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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Detective Comics – Rise of the Batmen | Comics

Former member of the Order of St. Dumas; Azrael was being chased by a shadowy figure in Gotham City before Batman arrives to the scene. He trashed a nearby drone with a Batarang and then asks to Azrael if he knows who did this. To which, Jean-Paul Valley answers it was Batman himself. Former military operative Kate Kane, now acting as Batwoman was having a chat with her father about her vigilante activities.

Upon reaching home, she is approached by Batman with the drone and he asks her to help him train the next generation of heroes like Clayface, Orphan, Red Robin and Spoiler. While Batman-Family starts their boot-camp training session under Batwoman's command, elsewhere, the man behind these attacks assembles his army of "The Colony".

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Detective Comics – Rise of the Batmen | Comics

In Belfry, Mud Room, Batwoman ran a simulation of an army of Jokers on the team which an exhausted Red Robin shuts down and everyone goes to their own places. Tim Drake receives a grant from Ivy University but he didn't tell Bruce that he wants to go to college.

Batman was discussing about the possibility of a military connection of The Colony with Alfred, when he was attacked suddenly. He leaped out of the Batmobile to face off fifty Bat-suited men and even after putting up a good fight, they took him down. Tim calls Kate and shows this, prompting her to assemble the Bat-Family. What she did not realize that The Colony also reached at their hideout with help from an inside man she never even suspected. All of this will lead to a tragic loss in the end.

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Army of Batmen

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With the DC Rebirth wave has kicked-in, DC Comics has finally returned with the original numbering of the Detective Comics monthly series. For the first story-arc from the series, writer James Tynion IV (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Red Hood and the Outlaws), who was assisted by artists Eddy Barrows (Superman, Teen Titans), Eber Ferreira and Alvaro Martinez were hired.

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Red Badge of Courage

The story titled "Rise of the Batmen" ran from issues #934-940 of the Detective Comics monthly ongoing and came out on 2017. When Batman took out Riddler on his own where an army failed, it gave Jacob Kane the concept for an army of Batmen (Zero Year). The story features the mysterious appearance of Mister Oz, who would twist and turn the end of the plot and the adventure eventually continues in "The Victim Syndicate" storyine.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Batman – The Court of Owls | Comics

Gotham City is taken aback by a series of murders by Court of Owls and Batman begins to unravel their deadly mystery.

Despite many people seeing Gotham City as a lost cause, it sure is home for some dangerous criminal minds and their utmost dread, Batman. On news of a sudden breakout at Arkham Asylum, he enters to contain its deranged inmates and he held himself against the mob with his superior skills until he was thrown out by a window.

As he was preparing to get back, he is found by his arch enemy The Joker and forming a brief alliance, these two rain on them. Later, he meets Commissioner Gordon on the rooftops of GCPD Headquarters to discuss how it went down. When asked about his latest team-up with Clown Prince of Crime, Gordon is reassured before he left.

In Batcave, Joker comes to Bruce, who tells him to take off his mask and it was revealed to be Dick Grayson. They tag along with Damian Wayne and Tim Drake to attend a gala to announce plans for future of Gotham. Bruce is introduced to mayoral candidate Lincoln March by Gotham Gazette reporter Vicki Vale following his speech.

When they were talking, he noticed Gordon taking a work call and makes an excuse out of there to investigate a murder by overhearing his conversation. Detective Harvey Bullock shows him the body of a tortured murder victim and they discovers a hidden message on wall left behind that says, "Bruce Wayne will die tomorrow".

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Batman – The Court of Owls | Comics

Some evidence and found DNA from crime scene led him to suspect his partner Nightwing to be murderer. Shortly afterwards, Batman performed an autopsy on the corpse and Jim Gordon suggests a possible connection to Court of Owls, an urban legend of Gotham but refusing that theory, he states that these are legends that don't exist.

Next day, Bruce is attacked by a deadly Talon assassin during his meeting with Lincoln March at Wayne Manor. In an ensuing fight, they both fall from top but he landed on a gargoyle while his assailant falls onto a car. Although presumed dead, the Talon wakes up later midway and slaughters entire emergency medical team before escaping.

