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Title:
Batman
ISBN:
9781401235413

9781401235420

9781401237776

9781401237783

9781401242343

9781401246020

9781401245085

9781401249335

9781401248857

9781401253356

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9781401256890

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9781401259693

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9781401236762

9781401264628
Publication Information:
New York : DC Comics, 2012-2017.
Physical Description:
10 volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
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General Note:
"Batman created by Bob Kane."

Inker varies.
Contents:
v. 1. The court of owls [#1-7] -- v. 2. The city of owls [#8-12, Annual 1] -- v. 3. Death of the family [#13-17] -- v. 4. Zero year -- secret city [#21-24] -- v. 5. Zero year -- dark city [#25-27, 29-33] -- v. 6. Graveyard shift [#0, 18-20, 28, 34, Annual 2] -- v. 7 Endgame [#35-40] -- v. 8 Superheavy -- v. 9. Bloom -- v. 10. Epilogue.
Summary:
Following his groundbreaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, Snyder begins a new era of The Dark Knight alongside artist Capullo when a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City and Batman to the core.
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Batman v.1
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YA GRAPHIC BATMAN SNYDER V. 01
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Summary

"Following his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed run on DETECTIVE COMICS, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) begins a new era of The Dark Knight alongside artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) with the relaunch of BATMAN! A series of brutal murders rocks not only Gotham City to its core but also the Caped Crusader himself when the prime suspect is one of Batman's closest allies--Dick Grayson!"


Author Notes

Scott Snyder is a multiple award-winning and bestselling American writer known for his 2006 short story collection Voodoo Heart, and his work in comic books, including American Vampire, Detective Comics, Batman, Batman: Gates of Gotham and Swamp Thing. Snyder graduated from Brown University in 1998 with a degree in creative writing, and then worked at Walt Disney World for about a year. Snyder's Disney World stint strongly influenced his writing; he later recalled, "it did a world of good for my writing. Snyder received his MFA from Columbia University in 2002. His first collection of stories, Voodoo Heart, was published by the Dial Press in June 2006 to highly positive reviews. The collection received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and was a Kirkus Reviews "Hot Debut" of the year. Stephen King picked two of the included stories"Wreck" and "Dumpster Tuesday"for the 2007 The Best American Short Stories anthology shortlist. Voodoo Heart was shortlisted for The Story Prize in 2006. In 2009, Snyder began writing for Marvel Comics. His first foray into the genre was a one-shot focusing on the first Human Torch, part of Marvel's 70th anniversary celebrations. Since September 2011, Snyder has been writing both Batman and a new Swamp Thing ongoing series as part of The New 52, DC Comics' company-wide relaunch of all of its titles. Snyder will co-write Talon, a spin-off of the "Court of Owls" storyline in Batman, which will focus on a rogue Talon from the Court. In 2013 his title Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (the New 52) made The New york Times Best Seller List. Batman - Death of the Family Mask made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

With this volume, anticipation for DC's The New 52 reboot of their superhero universe, should be firmly replaced with a deep and abiding appreciation for what Snyder, Capullo, and Glapion have done with Gotham's caped crusader. The initial story arc centers on the mysterious Court of Owls, a group of individuals who legend says control Gotham from the shadowy recesses of the city while using a deadly assassin named Talon to do their bidding. Batman must figure out whether the Court of Owls actually exists-something he claims to have fully investigated and discounted as a boy-and what connection the group might have to the history of the Wayne family, especially after a grisly murder brings with it a warning that "Bruce Wayne will die tomorrow." The re-launch comes complete with villains old and new, and a cast of current and former Robins who aren't afraid to stand up to the Bat. This is a clever and sophisticated Batman-with a dark, edgy, and thought-provoking narrative ably abetted by Capullo's pulpish, detailed art. Readers will find it hard to put down. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Bruce Wayne has resided in Gotham City forever, so what else is there to discover? Quite a lot, it turns out. Batman has taken for granted that he knows everything about Gotham and this time it's going to come back to bite him. While investigating a grisly murder, Batman discovers owl images on the murder weapons. Soon he sees owls everywhere and discovers a part of the city he'd never known. The more he learns about the Court of Owls, the more he realizes he is outnumbered and maybe even outsmarted. Snyder continues to revitalize Batman with a fresh story, surprising plot twists, and a thrilling, spooky new villain. Capullo's artwork is gruesome, gritty, and mirrors Batman's disorientation: when he is captured by the Court of Owls, trapped in a maze and drugged, the text and pictures rotate around the page, forcing the reader to turn the book upside down. This is an exciting chapter opening up the New 52 Batman reboot, and it's sure to keep readers coming back for more.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2010 Booklist


Library Journal Review

DC's New 52 relaunches Batman villains more than the heroes. Bruce Wayne with his own "court" of sidekicks (Alfred, plus old and new Robins: Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Damien Wayne) must accept that a centuries-old Gotham horror rhyme is real. A malevolent Court of Owls does exist, and its undead assassin, the Talon, is out for Batman. This new villain aims to terrify Bruce by challenging his mind and memory. The overall concept has a brilliant cohesiveness as an introduction to a creepy new clique of evildoers, wrapped in a well-crafted plot with cool details (Dick impersonating the Joker; the owl-insignia tooth characteristic of the Court's assassins) and incredibly good art. Some of Capullo's images of Batman grappling with the Talon have an almost sensual passion and beauty. The story is also a prequel to the Night of the Owls crossover event, which will fold in a dozen DC series, and kicks off an all-new series devoted to the Talon. VERDICT A must for superhero collections, Batman fans (of course), and new Batman readers, older teens and up, since the plot requires no prior familiarities.-M.C. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.