After spending a year cut off from the rest of the nation as the lawless ÒNo ManÕs Land,Ó Gotham is rebuilding. The people have returned and law has been restored-as much as it ever can be in Gotham. Crime and gang activity are still rampant, and tensions are growing between factions of Gothamites who remained in the city throughout the military cordon and those who evacuated but are now returning to their homes. With so much at stake, Batman and the police department have their hands full maintaining the newly restored peace. But that fragile status quo is threatened when RaÕs al Ghul and his shape-shifting accomplice, Whisper AÕDaire, spur the cityÕs gangs into a turf war over a mysterious serum that offers eternal life to whoever drinks itÉ Comics legend Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, BATWOMAN) with artists Shawn Martinbrough (THIEF OF THIEVES) and Steve Mitchell (THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN) bring Batman and his city back from the brink of destruction in this first volume of the sequel to the best-selling epic BATMAN: NO MANÕS LAND. Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #742-753.
Batman: New Gotham Vol. 2 brings you the exciting follow-up to No Man’s Land! Sasha Bordeaux was hired by the board of Wayne Enterprises as the personal bodyguard to the company’s owner, millionaire Bruce Wayne. She’s supposed to be offering him round-the-clock protection, but night after night, her infuriating charge gives her the slip. He clearly wants to keep his activities private, but what does a superficial playboy have to hide? As Sasha gets closer to discovering Bruce Wayne’s double life, she and Batman begin a high-stakes game of cat and mouse. If the bodyguard learns the Dark Knight’s identity, can she be trusted to protect it? Or will the whole world learn the truth? Featuring the Mad Hatter, Superman, Two-Face and more, Batman: New Gotham Vol. 2 collects Detective Comics #755-765 and Superman #168, from beloved writer Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, Batwoman) and artists Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves), Rick Burchett (Batman Adventures) and more.
In a story that indicates a new dark-edged direction for the Batman line: Commissioner Jim Gordon has been Batman's trusted ally within the GCPD but is now lying perilously close to death, shot by an unknown gunman. For once, the Dark Knight Detective hasn't a clue.
Picking up where 'Batman - No man's land volume 5' left off, this trade paperback begins the rebirth of Gotham City. Once again sanctioned by the government, Gotham finds itself on the brink of a civil war between the OG's, those that stayed in Gotham when it was declared off limits, and the DeeZee's, those that left and have now returned. As Batman, Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl try to prevent a war on the streets from breaking out, the Dark Knight's greatest nemesis, Ra's al Ghul, enacts a deadly plot that will first consume the city and then the world.
From superstar creator Greg Rucka (GOTHAM CENTRAL, Lazarus), this collection features the continuation of BATMAN: NEW GOTHAM! Now that she knows that her client Bruce Wayne is actually the Batman, bodyguard Sasha Bordeaux is determined to do her job and protect him in both identities. However, tailing the Batman is not exactly an easy task, and she finds that he needs considerably less sleep than she does. Sasha realises that Bruce knows that she knows he's Batman, and the Mad Hatter, having been disguised as a coffee vendor outside GCPD headquarters, makes a phone call to detectives Allen and Montoya, putting them under his control. Sasha sees them don ski masks and hold up a pole dancing club. She tries to intervene, but soon finds herself held at gunpoint. Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #755-#765.
Author: Paul Asay
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-05-18
What do God and the Caped Crusader have in common? While Batman is a secular superhero patrolling the fictional streets of Gotham City, the Caped Crusader is one whose story creates multiple opportunities for believers to talk about the redemptive spiritual truths of Christianity. While the book touches on Batman’s many incarnations over the last 70 years in print, on television, and at the local Cineplex for the enjoyment of Batman fans everywhere, it primarily focuses on Christopher Nolan’s two wildly popular and critically acclaimed movies—movies that not only introduced a new generation to a darker Batman, but are also loaded with spiritual meaning and redemptive metaphors.
