Batman, Volume 7
It's the marriage of Batman and Catwoman! The wedding of the century is here in BATMAN VOL. 7, written by the critically acclaimed Tom King!The day has finally arrived: the nuptials of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. But their road to wedded bliss won't be easy. With visitors from this time and beyond, the Bat and the Cat will have to undergo even more trials and tribulations before they walk down the aisle.Written by generational talent Tom King and featuring art by Mikel Jan�n, BATMAN VOL. 7 features one of the biggest milestones in DC history! Collects BATMAN #45-50.

Batman, Volume 7 Details

TitleBatman, Volume 7
Author
ReleaseOct 30th, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401283384
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Graphic Novels, Batman

Batman, Volume 7 Review

  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    On page two of this book Green Lantern commits suicide by power ring and blows his own head off. Wow - top that for a wedding toast! I knew a Batman wedding was never going to be normal but I don’t think anybody expected that! As good as the lead-in books to Batman and Catwoman’s wedding have been, the actual event itself is… underwhelming. Like The War of Jokes and Riddles, this is unfortunately one of my least favourite books in Tom King’s Batman run. And I’m not saying that because one of the On page two of this book Green Lantern commits suicide by power ring and blows his own head off. Wow - top that for a wedding toast! I knew a Batman wedding was never going to be normal but I don’t think anybody expected that! As good as the lead-in books to Batman and Catwoman’s wedding have been, the actual event itself is… underwhelming. Like The War of Jokes and Riddles, this is unfortunately one of my least favourite books in Tom King’s Batman run. And I’m not saying that because one of the worst superheroes of all time, Booster fucking Gold, takes up half the book - King’s such a good writer, he manages to make even that braindead moron tolerable! Yup, Batman and Catwoman are getting married so of course let’s have a three issue Booster Gold storyline!? Dumbass wants to get Bruce a wedding present - but what do you give the man who has everything? A vision of what the world would be like if he hadn’t lost his parents and become Batman; proof that his life was - is - worthwhile. Except Booster fucks it up because he’s a fuckup and shit gets kerazy. I actually liked this unexpected story. Alternative future storylines can be fun as we see familiar characters in unfamiliar roles - Jason Todd as a car-security salesman who kills Jokers (wink wink) - both Batman and Catwoman behave unexpectedly, and like I said King writes Booster Gold so that he’s not completely off-putting. Tony S. Daniel’s artwork is slick as always though I do wonder if he shares my low opinion of Booster as the close-ups of the character, with those dead eyes and blank expression, make him look like an imbecile. And it was cool to see Catwoman don the Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman outfit from Batman Returns. Then we’re into a two-part Joker storyline, The Best Man. After this story and The War of Jokes and Riddles I’ve come to realise that I don’t like Tom King’s Joker very much. He doesn’t write him terribly - he gives him some great lines, Joker’s menacing enough, he sounds like the Joker - but he’s one of the few major characters King’s failed to make his own. He’s a little too predictably unpredictable, a bit derivative and indistinct, a bit too chatty - the first part, he antagonises Batman as you’d expect; the second, he and Catwoman powwow about the bad old days. I thought this was going to be the best part of the book but it turned out to be really boring. But it’s not the worst part of the book which is, surprisingly, the main event: the wedding itself. I won’t go into spoilers but expect the unexpected - for the final couple pages at least. Because the dozens of pages leading up to it is a whole load of nothing with Bruce and Selina waffling on about their relationship while one big name guest artist after another contributes pin-up art. It’s a great looking issue but overly drawn-out and totally lacking a story as King instead stuffs the background with Easter Eggs - references from his Batman run as well as Batman and Catwoman’s history. Batman, Volume 7: The Wedding has its moments here and there and the art on the whole is superb but it’s disappointingly boring for the most part and fails to live up to the months of build-up. I have to say though that the absurdly fast pace that Tom King is knocking out these books - and have the quality of those books remain consistently high for the most part - is pretty fucking amazing, so hats off to him for that. I mean, we’re seven books deep and there have been a couple mediocre entries but no truly bad ones - that’s astonishing. Further to that, it doesn’t seem like King’s running out of ideas at this point in the game - if anything, the ending of this book indicates that, far from slowing down, he’s only gotten started! There’s a clear direction and strong purpose for at least the next story arc which I can’t wait to read. And this is the halfway point of King’s ambitious 100 issue storyline so who knows what’ll happen? Meow…
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    Oh man. This is impossible to talk about without spoiling everything, so I won’t. But this was phenomenal and beautiful and so emotional and gut-wrenching, and I love these characters, I love Tom King and this was just... ahhh. So good.
