Knightfall – The Bat Is Broken


It’s said that a hero is only as good as the villain he fights. For Batman, that penultimate villain is Bane. For over seventy years, villains like the Joker and Two-Face have tried to defeat Batman. Yet their failures is Bane’s victory: he broke Batman’s spine, triggering a multi-comic storyline that examines and ultimately re-defines the Dark Knight’s purpose. The Knightfall story is the first chapter of that saga.

Knightfall introduces Bane, a man born in the Pena Duro prison. Following a slight imposed on the prison’s corrupt warden, Bane spends most of his adolescence in an underground pit. Every inmate condemned into the pit eventually go insane. Not Bane. Using his hatred and his mind, Bane thrives in the pit. When he emerges from the pit, Bane finds himself a legend to the other inmates, becoming the prison’s de facto ruler.

Jealous, the warden…

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