1994 SkyBox : Batman: Saga of the Dark Knight


Batman: Saga of the Dark Knight Trading Cards were released by SkyBox International in April 1994. The series features all-original artwork commissioned to retell major storylines from the Batman comic books. There are 36 packs in a box and each pack contains 8 cards. The boxes are factory-numbered to 266,660. There are 20 boxes in a case.
Superman appears on one card in this series. Card #45, "Two-Minute Warning," depicts a mustached Superman inhaling deadly gas released by The Joker. The original scene occurred in chapter 6 of "A Death in the Family." The story was first published in Batman #429 dated January 1989. The card artwork was penciled by Jim Aparo, inked by Dick Giordano, and colored by Patrick Pigott. The original artboard has been released to the public.
There are five foil "Spectra-Etch Portraits" inserted in approximately 1:18 packs. This is the first SkyBox release to feature a holographic SkyDisc card. The odds of finding a Batman SkyDisc are approximately 1:240 packs. SkyBox distributed additional SkyDisc holograms packaged in CD cases numbered to 10,000.

Like many other releases of the mid-1990s, the cards contain a UV coating. It is common for the base cards to become "bricked," or stuck together because of improper storage.

A collector album binder for this series was sold separately. A promo card depicting Batman and the Georgia Dome was distributed by SkyBox at Super Bowl XXVIII. The card is serial numbered to 50,000 copies.

Another promo card limited to 50,000 depicts Batman and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Illustrations from Saga of the Dark Knight were later used in the 1995 DC Pepsi Cards series released in Mexico.

