Batman, Vol 1: I Am Gotham by Tom King and Scott Snyder (illustrated by Mikel Janín, penciled by David Finched, inked by Matt Banning and Danny Miki, colored by June Chung and Jordie Bellaire, lettered by Deron Bennett and John Workman collects Batman: Rebirth volumes 1-6.
- 192 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401267777
Right off the bat (pun intended) I was a bit disappointed, the first issue was OK, the story was flat and the art was fine. I didn’t enjoy the new Calendar Man but I give major props for the art team for trying something new and interesting.
This books is a great way to get any fan into the Batman books without having to read a ton of material. The story starts off fresh and even manages, slyly I might add, to tell the Batman origin story we all heard a thousand times without breaking up the narrative.
A worthy feat indeed.
The art went from OK to good. I didn’t really like the first issue, but it gotten better and better as the story went along and managed to move the story along in a good pace.
I found the book, as a whole, to be clever with a good storyline. Tom King is a wonderful writer and I’m looking forward to reading more of his stories.
There are two new heroes in Gotham, aptly named Gotham and Gotham Girl. Both of those new heroes have Superman-like power.
Only that the heroes want to save Gotham City from Batman.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I borrowed this graphic novel from a friend.
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