Batman: Ego and Other Tails Paperback – Illustrated, November 18, 2008
Elsewhere by Dean Koontz
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 10.6 ounces
- Paperback : 200 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1401213596
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401213596
- Product Dimensions : 6.63 x 0.3 x 10.18 inches
- Publisher : DC Comics; Illustrated Edition (November 18, 2008)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #276,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fans of frank Miller's dark Knight returns or the batman black and white series will have something to enjoy as well. Enjoy a very underrated comic!
Batman:Ego was published in 2000 as a 64 page graphic novel, but finally gets the hardcover treatment it deserves, while the Catwoman tale, which was an original hardcover, crops up again in the same format. Both tales feature fast paced writing coupled with a fantastic art style which harkens back to Batman the Animated series (for which Darwin was one of the designers) but with more of a noirish edge, so don't let the streamlined style fool you into thinking these stories are for all ages or too soft. If you liked Mr. Cooke's recent work on the Spirit, this is better. Much better.
Some other reviewers on this page commented that this book was a little dissapointing due to the inclusion of a story which does not feature Batman, but don't be dissuaded from picking this one up. Selina's Big Score features one of Batman's oldest villians in one of her greatest appearances, so don't miss out. Give it a chance, then read the collections of Catwoman comics by Ed Brubaker, Cooke and Cameron Stewart, which are some of the best crime comics around.
Fans of Richard Stark's Parker will recognize a Parker like Character, named Stark, a heister who helps Catwoman pull of the titular big score which is just as hard nosed (and fun) as any written by Richard Stark during the 60s and 70s. This will serve as a primer to Darwyn's upcoming adaptations of the first four Parker novels, beginning next year.
This hardcover is also special because it does not feature the ugly spine design which appears on many of the current DC hardcovers where a DC logo appears at the bottom of the spine in a blue back ground, ruining a book's appearance on the book shelf.
Don't miss out on one of the best written and drawn set of Batman stories of the last 20 years; right up there with the Batman classics of the 80s like Year One, DKR and the Killing Joke, at least in my opinion.
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Si eres fan de Darwyn Cooke no puedes dejar pasar este TP, el arte es magistral y ni qué decir sobre la escritura.