When Batman crosses paths with the gleefully violent Judge Dredd, things are bound to get ugly! In these tales from the 1990s, the two crimefighters face The Riddler and The Joker and battle extra-dimensional gladiators. A special bonus included in this collection is Judge Dredd's epic battle with alien bounty hunter Lobo. This amazing new colleciton includes Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgment On Gotham, Batman/Judge Dredd: Vendetta In Gotham, Batman/Judge Dredd: The Ultimate Riddle, Batman/Judge Dredd: Die Laughing #1-2 and Lobo/Judge Dredd: Psycho Bikers Vs. Mutants From Hell!
The U.S. Government has deemed Gotham City uninhabitable after a cataclysmic earthquake. Months later, those who have refused to vacate "No Man's Land" live amidst a citywide turf war in which the strongest prey on the weak. As gangs terrorize the ravaged populace, the Scarecrow uses a church relief project as a real-life lab to test his experiments in fear. But with the return of Batman and the appearance of an enigmatic new Batgirl, justice returns to Gotham.
After discovering Batman's identity, Tim Drake must now endure months of intensive physical training before he can publicly debut as the Caped Crusader's new partner. Given an all-new hi-tech costume and the encouragement of former Robin Dick Grayson, Tim is finally ready to don the identity he was born for: Robin! But when his parents are kidnapped by the Obeah Man will Batman be able to save them or will tragedy find Tim Drake? Then, Robin must survive a final baptism by fire as he travels overseas to learn martial arts from one of the world's greatest fighters-the deadly Lady Siva. Flying solo for the first time, he comes across a diabolical plot by Batman's old enemy King Snake and must prove that he is worthy of the mantle of Robin! ROBIN: REBORN collects in chronological order for the first time ever BATMAN #455-457, DETECTIVE COMICS #618-621, and ROBIN #1-5. Detailing the journey of fan favorite Tim Drake's transformation into Robin are classic comic creators ALAN GRANT( BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT), CHUCK DIXON (NIGHTWING), NORM BREYFOGLE (BATMAN BEYOND) and TOM LYLE (STARMAN)!
Often credited with revitalizing the Dark Knight in the 1980's, Norm Breyfogle's Batman was known for his signature dynamic style. Collected here for the first time are some of the Bat's most seminal moments-from the first appearances of Ratcatcher, the Ventriloquist and Cornelius Stirk to an epic battle against all four Clayfaces, all drawn with Breyfogle's always dramatic style. Written by comics greats Alan Grant (BATMAN: ANARKY), John Wagner (JUDGE DREDD) and more, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: NORM BREYFOGLE collects DETECTIVE COMICS #579, #582-594, #601-607 and stories from BATMAN ANNUAL #11-12.
Take a bite out of Halloween with our annual Monster Massacre special, featuring two new undeadly tales by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, "The Other Dead" and "Zombie War", plus gobs of bloodcurdling adventures by Dave Elliott, Ron Marz, Tom Raney, Sami Basri, Garrie Gastonny, Jon Haward and Mark A. Nelson! Cover by Dave Wilkins. It's a real scream!
As Batman is preventing a rooftop suicide following the devastating Cataclysm, he spots Mr. Freeze. Following him to an underground tunnel, they encounter Clayface, freed from captivity by the quake. As the man Batman rescued watches, the two villains battle each other--and the Dark Knight.
A ZERO HOUR tie-in issue! Alfred has returned to the Batcave as if he never left. But this Alfred looks a bit different than the one from before--and has dreams of becoming a detective. And when Batman must contend with a gang of killers, his butler may prove to be the greater menace!
The God of Fear part 3, conclusion to the "Knightfall" tie-in arc. Gotham City is in flames as the Scarecrow releases his fear gas everywhere and demands to be named God of Fear. Meanwhile, Anarky blames Batman for the level of crime in Gotham--and for that, the Dark Knight must pay!
Prodigal part 10, continued from BATMAN #514. The Tally Man returns to Gotham determined to get revenge on Batman, who once defeated and disabled him. But the villain doesn't know that the man who wears the cape and cowl is not the man he hates. Continued in DETECTIVE COMICS #681.
In quake-torn Gotham, Batman is captured by someone he was trying to help--a university professor driven mad after being trapped for two weeks with a classroom full of dead students. The professor decides to prove his theory of "devolution" by forcing Batman to perform a series of tasks no one could possibly survive.
In this Elseworlds tale, by day Bruce Wayne runs the prestigious Arkham Asylum, treating patients with compassion and thoroughness. By night, he defends the streets of Gotham and apprehends the very criminals that become patients in his hospital. But when the Joker makes his move against the good doctor, everything changes.
BATMAN ARKHAM: KILLER CROC collects some of the villain's greatest stories by some of the industry's greatest creators, including Gerry Conway (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA), Chuck Dixon (NIGHTWING), Doug Moench (THE SPECTRE), Kelley Jones (DEADMAN), Norm Breyfogle (DETECTIVE COMICS), Dan Jurgens (SUPERMAN) and many more! Waylon Jones was born with a rare medical condition that caused his skin to become scaly and his appearance to develop progressively into that of a crocodile. Forced to wrestle alligators in a carnival, Waylon decided that if society declared him a freak, he would succumb to his savage nature and become Killer Croc. Known for his brutal strength and fearsome rage, Killer Croc has been one of BatmanÕs most physically formidable foes. When facing Croc, the Dark Knight isnÕt just dealing with madness: heÕs fighting a creature who is more beast than man. But Killer Croc will stop at nothing to defeat (or consume) his prey! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #525, #660 and #808-810; BATMAN #358, #359, #471, #489, #512, #521 and #522; BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.4; JOKERÕS ASYLUM KILLER CROC #1; and BATMAN CHRONICLES #3.
The Return of Scarface part 1! Fresh out of jail, the Ventriloquist and Scarface hit the streets looking to renew their scandalous ways. However, a new gang of tuffs has moved into their old territory and they're not looking to share the wealth. Continued in DETECTIVE COMICS #642.
The complete BATMAN: CONTAGION storyline is available for the first time ever, along with chapters that lead into the thrilling confrontation with the mastermind behind the outbreak in BATMAN: LEGACY. A mysterious and lethal virus is unleashed on the unknowing inhabitants of Gotham City, causing excruciating pain-and ultimately death-within 48 hours of contact. Batman, Robin and Nightwing must race to contain the chaos while finding a cure-with the help of unlikely allies Azrael, Huntress, Catwoman and Poison Ivy. But can the Dark Knight and his team of vigilantes stop an invisible enemy? And what happens when one of them is infected? Collects AZRAEL 15-16, BATMAN 529, BATMAN CHRONICLES 4, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT 48-49, CATWOMAN 31-35, DETECTIVE COMICS 695-696 and ROBIN 27-30.
Batman isnÕt the only masked crusader in town-and Arkham Asylum has many, many cells beyond those detaining the Penguin, the Joker, and Poison Ivy. But this is not the dark, dismal Arkham Asylum of old-this modern Arkham is run by the son of the original founder, Jeremiah Arkham. He is determined to improve on his fatherÕs methods, and in doing so walks perilously close to the abyss of madness himself. Can Jeremiah cure the Dark Knight when Batman is committed to Arkham for killing a cop? Writer ALAN GRANT (DETECTIVE COMICS) joins artists TIM SALE (BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN), NORM BREYFOGLE (BATMAN), and more in these stories about the men and women in shadow-the shadow of the Bat! Collects BATMAN: THE SHADOW OF THE BAT #1-12!