Thursday, August 9, 2012

Batman – New 52 | Comics

Bruce Wayne is the alter ego of the creature of night, The Batman, who is also known as The Dark Knight to many, the legendary protector of the crime-ridden Gotham City. His parents Thomas and Martha Wayne were among the prestigious citizens of Gotham who tried to help people in any situation and was aided by the trusty Wayne Family butler, Jarvis Pennyworth. His son Alfred Pennyworth to stayed out of the Wayne family internal affairs but he eventually gets there.

Bruce’s parents were shot dead by a mugger named Joe Chill on their way home from the Monarch Theater as they were all returning after watching The Mark of Zorro. Greatly shocked at this grave personal loss, Bruce went into a departure to learn the art of waging war from across the globe for most of his adolescent age. He took extensive training on martial arts and sword-fighting, wandering around the globe for anyone who could teach him a new form of fighting.

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Batman – New 52 | Comics

Zero Year
Upon returning to Gotham, he learns of a notorious Red Hood Gang and engage them with a very little success before donning the cape. He managed to foil several of their plans though. Bruce remained under the grid for a long time while secretly operating his vigilante activities, his uncle Philip Kane handled Wayne Enterprises and eventually fell pawn to the Red Hood Gang. When the gang was sent to kill him after being tipped by the yet to be Riddler, Edward Nygma, Bruce realizes that he should embrace his fear instead of running from it.

Secret City
Taking inspiration from his father's bust statue and a bat that broke into Wayne Manor after he was beaten to a bloody pulp, he turned around to fight back again with help from Alfred, who nursed him back to health. Upon debuting as Batman for the first time, Bruce successfully stopped a plan in motion by the Red Hood Gang. As their leader Red Hood One was given a chase, he ended up jumping into a vat of chemicals at ACE Chemical and disappears.

Though he was announced vigilante by then Commissioner Loeb when he publicly debuted as the vigilante crime-fighter Batman, Jim Gordon and Lucius Fox supported him in his crusade by totally confiding in him, along with his Bat-Family consisting of Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, Red Hood and Red Robin, whom he recruited throughout the years. In the mean time, criminal mastermind extraordinaire Edward Nygma have plunged the entire city into darkness with an EMP charge.

Dark City
This genius mastermind became a real challenge for the citizens to handle as Batman suddenly went missing and for months, Nygma kept challenging the folks of the city to defeat him with a riddle. Bruce eventually made his comeback after a while and with no tech and gear around, he managed to contact his ally Jim Gordon and Lucius Fox to fight this crisis upon their city. Together, they all worked as a team till Batman finally encounters Nygma face to face, who now calls himself The Riddler in one final battle of wits that the former never thought of losing.

Justice League: Origin
Following an alien invasion on Earth, Batman teamed up with a new group of super-powered individuals like Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Superman, The Flash and Wonder Woman to form the Justice League to save the world from the impending threats of an invading Parademon army, who were abducting people of Earth to a portal they came through. The seven valiant heroes then formed a resistance of their own and finally faced the evil god Darkseid from the planet Apokolips in one final battle to save Earth.

The Court of Owls
Bruce Wayne was planning to re-invent Gotham City and then suddenly, GCPD started to find corpse with warning for his life and a hint to the legend of the Court of Owls. Thinking of it as a myth, Bruce ignores the warnings and during a meeting with his business partner Lincoln March, he was attacked by one of the Talon assassin sent by the Court. His investigation took him to the darker part of Gotham and he got trapped in an underground labyrinth with a Talon, who tortured him to his limits till he managed to escape.

Night of the Owls
The Court of Owls decided to raise their undead Talon army to kill the Bat and then take control over Gotham. A still-recovering Bruce is attacked at his home by dozens of Talon assassins, whom he eventually took down in a Robot-Suit with help from Alfred. Batman discovers ancient history of The Court on Gotham before the time of his ancestors. Tracking back to their hideout, he finds all of their members are dead, thanks to Lincoln March. March was taken in by The Court in his young age and he believes that he is Bruce's younger brother Thomas Wayne, Jr. (City of the Owls).

Death of the Family
After going into hiding for a whole year, The Joker suddenly showed up on GCPD Headquarters to collect his face that he had extracted by the Dollmaker (Faces of Death). Learning of his greatest enemy's return, Batman quickly alerts the entire Bat-Family about the clown coming back. The maniac started re-creating his past endeavors that Batman has doomed before and even kidnapped an unwilling Harley Quinn from Belle Reve to assist him to distract The Bat as he kidnaps Alfred from Wayne Manor.

One by one, The Joker abducts Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, Red Hood and Red Robin to deliver a final surprise to The Dark Knight, while suggesting of having knowledge of their secret identity. The madness took Batman to face many horrors at Arkham Asylum where he was forced to go through many obstacles and make tough decisions before confronting his enemy Penguin, The Riddler and Two-Face. Then Joker invaded into the depths of Batcave, where the clown delivered the final punch before jumping from a cliff.

