Batman: Knightfall PDF/EPUB Á

Batman: Knightfall PDF/EPUB Á
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Batman: Knightfall
  • Dennis O'Neil
  • English
  • 24 July 2019
  • 0553572601

Batman: Knightfall☁ Batman: Knightfall PDF / Epub ✎ Author Dennis O'Neil – Essayreview.co.uk A savage fight with the supervillain Bane has left Batman virtually crippled and Gotham City defenseless As Bruce Wayne begins the long process of recovery, he realizes he must choose a successor in h A savage fight with the supervillain Bane has left Batman virtually crippled and Gotham City defenseless As Bruce Wayne begins the long process of recovery, he realizes he must choose a successor in his role as the Dark Knight But is his apprentice ready Is Gotham City ready And what will happen when Wayne returns to reclaim Gotham City and his role as the true Batman.


About the Author: Dennis O'Neil

Dennis O Neil was a comic book writer and editor best known for his work for Marvel Comics and DC Comics from the s through the s, and Group Editor for the Batman family of titles until his retirementHis best known works include Green Lantern Green Arrow and Batman with Neal Adams, The Shadow with Michael Kaluta and The Question with Denys Cowan As an editor, he is principally known for editing the various Batman titles From unti his death, he sat on the board of directors of the charity The Hero Initiative and served on its Disbursement Committee.


10 thoughts on “Batman: Knightfall

  1. says:

    Holy great prose novelization, Batman BAT PROSE NOVEL I was real lucky to get this book when it was getting out to the market back then in 1994 and so, getting the hardcover edition that I totally love it When the storyline of Knightfall was in comics, I wasn t able to buy them but I was quite eager to read the story Even on TPBs would require to buy several volumes, so when I met this gorgeous hardcover edition where in just one book you get the full Knightfall story of course in pr Holy great prose novelization, Batman BAT PROSE NOVEL I was real lucky to get this book when it was getting out to the market back then in 1994 and so, getting the hardcover edition that I totally love it When the storyline of Knightfall was in comics, I wasn t able to buy them but I was quite eager to read the story Even on TPBs would require to buy several volumes, so when I met this gorgeous hardcover edition where in just one book you get the full Knightfall story of course in prose presentation without any illustration I thought that it was a wise move to buy it.Not to mention that I saved a lot of the money with it.Also, I had never read a prose novel with super heroes at that moment.I have read a lot, I mean A LOT of comic books, but a prose novel about super hero genre was something new to me So I thought that it was worthy to try it.I m truly glad that I did it I absolutely loved it Definitely Batman is a perfect character to read in prose format I loved the experience and I totally recommend to anyone who is fan of super heroes to try this novel Also, the book is written by the great Dennis O Neil who is a veteran in the universe of Batman so they couldn t find a better writer to give the job to do the novelization of the popular comic book storyline Even I like that here you appreciate that Bane clearly has a designed plan and he isn t just a brute with super strength BREAKING THE BATMAN Bane is coming to Gotham City and he has a planto break literally The Batman and taking the town.Batman is taken to his physical limits, beyond that any man, even him, could endure and at his weakest momentthe Dark Knight falls.For the first time since Bruce Wayne swore to revenge the death of his parents, protecting Gotham Cityhe is unable to keep the promise.Gotham City is no longer under the watch of Batman.Bruce Wayne needs to look a way to get back to his former selfand the only way is to leave Gotham and searching out, far away, for a solution which it won t be easy or quick.So, Bruce Wayne needs to select a new Batman to leave in his placeBUThis unexpected chosen one to take the mantle of The Batman will surprise everybody And the consequences will be terrible for Gotham City finding its fellow citizens trapped between a merciless Bane and a zealot new Batman.This is one of pivotal moments in Batman s war on crime Let s go To the Batmobile and read it

  2. says:

    I bought this and the The Life Death of Superman novelisation around the same time And I remember really enjoying both despite their original versions being graphic novels This is a cheaper way to experience both storylines despite the lack of art both were top notch reads in my book I bought this and the The Life Death of Superman novelisation around the same time And I remember really enjoying both despite their original versions being graphic novels This is a cheaper way to experience both storylines despite the lack of art both were top notch reads in my book

  3. says:

