Writer Alan Grant (DETECTIVE COMICS) continues his epic run of BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT, this time joined by artists Bret Blevins (BATMAN: ZERO HOUR, HARLEY QUINN) and Norm Breyfogle (BATMAN) and others in these stories about the men and women in shadow…the shadow of the Bat in BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT VOL. 2! To many in Gotham City, Batman is a savior; to others, he is a menace who must be stopped. This includes Anarky, who escapes prison and sets out to eliminate the Dark Knight for the good of the city. The Scarecrow, though, has other plans for Batman. When Gotham is visited by an alien parasite, a high school gym teacher becomes the city’s latest protector, taking on the costumed persona of Joe Public, but there’s a lot he must learn from the World’s Greatest Detective. And after Batman’s back is broken, he has handed the mantle of the Bat to Jean-Paul Valley, who has a very deadly approach to crime fighting. Valley’s actions prompt an injured and demoralized Bruce Wayne to retrain his ravaged body and travel to England with Alfred in search of Shondra Kinsolving, the one woman who might be able to heal him. Collects BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #13-23 and BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT ANNUAL #1.