DC Comics – The Legend of Batman

DC Comics - The Legend Of Batman
EditorBen Robinson
FrequencyFortnightly
FormatHardback book format
First issue2017
CompanyEaglemoss Collections
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
WebsiteOfficial Website
ISSN2514-9822

DC Comics – The Legend of Batman[1] is a fortnightly partwork magazine published by Eaglemoss Collections and DC Comics. The series is a collection of special edition hardback graphic novels, that tells Batman's life story from beginning to end. The series follows the success of the DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection, which itself began in 2015 with the Batman story Hush.

The collection started in countries like France,[2] but with a different order and contents. The debut issue, Batman: Zero Year Part 1, was released in the UK on 27 December 2017 at the special price of £2.99, before gradually rising to £10.99 per issue. 60 issues of the partwork were planned but have been already extended to at least 80 issues (see list below).

List of books[edit]

Below is a list of the books which have been released as part of the collection.

Issue Volume Title Pt Collecting Release Date
1 1 Batman: Zero Year 1 Batman (2011) #21-26 27 December 2017
2 2 2 Batman (2011) #27, 29-33 10 January 2018
3 57 Born to Kill Batman & Robin (2011) #1-8 24 January 2018
4 55 Faces of Death Detective Comics (2011) #1-7 7 February 2018
5 79 The Dark Knight Returns The Dark Knight Returns #1-4 21 February 2018
6 53 The Court of Owls Batman (2011) #1-7 7 March 2018
7 54 The City of Owls Batman (2011) #8-12 21 March 2018
8 40 Batman Reborn Batman & Robin (2009) #1-6 4 April 2018
9 48 Golden Dawn Batman: The Dark Knight (2009) #1-5 18 April 2018
10 28 Joker Joker OGN 2 May 2018
11 75 Endgame Batman (2011) #35-40 16 May 2018
12 31 Detective Detective Comics (1937) #821-824, 826 30 May 2018
13 59 Knight Terrors Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #1-8 13 June 2018
14 58 Pearl Batman & Robin (2011) #0, 9-14 27 June 2018
15 5 Haunted Knight Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #1 (1993), Batman: Madness - A Legends Of The Dark Knight Halloween Special (1994), Batman: Ghosts - A Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special (1995) 11 July 2018
16 37 Private Casebook Detective Comics (1937) #841-845 25 July 2018
17 39 R.I.P. Batman (1940) #676-681 8 August 2018
18 4 Prey Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) #11-15 22 August 2018
19 67 Graveyard Shift Batman (2011) #18-20, 34, Batman Annual (2011) #2, Detective Comics (2011) #27 5 September 2018
20 41 Batman vs. Robin Batman & Robin (2009) #7-12 19 September 2018
21 6 Dark Victory 1 Batman: Dark Victory #0-6 3 October 2018
22 7 2 Batman: Dark Victory #7-13 17 October 2018
23 61 Death of the Family 1 Batman (2011) #13-15, Catwoman (2011) #13-14, Nightwing (2011) #15 31 October 2018
24 62 2 Nightwing (2011) #16, Batman (2011) #16-17, Batman and Robin (2011) #15-17 14 November 2018
25 45 Batman and Robin Must Die Batman & Robin (2009) #13-16, Batman: The Return #1 28 November 2018
26 10 Batman Neal Adams 1 Batman: World's Finest Comics #175-176, The Brave and the Bold #79-84 12 December 2018
27 52 Gates of Gotham Batman: Gates of Gotham #1-5, Detective Comics Annual #12, Batman Annual #28 26 December 2018
28 60 Cycle of Violence Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #0, 10-15 9 January 2019
29 76 Superheavy Batman (2011) #41-46, FCBD 2015, DC Comics Divergence, Batman Annual (2011) #4 23 January 2019
30 77 Bloom Batman (2011) #47-52 6 February 2019
31 50 Black Mirror 1 Detective Comics (1937) #871-875 20 February 2019
32 66 Requiem for Damien Batman and Robin (2011) #18-23 6 March 2019
33 11 Batman Neal Adams 2 The Brave and the Bold #85-86, #93, Detective Comics (1937) #395, #397, #400, #402, #404, #408, Batman (1940) #219 20 March 2019
34 8 The Man Who Laughs, The Killing Joke The Man Who Laughs OGN, The Killing Joke OGN 3 April 2019
35 26 Officer Down Batman (1940) #587, Robin #86, Birds Of Prey #27, Catwoman #90, Nightwing #53, Detective Comics (1937) #754, Batman: Gotham Knights #13 17 April 2019
36 51 Black Mirror 2 Detective Comics (1937) #876-881 1 May 2019
37 43 Time and the Batman Batman (1940) #682-683, #700-702 15 May 2019
38 44 The Return of Bruce Wayne Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1-6 29 May 2019
39 16 Knightfall: Prologue Batman: Sword of Azrael #1-4, Batman (1940) #488, Batman: Vengeance of Bane Special #19 16 June 2019
40 17 Knightfall 1 Batman (1940) #489-494, Detective Comics (1937) #659-660 30 June 2019
41 18 Knightfall 2 Batman (1940) #495-497, Detective Comics (1937) #661-664 14 July 2019
42 19 Knightfall 3 Batman (1940) #498-500, Detective Comics (1937) #665-666, Showcase '93 (1993) #7-8 28 July 2019
43 73 The Hunt for Robin Batman and Robin (vol. 2) #29-34, Robin Rises: Omega #1 11 August 2019
44 12 Batman Neal Adams 3 Detective Comics (1937) #410, Batman (1940) #232, #234, #237, #243-245, #251, #255 25 August 2019
45 33 Death and The City Detective Comics (1937) #827-828, #831, #833-834, #837 8 September 2019
46 63 Emperor Penguin 1 Detective Comics (vol. 2) #13–17 22 September 2019
47 70 2 Detective Comics (vol. 2) #18-21 6 October 2019
48 64 Demon Star Batman Incorporated (vol. 2) #1-5, #0 20 October 2019
49 65 Gotham's Most Wanted Batman Incorporated (vol. 2) #6-10, #12-13 3 November 2019
50 72 The Big Burn Batman and Robin (vol. 2) #24-28, Batman and Robin Annual #2 10 November 2019
51 15 A Lonely Place of Dying Batman #440-442, New Titans #60-61 24 November 2019
52 74 Robin Rises Batman and Robin (vol. 2) #35-40 and Robin Rises: Alpha #1 15 December 2019
53 3 Year One Batman (1940) #404–407, Batman Chronicles #19 29 December 2019
54 20 Cataclysm 1 Detective Comics #719-720, Shadow of the Bat #73, Nightwing #19, Batman #553, Azrael #40, Catwoman #56 8 January 2020
55 21 Cataclysm 2 Batman #554, Nightwing #20, Shadow of the Bat #74, Robin #52, Batman Chronicles #12, Batman: Blackgate Isle of Men 29 January 2020
56 22 Cataclysm 3 9 February 2020
57 34 The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul 1 Batman (1940) #670, Robin #168, Nightwing #138 16 February 2020
58 35 The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul 2 Batman (1940) #671, Robin #169, Nightwing #139, and Detective Comics #838-840 8 March 2020
59 23 No Man's Land 1 Batman: No Man’s Land #1, Shadow of the Bat #83 and #87, Legends of the Dark Knight #119, Detective Comics #730 and #734, and Batman #563 and #567. 22 March 2020
60 24 No Man's Land 2 Shadow of the Bat #88, Legends of the Dark Knight #120, Detective Comics #735-736 and #738-739, Batman #568 and #571-572 April 2020
61 25 No Man's Land 3 Shadow of the Bat #93-94, Legends of the Dark Knight #125-126, Detective Comics #740-741, and Batman #573-574 April 2020

