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Test Your Comic Book Knowledge for 6/27

Here’s a twenty-question comic book trivia quiz!

Have fun!

Batman Gets Around

Batman has a lot of mini-series. The following are just ones that follow the naming formula of “Batman: _____.” Fill in the blank for the mini-series titles that match the following 20 plot descriptions.

1. Detailing hidden events between Knightfall and Legacy.
2. Bruce Wayne comes back to Gotham after a long time at sea, and encounters variations on all his classic villains.
3. A young Bruce Wayne vows revenge at King Arthur…hijinks ensue.
4. Harvey Bullock deals with a new partner while Renee Montoya deals with terrorists.
5. Batman fights, of all people, the Toyman over the fate of a young computer hacker
6. Batman is brainwashed.
7. The government comes into Gotham to eliminate vigilantes, forcing Batman and his crew to fight back.
8. Detailing the history of one of Batman’s oldest foes as the foe dies, and is replaced.
9. Batman becomes a sort of Bat-god in Egypt.
10. Notable times in the shared careers of Batman and Commissioner Gordon are highlighted.
11. While dealing with a mysterious evil guns dealer, Batman runs into an even more mysterious assassin who attempts to become a force for good.
12. This series spotlighted only the citizens of Gotham themselves.
13. A serial killer strikes by the holidays.
14. Batman fights some Egyptian villain who kidnaps millionaires working with Killer Croc.
15. Spotlighting the other vigilantes of Gotham City as a new Underworld gang moves in 16. Batman tries to help cure James Langstrom
17. Gotham is cut off from the rest of the world, and is besieged by supernatural frights, leading to Bruce Wayne dressing as a giant Bat to defend Gotham (and avenge his parents’ murder by a werewolf).
18. Batman vs. Joker, only done via a Hollywood studio (Batman) being attacked by ANOTHER Hollywood Studio (Joker)
19. A new serial killer shows up…or is it the holiday killer again?
20. A new hero roams the streets of Gotham during a time of racial tensions, and he may not take to Batman.

Good luck!

And have fun!!


Yikes, I read the header and thought “finally, I’ll know a bunch of these,” and I only come up with 4. My excuse is that it’s early.

6. The Cult
11. Sword of Azrael
13. Long Halloween
19. Dark Victory

4. Batman: GCPD
8. Batman: Death and the Maidens
10. I should know this one. Ed Brubaker wrote an issue… Okay, Batman: Turning Points
13. Batman: The Long Halloween
19. Batman: Dark Victory

12. Gotham Nights (2 series exist, written by the excellent John Ostrander)

Graham Vingoe

June 27, 2007 at 5:23 am

16 is(I think) Batman:Manbat by Jamie Delano and John Bolton

Is 2 The Doom That Came To Gotham? and I think 20 is Orpheus Rising

I think # 1 is “Batman: Prodigal” – which is Dick Grayson taking over as Batman and deciding he’s better off as Nightwing.

17: Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

10 kind of sounds like Year One, but that wasn’t a mini, and 7 kind of sounds like The Dark Knight Strikes Back, but I don’t remember that having a “Batman” at the start of the title.

Is 3. Dark Knight of the Round Table? I have it but haven’t read it yet.

1. I might guess Knightsend if it isn’t Prodigal
5. Batman: Toyman or is this too obvious?
7. Outlaws
9. Books of the Dead
10. I agree that it’s Turning Points
14. The Ankh
17. Strange Apparitions?
18. Hollywood Knights

I’m shocked by how many I didn’t know

Without going to Google….

1. Turning Points?
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?
6. The Cult but IIRC it also happens (due to Poison Ivy’s kiss) in The Long Halloween or Dark Victory
7. Public Enemy
8. Death and The Maidens
9. The Ankh?
10. Turning Points?
11. The Sword of Azrael?
12. Gotham Nights (or something like that)
13. The Long Halloween
14. ?
15. ?
17. ?
18. ?
19. Dark Victory
20. ?

Damn – Outlaws – that’s what I meant when I said Public Enemy

1)Prodigal Son
6)The Cult
10)Year One
13)The Long Halloween
19)Dark Victory

20. Batman: Jazz

Note that Brian says “miniseries,” not “events” such as “Knightfall” and such.

17. Batman: Nosferatu, maybe. It’s been a while since I’ve read it.

18. Batman: It’s Joker Time! Again, maybe.

The real question: Not being a (current) Batman fan, which of these are the best?

Tackling some of the ones not yet tackled:

#3 is Dark Knight of the Round Table

#15 is Batman: Family

#17 sounds like Haunted Gotham.

1) Batman: Bane of the Demon

I made a mistake. No. 20 should be Batman: Fortunate Son.

Wow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say excellent blog!

I really think #11 has to do with Red Hood.
After watching the animated movie Under The Red Hood a while back I did some research into Jason Todd as Red Hood and read a bit of that part of his story. I think it’s the story arc “Batman: Under The Hood”

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