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Includes DETECTIVE COMICS #66, #68, #80, #513, #563, #564; BATMAN #234, #346, #397-98, #410, #411; BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.1; WORLD’S FINEST #173; BATMAN TWO-FACE #1; JOKER’S ASYLUM TWO-FACE #1; BATMAN CHRONICLES #8.
Following the adventures of Gotham's Dark Knight, Batman is one of comics' longest-running monthly comic books. While many Batman spin-offs come and go, the self-titled series and Detective Comics are the two mainstays that will never fade away. While Detective Comics focuses on mysteries and the Bat's detective work, Batman is designed as the more action-oriented comic.
The iconic Batman villain's greatest stories from the past 60 years are collected here for the first time ever! Featuring work from legendary creators, including Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN AND ROBIN), Doug Moench (SPECTRE), Gardner Fox (FLASH), Bill Finger (DETECTIVE COMICS), Kelley Jones (SWAMP THING), Gene Colan (NIGHT FORCE) and many more!Professor Jonathan Crane has always been obsessed with one thing: fear. Using his twisted experiments to discover people's darkest phobias, he has become one of the Dark Knight's deadliest foes.When the Scarecrow decides to commit a crime, the main motivation isn't money or revenge-it's to learn his victim's greatest fear and use it to further his own twisted agenda. In their showdowns, the Caped Crusader must contend not only with the Scarecrow, but his own hidden fears!Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #23.3, #73, #389, #486, #540; BATMAN #189, #296, #373, #523, #524; BATMAN ANNUAL #19; WORLD'S FINEST #3 and JOKER'S ASYLUM: SCARECROW #1
BATMAN ARKHAM: CLAYFACE collects some of the villain's greatest stories by some of the industry's greatest creators, including Ed Brubaker (Captain America), Len Wein (SWAMP THING), Mike W. Barr (BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS), Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER), J.H. Williams III (BATWOMAN), Mike Mignola (Hellboy) and many more!Washed-up actor Basil Karlo. Matt Hagen, a common crook. Preston Payne, tragic scientist. These are just a few of the many people who have claimed the name Clayface! Some of them have incredible shape-changing abilities, while others have a deadly touch that can melt a person into a puddle of protoplasm. All of them have tormented the citizens of Gotham City and been defeated by the Dark Knight and his allies. Now witness the origins of their transformations and learn their ultimate fate!Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #40, #298, #478-479, OUTSIDERS #21, SECRET ORIGINS #44, BATMAN #550, CATWOMAN #4, BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #69, 70, 71, and BATMAN SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS VILLAIN #1.
These original stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-45, BATMAN #1-3 and NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR COMICS #1 include the origin of the Dark Knight, as well as the debuts of Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Professor Hugo Strange, The Joker, Catwoman and more!
One of the Dark Knight’s oldest enemies, Hugo Strange is the first foe to determine Batman’s true identity: Bruce Wayne, mild-mannered playboy billionaire! In Strange’s first appearance, he was a simple mad scientist turned bank robber, but after being foiled by the Caped Crusader, he dedicated his life to taking revenge on Batman and assuming his identity.Batman Arkham: Hugo Strange collects some of the villain’s greatest stories by classic creators, including Marshall Rogers (Detective Comics), Steve Englehart (Green Lantern), Gerry Conway (Justice League of America), Doug Moench (Batman) and many more!Collects Detective Comics #36, #471, #472 and #942, Batman #356, Batman Annual #10, Batman: Gotham Knights #8-11 and Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #18.
Selina Kyle gets her due in this new collection celebrating her 75 year history! Don’t miss the stories that made Catwoman one of Batman’s greatest foes—and one of comics’ most memorable villains!
Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot was bullied throughout his childhood and teased with the nickname “Penguin” for his unique features, his eccentric fashion and the umbrella that never left his side. An outcast among his peers, Oswald would retreat to his mother’s bird shop, making friends of the feathered variety. Before long, he turned to a life of crime. Ruthless, vindictive, calculating and inventive, the Penguin presents himself as the sophisticated gentleman, but his need for respect and power is what truly drives him. From his bombastic beginnings as the master of “bird” crimes to his emergence as one of Gotham City’s meanest gangsters, the Penguin remains one of Batman’s oldest and most brilliant foes. Batman Arkham: Penguin collects some of the villain’s greatest stories by classic creators, including Bill Finger (Detective Comics), Alan Grant (Batman: Shadow of the Bat), John Ostrander (Suicide Squad), Doug Moench (Batman), Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series), Jason Aaron (Star Wars) and many more!Collects Detective Comics #58, #610, #611, #824, Batman #155, #374, #548, #549, Batman: Penguin Triumphant #1 and Joker’s Asylum: Penguin #1.
Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #66, #68, #80, #739; BATMAN #50, #81, #234, #410-411, #572; BATMAN ANNUAL #14; THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #106; JOKER #1; SECRET ORIGINS #1; BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE #1; GOTHAM CENTRAL #10; JOKER’S ASYLUM: TWO-FACE #1; and BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.
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Green Lantern was published by DC Comics, then known as National Periodical Publications, lasting for 38 issues from 1941 until 1949. Green Lantern had previously made is debut in the anthology series, All-American Comics, beginning with issue #16 and was popular enough to feature in his own magazine. In addition to the regular Green Lantern features, back-up stories included regular strips such as Hop Harrigan and Mutt & Jeff. Alan Scott also acquired a pet dog, named Streak, that would sometimes feature on the main cover.
Celebrating Batman and Joker's seventy-five years as cultural icons, this Joker Anthology collects stories from the characters seven decades as the greatest villain in comics. Featuring stories from BATMAN #1, 5, 25, 32, 85, 163, 251, 427, BATMAN #15 (THE NEW 52), DETECTIVE COMICS #64, 168, 180, 475, 476, 726, 741, 826, DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (THE NEW 52), WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #61, SUPERMAN #9 and BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #66.
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2014 marks the 75th anniversary of Batman, the world's greatest detective! And if a hero is measured by his foes, then Batman is truly the greatest hero of all, as his incredible rogues gallery is unrivaled in comics history. This new title collects the best Batman stories of all time, arranged according to era, and featuring appearances by The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and many others. This amazing Batman best-of collection includes stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27, 83, 211, 216, 327, 359, 395, 442, 474, 574, 633, 711, 757 and 821, BATMAN #1, 49, 181, 497, BATMAN #2 (THE NEW 52), WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #94, DC SPECIAL SERIES #21 and BATMAN SPECIAL #1!
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The stories that inspired Grant Morrison's Batman R.I.P. were collected as a semi-related tie-in to his tour de force run on Batman and its related books. Grant Morrison would not actually pen any stories in this book. It is strictly reprints of classic stories.
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Early issues are published by World's Best Comics, National Comics, and National Periodical Publications. From #2 onwards the title of the magazine became World's Finest Comics and featured Batman and Superman every issue - although they did not have their first team up until issue # 71. As well as Superman and Batman, the early issues of World's Finest also featured many other heroes from the Golden Age, including, Sandman, Hop Harrigan, Dan the Dyna-mite, Crimson Avenger, Star Spangled Kid, Aquaman, Zatara, Tomahawk, Boy Commandos and Green Arrow. From issue #71 onwards, the lead story would always feature a team up between Superman & Batman and this remained the case through to issue #198, which saw the man of steel in a super speed race with the Flash to try and establish just who is the fastest man alive.
The origin of Wonder Woman continues from ALL STAR COMICS #8! The Amazon Princess arrives in Man's World with the wounded Steve Trevor. This story also explains the origin of Wonder Woman's secret identity of Diana Prince and features the first appearance of Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet!
So it has been with Batman and his partner in crime, Robin for seventy-five years. The Boy Wonder’s spunk and color balance against the Caped Crusader’s seriousness and gloom to create a perfect partnership, a Dynamic Duo. Though Batman has always needed a Robin, it hasn’t always been the same Robin. Many different crimefighters have taken up the name and costume, from jovial Dick Grayson to calculating Tim Drake to violent Damian Wayne. Each left his or her mark on the character, and today the Boy Wonder almost as recognizable and beloved as the Dark Knight himself.Collecting stories from Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Carrie Kelley, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Damian Wayne and more, ROBIN THE BOY WONDER: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS compiles the best moments from seven decades of the Dynamic Duo. It includes Robin’s first appearance by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, as well as tales from industry legends Jim Mooney, Sheldon Moldoff, Frank Miller, Chuck Dixon, Jeph Loeb, Marv Wolfman, Geoge Pérez, Jim Aparo, Grant Morrison, Andy Kubert and more.