This graphic novel is another retelling / re-imaging of Superman’s origin story. From the collapse of Krypton, to the Kent farm in Kansas, from the military, to the depths of the ocean, and becoming a superhero in Metropolis.
The Dark Knights, a twisted version of Batman, come out of a door between worlds. Batman is trapped in the Dark Multiverse and the Justice League must go and find the metals which can win the war against the Dark Knights and Barbatos, their master.
Seven Batmen appear from the Dark Multiverse, The Red Death, The Devastator, The Merciless, The Murder Machine, The Drowned, The Dawnbreaker, and the Man Who Laughs all of them are a twisted take on the Dark Knight. The seven Batmen have only one thing in mind for Earth-0, total destruction.
Dick Grayson sent out an SOS to Robin, which promptly returned to the transformed Gotham City, full of magic and doom. Robin puts together a team of heroes and anti-heroes included Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Black Canary and Green Arrow which work their way through a maze of madness, where the prize for second place is death.
About: Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of the aftermath of the events which led to the Gotham Knights team take down the monster they helped create. This graphic novel collects issues #982-986. 144 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401285287 My rating for Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside — 4 Buy Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside from Amazon.com* More Books by Bryan Hill* More Books by Michael Moreci* Thoughts: The ideas which drive Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phil Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) aren’t new, Batman’s past actions come back to haunt him. However the writers do execute them in a different way, making Bruce very protective as he realizes that he is doing no favors to the people who trust him. The new villain, Karma, is very interesting with dark origins, a well done villain and a very good opponent for the Gotham Knights. The interaction of Black Lightning with the team really speeds up the story. I’m…
About: Batman, Vol. 7: The Wedding by Tom King (illustrated by Tony S. Daniel and Mikel Janin) is a graphic novel which culminates the story-line where Batman (Bruce Wayne) and Catwoman (Selina Kyle) are set to get married. This graphic novel collects Batman #45 – 50. 176 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401283381 My rating for Batman, Vol. 7: The Wedding – 4 Buy Batman, Vol. 7: The Wedding from Amazon.com* More Books by Tom King Thoughts: I loved this whole run of Batman, I was looking forward to every issue and was excited to finally get my hands on Batman, Vol. 7: The Wedding by Tom King (illustrated by Tony S. Daniel and Mikel Janin. While I was guessing the ending from the beginning (SPOILER: they didn’t’ get married), I was disappointed from the way it happened. Tom King has proved himself, time and time again, to be a masterful storyteller, but this one fell short. It simply didn’t make any sense to me. The reasoning which Catwoman gave for her actions are ludicrous considering the history of the engagement. I also didn’t care for the side stories, Booster Gold was never a favorite and his…
A a more naïve, less powerful version of Superman joined with a less moralistic more sarcastic version of Batman is a winning formula.
About: 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 Buy Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar from Amazon.com* More Books by Tom King Thoughts: 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. Again, the writing is top notch 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…
This is an enjoyable, fast moving graphic novel which builds upon the new Nightwing stories as well as ties it down to the rest of the DC Universe and the Bat-family.
In this graphic novel, The Joker rebrand himself as the White Knight of Gotham, the man who will shine a light on all the corruption which is dragging down the city to benefit the few.