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  • Published: 8 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781401285616
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 168
  • RRP: $37.00

Batman/Shadow The Murder Geniuses



The worlds of Batman and the legendary vigilante the Shadow collide in this crossover for the ages, now available in paperback!

As Gotham City's guardian, Batman has investigated nearly every kind of murder--but he's never seen a homicide as strange as this. The worlds of Batman and the legendary vigilante the Shadow collide in this crossover for the ages, co-written by New York Times best-selling author Scott Snyder and now available in paperback!

The death of Lamont Cranston, an Arkham Asylum employee, leads the Dark Knight Detective to an impossible conclusion: the crime was committed by a man also named Lamont Cranston, who died more than 50 years ago--a man better known as the Shadow.

The Shadow is definitely alive and kicking, however, and once Batman picks up his trail he will stop at nothing to bring him to justice. But it soon becomes clear that the hunter and his quarry are both entangled in a much larger web of evil--a conspiracy that threatens everything they have sworn to protect.

Now Batman and the Shadow must put aside their differences to stop a terrifying new foe called the Stag, who has set his sights first on Gotham and then the world. And this merciless monster has a partner of his own: the Clown Prince of Crime himself, the Joker.

Can the Shadow and the Bat stop this unholy alliance? Or will these two brilliant crime-fighters fall victim to the twisted genius of their archnemeses?

New York Times best-selling author Scott Snyder joins forces with acclaimed talents Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo for Batman/The Shadow: The Murder Geniuses--an action-packed thriller centuries in the making!

Collects Batman Annual #1 and Batman/The Shadow #1-6.

  • Published: 8 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781401285616
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 168
  • RRP: $37.00

About the authors

Scott Snyder

SCOTT SNYDER has written comics for both DC and Marvel, including the bestselling series AMERICAN VAMPIRE and SWAMP THING, and is the author of the story collection Voodoo Heart (The Dial Press). He teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NYC and Columbia University. He lives on Long Island with his wife Jeanie, and his sons Jack and Emmett. He is a dedicated and un-ironic fan of Elvis Presley.

Praise for Batman/Shadow The Murder Geniuses

“Steve Orlando, Scott Snyder, Riley Rossmo and Ivan Plascencia have tapped into something wonderful, and strange.” —Newsarama   “BATMAN fans with a hankering for obscure elements of the Bat-mythos will find a lot to like here.” —Paste Magazine   “We truly are living in a new golden age of comic book crossovers.” —IGN

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