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Batman: Brotherhood Of The Bat

Batman: Brotherhood Of The Bat
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Summary: In this Elseworlds book, Ra`s Al Ghul seems to have achieved his dream of reducing the worlds human population. However, he feels he needs to eliminate another 23 million people. and he decides to move his base of operations to Gotham City, when he finds a Lazerous Pit in the Batcave. Wanting to police the people of Gotham City, Ra`s builds an army of Batmen, who kill criminals no matter how small their crime. However, Talia has other plans, so she trains her son (The son of Bruce Wayne) to take his fathers mantle, before Ra`s destroys Bruces good name. Damian joins the Brotherhood in order to take it down from the inside, knowing as he does, that soon he will have to face his grandfather, the Demon Head, Ra`s Al Ghul.

Batman: Castle Of The Bat

Batman: Castle Of The Bat
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Summary: This Batman Elseworlds graphic novel offers a new twist on the classic Frankenstein tale as, in the 18th century, young Bruce Wayne uncovers chilling secrets about his brutally slain father, physician/scientist Thomas Wayne…secrets that set in motion a horrifying experiment that leads to BATMAN: CASTLE OF THE BAT. In the subterranean depths of a medical research laboratory, Bruce discovers a secret passage to its anatomical vaults. Amid the various body parts that line the damp stone walls, stored in a unique liquid chemical compound, waits the living brain of Bruce`s father. Now, a tragic attempt to restore Thomas Wayne`s life becomes a nightmare as Bruce`s own research in bat biochemistry causes the experiment to go awry…unleashing a fearsome Bat-Man upon the night!

Batman: Dark Allegiances

Batman: Dark Allegiances
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Summary: It`s the late 1930s and daring industrialist Bruce Wayne masquerades as the Batman at night, fighting against crooked politicians and racist secret societies. The media spins his existence into an entire legion of Batmen, red threats against the American way of life. Along the way, Bruce is aided by his faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth as he is drawn into a web of blackmail and deceit involving beautiful film star Kitty Grimalkin, and uncovers a plot that might set off a world war.

Batman: Digital Justice

Batman: Digital Justice
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Summary: The book is set in a future Gotham City `at the end of the next century,` (the 21st) dominated by high technology, particularly computer networks and their human controllers, long after the original Batman has died. The story revolves around James Gordon, Gotham City Police Department detective and grandson of Commissioner James Gordon, who takes on the identity of the Batman to free the city from a sentient computer virus crafted by the Joker, also now long dead, and to avenge the death of his partner Lena Schwartz. He is aided by a self-aware computer called the Batcomp, programmed by the late Bruce Wayne, and a robot called Alfred (after Wayne`s also deceased butler Alfred Pennyworth), both residing in the Batcave under a now long-abandoned Wayne Manor. Joining Gordon in his new crusade against crime and the city`s corrupt government are a teenage street-punk informant, who becomes the new Robin; and a female pop music superstar named Sheila Romero (stage name Gata), who becomes the new Catwoman and, while being his adversary at first, eventually becomes Gordon`s lover and ally.

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight
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Summary: Presenting for the first time the adventures of the Victorian Era Batman in one 112-page edition! This volume includes the breakthrough Elseworlds specials GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT and MASTER OF THE FUTURE that pit the Dark Knight againt Jack the Ripper and a death-dealer from the skies over Gotham!

Batman: Gotham Noir

Batman: Gotham Noir
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Summary: Don`t miss this Elseworlds set in a stylish Gotham City straight out of classic mystery films, starring a down-on-his luck cop called Jim Gordon and the mysterious Bat! Plus, from BATMAN #604, The Dark Knight returns to Crime Alley for an encounter with Catwoman!

Batman: Haunted Gotham

Batman: Haunted Gotham
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Summary: The team behind the popular BATMAN/DRACULA: RED RAIN, BLOODSTORM and CRIMSON MIST reunited in 2000 for the 4-issue miniseries HAUNTED GOTHAM, collected here for the first time. Cut off from the rest of the world, Bruce Wayne must prevail against a nightmare army of demonic villains, led by a patchwork Joker.

Batman: Hollywood Knight

Batman: Hollywood Knight
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Summary: In the Golden Age of Hollywood, at the height of production of the great serial movie adventures, the most successful serial of all features a man in a Bat-suit, fighting crime and striking fear into the hearts of evildoers. But this `fiction` soon becomes a reality in this three-issue Elseworlds mini-series. Byron Wyatt is a successful actor/director/producer, whose independent film company, Gotham Pictures, creates the Batman serials based on the popular comic-book character. But Wyatt (who stars as the Batman) and his success threaten to undermine the big studio Arkham Pictures, run by mogul Jack `the Joker` Napier. After several threats from Napier fail to sway Wyatt from stopping production of the serials, Napier uses his mob connections for a more permanent solution to his problem. After the mob kills off the production crew and sets fire to the sets, they find Wyatt in costume and shoot him in the head. Only Wyatt doesn`t die. When the actor regains consciousness from his near-fatal head wound, he has no memory of his true identity. Instead, he only remembers his life asâ¤|the Batman, and is consumed with a thirst for vengeance for the murder of his `friend,` Byron Wyatt. Will his memory fully return before the ultimate confrontation with Napier? And if so, will he still have the fearlessness of the Batman to bring Napier down for good?

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