Batman
The graphic novel adaptation of Batman: Nightwalker expected for release in 2019.

Batman Details

TitleBatman
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 1st, 2019
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Comics, Fantasy, Superheroes, Dc Comics

Batman Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    First of all, Batman should be removed from the title and the book renamed Bruce Wayne: Nightwalker. This Bruce Wayne feels far removed from the traditional character of Bruce Wayne. He's more your typical YA hero. This is definitely a YA book at heart. It focuses way more on the romance than the action in this book. However, it's not nearly as bad in that area as the novel was. I actually liked this better than the book. Wildgoose's art brought this to life more than the novel. I enjoyed the mu First of all, Batman should be removed from the title and the book renamed Bruce Wayne: Nightwalker. This Bruce Wayne feels far removed from the traditional character of Bruce Wayne. He's more your typical YA hero. This is definitely a YA book at heart. It focuses way more on the romance than the action in this book. However, it's not nearly as bad in that area as the novel was. I actually liked this better than the book. Wildgoose's art brought this to life more than the novel. I enjoyed the muted color palette as well. Bruce also doesn't seem quite so lovestricken and naive in this version. While still not great, this works better as a graphic novel than prose.Received a review copy from DC and Edelweiss. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.
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  • Mizuki
    January 1, 1970
    Just this morning I told a fellow GR friend "I don't want to bring down the wrath of Lu's fangirls on myself yet", but now..........I changed my mind:I am so pissed off just by looking at the book's cover. This is not my Batman.Before you say anything about how and why I shouldn't rate a book before it even comes out, hear me out: I'd read the novel this graphic novel is supposed to be based on, and to be honest, that novel is a piece of garbage. Okay, it looks like Marie Lu is gonna do the artwor/>I Just this morning I told a fellow GR friend "I don't want to bring down the wrath of Lu's fangirls on myself yet", but now..........I changed my mind:I am so pissed off just by looking at the book's cover. This is not my Batman.Before you say anything about how and why I shouldn't rate a book before it even comes out, hear me out: I'd read the novel this graphic novel is supposed to be based on, and to be honest, that novel is a piece of garbage. Okay, it looks like Marie Lu is gonna do the artwork for this graphic novel herself since I can't find any illustrator being listed as a co-author, and to be fair, Lu's illustration is indeed lovely. However, given this graphic novel's shitty source-material, I can only give this...thing 1 star.Trust me, you can't wrap a piece of crap with beautiful wrapping and then convince me it suddenly isn't crap any more.I had said it once and I will say it here again: if you wanted better written Batman's stories, try Frank Miller, Jeph Loeb, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Scott Snyder etc. The list of good Batman authors go on and on and on, and Marie Lu is definitely not among that list.
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  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*Adapted from the acclaimed novel of the same name, the graphic novel follows the story of a teenaged Bruce as he slowly takes his first steps in becoming the crusader of Gotham. If you have read the book you are going to enjoy this one too since the art is stellar with sharp lines and very detailed features. Alfred is still amazing as both a butler and a father figure for Bruce. The I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*Adapted from the acclaimed novel of the same name, the graphic novel follows the story of a teenaged Bruce as he slowly takes his first steps in becoming the crusader of Gotham. If you have read the book you are going to enjoy this one too since the art is stellar with sharp lines and very detailed features. Alfred is still amazing as both a butler and a father figure for Bruce. The growing instinct of solving crimes is also apparent as Bruce tries to untangle the thread of the Nightwalkers.I hope that all the books in the series will get an adaptation like this one!
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  • Laurie –A Court of Books–
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of Batman: Nightwalker at BookExpo, this in no way impacts my rating. However, my rating is based on an unfinished and uncorrected copy, please note that the story may differ from the final book. The sixth book of my '10 books in 3 weeks' project3.5 stars
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  • Liv (Stories For Coffee)
    January 1, 1970
    This was my first Batman graphic novel, ever, and I had so much fun with it! It showed how Bruce became Batman while also having cameos from Harvey Dent + Gordon, and it was just a quick, fun read.
