(W) Chuck Dixon & Various (A) Graham Nolan & Various (CA) Kelley Jones. In the first installment of this classic storyline* the Dark Knight's greatest enemies have all simultaneously escaped from Arkham Asylum and are preying on Gotham City. With his city under siege* Batman pushes his body to the limit as he takes on The Joker* the Mad Hatter* Poison Ivy* Killer Croc* The Riddler and the Scarecrow. But things get much worse when Bane* the man behind all the madness* confronts an exhausted Batman and breaks his back. This massive first KNIGHTFALL volume collects BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE SPECIAL #1* BATMAN #491-500* DETECTIVE COMICS #659-660* SHOWCASE '93 #7 and 8 and BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #17-18* including chapters never previously reprinted.