Batman: Cacophony

Batman: Cacophony

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by Kevin Smith, Walter Flanagan
     
 

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Best-selling comic book writer/director Kevin Smith (GREEN ARROW, Daredevil, Mallrats, Chasing Amy) steps into Gotham City to write this graphic novel featuring the mysterious masked killer known as Onomatopoeia who sets his sights - and sounds - against The Caped Crusader! Will Batman be able to uncover the relationship between The Joker and Onomatopoeia in time

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Best-selling comic book writer/director Kevin Smith (GREEN ARROW, Daredevil, Mallrats, Chasing Amy) steps into Gotham City to write this graphic novel featuring the mysterious masked killer known as Onomatopoeia who sets his sights - and sounds - against The Caped Crusader! Will Batman be able to uncover the relationship between The Joker and Onomatopoeia in time to keep them from destroying Gotham City? Or is the combination of these villains too much for The Dark Knight to handle? The wild ride that caught Batman between The Joker and Onomatopoeia comes to a crashing halt as Batman is forced to choose between capturing Onomatopoeia and saving The Joker's life! Will Onomatopoeia have the final word with a deadly "Bang!"? Find out in this exciting stand-alone story!

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Library Journal
Director/actor/comic book writer Smith continues to be a polarizing figure. For his many fans, that he wrote a Batman story is the only information needed to merit its purchase. There's just one problem with this collection of the 2009 miniseries of the same name: Cacophony isn't a Batman story. While the guy with the bat symbol on his chest gets top billing, this story is really about the villains in Batman's life and why their obsession with the superhero drives them to mania. Smith's frank examinations of depravity bring out the worst in villains—like a scared serial killer named Charon—in a way that feels "normal." His approach works especially well with Batman's archenemy, the Joker. Smith exposes the clown's sexual identity with a smirk and ends a relatively touching moment between Batman and the Joker with the villain clarifying that he lives to kill the bat. To steal a phrase, Smith's villains "go there." Too bad his Batman's just hanging in the shadows waiting for things to happen.Verdict It's a singular Batman story that many authors wouldn't have the hubris to pull off. For that alone, it's worth reading. But the material is beyond PG-13, which means this book isn't right for every library's teen section.—Robert Morast, Fargo, ND

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401224196
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
261,352
Product dimensions:
10.44(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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