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Good, Solid Sequel to The Long Halloween
on 27 November 2009
This is the follow up to The Long Halloween, and picks up directly after that storyline finished. This book deals with the rise of Two Face from the ashes of Harvey Dent, and continues the story lines of Commissioner Gordon, Catwoman, Bruce Wayne, and of course, the Falcones'. Someone is copying the crimes of Holiday from the Long Halloween, who goes by the name of the Hangman, and it is up to Batman to solve these crimes whilst keeping all the other threads of his life going.
Like the Long Halloween before it, this is quite along graphic novel and has quite a few twists and turns in it. The artwork is of the same style too, so if you didn't like it before, you won't like it now! The introduction of Robin is quite nicely handled too, though i did feel it didn't have enough time to develop properly and could have meritted a third volume dealing with this storyline a bit more.
The reason i can't give this five stars is that it is almost an exact replay of the Long Halloween with a few adjustments, and while that is no bad thing, this just doesn't offer enough that is new and original. The Long Halloween was quite different to anything out at the time, and this book doesn't really spark enough for me. That isn't to say that this is a bad book - it isn't. It just needed something extra to put it up in the top echelon of Batman stories.
This is definitely one for your collection, but only if you have read The Long Halloween, or it won't make much sense!