Amazon.com: Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? I recently started reading comics again and most written just by Neil Gaiman, so I couldn’t miss this one. Further eulogies are given by friends, associates and enemies alike. I don’t want to say too much, because this is an album that should be read without knowing anything, but in the end I believe that Gaiman was able to tell what Batman is for Gotham, but also for its readers. by Neil Gaiman, Billy Jensen's Favorite Fictional Citizen Detectives. You get to be Batman.
A car pulls into Crime Alley and Selina Kyle gets out and heads into the pub, she is directed to a room in the back. and Final Crisis, in which Batman is apparently killed. I'm not sure if Batman is supposed to be alive or dead at this point, but since it doesn't matter because he'll be back one way or another shortly, I really don't care.
This extraordinary tale, told as only Gaiman and Kubert can, explores the intricate relationships between Bruce Wayne and his friends and adversaries and builds toward an exciting and unexpected climax. Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? Martha confirms that this is the inevitable ending to Batman's quest, but also notes that Bruce was indeed truly happy for a small time when he was a child. Adam Kubert draws different styles of artists of other time periods, genius. I honestly wanted this volume to surprise me and blow me away, but I feel like it just lacked content, while the main idea was there. The administrator of this site (read-comic.com) cannot be held responsible for what its users post, or any other actions of its users. is vaguely reminiscent of that of David Vern Reed and John Calnan's four-part story Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed? Adblocker detected! Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? I found it long winded and a little on the boring side. I assume Neil wrote them all.
Neil Gaiman steps up to tell the 'last' Batman story, and the results are mixed. She then tells Bruce his life is about to end and asks if he is ready. Hardcore Bat-fans and Gaimanites are the only of us that need apply - Gaiman is brilliant but only shades of that brilliance are on display here. , Like Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, the two-issue tale presents a "final" Batman story. I'm going to say a few words that you won't hear very often in reviews of comics. Come on, it's Neil Gaiman. It isn't any kind of funeral though, this one has every single character, the good and the bad, attending. Betty Kane, the Mad Hatter, the Joker, Robin, Clayface, Harvey Bullock, Ra's al Ghul and Superman each give differing accounts of Batman's passing, but all of them contain the same theme: Batman never gives up or surrenders, even in the face of certain death. It's over. In the introduction to the 1999 book Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Confession, Gaiman revealed that he and Kurt Busiek, along with Kurt's wife, had been in a car on the way to visit Scott McCloud when Gaiman struck up a conversation with Kurt about Batman.
Refresh and try again. It doesn't work that way. With your father. People are gathering for a wake and taking their seats in front of an open casket. See Marvel's Captain America for a recent example. A crowd is gathering in the Dew Drop Inn.
A love letter to the character of Batman is how Neil Gaiman opens this book. The challenge with these comics is that there is very little room for originality; not much remains that hasn't already been experimented with before, and yet Gaiman makes this memorable and completely fresh! She smiles down at the baby, calling him Bruce.. In fact Death even appears here in the guise of (read the story to find out). This story was written as a follow-up to the storylines Batman R.I.P. Can this really be the end? The signal gradually transforms into a pair of doctor's hands, which reach for a newborn baby boy, who is handed to Martha Wayne in the hospital. I associated with one point at that stage when Gaiman says that even after he has been reading,writing and creating comic book characters, he always has Batman as numero uno. What else am I going to do?
Among the ones that managed to get the spotlight, Alfred's story is definitely the most stunning and sad story of them all. What else am I going to do? But one thing remains constant: he is always Batman and Batman never gives up. While it might seem insane, his story still however delivers a riveting and amazing interpretation of Batman's life and fall. Don't Panic: The Official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Companion, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Batman:_Whatever_Happened_to_the_Caped_Crusader%3F&oldid=986693509, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 November 2020, at 12:40. The Batman presented in the story is not necessarily the one from current DC Universe continuity, but rather an indeterminate amalgamation that pays homage to the entirety of the character's 70-year history.. Please consider reading this notice. Absolutely recommended to all fans. Unfortunately, the volume doesn't cover every character's say. Batman describes this scenario of his death as "impossible. Martha explains that: "You don't get Heaven or Hell. At the front of the room is an open coffin. That said, this is about Batman looking down on his funeral/wake as notable villains of Gotham and a few non villains give their jaded interpretation of their times with Batman. A collection of short stories in one volume. Major names of mention by Kubert include Jerry Robinson, Carmine Infantino, Neal Adams and, of course, Batman's co-creator Bob Kane. I associated with one point at that stage when Gaiman says that even after he has been reading,writing and creating comic book characters, he always has Batman as numero uno. I fight until I drop. will be completely unreadable due to the unquantifiable amount of tears I’ve shed on its pages. There is an introduction at the beginning of this volume, where Gaiman himself talks about how he always saw the masked hero and how he really wanted to write what is, surely, a possible final chapter of his life. It was way too short for my tastes and vagu.
Inside is the Caped Crusader himself. He also accepts how his story will end, the only way it can end: "The end of the story of Batman is, he's dead. and is akin to writer Alan Moore's "last" Superman story Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?.  In April 2010, it was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. This time. Plus this somehow fits into yet another huge continuity reboot that DC is doing that I don't have the time or patience to try and understand. But until then, I fight.". During the wake, a number of prominent figures from Batman's life each tell a tale of Batman and how he eventually died, giving multiple, unique histories of Batman, his life, and his death. In a similar fashion to "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? The bartender, Joe Chill, tells her that a group is gathered in the back. It also won the 2009 Goodreads choice award for Graphic Novel. In the light, he sees that the woman that he has been speaking with is his mother, Martha Wayne. When the introduction was finally published in Gaiman's essay collection The View from the Cheap Seats, Gaiman revealed in a footnote that that idea had since been turned into one of his favourite sequences within the comic. "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" As more people arrive they tell their stories of their encounters with Batman, each one recounting how he died, but what is the truth? Alfred himself took on the persona of the Joker to give Batman an "opposite number" to fight. Written by Neil Gaiman, pencilled by Andy Kubert and inked by Scott Williams, the story is purported to be the "last" Batman story in the wake of severe psychological trauma that Batman endures within the story Batman R.I.P. It can't. I've always been a fan of Batman, since the TV series of the 60s and then the comics and the latest movies.  It won the 2009 British Fantasy Award for Best Comic/Graphic Novel. But still it's not a typical Batman story.
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