Batman
Acclaimed European comics master Enrico Marini (Eagles of Rome, Le Scorpion) makes his American comics debut with an original, two-part graphic novel starring the Dark Knight! What secret connection do both Batman and The Joker share with a strange and mysterious young girl? After she’s kidnapped by The Joker, Batman must plunge deep into the underworld of Gotham City and race against time to find out where she’s being held. The stakes are high, and for Batman, it’s personal!

Batman Details

TitleBatman
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 1st, 2017
PublisherDC
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Dc Comics, Batman, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Comic Book, Graphic Novels Comics

Batman Review

  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    A woman claiming to be Bruce Wayne’s baby mama rocks up with his “daughter” demanding he cough up millions in owed childcare. And then the Joker kidnaps her. Prepare for boredom with Batman: The Dark Prince Charming #1!I’ve never heard of Enrico Marini but apparently he’s an “acclaimed European comics master”. Bollocks I say, I think he’s just mates with Jim Lee and that’s how he got this gig! Because, while he’s clearly a talented illustrator, Marini’s just another artist who can’t write for sh A woman claiming to be Bruce Wayne’s baby mama rocks up with his “daughter” demanding he cough up millions in owed childcare. And then the Joker kidnaps her. Prepare for boredom with Batman: The Dark Prince Charming #1!I’ve never heard of Enrico Marini but apparently he’s an “acclaimed European comics master”. Bollocks I say, I think he’s just mates with Jim Lee and that’s how he got this gig! Because, while he’s clearly a talented illustrator, Marini’s just another artist who can’t write for shit!What is up with that pathetic story?! It’s the most unimaginative, lazy and mundane storyline he could’ve possibly conceived! Joker acts like Joker, shooting everyone left and right while Harley throws a temper tantrum, Batman fights goons left and right. A contrived daughter suddenly appears and we’re supposed to care? Bah! So what? This is tediously predictable, run-of-the-mill, boilerplate Batman.Why doesn’t Bruce just have a paternity test? And why does Joker want to get one over on Bruce Wayne by stealing his daughter anyway – does he know Bruce is Bats? Or does he have something against Bruce as well as Batman and doesn’t know they’re one and the same? Rubbish plotting.Marini does make Gotham look good though. The cityscape is hypnotically shadowy, Batman looks terrific and the two combined make for some superbly moody and eye-catching splash-pages. I also really liked his design for Killer Croc who’s reimagined as just a tough guy with scaly tattoos and a creepy bifurcated tongue, which I think is an improvement over the humanoid crocodile he’s usually depicted as. The Batmobile design though is basically a copy of the one from the Nolan Batman movies and I don’t think Joker having starry makeup over his eyes is a good look.I wouldn’t bother with this very dull, oversized/overpriced first issue (of two). Most people could probably imagine a more interesting Batman/Joker story than this or have access to a library where any number of Batman comics could instil the same level of disinterest for free – a far from charming Batman comic!
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  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    I did visit a comic store in order to obtain some merchandising about Harley Quinn, Star Wars or Thor Ragnarok for my youngest daughter [my wife blames me for my influence on both my daughters]. Too be honest it was the first visit for some years in a regular comic-shop and I realized that my wallet was sadly not deep enough so I did my daughter some stuff and treated myself on the New Asterix and and an new Batman comic after the seller assured me that it was a standalone and not deep into the I did visit a comic store in order to obtain some merchandising about Harley Quinn, Star Wars or Thor Ragnarok for my youngest daughter [my wife blames me for my influence on both my daughters]. Too be honest it was the first visit for some years in a regular comic-shop and I realized that my wallet was sadly not deep enough so I did my daughter some stuff and treated myself on the New Asterix and and an new Batman comic after the seller assured me that it was a standalone and not deep into the regular storylines that make less and less sense to me. [No Blake and Mortimer comic on the horizon anytime soon].This story is the umpteenth version of the Batman versus the Joker and both are shown here as Super in their effort as hero and criminal mastermind even if the Jokers reason for his latest crime is somewhat ordinary but very recognizable fir the any person. And both men are shown in their humanity which they do not care for very much but makes up for an essential part of their lives.This being the first of two installments is pretty good and the drawings are excellent they actually give the comic en new level of awesomeness. Marini does know how to give the Batman series, not unknown for their impressive drawing a new high.I am really looking forward to the second installment of this series which can be easily read by first timers as it does not require any knowledge on the Batman lore but that these two men are the eternal opposites and yet need a similar obsession to do what they do best.Well worth your time.
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  • Tabby
    January 1, 1970
    Love the plot and the artwork is just amazing!
  • Abdelhak
    January 1, 1970
