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Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 3: KnightsEnd (Batman: Knightfall #3 Omnibus)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  485 ratings  ·  30 reviews
In the final chapter of this series, Bruce Wayne completes his improbable recovery from his broken back and is ready to resume his role as Gotham's protector. But Jean Paul Valley, the man who now patrols the night as a vicious and violent Batman, is not willing to give up his new identity. Driven to the brink of madness by inner demons, the new Batman seeks to destroy Bru ...more
Paperback, 652 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by DC Comics
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Sesana
Another monster volume drawing the (overly long) Knightfall storyline to a close. Bruce is back, and has claimed the cowl back from Jean Paul Valley. And that's roughly halfway through this volume. The rest of the book is Dick Grayson's first stint as Batman, with Tim Drake as Robin. It was this second half of the book that I really enjoyed. Dick really does make a good Batman, and it's a shame that comic conventions means he'll only get to take that role on briefly every decade or so. Tim's my ...more
Giuseppe
Quando il Cavaliere Oscuro cade... su una buccia di banana

Giunto all'ultimo capitolo di una delle saghe supereroistiche piú conosciute degli anni '90 posso dire senza ombra di dubbio che il giudizio complessivo é assai modesto. Per chi non lo sapesse, Knightfall é la saga che ha ispirato (in parte) l'ultimo film della trilogia di Nolan su Batman, riprendendo il personaggio di Bane.
SPOILER!!!Sinossi semiseria degli eventi dei tre capitoliSPOILER!!!
In breve (2000 e passa pagine) la storia narra de
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Kevin
After all of the build up and attention it received, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES finally hit the movie theaters this past summer, which I'm sure just about everyone has gone and seen for themselves by now. And how fitting that the wait finally came to an end, that the last new volume of Knighfall--or more appropriately Knightsend--has finally come out after this long. We waited and read the exquisite first volume Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1, and then the hate-it-or-love-it affair with Jean Paul Valley ...more
Brent
Great end to the Knightfall story. I didn't find the Prodigal story overly fascinating, but in the end I found it necessary (though not to the Knightfall arc). In all it seems to me that they left too many important parts out of these three omnibus editions. Still, it was 1800+ pages of batty goodness. I'm happy.
Christopher Rush
Finally, I have completed this journey started almost 20 years ago. I know the trades don't include every single tie-in, and perhaps some day I'll try to track those down, but I am quite satisfied (for the most part) with the way this story concludes. The first half of the collection, KnightsEnd (or Knight's End, perhaps) resolves the issue of Bruce Wayne vs. Jean-Paul Valley in an unexpected yet predictable way, as the basic story does what Keats says true art does: being both surprising and fa ...more
Seth
An absolutely engrocing conclusion that leaves your hungry for more tales of the Dark Knight. It opens with Bruce retraining himself to take back the mantle of the Batman while Azrael spirals deeper into madness. We also get to see some good interplay between Nightwing and Robin. Bruce has to face a line of assassins set up by Lady Shiva as a test of his skills.

The battle to take back the cowl starts with a good battle between Nightwing and Azrael. This leads into a running battle between two Ba
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Kit
Jan 30, 2014 Kit rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 3-stars
This behemoth of a saga draws to a close with the final 600+ pages of Knightfall: Volume Three. Once again, the art styles are wildly different with every included issue--sometimes enjoyable, and sometimes a chore. At times I even wondered if the artists had ever taken a drawing class or seen an actual human being before putting pencil to paper! I understand that comics from the 1990s had a generally different look and feel from what's expected today, but I still think that someone lucky enough ...more
Michael
With the inevitable end of Azbats, we see the Jean Paul has gone nuts, and Bruce Wayne struggles to take back the mantle of the batman( after a nine month absense. I thought it was longer...). Bruce thinks though, that he may be getting too old to be batman, and while he goes off on a personal journey to think about it, Dick Grayson takes his place. Dick however, is haunted by his greatest failure as Robin when Two-Face escapes...and if he is worthy of being batman...or a hero at all.
The second
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Michael
This crossover fell off a cliff in the end.
Danie
Really, really long....
Taylor Napolsky
This was a great conclusion. I loved how Bruce gets trained by Lady Shiva—and all the while he wears a new mask that looks like a real bat.

I loved how contemplative the book is. It has panels of Bruce just standing on buildings rediscovering his courage to swing off skyscrapers, and all the while bats are soaring through air in the moonlight. It is the type of stuff I go nuts over.

