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Knightquest: The Crusade

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Knightquest: The Crusade follows the story of Jean-Paul Valley as he became increasingly violent and mentally unbalanced as he replaced Bruce Wayne as Batman in Gotham. During this time, he drives Robin away because he believed Gotham post-Bane to be so tough that only violence could answer its criminals. Indeed, in several issues Robin is left horrified as Jean-Paul ferociously attacks common criminals, often with a weapon and sometimes nearly to death. This surge of violence from Gotham's defender put pressure on Batman's relationship with Police Commissioner Gordon, who begins to distrust and even fear the new Batman and eventually comes to realize he is not the original. All of Jean-Paul's actions are compelled by "The System"; on numerous occasions, he sees the ghosts of his ancestors giving him advice on how to run Gotham and he is driven to near insanity by the time the saga ends. He repeatedly redesigns his Batman costume, adding more gadgets and lethal weapons, including laser, razor-sharp Batarangs and a flame-thrower. Eventually, he also adds a Bat-symbol, matching the one used for the series' logo. Valley expresses desire, through narrative, to be a better Batman than Bruce Wayne, especially when he discovers his lack of interest in detective work caused him to make false assumptions about Catwoman (he thought she would sell a powerful nerve gas to terrorists when she merely wanted to dispose of it so it couldn't be used to hurt anyone). His questionable actions culminate when he encounters the serial killer Abattoir, who is keeping an innocent prisoner in a secret torture chamber. Jean-Paul purposely lets Abattoir die, thereby condemning the prisoner to death as well. Other notable villains Jean-Paul faces include Mr. Freeze, Joker, and Clayface. Of these villains, the most notable encounters are with Catwoman and the Joker, both of whom could tell Valley wasn't the original Batman (Catwoman because he didn't give out the pheromones that Bruce did and Joker mainly because of his psychotic bond with Batman but also by judging his movements and seeing that they weren't as graceful as Bruce's).

Source:

http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman:_Knightquest

Books: 28
Cover Price: $43.20
Current Value: $110.50

Series Publisher Book
     Detective Comics (1937-2011, 2016-Present) DC Comics Issue # 667
     Detective Comics (1937-2011, 2016-Present) DC Comics Issue # 675c
     Catwoman (1993-2001) DC Comics Issue # 7
     Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992-2000) DC Comics Issue # 19
     Batman (1940-2011) DC Comics Issue # 501
     Detective Comics (1937-2011, 2016-Present) DC Comics Issue # 668
     Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992-2000) DC Comics Issue # 20
     Batman (1940-2011) DC Comics Issue # 502
     Detective Comics (1937-2011, 2016-Present) DC Comics Issue # 669
     Batman (1940-2011) DC Comics Issue # 503
     Detective Comics (1937-2011, 2016-Present) DC Comics Issue # 670
     Batman (1940-2011) DC Comics Issue # 504
     Detective Comics (1937-2011, 2016-Present) DC Comics Issue # 671
     Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992-2000) DC Comics Issue # 24
     Batman (1940-2011) DC Comics Issue # 505
     Detective Comics (1937-2011, 2016-Present) DC Comics Issue # 672
     Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992-2000) DC Comics Issue # 25
     Batman (1940-2011) DC Comics Issue # 506
     Detective Comics (1937-2011, 2016-Present) DC Comics Issue # 673
     Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992-2000) DC Comics Issue # 26
     Batman (1940-2011) DC Comics Issue # 507
     Detective Comics (1937-2011, 2016-Present) DC Comics Issue # 674
     Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992-2000) DC Comics Issue # 27
     Batman (1940-2011) DC Comics Issue # 508
     Detective Comics (1937-2011, 2016-Present) DC Comics Issue # 675
     Detective Comics (1937-2011, 2016-Present) DC Comics Issue # 675b
     Robin (1993-2009) DC Comics Issue # 7
     Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992-2000) DC Comics Issue # 28






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