  • Malum
    January 1, 1970
    --You can't really talk about this book without SPOILERS, so I am going to be better than DC and actually warn you of the SPOILERS that are incoming.--Wow, what a clustertruck, DC. You write one of the biggest events (or non-events, as it turned out to be) of the year, and then you purposefully spoil it for everyone before it is released because of sales figures or some such nonsense. This volume is really hard to review. It had some fun moments but, in the end, it all turned out to be pointless --You can't really talk about this book without SPOILERS, so I am going to be better than DC and actually warn you of the SPOILERS that are incoming.--Wow, what a clustertruck, DC. You write one of the biggest events (or non-events, as it turned out to be) of the year, and then you purposefully spoil it for everyone before it is released because of sales figures or some such nonsense. This volume is really hard to review. It had some fun moments but, in the end, it all turned out to be pointless nonsense and it made the last few Batman volumes also a bunch of pointless nonsense. So, first we get a Booster Gold story. It is an "alternate timeline" story so it is kind of pointless. It does, however, have some batshit (no pun intended) insane moments that you can only do with "alternate dimension/timeline stories", and so it was kind of fun. Next, we get a Joker arc. This one also started really crazy, but it ended with an entire issue of Catwoman and Joker having a conversation together. I kind of liked this, but YMMV. Finally, we get the wedding issue. My favorite part of this was a VERY touching Alfred/Bruce moment that literally made me say "awwww" out loud. We also get a bunch of art from different artists of Batman and Catwoman together. Honestly, though, some of this art was really bad. Did they have fans submit art for this? I am seriously asking, because some of it looks like it was drawn by children. So, anyway, Catwoman comes to the realization that if she marries Batman and makes him happy, then he won't be Batman anymore. So, basically, she realizes that Batman NEEDS to suffer and be miserable so that he can spend the rest of his life fighting crazy people. So, of course, she abandons him at the altar. Alrighty then. What a terrible ending to what has been a really neat arc for Bats and Cats.
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  • Eli Seibert
    January 1, 1970
    The Gift storyline= 3.5 starsThe Best Man storyline= 4 starsAnd the “Wedding”… Made my heart hurt.I feel like the parent who tells their kids “I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed.” And it’s true, I’m not so much angry at the turnout for issue 50 (it was spoiled for me ahead of time) as I am wondering what the point of it all was. They had several guests artists, and all this promotional stuff, and like 2 years of build up to this (longer if you’ve been with BatCat since the beginning), and for The Gift storyline= 3.5 starsThe Best Man storyline= 4 starsAnd the “Wedding”… Made my heart hurt.I feel like the parent who tells their kids “I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed.” And it’s true, I’m not so much angry at the turnout for issue 50 (it was spoiled for me ahead of time) as I am wondering what the point of it all was. They had several guests artists, and all this promotional stuff, and like 2 years of build up to this (longer if you’ve been with BatCat since the beginning), and for it to turn out how it did, and just fall so flat, I just don’t really… get it. I don’t get why.Maybe it will be more clear why King did what he did as the series continues, but for the sake of this volume: the Wedding= 3.5 starsAverage= 3.67 stars (rounding up because I’m nice)
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  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    A most beautiful and interesting end to comics longest courtship.World: The art for this series been fantastic, it sets the tone so well and the panels speak so much more than the dialog that accompany it, this creative team just knows how to compliment each other (like Capullo and Snyder). The characters are beautiful, full of character and personality and as I said, the silences speak louder than words because the art is so good. Then there is the huge list of different artists that came and c A most beautiful and interesting end to comics longest courtship.World: The art for this series been fantastic, it sets the tone so well and the panels speak so much more than the dialog that accompany it, this creative team just knows how to compliment each other (like Capullo and Snyder). The characters are beautiful, full of character and personality and as I said, the silences speak louder than words because the art is so good. Then there is the huge list of different artists that came and contributed to the ‘Wedding’, you see the names you see the art, it brings all the feels, it brings everything and it’s perfect (much like Action Comics 1000). The world building is amazing, it’s a combination of what King has created since he came on board and also a call back to the long history of these two characters and their respective history and little slice of Gotham. I don’t want to ruin it for readers but the world draws up all the feels.Story: There are three stories here, and all are amazing and not to be spoilt by my rambling and gushing. The Booster Gold story is amazing, a lot of people have done Booster and his stories fall into a very specific framing: Booster goes back and does something stupid, tries to fix it, hijinx, last minute save and rinse and repeat. What we have here falls into that framework but with King’s steady hand and his ties to the Bat/Cat marriage this story becomes something