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Batman Versus Bane Paperback – February 28, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: Batman
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; 1st edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401233775
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401233778
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.3 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #946,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Chuck Dixon began working in comics in the mid 1980's.  Dixon is well know for his work on such epic DC Comics stories as Knightfall, No Man's Land as well as writing Batgirl and  Bird's of Prey.  

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CHUCK DIXON
Born in Philadelphia, Pa.

Chuck Dixon has more than twenty-five years of experience in the graphic novel field as an editor, writer and publisher. He has contributed well over a thousand scripts to publishers like DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, Hyperion and others featuring a range of characters from Batman to the Simpsons. His comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit continues to be an international bestseller. Considered to be one of the most prolific writers in his field, this award-winning storyteller currently writes G.I. Joe and A-team for IDW, The Good the Bad and the Ugly for Dynamite, The Simpsons for Bongo Comics along with many creator-owned projects for various publishers. He is also the co-publisher of an ambitious line of graphic novels based on the American Civil War.

In addition to his work in graphic novels, Chuck is currently writing a series of action novels about a team of Navy SEALs and their missions in the global War in Terror available on Kindle and Nook. His latest work is BAD TIMES Book One: Cannibal Gold available now through Kindle!

Customer Reviews

Definite great buy.
Zach Estridge
This was ok, but I found Bane a bit out of character, nothing is really resolved and it reads exactly like what it is: a lead in to the stories Legacy and Contagion.
para
The Bane of the Demon story featuring Ra's and Talia is also very interesting.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Manuel A. Gonzales on February 29, 2012
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*This collection only has Vengence of Bane and Bane of the Demon.*

I ordered this book because I really wanted Vengence of Bane. I thought $8.30 was a great deal since most back issues of this one-shot ranges between $15-$30 and any other Bane related comics they threw in there would have been a bonus for me. To my surprise, they also had Bane of the Demon, which to my knowledge, has never been in any collected form and a great deal since all four issues of that limited run are pretty pricey and hard to find. I wish they had the Vengence of Bane II and Batman: Bane one-shots in there as well, but I'm pretty happy with what I got. As I noted above, this collection only has Vengence of Bane and Bane of the Demon. If you want more of Bane, I recommend Knightfall Vol. 1 and 2, No Man's Land vol. 4 and 5, and Secret Six. If you have those already, than this book is perfect for your collection.

Also, the title for this collection is misleading since there really isn't any Batman vs Bane stories here. Batman and Bane do not fight in Vengence, and if memory serves, Batman is not even featured in Bane of the Demon.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 18, 2012
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I enjoyed this collection. However, it was a Bane origin and backstory, peppered with Batman appearances. When I say peppered, I mean a grain or two. Batman and Bane do not fight, they give VERY BRIEF flashbacks of their encounters for a few panels that is it.

Mainly it is the story of his birth and his early life in the horror of the Santa Prisca prison, his introduction to Venom, his escape, and his connection to Ras Al Ghul and his daughter Talia.

Nothing exciting or new.
This should be titled Bane: Year One or Year One thru??????

If you are looking for Batman here, pick up another book.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By para on April 2, 2012
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* Edit, 5/5: I just received Knightfall Vol. 1, and they have repeated Vengeance of Bane there. The paper quality is better for this trade, which may matter to some. Otherwise I'd personally recommend skipping this if you are going to get the new Knightfall trades (see my thoughts on Bane of the Demon below).

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** This oddly titled trade collects Batman: Vengeance of Bane and Batman: Bane of the Demon 1-4. It also has three two-page origin summaries taken from various other comics. **

Advance warning: Batman Versus Bane does not feature much of the Dark Knight, nor does it have more than a fleeting moment of the two titular characters fighting.

Roughly the first third contain Vengeance of Bane, Bane's first appearance and origin. This is a personal favorite of mine and nicely builds Bane as a layered character and a serious threat. It is, however, in large part a prelude to Knightfall. So despite being a complete story (Bane's origin) you will be missing the larger tale (as well as the advertised confrontation of this trade) if you do not continue on to the Knightfall trades.

The second story here suffers even more from the above weakness. Bane of the Demon features Bane's quest to find information about his father, whose crimes doomed Bane from birth. He also faces off with another of Batman's greatest foes. This was ok, but I found Bane a bit out of character, nothing is really resolved and it reads exactly like what it is: a lead in to the stories Legacy and Contagion.

One other note: this trade DOES NOT contain Vengeance of Bane 2. Knowing this had VoB, I bought it with only a brief look at the contents, and had assumed it would include the sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zach Estridge on December 19, 2012
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I got this is preparation for The Dark Knight Rises and it was very interesting to learn the background of the man who broke the bat. It contains a few stories all of which you can tell were used for inspiration for Nolan's film. Definite great buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ALAN 81 on November 22, 2012
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Better then what I expected. It was well illustrated and a good buy. Would highly recommend it to any fan or casual fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sizzlechest_K on September 9, 2012
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While Batman and Bane do not share panels in many pages of this book, Bane comes to live with the ideal of supplanting Batman. Batman drives Bane to create the events that unfold in Knightfall. This book details the origin of Bane and is worth the price of admission on that basis alone. Another Bane story is also included, so for a low price, you receive two good stories in one book. Considering the third movie in the Dark Knight movie trilogy, its helpful to read these background stories.
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I won this book from GoodReads First Reads.Wow!!! That was such a powerful comic book. I felt terrible that Bane had to pay a life sentence in jail because of what his dad did in the past. His poor mother tried to keep her son safe, but after a few years she died. She wasn't able to have a peaceful burial. They threw her body to the sharks. This poor innocent child was put through hell. He was only a child and needed to become a man in order for him to escape from hell. I could never imagine myself in his situation. I would have be long dead from all the loneliness and hell I would have endured. He ended up being a killing machine that at least had one thing in common with me. We both love to read which I was hysterical about. He is so strong and kills everyone in site and yet books give him joy. He hates Batman and wants to kill him just like Ra's Al Ghul, the guy he wanted to meet in person. He is just as treacherous as Bane. What Bane couldn't understand about Batman was why he won't kill these criminals that he would attack. Bane was the only person who was able to break Batman's back. I loved the comic book. The drawings and colors were awesome. They were done so vividly. Definitely recommend this book. You will feel all the pain that Bane had to endure when he was growing up
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