In 1988, Batman went head to head with KGBeast over a four-issue arc. I was 14 at the time and picked up the first issue from the grocery store one night. I have read comics my whole life but this particular storyline kept me riveted and it was the first time I felt compelled to buy every issue as soon as it was put out.

I found myself re-reading this storyline recently and must say, other than the 1980s politics, I still enjoyed it a lot.

10 Nights of the Beast

Book Title: Batman: 10 Nights

Book Description: Anatoli Knyazev aka the Beast or KGBeast is sent to Gotham to eliminate various people tied to the Star Wars program.

Book Author: Jim Starlin

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Date published: January 3, 1988

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A 4 part storyline that made me fall in love with comics


An easy read that provided a simple gateway into the Batman mythology