more, it hits hard and makes you cry. Then there’s the wonderful ‘Best Man’ story, this is King’s second Joker story after ‘War of Jokes and Riddles’ and I think this one is way better than that one (which was also pretty fantastic). This is the Joker we grew up with, the Animated Series style of Joker that’s jokey but the layer of menace underneath is very real and very frightening (I loved Snyder’s version and I love how different this one is). This ‘Best Man’ tale is frightening and the dialog is so insanely good, the 2 issues with the two mains is so well done and so well sums up the the relationship that each character has with the Joker, so insanely good. Then there’s the ‘Wedding’ I am not going to say anything at all, this is a culmination of a love story that has been going on for years and many generations of comic book readers have been hoping for and this is it, that’s all I’ll say, this is indeed the long game. Well played King, we'll played. Characters: Bat and Cat are so well done, ever since King pick up this book and started telling the tale of their relationship and tied in all the past and dreamed of a future that comic readers have been hoping we’ve been spoilt. King’s dialog, his control and work with the art and how he tells character moments is amazing. Selina and Bruce are so good and King tells how well they fit together and how they don’t fit together, just like any real relationship. That’s what King has done, created a sense of realness to the characters. Even the Joker with is over the top nature is real, he plays by a set of rules and he acts and responds in a certain way which I love. King can do characters. Enjoy them.Enjoy this culmination, what ever you think of the end, think of the future and the past and how it ended up here and how we will move forward, this will go down as one of the best runs of Batman in it’s publication history, we will remember Moore, Miller, Dixon, Kane, Snyder, and now King is up there in this pantheon of writers who have made and defined aspects of Batman that future generations of writers will call back on and treasure.Onward to the next book!*read individual issues*
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  • Mitchell Kukulka
    January 1, 1970
    "You are an engine that turns pain into hope."Ultimately, the payoff subverts the year-long build-up, which is going to (and already has) piss some people off, but for me the new developments are welcome, needed and exciting.Three different but equally enticing stories in this volume. The first, "The Gift," is a three-issue vignette of an alternate future in which, thanks to some meddling in the timestream by Booster Gold, Bruce Wayne's parents never died, therefore he never found a reason to be "You are an engine that turns pain into hope."Ultimately, the payoff subverts the year-long build-up, which is going to (and already has) piss some people off, but for me the new developments are welcome, needed and exciting.Three different but equally enticing stories in this volume. The first, "The Gift," is a three-issue vignette of an alternate future in which, thanks to some meddling in the timestream by Booster Gold, Bruce Wayne's parents never died, therefore he never found a reason to become Batman. Like literally everything that's ever happened in any comic book ever, things go pear-shaped, though not before King demonstrates some genuine skill with the deadpan style of comedy needed to meld the drastically different worlds of Booster Gold and Batman. The second, "The Best Man," lasts just two issues, but leaves a considerable impression as Joker succeeds at incapacitating Batman, causing his bride-to-be to come to his rescue. Oddly enough, the resulting interaction between the cat and the clown serves as a twisted companion piece to the fan-favorite "Double Date" story between Superman, Lois Lane, Catwoman and Batman a few issues back -- bleeding out together after a mutually destructive gun v. claw fight, the Seinfeldian, fourth-wall-leaning conversations between the two is one of the absolute highlights of King's already excellent run.The final story, "The Wedding" is a beautiful and ultimately tragic tribute to Batman, Catwoman and the many artists that have brought them to life for the past 80 years. And even if it doesn't go as some had hoped, the emotional state it leaves Batman in could very well be setting up one of the most memorable periods in the legendary character's long history, and one that plays perfectly to King's strengths as a writer.Whereas Grant Morrison explored the outermost limits of Batman's potential as a work of fiction, and Scott Snyder paid tribute to Batman's status as a symbol of hope both inside the comic book world and out, Tom King is interested in digging in deep to examine the emotional depths of Bruce Wayne, laying bare the vulnerabilities that make him weak, and the vulnerabilities that make him strong.The one thing that has set King's run on Batman above just about every run before it and every other book on your LCS' shelves is the writer's dedication to weaving his stories into one big tapestry. More so than an other comic run that I can think of, every story, every plot point and every theme explored by King's Batman meshes with what comes before and after. The "I Am _____" trilogy that made up his first three arcs exposed the raw nerves underneath Batman's cowl unlike anything that had come before it, whereas the storylines that followed took a deep look (25 issues deep) at a question previous writers have posed without really offering a definitive conclusion: "Can Batman be happy?"King finally gives the answer: "Yes, he can. But he shouldn't be."The possibilities opened up by the new status quo are as endless as the very last panel is ominous.