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you DC INK for the free gifted review copy!Review closer to publication!
  • Juli
    January 1, 1970
    My parents did not approve of comic books. I wasn't allowed to read 99% of the titles on the shelf at the drug store (the only shop that sold comics in the little town I grew up in). Allowable titles were mostly Disney. Huey, Dewey and Louie are cute....and I loved all the comics I was allowed to read.... but the exciting, more mainstream characters were off limits for me. To this day, I don't really understand why. Superman, Batman and the other superheroes were fighting to save humanity, right My parents did not approve of comic books. I wasn't allowed to read 99% of the titles on the shelf at the drug store (the only shop that sold comics in the little town I grew up in). Allowable titles were mostly Disney. Huey, Dewey and Louie are cute....and I loved all the comics I was allowed to read.... but the exciting, more mainstream characters were off limits for me. To this day, I don't really understand why. Superman, Batman and the other superheroes were fighting to save humanity, right? I guess it fell somewhere between "Violence and fighting are bad'' and "Girls don't read comic books.'' I think they were hoping I would turn into a dress-loving, girlie girl if they kept me away from what I naturally gravitated to....but it didn't work. I was always up a tree in the yard reading a book or chasing the neighbor kid with a garter snake. (In my defense, the kid was annoying.....sometimes the only way to get rid of him was to chase him with a snake.)So......the end result....I was an adult, and married to a long-time comic book enthusiast, before I ever really delved much into comic books and superheroes. This leaves me out of many nerd debate topics on cannon, reboots, different artists, weird plot tangents, etc. I just read and enjoy. With slight rants about some of the horrible movies, I love Batman. What's not to love about a billionaire businessman who has every freaking cool gadget ever invented....plus an awesome cave lair. My point is this -- I don't know cannon or most past plots from the comic book world -- Marvel or DC. I just love the characters, the art, and the storylines! So I jump on every graphic novel I can get my hands on that involves superheroes.....Love, love, love!I thoroughly enjoyed Batman: Nightwalker! The storyline features a young, 18-year old Bruce Wayne who has just come into his fortune. A group of thieves is targeting wealthy residents of Gotham. The Nightwalkers start out stealing money from the wealthiest of the wealthy.....but they quickly descend into more violent actions like murder, blowing up buildings, etc. Bruce tries to talk to one of the captured Nightwalkers who sits in a cell at Arkham Asylum. She refuses to say one word to anybody, but Bruce gets to know her. He discovers that there really is only a fine line between his brand of vigilante and the Nightwalkers.....I have never read the book this graphic novel is based on. I did however see much ranting about it online. And promptly ignored most of it. This is a young version of Bruce Wayne. He's a teen and trying to cope with the loss of his parents, coming into his wealth and figuring out what to do with himself. He's feeling a bit of angst....gets into trouble.... and ends up serving community service in Arkham of all places. And he meets someone who confuses and intrigues him. I enjoyed seeing his character develop. He makes a decision to use his drive to better the world in a positive way, rather than delving into the dark side of a more criminal element. It's a YA Batman story....with some nice tech elements (drones, robots, etc) and interesting "bad guys'' thrown in. I enjoyed the story. The muted colors of the artwork was awesome! And I liked the message. Even superhero billionaires have to discover who they are at some point -- Batman included. I can see this version of the character as a nice update to the present. Looking forward to the next Marie Lu graphic novel! **I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from DC Entertainment via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.**
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  • Paul
    January 1, 1970
    To adapt this story into a graphic novel would take two things: stay true to the atmosphere and tell the complete story. Moore and Wildgoose accomplish both these things in stunning fashion. This is not some 80-page highly edited version of Lu’s novel… this is every twist of the plot and every facial expression of these characters in crisis. I love the depiction of Madeleine Wallace in Wildgoose’s artwork. He gets her manipulative nature perfectly.The Nightwalkers graphic novel flesh To adapt this story into a graphic novel would take two things: stay true to the atmosphere and tell the complete story. Moore and Wildgoose accomplish both these things in stunning fashion. This is not some 80-page highly edited version of Lu’s novel… this is every twist of the plot and every facial expression of these characters in crisis. I love the depiction of Madeleine Wallace in Wildgoose’s artwork. He gets her manipulative nature perfectly.The Nightwalkers graphic novel fleshes out Lu’s original story well. A highly entertaining read.Recommended.For my full review: https://paulspicks.blog/2019/09/27/ba...For all my reviews: https://paulspicks.blog
