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The Arkham Knight has arrived in Gotham City with an entire round table of deadly allies, and their first encounter will leave Batman shaken to his core! Alfred Pennyworth...attacked at Wayne mansion! Who's hunting those closest to Batman? The monstrous shadow plaguing Gotham City gains the upper hand when two of the Dark Knight's most ardent allies fall prey to a viole The Arkham Knight has arrived in Gotham City with an entire round table of deadly allies, and their first encounter will leave Batman shaken to his core! Alfred Pennyworth...attacked at Wayne mansion! Who's hunting those closest to Batman? The monstrous shadow plaguing Gotham City gains the upper hand when two of the Dark Knight's most ardent allies fall prey to a violent vendetta! Commissioner Gordon calls in the Dark Knight Detective when there's a murder at the Gotham City Aquarium--staged to look exactly like Thomas and Martha Wayne's crime scene, right down to the playbill and pearls. How does this bizarre homicide tie into the shadowy monster that attacks Dr. Leslie Thompkins? This creature looks to wage a war on Batman--and it's using Joker Gas to do it! Collects Detective Comics #994-999, 1001-1006 and a story from Detective Comics #1000


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The Arkham Knight has arrived in Gotham City with an entire round table of deadly allies, and their first encounter will leave Batman shaken to his core! Alfred Pennyworth...attacked at Wayne mansion! Who's hunting those closest to Batman? The monstrous shadow plaguing Gotham City gains the upper hand when two of the Dark Knight's most ardent allies fall prey to a viole The Arkham Knight has arrived in Gotham City with an entire round table of deadly allies, and their first encounter will leave Batman shaken to his core! Alfred Pennyworth...attacked at Wayne mansion! Who's hunting those closest to Batman? The monstrous shadow plaguing Gotham City gains the upper hand when two of the Dark Knight's most ardent allies fall prey to a violent vendetta! Commissioner Gordon calls in the Dark Knight Detective when there's a murder at the Gotham City Aquarium--staged to look exactly like Thomas and Martha Wayne's crime scene, right down to the playbill and pearls. How does this bizarre homicide tie into the shadowy monster that attacks Dr. Leslie Thompkins? This creature looks to wage a war on Batman--and it's using Joker Gas to do it! Collects Detective Comics #994-999, 1001-1006 and a story from Detective Comics #1000

30 review for Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 1: Mythology

  1. 4 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    Guys! I had my baby! She's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay so I read this the night before my little girl came into my life. So this had some pretty heavy expectations to live up to. Luckily, it hit most of them. I really enjoyed this a lot. Bruce has a enemy who is taking him down every single turn. He goes after his loved ones, people he cares about, and with such ease it makes him worried he can't stop him. When it gets to the explosive conclusion it ends in a different way you might Guys! I had my baby! She's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay so I read this the night before my little girl came into my life. So this had some pretty heavy expectations to live up to. Luckily, it hit most of them. I really enjoyed this a lot. Bruce has a enemy who is taking him down every single turn. He goes after his loved ones, people he cares about, and with such ease it makes him worried he can't stop him. When it gets to the explosive conclusion it ends in a different way you might expect but the journey to that reveal is both brutal and kind of revealing of who Batman truly is. This is mostly a great character study on a character such a Bruce. Batman remains vigilant despite his whole world crumbling around him. It's great to see with solid art to back it. I loved nearly 90% of the story. The very ending reveal kind of leaves you going "Oh man" but it also makes you reflect so for that it's still good not great for the ending. The lead up was great. A 4 out of 5.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Artemy

