This paperback collects the one-shot Batman: Vengeance of Bane and the Knightfall storyline. The one-shot Batman: Vengeance of Bane was originally published in January, 1993. It was written by Chuck Dixon and illustrated by Graham Nolan. The story introduces Bane as a new villain.
Knightfall is a Batman storyline published as part of the Batman: Knightfall trilogy. It was written by Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant, and Doug Moench, with illustrations by Jim Aparo, Jim Balent, Bret Blevins, Norm Breyfogle, Klaus Janson, Kelley Jones, and Graham Nolan.
Knightfall is the first installment in the Batman: Knightfall trilogy, which also includes Knightquest and KnightsEnd. The story, which was published between April and October, 1993, deals with Bane wearing Batman down physically and emotionally, then eventually breaking his back. After that Jean-Paul Valley becomes the second Batman. Valley takes down Bane.
This paperback collects the following comic books:
- Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (Vengeance of Bane)
- Batman #491 (The Freedom of Madness!)
- Batman #492 (Crossed Eyes and Dotty Teas)
- Detective Comics #659 (Puppets)
- Batman #493 (Redslash)
- Detective Comics #660 (Crocodile Tears)
- Batman #494 (Night Terrors)
- Detective Comics #661 (City on Fire)
- Batman #495 (Strange Dedfellows)
- Detective Comics #662 (Burning Questions)
- Batman #496 (Die Laughing)
- Detective Comics #663 (No Rest for the Wicked)
- Batman #497 (The Broken Bat)
- Detective Comics #664 (Who Rules the Night)
- Showcase '93 #7 (2 Face - Double Cross)
- Showcase '93 #8 (2 Face Part 2 - Bad Judgment)
- Batman #498 (Knights in Darkness)
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat #16 (The God of Fear: Part One)
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat #17 (The God of Fear: Part Two)
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat #18 (The God of Fear: Conclusion)
- Detective Comics #665 (Lightning Changes)
- Batman #499 (The Venom Connection)
- Detective Comics #666 (The Devil You Know)
- Batman #500 (Dark Angel I: The Fall and Dark Angel II: The Descent)
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