Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
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Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

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by Neil Gaiman, Various
     
 

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Best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN) joins a murderer's row of talented artists in lending his unique touch to the Batman mythos for this Deluxe Edition hardcover! Spotlighting the story "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" from BATMAN #685 and DETECTIVE COMICS #852 in which Gaiman joins artist Andy Kubert and inker Scott Williams for a

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Best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN) joins a murderer's row of talented artists in lending his unique touch to the Batman mythos for this Deluxe Edition hardcover! Spotlighting the story "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" from BATMAN #685 and DETECTIVE COMICS #852 in which Gaiman joins artist Andy Kubert and inker Scott Williams for a story that shines a new light on the Batman mythos. Also collects Gaiman stories from SECRET ORIGINS #36, SECRET ORIGINS SPECIAL #1 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #2. This collection is not to be missed!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? author Neil Gaiman has the ghost of the titular superhero attending his own funeral where he is dutifully eulogized by an array of friends and foes. Through these clever recollections, Batman transforms from a mere man to a deified icon whose doomed existence is necessary to bring balance to the world. It is a loving ode to Batman’s many incarnations and to the meaning of the superhero in modern mythology, concepts that artist Andy Kubert extends through careful use of perspective and attention to iconic detail.

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George Gene Gustines
Its title story, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Andy Kubert, imagines several variations of Batman's death. This anthology, published by DC Comics, also includes other stories by Mr. Gaiman about the millionaire Bruce Wayne's famous alter ego. The other tales are very good, but "Whatever Happened to ..." packs enough emotional punch to stand solo.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly
Following the “death” of Bruce Wayne in last year's “Batman: R.I.P.” arc comes Gaiman's loving eulogy not just to Batman but to the Batman of each era since the character's debut. Bolstered by slick art from Kubert (Batman; Captain America), Gaiman's lyrical chops are in fine form, weaving a surreal wake in which characters from Batman's history take turns relating what he meant to them, and their takes on the Dark Knight and the dangerous microcosm he fought for and eventually purportedly “died” to protect. Although this is obviously a love letter from one of the comics medium's premiere talents, the volume will appeal more to readers well-versed in Batman's continuity than Gaiman's normal legion of fans As the finished story only amounts to two issues of material, this hardcover is padded out with lesser—though not badly written by any means—stories teaming Gaiman with Simon Bisley, Mark Buckingham, Kevin Nowlan and Bernie Mireault, plus a sketchbook by Kubert. (July)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401223038
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
07/21/2009
Series:
Batman Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
280,912
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:
Portchester, England
Education:
Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
Website:
http://www.neilgaiman.com

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