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Encyclopedia > Legends of the Dark Knight

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, commonly referred to as simply Legends of the Dark Knight is a DC comic book featuring Batman. It was launched in 1989 with the popularity of the Batman movie. It differs from other Batman titles in that it has constantly rotating creative teams, and the stories are not necessarily part of the current events of the other Batman comics. However, since this is the first months and years of Batman's crime-fighting career, they are still accepted as continuity, explaining why the writers said they gave the readers a comics without Robin. Initially the title was promoted as running only stand alone self contained five issue stories of graphic novel quality. However, after issue 20, stories of different lengths started to appear. Three to five part stories are still the staple of the title. While some stories have tied in with the other titles, generally this has not been the case. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Batman is an American Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ...


Most of the stories featured in Legends are set in the early years of Batman's career, though a few have been set in the present and even the future. Stories set at the beginning of Batman's career are referred to as taking place during Year One, meaning Bruce Wayne's first year of crime fighting as Batman. Again the title had been initially promoted as only doing stories from before Robin, Dick Grayson, the first Robin, did appear in issue 23, though he was still a circus performer. The title was discontinued with issue #214, in January 2007, to make way for a new Batman anthology series, Batman Confidential. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Batman: Year One was the title of a comic book written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzuchelli and colored/painted by Richmond Lewis, released in 1988 by DC Comics. ... Robin is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Batman Confidential is a monthly comic book series from DC Comics which debuted its first issue on December 6, 2006. ...


Some of the creative talent who have worked on the series include Dennis O'Neil, Grant Morrison, Mike Mignola, Bill Willingham, Matt Wagner, and Doug Moench. Dennis Denny ONeil is a comic book writer and editor, principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, and Group Editor for the Batman family of books until his retirement. ... Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ... Mike Mignola (born in Berkeley, California on September 16, 1960) is a American comic book artist and writer. ... Bill Willingham (born December 1956 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia) is an American writer and artist of comic books. ... Mage: The Hero Defined cover by Matt Wagner Grendel: Devil Tales cover by Matt Wagner Matt Wagner (born 1961) is an American comic book writer and artist best known as the creator of two irregular series, Mage and Grendel. ... Doug Moench (born February 23, 1948) is an American comic book writer. ...

Contents

Story Arcs

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Bruce Wayne and a bounty hunter climb a mountain in Alaska as they try to capture a murderer named Thomas Woodley. Woodley quickly manages to kill the bounty hunter before falling off the cliff after a small fight with Bruce Wayne. Wayne's supplies are lost with Woodley which nearly results in Wayne's death when a Native American with her grandfather discover him. The grandfather is able to save Bruce Wayne's life by taking Wayne to his cabin and tells him a story on how a mouse became a bat while wearing a mask of a bat. After he recuperates and leaves, Wayne is warned by the granddaughter never to tell anyone the story. Official language(s) English[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ...


Upon his return to Gotham City shortly after, Bruce Wayne attempts to fight crime but fails miserably. That night after he fails a bat flies into the room and reminds Bruce Wayne of the Native American's story from years earlier and so he decides to create a costume for himself and become Batman. This article is about the fictional place. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


Crossovers

  • The Destroyer - #27
  • KnightQuest - #59-61
  • Knight's End - #62-63
  • No Man's Land - #116-126
  • War Games - #182-184

Collected issues

Several of the stories from the title have been collected into trade paperbacks including the following: In comics, a trade paperback (TPB) specifically refers to the periodic collections, published in book format, of stories published in comic books, usually capturing one story arc in the series. ...

Dennis Denny ONeil is a comic book writer and editor, principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, and Group Editor for the Batman family of books until his retirement. ... Ed Hannigan has been a writer, artist and editor of comic books for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ... Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ... Klaus Janson is an American comic book artist, working primarily for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ... Doug Moench (born February 23, 1948) is an American comic book writer. ... Paul Gulacy is an American Comic Book Artist. ... This is a list of fictional performance enhancers, serums, trigger chemicals, booster drugs, and mutagenic foods in the various comic book universes, that were used to give a specific hero or villain their powers. ... Dennis Denny ONeil is a comic book writer and editor, principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, and Group Editor for the Batman family of books until his retirement. ... Mage: The Hero Defined cover by Matt Wagner Grendel: Devil Tales cover by Matt Wagner Matt Wagner (born 1961) is an American comic book writer and artist best known as the creator of two irregular series, Mage and Grendel. ... Bo Hampton (born 1954 in United States) graduated from the School of Visual Arts, New York City. ... Category: ... Cover to Batman #497: The breaking of the Bat. ... Dennis Denny ONeil is a comic book writer and editor, principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, and Group Editor for the Batman family of books until his retirement. ... Doug Moench (born February 23, 1948) is an American comic book writer. ... Dan Curtis Johnson {also DC Johnson, D. Curtis Johnson) is a programmer and comic book writer, known primarily for his creation (with J.H. Williams III) of the DC Comics series Chase, and for having converted the character of Mister Bones from a former low-level supervillain to a high... Promethea Volume 1 TPB Cover, art by Williams J.H. Jim Williams III is a comic book artist and penciller. ... Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan #1 wraparound cover, art by Fisher Seth Fisher (July 22, 1972 - January 30, 2006) was an American comic book artist and penciller. ...

Awards

Issues 116 through 126 of the series were part of the No Man's Land storyline, which won the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favorite Story for 2000. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Comics Buyers Guide (CBG) is the longest-running periodical reporting on the comic book industry. ...


Specials and Spin-offs

There are three annual Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Specials written by Jeph Loeb with art by Tim Sale; the popularity of these led to the limited series Batman: The Long Halloween. Joseph Jeph Loeb III (b. ... Tim Sale (born 1956 in Ithaca, New York) is an American Eisner Award winning comic book artist. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ...


The short lived series Legends of the DC Universe was based on the concept of Legends of the Dark Knight. But instead of Batman, it featured a rotating roster of other DC superheroes. For the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode, see Super Hero (Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode). ...


The Mitefall special used a modern version of Bat-Mite who first appeared in Legends of the Dark Knight to parody the Batman Knightfall storyline. Bat-Mite, astride Ace the Bat-Hound, on the cover of Batman #133 (August 1960). ... Cover to Batman #497: The breaking of the Bat. ...


See also


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Legends of the Dark Knight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (797 words)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, commonly referred to as simply Legends of the Dark Knight is a DC comic book featuring Batman.
A short lived series Legends of the DC Universe was based on the concept of Legends of the Dark Knight but instead of Batman featured a rotating roster of other DC superheroes.
"Legends of the Dark Knight" is also the title of an episode from The New Batman Adventures era of Batman: The Animated Series.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3673 words)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (commonly abbreviated to DKR) is a Batman comic book story written and drawn by Frank Miller and published by DC Comics from February to June 1986.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is especially notable as the series which dispels Batman's former campy image, a result of the 1960s television series and for pitting Batman and his former ally Superman against each other.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns takes place in a timeline outside the continuity of DC Comics's DC Universe, but is still considered at least partially faithful to the source material and Batman mythos at the time it debuted, as it makes use of post-Crisis characters.
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