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  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    Read as single issues. Spoilery stuff to follow.Okay. So. Everyone obviously has their opinions about Issue 50 (and it being spoiled in advance). And, yeah, I have my opinions, too, and most of them aren't favorable. But, honestly, I really don't see how people didn't *know* that the wedding wouldn't happen. It's comics. They're not particularly known for happily ever after.Now, that being said, I would have really, really liked to have seen a plot device other than "Selina chooses to leave Bruc Read as single issues. Spoilery stuff to follow.Okay. So. Everyone obviously has their opinions about Issue 50 (and it being spoiled in advance). And, yeah, I have my opinions, too, and most of them aren't favorable. But, honestly, I really don't see how people didn't *know* that the wedding wouldn't happen. It's comics. They're not particularly known for happily ever after.Now, that being said, I would have really, really liked to have seen a plot device other than "Selina chooses to leave Bruce at the altar (rooftop) to further his man-pain." Because, let's face it, that's what happened here. And after all the lead-up with the Joker in the preceding issues and the Preludes to the Wedding events, I would have loved to see that storyline play out other than how it did. The lead-up issues with Joker trying to insert himself into the wedding were some top-notch storytelling. To have it abandoned so abruptly without actually playing into the big day was a huge disappointment.Were there some phenomenal moments with Batman and the Joker? Yes. And, ultimately, the book gets 4 stars from me for the scene where the Joker asks Batman to pray with him in the church. I had to stop and screenshot those pages and send them to friends with a "LOOK AT THIS OMG!" (And, to a lesser extent, the fourth star is also for Superman, Nightwing and Batman "cosplaying" themselves at the Batman-themed burger joint.) I'm disappointed with how the volume turned out, and would have loved to been wrong about my fears that the wedding wouldn't happen, but there's still some pretty solid stuff here, and it's one of my more-liked volumes from King's Batman.
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  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    And with the wedding issue, my opinion that Tom King is an overhyped pretentious average creator is solidified.I wish him no ill. Every now and then he has a story that’s pretty solid.A lot of this wedding has been boring, chopped up, or long meaningless monologues to fill up the pages. The tie ins were boring too.The final wedding issue itself pretends to be a celebration of all of Batman and catwomans past complete with meaningless symmetry scenes going through the mechanics of a wedding inter And with the wedding issue, my opinion that Tom King is an overhyped pretentious average creator is solidified.I wish him no ill. Every now and then he has a story that’s pretty solid.A lot of this wedding has been boring, chopped up, or long meaningless monologues to fill up the pages. The tie ins were boring too.The final wedding issue itself pretends to be a celebration of all of Batman and catwomans past complete with meaningless symmetry scenes going through the mechanics of a wedding intermixed with random splash pages from several artists with a shitty poem about catwomans eyes.The art work is great don’t get me wrong. But no real rhyme or reason for anything. There’s no story in the wedding issue either. Much like the issues leading up to it we’re apparently supposed to just be impressed that the joker is talking and that there’s a history. And in the wedding issue we’re just supposed to be impressed because lots of artists contributed. The “story” for five issues now is near absent. Sadly this all seems to be enough for many, as I’m in the minority. Apparently King is a comic god of some kind.I’m rambling now. But in summary, Tom Kings Batman: boring and pretentious.
