Knightfall is an amazing story. It's almost painful to read, so hard to see Batman weak and suffering like that. And knowing that in the end, he'll fail makes it worse. But it was cool seeing all Batman's old favorites in one story, especially with the looming menace of Bane. They actually spent more time on the peripheral villains like Firefly and the Ventriloquist than I thought. I guess because those villains haven't been done to death. I read an article that suggested Knightfall was a
more subtle version of the marketing ploy of killing Superman. Batman was killed psychologically and reborn. I want to read the next two volumes in the series.