The final part, where Bruce beats Azrael, is stunning. Definitely the most climactic, dramatic moment of the entire
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Alp Turgut
"Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 2: Knightquest " eserinde eksik olan Bruce Wayne'in iyileşme sürecinin anlatıldığı "Batman: Knightquest - The Search" bölümünü bir yerden bulup okuduktan veya en azından hikayesini öğrendikten sonra başlanmasını önerdiğim "Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 3: KnightsEnd ", "Knightfall" efsanesinin üçüncü ve son cildini oluşturuyor. Serinin ikinci bölümünde olduğu gibi Batman'in sembol olarak işlevini inceleyen hatta bir adım daha öteye götüren çizgi romanda Bruce Wayne'in kontro ...more
Ryan Milbrath
The Knightfall story arc is the ambitious undertaking of writers Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, and Alan Grant. The arc, consisted of three parts: Knightfall, Knightquest, and KnightsEnd, and while the storyline was supposed to take place over the course of six months, the publication lasted a year. The storyline is infamous for its bloated content and long-term ramifications for the Batman Universe. It introduces the characters of Bane and Azrael, and continually questions whether Bruce is physical ...more
Ahmado
well what can I say about this story!!
IT'S AN EPIC..
not only it inspired a great movie this year but it can can last for a long time and never gets dull
I can't wait to get my hands on another DC collection cause it made an instant fan to American comics.
it's a good change from Japanese manga and the manga industry can learn from this series like letting more than a writer help in some side chapters and supporting characters to make the story more gripping and to let the main writer give his f
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Stewart Tame
Meh. They really should have ended this volume halfway through. Bruce Wayne returns, beats Azrael (not a spoiler because did you honestly think that wasn't going to happen?), and takes back the role of Batman. We get a nifty coda hinting at Azrael's new path ... and then we get a few hundred pages of Bruce giving up the cowl again, leaving Nightwing in the role, and it goes on and on and really has nothing at all to do with the Knightfall storyline as it's unfolded over the previous volumes. Yes ...more
Caroline
The massive (seriously, this thing is huge) conclusion to the Knightfall trilogy. Finally get to see Bruce Wayne back in action as Batman, and I did enjoy how the rehabilitation was handled in here with Lady Shiva.

I did feel this was a bit bloated in places--there were a few side issues here and there that felt they didn't add really enough, but for someone who is a completionist and loves all of the issues from the various spin-offs this is an epic volume. Definitely liked this more than part
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Andrew Litka
It was nice to see Azrael vanquished and Dick Grayson step into the mantle of the bat, but it was also nice to see Bruce Wayne finally take back the cape and cowl.
Lily  Lu
It was okay but at times it dragged for me personally.
Sean Endymion
They're re-releasing the entire "breaking the bat" series, with all the background issues into three volumes of about 650 pages each? Holy crap! Can't wait for September for this volume!

The final confrontation between Bruce and Jean Paul was too short, and the remaining parts too long. The collection ends with an annoyingly small cliffhanger, as well. Overall, not bad, but the best part was definitely Knightfall (1).
Bethany
Jul 13, 2013 Bethany rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Bethany by: Justin
Shelves: 2013
I absolutely LOVED this one. I'm so happy! After strongly disliking the second of the three, I was really worried. But I actually feel like I'm starting to become slightly familiar with the Batman world and who is who within it, and I am really excited to find more to read! I think I'm going to take my copy of Knightsend to the local comic book store and say "I just finished this... what's next?"
Joe!
a good batman
Jan Geerling
The last part of the Knightfall story is an interesting read. Can somebody come back from his physical downfall and cheat age and body? The final showdown between both Batmans in fun and exciting to witness.

The book also contains the prodigal storyline with Dick Grayson as Batman. Not very exciting and marred by some awfull artwork.
Jared
A nice conclusion to Knightfall, but the aftermath stories are pretty mediocre with lame villains and some really atrocious drawing, especially the robin issues. It's fun to see Tim and Dick together, but after Jean Paul is defeated the tension and action of the the story arc pretty much stalls.
Ed
Feb 08, 2013 Ed rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
This was my favourite of the trilogy. In the first, Batman was rather one dimensional, in the second he was absent. In the third he was back, and interesting. I liked the test he had from Shiva. An interesting comic. Good insight into the Batman/Gordon relationship.
Derek Royal
The end of an event that went on way too long, like similar DC and Marvel events of the 1990s. At least this last installment doesn't focus on Azrael and his ongoing delusions ad infinitum, as we have in the 2nd Knightfall volume.
Allen Setzer
This really deserves a 3.5 because is is pretty good but not nearly as quality as the first arc. How Bruce takes the mantle back seems weak but the Prodigal arc is good and I'm glad they included it.
Shane
The returning Bruce Wayne vs. the out of control Jean Paul Valley. It's Batman vs. "Batman" for the mantle of the Bat, and FINALLY we get to see more of Dick Grayson in a starring role.
Quinton Baran
I enjoyed this completion of the Knightfall trilogy, especially as I learned more about Nightwing, a character that I have been aware of, but haven't read much of his stuff.
Cameron
Very happy with this one and the extra material I hadn't seen before.

Also good to see Prodigal tied in with it.
tim
A fitting conclusion to an epic storyline and a look ahead to ideas Grant Morrison would end up exploring.
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Charles "Chuck" Dixon is an American comic book writer, perhaps best-known for long runs on Batman titles in the 1990s.

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