Batman: Noel (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) [NOOK Book]

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller
Inspired by Charles Dickens' immortal classic A Christmas Carol, BATMAN: NOEL features different interpretations of The Dark Knight, along with his enemies and allies, in different eras.
Along the way, Batman must come to terms with his past, present and future as he battles villains from the campy 1960s to dark and brooding menaces of today, while exploring what it means to be the hero that he is. Members of Batman's supporting cast enact roles ...
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Batman: Noel (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

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Overview

#1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller
Inspired by Charles Dickens' immortal classic A Christmas Carol, BATMAN: NOEL features different interpretations of The Dark Knight, along with his enemies and allies, in different eras.
Along the way, Batman must come to terms with his past, present and future as he battles villains from the campy 1960s to dark and brooding menaces of today, while exploring what it means to be the hero that he is. Members of Batman's supporting cast enact roles analogous to those from A Christmas Carol, with Robin, Catwoman, Superman, The Joker and more playing roles that will be familiar to anyone who knows Dickens' original holiday tale.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401249021
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 10/15/2013
  • Sold by: DC Comics
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 178,014
  • File size: 55 MB
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  • Posted September 21, 2012

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    Every page is a masterpiece

    I think this comic is a "must have" for Batman's fans but also for people interested in illustrations. The artist's work here is absolutely gorgeous.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2011

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    A Dickens of a Bat Tale!

    OK, you want me to tell you a story? Batman: Noel is quite a graphic novel. It takes a tip from Charles Dickens and creates its own version of "A Christmas Carol," minus the ghosts. It is a commentary on the Dark Knight, a vigilante who tends to cross the line that others would fear to cross (Gordon said that). It's a narrative piece, where someone (we find out who at the end) is telling his kid a story, about Scrooge (Batman) and how he meets three people who make him take a look at his life and make some changes. As the novel says, some people need a wake-up call like getting hit with a baseball bat before they change! The hint of Christmas is muted in favor of a story of a guy (Bob) who is running some money for the Joker. The Batman jumps on Bob in his search for the Clown of Crime. The Bats has a run-in with Catwoman (who is nicely drawn) and Superman. The final confrontation with the Joker is meaningful and exciting in its storyline and art. Lee Bermejo draws some great panels. His use of shadow and light and conveying mood and mystery is really exciting. If I could nitpick, it's in the way he throws sweat and spit around. It's a good device to use, but it's over and over again to a point where the "spit" loses interest for me! Lee also wrote the story and the man really has a talent for the written word. Minimal, yet keeps it informal and interesting. Bottom Line: This is NOT an adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It's a deep, dark and sometimes frightening look at a man who has crossed the line and has lost all hope in his quest to beat down the criminal element and "reduce the criminal surplus population!" It's a story that a man can change with some conviction and some tough love! Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Excellent service!

    Fast shipping, quick responses and love
    The book! Brand new condition and everything. Thanks a million!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Batman's got class!

    This is an awesome novel, and it combines the awesomest hero with the oldest tale. good job LB!

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    Try this!

    Ba! Hambug! This collection takes the classic tale of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol, and twists it into the world of Batman. Batman, (of course!) is Scrooge, with members of his supporting cast taking on other roles such as Catwoman, Superman, and the Joker taking on the those of the Christmas Spirits, and Robin as Jacob Marley. Sounds Strange, right? But the way the story plays out is actually quite intelligent, funny, and heart warming. It's definitely the graphic novel you want to add to your shelf with its beautiful and breathtaking art and splendid storyline. Check it out today!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    A defiant must have for any Batman fan!

    This is a fantastic twist, on Dickens A Christmas Carol. A must read with excellent art!

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