Legendary Batman artist Norm Breyfogle has been in the news quite a bit lately, owing to the recent tragedy where he suffered a stroke, leaving the left-handed artist paralyzed on his left side and stuck with $200,000 in medical bills. A crowdfunding campaign has brought the comics community together to raise $86,000 for Breyfogle's care, but now it looks like we're getting another opportunity to support him and his work.

This week, DC announced the solicitation of Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle, a new hardcover collection of the highlights of his work on Batman in the late '80s and early '90s -- one that seems to have been rushed to publication to help out.

As the Collected Editions blog pointed out, the Breyfogle hardcover was not originally among DC's release list, giving them the idea that it's been bumped up, which makes sense. That said, a Legends of the Dark Knight collection for Breyfogle's work was pretty much an inevitability, especially given that the line has been so heavily focused on spotlighting artists with long runs on the title from around Breyfogle's time on Batman and Detective Comics. With its publication, Breyfogle will be joining equally legendary artists like Jim Aparo, Alan Davis and Marshall Rogers -- and keeping his older work in print is a great way to keep Breyfogle's name out there while he works on recovering his ability to draw.

There's no official word on what issues will be collected in the hardcover, but if nothing else, it's pretty safe to assume that his work introducing Tim Drake as the third Robin will be in there. Amazon lists the release date for the book as July 7, with a cover price of $49.99, and it's available for preorder now.

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