Batman and the Mad Monk
Batman and the Mad Monk is an American comic book limited series, featuring the DC Comics superhero Batman published in 2006-2007. It is set during the Batman: Year One continuity, but after the events of Batman and the Monster Men and before the events of Batman: The Man Who Laughs. It is the second part of Matt Wagner's two part Dark Moon Rising series, which are expanded and modernized versions of Golden Age Batman stories.
|Batman and the Mad Monk|
Cover art to Batman and the Mad Monk #3. Art by Matt Wagner.
|Publication date||October 2006 - March 2007|
|No. of issues||6|
|Main character(s)||Batman, James Gordon, Julie Madison|
|Written by||Matt Wagner|
Batman must counter sinister machinations and new dimensions of wickedness as he confronts the hooded menace of the Mad Monk, his first encounter with a supernatural villain. He also must deal with the direct repercussions of the events in Batman and the Monster Men.
- The ending of this story ties in with the ending of Year One and leads into Batman: The Man Who Laughs, which portrays Batman's first encounter with The Joker.
- During an internal monologue in issue #1, Batman mentions Catwoman's involvement in the events of Year One and the soon-to-be Joker ("First her and then that poor wretch in the red cape and hood").
- Batman: The Mad Monk at the Grand Comics Database
- Manning, Matthew K.; Dougall, Alastair, ed. (2014). "2000s". Batman: A Visual History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 291. ISBN 978-1465424563.
The second in his 'Dark Moon Rising' series, writer/artist Matt Wagner dug up another Golden Age gem in the person of the Mad Monk in this six-issue follow-up to Batman and the Monster Men.
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