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The Resource Batman : with other tales of the Dark Knight, Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader?, writer, Neil Gaiman ; pencils, Andy Kubert ; inks, Scott Williams ; colors, Alex Sinclair ; letters, Jared K. Fletcher

Batman : with other tales of the Dark Knight, Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader?, writer, Neil Gaiman ; pencils, Andy Kubert ; inks, Scott Williams ; colors, Alex Sinclair ; letters, Jared K. Fletcher

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Batman : with other tales of the Dark Knight, Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader?
Title
Batman
Title remainder
with other tales of the Dark Knight
Title part
Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader?
Statement of responsibility
writer, Neil Gaiman ; pencils, Andy Kubert ; inks, Scott Williams ; colors, Alex Sinclair ; letters, Jared K. Fletcher
Title variation
Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A man doesn't live forever-- a legend does. From the moment he declared war on crime, the Batman knew his story would eventually come to an end. But for each soul he has touched, either as an ally or an enemy, a lover or a friend, an inspiration or an obsession, the life of the Dark Knight-- and its tragic conclusion-- is viewed differently. Now those closest to the Caped Crusader gather for his memorial service. Stories are told, feelings are revealed and tears are shed in a final retrospective of Batman's long and astonishing career. And for those of you who think you know the Dark Knight, prepare to find out you never did" -- dust jacket flap
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Character
Illustration
Award
Goodreads Choice Award, 2009.
Review
  • After DC ostensibly killed off Batman (actually, Bruce Wayne bought it; the role has since been assumed by erstwhile Robin, Dick Grayson), superstar scripter Gaiman was commissioned to give the character an appropriately grand send-off. He tackled the assignment in unorthodox fashion by having an offstage Batman witness his own funeral. At the service, comrades and foes offer eulogies depicting contradictory versions of Batman, which cleverly allude to the inconsistencies of characterization that cropped up during seven decades of publication. The conflicting testimonials support the conception of Batman as a modern folktale and reinforce the idealized image of him as a hero who never surrenders. At the crux of Gaiman’s treatment is a bedtime story a young Bruce’s mother reads him—a device subtly evoking Gaiman’s comics chef d’ouevre, Sandman. In many fans’ eyes, Gaiman’s rare return to the superhero genre is a more monumental event than Batman’s apparent demise. Meanwhile, Kubert, a fan favorite for his lushly limned depictions of action-packed stories, proves as adept with the pensive tone of this scenario. -- Flagg, Gordon (Reviewed 08-01-2009) (Booklist, vol 105, number 22, p50)
  • Following the “death” of Bruce Wayne in last year's “Batman: R.I.P.” arc comes Gaiman's loving eulogy not just to Batman but to the Batman of each era since the character's debut. Bolstered by slick art from Kubert (Batman ; Captain America ), Gaiman's lyrical chops are in fine form, weaving a surreal wake in which characters from Batman's history take turns relating what he meant to them, and their takes on the Dark Knight and the dangerous microcosm he fought for and eventually purportedly “died” to protect. Although this is obviously a love letter from one of the comics medium's premiere talents, the volume will appeal more to readers well-versed in Batman's continuity than Gaiman's normal legion of fans As the finished story only amounts to two issues of material, this hardcover is padded out with lesser—though not badly written by any means—stories teaming Gaiman with Simon Bisley, Mark Buckingham, Kevin Nowlan and Bernie Mireault, plus a sketchbook by Kubert. (July) --Staff (Reviewed July 27, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 30, p50)
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Gaiman, Neil
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
comic strips
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  • Williams, Scott
  • Wagner, Matt
  • Kubert, Andy
  • Bisley, Simon
  • Hoffman, Mike
  • Nowlan, Kevin
  • Mireault, Bernie
  • Buckingham, Mark
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  • Batman (Fictitious character)
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Heroes
Label
Batman : with other tales of the Dark Knight, Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader?, writer, Neil Gaiman ; pencils, Andy Kubert ; inks, Scott Williams ; colors, Alex Sinclair ; letters, Jared K. Fletcher
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0917/2009455882-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Batman created by Bob Kane."
Contents
  • A black and white world
  • artist, Simon Bisley ; letterer, John Costanza
  • Pavane
  • artist, Mark Buckingham ; colorist, Nansi Hoolahan ; letterer, Agustin Mas
  • Original sins
  • penciller, Mike Hoffman ; inker, Kevin Nowlan ; colorist, Tom McCraw ; letterer, Todd Klein
  • When is a door
  • penciller, Bernie Mireault ; inker, Matt Wagner ; colorist, Joe Matt
Control code
000044599077
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
Deluxe ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401223038
Lccn
2009455882
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
Label
Batman : with other tales of the Dark Knight, Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader?, writer, Neil Gaiman ; pencils, Andy Kubert ; inks, Scott Williams ; colors, Alex Sinclair ; letters, Jared K. Fletcher
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0917/2009455882-d.html
Publication
Note
"Batman created by Bob Kane."
Contents
  • A black and white world
  • artist, Simon Bisley ; letterer, John Costanza
  • Pavane
  • artist, Mark Buckingham ; colorist, Nansi Hoolahan ; letterer, Agustin Mas
  • Original sins
  • penciller, Mike Hoffman ; inker, Kevin Nowlan ; colorist, Tom McCraw ; letterer, Todd Klein
  • When is a door
  • penciller, Bernie Mireault ; inker, Matt Wagner ; colorist, Joe Matt
Control code
000044599077
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
Deluxe ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401223038
Lccn
2009455882
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.

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