Batman: Under the Cowl

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Whenever Bruce Wayne has been out of action, others rise to take his place as Batman.

This new collection features a tale of Darmian Wayne, the Batman of a nightmarish, near-future Gotham City, an ordinary citizen of Gotham City who's mistaken for Batman, a futuristic tale based on the animated series BATMAN BEYOND, and more.

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Overview

Whenever Bruce Wayne has been out of action, others rise to take his place as Batman.

This new collection features a tale of Darmian Wayne, the Batman of a nightmarish, near-future Gotham City, an ordinary citizen of Gotham City who's mistaken for Batman, a futuristic tale based on the animated series BATMAN BEYOND, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401226565
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted August 13, 2010

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    The title of this could have contained a few more words and it really should have read- Which Batman Is Under the Cowl Today? The premise of the graphic novel is that Batman has become injured, breaking his back, he may never come back but Gotham needs Batman, but which one? Each chapter has a different person under the cowl. I felt like it was a step back in time and I was watching Michael Keaton in Multiplicity. Is it the macho Batman or the more reserved kinder Batman?
    There are various writers for the different chapters amongt them: Geoff Johns , Grant Morrison , Bill Willingham and others. I think these are your basic DC Comic heavyweights. The artwork seems to be almost the same throughout the different chapters, but the feel for the characters and the dialogue varies with each writer. When is a Batman just a Batman? This graphic novel answers that and much more. Commissioner Jim Gordon seemed to be able to keep up with the differences of each and was not easily fooled. Robin was left to question himself. Bruce Wayne, even wheel chair bound, did not want to stay away from fighting the bad guys. Where does it all end? Will The Batman ever be the same again? Will Robin be comfortable as a sidekick again? Can Alfred put up with anymore of the faux Batmen? Stay tuned readers, same Bat channel, same Bat station. Ok the last past I just had to add because I heard the voice of the announcer from the old show in my head. I used to love that.
    The concept of Batman getting hurt to me is a good one. The idea of the other Batmen is a good "what if" scenario. Putting them altogether was incredible. I enjoyed being able to compare them with each chapter, and deciding what I felt is right for The Batman. Where does he go with it; what does he do? I would say most people are in on the Batman mystique and what that is all about. Although I don't go back to the very origin of the character, I do back almost 50 years with him. I loved the concept, bought into it, and was carried through it by very capable writers. My point is if you want to have some fun, enjoy yourself a little bit, and if know anything about The Batman at all; this could be the graphic novel for you.
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