'Dark Knight Rises' recommended reading
Want to dig deeper into the Batman mythos? Here are some graphic novels where you can learn more about his "Dark Knight Rises" villains Bane and Catwoman.
volumes 1 and 2
This monster-sized Batman crossover - each book clocks in at more than 600 pages, with a third volume due in September - tells the epic story line where Batman faces off against all his foes and has his back broken by Bane.
Learn about the origin of Venom, the super-strength drug Bane takes, as a distraught Bruce Wayne, looking to increase his abilities, becomes addicted to the drug after he wasn't able to save a young girl. ($14.99)
'Catwoman Vol. 1: Trail of the Catwoman'
This book collects a ton of excellent Catwoman comics that re-imagine the longtime Batman villain - and sometime passion - into a smart, sexy anti-hero. ($29.99)
'Batman versus Bane'
Check out Bane's first appearance, as well as a follow-up story line where he meets Ra's Al Ghul, the villain from "Batman Begins." ($14.99)
See a lighter - and strangely, more heroic - side of Bane in this clever series about a team of super villains. (Various books)