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Private Casebook (Batman)

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Review:

"Dini and Nguyen's Batman stories from Detective Comics collected here are largely brief, self-contained mysteries, focusing on the colorful, bizarre characters of Batman's world. They're something of a throwback in tone to the superhero comics of the '60s and '70s: in one episode, the wicked Tweedledee and Tweedledum steal the Mad Hatter's mind-control technology to assemble 'the Wonderland Gang,' which Batman busts up by the end of the issue. It's breezy stuff as contemporary Batman comics go, even making room for a little romance (a subplot concerns the Dark Knight's flirtations with the magician Zatanna and the sultry burglar Catwoman). Still, Dini gets a lot of juice out of the way his characters interact and comes up with clever ways to whisk each story toward its conclusion — 'The Riddle Unanswered,' for instance, pivots around Batman hanging out in an online chat room of amateur detectives (and a few superheroes) to trade ideas about a case. Nguyen and Fridolfs's artwork complements these stories' mood with a loose, flowing style, built around jagged chunks of black, which owes something to contemporary animation." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Batman tells his own story in this oversized, graphic novel, chronicling his lonely, all-too-human crusade to better the lives of the citizens of Gotham City. Full color.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401220099
Author:
Dini, Paul
Publisher:
DC Comics
Illustrator:
Nguyen, Dustin
Author:
Nguyen, Dustin
Author:
Milligan, Peter
Subject:
Super Heroes
Subject:
General
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Batman (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Subject:
batman;comics;graphic novel;superheroes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
DC Comics Paperback
Series:
Batman
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.50x6.82x.45 in. .90 lbs.

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Product details 160 pages DC Comics - English 9781401220099 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Dini and Nguyen's Batman stories from Detective Comics collected here are largely brief, self-contained mysteries, focusing on the colorful, bizarre characters of Batman's world. They're something of a throwback in tone to the superhero comics of the '60s and '70s: in one episode, the wicked Tweedledee and Tweedledum steal the Mad Hatter's mind-control technology to assemble 'the Wonderland Gang,' which Batman busts up by the end of the issue. It's breezy stuff as contemporary Batman comics go, even making room for a little romance (a subplot concerns the Dark Knight's flirtations with the magician Zatanna and the sultry burglar Catwoman). Still, Dini gets a lot of juice out of the way his characters interact and comes up with clever ways to whisk each story toward its conclusion — 'The Riddle Unanswered,' for instance, pivots around Batman hanging out in an online chat room of amateur detectives (and a few superheroes) to trade ideas about a case. Nguyen and Fridolfs's artwork complements these stories' mood with a loose, flowing style, built around jagged chunks of black, which owes something to contemporary animation." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Batman tells his own story in this oversized, graphic novel, chronicling his lonely, all-too-human crusade to better the lives of the citizens of Gotham City. Full color.
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