Providing the inspiration behind Christopher Nolan’s third Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, Knightfall began in Batman #491, published in April 1993.
The story tells of Bane, a physically strong Santa Priscan genius, powered by a ‘super-steroid’ called Venom, and his plans to ‘break’ the Batman through an elaborate plan of weakening him first by releasing all of the maximum-security inmates of Arkham Asylum and then striking when he is most vulnerable.
In the first installment of this classic storyline, the Dark Knight’s greatest enemies have all simultaneously escaped from Arkham Asylum and are preying on Gotham City. With his city under siege, Batman pushes his body to the limit as he takes on The Joker, the Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, The Riddler and the Scarecrow. But things get much worse when Bane, the man behind all the madness, confronts an exhausted Batman – and breaks his back.
This massive first KNIGHTFALL volume collects BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE SPECIAL #1, BATMAN #491-500, DETECTIVE COMICS #659-660, SHOWCASE ’93 #7 and 8 and BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #17-18, including chapters never previously reprinted.
Batman battles Bane in this second KNIGHTFALL new edition, featuring many chapters that were not including in the previous edition!
Collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #667-675, BATMAN #501-508, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #19-28, CATWOMAN #6-7 and ROBIN #7!
The third and final volume of the epic 1990s tale that broke Batman’s back, collected in full for the first time.
Collects BATMAN #509-514, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #29-34, DETECTIVE COMICS #676-681, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #62-63, ROBIN #8-13 and CATWOMAN #12-13.