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Batman R.I.P.

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Publisher Comments:

Tying into his other blockbuster stories of 2008 Final Crisis and The Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul (Batman), the legendary Grant Morrison confronts readers with the unthinkable...the death of The Dark Knight.

The troubled life of Bruce Wayne seems to spin out of control when his relationship with the mysterious Jezebel Jet deepens. Soon Bruce Wayne drops out completely, having seemingly become the victim of mental illness and abandoning his Batman identity for a life on the streets of Gotham City. Capitalizing on the fall of their greatest foe, the Club of Villains begin a crime spree through the streets of Gotham that threatens to bring the city to its knees.

Review:

"Batman is pushed past the edge of sanity in this spectacular story that mixes icy mind games and passionate outbursts. A club of criminal masterminds, the Black Glove, has an elaborate plot to make Bruce Wayne/Batman self-destruct by convincing him that all his friends and lovers have betrayed him and that his most trusted memories are false. As clever in their scheming as the villains are, however, they have no idea how thorough Batman has been in planning ways to protect his obsessions; consequently, the action is fractured between scenes of what is really happening, what might be happening, what probably isn't happening, etc. This premise gives scriptwriter Morrison and principal artist Daniel a chance to review key episodes and images from the Caped Crime Fighter's long career — including, of course, numerous encounters with the Joker, who's too chaotic to be happy in any organization like the Black Glove, but who struts through the action wielding sardonic humor and two straight razors. Whether Batman winds up (or ever was) totally sane is unresolved, but he's a fascinating protagonist in this sweeping, emotionally draining saga." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Morrison uses elements from seven decades’ worth of disparate and contradictory versions of the character...Tony Daniel’s art grounds the complex proceedings with clarity and verve." Booklist

Synopsis:

Tying into his other blockbuster stories of 2008 Final Crisis and Batman: The Ressurection of Ra's Al Ghul, the legendary Grant Morrison confronts readers with the unthinkable...the death of The Dark Knight.

The troubled life of Bruce Wayne seems to spin out of control when his releationship with the mysterious Jezebel Jet deepens. Soon Bruce Wayne drops out completely, having seemingly become the victim of mental illness and abandoning his Batman identity for a life on the streets of Gotham City. Capitalizing on the fall of their greatest foe, the Club of Villains begin a crime spree through the streets of Gotham that threatens to bring the city to its knees.

About the Author

Since his entry into the field, Grant Morrison has been hailed as an innovative thinker — using the comic book genre to introduce and expound upon his bold theories of the human psyche.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401220907
Publisher:
DC Comics
Subject:
Super Heroes
Illustrator:
Daniel, Tony
Illustrator:
Daniel, Tony S.
Illustrator:
Florea, Sandu
Author:
Daniel, Tony
Author:
Morrison, Grant
Author:
D C Comics
Subject:
Batman (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Batman
Publication Date:
20100101
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
11.08x7.52x.59 in. 1.59 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Superheroes
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 208 pages DC Comics - English 9781401220907 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Batman is pushed past the edge of sanity in this spectacular story that mixes icy mind games and passionate outbursts. A club of criminal masterminds, the Black Glove, has an elaborate plot to make Bruce Wayne/Batman self-destruct by convincing him that all his friends and lovers have betrayed him and that his most trusted memories are false. As clever in their scheming as the villains are, however, they have no idea how thorough Batman has been in planning ways to protect his obsessions; consequently, the action is fractured between scenes of what is really happening, what might be happening, what probably isn't happening, etc. This premise gives scriptwriter Morrison and principal artist Daniel a chance to review key episodes and images from the Caped Crime Fighter's long career — including, of course, numerous encounters with the Joker, who's too chaotic to be happy in any organization like the Black Glove, but who struts through the action wielding sardonic humor and two straight razors. Whether Batman winds up (or ever was) totally sane is unresolved, but he's a fascinating protagonist in this sweeping, emotionally draining saga." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Morrison uses elements from seven decades’ worth of disparate and contradictory versions of the character...Tony Daniel’s art grounds the complex proceedings with clarity and verve."
"Synopsis" by , Tying into his other blockbuster stories of 2008 Final Crisis and Batman: The Ressurection of Ra's Al Ghul, the legendary Grant Morrison confronts readers with the unthinkable...the death of The Dark Knight.

The troubled life of Bruce Wayne seems to spin out of control when his releationship with the mysterious Jezebel Jet deepens. Soon Bruce Wayne drops out completely, having seemingly become the victim of mental illness and abandoning his Batman identity for a life on the streets of Gotham City. Capitalizing on the fall of their greatest foe, the Club of Villains begin a crime spree through the streets of Gotham that threatens to bring the city to its knees.

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