Anybody here read The Long Halloween? [SPOILERS]

#1 Posted by Punchinello (148 posts) - - Show Bio

If so, what did you think of it?

#2 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

Loeb and Sale are a fantastic team.

#3 Posted by Alexander Anderson (4030 posts) - - Show Bio

Read it, loved it. Sale's art is a perfect fit for Batman, and the story is wonderfully dark, like an old 40's detective film.

#4 Posted by Punchinello (148 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool =D

I loved it too!

Tim Sale draws the best Batman; other than Jim Lee, I think!

Didn't Sale say in the introduction that he and the writer always wanted to do a 40's gangster story in the batverse?

#5 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, I loved the Long Halloween, my favorite graphic novel

The whole ending with the super weird twist with Gilda kinda gave me chills down my spine

#6 Posted by gunswordfist (2669 posts) - - Show Bio

I LOVED The Long Halloween.

#7 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

The Long Halloween has to be one of the best Batman stories ever.

#8 Posted by AtPhantom (14454 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"The Long Halloween has to be one of the best Batman stories ever."
Agreed, It was excellent.
#9 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

IMO, Dark Victory is about the same.

#10 Posted by Qoheed (101 posts) - - Show Bio

Long Halloween was excellent. I reccomend it to anyone looking for Bat stories.

#11 Posted by Lunacyde (17387 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still not clear on who did all the murders.

We know Gilda did the first three murders.

However I don't get whether Harvey did some of the other ones and Alberto did some.
Or. Harvey did them and Alberto just confessed to them because he was crazy and wanted atttention.
Or. Alberto did the ones after the first 3 and Harvey took the fall to to protect Gilda.

I can't keep it all straight...none of these seems to make sense 100%

#12 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

loved it...

one of my favorite Batman novels...

M

#13 Edited by AtPhantom (14454 posts) - - Show Bio
Lunacyde said:
"I'm still not clear on who did all the murders.

We know Gilda did the first three murders.

However I don't get whether Harvey did some of the other ones and Alberto did some.
Or. Harvey did them and Alberto just confessed to them because he was crazy and wanted atttention.
Or. Alberto did the ones after the first 3 and Harvey took the fall to to protect Gilda.

I can't keep it all straight...none of these seems to make sense 100%"
I think Loeb intentionally leaves it open to make us guess.

Batman even says: "we'll never know for sure"
#14 Posted by Lunacyde (17387 posts) - - Show Bio

K just wanted to make sur eI didnt miss anything ...THANX!

#15 Posted by AtPhantom (14454 posts) - - Show Bio
Lunacyde said:
"K just wanted to make sur eI didnt miss anything ...THANX!"
No prob.
#16 Posted by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio
Lunacyde said:
"I'm still not clear on who did all the murders.

I can't keep it all straight...none of these seems to make sense 100%"
Nobody knows.  It was entertaining but overrated.

When a murder mystery doesn't make sense in the end, it wasn't a particularly good murder mystery.

Identity Crisis is overrated for a similar reason.
#17 Posted by ArtJoker (521 posts) - - Show Bio

i think its one if not my favorite comics of all time

#18 Posted by blade hunter (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

loved it :)

#19 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio

A superb book.  When my wife found out that Long Halloween was one of the inspirations for The Dark Knight, she asked if she could read my copy.  Then she read Dark Victory.  Then she read the Dark Knight Returns.  Then Year One, then Watchmen, then my entire collection of Teen Titans, JLA, JSA, and Outsiders.

Now she comes to the comic shop with me every week.  We read the new issues together in the evening.

#20 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio
MrMiracle77 said:
"A superb book.  When my wife found out that Long Halloween was one of the inspirations for The Dark Knight, she asked if she could read my copy.  Then she read Dark Victory.  Then she read the Dark Knight Returns.  Then Year One, then Watchmen, then my entire collection of Teen Titans, JLA, JSA, and Outsiders.

Now she comes to the comic shop with me every week.  We read the new issues together in the evening.
"
That is really special! You are very lucky.
#21 Posted by Nano Shot (11 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a great book. I'm pretty new to comics myself mostly because they've only recently started to sell comics in my town and i don't trust buying things online but this was one of the first things i picked up along with a number of other Batman works and i loved it, and i highly reccomend it. You'll actually forget your reading which i think is the best type of reading.

#22 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

Also one of my favorite's. Jeph Loeb is one of my favorite writers and Tim Sale's artwork is amazing in my opinion. It's very dark, just the way batman should be

#23 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoy Sale's art as well.  That guy can do more with black ink than most artists can do with a whole palette of color.

#24 Posted by about_faces (32 posts) - - Show Bio

Is there anyone else here who ISN'T a fan of the book? 
 
Well, I guess it's just me, then. Sigh.

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