June 19th, 2009

Holy Goddamn Zeitgeist!

Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?


Batman #686 & Detective Comics #853 by Neil Gaiman & Andy Kubert
There seems to be a trend on superhero comic books about making them conscious of their nature as fictional characters.It sure can be used for creating interesting stories but not many writers are skilled enough for doing that.Fortunately that's not Gaiman's situation and in this two part story —meant to be the last Batman story— he also manages to provide a story with multiple endings,playing a bit with the idea of how is possible that there are many stories about Batman's death(s) yet his comics are published as ongoing series without stopping.And then there's the way on which Andy Kubert recreated some of the styles on which Batman has been portrayed.
A really fun story,and both a good starting and finishing point for reading Batman comics.
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