on March 11, 2008
The paintings alone are worth the price of this book! I own a scarce 1st printing with the better cover (IMO), but the story itself is a nice, modern twist of the Etrigan the Demon story. Bruce is the 'cage' and this demon is truly monstrous! You want to own this.
on June 19, 2008
Agree with other reviewer. This is a great story, that is quite tragic and one of the better Batman stories, I have to say. But i tell you, this Jim Murray guy who did the artwork is amazing. Its funny that people forgot sometimes that comics are 2 components (unlike novels/books). Story AND art. Thats why even though the Sandman stories are pretty cool, just look at the artwork of the guy who did Sandman #1. Maybe one of the worst artists ever? The sandman story...great. The artwork?? Sucks. ( for the first few issues anyhow. IN later issues, Gaimen found some great artists). Anyhow, my point being...this is what truly makes a great comic. Both Great artwork and story. Most comics only have one or the other.