|Batman: Knightfall (1994) [Novel]|
by Denny O'Neil
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As Batman, millionaire Bruce Wayne has always protected Gotham City. He's never been beaten. But now, in this breathtaking new novel by Dennis O'Neil--one of the most respected creators in comics and the guiding force behind the Batman mythos at DC Comics--the Dark Knight faces an enemy unlike any he's ever encountered: Bane. A villain of superhuman strength, cunning, and evil, Bane's already considerable skills are enhanced by injections of Venom, an experimental supersteroid drug that renders him virtually invincible.
Bane's dark plan: to release the dangerous inmates of Arkham Asylum on the city and watch as Batman desperately tries to hunt them all down. Only then, when Batman is at his weakest, does Bane strike. When their dramatic confrontation climaxes, it is Batman who is broken in both body and spirit.
As he recuperates from the crippling injuries that could leave him permanently disabled, Bruce Wayne must face the grim truth: With Bane declaring War on Gotham City, a new Batman must be found to assume the role of the Dark Knight. But is Wayne's dark apprentice, Jean Paul Valley--a young vigilante known as Azrael--worthy of wearing the mantle of the Bat? Even more important, is Gotham ready for this new Batman and his harsh brand of lethal justice? And what will happen when Bruce Wayne decides to reclaim Gotham City and his role as Batman?
Brilliantly conceived and executed, Batman: Knightfall is an impressive achievement. As only a novel can, Knightfall adds new depth and detail to the Batman legend, expanding the mythos as it brings his greatest story to life and explores the question of what it means to be a hero. Here for the first time in prose is the complete epic adventure of the fall, the search, the crusade, and the dark quest to reclaim the legacy of the hero known as the Batman.
Original title: Batman: Knightfall
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Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Shared Worlds→ Celebrity Characters
- Adapted from Batman #488-510, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #16-30, Detective Comics #656-677, Legends of the Dark Knight #59-63, Batman: Venom, Batman: Sword of Azrael, Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1