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About the Author
In his secret identity, Morrison is a “counterculture” spokesperson, a musician, an award-winning playwright and a chaos magician. He is also the author of the New York Times best-seller Supergods, a groundbreaking psycho-historic mapping of the superhero as a cultural organism. He divides his time between his homes in Los Angeles and Scotland.
Andy Kubert began his career at DC comics illustrating the first highly successful BATMAN VERSUS PREDATOR and ADAM STRANGE series. Andy went on to Marvel Comics’ popular X-Men title, which was consistently a sales juggernaut and remained their top-selling comic during his six-year run. At Marvel he also illustrated such titles as Ghost Rider, Captain America, Ultimate X-Men and the Marvel 1602 miniseries in which he collaborated with New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman and which earned a 2005 Quill Award for Best Graphic Novel.
In addition to having been named to Wizard magazine’s Top Ten Artists, Andy is also an instructor at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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- File Size : 64767 KB
- Publication Date : November 21, 2011
- Print Length : 200 pages
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- Publisher : DC Comics (November 21, 2011)
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- ASIN : B0064W67F0
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,188,528 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Collects Batman # 655-658 and 663-666
The Run: Grant Morrison's Batman run is essentially one huge story and it all starts here. I'm a great fan of Morrison's stranger books like Doom Patrol or the Invisibles, but I didn't like Morrison's JLA run much, and avoided his work on Batman for years assuming that he couldn't do a good job with "normal" superheroes. After reading "All-Star Superman"and loving it, I decided to give this a shot.
Boy, was I a fool. By now, I've read almost all of it, and if you like Morrison and/or Batman you should at least read the first book and see how you like it. It's a mammoth story and you really have to read all of it (well, most of it) in sequence in order to get it, but the journey is well worth it. It is somewhat creepy, spooky and dark, and a bit weird (but not in typical Morrison mind-blowing-fashion weird), which may not appeal to everyone. Still, give it a shot. And after the 2011 reboot, it's still kinda-sorta-mostly still in canon.
This Volume: Although I'm only giving this book 4 stars, this is in comparison to the later volumes, which get better. Talia reveals to Batman that he got her pregnant years ago, and introduces to his son, Damian. Raised by his mother, he starts off as a homicidal psychopath, but don't worry, as the subsequent volumes progress, he gets better! And he becomes the new Robin. Bruce Wayne becomes romantically involved with supermodel Jezebel Jet. Also, there are man-bats. Also contains "The Clown at Midnight," a very creepy illustrated text story involving the Joker and Harley Quinn. Batman 666 shows a hypothetical future where Damian has become Batman.
Actually, I recommend that you don't buy this book, but buy the 384 page volume of this instead Batman: Batman and Son (New Edition) since it combines the "Batman and Son" volume with the 176 page Batman: The Black Glove book.
Apart from Damian, Talia, and the man-bats, this book bears very little resemblance to this: DCU: Son of Batman [HD ]
Of course, Grant Morrison's run on Batman has gone on another two years since Batman & Son, so reading this now allows you to put some added perspective on what's going on here. First of all, you have the introduction of Batman's son, Damien (this is not a spoiler, isn't it pretty obvious from the title?), who has since already gone on to a larger role in the DC Universe. I think some important take-aways from these initial issues of Grant Morrison's run are Damien's origins and his character/attitude. I believe that Damien's character is going to have a big impact on what happens with Batman (and Dick Grayson) in the near future.
You also get a pretty unique Joker story, primarily told in text form. I really think Morrison shines in this kind of story-telling medium.
Additionally, if you pay attention, there are definitely some clues in Batman & Son that foreshadow the next events in Morrison's saga.
Lastly, there is issue #666. I don't want to give anything away about the story, but I have heard that Grant Morrison considers this to be part of the Batman canon (meaning that it is authentic to the whole Batman universe). If so, then in addition to the story, there are some particular frames that I think are going to be meaningful down the road For example, the one with Damien mourning over a Batman body and also the one from Damien's memory, showing three Bat-folk fighting crime together in the future.
Overall, I have become very pleased with Grant Morrison's work on this title. Of the comics that I currently follow, he is surpassing them all in excellence, even beyond what Ed Brubaker is doing with Captain America. Once you read this collection, you will certainly want to go on to the next one.. Batman: The Black Glove.