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Batman: War Games Act 1 Paperback – 22 Apr 2005

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (22 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845760441
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845760441
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 25.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 551,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ed Brubaker has worked on Batman and Deadenders, as well as creating Vertigo's Scene of the Crime. Chuck Dixon is one of DC's most respected writers, with work including Detective Comics, Robin and Catwoman. Other credits include The Punisher and Moon Knight. Greg Rucka is the author of the acclaimed Whiteout, Queen and Country, and has --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K701 on 20 Mar. 2012
Format: Paperback
This follows on from War Drum. The volumes get more and more gripping. It is an epic collection that consists of 5 graphic novels- this being where it starts getting good. I will definitely be keeping this collection. Gotham erupts into a gang war and the capes are losing control. Being able to immerse myself into a series as good as this beats any movie.
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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Grinling on 18 April 2005
Format: Paperback
Amazon are getting a bit mixed up with the reviews, the previous one has nothing to do with war games..but hey whatever.
Part 1 of 3 graphic novels, at a very very cheap price for what it is.
Baisically the story centers on a massive gang war that erupts due to someone putting certain contingancy plans into effect..what doesnt bruce have on his computers? Youd think he would learn after the whole thing with the JLA's weaknesses, and lets not mention the incoming OMAC/Infinite Crisis probelms.
The writing is a bit hit and miss sometimes, the robin and nightwing issues are as always great, but i dont like catwoman so..meh..
A great purchase for the money and story....get the rest to see what happens to Steph, including her close encounters with powertools and black mask.
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much better than "Bruce Wayne - Murderer?" 28 Mar. 2005
By C. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
***This is a review of Fugitive Volume 1 only***

Be sure to pick up "Bruce Wayne - Murderer?" before ordering this book. That's where you'll get all the exposition (Bruce is framed for murder, goes to prison, breaks out, etc.). That book is spotty, but still worth picking up. It has so many writers on it, there doesn't seem to be a single vision for the book.

On to this book, "Fugitive #1"...

This book is much, much better. We still have a bunch of writers (Grayson and Brubaker are the standouts, and even Dixon is OK) but it somehow works here. The story has a more natural flow to it than the last one. There's a lot of the "Bat-family" in this (Nightwing, Robin, Oracle, Batgirl, etc.) trying to clear Bruce's name. Not very much Batman here. It's a solid mystery with some fun detective work. I didn't even mind the Robin and Batgirl chapters (these are usually pretty crummy titles).

There is no resolution at the end of this book, so you'll have to buy the later books to get answers to all the questions raised here.

I had a great time with this. Check it out!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Good Book If You've Read "Murderer?" 16 April 2011
By Brent Hill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is the continuation of the Bruce Wayne: Murderer? story line. Bruce has broken out of jail and has decided that his true identity is a liability. There is no more Bruce Wayne. Only Batman. Batman is also unwilling to work with his allies--he's going it alone. The rest of the bat-family continues to try and prove Bruce's innocence without his blessing.

The Highlights: Appearances by Superman, Black Canary, Batgirl, and Nightwing. There's not a lot of Batman in this story, but what we do see of him delves deep into who he is and where he's going--good writing! The bat family also discovers more details about the murder, and how someone snuck into the bat cave.

Things to Consider: This is the middle of a story, so don't start with this one! Also, be prepared to buy the next one as well, because there are two more volumes after this. There is some outstanding art in this one, but not all of the artists were my cup of tea.

The murder mystery won't be resolved in this collection, but it's a fun ride and a good continuation.
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OK Batman read 8 Jan. 2010
By danny boy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
First Batman book that I have read which doesn't feature the Joker or Two-Face. However, as this seems to be part of a 3-volume series, who knows?

The story has Batman being blamed for the murder of his former lover Vesper Fairchild. Thus, Batman disappears and the rest of the Batman Family gets together to solve this case. Although it seems to be shaping up as a whodunit, this seems to a case of having far too many costume heroes barging in for their usual cameos. The artwork is so-so.
MY GRADE: B to B plus. 5 July 2012
By MISTER SJEM - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Bruce Wayne has been convicted of murder and then escapes prison. The story opens with him in his role as Batman, coming so close to killing that an observant Superman stops him and then tries to talk to him about his problems and choices. As usual and in character Batman doesn't need the help of that boy scout.

It isn't Batman who tries to solve this issue for he has mostly accepted that nobody will believe him and so he decides to just give up Bruce Wayne and instead stay in his Batman role. As a result Batgirl, Oracle, Spoiler, Black Canary, Alfred, Robin and Nightwing gradually band together to help the Dark Knight out of his situation. At the same time they all face their doubts in whether Batman/Bruce Wayne is innocent as the evidence against him is damning.

This first volume in the series is much more about the investigation process rather than the action as well as about deep character focus on Batman's past.

Ed Brubaker, Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson and Kelly Puckett are the writing team for the first volume of this series.

STORY/PLOTTING: B to B plus; CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B to B plus; INVESTIGATION/CLUE TRAILS: B; OVERALL GRADE: B to B plus; WHEN READ: end of June 2012.
Intriguing portion of Batman's rich history! 10 Feb. 2014
By S. Penrose - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As with most Bat-family crossovers, this has some meandering parts and questionable creative decisions but overall this is an interesting segment of Bruce's life. Not surprisingly the best issue was the Brubaker/Phillips collaboration. Its an idea that I'm not sure has been touched on before. My one main problem with this is that we didn't get to see the GCPD or even federal side of the "Fugitive" part of the story. Sure, the next volume could have it, but it shouldn't been in the first. That said, I look forward to reading that next volume.
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