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  • JenLovesBooks
    January 1, 1970
    I haven't read Marie Lu's book, so I wouldn't be able to compare this novel to it. But, I still thought I should give this a go before getting to the book version. With that being said, just going by other graphic novels I've read pertaining to Batman, this one isn't near being a favorite. But, it didn't mean it wasn't good. There was enough here to keep me entertained, even when there were other parts that didn't really make sense. One of those, had to do with Bruce's community service in Arkha I haven't read Marie Lu's book, so I wouldn't be able to compare this novel to it. But, I still thought I should give this a go before getting to the book version. With that being said, just going by other graphic novels I've read pertaining to Batman, this one isn't near being a favorite. But, it didn't mean it wasn't good. There was enough here to keep me entertained, even when there were other parts that didn't really make sense. One of those, had to do with Bruce's community service in Arkham Asylum. It's pretty unbelievable, especially with him so young (and not quite Batman, yet) and Arkham being one of the most dangerous places to be. The nightwalkers though, kept me reading on. But, what was far-fetched there, was Bruce learning about them by entering an extremely troubled inmate's room (unattended, of course). That brings in Madeleine which made things interesting, but also a big part of the issue here. There was much of that going around, which kept me from really enjoying all this novel had to offer. Like mentioned above, I did have concerns with this novel, but in a way that's also what kept drawing me in. A lot of it made for an interesting story, a new twist on Bruce Wayne and who he was as a teen (or how he could have been). I could have really done without the love aspect in all of this, as it seemed pointless (sense was completely left out). If only it was filled with just the good. ***I received this copy from DC Ink via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***
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  • Teresa
    January 1, 1970
    I actually already had Batman: Nightwalker (The Graphic Novel) pre-ordered by the time I was approved for this book, so technically, my review is of the final published product, though thank you NetGalley, Marie Lu, and DC Entertainment for selecting me as one of your readers!I had every intention of buying this book because Marie Lu is my number one favorite author! I have all of her books, including the original novelization of Batman: Nightwalker, though it is the only book of her I actually already had Batman: Nightwalker (The Graphic Novel) pre-ordered by the time I was approved for this book, so technically, my review is of the final published product, though thank you NetGalley, Marie Lu, and DC Entertainment for selecting me as one of your readers!I had every intention of buying this book because Marie Lu is my number one favorite author! I have all of her books, including the original novelization of Batman: Nightwalker, though it is the only book of hers I haven’t yet read. When I saw the graphic novel was becoming a reality, I figured I would read that and then get back to her regular novel sometime in the future…I mean, we all know my reading list is a literal mountain.I really enjoyed the art style. The blue color scheme really fits the mood of Batman. It was fun to see Bruce Wayne still in his teenage years, having just graduated high school and inherited his billions of dollars. We also see a young Harvy, among other characters we know from Batman’s time as the protector of Gotham City.The Nightwalkers are a group of people (villains) dedicated to stealing money from the rich and redistributing it, since no single person should have so much money and power over others. The bigger problem is that they usually kill the money holders. And Bruce is on their list. Wanting to put an end to the Nightwalkers (or find out more), Bruce pursues one of the members only to wind up in a car crash and placed on probation at Arkham Asylum to help clean the facilities, among other work.There he meets Madeline Wallace, one of the members of the Nightwalkers. She only speaks to him, and he begins to fall for her. There are two problems with this: Bruce can never distinguish what is truth and lie with Madeline, and a relationship between a hero and a villain can never truly work out…can it?This graphic novel has fantastic art, a great story, and the potential for a future installment. It was also nice to see the Leigh Bordugo Wonder Woman graphic novel excerpt in the back…and the title that Sarah J. Maas’s Catwoman will likewise become a graphic novel as well! How exciting! If you can’t tell, I highly recommend this graphic novel to young readers. Fans of Batman might be a bit skeptical, but I’ve only ever read a few highly exquisite Batman comics, and this is one of them!
