This Batman collection is, unfortunately, bifurcated. The first half cheekily updates the 1950s Club of Heroes, a motley group of global counterparts of Batman who assemble, with the Caped Crusader, on a secluded Caribbean island and face an old-dark-house murder mystery. Morrison’s clever script is greatly abetted by J. H. Williams’ gorgeous art and imaginative storytelling. In the prosaically illustrated rest of the book, Batman has a near-death experience and a hallucinogenic dream populated by figures from his past. The end of this sequence is a cliffhanger lead-in to the “Batman R.I.P.” story line, for which fans have been relentlessly primed. --Gordon Flagg
About the Author
Grant Morrison is one of comics' greatest innovators. His long list of credits includes Batman: Arkham Asylum, JLA, Seven Soldiers, Animal Man, Doom Patrol, The Invisibles and The Filth. He is currently writing Batman, All-Star Superman and Final Crisis. JH Williams III is best known as the illustrator of the critically acclaimed Chase, Desolation Jones, Promethea, and Seven Soldiers.
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