Batman - The Return of Bruce Wayne Paperback – Special Edition, 27 Jan 2012
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"Morrison has a hit on his hands..." --(Ain't It Cool News) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Frazer Irving is a British artist known for the 2000 AD series Necronauts. He also worked on DCs The Authority: Scorched Earth and Marvels Inhuman.
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This has been an absolutely epic series of books that began way back with Final Crisis with the death of Batman/Bruce Wayne at the hands of Darkseid. Since then, there have been many books dealing with what has happened to the characters in the Batman universe, and how they are dealing with the loss of the talismanic Dark Knight. And i have to say these spin off titles are well worth investing in! Mainly because they give you an idea of the importance of the role of Batman in Gotham, and the Justice League, but also the impact he has had on the lives of those people around him.
These books include;
Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn (Batman & Robin)
Batman vs. Robin (Batman & Robin)
Batman & Robin Vol. 3: Batman Must Die! Deluxe Edition (due out later in 2011)
In a separate run;
Batman: Streets of Gotham: Hush Money
ASIN:1848569793 Batman: The Streets of Gotham: Leviathan v. 2]]
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Despite my sarcasm above, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne isn't too bad. It's not the greatest Bat-work, but it's an interesting romp through time and space.
Finally, despite this leading to Batman Incorporated, it (for me) hammers home the fact that Bruce Wayne IS Batman.
In the Return of Bruce Wayne we see him begin to pull himself back together as he is hurled through time, the big twist is SPOILER ALERT! Darkseid has booby trapped his body so that when Batman does get home he has built up enough omega energy to destroy the world! This is pure genius on the part of Morrison and I loved it END OF SPOILERS!
There is a great deal going on and you have to pay attention, the story does drag in places, it is odd to read Batman stories where he isnt swinging around the rooftops of Gotham in his usual costume however when it works it really works, its also nice to see Tim Drake get a role in events as for a whole generation of readers he is their Robin and as much fun Damian Wayne is in the role Tim is missed especially in the new 52 DC universe where hes pretty much only seen in the Teen Titans.
The art changes from chapter to chapter, some are better than others but its never ever horrible and works well for the story with the time shifts. I have to admit that when I read the ending and the so called "truth of Batman" I found it slightly emotional and it certainly shows what a real grip Grant Morrison has on the character.
In short if you like your Superhero stories straight forward with fights and snappy one liners read "The Death and Return of Superman", if you like them a bit deeper with some emotional truth and neat action then you cant go wrong with this.
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I ordered this product for a friend on the 3rd of December. Around the 20th it told me that the estimated delivery date was between the 3rd and the 11th of January 2014. Read morePublished on 11 Jan. 2014 by J. A. Mason
this novel shows the pure energy behind bat man, that will to live that makes him unbeatable, it shows us that he is not a normal man while he may not have any conventional super... Read morePublished on 27 Dec. 2013 by jack mcconville
All the build up and praise didn't work for me, was expecting a more cohesive story of BW return, areal shame, but please judge it for yourself.Published on 16 Aug. 2013 by jwhezzy
I don't like time travel stories as a rule. In my experience, they lead to plot holes and over complicated silliness. Read morePublished on 21 July 2013 by Scotti
Completeley as advertised. I have no complaints whatsoever.
I you are interested in this subject, this is one for you.
Couldn't be more satisfied