Catwoman, the Joker, Poison Ivy, and the Riddler--any one of these Batman rogues may prove to be the mysterious serial killer known as "Holiday," a murderer who kills according to the calendar. And now, a still-learning Batman must uncover the killer's identity before they kill again!
Hailed as a comics masterpiece, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is Frank Miller's (300 and SIN CITY) reinvention of the legend of Batman. It remains an undisputed classic, one of the most influential stories ever told in comics, and is a book cited by the filmmakers as an inspiration for the most recent Batman movies. It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive.
Barbara Gordon, following her chance meeting with Robin at the end of ROBIN: YEAR ONE, aspires to become a vigilante herself. But between the skepticism of Batman and the watchful eye of her adoptive father James Gordon, she's finding the hero biz to be an uphill battle!
Spinning out of the epic event FUTURES END and the world of the classic animated series, BATMAN BEYOND is reimagined within the DC Universe continuity! Tim Drake has been a lot of things-teen genius, teen hero, Teen Titan. As Red Robin, he carried on BatmanÕs legacy, but he never thought heÕd be the one to assume the cowl and become Batman himself. Of course, Tim never thought heÕd find himself flung decades into the future-into a world where the evil A.I. Brother Eye has all but exterminated life on Earth. Now only Neo-Gotham remains, and the city needs its defender. Gotham needs Batman! Now, Tim must save BatmanÕs allies, including Barbara Gordon, before Brother Eye can crack their minds and discover Neo-GothamÕs hidden location. But with the worldÕs greatest heroes transformed into Brother EyeÕs sinister agents, will Batman be GothamÕs salvation-or will Tim Drake find out he doesnÕt have what it takes to wear the mantle of the Bat? Featuring creators Dan Jurgens (THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN) and Bernard Chang (GREEN LANTERN CORPS), BATMAN BEYOND VOLUME 1: BRAVE NEW WORLDS collects the BATMAN BEYOND Sneak Peek and issues #1-6.