Synopses & Reviews
Gotham City is plagued with crime and corruption in places high and low, but one man has taken a stand against evil of all forms: the dark avenger known as Batman.
But now the Dark Knight is dead, apparently fallen at the hands of dying god Darkseid.
Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader is a captivating and mysterious tale, the likes of which Batman and friends have never experienced before. Delving into the realms of life, death and the afterlife, no stone is left unturned in this exploration of every facet and era of Bruce Wayne's life.
Neil Gaiman, the multiple award-winning author of Sandman and Coraline, is joined by legendary artist Andy Kubert (Batman and Son) for the ultimate Batman story!
"Following the 'death' of Bruce Wayne in last year's 'Batman: R.I.P.' arc comes Gaiman's loving eulogy not just to Batman but to the Batman of each era since the character's debut. Bolstered by slick art from Kubert (Batman; Captain America), Gaiman's lyrical chops are in fine form, weaving a surreal wake in which characters from Batman's history take turns relating what he meant to them, and their takes on the Dark Knight and the dangerous microcosm he fought for and eventually purportedly 'died' to protect. Although this is obviously a love letter from one of the comics medium's premiere talents, the volume will appeal more to readers well-versed in Batman's continuity than Gaiman's normal legion of fans As the finished story only amounts to two issues of material, this hardcover is padded out with lesser though not badly written by any means stories teaming Gaiman with Simon Bisley, Mark Buckingham, Kevin Nowlan and Bernie Mireault, plus a sketchbook by Kubert. (July) Two collections that tie into grim epic fantasy series." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, the co-creator of Sandman and writer of The Graveyard Book, re-teams with his collaborator on Marvel's 1602, superstar artist Andy Kubert (Batman and Son), to tell the story that delves into life, death and the afterlife, leaving no stone unturned and exploring every aspect of the Dark Knight's life and crimefighting career. This tale parallels the classic Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? epic written by Alan Moore (Watchmen), which is considered one of the top five all-time Superman stories among Superman fans.
Best-selling author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman) joins a murderer's row of talented artists in lending his unique touch to the Batman mythos for this Deluxe Edition hardcover! Spotlighting the story "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" from Batman #685 and Detective Comics #852 in which Gaiman joins artist Andy Kubert and inker Scott Williams for a story that shines a new light on the Batman mythos. Also collects Gaiman stories from Secret Origins #36, Secret Origins Special #1 and Batman Black and White #2. This collection is not to be missed!
Spotlighting the tale Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, Gaiman joins artists Kubert and Williams for a story that shines a new light on the Batman mythos.
Best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN) joins a murderer's row of talented artists in lending his unique touch to the Batman mythos for this Deluxe Edition hardcover! Spotlighting the story "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" from BATMAN #685 and DETECTIVE COMICS #852 in which Gaiman joins artist Andy Kubert and inker Scott Williams for a story that shines a new light on the Batman mythos. Also collects Gaiman stories from SECRET ORIGINS #36, SECRET ORIGINS SPECIAL #1 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #2. This collection is not to be missed!