Batman Death by Design TPB (2013 DC) comic books 2012-2014
1st printing. Written by Chip Kidd. Art and cover by Dave Taylor. In this new, original graphic novel from superstar writer/designer Chip Kidd and artist Dave Taylor, Gotham City is undergoing one of the most expansive construction booms in its history. The most prestigious architects from across the globe have buildings in various phases of completion all over town. As chairman of the Gotham Landmarks Commission, Bruce Wayne has been a key part of this boom, which signals a golden age of architectural ingenuity for the city. And then, the explosions begin. All manner of design-related malfunctions - faulty crane calculations, sturdy materials suddenly collapsing, software glitches, walkways giving way and more - cause casualties across the city. This bizarre string of seemingly random catastrophes threatens to bring down the whole construction industry. Fingers are pointed as Batman must somehow solve the problem and find whoever is behind it all. Softcover, 112 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.