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Future State: Dark Detective #1 by Mariko Tamaki
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015-) #1
Peter J. Tomasi - 2015
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!
Scott Lobdell - 2020
That is, until the Multiverse was rewritten without him or his family in it. Wally returned and tried to make it work, but the damage was done. Spinning out of the events of Heroes in Crisis, follow the man who called himself Flash on an adventure to find redemption in a cosmos that has fought so hard to destroy him.Collects Flash Forward #1-6, Generation Zero: Gods Among Us Special Edition #1.
Future State: The Next Batman #1
John RidleyTravel Foreman - 2021
Arkham Asylum has been decommissioned and the Magistrate rules the land with an iron fist and zero tolerance. Now it’s time for the lunatics to take back their town! Follow Croc, Two-Face, Phosphorus, Zsasz, Clayface and Astrid Arkham as the Arkham Knights raise holy hell on the occupiers of Gotham!
Batman/Superman, Vol. 1: Who are the Secret Six?
Joshua Williamson - 2020
Just one problem: they don't know who they are.A virus is spreading, and it's not just after innocent people, but some of our most powerful heroes as well. The biggest question isn't why or how, but who?The Batman Who Laughs was one of the premier villains crawling his way from the depths of the Dark Multiverse and wreaking havoc on the DC Universe. Now he has been infecting some of the biggest heroes across the world with a mutated version of the Joker virus that is coursing through him.Cue the team-up of two of the greatest superheroes in history: Batman and Superman. They decide to work together to find out who is infected and hopefully cure them before it's too late.Collects: Batman/Superman (2019) #1-6.
Batman: Legacy Vol. 1
Chuck Dixon - 2017
Batman, Robin, Nightwing and even Catwoman must find out the origin of this ancient virus before it is released worldwide. Their travels take them from the heart of Gotham halfway around the world to Sudan, where two of their greatest enemies are revealed to be the masterminds of this wicked plot. The stakes have never been this high and the question remains: Will Batman and his allies stop a relic of the past from dooming mankind's future?Now, for the first time ever, get the complete BATMAN: LEGACY storyline along with never-before-collected chapters that reveal the architects of the outbreak in BATMAN: LEGACY! Collects BATMAN #533, BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT #53, CATWOMAN #33-35, DETECTIVE COMICS #697-700 and ROBIN #31.
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Robin vs. Ra's Al Ghul #1
Tim Seeley - 2018
Once upon a time, Ra’s thought Bruce Wayne would be the heir apparent to his criminal empire, but now that Batman has turned his back on Talia for good, Ra’s wants to know if Damian Wayne will honor his mother by stepping into the family business at last.
Birds of Prey (2003) #1: Batgirl/Catwoman
John Francis Moore - 2003
Together, they discover that they are the work of supposed philanthropist Ryder Burnham and they team up to take him down. One of his near-victims, Val Lewton, idolises Catwoman and is angered that Catwoman chose to work with Batgirl rather than her.
Joker: Year of the Villain #1
Anthony Burch - 2019
This special one-shot is co-written by legendary film auteur John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween) and Anthony Burch (the Borderlands video games), making for a Joker comic that's twisted in ways you never imagined!
Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1
Becky Cloonan - 2021
Long past the Age of Heroes, few of Diana Prince’s friends survive, and most of her sisters have passed as well. As an immortal goddess, this is her lot. But then, a threat appears that even the mighty Darkseid can’t handle-and it’s up to Wonder Woman to take on the battle! It’s big action and high fantasy at the end of time, courtesy of Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Becky Cloonan (By Chance or Providence, Gotham Academy) and her Doom Patrol co-writer Michael W. Conrad, with the popular artist Jen Bartel (Blackbird) making her interior art debut for DC.
Azrael Vol. 1: Fallen Angel
Dennis O'Neil - 2016
There’s a new hero in Batman’s world, whether the Dark Knight likes it or not! Jean-Paul Valley has just been told by his dying father that his family is part of an ancient secret society known as The Order of St. Dumas—and that he is the latest in a long line of deadly assassins! Now with his psychological conditioning complete, Valley has been transformed from a computer science major into the unstoppable weapon known as Azrael. But when he is forced to target the heroic Batman, he starts to question his life and duty. Legendary creators Dennis O’Neil and Joe Quesada are joined by comic industry superstars Barry Kitson, James Pascoe, and Kevin Nowlan. AZRAEL VOL.1 FALLEN ANGEL collects BATMAN: SWORD OF AZRAEL #1-4, SHOWCASE ’94 #10, and AZRAEL #1-7.
Birds of Prey
Brian AzzarelloDerrick Chew - 2020
The only thing she has to be grateful for is the fact that she’s not alone, as Huntress finds herself on a collision course with Black Canary’s quarry at Detective Montoya’s urging. Meanwhile, Harley Quinn has resurfaced outside of Gotham City and out of the Suicide Squad, with a new lease on life that is sure to make everyone else’s life more complicated.And that’s only the first five pages of this high-octane, graphic novel-length one-shot that pushes the Birds of Prey far beyond their limits and puts them up against the most brutal crime syndicate to ever sweep into Gotham City! Hardboiled superstar writer Brian Azzarello and the bombshell art team of Emanuela Lupacchino and Ray McCarthy take the Birds into the no-holds-barred world of Black Label, and none of them will ever be the same!
Batman Eternal Part 1
Scott Snyder - 2018
The Legend of Batman Graphic Novel Collection proudly presents the first special edition book in the series, the fantastic Batman Eternal - Part 1...After a spectacular battle, the unthinkable happens when the incorruptible Commissioner Gordon is arrested for murder! With Batman’s oldest ally behind bars, mob boss Carmine Falcone reappears, determined to rid Gotham of insane criminals, honest policemen and anyone else who stands in his way..Contents: BATMAN ETERNAL #1-13
Batman: Second Chances (Batman
Jim StarlinNorm Breyfogle - 1984
The Boy Wonder. The Dynamic Duo. Together, Batman and Robin have kept the streets of Gotham City safe-while the boy beneath the mask, Dick Grayson, has kept Bruce Wayne from a lonely life of brooding darkness. But when a bullet fired from the Joker’s gun nearly clips Robin’s wings for good, their partnership is severed, and Batman resumes his war on crime alone.But he’s not alone for long.When Batman first meets a tough kid named Jason Todd, the boy is more criminal than crimefighter. But from that first encounter, a powerful new bond is forged. The Dark Knight sees Jason’s potential to be a hero-as well as the rage and revenge that torment him.The Batman has found his new Robin. Can Gotham’s greatest hero help his protege fly right?Discover the origin of one of comics’ most controversial characters in BATMAN: SECOND CHANCES-collecting the earliest adventures of Jason Todd, the second Robin, from the minds of legendary creators Max Allan Collins, Jim Starlin, Jim Aparo, Dave Cockrum, Denys Cowan, Norm Breyfogle, Jo Duffy and more! Collects BATMAN #402-403, #408-416 and BATMAN ANNUAL #11.