Following the events of Batman: Knightquest: The Crusade Vol. 1, Bruce Wayne is still M.I.A. because of debilitating injuries sustained during a recent clash with Bane. Now it's up to Jean-Paul Valley (a.k.a. Azrael) to carry the mantle of Batman in Gotham City. Unfortunately, Valley is wrestling with his own demons and is struggling to meet the high standards set by his predecessor.
Now The Joker has resurfaced with a crazy new scheme to destroy the Dark Knight. But what happens when the Clown Prince of Crime realizes that something is amiss with his longtime archnemesis?
The nine-volume saga of Batman: Knightfall continues in this fifth volume of the series. Batman: Knightquest: The Crusade Vol. 2 collects Detective Comics #671-675, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #24-28, Batman #505-508 and Showcase '94 #7. Bonus material is also included.ChuckDixon's resume includes thousands of scripts for iconic characters like Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Iron Man, the Punisher, the Simpsons, Spongebob Squarepants, G.I. Joe and many others. He is (along with artist Graham Nolan) the creator of the Batman villain Bane, the first permanent addition to the Dark Knight's rogues gallery in forty years, and for which he won 1993's Wizard Fan Award for best new character. His graphic novel adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit is a perennial bestseller worldwide. His unprecedented 100 issue run on DC Comics' Robin is considered to be a classic in the comics medium. Chuck's contributions to Marvel Comics' The Punisher are widely acknowledged as integral to that character's development.