There's a bounty out on the Clown Prince of Crime and no shortage of people trying to claim it. The only place Batman can keep his nemesis safe is the Batcave, but even that haven may not be safe enough when the Riddler comes calling.
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight? Superstar artist David Finch returns to Batman alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.
The prequel to the best-selling game BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT! The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds himself in devastating pain, recovering from his injuries and questioning whether his role as Batman is still necessary to the city's survival. But as the sun rises in Gotham City, dangerous new threats emerge from the shadows...and the Arkham Knight is just beginning. Don't miss this in-continuity prequel comic set prior to the events of the brand-new video game Batman: Arkham Knight! Collects BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #1-6.
American popular culture has produced few heroic figures as famous and enduring as that of the Batman. The dark, mysterious hero who debuted in 1939Õs DETECTIVE COMICS #27 as the lone ÒBat-manÓ quickly grew into the legend of the Caped Crusader. After his landmark debut and origin story the Dark Knight was given many seminal elements including his partner in crime-fighting Robin, the Boy Wonder, and such adversaries as the Joker, Hugo Strange and Catwoman.
An elite fighting force modeled after the Dark Knight has invaded the streets of Gotham. Their armor, weaponry and surveillance equipment are based on Batman’s tech and tactics, but they’re far beyond anything he’s ever seen. And while these Batmen’s motives remain a mystery, their targets are all too clear… They’re gunning for Gotham’s vigilantes. Batman knows he can’t face this foe alone, and neither can the crime-fighters caught in the crossfire. So with Batwoman-secretly Bruce Wayne’s cousin, Kate Kane-as his general, he’s organizing the next generation of Gotham heroes into an army. Tim Drake, a.k.a. Red Robin. Stephanie Brown, a.k.a. Spoiler. Cassandra Cain, a.k.a. the Orphan. And reformed criminal Basil Karlo, a.k.a. Clayface. These are the shock troops in Batman and Batwoman’s war. When they finally see the face of their true enemy, will they stand together…or fall apart?
Neal Adams (GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW), one of the most acclaimed Batman artists, has defined the Caped Crusader for decades and fans have long been clamoring to see him draw the Dark Knight once more. Now, from the legendary creator comes a Batman tale like you've never seen before! When a series of seemingly unconnected events brings Batman close to killing a man for the first time, Bruce Wayne must embark on a journey of self-discovery... which also reveals shocking secrets about Batman's enemies and allies alike.
Featuring the first appearance of Bane, the man destined to one day break the Bat! The sole survivor of the 'Venom' experiments, Bane has spent a lifetime on the South American island of Santa Prisca. The time he spent as the toughest inmate in their worst prison led him to develop berserker strength, savage intellect, and unparalleled megalomania. Now free, he sets his sights on Gotham City!