The DC Chess Collection begins with the Batman chess set, which pits Gotham's greatest heroes against the Joker's villains of Arkham Asylum. Each character is superbly rendered, cast from a specially formulated metallized resin and painted by expert model-makers. Each issue comes complete with an in-depth 16-page magazine providing detail on the character as well as essential chess tips for players of all levels. Continue your collection with Killer Croc (Black Rook) (#30) and Azrael (White Pawn) (#31).
Killer Croc originally has an atavistic condition which afflicts him with comparatively superficial reptilian attributes, although further mutations transform Croc into a brutal monster with dense armor-like scales, heightened strength and reflexes, and a regenerative ability. Croc’s attempts to reestablish some of his human qualities are met with frustrating failure. When battling Killer Croc, Batman offsets the former’s overwhelming strength and durability by exploiting Croc’s diminished intellect.