Author: Dennis O'Neil
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Release Date: 2009-06-22
Genre: Social Science
Batman Unauthorized explores Batman’s motivations and actions, as well as those of his foes. Batman is a creature of the night, more about vengeance than justice, more plagued by doubts than full of self-assurance, and more darkness than light. He has no superpowers, just skill, drive and a really well-made suit. One of the most recognized superheroes ever created, Batman has survived through campy TV shows and films, through actors such as Adam West, Michael Keaton and Christian Bale. Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City covers expansive territory ranging from the silly to the solemn. Why is the Joker so good at pushing Batman’s buttons? What does Batman’s technology say about the times? Why are Batman’s villains crazier than average? And why is Batman the perfect, iconic American hero?
Author: Matthew Manning
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
What was Bruce Wayne's childhood like? Why does he dress up like a bat? What compels him to protect Gotham City? How did he become the world's greatest detective? Who are his most trusted allies and fearsome foes? In this biography--complete with black-and-white illustrations, timelines, and fact boxes--young readers will delight in learning the complete history of Gotham's fearless protector.
Author: Dennis O'Neil
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Gotham City Police Commissioner Jim Gordon stars in this new collection of crime stories from the 1990s that stars the colorful, determined cops of Batman's home town. Collects BATMAN: GORDON OF GOTHAM #1-4, BATMAN: GCPD #1-4 and BATMAN: GORDON'S LAW #1-4.
Kate Kane transforms herself into Batwoman and battles a madwoman who calls herself Alice, after the character Alice in Wonderland, and thinks that everyone in Gotham is expendable in the fairy tale she has created.
DC heroes and villains are reimagined as bikers in this new series inspired by the DC Collectibles statue line, GOTHAM CITY GARAGE VOL. 1! It's been decades since Governor Lex Luthor turned Gotham City into a modern utopia, saving his people from the devastation that made the rest of the continent a wasteland. But his city isn't paradise for everyone. If the Lexes Network misfires, and a citizen wakes up and steps out of line, the Bat and his minions are brutal in restoring the status quo. So when young Kara Gordon, whose ridealong tech has never functioned optimally, rushes headlong into the Freescape, she's shocked to find Gotham City Garage--where new friends might become family, if she lives long enough! A new world featuring the greatest characters from the DC Universe is born in GOTHAM CITY GARAGE VOL. 1! Collects issues #1-6.
Author: Tom King
Release Date: 2017-01-17
A part of DC Universe: Rebirth! "I AM GOTHAM" The Caped Crusader has never been stopped. Not by the Joker. Not by Two-Face. Not even by the entire Justice League. But now, in the wake of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman must face his most challenging foe ever--a hero who wants to save Gotham...from the Batman! From one of the biggest breakout writers in years and former CIA analyst, Tom King (GRAYSON, THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON) and superstar artist David Finch present BATMAN VOL. 1! Collects BATMAN: REBIRTH #1 and BATMAN #1-6. Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world's greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business. Honoring the past, protecting our present, and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.
Author: Ed Brubaker
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Ed Brubaker's legendary run on BATMAN is finally collected into a definitive graphic novel series! Indicted for killing Vesper Fairchild, Bruce Wayne is sent to Blackgate Prison...only to escape, launching a citywide manhunt. Now Batman has gone underground--renouncing his true identity and operating deeper in the shadows than ever before. It falls to his extended family--Nightwing, Robin, Oracle, Batgirl, Spoiler, and Alfred--to figure out who really did commit the murder. While the clues point to a possible setup, no one can deny that those same clues might point to Batman's actual guilt! The mind behind such critically acclaimed series GOTHAM CENTRAL, CATWOMAN and "Captain America" began his first mainstream superhero work on one of the greatest costumed crusaders of all time: the Dark Knight. Mixing crime noir and mystery with superpowers, Brubaker's distinctive style helped build Batman into one of the most must-read titles of the 2000s. Collects BATMAN #598-607."