Bane, the villain who broke Batman?s back in KNIGHTFALL, steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight in this new collection of classic stories! First, discover Bane?s origin story in an epic that leads from a hellish South American prison to the streets of Gotham City, as Bane?s obsession with destroying Batman begins. Then, on a quest to learn the identity of his own father, Bane crosses paths with one of Batman?s greatest foes: Ra?s al Ghul, the immortal Demon?s Head, who attempts to recruit Bane in his plans for world domination.
Batman: Life After Death
Tony Daniel returns to the BATMAN series as the new writer and artist after his best-selling BATTLE FOR THE COWL miniseries! With Batman pounding the pavement in search of a new crime figure calling himself Black Mask and the completion of the new Arkham Asylum looming close, Gotham City has reached a boiling point! But when pandemonium breaks out at the inaugural ceremony of the new Arkham Asylum, the combined forces of Oracle, Huntress and Catwoman aren''t enough help for Batman and The Caped Crusader takes on an unlikely ally - The Penguin! Chock full of fan-favorite characters and the debuts of new supporting cast members, this high-speed adventure is sure to hit the spot for Batman fans who like their comics bursting with mystery, action and fun. And you won''t believe your eyes when Batman uncovers the Black Mask''s true identity! From the Hardcover edition.
A Dance with Dragons
It happened! After years and years of waiting, George R.R. Martin finally released A Dance with Dragons. Whether you're an old fan of the series, or a newcomer thanks to the HBO series, you're going to want to pick up this latest installment. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, which starts with A Game of Thrones, is the gold standard for epic fantasy. Martin's worldbuilding skills are second to none and his world is full of fascinating and multidimensional characters vying for control of a broken kingdom. You'll love them. You'll hate them. You'll hate to love them or love to hate them. In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance once again--beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the [redacted], [redacted] [redacted], the last [redacted] of House [redacted], rules with [redacted]. But [redacted] has three times three thousand enemies, and many have set out to find [redacted]. Yet, as they gather, one young [redacted] embarks upon [redacted] own quest for the [redacted], with an entirely different goal in mind. To the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone--a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, [redacted], [redacted], will face his greatest challenge yet. And from all corners, bitter conflicts soon reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and [redacted], nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all...