Released in comic book stores last week, BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM will be in bookstores everywhere beginning tomorrow. Collected in its entirety for the first time, the critically acclaimed miniseries is written by fan-favorite Gotham scribes Scott Snyder (BATMAN) and Kyle Higgins (NIGHTWING). Together, they explore the shadowed history of Gotham City, setting the stage and laying the foundation for the action that is still to come in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. Uncovering secrets of Gotham’s mysterious and violent past, BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM provides insights into the upcoming “Night of the Owls” crossover, establishing the city itself as one of the major players in the ongoing adventures of the Bat-family. “GATES OF GOTHAM is the culmination of a lot of firsts – my first miniseries at DC Comics, my first time collaborating with the amazing Scott Snyder, the first in depth look at the history of Gotham City, and most important of all, the first chapter in one of the biggest Bat stories ever – THE CITY OF OWLS,” said Higgins. “With the relaunch of the DC Universe on the horizon, Scott, Mike Marts, Ryan Parrott, Trevor McCarthy, Guy Major and I set out to uncover the untold secrets of comics' most famous city while also laying the groundwork for Batman's greatest challenge yet.  For anyone enjoying our current runs on BATMAN and NIGHTWING, I can't recommend GATES OF GOTHAM enough – this is where it all began!”