This paperback collects the the Broken Bat storyline. Broken Bat is a Batman storyline published as part of the Batman: Knightfall trilogy. It was written by Doug Moench and Chuck Dixon, with illustrations by Jim Aparo, Jim Balent, Norm Breyfogle and Graham Nolan.
Knightfall is the first installment in the Batman: Knightfall trilogy, which also includes Knightquest and KnightsEnd. This paperback, Broken Bat, collects the first arc of Knightfall, leading into its conclusion in Batman: Knightfall Vol 1 2. The story, which was published between April and July, 1993, deals with Bane wearing Batman down physically and emotionally, then eventually breaking his back.
This paperback collects the following comic books:
- Batman #491 (The Freedom of Madness!)
- Batman #492 (Crossed Eyes and Dotty Teas)
- Detective Comics #659 (Puppets)
- Batman #493 (Redslash)
- Detective Comics #660 (Crocodile Tears)
- Batman #494 (Night Terrors)
- Detective Comics #661 (City on Fire)
- Batman #495 (Strange Dedfellows)
- Detective Comics #662 (Burning Questions)
- Batman #496 (Die Laughing)
- Detective Comics #663 (No Rest for the Wicked)
- Batman #497 (The Broken Bat)
- This collection of paperbacks from 1993 and 1995 (this paperback, Batman: Knightfall Vol 1 2 and Batman: Knightfall Vol 1 3) captures the first part (Knightfall) and the third part (KnightsEnd) of the Batman: Knightfall trilogy, but not the second part (Knightquest).