    Easily one of the worst Batman comics I've ever read, courtesy of Tomasi. An absolutely brain-dead story regurgitating every beaten to death Batman story cliche, with an ending that nullified pretty much everything that came before it, and starring possibly the dumbest version of Batman this side of Zack Snyder (so much for Detective Comics, huh?). This book just proved even further to me that Peter Tomasi is one of the worst superhero writers working today, and I am not going to bother with any Easily one of the worst Batman comics I've ever read, courtesy of Tomasi. An absolutely brain-dead story regurgitating every beaten to death Batman story cliche, with an ending that nullified pretty much everything that came before it, and starring possibly the dumbest version of Batman this side of Zack Snyder (so much for Detective Comics, huh?). This book just proved even further to me that Peter Tomasi is one of the worst superhero writers working today, and I am not going to bother with any of his other writing ever again. And what's even more shocking is that Doug Mahnke's art is also at his worst in this book! I don't know if that's the result of bi-weekly schedule or the terrible script or what, but Mahnke is usually an excellent artist and here his work just looked consistently ugly and uncanny as hell.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Brandon St Mark

    Read this this morning before my class. I read this as single issues but it's been a while. To be honest I've seen better from Tomasi (his Superman run during the beginning of Rebirth was really good) and better for Detective Comics (Tynion's Rebirth run was amazing to me), however this isn't bad. It just doesn't live up to those for me. I stopped reading single issues around the time issue 999 came out, so hopefully next volume will be better for me since I haven't already read the material bef Read this this morning before my class. I read this as single issues but it's been a while. To be honest I've seen better from Tomasi (his Superman run during the beginning of Rebirth was really good) and better for Detective Comics (Tynion's Rebirth run was amazing to me), however this isn't bad. It just doesn't live up to those for me. I stopped reading single issues around the time issue 999 came out, so hopefully next volume will be better for me since I haven't already read the material before.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Logan

    Batman must hunt down the killer of all his mentors! Story and art were both very good, reminded me of a Batman book that would have probably come out in the early 2000s during that Hush, Under the hood era. Got a bit weird towards the end, but overall this was a very enjoyable volume!

  5. 4 out of 5

    J.B.

    Well that was an unexpected bit of fun. I enjoyed the twist as it added to the Batman mythos, which fits him and the name of the comic perfectly. The art was perfect. The writing was good, not great, but good. Only one portion made me cringe with how stupid it was, but it's a fictional story about a superhero, so I forgave it. I mean really, let's not go crazy, right? I enjoyed it. Had a lot of fun with it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Anthony

    I got caught up in the detective 1000 hype and decided to check this out since there was a "Countdown to 1000" banner across the top, so I thought it might lead to something in issue 1000. It doesn't. It is a pretty decent Bat-story though, involving something he does each year on his birthday that's very Batman.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Stewart

    I do love how Tomasi writes these characters, but this was a super average story.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Free Fallinโ€™ Reader

    What is the Dark Knightโ€™s greatest fear? Peter J. Tomasi explores just that in ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ: ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ. 1: ๐˜”๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜บ. When a man and woman are found murdered, Commissioner Gordon calls in Batman to investigate. This is not your typical crime scene. The couple has been physically altered to resemble Thomas and Martha Wayne. This is only the beginning. Soon, those closest to Bruce become targets. Whoever is targeting Batman, knows his true identity. No one is safe. This was a wild ride. Tomas What is the Dark Knightโ€™s greatest fear? Peter J. Tomasi explores just that in ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ: ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ. 1: ๐˜”๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜บ. When a man and woman are found murdered, Commissioner Gordon calls in Batman to investigate. This is not your typical crime scene. The couple has been physically altered to resemble Thomas and Martha Wayne. This is only the beginning. Soon, those closest to Bruce become targets. Whoever is targeting Batman, knows his true identity. No one is safe. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ This was a wild ride. Tomasi confuses the reader with dreamlike obscurity. It will keep you guessing until the very end. I enjoyed the suspense and seeing the vulnerable side of Bruce Wayne. The artwork by penciler Doug Mahnke, inker Jaime Mendoza, and colorist David Baron is stellar. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ Thank you DC comics and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. Opinions are my own. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ: ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ. 1: ๐˜”๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜บ is available in hardcover today, September 10th, 2019. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ Collects Detective Comics #994-999โฃโฃ