    this new Comicbook is fucking lit y'all 2 bad has only 6 issue's !!!
  • Marko Bojkovský
    January 1, 1970
    Marini (Orlovi Rima) je odličan ovde. Donosi duh evropskog stripa DC-u u tolikoj meri da kada bismo izbacili Betmena i na njegovo mesto stavili nekog generičkog sf karaktera znali bismo da pred sobom imamo kvalitetnu franačku mejnstrimštinu. Nije strip (odnosno prva polovina istog) savršen, nije ni blizu - iako je sveukupni vizuelni utisak fenomenalan, iskusnijem stripovskom oku neće promaći ošljarenja i nedoslednosti na pojedinim tablama, no svkakako, u odnosu na prosečan američki mesečnik, ovo Marini (Orlovi Rima) je odličan ovde. Donosi duh evropskog stripa DC-u u tolikoj meri da kada bismo izbacili Betmena i na njegovo mesto stavili nekog generičkog sf karaktera znali bismo da pred sobom imamo kvalitetnu franačku mejnstrimštinu. Nije strip (odnosno prva polovina istog) savršen, nije ni blizu - iako je sveukupni vizuelni utisak fenomenalan, iskusnijem stripovskom oku neće promaći ošljarenja i nedoslednosti na pojedinim tablama, no svkakako, u odnosu na prosečan američki mesečnik, ovo jeste odlično nacrtano.Takođe, Marini ne razume Džokera, neko je to ovde već i rekao. Upravo nakon ovog stripa uzeh da čitam "Ludu Ljubav" i jasno je koliko je tamo Džoker više "svoj", duhovitiji, simpatičniji u svom ludilu. Kod Marinija on biva sveden samo na psiho ubicu bez prepoznatljivog skeča koji ide uz to.U svakom slučaju, ležerna, nezavisna priča koja će fanovima Betmena doneti osveženje, a onima koj i su kežualniji jednu solidnu priču koju mogu pročitati bez da se udubljuju u ceo njegov svet...
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  • Dan Phillips
    January 1, 1970
    A rare standalone Batman story and a breathe of fresh air, I love the batfamily but stories like these with seemingly no connection are a rarity since they introduced his countless allies, so once in a while a good story with just the bats is welcome. Amazing art, while the story felt somewhat lackluster by comparison I still rate it highly and recommend to people who like classic Batman stories.
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  • Garrett
    January 1, 1970
    A drug addicted woman is claiming that her 8 year old child is the daughter of Bruce Wayne. It makes the media headlines, and Joker kidnaps her. Batman tries to get her back. Not a lot of great plot in this book, but then again it’s only about 60 pages. I’ll probably read book two, but this story is bordering on the thin line of forgettable Batman comics
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  • Luis Reséndiz
    January 1, 1970
    esto estuvo bien a secas. la llegada de enrico marini a batman es, en teoría, una de esas cosas que hacen grande a dc --pienso en batman noir, por ejemplo, o en algunos elseworlds--, pero el problema es que el hermoso dibujo de marini --en serio, el tipo es un genio-- no se apoya en un buen guion: marini no es escritor, y es evidente que no conoce a batman como quisiera y que tampoco escribe buen noir. el resultado es un plot de flojera, el tipo de falso giro en la vida de batman que sabemos que esto estuvo bien a secas. la llegada de enrico marini a batman es, en teoría, una de esas cosas que hacen grande a dc --pienso en batman noir, por ejemplo, o en algunos elseworlds--, pero el problema es que el hermoso dibujo de marini --en serio, el tipo es un genio-- no se apoya en un buen guion: marini no es escritor, y es evidente que no conoce a batman como quisiera y que tampoco escribe buen noir. el resultado es un plot de flojera, el tipo de falso giro en la vida de batman que sabemos que no alterará nada del status quo, ilustrado, eso sí, con imágenes impresionantes. el formato, además, es muy bonito --un hardcover lindo en una edición bien cuidada--, pero de nuevo, la historia, carajo, la historia.
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  • Danijel Jedriško
    January 1, 1970
    Some things are different in "The Dark Prince Charming". Joker, Selina and Batman are not quite themselves but that's not a bad thing. Joker, as Bat's nemesis, is much more sadistic then we've used to, but that sadism isn't as in some other, better works from the past. Here it looks as it has no other purpose than madness itself. That doesn't do Joker justice. He's much more complex than just a murdering lunatic. However, this Batman is one of the best drawn comics I've seen this year. Every pag Some things are different in "The Dark Prince Charming". Joker, Selina and Batman are not quite themselves but that's not a bad thing. Joker, as Bat's nemesis, is much more sadistic then we've used to, but that sadism isn't as in some other, better works from the past. Here it looks as it has no other purpose than madness itself. That doesn't do Joker justice. He's much more complex than just a murdering lunatic. However, this Batman is one of the best drawn comics I've seen this year. Every page is on a higher level that regular editions and that alone makes "The Dark Prince Charming" valuable in the comic-book collection. Story could be better and less predictable, but I still leave some space for surprise in the second installment.
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  • Marisa Carpico
    January 1, 1970
    Thought this was excellent. The art especially is what makes this worth picking up. There are, admittedly, some really awful moments in the dialogue and Marini doesn't seem to have any grasp on how the Joker would talk, but the storytelling is more coherent and compelling than anything King has done so far, so I can't complain that much.
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