Tales of the Batman: Archie Goodwin

Tales of the Batman: Archie Goodwin

by Archie Goodwin, Various
     
 

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For the first time, the Batman stories from legendary comics writer Archie Goodwin are collected together.

Collects stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #437, 438 and 440-443, DETECTIVE
COMICS ANNUAL #3, SHOWCASE '95 #11, BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1
and 4, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #132-136, and BATMAN:
NIGHT CRIES.See more details below

Overview

For the first time, the Batman stories from legendary comics writer Archie Goodwin are collected together.

Collects stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #437, 438 and 440-443, DETECTIVE
COMICS ANNUAL #3, SHOWCASE '95 #11, BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1
and 4, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #132-136, and BATMAN:
NIGHT CRIES.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
09/15/2013
Comics veteran Goodwin (1937-98) was a respected editor for Warren Publishing, Marvel, and DC, but he did much writing as well, including 1970s Star Wars comics and newspaper strips. This classy volume collects his Batman stories from 1973 through 1974 and 1990 through 2000. The entries are notable for accomplished storytelling, a variety of top-notch artistic collaborators, and a near-complete absence of Batman's traditional supervillains. Highlights include a vintage aviation-themed story drawn by Golden Age great Alex Toth and two excellent black-and-white shorts: a jazz trumpeter's tale boldly cartooned by José Muñoz and a story of pre-World War II Nazi kidnapping illustrated with realistic detail and expert hatching by Gary Gianni (Prince Valiant). Also included is Night Cries, a striking and moving 1992 graphic novel about child abuse, with dark painted artwork by Scott Hampton, and the multi-award-winning 1970s "Manhunter" serial (guest-starring Batman only at its conclusion), a tale of worldwide conspiracy and martial arts with great art by Walt Simonson. VERDICT A couple of stories fall short in one way or another, but with a genuine classic in "Manhunter" and much other fine work besides, this is easily recommended.—S.R.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401238292
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
07/23/2013
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
743,943
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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