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Batman and Robin Vol. 5: The Big Burn (The New 52) Hardcover – December 23, 2014


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Product Details

  • Series: Batman
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; 52nd edition edition (December 23, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401250599
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401250591
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Patrick Gleason at his strongest."—IGN

"Tomasi seamlessly continues to amaze."—NEWSARAMA

About the Author

PETER J. TOMASI, a life-long New Yorker, is an NYU grad with degrees in political science and filmmaking. Peter has helped re-imagine many characters and books over the course of his extensive and exclusive career at DC Comics as a writer and editor. Peter's current projects include GREEN LANTERN CORPS and BATMAN & ROBIN. His recent writing credits include BRIGHTEST DAY, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS, BATMAN: BLACKEST KNIGHT, THE OUTSIDERS, NIGHTWING, PHANTOM STRANGER, BLACK ADAM THE DARK AGE, FINAL CRISIS: REQUIEM, and many others, including his critically-acclaimed graphic novel Light Brigade.

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By Tyler Johnson on December 24, 2014
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Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason have the thankless job of producing the best Batman stories of our generation that go almost completely unrecognized. In the wake of DC's ill conceived and poorly implemented "New 52" Batman and Robin is one of the very few series to make meaningful changes to continuity while still telling incredible stories. Batman and Robin volume 5: The Big Burn would have been billed as an event in a more popular series because that is exactly what it is. Peter Tomasi delivers his take on Harvey Dent and it is magnificent.

No one is ever entirely comfortable with change in continuity and the fact that this arc is a slow burn doesn't help matters. Just know that this iteration of Two Face is faithful to the spirit of the character while successfully putting a new spin on it. Fire brand and Mob boss, Erin McKillen, the woman responsible for the worst day in Harvey Dent's life, is back in town and is the spark that threatens to burn Gotham to the ground. What follows is a violent, emotional, gorgeously drawn, neck breaking paced tear of an arc that delivers a deeply satisfying conclusion and elevates Two Face to the level the character has always deserved but so few writers are able to reach. Batman and Robin is one of the best series DC is currently writing and Vol 5 is no exception. An absolute buy.
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