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  • Ian Darko
    January 1, 1970
    Tom King continues to be one of the best Batman writers out there. While I love writers like Sean Murphy who play with the Batman mythos to tell an interesting Elseworlds story, I adore how well Tom King dissects Batman as a character and his relationship with the people around him. The Booster Gold storyline was a fun side adventure exploring a world where Bruce never donned the cowl, and the Joker arc is probably one of my favorite Joker stories. King proves he knows the Batman/Joker dynamic w Tom King continues to be one of the best Batman writers out there. While I love writers like Sean Murphy who play with the Batman mythos to tell an interesting Elseworlds story, I adore how well Tom King dissects Batman as a character and his relationship with the people around him. The Booster Gold storyline was a fun side adventure exploring a world where Bruce never donned the cowl, and the Joker arc is probably one of my favorite Joker stories. King proves he knows the Batman/Joker dynamic well, probably even better than Scott Snyder did. As far as the now controversial Wedding story goes, I loved it. I felt it captured both Bruce and Selina as characters well, showing how deeply they care for one another while also showing how they may not be a perfect fit as a couple. I admire King for daring to ask questions most comic book writers would be too afraid to ask. King understands that with Batman, happily ever after is never easy and it shouldn’t be. Batman is deep and complex character, which is why so many, myself included, have been drawn to him for decades. King has said this is only half of what he has planned for Batman’s story and I can’t wait to see how the other half unfolds.
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  • Martin Králik
    January 1, 1970
    Skoda, ze sa neda dat 4.5. Posledny zosit bol jeden z najlepsich, co som z komiksu cital - plny emocii, dobre napisany a genialne nakresleny. No prve zosity trochu pokrivkavali.
  • Gavin Abdollahi
    January 1, 1970
    No... No...NOOOOOO!!!! Of all the Tom King Batman books... WHY THIS ONE?!!WHY DID IT GO DOWNHILL HERE OF ALL PLACES?!! WHY!!!! *ahem*Warning: The following section contains spoilers. And, also, several moments of ranting off. (view spoiler)[So, this is what we've been building up to; the halfway point of Tom King's enjoyable Batman run: the marriage of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, a life-changing event to forever alter the Dark Knight's universe, a new addition to the Bat family... Ahhhhhhh! Yea No... No...NOOOOOO!!!! Of all the Tom King Batman books... WHY THIS ONE?!!WHY DID IT GO DOWNHILL HERE OF ALL PLACES?!! WHY!!!! *ahem*Warning: The following section contains spoilers. And, also, several moments of ranting off. (view spoiler)[So, this is what we've been building up to; the halfway point of Tom King's enjoyable Batman run: the marriage of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, a life-changing event to forever alter the Dark Knight's universe, a new addition to the Bat family... Ahhhhhhh! Yeah, right! Of course it was going to end like this... Of course the Bat couldn't marry the Cat... OF COURSE!!! The ending felt so... cliche. ARRGH!Though, in a way, what Selina did was a beautiful thing... Is it really necessary? Can we just try giving the Bat a happy life? Can't we just give that guy a smile he can actually keep? PLEASE?!! Well, this is Batman... How can the Bat fight crime while he's happy? If he's content and smiling, how's he gonna save Gotham? Well, the WAY HE'S BEEN SAVING IT SINCE HE PROPOSED!! He was happy before the marriage, right? He'd find a way; he is Batman, after all. (hide spoiler)]Besides... that, there's also the fact that this didn't feel too well done. The Booster Gold story arc? I did not like it. Like, that did not belong in Batman. That belonged in some Booster Gold comic... It was unnecessary, and did not leave me satisfied.As for the Joker issues... Those were better, I guess. The wonderful art from the War of Jokes and Riddles returns, and the interactions between characters are interesting... Though a little old and boring. Batman has been done over and over again; it's probably getting hard to come up with something fresh that isn't too zany... I hope the run picks itself back up again; maybe Mr. King has something else up his sleeve? He can probably turn this thing back around, he did write the Vision, after all, and that was a masterpiece.For now, though... 2.5/5
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  • Norman Cook
    January 1, 1970
    "The Gift" from issues #45-47, with art by Tony S. Daniel, sees Booster Gold at his usual inept self, going back in time to prevent Bruce Wayne's parents from being murdered. The butterfly effect is in full force, however, and the resulting dystopian nightmare is a sight to behold. Nevertheless, Bruce finds comfort and happiness in his 1% status and it takes some effort to right things. Booster should have just gotten Bruce a cheese tray."The Best Man" from issues #48-49, with art by Mikel Janín "The Gift" from issues #45-47, with art by Tony S. Daniel, sees Booster Gold at his usual inept self, going back in time to prevent Bruce Wayne's parents from being murdered. The butterfly effect is in full force, however, and the resulting dystopian nightmare is a sight to behold. Nevertheless, Bruce finds comfort and happiness in his 1% status and it takes some effort to right things. Booster should have just gotten Bruce a cheese tray."The Best Man" from issues #48-49, with art by Mikel Janín, sees Joker trying to make sense of his relationship with Batman and how the impending marriage to Catwoman will change it. The second part in particular, where severely injured Joker and Catwoman commiserate, reveals some dark secrets about Joker (if we are to believe him, which is problematical). Catwoman's innate doubts are fueled by what Joker says, creating some interesting dynamics between the two.These two stories, as have most of the recent Batman run, say a lot about Batman's temperament and certainly place doubt in both Batman and Catwoman as to the advisability of their marriage.SPOILERS"The Wedding of Batman & Catwoman" from issue #50, with art by Mikel Janín and just about every master artist at DC, is an incredible journey through Batman and Catwoman's history. That it turns out that everything leading up to the wedding and its ultimate fate was a manipulation by Bane and his minions in Arkham, is a twist of significant proportions. What these super-villains have in store for the newly damaged psyche of Batman should provide some very interesting conflicts.Note: I read this as individual comic book issues.
