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Digital Comics Deal: Batman 101 Sale
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Batman 101

DC Comics and ComiXology are offering a really sweet deal this weekend with 101 of their Batman (or Batman related) comics for just $.99 a piece.

The deal only lasts through this weekend — Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, 2011. So get your Bat-devices ready, because you’re not going to want to miss this.

You can download select titles from Batman-related comics and stories for the iPad, iPhone, any Android device, the iPod Touch, and your own personal computer. Some of the titles on sale are Batman Beyond, Batman: Year One, Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman and Robin, and many more.

This is a really great deal, and although DC did a Batman 101 sale over the New Year’s holiday, this sale is more inclusive with more titles. Also, considering potential new readers from the recent DC Comics relaunch, it’s a great place to get a hold of a lot of classic Batman comics that some people may not have read. Me, though? I’ve read and have copies of all these comics, so I’ll be missing out on the sale. However, you should definitely buy all the comics they’re offering.

Oh, you don’t know what comics they’re offering? Well, here’s a handy little breakdown of all the titles that are on sale.

  • Detective Comics, Vol. 1 #27-33: Includes the first appearances of Batman and Commissioner Gordon.
  • Batman, Vol. 1 #1-4: Includes first appearances of The Joker, Catwoman, and more.
  • Batman #404-407: Better known as Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Batman: Year One, the retelling of Batman’s origin in a dark and gritty Gotham City.
  • Batman: The Long Halloween #1-13: Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale take on the early days of The Dark Knight and showcase several villains in a holiday themed whodunnit.
  • Batman: The Cult #1: It’s $.99, folks!
  • Batman: A Death In The Family (Batman #426-429): The infamous death of the second Robin, Jason Todd.
  • Batman: Hush (Batman #608-619): Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee’s exploration of Gotham City’s villains and Bruce Wayne’s childhood. In this, Batman is pretty much a total jerk. And he fights Superman.
  • Batman: Heart of Hush (Detective Comics #846-850): The other part of RIP. This is Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen’s story of the Batman villain Hush and how he tries to destroy The Bat once and for all.
  • Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1 (Batman #491-497, Detective Comics #659-663): That one time that Batman had his back broken by Bane.
  • Batman: No Man’s Land (No Man’s Land #1, Shadow of The Bat #83-84, Batman #563-564, Detective Comics #730-731, Legends of The Dark Knight #116): One of the biggest Bat-title crossovers in history. No Man’s Land is about the aftermath of an earthquake that strikes Gotham City, and what happens when Batman’s hometown is abandoned by the United States government. The digital deal barely scratches the surface of the material that No Man’s Land covers.
  • All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder: The start of Frank Miller and Jim Lee’s alternate world take on Batman and Robin. This comic series never finished.

  • Batman: Black and White #1: Collection of shorts from some of the finest artists in all of comics.
  • Batman/Catwoman: Trail of the Gun #1: Batman and Catwoman tracking down the most dangerous gun of all time. But they have very different reasons for doing so.

  • Gotham Central #1: The first issue of quite possibly the best comic book series of all time. Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker are at their bests in this comic that tells the story of the Gotham City Police Department as these non-powered detectives deal with super crime and the menace/help of The Batman.
  • Batman and Robin, Vol. 1 #1-6: The first six issues in the acclaimed series from writer Grant Morrison and artists Frank Quitely and Philip Tan. These issues are the first two stories of what happened when Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne took over the roles of Batman and Robin, respectively.
  • Superman/Batman #1: Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness take a different look at the classic pairing of DC finest heroes, Superman and Batman.
  • Dark Knight Returns #1: Might be one of my favorite comics of all time. Without a doubt one of the most iconic covers of all time. Frank Miller’s approach to an aged Batman that comes back to crime fighting after retirement to kick some ass. Old Batman = awesome comic. Seriously, if you haven’t read this, do so now.
  • Batman Beyond (1999) #1: The kick off comic adaptation to the popular animated series. Features Terry McGinnis, the new Batman, dealing with a grumpy Bruce Wayne who as gotten too old to take the fight to Gotham’s criminals. Batman Beyond (2011) #1: See above. Add “more modern” to fit today’s comic audience.
  • Batman: Arkham City #1: The bridge between the video games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. It’s actually pretty good, especially for a video game tie-in comic.
  • Batman: Gates of Gotham #1: The strong start to one of the hottest books of 2011. It’s a look into the Batman family that doesn’t involve Batman. It doesn’t involve Stephanie Brown, Barbara Gordon, or some others, but still. A really good look at the family dynamic of the heroes of Gotham City.
  • Batman: Streets of Gotham #1: Back when this series was really cool and focused on the other characters in Gotham City, not just Batman and the heroes. The series lost direction as it went on, but the first issues were awesome.
  • Planetary: Night on Earth #1: One of the most critically acclaimed series of all time crosses over with The Dark Knight of Gotham City.

And that’s it! Hopefully that gives you guys an idea of what to expect from these comics, as names and numbers don’t always do the trick. Remember, all of these comics are on sale for this weekend only, so if you see anything above that sounds good to you, then give it a shot. Again, it’s less than a dollar, you can’t do better!

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