  9. 4 out of 5

    Billy Jepma

    I havenโ€™t read Detective Comics thinks Tynionโ€™s (great) run ended, but the build-up the 1,000th issue got me to dive back into it and Iโ€™m glad I did! Peter J. Tomasi pens a really fun and exciting story here with a lot of great โ€œBatman being an actual detectiveโ€ moments and a lot of equally great โ€œBatman punching thingsโ€ moments. Doug Mahnkeโ€™s pencils are also fantastic, and the layouts for each issue were impressively diverse. Just a lot of great Batman stuff in this arc. The final i I havenโ€™t read Detective Comics thinks Tynionโ€™s (great) run ended, but the build-up the 1,000th issue got me to dive back into it and Iโ€™m glad I did! Peter J. Tomasi pens a really fun and exciting story here with a lot of great โ€œBatman being an actual detectiveโ€ moments and a lot of equally great โ€œBatman punching thingsโ€ moments. Doug Mahnkeโ€™s pencils are also fantastic, and the layouts for each issue were impressively diverse. Just a lot of great Batman stuff in this arc. The final issue kind of derailed things for me, though. The final twist was unexpected, but deflated a lot of the tension and stakes that the rest of the story had done so well building up. Not a dealbreaker for me, because itโ€™s still a good ending, but it definitely inhibited the memorability of the story. Still a solid 3.5-4 stars!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Eli Seibert

    I enjoyed this. It was a real mystery story with parts that were actually quite gutting, both of which are things I always enjoy. And while the mystery and danger does tie itself up quite easily at the end, it didn't take away any of the fun or enjoyment for me. It was a good birthday story for the Bat.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alรญ Flores

    After reading the first arc I was keen on keep reading the second arc, I was very hyped that the Arkham Knight was going to be part of the comic universe. And after finishing โ€œMedievalโ€ arc I was really disappointed that the character isnโ€™t as good as in the video game, and that the plot is pretty boring and a disaster, Tomasi really should quit or at least try to write some good stuff.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Roy

    Was hoping for more from this. Just felt like a flat batman story. Plus who else but Bruce would buy himself that bday present.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Scott Knight

