Monster Men. New costumed vigilantes. Mad doctors. Each new threat has brought Batman--and Gotham City--to the brink. But it was all a smokescreen for the real threat in the shadows...Bane. The man who has physically tested the Dark Knight like man before is back to finally break the Bat. Can a battered, exhausted Batman fend off one of his greatest foes ever? Written by breakout star Tom King and illustrated by David Finch and Mikel Janin, the newest installment of this best-selling, critically acclaimed graphic vel series sees the Dark Knight take on Bane in their deadliest confrontation yet! Collects BATMAN #13-18.
Tom King is a comic book writer and novelist, best known for his work at DC Comics including BATMAN, GRAYSON and OMEGA MEN. He often relies on his experience as an ex-CIA agent and experiences during the recent conflicts in the Middle East in his writing, especially apparent in GRAYSON (alongside co-writer Tim Seeley), OMEGA MEN and in SHERIFF OF BABYLON, published under the Vertigo imprint.