Bruce comes to know of a secret legion of Gotham, which is centuries old called the Court of Owls and with more information from Alfred Pennyworth, he finally discovers a very old connection between them and his great-great-grandfather Alan Wayne, leading him into investigate for their hidden bases throughout Gotham.

When he was looking inside a building funded in recent years by Alan Wayne Trust, it suddenly explodes as a Talon watches. Batman barely made it out back home and begins an autopsy on remains of Alan Wayne to learn that he was killed in same manner like their earlier murder victim who was tortured to death using throwing knives.

He then goes back to sewer, where Alan Wayne was found dead years ago and a Talon caught him by surprise. Waking up, Batman discovers himself into a giant labyrinth. Over there, he spent nearly a week wandering around to find a way out.

Finally, the Court came to a decision of slowly torturing their most worthy enemy to death and a Talon assigned to do that job came stabbing him from behind. He brutally tortured Bruce to a point where he was unable to withstand unbearable pain and even wished to die but then something inside him took over to fight back from his captivity.

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Urban Legend of Gotham

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Following a universe-shattering "Flashpoint" crossover event in 2011, writer Scott Snyder (The Wake, Wytches) creates a modern day Batman legacy through "The Court of Owls" by teaming-up with artist Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn), which will become a staple in DC Comics history and start off a new chapter in life of The Dark Knight.

Even his journey in Prime Earth kicks-off by fending off a mob of Black Mask, Clayface, El Flamingo, James Gordon, Jr., Killer Croc, Mister Freeze, Phosphorus Rex, Professor Pyg, Scarecrow, Sumo, The Riddler, Two-Face, Ventriloquist and Zsasz from his Rogues' gallery at once to authenticate his lore as Caped Crusader of Gotham.

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Maze of Nightmare

Entire DC Universe saw a massive overhaul for many of its renowned heroes and villains in The New 52 wave. Therefore, Batman gets a rebooted origin tale that began long before his parents were killed in Crime Alley. Court of Owls presents him with a new age of threat that he ignored for too long but realized how wrong he was in the end.

Snyder breaks off a very common stereotype of Batman being an undefeated force of night by putting him up against an unstoppable foe like Talon assassin and it sparked a never before seen reaction in him. "The Court of Owls" plot then lead directly to "Night of the Owls" crossover-event and is continued in "City of Owls" storyline.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Nightwing – Year One | Comics

Before becoming the legendary crime-fighter Nightwing, Dick Grayson was fired by Batman for disobedience as his partner Robin, the Boy Wonder!

Before he became the solo vigilante hero, former circus acrobat Dick Grayson was Batman's sidekick, the first Robin. Recently, Dick has become very aggressive and cocky just as he became more experienced in crime-fighting over time.

On top of that, his attention is parted between college and leading Teen Titans while growing up. One of these nights, he cuts it too close to reach as backup when his mentor was taking Clayface. Despite being told to stay back, he recklessly went after Matt Hagen but managed to take the goon in mud down.

Back in Batcave, Bruce and Dick are greeted by their trusted butler Alfred Pennyworth before he went inside to get some snacks for them. Locking him out, the Knight decides to have a talk with his Squire, reminding his duties as his lieutenant.

Their argument got heated and Bruce ended up firing Grayson as The Boy Wonder, because he thinks that he became very arrogant. They both knew that this would eventually take place and then the inevitable happened before Alfred could arrive at the scene and step in for a last-minute damage control.

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Nightwing – Year One | Comics

Shocked at this decision and current development, Dick takes a trip to clear his head out and find a way on his own. He arrives at Daily Planet, Metropolis, seeking for reporter Clark Kent, which raises suspicion to his colleague Lois Lane as his name rang a bell.

Clark is also surprised to hear Bruce’s action towards him to which the latter admits that he screwed up. As Lois intervene into their chat, they both managed to get away to respond an emergency situation. After dealing with it alongside Superman, Grayson receives some valuable advice as at that moment when he was not sure what to do next.

Looking for his roots, he goes back at Haly's Circus after counseling with Big-Blue about where to look for direction. He made quite an entrance by stopping two goons from robbing his former family without a 'Rang.

