The Dark Knight Vol. 2: Cycle of Violence (the New 52)

By Gregg Hurwitz; David Finch; David Finch (Illustrator)

DC Comics, Hardcover, 9781401240745, 1pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2013


The Scarecrow has returned to Gotham City, but he's no longer the meek punching bag Batman is used to. The villainous genius has always preyed on the worst fears of his victims, but has refined his legendary fear toxin to even greater effectiveness and deadlier consequences. As the Scarecrow's origin is unfurled, Batman must find out not only how to conquer this dangerous psychopath, but how to beat his own worst fear.

Written by New York Times best-selling crime thriller novelist Gregg Hurwitz and art from comics superstar David Finch, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOLUME 2: CYCLE OF VIOLENCE is a terrifying look into the dark psyche of one of Gotham's most twisted villains.

Collects from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #10-15 and #0.

About the Author
Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed author of The Tower, Minutes to Burn, Do No Harm, The Kill Clause, The Program, and Troubleshooter. He holds a B.A. in English and psychology from Harvard University and a master's degree from Trinity College, Oxford University. He lives in Los Angeles.

Born in pre-revolutionary Cuba, David Finch is the only son of Canadian missionaries. After completing a portion of his education in Canada and Venezuela, Finch came to Canada for good and earned a master's degree in post-confederation Canadian history at the University of Calgary. He presently lives in Calgary with his wife and daughter. In his spare time David likes to canoe, cross-country ski and hike in the Canadian Rockies. He builds and restores canoes and has a fine collection of watercraft.

Praise For Batman

"Finch's quality of art lives up to the hype with his detailed panels and sharp lines - all designed to explode off of the page"—Tampa Bay Examiner

"Finch's detailed, moody style works well on Gotham City and its Dark Knight"—Newsarama