In this tale of horror in Gotham City co-written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Bruce Wayne unintentionally brings a dark evil back from a rescue mission. Includes appearances by The Penguin, The Demon, Man-Bat, Ra's al Ghul and many other Batman villains. Collects BATMAN: THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM #1-3.
Author: Mike Mignola
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
An unholy union of a comic book icon and pure Lovecraftian horror is unleashed by writers MIKE MIGNOLA, acclaimed creator of Hellboy, RICHARD PACE (Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword) and artist TROY NIXEY (HARLEY QUINN) in this terrifying reimagining of the greatest heroes and villains in the Batman mythos. It’s Gotham City, 1928. Twenty years have passed since a madman slew the parents of young Bruce Wayne, heir to one of the city’s oldest fortunes. Twenty years since he fled the carnage of Gotham. But now Bruce Wayne has returned-and hell has followed. A terrible thing from beyond space and time has awakened. The Lurker on the Threshold has called its faithful servants-immortal sorcerers, reptile men, beings of eldritch cold and fungal horror-to feed our world into its gaping maw. If the Batman hopes to end the horror, how terrible must Bruce Wayne become? Collects BATMAN: THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM #1-3!
Author: Brian Augustyn
Publisher: Dc Comics
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
What would the Gotham City of one hundred years ago have been like?. In an age of mystery and superstition, how would the people of Gotham react to a weird creature of the night, a bat-garbed vigilante feared by the guilty and the innocent alike?. Some would live in terror. Others would rest easier. Only one man would take no notice at all, a man with other matters to attend to. His name?. No one knows for sure. Most people know him only as Jack. Jack the Ripper. Batman, Gotham by gaslight collects the classic tale of the Victorian era Bat-Man's encounter with the Butcher of Whitechapel alongside its acclaimed sequel, Master of the future, in which the Dark Knight encounters a crazed prophet determined to prevent Gotham City from entering the twentieth century.
Author: Marv Wolfman
Publisher: Dc Comics
Release Date: 1990
Traumatized by the death of Robin, the Dark Knight Detective descends into a brutal existence. But this blind quest for retribution has extremely hazardous mental and physical consequences as a careless and unhinged Batman suffers injury after injury. Deducing the connection between Bruce Wayne and Batman as well as the repercussions that the murder of the Boy Wonder are having on him, a teenaged Tim Drake seeks out Dick Grayson, the original Robin, in a desperate attempt to reunite the Dynamic Duo. An emotional and intense adventure, 'Batman - A lonely place of dying' illustrates the true significance of Batman and Robin's relationship and also introduces a new Boy Wonder.
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Mike Mignola, best known as the creator of Hellboy, started out his comics art career drawing the adventures of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes, applying his moody artwork to tales of Superman, Batman, Swamp Thing and more. Now, this new collection assembles these stories written by John Byrne, Roger Stern, Neil Gaiman, Paul Kupperberg, and others for the first time. Collects: SUPERMAN: THE WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-4, ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #2, SUPERMAN #18 and 23, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #54, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #36, SWAMP THING ANNUAL #5, PHANTOM STRANGER #1-4 and much more.
Author: Brooker Will
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Genre: Social Science
Publishing to coincide with Christopher Nolan’s third Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, in July 2012, Will Brooker’s new book explores Batman’s twenty-first century incarnations. Brooker’s investigation into Batman Begins and The Dark Knight uncovers the complex relationship between popular films, audiences, and producers in our age of media convergence. He addresses a myriad of questions raised by these films: did Batman Begins end when The Dark Knight began? Does its story include Burger King’s ‘Dark Whopper’, the Gotham Knight DVD, or the ‘Why So Serious’ viral marketing campaign? Is it separate from the parallel narratives of the Arkham Asylum videogame, the monthly comic books, the animated series and the graphic novels? Can the brightly campy incarnations of the Batman ever be fully repressed by The Dark Knight, or are they an intrinsic part of the character? In other words, do all of these various manifestations feed into a single Batman metanarrative?
In Elseworlds, heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and placesÑsome that have existed, or might have existed, and others that canÕt, couldnÕt or shouldnÕt exist. The result: stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow. Featuring tales of Batman and Eliot Ness taking on Al Capone, a future league of Batmen protecting the night with an iron fist, a mysterious knight defending Camelot as an armor-clad Bat and a 19th-century Batman entwined in an operatic tale of love, horror and obsession. Now, for the first time, BatmanÕs Elseworlds tales are featured in a new graphic novel collection. Collects Batman: Brotherhood of the Bat, Batman: Dark Knight of the Round Table #1-2, Batman: KnightGallery, Batman: Masque and Batman: Scar of the Bat!
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In the fourth and final horrific adventure in the award-winning Monstrumologist series, Will Henry encounters unprecedented terror, a terror that delves into the depths of the human soul. Will Henry has been through more than seems possible for a boy of fourteen. He’s been on the brink of death on more than one occasion, he has gazed into hell—and hell has stared back at him, and known his face. But through it all, Dr. Warthrop has been at his side. When Dr. Warthrop fears that Will’s loyalties may be shifting, he turns on Will with a fury, determined to reclaim his young apprentice’s devotion. And so Will must face one of the most horrific creatures of his monstrumology career—and he must face it alone. Over the course of one day, Will’s life—and Pellinor Warthrop’s destiny—will hang in the balance. In the terrifying depths of the Monstrumarium, they will face a monster more terrible than any they could have imagined—and their fates will be decided. “Beyond a simple finale, this is a brave statement about the duplexity of good and evil, and the deadly trap in which all of us are snared” (Booklist, starred review).
When a strangely supernatural creature begins to kill in Gotham Batman tries to fight something that he can't even touch. Further complications arise when the monster says he knows about his parents' deaths! It's revealed that the monster is somehow created by the sadness of people who have been killed by guns and is targeting people who have survived it. Batman realizes a link with a blind woman that lost her sight in a similar event; can Batman defeat this unkown threat before the worst? Legendary writer/artist Sam Kieth's work on the Dark Knight is collected here in BATMAN- GHOSTS! This long out-of-print material collects BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #40-43 and BATMAN/LOBO- DEADLY SERIOUS #1-2.
Determined to end the age of technology and return the world to a feudal state, the Mandarin brings an all-out assault on Hong Kong, and the Force Works team must defeat him while Iron Man and War Machine's friendship is brought to the breaking point.
In Elseworlds, heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places some that have existed, or might have existed, and others that can t, couldn t or shouldn t exist. The result: stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow. Gotham City is caught in a vortex of corruption and decay, and those who feed on blood and despair are about to suck any remaining life from her dying veins. All that stands against them is the Batman, their legendary companion in the darkness, the last line of defense between the innocent and the screaming chaos of mindless appetite. To combat this primeval threat, however, the Dark Knight must give up everything he holds dear, including life itself for death is only the first step toward the final reckoning between good and evil. Written by Doug Moench and illustrated in full gothic glory by Kelley Jones, John Beatty and Malcolm Jones III, ELSEWORLDS: BATMAN VOL. 2 gives free rein to the darker side of the World s Greatest Detective, collecting BATMAN & DRACULA: RED RAIN, BATMAN: BLOODSTORM and BATMAN: CRIMSON MIST."