He rejoined the circus and is welcomed by new members of the crew and eventually his father's colleague Boston Brand AKA Deadman. Despite disapproval from the Caped Crusader, Alfred insists on putting the Robin costume in a display as a reminder and suggests that he needs some mending.

Batman meets Jason Todd in Crime Alley at his youth, trying to steal the tyre off his Batmobile and locked him up in Batcave but the boy is street-smart to quickly take on the role of newest Boy Wonder. Making a slight variant of his father's old costume, Dick Grayson dons a new suit and took the name Nightwing.

He heads back to Gotham City to meet and greet with Batgirl and Commissioner Gordon to inform his return as a solo hero. Meanwhile, Killer Croc kidnaps Alfred who was disguised as Two-Face for "The Gauntlet" test and now the former and newest Robin needs to work together to save him.

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Early Years of Dick Grayson

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Nightwing – Year One

Renowned comic-book writer Chuck Dixon (Batgirl – Year One, Superman/Tarzan – Sons of the Jungle) and Scott Beaty plotted out this story arc of Nightwing's origin titled "Nightwing – Year One". This focuses on young Dick Grayson’s path to become the solo hero of his own right and out of the shadow of Batman's wings.

The tale runs for six issues from second ongoing volume of Nightwing monthly series, collecting issues #101-106. All six issues were drawn by penciller Scott McDaniel (Batman – Dead to Rights, Daredevil/Batman – Eye for an Eye), who also provided cover arts.

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Friends in High Places

The story shows how Dick Grayson as Nightwing learns new things and starts making his own decisions, which led him to be a greater crime fighter of DC Universe. After being recruited by Batman, Dick has been trained in martial arts where his physical prowess helped and for the first time in a while, he picked up anything other than Batarang.

A pair of Juggler's devil sticks became primary weapon of choice for him and why he gets to choose that is showcased in "Year One". Aside from members of Bat-Family, members of the Teen Titans like Beast Boy and Donna Troy made cameo appearance.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Catwoman | Comics

A costumed persona who has shades of gray on her ledger as well have fought crimes on many occasion, Selina Kyle is the face behind the mask of Catwoman. Initially, she used to go by the name "The Cat" and had no special costume or mask designed to hide her identity until she got a reputation of her own. Though her costumed endeavors begin as jewelry thief and an enemy to The Dark Knight, she took a liking to crime-fighting and also became part of the Batman-Family over time.

Year One
Selina grew up with a troubled childhood and both of her parents died tragically, leaving her at the Sprang Hall Juvenile Detention Center. She had a brief history of fighting Bruce Wayne on his early year of vigilantism when he came to the East End of Gotham posing as a drifter. She was speculated as a prostitute but she was only trying to protect an underage teen named Holly Robinson from her pimp. To see Batman in action, Selina was greatly inspired to become Catwoman and took Holly with her.

Her Sister’s Keeper
A nun finds Selina in an alleyway as she was severely beaten and nearly dying before she was taken to hospital. Officer George Flannery came to visit her and advices her to press charges against her abusive pimp Stan. In her apartment at East End, she was visited by Stan who tries to forcibly make her wear a catsuit for a client. She calls to a number that Flannery gave her earlier and the recipient turned out to be Ted Grant AKA Wildcat, one of the original members of Justice Society of America. With his help, she learns to fight and finally takes a stand for her own from then on.

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Catwoman | Comics

The Long Halloween
A reformed Selina Kyle met Bruce Wayne for the first time at a wedding party of Falcone Crime Family. She couldn't help but notice that they two are a great match, yet had to leave the date as she was about to rob Carmine Falcone. When she realized that Poison Ivy was mind-controlling Bruce, she jumped in to rescue him. Though she helped Batman fight Scarecrow and Mad Hatter, she joined the gang of costumed freaks assembled by Two-Face afterwards. Due to her repeated conflicting actions, Batman was unable to determine her true allegiance.

