- Hardcover: 169 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics; 01 edition (19 Dec. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401220096
- ISBN-13: 978-1401220099
- Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 1.2 x 26.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 765,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Batman Private Casebook HC (Batman (DC Comics)) Hardcover – 19 Dec 2008
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About the Author
Paul Dini is the award-winning writer of many scripts for Batman: The Animated Series, and has also written for the Superman and Justice League animated series. His comics work includes Batman: Black and White, Batman Adventures, and Countdown. Peter Milligan has written a dazzling variety of comics, including Shade, The Changing Man, Enigma, Human Target, Skreemer and X-Force. Dustin Nguyen has pencilled the critically acclaimed WildCats 3.0 and The Authority. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
There are many writers who could write a cool Batman story with Joker as the villain or one of the other biggies like Two Face, Riddler, Penguin, Ra's Al-Ghul; it's not many who can write an amazing Batman story with Scarface or Mad Hatter as the main villains. But Dini does just this.
The best story here plays off of the numerous "Alice in Wonderland"-themed villains in Gotham by having them gather as The Wonderland Gang and wreak havoc on the city. But is Mad Hatter, Jervis Tetch, in control as he thinks or is he being played by some characters nobody would suspect...except for Batman. Dini sends the Dark Knight across Gotham's magnificent scenery ending in Amusement Mile (a very underused location) and writing an excellent fight scene in the hall of mirrors that is both exciting, inventive and funny. The book's worth picking up for this one alone.
The other great story is a two-parter where the murderous ventriloquist gangster dummy Scarface makes a return with a new "handler", a beautiful but insane woman out for vengeance against a crime family that wronged her. Dini not only convinces you to take the dummy seriously but also makes you wonder whether the dummy is actually possessed or whether the ventriloquist is doing it all. That's good writing, that's really good writing.Read more ›
There isn't a single weak story in here and each one felt exciting and refreshing while also having just a sprinkle of Nostalgia without shoving it down your throat.. (Grant Morrison). Each story contains its own colourful cast and despite being a short story each one is satisfying and fulfilling. The first issue revolves around the repercussions of the Resurrection of Ras Al Ghul, with repercussions being the main theme as not only does Batman feels the repercussions of Ras being resurrected but Ras soon learns the Repercussions for threatening Gotham the way he does in this book, causing Batman to walk very close to the line so close I would say he was probably walking on top of that line in fact.
The second story is a nostalgia filled romp with a new gang in town led my Mad Hatter called the Wonderland Gang, seemingly teaming up with two old Batman Villains Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and building his own theme gang. But things are not as they seem. A fantastic way of incorporating old villains and second stringers into a modern story, and a strong one at that with the feel of an old Batman issue but reading like a modern day work of realism. Congrats to Paul Dini on this issue.Read more ›
In this book we are treated to some short stories that redefine some of Batman's enemies, and in some cases, give a bit of a twist on them. This book has Ra's Al Ghul, the Mad Hatter, Scarface and more. It has some nice cameos too - Zatanna from the Justice League makes an appearance, as does Catwoman.
The stories are all a good length - they leave you wanting more, but do enough to reach a satsifying conclusion. The Batman in these stories is in keeping with the Dark Knight Detective and Worlds Greatest Detective persona and i like this facet of his character much more than the violent one. It is nice to see stories where he has to use his intellect first, and then use his physical prowess to conclude the case.
The artwork throughout is pretty good, without being earth-shattering.
I would recommend this to most Batman fans, as it is an interesting look at some of his lesser known villains, and has some good solid story-telling in it. It isn't quite a five star book, and that isn't because it isn't great - it is! But it is up against some awesome titles like Batman: Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Killing Joke and The Joker, The: Devil's Advocate (Batman) and it doesn't quite reach those dizzying heights of those books.
This book is highly recommended though!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an alright Batman title from the great writer Paul Dini, for me a better Paul Dini Batman graphic novel would be Heart Of Hush.Published on 27 Aug. 2012 by TheMightyMosh
Private Casebook is a step up from Dini's other batman books like Batman: Detective and Batman: Death and the City (Batman) because not only does it build from these stories but it... Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2010 by Morphilms
This compilation collects together stories from six issues of Detective Comics, plus a short from last year's Hallowe'en Special. Read morePublished on 17 Aug. 2009 by L. Sinclair