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  • Mah Marino | Happy Reading Co.
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fun read!Like Raven, this is a fresh new start for Bruce Wayne. The main story remains the same: he still lost his parents and is still a billionaire.But somehow adding Harvey Dent to his circle of friends was actually a very good idea, And introducing him to Gordon at the end made it Beverly bittersweet. I loved every part of the story!Marie Lu’s storytelling in comic book was very good and the art itself was amazing!
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  • & She Reads
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this just as much as I enjoyed reading the actual book. The art style in this fits the mood of the story perfectly and its exactly how I pictured it when I read the book. I of course still love the plot, the characters and the little hidden Easter eggs that pointat Bruce being Batman in the future. I'm definitely gonna buy this the first chance I get and I love that it fits in with the other DC graphic novels coming out now. This was a super fun read and as always Marie Lu does not I loved this just as much as I enjoyed reading the actual book. The art style in this fits the mood of the story perfectly and its exactly how I pictured it when I read the book. I of course still love the plot, the characters and the little hidden Easter eggs that pointat Bruce being Batman in the future. I'm definitely gonna buy this the first chance I get and I love that it fits in with the other DC graphic novels coming out now. This was a super fun read and as always Marie Lu does not disappoint!
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  • Marvelous Bookish Tomes
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with the ARC. I love Batman and graphic novels. I hadn't read the actual novel of this prior to the graphic novel but now I am way more interested in picking up the novel too! I loved this one! Will read more from this author in the future!
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  • Andréa
    January 1, 1970
    Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher at ALA Midwinter 2019.
  • Paige
    January 1, 1970
    Check out my full review here: http://thepaige-turner.com/uncategori...
  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    January 1, 1970
    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.Marie Lu returns once again to Gothm City with Batman: Nightwalker, though this time she has some help from story adapter, Stuart Moore and illustrator Chris Wildgoose as they bring the world of Gotham City to life through Marie's original novel that released last year.It is always fun reading a graphic novel that's based on a book I've I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.Marie Lu returns once again to Gothm City with Batman: Nightwalker, though this time she has some help from story adapter, Stuart Moore and illustrator Chris Wildgoose as they bring the world of Gotham City to life through Marie's original novel that released last year.It is always fun reading a graphic novel that's based on a book I've already read! Since Batman started out in comics, it was even more fun to read this early Bruce Wayne story in comic book form than it was in its novel form--which was still a blast too, mind you! I read the novel version over a year ago, so time as let things slip, though as I read the graphic novel, the story came back to me. And seeing it all in illustrations with the gray/blue tint was amazing! I particularly liked seeing the splash of yellow that occasionally made it to the page! It was a stunning sight to see. I feel like Wildgoose really captured the characters well too! It's always hard to picture real life people to play book characters, but seeing them drawn is a little more fun for me. I feel like drawings can better capture a character than a real life actor who may or may not be the right likeness. That's a debate for another day!The story plays out much the same as it did in the book. Bruce is given a community service sentence after he chased down a criminal in his high-tech car and ignored police presence to cease and desist. While working to clean up Arkham Asylum he meets a young girl his age named Madeline. She's apart of the rogue group of Nightwalkers that have been robbing the rich from their bank accounts to fund their own purposes. Not taking after Robin Hood in the good ol' sense. While Bruce continues to have these awkward conversations with her, he starts to learn more about the Nightwalkers and their apparent plan for Gotham. All is not what is seems of course and things get dicey rather quickly for Bruce. I always admire how well these graphic novels that are adapted from novels do to tell the full length story in a shortened sense. It gets the overall sense of the story out on the page in its illustrated glory and still leaves you with those same chills and thrills that you had when reading the book. Or at least I did!The next installment in this series--so to speak--is Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman story and I cannot wait to see that one and its beautiful illustrations! This (possible) series of graphic novels of the DC Icons series is one not to be missed by fans of the original novels for who doesn't want to see books based on comic book heroes made back into comic books? It's a trip and a thrilling reading experience that you don't want to miss out on! Overall Rating 5/5 stars
