Batman

Batman

Secrets

Book - 2007
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Sam Kieth, renowned illustrator of THE SANDMAN, hasearned a reputation for creating comic-book epics that combine powerfulaction and thought-provoking themes.Now, he brings that vision toBatman in a story that pits the Dark Knight against the Joker-- all under the unforgiving eye of the media. Their confrontation is caught on film, and Gotham City's protector appearsto pummel his archenemy without mercy.The Joker uses this to frame Batmanin the court of public opinion while the media hover like vultures, readyto convict before all the facts are in.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2007
ISBN: 9781401212124
1401212123
Branch Call Number: GN FIC Batma 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 124 p. :,col. ill
Alternative Title: Secrets

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evannpr
Apr 07, 2013

Many people don't really "get" this book, but anybody who likes the comedic side of Batman should love this graphic novel, which accuratley displays the phsycopathic mind of the Joker. Sam Keith creates a Picassoesque comic world, which has lots of hyper things going on. The story talks about Joker going on a reality show talking about how he is "changed". This is the thing that many phycopathic people do in real life. (saying they are sorry and reformed when really, they are not) I reccomend this book for anyone who wants a change from the regular Batman stories.

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temp123987
Mar 09, 2013

Somehow Batman Secrets fails to truly get your attention. Early Bruce Wayne youth flashbacks and Joker-Batman "conversations" in some dark enclosure does leave you feeling trapped - and hoping you can escape this dreary story. Assist D.A. Ammon's 'harlequin syndrome' [as I call it] is run of the mill. Pass this book by.

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21221012542517
Aug 09, 2010

Multiple writing mistakes are made in "Batman Secrets". Citizens of Gotham would never, under any circumstances, have forgiven the Joker for his former crimes. Also, Batman is taken down multiple times during the duration of the novel once by a woman with a baseball bat. I can look past the fact that Batman would definetly have heard her but the fact that he was unconcious after she he hit him was too much. Furthermore, Batman is always closed up infront of cameras and usually avoids them yet in "Secrets" he allows them to film him. All in all Batman Secrets is not a reccomended read for anyone, certainly not fans of the medium.

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ethancm
Mar 31, 2010

not very good. does not capture the essence of the Joker at all

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evannpr
Apr 07, 2013

evannpr thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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