Batman and the Mad Monk
|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 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 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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