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Batman: R.I.P. (Deluxe Edition) [Special Edition] [Hardcover]

Grant Morrison , Tony Daniel
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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24 April 2009
What would Gotham City be like without Batman? Legendary writer Grant Morrison (JLA, Final Crisis) concocts an unthinkable plot - the death of The Dark Knight! Bruce Wayne is nowhere to be seen and Batman is acting strangely. A crime spree hits Gotham City, while Batman's allies attempt to keep order in the city and find The Dark Knight. Finally, Wayne is found wandering the streets dazed and confused, unable to remember his alter ego. What has happened to him? And can he recover his identity, or is this finally the end for Batman? This title collects "Batman" Number 676-683 in a new Deluxe Edition. This volume features artwork by Tony Daniel ("Teen Titans").

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd; De Luxe edition edition (24 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848561377
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848561373
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.7 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 462,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[Grant Morrison is] comics's high shaman."--WASHINGTON POST "[A] comic legend."--ROLLING STONE --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Grant Morrison is one of comics' most innovative writers. His long list of credits includes JLA, Animal Man, Judge Dredd and New X-Men, He is also the author of the award-winning Batman: Arkham Asylum, and is currently writing Final Crisis. Tony Daniel is the regular penciller of Teen Titans; he has also drawn Superman, X-Force and more.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By No More Mr. Mice Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER
This volume reprints Batman #676-683 and DC Universe #0. It appears to continue from the preceding volume, so this story might be confusing if you haven't read The Black Glove (which I haven't). On the other hand, as this is Grant Morrison, it might just be confusing for the sake of it. Anyway, Batman appears to be infatuated with yet another female, Jezebel Jet, while under psychological and physical attack from the Black Glove organisation. He is captured, drugged, and released onto the streets of Gotham while under the influence. He appears to hallucinate the presence of Bat-Mite (referred to occasionally as `might' - a typo or a message?) and starts to `remember' some 1950s adventures. It all apparently turns out to be part of a psychological defence mechanism, and we get to see some interesting back-story of his early training, while Robin, Nightwing and friends take care of the enemy henchmen. It all climaxes with the Joker doing what he does best, and Talia al' Ghul demonstrating that diplomatic passports don't work against angry wives... It is a sometimes confusing story, as I have said, but if you persevere, you might work it out (though you can never tell with Grant Morrison if you are supposed to). There is a second, two-part story, which takes place within the Final Crisis, and explains what Batman was doing during his capture and his escape and final confrontation with Darkseid. This might be worth five stars if I thought I followed it correctly, and if I had read the preceding volume, I might have. But then again, if I had, I might have reduced the score to three... This volume is definitely a personal experience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Morrison's complete run on Batman. 3 Nov 2013
By Jay
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There's no mainstream superhero character whose portrayal causes as much furore amongst comic book readers than Batman. No other hero has as many varied 'takes on' or as many opinions amongst his fans of how he should be written. The work Scott Snyder is currently doing with the character is for many the kind of story lines that they feel our hero should be finding himself in: gritty, urban, yet imaginative and mysterious - hence, the current run's success. What's important to remember though is in a 70+ year history the Bat-Man has had many incarnations and riffs on how he is portrayed; both on page and screen.
There are a number of Batman's that are burned deeply in the collective psyche and to say that there's a correct one is to miss the point. For some Batman will always be the goofy take seen in the 1960's TV show and for others the brooding and 'realistic' take in Frank Miller's 'Dark Knight Returns' and 'Batman - Year One', will always be the blueprint to work from. And that seems to be the prevalent attitude nowadays when a Batman comic is written: is he believable? We only have to look at Nolan's trio of films to see where the current zeitgeist is - you can leave all the larger than life goings on to Superman, Green Lantern and The Flash.
What's forgotten, though, is no matter what you do with him there is a weirdness and preposterousness that runs through Batman as much as any other mainstream DC hero. It's this, that I believe, Grant Morrison understands implicitly throughout his run. Look at the most famous rogues gallery in comics: Joker, Penguin, Riddler, pantomime villains, all. And when we start looking at second tier villains like Killer Croc and Clayface we are hardly in the realms of the real.
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4.0 out of 5 stars it's good not amazing 23 Jun 2013
this story is good but it isn't absolutely wonderful. it won't be able to rival the likes of year one or the dark knight returns. there are no major events like the death of robin or bane breaking batman for the 100th time. although it comes from the guy who created classics such as zenith and the invisibles this isn't grant Morrison's finest work. but it's above average by the fact its so damm strange. its a cross between a Morrison epic and a twisted version of alice in wonderland. after he's drugged batman enters his own fantasy world were he were's a multi colour'd bat suit and takes advice from a bat mite. before he was drugged he was chasing the conspiracy black glove and he finishes the
job when he awakes from his dream. its not amazing but well worth a read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 24 Sep 2011
An exciting and rewarding read. The storyline is complex and intriguing, giving a really good look into the psyche of Bruce Wayne. If you haven't read Batman & Son and Black Glove the storyline may be somewhat confusing as this is the final part of a long saga that Morrison has crafted carefully and subtly over a number of years. Tony Daniel's art is powerful and suitable for the feel of the story.