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  • Alan
    January 1, 1970
    If this collection had ignored the The Gift story, I think I would have rated it higher. The lead in to the wedding, the entire Cat and Joker face off, was pretty well executed. I enjoyed the back and forth between the characters. It worked, at least it worked for me. But now onto...Spoiler (yeah I know I could hit the hide review because of the spoiler button, but what if you want to read the spoiler).With the regular media coverage a lot of people know that the wedding did not happen. I read t If this collection had ignored the The Gift story, I think I would have rated it higher. The lead in to the wedding, the entire Cat and Joker face off, was pretty well executed. I enjoyed the back and forth between the characters. It worked, at least it worked for me. But now onto...Spoiler (yeah I know I could hit the hide review because of the spoiler button, but what if you want to read the spoiler).With the regular media coverage a lot of people know that the wedding did not happen. I read the story as Selina being manipulated by Bane through Holly to back out of the wedding. Nor, am I reading this as the final chapter in Selina and Bruce's story, even though it can be argued that I should. To find that Bane had been using other villains to get at Bruce psychologically, with the end game being getting Selina to no show for the wedding? I thought it was a good enough twist, one I would not have anticipated since bane is so often written as a brute force, non-thinking character. A much better wedding twist than what the X-Men did with Kitty and Peter.I like King's use of letters from Bruce to Selina as a story telling device for this issue. I know the decision may have been driven by the choice to have multiple artists do one page spreads for the issue, but I still like it as a story telling device for the wedding (even if I didn't particularly like the letters themselves).The Gift, eh OK. Just thought to took away from the wedding issues in this collection.
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  • Alí Flores
    January 1, 1970
    The gift: This arc takes place elsewhere, Dick Grayson plays Batman and Duke Thomas seems to be invalid, Booster Gold will try to help our BatmanThe wedding may be a little bit different than the expected, I was waiting for some crazy stuff but it is a lot different than that, basically is a card written by Bruce and Selina, it ain't bad but I thought different, it's pretty much an example of their love, at the end of the day she abandon Batman because if Bruce is happy there will no longer be a The gift: This arc takes place elsewhere, Dick Grayson plays Batman and Duke Thomas seems to be invalid, Booster Gold will try to help our BatmanThe wedding may be a little bit different than the expected, I was waiting for some crazy stuff but it is a lot different than that, basically is a card written by Bruce and Selina, it ain't bad but I thought different, it's pretty much an example of their love, at the end of the day she abandon Batman because if Bruce is happy there will no longer be a Batman.
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  • Am Gill
    January 1, 1970
    Tom King continues to be a writer that divides opinion. When he hit's the mark his writing is crisp and incisive. However, the risks he takes sometimes don't pay off. My first introduction to his Batman was the excellent Vol 5 (Rules of Engagement). This volume wilts in comparison. There are still some parts with wonderful, heart-warming and heart-breaking moments, but he reaches too far and the result feels messy and forced at times. I still adore his writing in general and look forward to seei Tom King continues to be a writer that divides opinion. When he hit's the mark his writing is crisp and incisive. However, the risks he takes sometimes don't pay off. My first introduction to his Batman was the excellent Vol 5 (Rules of Engagement). This volume wilts in comparison. There are still some parts with wonderful, heart-warming and heart-breaking moments, but he reaches too far and the result feels messy and forced at times. I still adore his writing in general and look forward to seeing what he does with Bruce in the future
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  • Iris Nevers
    January 1, 1970
    [Read in single issues]Although I didn't get the ending I would have preferred, this was still a very, very good story arc. I am excited about the prospects of what is going to happen moving forward and I do have high hopes to see a Bat and Cat wedding since Tom King kept reiterating that he has plans for a 100 issue run on Batman. So here's to the chance of the Bat and Cat wedding in issue #75!