    This is not a brilliant book But it is entertaining enough that I set aside the three other books I m currently juggling to finish this one and it s in line with my current Batman obsession for which I blame Batman Arkham Asylum Compared to the other Batman novel I attempted to read The Batman Murders , it s a downright masterpiece The action is good but I have the same complaint I ve noted in other reviews it s very clear the author is accustomed to writing comib book scripts, and no This is not a brilliant book But it is entertaining enough that I set aside the three other books I m currently juggling to finish this one and it s in line with my current Batman obsession for which I blame Batman Arkham Asylum Compared to the other Batman novel I attempted to read The Batman Murders , it s a downright masterpiece The action is good but I have the same complaint I ve noted in other reviews it s very clear the author is accustomed to writing comib book scripts, and not novel form prose Comics are a team effort and the job of description falls to the artist Hence a notable lack of decent descriptive narrative in Knightfall, alas O Neil made some attempts, but they were inconsistent at best As an example, a crippled Bruce Wayne is described doing something he probably shouldn t be able to do and then we re told he s using canes Now, I m a super speedreader, so I probably missed said canes first mention, but all the same, he switches back and forth from wheelchair to canes with rapidity that even a comic book suspension of disbelief like mine finds hard to swallow My biggest complaint overall is the characterization, though I m not certain how the author could possibly have satisfied me, or any other reader as he mentions in the afterword, Batman has been around as a comic book hero forthan fifty years sixty plus by now , and has been interpreted in so many different ways, from grim, unbalanced obsessive to self mocking comedian It s rather hard to pin down ONE characterization of Bruce Wayne Batman My favorite interpretation is not necessarily the next person s favorite interpretation Some people love Michael Keaton s Batman, for example I couldn t stand him, though I love Keaton in other things I love the Batman in the Chris Nolan films, but while I appreciate the camp of the 60s TV show, it makes me cringe and view it as not really Batman O Neil, I think, in attempting to draw on all the varied interpretations of Batman there were in the mid nineties, ended up presenting a fairly shallow character I never got the feeling that Bruce Wayne was truly traumatized by the fact that he was paralyzed The lack of a sense of time in the book it seemed bare days or weeks from Bane breaking Batman to Bruce Wayne s full, miraculous recovery, when I guess it was meant to be a year ordid not help this Unfortunately, this was a common theme throughout emotional situations and events, which are incredibly difficult to portray in comic book format but which shine in novel form were glossed over or skipped, seemingly in an effort to get on with the action If I d wanted that, frankly, I d have gone and read the comics themselves Shandra Kinsolver arguably a vital character in the Batman got broke situation gets glossed over in characterization We see she s treating a crippled Bruce Wayne, sure, and she s kind of cool but we re given no solid reasons for Bruce Wayne deciding apparently on a whim to tell her everything and ask her to marry him unless this is one hell of a patient in love with his doctor problem Naturally this gets derailed, but I would have liked to see a better development of their relationship, which would in turn have made me rather sorrier at her semi tragic fate.The saving grace in the dearth of characterization is, I think, the portrayal of Alred and his erstwhile charge and employer s relationship Alfred has long been a favorite character of mine now set in granite since Michael Caine s performance , and he, at least, does not have a hundred different interpretations of his character to hinder his writing Alfred is as he always was steadfast, sarcastic, funny, andinterested in the well being of his surrogate son s Bruce Wayne and Tim Drake than he is in the pursuit of vigilante justice Bruce compares their partnership at one point to Wooster and Jeeves, to which Alfred takes mild offense It is his resignation that finalyl serves as a much needed slap upside the head for Bruce Wayne, though sadly the author did not resolve how it is Alfred comes back by the end of the book Dick Grayson, and a number of other characters, were also sadly absent, Dick Grayson being the most inexplicable, since next to Alfred he s clearly established as the closest thing Batman has to genuine family, and should have been handed the cowl over Jean Paul the loony which, as I understand it, he eventually was, together with an apology from Bruce for being an idiot, in the comics.The deep flaws in the book notwithstanding, I did enjoy it, and I would recommend it to Batman fans There were moments of genuine, wicked humor that I was glad to see from Batman something I loved about the most recent film interpretations of the character , including a response to Gordon speculating that Batman is a ninja paraphrased I took a corespondence course It was either ninja or air conditioning repair, and since I already had a black suit And Bane, at least, was a fairly interesting though again not as well developed as he could have been villain Unlike that horrifying version of him in the equally horrifying Batman Robin film I look forward to seeing what is done with him in The Dark Knight Rises