This comic should be in the collection of every Batman fan.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars massively under-rated 25 July 2012
wow. Morrison, a genius in his own right has managed to craft a tale that makes 70 years of batman all fit into a 15 year career. It's fantastic and makes you believe the silver age was all part of Morrison's epic, defining saga. It is recommended you read The Black Casebook and Batman and Son and Batman the black glove prior to this (in said order) as without this, you will be confused. If you are patient and slightly intelligent, you will enjoy this clever tale that changes everything you thought you knew about the Batman, and the limitations of story telling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great
Great work ! Great art, great story telling - batman back to what he should be.

Would recommend to all.
Published 9 months ago by Mr. Sp Squires
4.0 out of 5 stars RIP Batman
Liked this story. But I was disadvantaged as I did not read the Black Glove story which preceded this one. I will read the collected volume soon.
Published 13 months ago by Wild Bill
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok
Didn't feel right for the end of Bruce Wayne and batman just didn't feel dramatic enough buy it if u got a collection going but I wasn't bothered
Published 13 months ago by Andrew Boyd
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dark Knight at his Darkest!Macabre and Brilliant!
If you love insane artwork and stories to match,then and if you are a Batfan,you have to get a copy of this graphic novel. Read more
Published 15 months ago by nafnamtab
1.0 out of 5 stars When will this book be made available again?!
The Kindle version for this book is not currently available for purchase. Amazon, when will it be available again, roughly?
Published 16 months ago by uuvohjvouvo
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best graphic novels for quite some time
Batmans enemies surround him,Black Glove are quietly preparing to bring him down.Even his own friends arent sure the black glove actually exists or are a dillusion . Read more
Published 20 months ago by dregj
3.0 out of 5 stars Red or Black
Well this wasn't a novel I thought it would be, but I liked the start and the artwork with Batman talking to Joker in Arkham and the scene is set for the Black Glove Org. Read more
Published 21 months ago by RedRobin117
5.0 out of 5 stars What do you get when you subtract Bruce Wayne from Batman? Batman of...
As a very casual reader of comics, I don't follow them so much, but this comic caught my attention with the question : Does Batman really die? You'll have to find out for yourself. Read more
Published on 19 Sep 2012 by John F. Traverst
4.0 out of 5 stars En route to the end...well, not quite just yet
First off let me make it clear that in order to read this you should first read 'the black glove deluxe' book. this is very important and for many who read R.I. Read more
Published on 9 Sep 2012 by Audiodave
3.0 out of 5 stars R.I.P?
As alot of other reviewers are stating, Batman R.I.P. is a disapointing book. I'd read the books that led up to this(Resurection of Ra's/ and Son/ Black Glove) as well as Final... Read more
Published on 7 Aug 2012 by j.r
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