BATMAN #500 (1993) (Comic Signed by Joe Quesada with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity)
Jean-Paul escapes serious injury when falling from a tall building, and blames the costume for slowing him down in his encounter with Bane.
Absorbed in the System, he designs and creates a new one, very different from the classic Batman costume. Meanwhile, Nightwing learns that Bruce has passed the role of Nightwing on to Jean-Paul, and Mayor Krol forbids the police from interfering in any of Batman's activities. Clad in his new costume, Batman heads out for a final confrontation with Bane. Exploiting Bane's dependence on the Venom drug, he is, in time, victorious. At the last moment he pulls back from killing Bane, much to the relief of both Robin and Commissioner Gordon, the latter of whom is beginning to suspect that this isn't the Batman he knows.
KnightFall Part 19. The concluding chapter of KnightFall finds Batman (Jean-Paul Valley) determined to break Bane the way the villain broke his predecessor in "Dark Angel." Nightwing cameo. Written by Doug Moench. Art for Chapter 1 ("The Fall") by Jim Aparo & Terry Austin. Art for Chapter 2 ("The Descent") by Mike Manley. Wraparound die-cut cover by Joe Quesada & Kevin Nowlan.
Signed by cover artist Joe Quesada with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
Condition: 7.5 Very Fine