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Batman: Black & White Omnibus (Batman: Black and White) Hardcover – Illustrated, December 17, 2019
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- Publisher : DC Comics; Illustrated edition (December 17, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 800 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1401295738
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401295738
- Item Weight : 5.5 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.38 x 2 x 11.15 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #432,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Why delay? Stuffed between a great dustjacket cover by Jim Lee, acting retro, with a nice, polished book cover, unlike the non-glossy plain black embossed cardboard covers adorning lesser omnibuses—you get the great Joe Kelly authoring Batman saving innocence, Watchmen’s Dave Gibbons giving us a monster made of grease, then-Superman writer Mark Schultz having Bats summon “Big Blue,” to save a girl’s life in the ramp-up to creating a contrast between how the two heroes view their roles.
Just like in “Gotham Knights,” in the “Black and White” back-ups, the character is put above lame, high-concept plot boredom—you’ve read one dark walk on the wild side you’ve read, well, not them all, but a lot—so, in these character-driven pieces we have comics best, and sometimes most unique talents—Paul Pope, thank you for joining!—saying, in essence what makes the caped crusader tick.
And not always does Batman take center stage. There is a bow from Barbara Gordan and Poison Ivy in a quirky aside.
Darwyn Cooke, an all-time favorite—gone way to soon, rest in peace, sir—illustrates Batman’s horrific, distorted take of himself as a monster, right around the same time Mr. Cooke was making Brubaker’s “Catwoman,” truly deserving of an omnibus, sing off the page, pre-“New Frontier,” Cooke’s epic, and Parker.
Certain to please, is “Case Study,” penned by Paul “Batman: TAS” Dini, and drawn art by Alex Ross. This offers up an odd commentary on the merits of psychology, with some real-world analogs, as both medicine and therapy wildly tank at helping individuals, let alone the complete psychopath such as the Joker—with one doctor suggesting the Joker is incurable because he, indeed, possesses all his marbles. Here, the Joker, like the movie version, is given a dash of dangerous empathy…as nothing quite justifies these “misplaced” crimes—until we learn the initial report was written by one Harleen Quinzel. Alex Ross makes these people look real in all his Rockwell brilliance.
Everyone chimes in: Judd Winick, another underrated 90s/2000s scribe, Mike Wieringo, classic “Son of the Demon” and “Batman and The Outsiders” writer Mike W. Barr, Alan Davis, Chris Bachalo, Dwayne McDuffie, awesome late-period Dick Giordano art, and so many more, from Kaluta to Brubaker cohort Sean Philips.
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Não podemos deixar de acrescentar nessa lista: Cidade Castigada (Brian Azzarello e Eduardo Risso, 2003-2004) e este Omnibus aqui.
Batman: Preto & Branco é uma coletânea de pequenas histórias/contos que foi organizada por Mark Chiarello e inclui uma lista inestimável de autores e desenhistas. Nessa obra, cada artista ajuda a criar algo solidificador para o Morcego.
Preparem suas listas de gibis e a de filmes noir, pois a contagem regressiva para The Batman já começou.