These tales from legendary writer Archie Goodwin focus on The Dark Knight as a hero who stands against the monstrous forces of the night. Includes the Manhunter saga, which culminates in a Batman team-up. For the first time these stories are collected together from 1974 to 2000, some of the most fabled and character-defining moments.
This full-color hardcover collects Detective #437-443, Detective Comics Annual #3, Showcase '95 #11, Legends of the Dark Knight #132-136, Batman: Night Cries and Batman Black and White #1 and 4. Cover by Jim Aparo. Stories also include work by Marshall Rogers, Howard Chaykin and two stories by Jim Aparo. The long painted story by Scott Hampson is a beautiful piece of work, from 1992. 24 stories in all.
Archie Goodwin is commonly referred to as the "best-loved comic book editor, ever." His seminal work for the first issues of Creepy, Eerie and Blazing Combat, where he was writing practically every story for veteran EC artists, started these Warren magazines on their road to being icons of horror and imaginative stories. The Manhunter saga here is a classic, where he reinvents the 1940s hero first created by Simon and Kirby, and introduces him to the dark sinister night that Batman owns.
James Robinson collaborates with Goodwin on four Legends of the Dark Knight stories, and Walt Simonson collaborates on the Manhunter Special Edition from 1999. Also includes a superb b&w story drawn by artist Gary Gianni.