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Collects: Batman 491-497, Detective 659-663

Most (if not all) of Batman's biggest foes were free due to Bane's destruction of Arkham Asylum. The first of the criminals to attack, the Mad Hatter, was taken down by Batman and Robin at a tea party. Bane killed Film Freak. Amygdala was next for Batman. He then took down Zsasz at an all girl's school. Robin was captured by Bane, but Killer Croc attacked them both in the sewers. Robin escaped, and Bruce got a little rest. Batman saved Gordon from Cornelius Stirk (controlled by the Joker). Scarecrow and Joker attacked Mayor Kroll. Robin got a tip on Firefly, and Batman went for him (but he escaped for the second time). Bruce Wayne, though faking the trance, along with all the other guests at a charity event are taken by Poison Ivy. Bane realized that Batman is Bruce Wayne. Jean-Paul went out solo. The police began a wild-goose-chase to locate the kidnapped mayor. Batman and Firefly went at it again, this time Batman the victor; the Riddler took over a live tv show, which was foiled by Robin. Scarecrow and Joker began bombing an under-river tunnel. Batman saved Mayor Kroll, but the tunnel gave way to the river. He was ambushed by Bane's three partners, and defeated them all. Upon arriving at Wayne Manor, Bruce found Alfred passed out on the floor and Bane standing above him. After putting up a weak defense, Bane simply lifted Batman above him and brought him down on his knee - breaking him.


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To break the Bat. 0

Originally written 5-15-11Gotham City is facing a potential peril when a costumed criminal named Bane steals a cache of weapons. He journeys to Arkham Asylum and stages a break out, that sets loose Gotham's most notorious criminals; Joker, Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow and others. Batman springs to action with intentions on capturing all of these criminals whom have plunged Gotham City into a state of madness. But what is Bane's true motive? -summaryWritten in 1993 by Chuck Dixon & Doug...

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Flawed, but a great book nonetheless. 0

The review was originally posted to my review blog here.My original intent was to read the first volume of the entire Knightfall arc, but then I found out that the arc was divided into two separate volumes, Broken Bat and Who Rules The Night. And the two arcs covered, respectively, 12 and 8 issues across the Detective Comics and Batman titles. Suffice to say, that was extremely hefty reading, even for me, and I ended up reading only Broken Bat, which covers Batman #491-497 and Detective Comics ...

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Broken Bat 0

From PureNerdNip writing for The Capeless CrusaderWith The Dark Knight Rises in theatres this weekend; you may have noticed an abundance of copies of Knightfall piling up in your local comic book shop. From the trailers it appears that Bane is our next big bad guy, and Knightfall was his most prominent storyline; as in 1993 he sought out to hunt down Bruce Wayne and break the bat!Bane's plan was elegant in it's simplicity: blow a hole in the side of Arkham Asylum, let all the inmates escape, all...

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