Batman #497

Writer: Doug Moench Artist: Jim Aparo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 30, 1993 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"Knightfall" part 11, continued from DETECTIVE COMICS #663. This is it! A game-changing moment in the career of the Batman as he faces Bane one-on-one in the Batcave! One way or another, Batman is not walking away from this one the same!

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins May 10, 2020

    Batman #497 will always be one of those issues that will have me think about what I was feeling after I read this book. It's timeless, even if you don't like Knightfall, or perhaps this is the only book in the series you read, it still stands as a modern classic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5

    Several months ago DC released a Dollar Comic reprint of this classic issue. I remember reading it when I bought the original, unable to believe every page as I read it. It was well written and drawn, as anything by Doug Moench or Jim Aparo is. I love the way it was put together. It's no wonder this issue still impacts Batman today.
    But what I never hear is what a coward Bane truly is. He was too afraid to face Batman at his fullest because he knew he'd loose. He had to wait till he was at his weakest, worn to exhaustion, then face him, bragging to hide his denial the whole time. "You are nothing..." and crap like that. If he was nothing, why'd the musclebound hairball not take him on on fairer terms? Because he was afraid to. And beca more

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