- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (25 July 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845762916
- ISBN-13: 978-1845762919
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 26.2 x 1.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 508,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
All Star Batman and Robin Hardcover – 25 Jul 2008
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Frank Miller has won numerous awards and critical acclaim for his work, which include Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, 300 and Ronin. His Sin City series was made into a highly successful movie in 2005. He is currently writing All-Star Batman and Robin and the forthcoming Batman: Holy Terror. Jim Lee co-founded Image Comics following his multi-million-selling X-Men work for Marvel. He has pencilled countless comics - all of them best-sellers.
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I think my problem lay in approaching this book expecting it to fall into what one other reviewer has described as the 'DC cannon.'
The 'canon' Batman is a dark and brooding character whose intensity and genius are matched only by a strong sense of right and wrong. He is on a crusade, a tragic mission to try and ensure no-one else suffers the way he did as a child. This helps explain the compassion and manner in which he deals with Dick Grayson after the youth suffers a similar fate. He's even close friends with Superman because, despite both approaching their mission from completely different motivations, they share the same dream and goals.
These are the characters I admire and the reason I find myself returning to these books; a sort of reset button for the moral compass.
Frank Miller's batman is a different character entirely. Unhinged to the point where his own excitement and thrills seem more important than the crusade. I particularly found the whole batmobile sequence quite disturbing - for a man trying to clean up Gotham, this Bats seems quite happy to add to the mayhem and general carnage so long as it fits in with his own short-term goals (no lives hang in the balance here). The addition of details such as his disshevelled, unshaven appearance also show that this is a man who doesn't pay attention to the details and really doesn't fit the title 'worlds greatest detective' either, let alone a man with the focus to excel in all his pursuits.Read more ›
Overall it's quite an enjoyable story if you don't mind reading about a Batman who differs greatly from the popular hero, if you don't mind excessive violence in your comics,if you enjoyed The Dark Knight Returns and The Dark Knight Strikes Again, and if you're a fan of Jim Lee and want to see some of the best artwork in comics today. I'm happy to say i did really enjoy this story.Read more ›
DC's All Star Batman & Robin is the meeting of comic greats Frank Miller and Jim Lee. When it was first announced, the expectation was exceedingly high. No-one can say that in the realms of comics/graphic novels, these guys aren't legends. So there's no way that with these two guys at the helm, this project can fail.
But did it? Well if you judge it on the terms of the backlash against this book, you would think it was one of the greatest failures in comic book history. As well as most disappointing. How can a book that promised so much fail so miserably?
When I first purchased the book, I had heard and seen many a bad review. But if anything, that made me more determined to see it. Was it morbid curiosity or as the editor's notes pleaded was it my faith (due to Miller's previous body of work)that the end would justify the means? Somehow they would pull it out of the bag?
I have read through this book several times. And my opinion changes everytime I read it. Sometimes, I can't help but shake my head and laugh. Othertimes, I find myself enjoying it and slowly the pieces fall into place.
There's so many things on the button with this book. But at the same time, there's plenty of things wrong. And sometimes, they're both the same thing.
Story - This has been called in some quarters as Miller's sequel to "Batman: Year One" Telling the story of Batman's "Year Two" and introducing Dick Grayson/Robin into Miller's take of the life of the Dark Knight.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a strange read, I found myself flicking back and forward( great thing about comics) to make sure I was picking up on reasons that Batman was abusing the 12 year old Dick... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ryan- John
Man, where to start with this? Well, it is no surprise that this is such a notorious comic. At best it is ridiculous and at worst it is a meandering mess of immaturity. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bob McBobob
Frank miller has definately lost his touch here. The dialogue is laughable and the storyline very thin. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Batfan
I have to say it's the worst Batman story I've read, especially considering what a great writer it came from.
It re-writes Robin's origin and it just .. Read more
If you're interested in a Batman story wherein the titular hero is a deranged, murdering lunatic with all the charm and likability of a child molester, I heartily recommend ASBAR. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mrs Anne Dove
This is a uniquely different take on the Batman and Robin team up. Many fans seem to dislike this storyline. Read morePublished 12 months ago by James Ashley
So reading both sides of reviews, and debating whether to buy this, i finally decided to do so.
I didn't have high or low expectations, even having read a few good ones such... Read more
When I heard Frank Miller (one the best writers in comics) was teaming up with Jim Lee (one of the best artists in comics) to write a Batman (one of the best chraracters in comics)... Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2011 by Dehumanizer
I'll be honest. My first read through of this material was in single comic format, often spread several months apart, making the somewhat disjointed story seem utterly incoherent. Read morePublished on 3 Dec. 2010 by Knight_77