Ok so if you were to recommend 5 batman graphic novels to people. What would they be?
Dark Knight Returns
Batman and the Monster Men
Batman and the Mad Monk
Batman: Dark Detective
Batman: Year 100
I see hush comes up alot. I thought about adding it myself, but decided against it.
I've owned Black Mirror for over a year, but still haven't got round to reading it. Saying that, i still haven't got any new 52 stories, i know a bits and bobs of whats been happening through comic vine though. I've been waiting till i can get "Batman and Robin: Batman must die" at a good price before i start with Black Mirror, and then moving on to Batman INC and court of owls. Ahh i'm so behind.
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Hush:beautiful art...jeph loeb writing
Long Halloween:see above
Batman RIP:incoherent without reading the rest of Morrisons run
Knightfall:im not sure this is a graphic novel per se ..still as one of the more famous bat stories..really not worth the while...
5.court of owls:marginally edges out the other scott snyder classic black mirror
4.the killing joke:the quintessential joker story
3.the dark knight returns:the game changer.its not really a perfect story..not nearly in the same league as watchmen. However in terms of impact and sheer badassery, frank millers most famous work remains unmatched
2.grant Morrisons epic run:yes I know im cheating but cmon im sure it will all be collected as one giant edition one day (I hope!).anyways this is THE definitive batman run of all time, from mystery (black glove) to surrealism (rip) to plain fun (batman and robin) to time travel(return of bruce wayne) to just plain adventure stories(batman inc)...this run HAS IT ALL
1.batman year one:the first story remains the best.bar none
1. Year One (My favorite of all time, feels like reading a great movie)
2. The Black Mirror (The Best Dick Grayson Batman Story IMO, also one of the best Batman stories period)
3. Hush (It baffles me that Loeb's Marvel material can be so terrible when he can write Batman so well)
4. Earth One (Love the tweaks one can get away with in tale outside of normal continuity, especially Bullock)
5. Long Halloween (Another Loeb Batman epic)
I could go on and on, but those 5 are of some of my favorites, and the first ones I would recommend to new Batman readers as well.
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