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Tales Of The Batman Tim Sale TP [Paperback]

Tim Sale , Various
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7 Jan 2009 Batman
Written by James Robinson, Darwyn Cooke, Kelley Puckett and Alan Grant Art by Tim Sale & Jimmy Palmiotti Cover by Tim Sale The collection of award-winning artist Tim Sale's various Batman stories is now presented in trade paperback! Collecting tales from SHOWCASE '94 #3-4, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #32-34, SHADOW OF THE BAT #7-9, SOLO #1 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE. Advance-solicited; on sale January 7 - 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (7 Jan 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401217354
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401217358
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 16.9 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,282,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tim Sale is an acclaimed artist, well-known in comics for his collaborations with writer Jeph Loeb, which include the award-winning Batman: The Long Halloween and its sequel, Dark Victory; Daredevil: Yellow, Spider-Man: Blue and The Hulk: Gray. He has recently achieved worldwide renown as the lead artist on the hugely popular TV series Heroes. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great. 9 Oct 2013
By Jay B.
While it's very interesting to see the evolution of a very talented artist's style and, indeed, career in this volume the resulting stories are a mixed bag at best. Only one stands out in my memory as particularly good and that is the Batman: Black and White entry which has the added bonus of featuring Sale's art as we have come to know and love it. However, as this can be purchased as part of the Black and White series, it's hardly a reason to go out and get this volume, especially as its a very, very short story!

For die hard fans who own the acclaimed Long Halloween, Dark Victory and Haunted Knight books they will probably want to pick this up to complete their collection. However, anyone looking for a solid set of Batman tales that feature that Sale/Loeb magic maybe disappointed as the ones featured here a fairly hit and miss.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection 17 Mar 2008
By Brian Reaves - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
After recently reading Long Halloween, I picked up this book hoping for more Tim Sale greatness. I found it. This is a great collection of little stories that have appeared over the years. Not every one is perfect, but together they are worth the money.

There is a great three-parter here called "Blades", starring a new hero known as the Cavalier. Not much to start with, but it picks up quickly. Batman is chasing a killer known only as "Mister Lime" while Gotham City is terrorized by a jewel thief. When the new hero crashes the scene, it seems Batman will receive the help he needs. Of course, there are plenty of things going on behind the scenes, but the character is cool.

A very short story involving Catwoman gives us a glimpse into what a "date night" would be like for Batman and her. The first story in the collection doesn't even have Batman in it at all! It focuses on the Arkham Asylum crew trying to live with normal prisoners. The final story includes the introduction of yet another new hero named Nimrod. He's after Catman, Killer Moth, Calendar Man, and Chaser...but why? Oh, this story is a good one!

The weakest spot to me was the inclusion of Tim's Joker story from the "Black & White" collection. I had to read through it twice to understand what was going on.

As a collection, this is strong stuff. The final pages are filled with every cover Tim has done for Batman in recent years (as well as the covers for the stories in this collection). Each story has an introduction by Tim and they're all a fun read into the background of comic book art. If you're a fan of Tim's other Batman stories like "Dark Victory" or "Long Halloween", you'll enjoy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fabulous Read. 24 Mar 2008
By A. Collins - Published on Amazon.com
This is a terrific collection of storys and the art is certainly what you would expect from Tim Sale. It is certainly interesting to see the progression of his style. The first story is the most unique because it does not feature an appearance from Batman and it is the only story in this collection that Tim did not ink himself.

Now, for those of you who are dying to know "What exactly does this book collect?" Here is your answer:

Showcase '94 #3-4 (my favorite Story)
Legends of the Dark Knight #32-34
Shadow of the Bat #7-9
SOLO #1 (most fun story)
Batman Black and White, Volume 2
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories, Amazing artwork. 23 Feb 2009
By P. Ruzzo III - Published on Amazon.com
Tim Sale is an amazing artist,he truly brings the ALL of the characters he draws to life and is, in my opinion, among the best of the best when it comes to Batman. I'm a huge Batman fan and I was very excited when I got this book and I was not at all disappointed when I finished reading it, well, other than the fact that it was over. This book is a must have for any Batman or Tim Sale fan.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a nice collection of sale's early batman work 24 Jun 2008
By S. Robert Katz - Published on Amazon.com
this is a fun read with some excellent artwork by sale as well as some rougher early work. it's also got a few little paragraphs with insight into his process and some behind-the-scenes info, but just a bit. fans of tim sale will have a pretty good idea what they're in for as far as the art goes and should enjoy seeing his development over the years. what came as a surprise to me was the quality of the writing. honestly i wasn't expecting much, and it wasn't a consideration of mine when purchasing this book, but i really enjoyed these stories for the most part.

included are a nice little (very) short story about jeremiah arkham and some of his famous mental patients, a great three-parter by james robinson involving a new hero in gotham (flipping through this book i accidentally spoiled the ending for myself, but it surprisingly didn't affect my enjoyment at all), a story about a group of batman's d-list rogues teaming up for a rather generic caper (with a somewhat neat twist thrown at the reader on at the very end that unfortunately feels tacked on), a fun catwoman story and a little black-and-white vignette with sale's beautiful inkwash work. also included are a bunch of batman and batgirl covers by sale.

i only have a few qualms with this book. one of them is the ordering of the stories. ideally this sort of volume should have the stories appear in chronological order to show the development of the artist, and for some reason that's not the case here. i don't know if the "blades" story was published before or after the "misfits" one, but the former appears earlier in the volume and is leaps and bounds ahead of the latter in every respect (design, composition, storytelling, even coloring), so they are either out of order in this book or sale just wasn't trying very hard on the second one (and who could blame him? he was working with much stronger material in the first one). i do know that the black and white story is years older than the catwoman one, so chronological order isn't being strictly preserved. it's not the biggest deal, but it struck me as odd. what bothers me more is that the covers to several of these stories are absent, and they were missed. also it's a shame that this collection only included some of sale's batman covers. i would have loved to see more, because those are some of his best work.

all-in-all a very good read. falls short of perfection, but buyers should find themselves pleasantly surprised, if surprised at all. bit of a hefty price tag, but well worth the amazon price.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tim Sale's early Batman tales collected. 4 Feb 2013
By Brooks - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
For those that are a fan of Tim's work but can't find his early Batman work, this book is for you. Not all stories are home runs but some are very good. A nice book and collection.
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