In a conflict with his former love Talia al Ghul, Batman is stuck in a death trap and needed Damian to help him. Against his wishes, Alfred let a grounded Damian go and join the fight but even though he fought well, he is impaled by Leviathan's henchman the Heretic as the latter was a better opponent. Talia finished the Heretic off for insubordination and Batman goes through the five stages of grief.

Forever Evil
During the Crime Syndicate's emergence, only Batman and Catwoman managed to escape imprisonment with a critically injured Cyborg. Nightwing is being held captive by the Syndicate and his secret identity is revealed to the world. With Black Adam, Black Manta, Captain Cold, Deathstroke, Subject B-Zero and Sinestro, Lex Luthor forms an Injustice League that came in terms to work with Bat and Cat to save the day by freeing the Justice League and defeating the Syndicate.

Robin Rises
In order to retrieve the stolen body of his son Damian, Batman embarks upon a journey to find out Ra's al Ghul. As soon as he defeated Ra's, the body is taken back to Apokolips by Glorious Godfrey. Hell-bent on getting his son back, Batman travels to Apokolips against the wishes of his Justice League teammates wearing the Hellbat armor. The Bat-Family also followed him through a Boom Tube after facing both Darkseid and his son Kalibak, they all return home as Damian is resurrected using Chaos Crystal.

A Jokerized version of the Justice League attacks Bruce and with his contingency plans in order, he managed to take down each of them at the cost of great damage to his health and the city. The Joker is back in town and he turned almost the entire population of Gotham City into crazy maniacs like him. Bruce almost came to believe Joker to be an immortal being due to his use of the element Dionesium. Batman found the source of this mysterious element, which he seeks to destroy and has a savage battle with the clown for one last time.

After his last battle with the Clown Prince of Crime, Bruce was thought dead but he was actually rendered amnesiac of his past due to the severe injuries of the fight and was luckily revived with Dionesium. A new super villain named Mister Bloom starts terrorizing Gotham in his absence and his old-friend Jim Gordon took the mantle of Batman wearing tech Bat-Suits. Ultimately, the one true Batman had to return to the scene to defeat the menacing enemy and Bruce did so by restoring his memories again.

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A Vigilante In Gotham

Here is your links to buy "Batman – New 52" comics from DC Comics on Amazon.

Batman – Zero Year – Secret City (Softcover)

Batman – Zero Year – Secret City (Hardcover)

Batman – Zero Year – Dark City (Softcover)

Batman – Zero Year – Dark City (Hardcover)

DC Comics – Zero Year (Softcover)

DC Comics – Zero Year (Hardcover)

Justice League – Origin (Softcover)

Justice League – Origin (Hardcover)

Batman – Court of the Owls (Softcover)

Batman – Court of the Owls (Hardcover)

Night of the Owls (Softcover)

Night of the Owls (Hardcover)

Batman – City of Owls

The Joker – Death of the Family (Softcover)

The Joker – Death of the Family (Hardcover)

Batman – Death of the Family (Softcover)

Batman – Death of the Family (Hardcover)

Batman and Robin – Requiem for Damian (Softcover)

Batman and Robin – Requiem for Damian (Hardcover)

Forever Evil (Softcover)

Forever Evil (Hardcover)

Batman and Robin – The Hunt for Robin (Softcover)

Batman and Robin – The Hunt for Robin (Hardcover)

Batman and Robin – Robin Rises (Softcover)

Batman and Robin – Robin Rises (Hardcover)

Batman – Endgame (Softcover)

Batman – Endgame (Hardcover)

Batman – Superheavy (Softcover)

Batman – Superheavy (Hardcover)

Batman – Bloom (Softcover)

Batman – Bloom (Hardcover)

Batman – Epilogue (Softcover)

Batman – Epilogue (Hardcover)

In the aftermath of the 'Flashpoint' event in 2011, DC Comics relaunched all the tiles from issue #1 and DC's entire continuity was rebooted. Batman started with a new volume, issue #0 in 2011. This volume is written by Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Superman Unchained) and drawn by Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn), which was one of the longest and most successful comic-book collaboration ever. As with all of the books associated with the DC relaunch, Bruce Wayne appears to be about five years younger than the portrayal of the character from previous volume.

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Adventures With Justice League

The Batman of DC's New 52 continuity has some certain twists in the story arc and his classic allies and enemies also received a re-invention of their character to suit the new reality. The art work by Greg Capullo was real good, which meshed perfectly with Snyder's masterful story-telling! Snyder and Capullo continued their epic run until the dawn of "DC Rebirth", which marks a new starting point for the Batman of Prime Earth and a soft-reboot for the status-quo of the character without changing much of the continuity.
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