The epic story that saw Batman dismantled at the hands of one of his greatest enemies, Bane, begins here in this new 25th Anniversary edition! Continued from BATMAN: PRELUDE TO KNIGHTFALL, this volume also contains never collected before material! The inmates of Arkham Asylum have broken free, and Batman must push himself to the limit to re -apprehend the Joker, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, Killer Croc, and more. Pushed to the limits, he comes face-to-face against the monstrosity known as Bane, who delivers a crippling blow destined to change the Caped Crusader forever! Part of a massive 25th anniversary re-cut of the entire BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL saga, this graphic novel collects BATMAN #492-497, DETECTIVE COMICS #659-663, and BATMAN: VILLAINS SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS #1.
Chuck Dixon's resume includes thousands of scripts for iconic characters like Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Iron Man, the Punisher, The Simpsons, Spongebob Squarepants, GI Joe and many others. He is (along with artist Graham Nolan) the creator of the Batman villain Bane, the first permanent addition to the Dark Knight's rogues gallery in forty years and for which he won 1993's Wizard Fan Award for best new character. His graphic novel adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit is a perennial bestseller worldwide. His unprecedented 100 issue run on DC Comics Robin is considered to be a classic in the comics medium. Chuck's contributions to Marvel Comics' The Punisher are widely acknowledged as integral to that character's development.