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Batman, Vol. 7. Endgame

PN6728.B36 S688 2015

Batman’s greatest foe has returned for one last gag-but this time, not even the Joker is laughing. In their last encounter, the Dark Knight failed to live up to the Joker’s grand plans, so now the Joker is deadly serious. 

The games are over and, for their final showdown, the Clown Prince of Crime won’t be staging a comedy. No more macabre mind games. No more perverse pranks. The crazed killer who has elevated evil to an art is about to paint his masterpiece: the utter destruction of Batman and everything he holds dear. He’ll turn the Justice League against Batman. He’ll turn the people of Gotham into giggling psychopaths. But that’s just the setup-the punchline is even more terrifying.

The #1 New York Times best-selling team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo create the ultimate face-off between the greatest hero and villain in all of comics in BATMAN VOLUME 7: ENDGAME-and it’s no laughing matter. Collects stories from BATMAN #35-40.

 

Batman, Vol. 8: Superheavy

PN6728.B36 S689 2016  

COMMISSIONER GORDON IS THE NEW BATMAN!
 
Following the disappearance and presumed death of Batman, former police commissioner Jim Gordon has been called to carry on the Dark Knight’s legacy and become the Dark Knight’s successor.
 
But while the name and what it stands for remain the same, this new Batman is far from just a copy of the original. Patrolling the city in a gargantuan high-tech Bat-suit, Gordon is no shadowy vigilante. He has the full cooperation of the G.C.P.D. and the Mayor, plus a multi-million dollar budget from Powers International.
 
But will an expensive suit be enough to stop the mysterious, weed-like Mr. Bloom before his deadly plans for the city take root? 
 
The #1 New York Times all-star creative team of Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Danny Miki introduce an all-new Dark Knight in BATMAN VOL. 8: SUPERHEAVY, with guest appearances from Brian Azzarello (WONDER WOMAN) and Jock (BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR). Collects BATMAN #41-45 and DC SNEAK PEAK: BATMAN #1.

The Batgirl of Burnside

 

PN6728.B358 S74 2015

Burnside - the coolest neighborhood in Gotham - is a hub for young artists, fashionistas and techies. And now, it is also home to Batgirl. As the newest resident of the city’s hippest zip code, Barbara has new roommates, a new school and a new costume. 

But as Batgirl’s popularity grows (along with her devoted online fan base), Burnside suddenly seems to have an excess of Batgirls. And one of these imposters is out to kill off the original!

Red-hot creative team Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr reinvent Barbara Gordon from the boots up in BATGIRL: BURNSIDE (collects #35-40).

Batman Vol. 9: Bloom

  PN6728.B36 S69 2016  

BATMAN RETURNS?
 
Bruce Wayne has a nearly perfect life. He’s in love with an amazing woman and works by her side every day at one of Gotham’s youth centers, helping the children of the city he loves. His memory has been patchy ever since he nearly died in the last Joker attack, but even so, he’s confident that this is the happiest he’s ever been.
 
And yet…he sometimes feels himself being tugged back to another life. In the negative space of his missing past is a half-remembered history, filled with violence and darkness, but also greatness.
 
The Batman is calling Bruce back. But if he returns to his past, what will become of the perfect, happy life he has built?  
 
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s character-defining run on the Dark Knight demonstrates why Batman truly is forever. Collects BATMAN #46-50, as well as a short story from DETECTIVE COMICS #27.

The Joker: Endgame

PN6728.J65 T95 2015

The joke is over. Batman’s greatest enemy-his deadliest threat-is done toying with Gotham City. Now he means to end the game and destroy them for good. 

The Joker’s bloody-minded madness is exceeded only by his twisted genius. He is the Clown Prince, the Pale Man, and his crimes turn the world into one big sick joke. For him, evil is eternal. And when he unleashes his masterstroke, no one-not Batman, not the Justice League, not all of Gotham’s guardians-will be able to make the laughter stop.

As the Joker plays his endgame with the Batman, citizens, villains and heroes alike must survive his deadly antics and come to terms with who the Joker is and what he means to them.

 

Batman Noir

PN6728.B36 A98 2013

You've never seen the streets of Gotham City like this before!
 
Bringing the same neo-noir flavor and grimy realism that have distinguished his work 100 BULLETS, artist Eduardo Risso, with writing from his frequent creative partner Brian Azzarello, stitches together gorgeous, brutal Batman tales that will haunt you long after you've finished reading.
 
Eduardo Risso and his dramatic renderings of the Caped Crusader with collaborator, Brian Azzarello brings Gotham's protector out of the shadows and into stunning black and white. BATMAN NOIR: EDUARDO RISSO pits Batman up against some of his greatest villains including the Joker, The Penguin, Killer Croc and others in a way that has never made this Knight darker. This deluxe hardcover edition collects BATMAN #620-625, FLASHPOINT: BATMAN - KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1-3, stories from WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-12 and the short story from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #8.