    From the publisher: The Arkham Knight has arrived in Gotham City with an entire round table of deadly allies, and their first encounter will leave Batman shaken to his core! Alfred Pennyworth...attacked at Wayne mansion! Who's hunting those closest to Batman? The monstrous shadow plaguing Gotham City gains the upper hand when two of the Dark Knight's most ardent allies fall prey to a violent vendetta! Commissioner Gordon calls in the Dark Knight Detective when there's a mur From the publisher: The Arkham Knight has arrived in Gotham City with an entire round table of deadly allies, and their first encounter will leave Batman shaken to his core! Alfred Pennyworth...attacked at Wayne mansion! Who's hunting those closest to Batman? The monstrous shadow plaguing Gotham City gains the upper hand when two of the Dark Knight's most ardent allies fall prey to a violent vendetta! Commissioner Gordon calls in the Dark Knight Detective when there's a murder at the Gotham City Aquarium--staged to look exactly like Thomas and Martha Wayne's crime scene, right down to the playbill and pearls. How does this bizarre homicide tie into the shadowy monster that attacks Dr. Leslie Thompkins? This creature looks to wage a war on Batman--and it's using Joker Gas to do it! Collects Detective Comics #994-999 Detective Comics Vol. 1: Mythology by Peter J. Tomasi is a pretty good read. Leading up to Detective Comics 1000, it sets the stage for the debut of the Arkham Knight, and the next story arc for Detective Comics. The story opens with Batman and Jim Gordon investigating the deaths of a man and woman who look exactly like Bruce Wayne's parents. Next, Leslie Thompkins is attacked by a strange creature who is looking to draw Batman out. Alfred is the next victim. Batman soon figures out that it is going after the people responsible for helping him become Batman, and the race is on to save his mentors. The creature (who doesn't have a name) acts a bit like Clayface, as it takes on various faces of Batman's villains, friends, and fellow heroes. It is relentless, attacking and reforming constantly. It also is constantly reminding Bruce of how and why he became Batman. As Batman races from one friend to the next, the mystery of the creature and its purpose in tormenting Batman are slowly revealed. As Bruce discovers who created it, Tomasi wraps things up with a twist. Mythology was an interesting story. There wasn't clear bad guy or underlying plot that Batman was trying to stop. Rather, this was a trip down memory lane for Bruce Wayne, and Tomasi used his "mythology" to examine and almost reset Batman as issue #1000 looms. This approach is not unusual for writers, as I've read multiple stories that examine who Batman is and why he does what he does, on a level that goes beyond just revenge for his parents' murders. The way Tomasi conducts this soul-searching is a bit unique, and an interesting addition to the Batman mythology (see what I did there?). Overall, I enjoyed Detective Comics Vol. 1: Mythology by Peter J. Tomasi. It was an exciting book, with action that never let up and a surprising twist. I would recommend it to Batman fans for sure. I received a preview copy of this book from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    Oof. This was an ok story leading up to a pretty disappointing ending. I'd seen some spoilers leading up to this one, so I knew it was going to be, basically, (view spoiler)[ an "imaginary story," as we used to call them. I don't mind seeing this kind of story occasionally, especially if it's done really well, or in a really original way, but this one didn't quite work for me. (hide spoiler)] Doug Mahnke's art is really good here. (The inking is good too, u Oof. This was an ok story leading up to a pretty disappointing ending. I'd seen some spoilers leading up to this one, so I knew it was going to be, basically, (view spoiler)[ an "imaginary story," as we used to call them. I don't mind seeing this kind of story occasionally, especially if it's done really well, or in a really original way, but this one didn't quite work for me. (hide spoiler)] Doug Mahnke's art is really good here. (The inking is good too, up until the last issue, where it seems a bit rushed in places.) I was looking forward to starting Tomasi's Detective run, since he's got a good reputation, and seems like a good guy, and I hadn't read much of his work before. I think that his writing here is fine, and, aside from that ending, this is a promising start for his run. (I read this in single issues, Detective 994-999. I'm not entirely sure that will match up with what's printed in this hardcover, when it comes out.)

  15. 4 out of 5

    Beelzefuzz

    This starts out very good. An intriguing mystery, fast paced, brings in lots of lore and supporting characters to good effect. And fun puzzles to solve in a few issues even. Then it overstays its welcome and feels too repetitive by one issue before the end, that kills some of the momentum. Then the end is a total let down. While it is a good callback to some Morrison era stuff, that particular Morrison bit was very bad. As always, I have a bit of a hard spot in my heart for bad or misunderstood This starts out very good. An intriguing mystery, fast paced, brings in lots of lore and supporting characters to good effect. And fun puzzles to solve in a few issues even. Then it overstays its welcome and feels too repetitive by one issue before the end, that kills some of the momentum. Then the end is a total let down. While it is a good callback to some Morrison era stuff, that particular Morrison bit was very bad. As always, I have a bit of a hard spot in my heart for bad or misunderstood uses of technology so you may get more out of it than I did.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    Basic Plot: Batman fights a dark for after those who helped him become the hero he is. The story had an unexpected ending that worked out very well and made sense, even if I spent a good deal of this volume wondering what on earth Batman was really fighting. The psychology of the story was intriguing. The art was very good, and the story tapped into all of Batman's emotional attachments well. It's a great lead-in to the big milestone issue.

