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Dark Victory

By Jeph Loeb; Eric Godfrey; Tim Sale (Illustrator)

DC Comics, Paperback, 9781563898686, 392pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2002


The sequel to the critically acclaimed BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, DARK VICTORY continues the story of an early time in Batman's life when James Gordon, Harvey Dent, and the vigilante himself were all just beginning their roles as Gotham's protectors.

Once a town controlled by organized crime, Gotham City suddenly finds itself being run by lawless freaks, such as Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and the Joker. Witnessing his city's dark evolution, the Dark Knight completes his transformation into the city's greatest defender. He faces multiple threats, including the apparent return of a serial killer called Holiday. Batman's previous investigation of Holiday's killings revealed that more than one person was responsible for the murders. So the question remains: who is committing Holiday's crimes this time? And how many will die before Batman learns the truth?


This volume collects Batman: Dark Victory #0-13.

About the Author
Loeb is a screenwriter and producer.

Tim Sale's name has become synonymous with great illustration due to his work on Daredevil Yellow, Super-man for All Seasons and Batman: Long Halloween.

Praise For Batman

“writer Jeph Loeb's brilliance shines through”—IGN