to a parallel world, a twisted alternate timeline that shouldnÕt exist. Someone is sending the heroes on a bizarre trip through reality, showing them glimpses of fallen loved ones and forgotten friendsÑbut who? Wally West warned the Flash of an unseen force influencing our worldÑdistorting histories, pulling the strings, watching allÑand the strange yellow button could be the key to finding it. Featuring the all-star creative team of writers Joshua Williamson and Tom King alongside top-tier artists Jason Fabok and Howard Porter, BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON collects BATMAN #21-22 and THE FLASH #21-22. The road to DOOMSDAY CLOCK begins here!
As evil spreads across Gotham City, Batman's allies, including Red Robin, Batwing, Robin, Batgirl, the Birds of Prey, Nightwing and even Catwoman find themselves in a battle coming from all sides. The Court of Owls have shown their hand, and it's up to the collective effort of these heroes, some more unlikely than others, in this sprawling tale of corruption and violence. This epic springs from the pen of Scott Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS, BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR and AMERICAN VAMPIRE, as well as creators Judd Winick, David Finch, Peter J. Tomasi, Pat Gleason, Tony Daniel, Scott Lobdell, Duane Swierczynski, JH Williams III, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray! BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE OWLS collects ALL-STAR WESTERN #9, BATMAN #8-9, BATMAN ANNUAL #1, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #9, BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS #9, BATGIRL #9, BATWING #9, BIRDS OF PREY #9, NIGHTWING #8-9, BATMAN AND ROBIN #9, CATWOMAN #9 and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9
The sweeping new chapter in writer James Tynion IV’s acclaimed saga—featuring a league of talented artists including Marcio Takara (THE FLASH) and Christian Duce (BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL)—is here, in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 3: LEAGUE OF SHADOWS. Batwoman, an accomplished crime-fighter who’s overcome the darkest of betrayals. Clayface, a reformed villain whose potential is eclipsed only by his astonishing powers. New heroes like Azrael, an avenging angel, and Batwing, whose incredible armor makes him a true dark knight. Led by the Batman himself, this team of guardians stands ready to protect Gotham City. But the secrets of the team’s most mysterious member, Cassandra Cain, are about to come to light. And that light will cast a shadow darker than anything they’ve ever seen before. They thought the League of Shadows was just a rumor—a secret society of nihilistic killers often whispered about but never seen. But now the League is here, in Gotham. They’re destroying Batman’s team one by one. And their sinister leader, Lady Shiva, has come to reclaim her daughter—or destroy her. Can even Batman’s arch-enemy Ra’s al Ghul and his League of Assassins stop the onslaught? Or have the Shadows come to stay? Find out in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 3: LEAGUE OF SHADOWS. Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #950-956.
Join best-selling author Scott Snyder and discover the rich history of Gotham City in this deluxe version of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel, Batman: Gates of Gotham. At the turn of the century, three prominent families shaped the construction of modern-day Gotham City. Now a madman with 300 pounds of explosives and a century-old grudge is threatening to bring it all crashing down. Beginning with the simultaneous destruction of some of Gotham's oldest bridges, the mysterious villain is targeting the holdings and legacies of Gotham's most notable families--including the Waynes. To uncover the truth behind the villainous Architect and his link to the city's violent past, Batman unites with Robin, Red Robin and Batman Inc.'s Hong Kong operative, the Black Bat. But can they stop their new foe's plans before it's too late? The future of Gotham started with an explosion, and it could end the very same way... The critically acclaimed author of Batman, Scott Snyder, teams with writer Kyle Higgins (Nightwing) and Ryan Parrot for a mystery that stretches back to the earliest days of Gotham, with art by the creative team of Trevor McCarthy, Dustin Nguyen, Graham Nolan and Derec Donovan. Batman: Gates of Gotham Deluxe Edition collects the full Gates of Gotham miniseries issues #1-5, stories from Detective Comics Annual #12 and Batman Annual #28 and sketchbook bonus material.
The sweeping new chapter in writer James Tynion IV's acclaimed saga--featuring a league of talented artists including Marcio Takara (THE FLASH) and Christian Duce (BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL)--is here, in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 3: LEAGUE OF SHADOWS. Batwoman, an accomplished crime-fighter who's overcome the darkest of betrayals. Clayface, a reformed villain whose potential is eclipsed only by his astonishing powers. New heroes like Azrael, an avenging angel, and Batwing, whose incredible armor makes him a true dark knight. Led by the Batman himself, this team of guardians stands ready to protect Gotham City. But the secrets of the team's most mysterious member, Cassandra Cain, are about to come to light. And that light will cast a shadow darker than anything they've ever seen before. They thought the League of Shadows was just a rumor--a secret society of nihilistic killers often whispered about but never seen. But now the League is here, in Gotham. They're destroying Batman's team one by one. And their sinister leader, Lady Shiva, has come to reclaim her daughter--or destroy her. Can even Batman's arch-enemy Ra's al Ghul and his League of Assassins stop the onslaught? Or have the Shadows come to stay? Find out in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 3: LEAGUE OF SHADOWS. Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #950-956.
Grant Morrison's best-selling run on BATMAN & ROBIN continues with this volume collecting issues #13-16 and BATMAN: THE RETURN #1. On the eve of Bruce Wayne's return to Gotham City, the new Batman and Robin team that battled crime during his absence must deal with the deadly return of The Joker. Then, Grant Morrison connects BATMAN & ROBIN with the best-selling THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE for the climactic showdown between Batman and The Black Glove. And in an epic tale illustrated by acclaimed artist David Finch, learn what happens to Dick Grayson after the "real" Batman returns.
"Broadcast across the universe, the Omega Men reveal a beaten and restrained Kyle Rayner. They make their intentions clear as they kill the former White Lantern. Now the universe is on watch and the hunt for the Omega Men begins. The line between good and evil is blurred in this part of the galaxy, and you do not know who to trust. Please Omega. Collects OMEGA MEN #1-12"--
All hell breaks loose at the circus as Bruce Wayne and gal pal Vicki Vale witness a young boy's life shattered before their eyes. Orphaned, Dick Grayson has nowhere to go and no one to turn to -- no one but Bruce Wayne!
A part of DC Universe: Rebirth! Terry McGinnis takes on the Batman cowl amidst rumors that the original Joker has returned. An entire section of Gotham City has decended into the Jokerz' hands, creating a community of clown-worshipping crazies called Jokerztown! Rising from the chaos, Terminal unifies the gang of Jokerz and he's after the new Batman. Written by Dan Jurgens and illustrated by Bernard Chang, the in-continuity tales of the Dark Knight of the future continue here in BATMAN BEYOND VOL. 1: THE RETURN! Collects issues #1-6 and BATMAN BEYOND: REBIRTH #1. Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world's greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business. Honoring the past, protecting our present and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.