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  • Angelo
    January 1, 1970
    "The Gift" was a pretty brilliant take on "What Do You Get For the Man Who Has Everything?", suitably fucked up by Tom King's standards. A lot of people are going to be annoyed at the conclusion of issue 50 and yes, it felt a bit flat to me too, but there's clearly so much more to tell. Kings run has been amazing, but he's crammed a metric fuckton of stuff in these 50 issues that could've been their own masterful stories if he'd let them breathe. Still tho, hell of a run.
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  • Sevia
    January 1, 1970
    Mrzí mě to, ale tohle DC úplně nezvládlo. A myslím tím hlavně to poslední dlouho dopředu propagované svatební číslo. Nejde o to, že bych byla nespokojená s příběhem. Dopadlo to, jak jedině mohlo. Ale zkrátka kolem toho neměli vytvořit takový hype.The Gift: ***The Best Man: ****The Wedding: ***/*
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  • robinnette
    January 1, 1970
    2.5/5I still can't bring myself to enjoy King's run on Batman. I had many problems with how batfamily was presented in the issues with Booster Gold's story and this is what mostly led me to give this volume such low rating. And Batman #50 was so overhyped.
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  • Dragon
    January 1, 1970
    Fuck. "You are an engine that turns pain into hope""If we are happy, and we can be so happy. I kill that engine. I kill Batman. I kill the person who saves everyone."It. Hurt. I have no words. Just. Fury. Shit.
  • John Funderburg
    January 1, 1970
    Booster Gold gives Batman a unique gift, the Joker is the "Best Man," and Batman and Catwoman... get married? This is some of the best written Batman in quite some time - Tom King (partnering with amazing artists) knows how to generate unexpected scenarios and seriously fun stories.
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  • Astrid
    January 1, 1970
    wtf tom king.all that beauty for that ending omg
  • Kirsi
    January 1, 1970
    I really, really liked this until #50. Such a let-down. They had a good plot going, I liked the art. And then they ended the whole thing like that. W o w. No words, just disappointment.
  • Luan Ramalho
    January 1, 1970
    ah, vai tomar no cu
  • Justin
    January 1, 1970
    Between the Booster Gold story and the mess of a wedding issue, this one was pretty rough."Tom King is the Dave Grohl of comics. One of my favorite bands of all time is Grohl’s Foo Fighters, so that’s a compliment coming from me. Some of the best rock songs in past couple decades have been by them. None of the members are the absolute best at their instruments and their songs are not all that deep, but in those songs  that eventually become unmistakable pop rock hits, there’s an energy that is u Between the Booster Gold story and the mess of a wedding issue, this one was pretty rough."Tom King is the Dave Grohl of comics. One of my favorite bands of all time is Grohl’s Foo Fighters, so that’s a compliment coming from me. Some of the best rock songs in past couple decades have been by them. None of the members are the absolute best at their instruments and their songs are not all that deep, but in those songs  that eventually become unmistakable pop rock hits, there’s an energy that is unmatched. Lead singer and songwriter Dave Grohl is the epitome of that dynamic. He is not the best vocalist, lyricist, or guitar player, but he executes each of those things in a way that, with the rest of the band and their collaborators, create compelling songs. However, sometimes they decide to veer from their pop rock formula with middling results. While Tom King’s actual words-on-page are not the main feature of any series he’s involved with — like Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, or Grant Morrison — he manages and completes the ensemble. With the right collaborators and execution, his books are some of the best in the superhero genre. “Batman” #50 is not one of those. It takes a nice, focused, three-minute rock song and balloons it into a bloated 15-minute jam band monstrosity."Read my thoughts on Batman #50 at multiversitycomics.com: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/lon...
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  • Shibosan
    January 1, 1970
    Начали за здравие, кончили за покой.
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