The Arkham Knight has arrived in Gotham City with an entire round table of deadly allies, and their first encounter will leave Batman shaken to his core!
Alfred Pennyworth...attacked at Wayne mansion! Who's hunting those closest to Batman? The monstrous shadow plaguing Gotham City gains the upper hand when two of the Dark Knight's most ardent allies fall prey to a violent vendetta!
Commissioner Gordon calls in the Dark Knight Detective when there's a murder at the Gotham City Aquariumstaged to look exactly like Thomas and Martha Wayne's crime scene, right down to the playbill and pearls. How does this bizarre homicide tie into the shadowy monster that attacks Dr. Leslie Thompkins? This creature looks to wage a war on Batmanand it's using Joker Gas to do it!
Collects Detective Comics #994-999
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About the Author
Peter J. Tomasi is a New York Times best-selling author known for his current work on Superman and previous projects Batman & Robin, Superman/Wonder Woman, Batman-Detective Comics, and Batman Arkham Knight, along with other commercially successful books such as Green Lantern Corps, Brightest Day, Emerald Warriors and Nightwing. Over the course of his career with DC Comicsmore than two decades of hit booksPeter served as a group editor, ushering in new eras for Batman, Green Lantern and the JSA along with special projects like Kingdom Come. Peter also is the author of the creator-owned books Light Brigade (Dark Horse) with artist Peter Snejbjerg, The Mighty (Dark Horse) with Keith Champagne and artists Peter Snejbjerg and Chris Samnee and the critically acclaimed horror/drama series House of Penance (Dark Horse) with artist Ian Bertram.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. These newer graphic novels always have great graphics. This one has, thankfully, a simple story that was easy to follow. As usual nowadays the author added characters from previous books that can confuse the casual reader. Batman will always be my favorite comic superhero.
This book was received as an ARC from DC Entertainment in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. I am a fan of Batman and all the comics and anthologies written but this one blew my mind because it drove in a direction that was a completely different concept and out of left field. Secrets of Batman's past are revealed and the truth is exposed about his parent's murder and then to top that all off, a mystery shadow is setting to kill everybody important to Batman's life surrounded by a shadow and using Joker gas. This is the first comic ever to blow my mind and that I was actually a little sad when I finished reading it but seeing that this is only volume 1, I am ecstatic to see what the other volumes have in store. Our graphic novelists will love this rendition of Batman. We will consider adding this title to our graphic novel collection at the library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.