When in Rome
The previous misadventures with the Falcone Crime Family led her to believe that she is the illegitimate daughter of Carmine Falcone. So, she gave chase to this lead in Rome and took The Riddler along for helping her solve the mystery. During this time, she was having constant nightmares about Batman, Carmine Falcone, The Joker and Two-Face showing up in her dreams. In Rome, they are met by Italy's best hitman The Blonde on behalf of Don Fillipe Verinni. Soon, she finds out that she is in deep water of a conspiracy by Don's son Guillermo Verinni and The Riddler himself.

Dark Victory
With her investigation back in Rome proving to be futile, Catwoman has returned to Gotham with the knowledge that Carmine Falcone might have been her father. Selina aids Batman in fighting a couple of armed gangsters and then reveals a plan by the Falcones to kill Harvey Dent. She attends the Thanksgiving dinner with Alfred and Bruce at Wayne Manor, then she was being stood up by Bruce just like his every other date. While she was away, Batman finds a new sidekick in Robin and together they became the crime-fighting dynamic duo.

A new and powerful enemy for Batman, who calls himself Bane arrives at Gotham and eventually broke the Bat. He offered Catwoman to work for her and upon her refusal; he tried to learn about her true identity. Even after concealing her name under a couple of aliases, she was sold out by Leopold and her apartment was blown off. She even faced Jean-Paul Valley when he became the new Batman who defeated Bane and chased her for trying to steak containers of dangerous nerve gas but she was able to figure out he was not the real deal.

Selina was hired by Penguin to locate Kendall Stuart in the midst of a chaos when Order of St. Dumas tries to plague Gotham City. She reluctantly teamed-up with Azrael and Robin to find out the survivor but he was killed at the last moment. Then they went after another man named Fong, who was crazy enough to kill himself. She then goes after a final survivor who is a college student named Leanore We but then learns that the survivor's blood cannot actually produce an antidote and she cannot get paid since Babylon is blown up.

Trail of the Catwoman
Following her long disappearance many thought Catwoman to be dead and just to be sure, Mayor Daniel Dickerson hires private detective Slam Bradley to find out what really happened. Slam starts digging up old records that had no valuable information and one of his lead even suggested that Catwoman was responsible for the murder of a woman named Selina Kyle. He finds an unrecognizable corpse in her coffin and then he is abducted by a mob who previously hired Catwoman to kill Kyle. His bumping into Selina's ex-boyfriend Bruce Wayne and Batman did no help either till he meets Selina herself and decides to drop the case.

As Batman was busy apprehending Killer Croc for a kidnapping case, Catwoman stole the ten million dollars ransom money and took it to Poison Ivy. She then realizes that she was being mind-controlled by Ivy and when Selina goes looking for her, she encounters an enraged Croc looking for his money who was about to kill her. It was only for the timely arrival of Batman; she survives the attack and then assists him to go find Ivy on Metropolis. The duo managed to withstand the power of a mind-controlled Superman and even take down Ivy for good.

They two head back to Gotham after this little adventure and then go to attend an opera in their civilian guise. There, Harley Quinn showed up to rob everyone blind and when Selina decided to face her as Catwoman, she is shot and gravely wounded by Harley. Batman gives her a chase to find The Joker while Doctor Leslie Thompkins tends to her injuries. In the brink of losing her sanity, Batman was about to kill the clown when she showed up to stop him from crossing the line.

Nightwing inspires Batman to let her come closer to his personal life and he eventually shared his secret identity with her by taking off his mask. She was left with Talia al Ghul to watch over as Batman goes to see her father Ra's al Ghul. Meanwhile, the League of Assassins have sent the deadly assassin Lady Shiva to retrieve Talia and encounter between the two left Selina nearly killed. The entire time when Batman was struggling through web of mysteries against a new, unknown foe, Selina has been very supportive to him.

Crisis of Conscience
When the Secret Society attacked the Justice League, Selina again teamed up with Batman to help him and she was taken to the Batcave when she sustained heavy injury. Despero broke into the cave with a few of the League members under the influence of his mind-control to capture and brainwash The Dark Knight. First she alerted the rest of the JLA members to assemble against Despero and then helped them fight against the mind-controlling by the villain upon recovering.

