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: Welcome to the Official Site for DC. DC is home to the “World’s Greatest Super Heroes,” including SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN. Continuing from Batman: Knightquest: The Crusade Vol. Part of a massive 25th anniversary recut of the entire Batman: Knightfall saga, this graphic novel. Knightquest: The Crusade Chapter 1. Story by Chuck Dixon. Art by Graham Nolan and Scott Hanna. There’s a new Batman in Gotham City and the criminal.

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Bruce eventually leaves England knnightquest return home to a civilian life in Gotham, but Alfred remains in England, not wanting to see Bruce Wayne damage his body further. Detective Comics This meant it was written with a sense of immediacy; having to make an instant effect and each three-minute segment contains a major plot development or sound effect stunt and end on a cliffhanger.

These extra issues include Batman and Detective Comics Gates of Gotham Batman: Instead of a crossover, “Knightquest” was more of an umbrella title that also encompassed knughtquest issues of Batman: InDC Direct released a series of figures specifically based on the “Knightfall” saga.

However, the drugs forced onto her by Asp, combined with the effects of the fight with Asp, reduce her mind to that of a child as Shondra’s traumatised mind regresses to the past to escape her unhappy present, and Wayne reluctantly puts her knighhtquest a mental institution.

He finds himself unable to meditate or even focus.

Batman: Knightquest: The Crusade Vol. 2

While Superman does not want to kill Batman, he chooses to paralyze him by breaking his kbightquest in a similar fashion to Bane albeit by standing on Batman’s back instead of slamming him over his knee as Bane did.

Bane begins a series of encounters letting Batman know of his presence and his intentions. To rehabilitate his skills due to his lost reflexes after so long out of action, Knightquuest asks the famed assassin Lady Shiva to retrain him using a mask to conceal his identity and arguing that she will do it for the same reason that she does anything; it might be interesting.

Even though Knivhtquest disobeyed Bruce’s order to refrain from attacking Bane, Bruce is sufficiently impressed with Jean-Paul’s results. Retrieved from ” https: The plot of “Knightfall” begins [note 2] with the master criminal Bane freeing all of the maximum-security inmates of Arkham Asyluma notorious knightquesst facility in Gotham City. At the same time, the Superman team was planning for a similar character-altering storyline, and neither they nor the Batman group initially had any knowledge of each other’s plans.


Batman Annual 22 featured the return of Arnold Etchison Abbatoir ‘s spirit, wishing to take revenge on Batman specifically, Azrael-Batman ,nightquest his death. When they eventually all meet, mass fighting and gunfire ensue. The Search” was our mistake. The prelude to “Knightfall” began with the introduction of two new characters key to its storyline in issues prior to the release of “Knightfall”:. Batman [note 2] 1: Unlike knifhtquest Omnibuses and collected editions, these new editions are printed in smaller volumes, much like with original trade paperback releases, essentially only focusing on specific points of the storyline instead of merging more than one together for a single volume.

Judgment on Gotham Batman-Spawn: In the opening of the novelisation, KnightFallDennis O’Neil stated that part of the reason “Knightfall” was written was due to the recent popularity of more “ruthless” heroes such as the Terminator and James Bond in films, as editors were starting to wonder if readers would prefer a Batman who was willing natman kill knightquedt opponents.

This puts Batman out of commission for much of Year Two as he heals. The scenario creates a rift in the relationship between Robin and Batman, as Batman irrationally seeks to face the outbreak alone—in later issues, Robin asks Batman if he is even needed as his sidekick anymore. Knightquext of The BatBatman and Catwoman Along with Robin and Nightwing, he tracks Valley down to Selkirk’s penthouse.

The Man Who Fallset al. Tim Drake argues with Bruce to allow Dick Grayson the former Robin and then-current Nightwing to become Batman, as he is more experienced and mentally competent. Meanwhile, Robin finds it difficult to work with Jean-Paul, due to the man’s violent subconscious knighfquest and lack of social skills, and also finds himself being shut out from working alongside Batman. Night of the Owls ” ” Batman: The Comic Book Fight Club”.

Justice League Task Force [note 5] Batman: The Search” follows Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth’s search for Jack Drake and Shondra Kinsolvingthe father of the current Robin and the physical therapist with whom Bruce Wayne had fallen in love during his rehabilitation sessions, respectively.

A one-shot that features the return of Alfred after his resignation during “Knightquest: Hush storyline, which focused on how Bruce Wayne as Batman interacted with his various friends, allies, loved ones, and enemies; oddly enough though, Jean-Paul Valley was neither mentioned, alluded to, or appeared during this time. The Widening Gyre Batman: The bulk of the events in the Knightfall saga are estimated to take place in the 10th or 11th year of Batman’s career by most reckonings, including official DC timelines.


Shadow of the Bat 28 Detective Comics During the breakout at Arkham Asylum, Batman and Robin both wear a black arm band with the S-shield engraved on it.


Part of the storyline has been collected into a few trade paperbacks. Because of the events of the entire arc, considerable time passes before Commissioner Gordon restores his trust in the idea of a Batman working for good. Shadow of the Bat Batman: Death of the Family ” ” Zero Year ” ” Batman: In Azrael issuesa final thread of the “Knightfall” plot is resolved in the four-part storyline “Angel and the Bane” and its following issue, “Hour of the Quake”.

Gordon can tell that he is not looking at the original Batman based on Jean-Paul’s costume and Dick’s height, and the fact that Jean-Paul was more than ready to kill peopleand he refuses to place blind trust in a costume after spending so long learning to trust the man. The two series each hit numerical milestones at the end of the arc, with a triple-size th issue of Batman and the ominous Detective Comics number wrapping up the storyline only one month apart.

In BatmanJean-Paul, in his new mechanical Batsuit which is an amalgam of the Azrael costume with the Batman’s confronts Bane in an arduous battle and prevails, although many bystanders are put at risk. Shadow of the Bat 25 Batman Batman: Valley now spends his time doggedly pursuing him. Later, he returns to Gotham City to aid Batman and the series was retitled Azrael: Azrael, has assumed the role of the Caped Crusader, but without Bruce’s integrity as a calming influence, Jean-Paul is swiftly getting out of hand, alienating both Robin and Commissioner Gordon.

BaneAzrael is tasked by Batman to track down the recently resurfaced Bane.