Batman: Knightfall (1993) - TPB vol. 02
"Knightfall Part Two: Who Rules the Night" (5th Printing)
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Charles 'Chuck' Dixon
Richard Alan Starkings - 'RS'
Jordan B Gorfinkel - 'Gorf'
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil
Mike Deodato Jr. - 'Deodato Taumaturgo Borges Filho'
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Cover Date: April 2000
Cover Price: US $17.99
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Format: Color; Trade Paperback; 280 pages
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Batman: Knightfall (1993) TPB vol. 02 - Batman: Knightfall, Part Two: Who Rules the Night
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Bane dropped Batman's body off a building into a crowd. Alfred, Tim, and Jean-Paul picked him up and brought him back to the cave. While Bruce is comatose, Robin tells the others about their encounter with Two-Face three weeks earlier. Bruce awakened from the coma. Bane began taking over gangs in Gotham; the streets went wild with crime when the news of Batman's defeat was broadcast. Tim and Bruce agreed that Jean-Paul should fill in for the time being. Catwoman agreed to work with Bane. Bruce wheeled to the Drake's place to see Jack and Shondra. When he arrived, he saw them kidnapped, and was beaten by the gang that took them. Jean-Paul, though convincing as Batman, started becoming more and more aggressive. Scarecrow and Anarky both strike out on Gotham. Scarecrow attacked Gotham with his fear gas, demanding to be declared a god. Anarky tried to take down both he and Batman, but he failed. Scarecrow and Anarky were both defeated. Bruce and Alfred took off for Santa Prisca; Selina Kyle stowed-away on their plane. Jean-Paul began making adjustments to the bat costume. Batman broke Bane's crew out of jail and followed them to their hideout. Batman and Bane fought, neither really getting the best of the other. Nightwing found out about the whole situation and confronted Robin. Tim told Dick everything. Bane called out for Batman, and AzBats (Jean-Paul's new costume was much more Azrael than Batman) came. Bane's venom lines were cut and he was defeated. Jean-Paul Valley had defeated Bane and was Batman.
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