1994 SkyBox : Batman: Saga of the Dark Knight
No. Title Artists
Year One
1 Saga of the Dark Knight Dave Dorman
2 The Cave R. Burchett, R. Lewis
3 The Permanent Nightmare R. Burchett, R. Lewis
4 Training Abroad R. Burchett, R. Lewis
5 Shaman R. Burchett, R. Lewis
6 Crime Alley R. Burchett, R. Lewis
7 The Omen R. Burchett, R. Lewis
8 Two Sides of the Same Coin R. Burchett, R. Lewis
9 Face to Face R. Burchett, R. Lewis
10 Falsely Accused R. Burchett, S. Van Valkenburgh
11 Feline Fatale R. Burchett, S. Van Valkenburgh
12 Finding a Friend R. Burchett, S. Van Valkenburgh
13 Birth of the Joker R. Burchett, S. Van Valkenburgh
14 First Impressions R. Burchett, S. Van Valkenburgh
15 Partners in Crime R. Burchett, S. Van Valkenburgh
16 Not... Strong... Enough R. Burchett, S. Van Valkenburgh
17 The Power of Venom R. Burchett, S. Van Valkenburgh
18 Withdrawal R. Burchett, S. Van Valkenburgh
Robin
19 Dick Grayson Dave Dorman
20 Robin Retires Dave Dorman
21 Nightwing Dave Dorman
22 Jason Todd John Bolton
23 Out of Line John Bolton
24 A Death in the Family John Bolton
25 Tim Drake Kyle Baker
26 Uneasy Alliance Kyle Baker
27 Severed Ties Kyle Baker
Dynamic Duo
28 A Sacred Trust T. Grummett, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
29 Partners T. Grummett, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
30 Demon's Head T. Grummett, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
31 My Father's Killer T. Grummett, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
32 Equal Justice T. Grummett, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
33 The Cult T. Grummett, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
34 Proving Ground T. Grummett, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
35 Rite of Passage T. Grummett, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
36 Seduction of the Gun T. Grummett, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
A Death in the Family
37 "That's It!..." J. Aparo, D. Giordano, P. Pigott
38 Freedom of Madness J. Aparo, D. Giordano, P. Pigott
39 The Search J. Aparo, D. Giordano, P. Pigott
40 Missile Deal J. Aparo, D. Giordano, P. Pigott
41 Reunion J. Aparo, D. Giordano, P. Pigott
42 Betrayal J. Aparo, D. Giordano, P. Pigott
43 Mourning Time J. Aparo, D. Giordano, P. Pigott
44 Ultimate Joke J. Aparo, D. Giordano, P. Pigott
45 Two-Minute Warning J. Aparo, D. Giordano, P. Pigott
Nemeses
46 The Joker Brian Stelfreeze
47 Catwoman Brian Stelfreeze
48 Two-Face Brian Stelfreeze
49 The Penguin Mike Mignola
50 Ra's Al Ghul Mike Mignola
51 The Scarecrow Mike Mignola
52 The Mudpack Matt Wagner
53 The Riddler / Poison Ivy Matt Wagner
54 Killer Croc / Scarface Matt Wagner
A Lonely Place of Dying
55 Consumed by Guilt P. Jimenez, P. Gross, Greystoke
56 "Am I Mad?" P. Jimenez, P. Gross, Gorftext
57 Homecoming P. Jimenez, P. Gross, Greystoke
58 Confrontation P. Jimenez, P. Gross, Gorftext
59 Double Jeopardy P. Jimenez, P. Gross, Greystoke
60 Reunited P. Jimenez, P. Gross, Greystoke
61 Only a Boy P. Jimenez, P. Gross, Gorftext
62 Never Again P. Jimenez, P. Gross, Gorftext
63 Initiation P. Jimenez, P. Gross, Greystoke
Sword of Azrael
64 Inheritance B. Kitson, R. Taylor
65 Lehah B. Kitson, M. Chiarello
66 Knight of St. Dumas B. Kitson, M. Chiarello
67 Hostage B. Kitson, R. Taylor
68 Savior B. Kitson, M. Chiarello
69 Trial by Fire B. Kitson, M. Chiarello
Vengeance of Bane
70 Birth G. Fernandez, J. Pound
71 Transfusion G. Fernandez, J. Pound
72 Hunt G. Fernandez, J. Pound
Knightfall
73 Arkham Breakout G. Nolan, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
74 One Down... G. Nolan, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
75 Behemoth G. Nolan, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
76 Meet Mr. Zsasz G. Nolan, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
77 Tipping the Scale G. Nolan, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
78 Bloodlust G. Nolan, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
79 Inferno G. Nolan, S. Hanna, T. McCraw
80 The Vixen of Vines G. Nolan, S. Hanna, S. Chaifetz
81 Clueless G. Nolan, S. Hanna, S. Chaifetz
82 Fear Equals Rage G. Nolan, S. Hanna, S. Chaifetz
83 Face Me! G. Nolan, S. Hanna, S. Chaifetz
84 The Broken Bat G. Nolan, S. Hanna, S. Chaifetz
85 Accept the Cowl G. Nolan, S. Hanna, D. Tanguay
86 Bad Blood G. Nolan, S. Hanna, D. Tanguay
87 Anarchy / Law G. Nolan, S. Hanna, Greystoke
88 Claws for Bane G. Nolan, S. Hanna, Greystoke
89 The Vision G. Nolan, S. Hanna, S. Chaifetz
90 King of Gotham G. Nolan, S. Hanna, Greystoke
Knightquest
91 The Crusade J. Balent, S. Hanna, R. Taylor
92 Back Off! J. Balent, S. Hanna, R. Taylor
93 Charades J. Balent, S. Hanna, R. Taylor
94 Prince of Fools J. Balent, S. Hanna, R. Taylor
95 Corrosion J. Balent, S. Hanna, R. Taylor
96 No Deals! J. Balent, S. Hanna, M. Chiarello
97 Off the Deep End J. Balent, S. Hanna, M. Chiarello
98 Dehumanized J. Balent, S. Hanna, M. Chiarello
99 Kinghtsend J. Balent, S. Hanna, M. Chiarello
100 Checklist

Spectra-Etch Portraits Cards
1:18 packs
B1 The Batman lives on the edge ... Mark Chiarello
B2 The Batman wasn't the same ... B. Stelfreeze
B3 Presently, Bruce Wayne shares ... Dave Dorman
B4 To the people of Gotham City ... John Bolton
B5 When the Batman hits the streets ... P. Winslade
SkyDisc
1:240 packs
SD1 Batman SkyDisc
Promo Cards
- Batman by Dave Dorman Dealers, Triton
CBC1 Knightfall by Kelley Jones Comics Buyer's Guide
- Batman at Camden Yards (numbered to 50,000) Oriole Park at Camden Yards
- Batman and the Georgia Dome (numbered to 50,000) Super Bowl XXVIII
- Batman and the Georgia Dome (no number) Super Bowl XXVIII
- Batman SkyDisc in CD case (numbered to 10,000)




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