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Batman/Deathblow Deluxe Edition

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One is the World's Greatest Detective with unlimited resources for his vigilante quest for justice. The other is a soldier; a blackops killer who does whatever it takes for the greater good. What happens when the two meet? We'll never know because Michael Cray, code-name Deathblow, is dead. The Dark Knight faces the daunting task of finishing a job that someone else started but for reasons that remain a mystery, refused to finish. That someone was Michael Cray.

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Overview

One is the World's Greatest Detective with unlimited resources for his vigilante quest for justice. The other is a soldier; a blackops killer who does whatever it takes for the greater good. What happens when the two meet? We'll never know because Michael Cray, code-name Deathblow, is dead. The Dark Knight faces the daunting task of finishing a job that someone else started but for reasons that remain a mystery, refused to finish. That someone was Michael Cray.

The 3-issue miniseries by Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, WONDER WOMAN), with stunning, evocative art by Lee Bermejo(JOKER, BATMAN: NOEL), Tim Bradstreet (HELLBLAZER, Punisher covers) & Mick Gray (PROMETHEA) is presented here in a new Deluxe Hardcover edition.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Ten years ago a U.S.-trained black ops hit man named Deathblow, normally ordered after targets across the world, was sent to kill an enemy of the state working out of Gotham City. Now, as the repercussions of that failed operation come back to haunt a friend of Bruce Wayne's, Batman must discover what went wrong and who's still out there in Gotham's criminal underworld, seeking revenge. As the story jumps between Deathblow in the past and Batman in the present, both uncover and must come to terms with how the terrorists they're trying to stop may be secretly supported by the government. Bermejo's (Joker) depiction of Gotham City is remarkable—a mix of a mid-20th-century vision of an industrialized urban megacity of the future and gritty late-20th-century slums, all shown in muted colors that perfectly set the tone. The style beautifully blends the character's origins as a pulp detective with its more modern interpretations. But Batman himself seems oddly out of place in the story, an observer in Deathblow's world of government conspiracies, watching events unfold out of his control. It's not really a Batman and Deathblow story—the two heroes never meet—but it is effective modern noir. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401237721
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Edition description: Deluxe
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 392,617
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Azzarello is the writer and co-creator of the award-winning Vertigo series 100 BULLETS.  Azzarello's other writing credits for DC Comics include the graphic novel JOKER, as well as BATMAN: BROKEN CITY, LUTHOR and HELLBLAZER. Brian has been featured in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE and other publications. He is currently writing WONDER WOMAN, as a part of DC COMICS--THE NEW 52.
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