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

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  1,242 Ratings  ·  61 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 (first published September 1st 2012)
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Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Some 1200 odd pages later, Nightwing finally shows up with the worst hairstyle in all of comics creation and asks bruce, hey why didn't you call me sooner dickbag, and that's a good question we could have avoided volume two altogether but it happened we need to move on.
This volume sees batsy training and taking on jean-paul, after reading volume two you do invest a lot of time with this character just for him to be pushed aside in this volume he's gone off the deep end, and the ending is so ant
Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it
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Bruce finally comes back, goes to some crazy training at Shiva's hand and then proceeds to kick Jean-Paul's ass.
Yeah for Bruce !
The Bruce has to leave again and leaves Dick in charge and we finally see a worthy successor to Bruce as Batman.
Better than the second volume but we need Bruce in charge !
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
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
I'm just happy this arc was done. I HATE Azrael, I can't emphasize this enough. But as much as I appreciated the Bats coming back to take on the mantle of Gotham, I couldn't help but feel I missed something. How did Bruce find Mr. Drake then? Where did Alfred go? Where did Dr. Kinsolving go? It must have been in some issue around this arc, but it wasn't in the collected edition. Where did Bruce go when he left a bruised and battered Gotham in Nightwing's hands? As much as I like Nightwing, I did ...more
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A fitting end to the trilogy.I really enjoyed each volume.Learned a lot about Nightwing and his ties to Bruce Wayne and also got to see Nightwing take up the mantle of the bat.I also enjoyed learning more about Robin.This series was a fine edition to the DC Universe.
Dec 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc
Really, really long....
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
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
KNIGHTSEND, the return of Bruce Wayne as Batman, is the most tightly written of the Knightfall trilogy, but it's not without its faults. Jean-Paul Valley, aka Batman 2.0, aka AzBats, was presented to readers before KNIGHTFALL—in SWORD OF AZRAEL—as a zealot who was mentally unstable due to brainwashing. He goes off the deep end near the end of KNIGHTQUEST and, in KNIGHTSEND, decides the deep end wasn't deep enough and does a cannonball into the Challenger Deep.

Given Valley's already-precarious m
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-batman
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.
Derek Royal
Jul 15, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
This crossover fell off a cliff in the end.
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bruce returns to reclaim the mantle of the Bat. There is a drawn out battle between Bruce and Jean Paul, that has one of the most anticlimactic resolution I have ever seen. After his loss, Jean Paul becomes homeless and wonders the streets. I found this "ending" to be somewhat inconclusive, as things seemed to happen simply because of convenience.

The mantle is then passed over temporarily to Dick, whilst Bruce travels to do some soul searching. Dick and Tim work together, making Batman and Robin
Collin Henderson
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jean Paul valley's time as the Bat comes to a close and shortly after, dick Grayson takes over while Bruce is away figuring things out.

This was a very entertaining final volume. the storylines are all great, with the highlight being two faces latest scheme to take over the city. The knightfall saga was big, epic, and great and this is a fitting end. My only complaint is Jean Paul is defeated almost too easily, but given everything that's happened up to that point, it at least makes sense. Oh and
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This final installment was a nice finish to the trilogy. It wrapped many things up, but left room for more to be discovered in subsequent issues. I liked this trilogy of comics and it was interesting to see the ebb and flow of each character and their development. I'm interested in reading later comics in this serious, so I'll have to find those sometime.
Christopher Rush
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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
Ivan Lex
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love the conclusion of this great saga!
Shawn Zegular
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
great read
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
I wanted to REALLY like this book. I remember reading the whole Knightfall series when I was younger. It has not aged well in the intervening years. I sometimes forget that the passage of time has NOT been kind to the 90's. I find that I have trouble with books that were written pre-90's- crappy artwork, crappy stories and crappy dialogue hamper enjoyment of the tales from the 70's and 80's (with a few notable exceptions). I expect that the industry got it's act together in the '90s. But perhaps ...more
Ryan Milbrath
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy this last volume after realizing that the Azrael storyline wraps up within the first quarter of the book. But…I’ve always been a huge fan of Dick Grayson and the dynamics between him, Tim Drake and Bruce Wayne made this both an enjoyable and very satisfying finale. This third volume wraps up the Azrael storyline with the confrontation between Jean Paul Valley and Bruce Wayne and then follows the Prodigal Son storyline in which Dick Grayson steps ...more
Alp Turgut
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
"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
Jan 27, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Taylor Napolsky
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
David Rodolfo Areyzaga Santana
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is closer to the kind of pay-off one expects after such a grueling saga, a strong and memorable last note. The final showdown between Batman and Azrael is nothing short of awesome. It has a Kill Bill vibe to it, even though the last confrontation also reminisces Beatrix and Bill's fight—I assume to the chagrin of many—.

However, I didn't know what to expect of the aftermath, and I was gladly surprised this volume includes "Prodigal" which quickly became one of my favorite sagas involving Rob
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
A worthy conclusion after the painfully bad Knightquest. This volume includes the Aftermath and Prodigal storylines.

Knightquest closed with Bruce's decision to resume the mantle of the Bat (sorry, I can't help but smile at how dumb that phrase is). Knightsend finds Bruce physically and mentally preparing himself, and the juxtaposition of that storyline along with Jean-Paul's continuing antics was far more effective than anything in Knightquest. The former should have dealt with a MAJOR plot-hole
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
well what can I say about this story!!
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
Stewart Tame
Aug 06, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
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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.

His earliest comics work was writing Evangeline first for Comico Comics in 1984 (then later for First Comics, who published the on-going series), on which he worked with his then-wife, the artist Judith Hunt. His big break came one year later, when editor Larry Hama hired him to w
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