Batman: Universe

Batman: Universe

In this all-new original story written by Brian Michael Bendis, Batman is pushed to his limit as he sets off in search of an item with the potential to destroy the universe as we know it! Batman isn't the only one looking for this item though. It's a race to the finish line with the fate of the universe hanging in the balance!

The Riddler has stolen a priceless jeweled egg, and Batman is on his trail, chasing him from Gotham to Gorilla City and points beyond. But when Batman catches up with the crook, he realizes something is wrong with his old foe. The egg is possessed of some strange power that is scrambling Riddler's brain. The clue to what this is may lie in who hired Riddler to steal the egg: Vandal Savage. What does the immortal mastermind want with it? Batman's quest is like a tour of the DC Universe, spanning space and even time. Guest stars include Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Deathstroke, Jonah Hex and more!

Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics, Young Justice, Pearl) and Nick Derington (Doom Patrol) weave a tale that leads the Dark Knight on a wild-goose chase across the DC Universe, tracking down a mysterious artifact that contains the literal key to humanity's survival!

This collects Batman: Universe #1-6.

Title:Batman: Universe
ISBN:9781401294847
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    Batman: Universe Reviews

  • Anne

    We need more comics like this!I wasn't sure I wanted to read another Batman story, and I really wasn't all that sure I was going to like Bendis' take on him. And I don't even know why, because I usual...

  • Chad

    This was incredibly fun. It's basically Bendis's take on The Brave and the Bold with Batman chasing a macguffin across time and space. Nick Derington's art looks like Mike Allred and Jeff Smith had a ...

  • Artemy

    YES. This is great. This is a Batman book, but in practice Bendis gets to play with a huge part of the DC universe here, from Green Lantern to Jonah Hex to Vandal Savage, and it’s just enormous amou...

  • James DeSantis

    This was one of the best Batman books in forever. See the thing is, this is light hearted, fun, and has Bruce being AMAZING for once. No but really, this sounds simple enough. Bruce finds a egg, somet...

  • Logan

    You know Bendis is doing something right when I wanted to read this more as the issues came out then the main Batman book. In fact, after reading Tom King's Superman: Up in the Sky, can the two of the...

  • Rod Brown

    I'm about the same age as Brian Michael Bendis, and this project seems to invoke the Batman team-ups from The Brave and the Bold that we probably both enjoyed as kids. The plot functions only as an ex...

  • Anthony

    A pretty fun book! Feels a bit 'Brave and the Bold' at times since there's a lot of teaming up and it takes Batman outside his usual toy box. But it works! Not sure if I'd like a take like this on Bat...

  • Adam M

    *read for YA Reading Challenge 2020*Brian Michael Bendis took this opportunity to get his hands on as many DC characters as possible. I didn't hate it. The conversational dialogue didn't always feel t...

  • Alan

    Maybe Bendis' writing is growing on me. He does give the reader an entertaining, but not a great story. A caper tale with Vandal Savage as the villain? Well, its been awhile since Batman has been in a...

  • Sandee

    i'm not sure but i think this would be the first time Bendis is writing a Batman story. correct me if i'm wrong though.i'm all for it. :)...