Dattling bad guys. High-tech hideouts. The gratitude of the masses. Who at some point in their life hasnt dreamed of being a superhero? Impossible, right? Or is it? Possessing no supernatural powers, atman is the most realistic of all the superheroes. His feats are achieved through rigorous training and mental discipline and with the aid of fantastic gadgets. Drawing on his training as a neuroscientist, kinesiologist, and martial artist, E.PaulZehr explores the question: Could a mortal ever become Batman? Zehr discusses the physical training necessary to maintain bad-guy-fighting readiness while relating the science underlying this process, from strength conditioning to the cognitive changes a person would endure in undertaking such a regimen. In probing what a real-life Batman could achieve, Zehr considers the level of punishment a consummately fit and trained person could handle, how hard and fast such a person could punch and kick, and the number of adversaries that individual could dispatch. He also tells us what it would be like to fight while wearing a batsuit and the amount of food wed need to consume each day to maintain vigilance as Gotham Citys guardian.
A young Batman stalks the streets of Gotham! When a woman dies in his arms, he won't rest until he finds those responsible. Tracing the case back to an early Justice League of America mission, Batman learns that there are some evils in this world a single person can't overcome. Triggering memories of a time not so long ago, Bruce Wayne relives the early globetrotting adventures that set him on the path to becoming the Dark Knight!
As the new Dark Knight former police commissioner must do what his predecessor did best: taking out crime in Gotham City. But lurking in the shadows at home is a case from Jim's past that may decide the future of Batman. James Gordon must grapple with the new freedom he has as a superhero and his belief in the system he helped build. Will this new threat take out the new Batman?
Batman NOIR: Eduardo Risso spotlights the art of 100 Bullets illustrator Eduardo Risso, which casts the Dark Knight in deep shadow on every page. With stories written by his frequent collaborator, Brian Azzarello, this title includes tales from a variety of Batman projects. The centerpiece of the book, a six-issue run of Batman called "Broken City," presents a profound examination of the Dark Knight Detective and the grim metropolis that he protects. While hunting the murderer of a small boy's parents, Batman is caught up in his own investigation and ruminations, only to fall prey to a deadly new pair of killers who have been stalking him. Collects Batman #620-625, Flashpoint: Batman, Batman: Knight of Vengeance #1-3, and stories from Wednesday Comics #1-12 and Batman: Gotham Knights #8.
For years, the Batman has waged war on crime. Whether patrolling the streets of Gotham City or battling evil worldwide with the Justice League, he will face any foe, no matter the cost.But wars have a way of spreading. And when a deadly conflict abroad hits close to home, the Dark Knight must abandon his old allies and form a new force for justice—a team of heroes who aren’t afraid to operate outside the rules.Katana. Black Lightning. Metamorpho. Geo-Force. Halo. Some are experienced combatants who’ve been driven to the fringes of the metahuman community. Others are new to their powers—and the danger that comes with them. But together, under the shadow of the Bat, they will redefine what it means to be a superhero team…