  17. 4 out of 5

    James

    This was good. This was my first DC comic Iโ€™ve ever read so there were characters in here that I didnโ€™t know who the were. With the that being said, they story itself still drew me in. Someone is after Batman and the things they are doing and the people they are targeting makes you think this person knows Batmanโ€™s identity. Batman ends up being pushed to the limit trying to figure this one out. Itโ€™s a real eye opener by the time you read issue #999.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Free Fallinโ€™ Reader

    ๐๐š๐ญ๐ฆ๐š๐ง: ๐ƒ๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐œ๐ฌ ๐•๐จ๐ฅ. ๐Ÿ: ๐Œ๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Genre: Graphic Novel Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ What is the Dark Knightโ€™s greatest fear? Peter J. Tomasi explores just that in ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ: ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ. 1: ๐˜”๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜บ. When a man and woman are found murdered, Commissioner Gordon calls in Batman to investigate. This is not your typical crime scene. The couple has been physically altered to resemble Thomas and Martha Wayne. This is only the beginning. Soon, those clo ๐๐š๐ญ๐ฆ๐š๐ง: ๐ƒ๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐œ๐ฌ ๐•๐จ๐ฅ. ๐Ÿ: ๐Œ๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Genre: Graphic Novel Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ What is the Dark Knightโ€™s greatest fear? Peter J. Tomasi explores just that in ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ: ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ. 1: ๐˜”๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜บ. When a man and woman are found murdered, Commissioner Gordon calls in Batman to investigate. This is not your typical crime scene. The couple has been physically altered to resemble Thomas and Martha Wayne. This is only the beginning. Soon, those closest to Bruce become targets. Whoever is targeting Batman, knows his true identity. No one is safe. This was a wild ride. Tomasi confuses the reader with dreamlike obscurity. It will keep you guessing until the very end. I enjoyed the suspense and seeing the vulnerable side of Bruce Wayne. The artwork by penciler Doug Mahnke, inker Jaime Mendoza, and colorist David Baron is stellar. Thank you @dccomics and @Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. Opinions are my own. ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ: ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ. 1: ๐˜”๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜บ is available in hardcover today, September 10th, 2019. Collects Detective Comics #994-999

  19. 4 out of 5

    Meghan

    This book was received as an ARC from DC Entertainment in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. I am a fan of Batman and all the comics and anthologies written but this one blew my mind because it drove in a direction that was a completely different concept and out of left field. Secrets of Batman's past are revealed and the truth is exposed about his parent's murder and then to top that all off, a mystery shadow is settin This book was received as an ARC from DC Entertainment in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. I am a fan of Batman and all the comics and anthologies written but this one blew my mind because it drove in a direction that was a completely different concept and out of left field. Secrets of Batman's past are revealed and the truth is exposed about his parent's murder and then to top that all off, a mystery shadow is setting to kill everybody important to Batman's life surrounded by a shadow and using Joker gas. This is the first comic ever to blow my mind and that I was actually a little sad when I finished reading it but seeing that this is only volume 1, I am ecstatic to see what the other volumes have in store. Our graphic novelists will love this rendition of Batman. We will consider adding this title to our graphic novel collection at the library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    I knew nothing about this book when I started reading it. I was pleasantly surprised by a couple of the twists and turns during the book. I didnโ€™t like the protoplasmic villain. For some reason, that just didnโ€™t work for me. The writing was excellent and the artwork was good.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Zoltรกn Sรกghy

    Peter J. Tomasi, the new Grant Morrison? The story reminds me a lot to R.I.P., the psychology behind the two stories is very similar. While reading, I had no idea where this goes, then bamm, everything made sense. Loved this, and can't wait to see what the writer does next.

  22. 5 out of 5

    John Funderburg

    Started off strong, but I didn't care much for the end of this storyline.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Butcher

    I enjoyed the deep dive into making a better Batman and his teachers though the actually ending was a little too philosophical for me.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Saravanan Mani

    Would have rated it higher if it did not end with such a non-ending. The title is wrongly given as the Arkham Knight, whereas it is Mythology.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Johanna

    This book takes place on the anniversary of the death of Batman's parents. Batman is already struggling with the anniversary when a series of personal attacks sends him reeling. I found this to be an interesting Batman story. It was easy to read, although the subject was at times dark. I would recommend to anyone who is already a Batman fan and interested in reading further into Batman mythology.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tato Lรจ martรญn