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  • Aly
    January 1, 1970
    I'd just like to be completely transparent:1) I didn't read the book this is adapted from.2) No, I don't read all the current Batman comics.3) I am familiar with the main Batman canon.4) I knew straight off the bat this was not canon and is the author's own work.5) I'm not a Marie Lu fangirl, although I did enjoy the Legend series (the only books of hers I've read btw).Phew. With that out of the way, there isn't much to say. It's a graphic novel adaptati I'd just like to be completely transparent:1) I didn't read the book this is adapted from.2) No, I don't read all the current Batman comics.3) I am familiar with the main Batman canon.4) I knew straight off the bat this was not canon and is the author's own work.5) I'm not a Marie Lu fangirl, although I did enjoy the Legend series (the only books of hers I've read btw).Phew. With that out of the way, there isn't much to say. It's a graphic novel adaptation of her novel. The pacing can seem a bit over the place, my assumption due to cutting scenes or combining scenes into one. The story itself is quite unbelievable in the sense of Bruce Wayne's...position in the asylum. Even in the films I've seen and the Batman comics canon I know of, his situation and influence is a bit unbelievable. However, that's a bit more of a nitpick, as the rest of the GN wouldn't really work right if it was any other way. I did enjoy this angsty version of Bruce Wayne, considering he's 18 and fresh out of high school. His actions and demeanor are both something I'd expect and a bit more refined for a regular teen. The only real issue I had with the GN is the art. I seriously dislike the art style and it wasn't just giving me the vibes I was looking for. Obviously that's a personal preference, but if I was shopping for a GN art style plays a huge role in my selection process. Short review as it's a GN. I mean unless you want me to spoil everything. Honestly, it might be worth checking out. If the synopsis call to you then give it a shot. If the synopsis makes you wonder wth's happening to Bruce Wayne, then I'd suggest you skip it.
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  • Free Fallin’ Reader
    January 1, 1970
    Earlier this year, I read and enjoyed the complete DC Icons series. I was intrigued when I learned that DC is adapting the YA series into graphic novels. Marie Lu’s 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘯: 𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘳 is the first to release. 𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘳 introduces the reader to a teenage Bruce Wayne. On the cusp of graduation, Bruce is about to inherit the full wealth and responsibility of Wayne Enterprises. Coming home from his eighteenth birthday party, Bruce intervenes in a high-speed police chase earning himself a five mon Earlier this year, I read and enjoyed the complete DC Icons series. I was intrigued when I learned that DC is adapting the YA series into graphic novels. Marie Lu’s 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘯: 𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘳 is the first to release. ⁣⁣⁣⁣𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘳 introduces the reader to a teenage Bruce Wayne. On the cusp of graduation, Bruce is about to inherit the full wealth and responsibility of Wayne Enterprises. Coming home from his eighteenth birthday party, Bruce intervenes in a high-speed police chase earning himself a five month community service sentence at Arkham Asylum. Insert Madeleine Wallace, a mysterious teenage girl and member of the Nightwalker crime organization currently terrorizing the wealthy elite of Gotham City. Bruce soon finds himself entranced by Madeleine. Is it possible that Madeleine cares for Bruce, or is she simply setting him up as her next victim?⁣⁣⁣⁣Stuart Moore did an excellent job adapting this book into a graphic novel. The story remained true to the original. The artwork by Chris Wildgoose features clean black and white panels with splashes of accenting yellow. It’s beautiful and works wonderfully with the story. The writing itself is ok. It’s entertaining, but somewhat superficial. As an origin story, I would have liked more depth. As simply another Batman mystery, this book does fine. I prefer the graphic novel over the original book. The artwork elevates the reading experience.⁣⁣Thank you @dccomics and @Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. Opinions are my own. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘯: 𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘳 (The Graphic Novel) is available today, October 1st, 2019.⁣⁣
