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Batman: Private Casebook
     

Batman: Private Casebook

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by Paul Dini, Dustin Nguyen (Illustrator)
 

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The Dark Knight faces off some of his greatest adversaries in this thrilling new collection written by Paul Dini, acclaimed writer / producer of BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS and illustrated by fan-favorite artist Dustin Nguyen. Batman must use all of his skills to take on villains new and old including Ra's Al Ghul, The Globe, Scarface

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The Dark Knight faces off some of his greatest adversaries in this thrilling new collection written by Paul Dini, acclaimed writer / producer of BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS and illustrated by fan-favorite artist Dustin Nguyen. Batman must use all of his skills to take on villains new and old including Ra's Al Ghul, The Globe, Scarface and the new Ventriloquist.

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Publishers Weekly

Dini and Nguyen's Batman stories from Detective Comics collected here are largely brief, self-contained mysteries, focusing on the colorful, bizarre characters of Batman's world. They're something of a throwback in tone to the superhero comics of the '60s and '70s: in one episode, the wicked Tweedledee and Tweedledum steal the Mad Hatter's mind-control technology to assemble "the Wonderland Gang," which Batman busts up by the end of the issue. It's breezy stuff as contemporary Batman comics go, even making room for a little romance (a subplot concerns the Dark Knight's flirtations with the magician Zatanna and the sultry burglar Catwoman). Still, Dini gets a lot of juice out of the way his characters interact and comes up with clever ways to whisk each story toward its conclusion-"The Riddle Unanswered," for instance, pivots around Batman hanging out in an online chat room of amateur detectives (and a few superheroes) to trade ideas about a case. Nguyen and Fridolfs's artwork complements these stories' mood with a loose, flowing style, built around jagged chunks of black, which owes something to contemporary animation. (Dec.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401220099
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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