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Posted June 5, 2005
Though Grant Morrison is best known for his wonderful multi year rampage on New X-Men, or the dark masterwork Arkham Asylum, Gothic is a match for either one of these. With gritty, haunting art by Klaus Janson, Morrison tells a remarkable tale of Batman, Mr. Whisper, and sinister evil that has burned across continents for more than 300 years. Batman is still at the beginning of his crime fighting career, still coming into his own, when a mysterious madman named Mr. Whisper begins killing off mob bosses using poetry as a clue. Meanwhile, Batman is plagued by nightmares of his father with his lips sewn shut, trying to pass on some manner of clue to his son. Soon Batman is horrified to learn that Mr. Whisper is actually his old headmaster from an all boys school that nearly killed him as a child, and the madman might be older than that. Filled with occult lore, and mature topics, this Batman volume is more suited to older audiences, and parents might want to screen it before letting their children read it, but for those of us who have been Grant Morrison fans for a long time, please take the time to read and enjoy this lost treasure. This volume collects Legends of the Dark Knight #6-10.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 6, 2003
This story takes place during the early years of Batman's career before Robin(Grayson, Todd,and Drake), the Joker, and Batgirl(Barbara Gordon and Cassandra Cain). Batman faces a killer who has a connection to his past and must stop him from committing mass slaughter in Gotham City. This story, written by Grant Morrison is very spooky and entertaining. Morrison later wrote JLA and New X-Men. A must for Morrison fans.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 3, 2003
I was introduced to Grant Morrison when he wrote this storyarc in Legends of The Dark Knight. Upon reading this story, I was impressed with it. I liked how Morrison kept Batman's dark aspect true to the character and early in his career. Very dark. Read it if you can take the truly dark nature of this story. This story introduces us to Morrison who will later on write Animal Man, Doom Patrol, Invisibles, JLA, and New X-Men. A must for Morrison fans.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.