Special issues[edit]

The following 'special' books are due j be released as part of the collection with a UK retail price of £19.99. Subscribers get the Special issues at a discounted price of £18.99.

Issue Number Title Pt Collecting Release Date Ref.
Special 1 Batman Eternal 1 Batman Eternal #1-13 5 May 2018 [3]
Special 2 2 Batman Eternal #14-26 25 July 2018 [4]
Special 3 3 Batman Eternal #27-39 19 September 2018 [5]
Special 4 4 Batman Eternal #40-52, Batman (2011) #28 16 December 2018 [6]
Special 5 Batman and Robin Eternal 1 Batman and Robin Eternal #1-12, Batman Endgame Special Edition #1 10 March 2019 [7]
Special 6 2 Batman and Robin Eternal #13-26 1 May 2019 [8]
Special 7 The Batman Adventures 1 The Batman Adventures #1-12 1 September 2019 [9]
Special 8 2 The Batman Adventures #13-24 21 October 2019
Special 9 3 16 February 2020

Subscriber exclusive issues[edit]

The collection offers subscribers the opportunity to receive additional gifts throughout the collection by paying £1 extra per volume. The exclusive Legends of Batman books are issued every 20 issues over the course of the collection.

Issue Number Title Part Collecting Release Date
Upsell 1 Bruce Wayne: Murderer 01 Detective Comics (1937) #742-753, Batman: Turning Points #1-5 19 September 2018
Upsell 2 02 Detective Comics (1937) #755-766, Batman 10-Cent Adventure #1, Nightwing (1996) #65, Batgirl (2000) #24, Superman (1986) #168, Robin (1994) #98, Batman: Gotham Knights (2000) #25, Birds of Prey (1999) #39. 16 July 2019

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