    I was given this ARC from Netgalley and DC Comics for an honest review. This one is definitely one for grabs, starting off with a murder couple that seemed to look like Bruce Wayne's parents, here me thinking... again.. relating back to his dead parents.. but no, definitely a fresh punch to the story line. Lots of twists and turns, but Batman figures out who is behind this whole scheme and the whole reason why. So much goes down during the story, definitely kept me reading to figure out the myst I was given this ARC from Netgalley and DC Comics for an honest review. This one is definitely one for grabs, starting off with a murder couple that seemed to look like Bruce Wayne's parents, here me thinking... again.. relating back to his dead parents.. but no, definitely a fresh punch to the story line. Lots of twists and turns, but Batman figures out who is behind this whole scheme and the whole reason why. So much goes down during the story, definitely kept me reading to figure out the mystery. Must read!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ron

    Batman is confronted with a very twisted enemy. Bidies modified to look like his murdered parents are found in a aquarium. Then Alfred and an old friend is attacked. Anytime he thinks he has figured out who is behind this twisted tale, he is proved wrong until he figures out exactly why this is happening. Happy Birthday, Bruce! Thanks Netgalley for the opportunity to read this title.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jake

    Batman is a character nearly as old as comics itself. A friend of mine likes to point out some obvious flaws with the character. Yet it's creators like Tomasi that remind me that there is more to the Dark Knight than the sad sack that people default him as. As a detective, he's on the top of his game not even needing an autopsy room to find things out. There are also people who matter a great deal to him as well including Leslie Thompkins who helps bring out this very human side to Batman. The t Batman is a character nearly as old as comics itself. A friend of mine likes to point out some obvious flaws with the character. Yet it's creators like Tomasi that remind me that there is more to the Dark Knight than the sad sack that people default him as. As a detective, he's on the top of his game not even needing an autopsy room to find things out. There are also people who matter a great deal to him as well including Leslie Thompkins who helps bring out this very human side to Batman. The title mythology really lives up to its name by displaying the teachers who give Batman all of his skills and how effective they are and where he needs to improve. Those opening chapters feel heartbreaking and sets the tone. The gadgets, costumes, and other peripherals are also very good fan-service. I'm not too big a fan of the twist ending but it makes sense for a creator returning to a character he loves. The same ending also reveals a sad scene that I feel should be addressed more. I can actually see stories of being a kid at heart being something potentially great with these capes and cowls. But not a man-child.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    Thanks to DC Comics for approving me to read this e-galley advance reader's copy via Edelweiss. It's the anniversary of the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne and someone has staged another murder scene to look just like it, with victims who look just like them. Soon, a new enemy begins targeting the people who helped Bruce Wayne grow into the man he is today and those who trained him in the art of detection and the martial arts he would use as Batman. But where did this new enemy come from, how Thanks to DC Comics for approving me to read this e-galley advance reader's copy via Edelweiss. It's the anniversary of the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne and someone has staged another murder scene to look just like it, with victims who look just like them. Soon, a new enemy begins targeting the people who helped Bruce Wayne grow into the man he is today and those who trained him in the art of detection and the martial arts he would use as Batman. But where did this new enemy come from, how do they know so much about Batman's past, and will Batman finally defeat them?

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany McCall

    I was sent an eArc of this comic for free by NetGalley in exchange for my honest thoughts I was so confused while reading this because I didn't realize that it was actually a volume that was well into a series. However I was completely lost trying to figure out what was happening & why. The plot seemed to jump around a lot. The characters were ok. I just wish I knew that this wasn't the first in a series. Maybe I wouldn't have been so confused. The art style is nice. I do enjoy Ba I was sent an eArc of this comic for free by NetGalley in exchange for my honest thoughts I was so confused while reading this because I didn't realize that it was actually a volume that was well into a series. However I was completely lost trying to figure out what was happening & why. The plot seemed to jump around a lot. The characters were ok. I just wish I knew that this wasn't the first in a series. Maybe I wouldn't have been so confused. The art style is nice. I do enjoy Batman & reading Batman comics but this could have been a little bit better.

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