Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar by Tom King (illustrated by Mikel Janin, Joëlle Jones, and Travis Moore) is a graphic novel which follows the complex path that Batman and Catwoman lead to their wedding. This graphic novel includes Batman #38-44.
- 168 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401280277
My rating for Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar – 4
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Again I find myself enjoying the heck out of Tom King’s run of the Dark Knight from Gotham. Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar by Tom King (illustrated by Mikel Janin, Joëlle Jones, and Travis Moore) is another enjoyable gem in the series which I’m enjoying a lot more than I should.
The writing is top notch, once again, and the stories are solid and surprising. An entire issue teasing a relationship between Batman (Bruce Wayne) and Wonder Woman (Diana Prince), but done in a creative way. The one shot of Catwoman (Selina Kyle) looking for a wedding dress was surprisingly charming, even to this old man.
A whole issue dedicated to Poison Ivy taking over the world begs the question whether she’s a true villain or an anti-hero, something which we seem to see a lot in Batman’s major villains (sans the Joker). This issue also cements the fact that Ivy is a powerful meta-human capable of ruling the world if she chooses.
This issue dealt with character growth and depth, allowing vehicles for the reader to better understand our heroes and villains. While sometimes missing, I appreciate the effort and thought it spot on more often than not.
Batman and Wonder Woman are called to honor an old commitment to fight for Earth in a magical realm where time moves slowly so that an Earth hour could be years there. After returning Batman and Catwoman find themselves isolated because Poison Ivy has took over the rest of the world (Justice League and all).
The book ends with a really charming story about Catwoman looking for a wedding dress – a story which I never thought I would enjoy.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I borrowed this book from a friend.
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