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While I enjoyed DKR a great deal- I do believe it sits outside the continuity of Batman.

Year One is essential.




I agree with him.


Long Halloween and Dark Victory are Also a must.


Hush is good, Hush Returns isnt, Death in the Family is pretty good. Arkham Asylum ASHASE is beautiful, although Grant Morrison (stupid grant morrison)

The Killing Joke

The Man Who Laughs


I personally didnt like Broken City, but its an interesting story.


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Killing Joke is another great one for a (possible) Joker origin story. I still remember the joke he tells at the end.

However I'm an old school Bat... Err... Bird. :wink

Started collecting aorund '87. Have all the original Year One comics. Year 2, Year 3, Parts 1 and 4 of A Death in the Family... In fact I think I remember calling the 800 number (or whatever it was) to vote on whether Jason Todd lives or dies.

I pretty much stopped reading after "A Lonely Place of Dying" and "Blind Justice". I bought the first series of "Legends of the Dark Knight" (Shaman) and that's about it. I did read "Venom"- which was well done. I've basically been into the movies ever since.


I'm certainly not a purist when it comes to Batman... And there is nothing wrong with being a purist either. :up


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Am I the only one that didn't like The Long Halloween? I like Jeph Loeb, but that one doesn't live up the the hype. I'm also not a fan of Tim Sale's art work, but can deal with it if the story is good enough, I just didn't find The Long Halloween all that good.

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Am I the only one that didn't like The Long Halloween? I like Jeph Loeb, but that one doesn't live up the the hype. I'm also not a fan of Tim Sale's art work, but can deal with it if the story is good enough, I just didn't find The Long Halloween all that good.



Umm... That's just weird. I got my chick friend who had never read a comic book before in her life to read it and she liked it.

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im kinda the same way with hush. except it seems most people just obsess over artwork and have no mind for story. emoticon emoticon

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I personally love TLH, and DV, but im not going to say that Jimithy is wrong for not liking it.

I mean, he is, but im not gonna say it. :P



Nah, to each their own. I like the writing style, and i love Tim Sale's artwork. But Just cuz i like it doenst mean the rest of the world likes it, and vice versa.


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I'm always right. The sooner everyone here understands that, the better off you'll all be.

No, really, I just never liked the Long Halloween. I usually love Jeph Loeb's writing. The first issues of Superman/Batman with McGuinness was pretty strong. Tim Sale's art work just doesn't look good to me. Now, I do like some of the other stories he has illustrated. It's easier for me to get over bad or mediocre art if the story is decent than to over look great art if the story is lame.

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Really? You liked Superman/Batman: Public Enemies? I gotta say i was disappointed.
The only thing that was amazing (in my book) about that one was the internal monologue Batman and Superman had going with regards to each other. That was done extraordinarily well and does justify the read. But everything else I felt was very mediocre. Then again I like Hush, so what do I know?

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You can get the TPB for Hush 1 and 2--don't bother with Return of Hush...

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Really? You liked Superman/Batman: Public Enemies? I gotta say i was disappointed.
The only thing that was amazing (in my book) about that one was the internal monologue Batman and Superman had going with regards to each other. That was done extraordinarily well and does justify the read. But everything else I felt was very mediocre. Then again I like Hush, so what do I know?



I'm going to have to agree completely here. Plus I wasn't a big fan of the art style when it came to the characters themselves.

Furthermore I have nothing to add to this topic that hasn't been said already. But I do agree with pretty much everything Terry has posted.

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