Batman: The Dark Knight Vol. 1: Knight Terrors (The New 52)

Batman: The Dark Knight Vol. 1: Knight Terrors (The New 52)

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by David Finch, Paul Jenkins, Richard Friend
     
 

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Something sinister is stirring in the veins if Arkham Asylum's inmates.  Psychotic and frothing with fiendish strenght, they are unleashed onto the streets of Gotham.  The Dark Knight must do everything in his power to protect the people and unmask the culprit behind the mayhem. 

Will Batman survive the onslaught of maniacal attacks - from

Overview

Something sinister is stirring in the veins if Arkham Asylum's inmates.  Psychotic and frothing with fiendish strenght, they are unleashed onto the streets of Gotham.  The Dark Knight must do everything in his power to protect the people and unmask the culprit behind the mayhem. 

Will Batman survive the onslaught of maniacal attacks - from Scarecrow and Bane to Two-Face and the Court of Owls - long enough to uncover the truth at the end of the rabbit hole?  For things are not quite as they seem...

This volume collects Batman: The Dark Knight #1-9

Editorial Reviews

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"Finch's quality of art lives up to the hype with his detailed panels and sharp lines - all designed to explode off of the page"—Tampa Bay Examiner
Publishers Weekly
This Batman tale is supposedly all about the danger of both fear and the absence of fear.After a massive prison break from Arkham Asylum, Batman finds himself fighting many of his old foes, all amped up with additional powers. Batman fights to save Gotham, and himself, from these new threats, while trying to uncover the mystery of what is controlling them. While the fear element laces through all the stories, it’s not enough of a driving force for the book, and Batman lumbers around from villain to villain and conflict to conflict rather aimlessly. There are some traditionally exciting superhero cliffhangers that would be effective, except in all cases but one the cliffhanger is disassembled moments later as nothing more than a ruse. In fact, the only cliffhanger of merit in the entire book goes nowhere as the character in question disappears and is never seen again. The book is overwritten and fussily drawn, with colors that are far too dark and storytelling that is frequently difficult to follow. While characters in costume are generally well-done, out-of-costume characters like Bruce Wayne and Alfred are inconsistent and ill-defined. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401237110
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
07/23/2013
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
85,827
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.36(d)

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From the Publisher
"Finch's quality of art lives up to the hype with his detailed panels and sharp lines - all designed to explode off of the page"—Tampa Bay Examiner

Meet the Author

David Finch began his comic book career at the age of 22 at Top Cow. There, he created Ascension and Aphrodite IX, both of which were top sellers in the business. In 2001, he made the move to Marvel. His 15 issue run on Ultimate X-Men saw sales of the comic jump 40%. On Avengers, David's presence doubled sales with starting with his first issue. Eventually feeling the need for a change, David took on the monumental task of bringing a perennially low-selling, cancelled Moon Knight into the mainstream. His run on Moon Knight skyrocketed this title into the main Marvel universe and saw it sell over five times the all the title's previous releases. Now, David is working with Jeph Loeb on Ultimatum. In addition to his comic career, David has also worked on video games, music, and film. He has worked with Zack Snyder, Guillermo del Toro, Clive Barker, and Michael J. Straczynski, among others.

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Batman: The Dark Knight Vol. 1: Knight Terrors (The New 52) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Buckeyeboy713 More than 1 year ago
Batman is always a great character to read about. This take I found interesting as the new 52 series of titles takes place. The vast array of villains The Dark Knight faces in his world, Gotham always seems to provide interesting story lines as were found here.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was okay but interesting at the same time. So many familiar faces in this one, from Bane, to Poison Ivy, etc. Anyway, I kind of like this one. And the art's good.
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Wade1000 More than 1 year ago
I don't have the book but possess the individual issues making up the story. Batman: Dark Knight is the best title of DC's New 52 line and is the title which brung me back into comic book collecting.
JLoper More than 1 year ago
Severely disappointing considering all of the other Batman titles have been so good.