Batman: Gotham Knights

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Batman: Gotham Knights
Cover to Batman: Gotham Knights #43 (2003), featuring Batman and two of his allies: Batgirl and Robin. The cover mirrors Batgirl's first appearance. Art by Brian Bolland.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
ScheduleMonthly
FormatOngoing series
Genre
Publication dateMarch 2000 – April 2006
No. of issues74
Main character(s)Batman
Creative team
Written byDevin Grayson
Scott Beatty
A.J. Lieberman
Penciller(s)Dale Eaglesham
Paul Ryan
Roger Robinson
Al Barrionuevo
Dick Giordano
Javier Pina
Leonardo Manco
Inker(s)John Floyd
Bit
Letterer(s)Bill Oakley
Clem Robins
Colorist(s)Wildstorm FX
Pamela Rambo
Editor(s)Joseph Illidge
Dennis O'Neil
Collected editions
Batman Black and White Volume 2ISBN 1-56389-828-4
Batman Black and White Volume 3ISBN 978-1-4012-1531-6

Batman: Gotham Knights is a monthly American comic book series that was published by DC Comics. The original intent of this book was to feature the exploits of Batman and his extended family, such as Alfred Pennyworth, Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, Oracle, and Catwoman, among others. The latter section of the run, however, came to focus much more upon his enemies.

The series also featured the popular "Batman: Black and White" back-up strip, which allowed various artists with widely varying styles to do their take on the Dark Knight in a black and white format. These back-up strips are also collected in trade paperback form. Contributors to this section include Jim Lee, John Byrne, John Buscema, Eduardo Risso, Jordi Bernet, José Luis García-López, Kyle Baker, Harlan Ellison, Dave Gibbons, Gene Ha, Gene Colan, Enrique Breccia, Claudio Castellini, Dick Giordano, Christian Alamy, Jason Pearson, Mike Wieringo, Alan Davis, Chris Bachalo, Denys Cowan, John Watkiss, Mike Kaluta, and Whilce Portacio.

Publication history[edit]

Batman: Gotham Knights began in March 2000 and ran for a total of 74 issues. The last issue was published in April 2006. This title was among several which were cancelled at the conclusion of the Infinite Crisis storyline, as part of the "One Year Later" event. The final story arc was left unresolved but was closed with Paul Dini's Detective Comics arc Heart of Hush.

Collected editions[edit]

Various stories have been collected into individual volumes:

  • Batman: Officer Down (Batman: Gotham Knights #13)
  • Batman: Scarecrow Tales (Batman: Gotham Knights #23)
  • Batman: Bruce Wayne – Murderer? (Batman: Gotham Knights #25–26)
  • Batman: Bruce Wayne Murderer TP (New Edition) (Batman: Gotham Knights #25–28)
  • Batman: Bruce Wayne – Fugitive Vol. One (Batman: Gotham Knights #27–28)
  • Batman: Bruce Wayne – Fugitive Vol. Two (Batman: Gotham Knights #30–31)
  • Batman: Bruce Wayne – Fugitive (New Edition) (Batman: Gotham Knights #29–32)
  • Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told Vol. 1 (Batman: Gotham Knights #32)
  • Hush Returns (collects Batman: Gotham Knights #50–55, 66, 2006, Titan Books, ISBN 1-84576-258-4, DC Comics, ISBN 1-4012-0900-9)
  • Batman: War Games Act One – Outbreak (Batman:Gotham Knights #56)
  • Batman: War Games Act Two Tides (Batman: Gotham Knights #57)
  • Batman: War Games Act Three Endgame (Batman: Gotham Knights #58)
  • Batman Black and White:
    • Volume 2 was initially published in September, 2002 as a hardcover book (ISBN 1-56389-828-4). It collected black and white Batman backup stories from the first sixteen issues of Batman: Gotham Knights, as well as five never-before-published tales. The five new stories were subsequently included in later issues of Batman: Gotham Knights. Volume 2 was released as an oversized softcover in October, 2003 (ISBN 1-56389-917-5).
    • Volume 3 was published as a comics-sized hardcover in May, 2007 (ISBN 978-1-4012-1531-6). It collected the black and white Batman backup stories from Batman: Gotham Knights #17–49. A softcover edition was released in 2008 (ISBN 978-1-4012-1354-1).[1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Batman: Black and White Volume 3 Archived June 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, DC Comics.com

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