Batman: The Black Mirror

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Batman: The Black Mirror

Batman: The Black Mirror

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At the time of these comics' creation, Batman Bruce Wayne was still sort of dead-ish and/or traveling the globe and setting up Batman, Inc, so the title Batman is actually Dick Grayson, working with Alfred out of "the Bat Bunker" in downtown Gotham. Anyone who does not like reading about serial killers or disturbing psychological issues might be a bit disturbed with this story. While it was coming out in the monthlies, Black Mirror received such high praise that I knew 1) I would have to read it and 2) there would be something wrong with it. His normality is what's so disarming, and the artwork by Francesco Francavilla who draws/paints this storyline adds to the creepiness. I've worked extensively for DC Comics, writing such titles as Batman, Detective Comics, Justice League, the comic event books DC Dark Knights Metal and Death Metal, and Swamp Thing, among others.

To refuse to read such novels because they do not personally appeal to you is one issue, to refuse to read them because it is not a 'classy' thing to do is another. The Black Mirror is a Batman storyline featuring Dick Grayson, written by Scott Snyder with illustrations by Jock and Francesco Francavilla.The plot tells the continued adventures of Dick Grayson as Batman, as Bruce Wayne continues his work for Batman Incorporated. The only disappointing thing was that the Joker story seemed kind of weak and short, but that’s a small complaint.

Dick Grayson is the Cape Crusader in this version and Bruce Wayne is off recruiting other Batmen to be placed around the world. Scott Snyder, with rotating artists Jock and Francesco Francavilla, has solidified the title as the place for serious crime fiction in the Bat-universe. The story implies he is trying to turn himself around, but in typical Gotham fashion from the Criminal-mastermind's daughter's supposed redemption to Jim Jr's new path of taking his happy pills- nothing is what it seems. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Also, Dick talks to people in a different way and his interactions with other characters is according of how Dick Grayson would do it, not Bruce’s.So maybe I'm just getting soft, but this sort of thing just seems purposelessly awful, even if it is just a comic book. I'm thinking I might have to hunt around or ask opinions as to the best of the Batmans and Supermans now. As I said, reading this, it's unclear why DC thought their universe and their comics line was so messed-up that it needed rebooting to save it, but, at the same time, it's clear why they wanted to keep Snyder around the Bat World. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that all these things didn't put me off in the slightest because there was always enough information to keep newbies like me filled in just enough.

Gotham's Batman, Dick Grayson, takes on the Dealer, a man selling the weapons of supervillains stolen from the GCPD evidence room, gun runners harassing a mob bosses daughter, and possibly the greatest threat of all, Commissioner Gordon's son. Some of the best and creepiest stuff revolves around Gordon’s messed up son who may not wear a crazy outfit but definitely belongs in the ranks of Gotham’s criminally insane. Tips on parenting you can't find in a parenting book: Commissioner, if you want to scare your eight year old son straight, the best place to put him might not be in Arkham Asylum next to the Joker. This exciting and brilliantly illustrated DC Comics Collection tells the story of Bruce Wayne and Batman from start to finish in exquisite detail. So far, I really liked Scott Snyder's other Batman stories (The Court of Owls and The City of Owls), I was almost 100% sure I was going to like this one.Batman tracks the Joker down to a buried underground church in hopes of taking him in, but is ambushed. Later Dick and the Commissioner speak privately about their struggles, and the way Gotham's brutality makes their work even more necessary. Long story short, this book surprised me and if you're looking for a Dick Grayson book, read Robin Year One or Nightwing.

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