DC Comics – The Legend of Batman

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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 £9.99 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 December 27, 2017
2 2 2 Batman (2011) #27, 29-33 January 10, 2018
3 57 Born to Kill Batman & Robin (2011) #1-8 January 24, 2018
4 55 Faces of Death Detective Comics (2011) #1-7 February 7, 2018
5 79 The Dark Knight Returns The Dark Knight Returns #1-4 February 21, 2018
6 53 The Court of Owls Batman (2011) #1-7 March 7, 2018
7 54 The City of Owls Batman (2011) #8-12 March 21, 2018
8 40 Batman Reborn Batman & Robin (2009) #1-6 April 4, 2018
9 48 Golden Dawn Batman: The Dark Knight (2009) #1-5 April 18, 2018
10 28 Joker Joker OGN May 2, 2018
11 75 Endgame Batman (2011) #35-40 May 16, 2018
12 31 Detective Detective Comics (1937) #821-824, 826 May 30, 2018
13 59 Knight Terrors Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #1-8 June 13, 2018
14 58 Pearl Batman & Robin (2011) #0, 9-14 June 27, 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) July 11, 2018
16 37 Private Casebook Detective Comics (1937) #841-845 July 25, 2018
17 39 R.I.P. Batman (1940) #676-681 August 8, 2018
18 4 Prey Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) #11-15 August 22, 2018
19 67 Graveyard Shift Batman (2011) #18-20, 34, Batman Annual (2011) #2 and a story from Detective Comics (2011) #27 September 5, 2018
20 41 Batman vs. Robin Batman & Robin (2009) #7-12 September 19, 2018
21 6 Dark Victory 1 Batman: Dark Victory #0-6 October 3, 2018
22 7 2 Batman: Dark Victory #7-13 October 17, 2018
23 61 Death of the Family 1 Batman (2011) #13-15, Catwoman (2011) #13-14, Nightwing (2011) #15 October 31, 2018
24 62 2 Nightwing (2011) #16, Batman (2011) #16-17, Batman and Robin (2011) #15-17 November 14, 2018
25 45 Batman and Robin Must Die Batman & Robin (2009) #13-16, Batman: The Return #1 November 28, 2018
26 10 Batman Neal Adams 1 Batman: World's Finest Comics #175-176, The Brave and the Bold #79-84 December 12, 2018
27 52 Gates of Gotham Batman: Gates of Gotham #1-5, Detective Comics Annual #12, Batman Annual #28 December 26, 2018
28 60 Cycle of Violence Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #0, 10-15 January 9, 2019
29 76 Superheavy Batman (2011) #41-46, FCBD 2015, DC Comics Divergence, Batman Annual (2011) #4 January 23, 2019
30 77 Bloom Batman (2011) #47-52 February 6, 2019
31 50 Black Mirror 1 Detective Comics (1937) #871-875 February 20, 2019
32 66 Requiem for Damien Batman and Robin (2011) #18-23 March 6, 2019
33 11 Batman Neal Adams 2 The Brave and the Bold #85-86, #93 Detective Comics #395, #397, #400, #402, #404, #408 Batman #219 March 20, 2019
34 08 The Man Who Laughs and The Killing Joke The Man Who Laughs OGN, The Killing Joke OGN April 3, 2019
35 26 Officer Down Batman #587, Robin #86, Birds Of Prey #27, Catwoman #90, Nightwing #53, Detective Comics #754, Batman: Gotham Knights #13 April 17, 2019
36 51 Black Mirror 2 May 1, 2019
37 43 Time and the Batman May 15, 2019
38 44 The Return of Bruce Wayne May 29, 2019
39 Knightfall 1 June 16, 2019
40 Knightfall 2 June 30, 2019
41 Knightfall 3 July 14, 2019
42 Knightfall 4 July 28, 2019

Special issues[edit]

The following 'special' books are due to 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 May 5, 2018 [3]
Special 2 2 Batman Eternal #14-26 July 25, 2018 [4]
Special 3 3 Batman Eternal #27-39 September 19, 2018 [5]
Special 4 4 Batman Eternal #40-52, Batman (2011) #28 December 16, 2018 [6]
Special 5 Batman and Robin Eternal 1 Batman and Robin Eternal #1-12 Batman Endgame Special Edition #1 March 10, 2019 [7]

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 1 Detective Comics (1937) #742-753, Batman: Turning Points #1-5 September 19, 2018

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