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  • Marta Ilieva
    January 1, 1970
    Batman: Nightwalker was an outstanding graphic novel. The story was so grasping that I read it in under two hours. The story follows young Bruce Wayne slowly becoming the Batman that we all know and love. Bruce Wayne just turned eighteen years old and graduated from high school only to get himself mingled with the city’s Nightwalker gang of bandits who target wealthy people. This graphic novel made me fall in love with Batman all over again, and I absolutely love how Marie Lu. Favorite things: p Batman: Nightwalker was an outstanding graphic novel. The story was so grasping that I read it in under two hours. The story follows young Bruce Wayne slowly becoming the Batman that we all know and love. Bruce Wayne just turned eighteen years old and graduated from high school only to get himself mingled with the city’s Nightwalker gang of bandits who target wealthy people. This graphic novel made me fall in love with Batman all over again, and I absolutely love how Marie Lu. Favorite things: page 61, there’s a picture of Bruce Wayne graduating from high school and near it, there’s also a picture of a young Muslim woman graduating, too. Holy smokes! Talk about diversity! Loved the graphics, loved the colors, loved everything about this! Thank you NetGalley and DC Entertainment for this eARC. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    This story definitely pushed the boundaries of suspension of disbelief. Bruce is 18 and just about to graduate high school. He attempts to stop the Nightwalker and in the process he crashes his car, hindering a police pursuit. What happens to this 18 y/o boy? He gets sent to the most dangerous mental asylum for community service. Uh? He’s given pretty much free reign in said asylum. He is then allowed to investigate one of the Nightwalker suspects, a known murderer. Uh? It’s just a little too ju This story definitely pushed the boundaries of suspension of disbelief. Bruce is 18 and just about to graduate high school. He attempts to stop the Nightwalker and in the process he crashes his car, hindering a police pursuit. What happens to this 18 y/o boy? He gets sent to the most dangerous mental asylum for community service. Uh? He’s given pretty much free reign in said asylum. He is then allowed to investigate one of the Nightwalker suspects, a known murderer. Uh? It’s just a little too juvenile and silly to be at all believable. Received an ARC at BEA/DC Ink
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  • Brendan Trohon
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed reading this book, I really like reading about action and fiction like this book, I liked how it began with how he was younger and the build up to how he became batman and all of the action packed things he did and why he wanted to help the community, overall I thought this book was interesting and fun to read and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action books and likes to see the build of up characters, and having the success at the end.
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  • Ekene
    January 1, 1970
    Have to say I really enjoyed it more than the actual book, partially thanks to the designs. I still stand by what I said before. If Madeline from here teamed up with Kaz Brekkar and Victor from Vicious....our world would be rocked and screwed all in the same breath
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  • Stacy Fetters
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a great addition to the DC Icons series. I really enjoyed the novel and was ecstatic when my friends picked this up for me. The cover isn’t my favorite but the illustrations inside are beautiful and very detailed. The story that goes along was just as fantastic. They took the main parts of the story and turned them into something incredible. A must read for fans of Marie Lu!
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    A great adaptation of the source material. Pick this one up if you enjoy angular art, you love angsty Batman with a heart of gold, and Marie Lu’s version of a happy ending.
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    January 1, 1970
    How can I rate this anything less than 5 stars? Cmon now.
  • Kris
    January 1, 1970
    A really cool take on the novel! I honestly loved reading this in graphic novel form, the story translated better this way. Highly recommend especially if you didn’t like the book the first time!