One Year Later
Selina stopped being Catwoman after she gave birth to a daughter named Helena Kyle and Holly Robinson took up her mantle from there. To protect her daughter and give her a good life, she started going by the alias of Irena Dubrovna. Trouble came in her way when she donned the costume again while Holly was in patrol too and thus, the villain Film Freak was able to figure out who she is and abducts her baby. After rescuing her daughter, she asked Zatanna to mind-wipe Film Freak to keep her identity secret.

Heart of Hush
Though Hush was previously shot down by Harvey Dent, he resurfaces again to terrorize Batman and partners up with Scarecrow. Selina was captured by Hush and her heart was removed from the body to lure Batman out. The Dark Knight quickly rushes after the villain while assigning Doctor Mid-Nite and Mister Terrific to her care. Tommy Elliot reveals to Bats that he has changed his face to look like Bruce Wayne through plastic surgery and he will end the lives of people Bruce loves. Hush was defeated, Selina was saved, Batman confesses his love to her and she robbed Elliot clean.

Battle for the Cowl
Selina went to Vietnam to capture Tommy Elliot and bring him back to Gotham but she returned too late to know of Batman's demise (Final Crisis). After spotting a new Batman around, she followed him to find out it was Tim Drake impersonating The Bat. Later, Dick Grayson adopted the cowl and Jason Todd came out an impostor. Catwoman and Tim Drake locate Jason and she decides to keep the streets clean as much as she can. Selina was tired fighting the villains, thus Firefly managed to escape and she was surprised to see Black Mask whom she killed before.

Gotham City Sirens
The Riddler was working for Penguin when Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy tagged along with him and they stumbled onto a wounded Catwoman. Realizing the dangers of Gotham City without a Batman, she teamed up with Harley and Ivy to form Gotham City Sirens. Ivy had a plan of extracting the real identity of Batman from Selina using home-grown drugs but she repealed these attempts even in her weakened state. As Harley goes out for shopping, she bumped into Hush, whom she believed is Bruce Wayne and he decides to use this opportunity to hurt back Catwoman but the plan was foiled by a Joker impostor.

Return of Bruce Wayne
Selina stole a map from the Falcone Crime Family and returned home to Kitrina Falcone, Carmine's long lost daughter. Kitrina informs her that the map actually has the current location of Black Mask, who has a 50 million dollar bounty on his head that Catwoman intends to collect by herself. She tied the girl up, left her in a locked room and tipped Batman to take her to police but finds out that she managed to escape. Seeing the girl escaping an inescapable knot that Bruce taught her, Selina got very impressed over her.

However, they failed to collect the bounty even after fighting Black Mask and his goons but Selina took Kitrina Falcone as her new sidekick, Catgirl. Catwoman was captured and attempts were made to learn Batman's secret identity from the depths of her mind. Her fellow Sirens helped her out of the attackers and Talia al Ghul instructs Zatanna to mind wipe her as the information is too dangerous to keep within her but Zatanna refused later. Bruce Wayne eventually returned being Batman, she joined him to establish Batman Incorporated.

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Bob Kane and Bill Finger, the same creative duo who conceived the idea of Batman were also responsible in the creation of the character Catwoman, who was first introduced in the very first issue of the former character from DC Comics in 1940. The character was developed and evolved over the period of time from a villain to an anti-heroine to a somewhat heroic figure. The popularity of Catwoman earned her solo limited series apart from Batman comics and soon she even got her own monthly ongoing series as well. During The New 52 rebooted timeline after the "Flashpoint" crossover event, Catwoman is relaunched in a new monthly series that is focused on the early days of her career.

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The Arousing Curiosity

Just like the other famous super-heroines from DC like Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Power Girl, Catwoman also made it to the list of "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" and other charts as well. Because of her reputation, Catwoman was frequently featured in various TV shows, movies and video games related to or theme based on Batman. The live-action version of Catwoman on TV and films were portrayed by actress Eartha Kitt, Halle Berry, Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether and Michelle Pfeiffer. The most recent portrayal of the character was done by actress Anne Hathaway in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises by director Christopher Nolan.
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