After an epic trawl through our extensive back issues list we have found and listed a number of classic Batman comics on the ‘ACE Recommends‘ section of our eBay store. These are some of the finest Batman stories ever written, but none of these were ever re-printed in trade-paperback. The only way to read these superb Bat-Tales is to pick up the back issues themselves.
So if you consider yourself a committed Bat-Fan, why not expand your collection with these much sought-after back issues. These are classic Batman comics that you need to read…
While pursuing a hired thug, Batman stumbles upon a murder case which leads him to mob boss Mugs Clifford and the League of Assassins. It ultimately leads him back to one of the men who trained him, Master Kirigi, who also trained the League of Assassins members. Written by the legendary James Owsley, this is fantastic addition to the Batman mythos, and a worthy addition to any Bat-Fan’s collection.
Batman encounters a private investigator who is trying to help a dying woman track down her son, who was kidnapped seven years ago at the age of three. He breaks into a federal building to track down the original suspect, whom he determines to be innocent, and the two of them then work to track down the real culprit – a woman whose own son had gone missing, and kidnapped the boy as a replacement. Written by the legendary James Owsley, this is fantastic addition to the Batman mythos, and a worthy addition to any Bat-Fan’s collection.
Batman is found dead in a Gotham alley, and his friends, enemies and the ordinary people of Gotham are variously shocked, angered, overjoyed and saddened. But before long, Batman has died again, this time blown up on a Gotham rooftop. Written by the legendary John Byrn and illustrated by Jim Aparo, this classic tale is a worthy addition to any Bat-Fan’s collection.
Commissioner Gordon and the assistant coroner investigate the deaths of numerous men including a number of high-profile sportsmen, all of them dressed in a Batman costume. Bruce Wayne appears to be next on the killer’s list of targets, but has a lucky escape from an acid-lined costume sent to him in the mail. But the identity and motives of the killer are still entirely unclear. Written by the legendary John Byrn and illustrated by Jim Aparo, this classic tale is a worthy addition to any Bat-Fan’s collection.
Batman realises that the victims of the “Batman killings” are all people who helped train him. Written by the legendary John Byrn and illustrated by Jim Aparo, this classic tale is a worthy addition to any Bat-Fan’s collection.
Someone is threatening Harvey Bullock’s life, and he asks Batman for help in identifying his would-be killer. He has a couple of close shaves, then pursues Vinnie Starkey, a criminal who once threatened him in court. However, it becomes apparent that Starkey may not be the man they are after…
This stand-out issue of Chuck Dixon’s run on Detective Comics was later turned into an episode for Batman: The Animated Series.
The Batman: Run, Riddler Run comic book series throws a spotlight on Gotham’s urban decay.
As Bruce Wayne tries to invest in new security technology for the city, it is revealed that the Riddler is the city’s consultant.
This fantastic run helped re-establish the Riddler as a serious villian in the Batman universe.
“Freakout” part 1, written by Garth Ennis! A man walks into a drug house–and openly shoots eight criminals! When Batman arrives on the scene, he comes face to face with the man and his female partner. Meanwhile, across town, Doctor Freak emerges! A disturbing and bizarre Batman tale by Fan-Favourite Garth Ennis.
“Freakout” part 2. Alarmed over the speed in which LSD 2000, a new and potent form of the illegal drug, has taken over Gotham City, Batman attempts to stop the flow at its source. But Dr. Freak proves to be prepared for the Dark Knight, laying a trap that could shatter the Batman’s mind forever! A disturbing and bizarre Batman tale by Fan-Favourite Garth Ennis.
“Freakout” part 3. Driven insane by Dr. Freak’s drugs, Batman goes on a rampage. Only two ex-cop mercenaries stand in the way of his run through Gotham City. “Freakout” finale. A disturbing and bizarre Batman tale by Fan-Favourite Garth Ennis.
Terrorists capture a group of Gothamites in an elevator, in this one-shot by Michael Gilbert. While they wait for rescue, they swap tales of the Batman from various perspectives. Each of them remembers Batman differently, posing the question, what is the true face of The Batman?
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Take a look at the ACE Recommends section of our eBay store for these titles, plus sought-after issues including the Doom That Came To Gotham and Gotham Nights Batman miniseries.