  • Krys
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher I was able to read this book in exchange for an honest review.***Batman: Nightwalker is a graphic adaptation of the book with the same name by Marie Lu. It was a fun ride with teenaged Bruce struggling to understand what he wants out of life and where he wants to go in it. With best friends Dianne and Harvey, as well as the constant Alfred, Bruce is in a good place for this.On Bruce’s 18th birthday he gets into trouble interfering with a po Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher I was able to read this book in exchange for an honest review.***Batman: Nightwalker is a graphic adaptation of the book with the same name by Marie Lu. It was a fun ride with teenaged Bruce struggling to understand what he wants out of life and where he wants to go in it. With best friends Dianne and Harvey, as well as the constant Alfred, Bruce is in a good place for this.On Bruce’s 18th birthday he gets into trouble interfering with a police chase and has to serve community service at Arkham Asylum where he meets Madeleine, a member of the infamous Nightwalker’s, who starts to talk to him. Is Bruce getting the truth or lies from her? He’s going to have to figure it out quick because the Nightwalkers are escalating and Bruce Wayne may not be safe from their list.
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  • B
    January 1, 1970
    Fab graphic novel. I received the ARC from Netgalley- I cant wait to see the actual copy. I would hand this to a younger graphic reader too. A great way to build an audience.
  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book as an ARC from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.I have read and loved Batman: Nightwalker the novel by Marie Lu and when I found out that there is a graphic novel to the adaptation, I knew I had to read it. This series is very popular with our teen patrons and the art work was very compelling and so artistically colorful, I was glued from beginning to end. Our teens who are fans of Ma I received this book as an ARC from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.I have read and loved Batman: Nightwalker the novel by Marie Lu and when I found out that there is a graphic novel to the adaptation, I knew I had to read it. This series is very popular with our teen patrons and the art work was very compelling and so artistically colorful, I was glued from beginning to end. Our teens who are fans of Manga and the DC Superhero series will absolutely love this book and I can not wait to tell them about it.We will consider adding this title to our graphic novel collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.
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  • Allisa White
    January 1, 1970
    I have a lot of thoughts that aren’t super connected, which is why I’m going with the bulleted list format today! I should also put out a disclaimer that I never read the original book by Marie Lu. I came in with zero expectations as to what the story might be.-The art follows a similar style as the other DC Ink books that have come out lately, such as Teen Titans: Raven and Mira: Tidebreaker. Most of Nightwalker is in black and white, though anything relating to the Nightwalkers is I have a lot of thoughts that aren’t super connected, which is why I’m going with the bulleted list format today! I should also put out a disclaimer that I never read the original book by Marie Lu. I came in with zero expectations as to what the story might be.-The art follows a similar style as the other DC Ink books that have come out lately, such as Teen Titans: Raven and Mira: Tidebreaker. Most of Nightwalker is in black and white, though anything relating to the Nightwalkers is in yellow. I thought this seemed to work with Batman’s usual broodiness, though at times it was hard to differentiate scene changes.-The plot was fast-paced, which I appreciated. There was even a car chase scene! There were a couple of fight scenes, but they ended quickly. The twists were interesting—Batman always needs a mystery, right?-I’ve always been curious to see what Bruce would be like as a teenager, and I enjoyed this rendition. Bruce is cocky and jaded, but very curious about how certain things work. The other minor characters, Dianne and Harvey (Dent, of course) were good supporting characters. Madeline was fascinating. I wish the graphic novel had been slightly longer so we could really dig into what she’s like (guess I should read the novel, right?) Alfred, is, as always, a beautiful human being.-I’m sad to say that I wasn’t super into the romance. I think this was an adaption issue. I’m sure the book had a lot more time to flesh out the relationship between Bruce and Madeline, but the shorter graphic novel format sped things up.-I found it interesting that the author left the ending open for a possibility of a sequel. I was expecting a finished story, but there is definitely a lot more to explore. I will definitely pick up another if it comes out.This book definitely made me excited for the next DC Icons graphic novels!
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