As Chuck Dixon writes the Bane maxi-series for DC Comics, the publisher is set to reissue Bane's earlier stories, part of what would become Knightfall and Knightquest in a series of volumes. And running concurrently over a series of weeks, beginning with the latest…
Batman: Prelude to Knightfall Paperback – September 11, 2018
Bane, the man destined to one day destroying the Batman has his sights set on taking over Gotham City! The event that changed Batman's world forever kicks off with this new volume, including never before collected material in BATMAN: PRELUDE TO KNIGHTFALL.
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 berserk strength, savage intellect, and unparalleled megalomania. In Gotham City, Batman begins to feel he has lost his edge as he is forced to deal, in rapid succession, with the returning villain Black Mask and his gang a crazed killer called Metalhead, and a sharpshooter assassin hired by an imprisoned mobster to murder Commissioner Gordon.
Part of a massive 25th anniversary re-cut of the entire BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL saga, this graphic novel, collects BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1, BATMAN #484-491, DETECTIVE COMICS #654-658.
Batman: Knightfall Vol. 1 (25th Anniversary Edition) Paperback – September 18, 2018
The epic story that saw Batman dismantled at the hands of one of his greatest enemies, Bane, begins here in this new 25th Anniversary edition!
Continued from BATMAN: PRELUDE TO KNIGHTFALL, this volume also contains never collected before material!
The inmates of Arkham Asylum have broken free, and Batman must push himself to the limit to re -apprehend the Joker, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, Killer Croc, and more. Pushed to the limits, he comes face-to-face against the monstrosity known as Bane, who delivers a crippling blow destined to change the Caped Crusader forever!
Part of a massive 25th anniversary re-cut of the entire BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL saga, this graphic novel collects BATMAN #492-497, DETECTIVE COMICS #659-663, and BATMAN: VILLAINS SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS #1.
Bruce Wayne lays broken at the hands of Bane. Now, a new hero will have to step in and claim the mantle of the Batman. This newly re-cut 25th anniversary edition of KNIGHTFALL VOL. 2 continues one of the greatest Batman stories ever told!
Continued from BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL VOL. 1 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, including never collected before material!
The diabolical brute known as Bane has decimated the Batman. His back broken and left for dead, Batman is in no shape to stop Bane from taking Gotham for himself. The mantle of Batman must be passed to another as Gotham City tears itself apart in the wake of Batman's absence. A new Dark Knight will rise, and his first order of business will be to take on Bane for the fate of Gotham City!
Part of a massive 25th anniversary re-cut of the entire BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL saga, this graphic novel, collects DETECTIVE COMICS #664-666. SHOWCASE '93 #7-8, BATMAN#498-500, and BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT #16-18.
Batman: Knightquest: The Crusade Vol. 1 Paperback – October 2, 2018
Mentally defeated and physically broken, Bruce Wayne suffered a crippling blow while battling the brutal Bane. Now, the mantle of the Bat must be passed on to another, and Jean Paul Valley answers the call!
Continued from BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL VOL. 2 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, this volume includes never before collected material.
A new Batman's deadly crusade against the criminals of Gotham City begins! Bruce Wayne, battle-broken and out of commission after his epic showdown with Gotham's famous villain Bane, has appointed a new Dark Knight to keep the bad guys at bay. Jean-Paul Valley AKA 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.
Part of a massive 25th anniversary re-cut of the entire BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL saga, this graphic novel collects DETECTIVE COMICS #667-670, ROBIN #1-2, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #19-20, BATMAN #501-504 and CATWOMAN #6-7.
Batman: Knightquest: The Crusade Vol. 2 Paperback – October 9, 2018
The Clown Prince of Crime devises a crazed new scheme to destroy the Dark Knight, but what will happen when he realizes this is not the Batman he's always known? Jean Paul Valley continues his reign as the new Batman in BATMAN: KNIGHTQUEST: THE CRUSADE VOL. 2!
Spinning out of the events of BATMAN: KNIGHTQUEST: THE CRUSADE VOL.1, the epic story of Bruce Wayne's rise and fall continues!
Jean-Paul Valley's career as the Caped Crusader continues as Bruce Wayne remains missing in action. Our new hero struggles with the demons wrestling inside him, pushing him to some extremes and thus compromising Batman's image. When the Joker re-appears, Batman must face the clown prince of crime while coping with internal struggle between the demands of his mission and his own humanity.
Part of a massive 25th anniversary re-cut of the entire BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL saga, this graphic novel, collects DETECTIVE COMICS #671-675, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #24-28, BATMAN #505-508 and SHOWCASE '94 #7.
And then… bizarrely, six weeks wait until…
Batman: Knightquest: The Search Nov 20, 2018
Bruce Wayne is Batman no more. Along with Alfred at his side Bruce begins a new quest to find Tim Drake's missing father and the only person that may be able to heal his broken body, Shondra Kinsolving.
Continuing from BATMAN: KNIGHTQUEST: THE CRUSADE VOL. 2, The next chapter in the saga of Bruce Wayne begins in the never before collected, BATMAN: KNIGHTQUEST: THE SEARCH.
Still recovering from his devastating encounter with Bane, and utilizing specially designed accoutrements, Bruce Wayne and Alfred are on the trail of Robin's father and Shondra Kinsolving, both kidnapped by a mysterious new foe lurking in the shadows. Shondra may be the only person on Earth that can repair Bruce's badly damaged. To rescue her he will have to push himself mentally and physically before it is too late.
Part of a massive 25th anniversary re-cut of the entire BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL saga, this graphic novel, collects JUSTICE LEAGUE TASKFORCE #5-6, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #21-23, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #59-61, and ROBIN #7.