  4. says:

    I m a big fan of pretty much all comic book superheroes, but Batman has a trait that no other DC or Marvel hero that I know of, anyway has he doesn t have any actual superpowers Instead of being a member of a powerful otherworldly race like Superman, or becoming endowed with superhuman abilities by accident as Spider Man did, Bruce Wayne relies on nothingthan technology, intelligence, natural strength, and friends such as Robin and Alfred to fight crime Many people think of Batman sto I m a big fan of pretty much all comic book superheroes, but Batman has a trait that no other DC or Marvel hero that I know of, anyway has he doesn t have any actual superpowers Instead of being a member of a powerful otherworldly race like Superman, or becoming endowed with superhuman abilities by accident as Spider Man did, Bruce Wayne relies on nothingthan technology, intelligence, natural strength, and friends such as Robin and Alfred to fight crime Many people think of Batman stories as being light hearted, thanks to the campy Adam West television classic, but the way the bat is presented in the movies is much closer to the original comics Knightfall is sort of Batman Beyond meets The Life and Death of Superman The story is engaging, if a little light on action the writing is crisp and, content wise, the only concerns are some violence as you d expect, though it goes slightly overboard at times and small doses of profanity Fans of the Caped Crusader will most likely not be disappointed by Knightfall

  5. says:

    I never thought any book could beat Greg Rucka s novelization of Batman No Man s Land took on a great premise, and pushed plot, plot, plot

  6. says:

    do you remember the gorilla like bane from the really really really really bad batman and robin movie he was poison ivy s steroid pumped bodyguard or the wrestler gone nuts character from the animated series forget them.this bane is cunning, strategic and utterly brilliant quietly taking over gotham s underground he lures batman in and destroys him, in body, mind and reputation will there be a happy ending

  7. says:

    My favorite superhero as a kid has always been Batman The Dark Knight reawakened my child like admiration for the character How much of a fan am I Enough to read a novelization of a well known, iconic even, story line that I ve only read some pages of.From what I got from this adaptation is that there are three separate stories going on 1 What Knightfall is most known for is the established introduction of the Batman villain, Bane, the son of a mercenary who abandoned him and his mother at My favorite superhero as a kid has always been Batman The Dark Knight reawakened my child like admiration for the character How much of a fan am I Enough to read a novelization of a well known, iconic even, story line that I ve only read some pages of.From what I got from this adaptation is that there are three separate stories going on 1 What Knightfall is most known for is the established introduction of the Batman villain, Bane, the son of a mercenary who abandoned him and his mother at birth, and who has served a life prison sentence in his father s place since birth Through time, Bane has learned to become a great fighter and, with doctors analyzing from afar, introduces him to a drug called Venom , which enhances his strength to near superhuman power and with the aide of other prisoners, escape prison and emigrate towards Gotham City Not long after arriving at Gotham does he know of Batman guarding and watching.Knightfall is also known for one of the most iconic moment in Batman lore by breaking his back on his knee.2 With Bruce Wayne incapacitated and left paraplegic, with what looks like a Batman career ending back injury to Alfred and the normal population, believes that he ll recover in no time However, while he heals, he hires a stand in Jean Paul Valley, a drifter who hides a very secret past, helps Bruce Wayne in the biggest way possible However, Wayne s plan backfires as Jean Paul, with each passing night, becomesandattached to the Batman persona To almost obsessive and dangerous levels.3 Dr Shondra Kinsolving, a renowned doctor assigned to help Bruce Wayne with rehabilitation, who also aides Tim Drake Robin s father with his rehabilitation Like Jean Paul, a mysterious past that soon comes back to haunt her and jeopardizes Bruce s chances of full recovery.What else can I say other than this book entertained the shit out of me It may not be the graphic novel with this was adapted by one of the co writers, so it s close enough, for now Plus, the Knightfall comics are in three omnibuses, 600 pages each, roughly So, if no one has time for that, this is a good, fast pick me up I also liked that I got to see Tim Drake he seems to be the underrated Robin Everyone always flocks to Dick Grayson or Damian Wayne He s considered to be the best detective out of all the Robins evenso than Batman You see the genesis and almost aging of Time Drake from the first page, then when you have read the last page.Knightfall, in comic form or novel form, is an essential read for any Batman fan

  8. says:

    The ultimate graphic novel It is essentially the best graphic novel period What I liked is that Batman is stripped of all his abilities It is proven that there can only be one Batman When Paul Valley takes over He start to develop his own updatedviolent version of batman He chases criminals using force and attempting to murder them Which destroys what Batman stands for On the other hand the Idea of bane breaking all the inmates at Gothom out is enough to lead Batman on a wild ride d The ultimate graphic novel It is essentially the best graphic novel period What I liked is that Batman is stripped of all his abilities It is proven that there can only be one Batman When Paul Valley takes over He start to develop his own updatedviolent version of batman He chases criminals using force and attempting to murder them Which destroys what Batman stands for On the other hand the Idea of bane breaking all the inmates at Gothom out is enough to lead Batman on a wild ride dealing with all his arch enemies I think that this is the most action packed novel you get out of batman Each issue deals with every villain batman has faced Whatcan you ask for This is an excellent piece of art

  9. says:

    Note I read this novelization in conjunction with the newly released Batman Knightfall Omnibus Vol 1, the review of which you can read here.I hadn t revisited this novel or the comics storyline upon which it is based since they were first released in the mid nineties, so as I was approaching the end of Batman Knightfall Omnibus Vol 1, rather than wait for the next two volumes to refresh myself on how the story developed and ultimately resolved , I pulled

  10. says:

    Batman Knightfall is not a graphic novel It is a novel sans graphics based on three story arcs which ran in monthly comic books from 1993 94 One shouldn t make any assumptions based on the source material, however Even though Dennis O Neil wrote the book, The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics, and many of the great comic arcs themselves as well as putting in a great tenure as editor of the entire line , he notes in the afterword that comics and novels are two distinctly different pardon t Batman Knightfall is not a graphic novel It is a novel sans graphics based on three story arcs which ran in monthly comic books from 1993 94 One shouldn t make any assumptions based on the source material, however Even though Dennis O Neil wrote the book, The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics, and many of the great comic arcs themselves as well as putting in a great tenure as editor of the entire line , he notes in the afterword that comics and novels are two distinctly different pardon the redundancy for emphasis things Indeed, he offers the careful observation that form does partially follow content p 349 Since I mention three story arcs, you won t be surprised that the book is divided into three overlapping sections.The novel format allowed O Neil to get into head of a villain like Bane and help one how he was transformed into a monster and why he was so truly obsessed with the death of Batman Then, he masterfully takes another character and evolves that good guy into something of a monster himself Both villain and good guy or, at least, anti hero see visions and are somewhat the creation of their fathers Such psychological transformation can be visualized in a few graphic scenes, but not explored deeply without sufficient prose Here, it is extremely vivid.As if that wasn t interesting enough, there was also a brilliant consideration of vigilantism We usually think of Batman as a hero Yet, where would Batman have to go over the line in order to become the criminal which many law enforcement agencies and officers would consider him if he existed in real life To be able to explore this idea in such vivid descriptions without compromising the integrity of Bruce Wayne was quite vivid.If that isn t enough to commend this effort, please note that this is not simply filled with action scene after action scene One would suspect that to be the case considering some of the superhero films which have come out in the last year and the dearth of story in many of the mainline comics DC and Marvel being published today, but Batman is known for the Detective Comics venue and there is one particular section of this tri partite novel that isdetection and deduction than combat Indeed, Bruce Wayne becomes something of a modern Sherlock Holmes, complete with Holmes predilection for disguise Of course, it also helps that this section takes place in England.Yet, there is also a love story knit into this tri partite story It is full of seeming betrayal and offers enough emotion to make you put down the book for a few moments If you have ever, yourself, fallen madly in love with someone, you ll understand both the promise and the danger of such a connection, such an interweaving of lives Knightfall has all of these elements andincluding familiar characters in the classic cast which make appearances whenever it would be logical There is littleto say that wouldn t create spoilers, but I m glad this doesn t follow the comics to the letter because Knightfall is a richer experience

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