Elseworlds: Batman Vol. 1

Elseworlds: Batman Vol. 1 [Reading] ➼ Elseworlds: Batman Vol. 1 ➲ Doug Moench – Undercostruction.eu For The First Time Ever, Batman S Elseworlds Tales Are Featured In A New Graphic Novel Collection.In Elseworlds, Heroes Are Taken From Their Usual Settings And Put Into Strange Times And Places Some That Have Existed, Or Might Have Existed And Others That Can T, Couldn T Or Shouldn T Exist The Result Stories That Make Characters Who Are As Familiar As Yesterday Seem As Fresh As Tomorrow.Featuring Batman As A Holy Priest, Harry Houdini Alongside The Dark Knight, Dr Wayne Reanimating A Frankenstein Like Bat Man, Batman As A Green Lantern, A Supernatural Bat Man Fighting The Evil Wizard Known As The Dark Joker, A Future Robin Fighting Off An Alien Invasion, And Other Tales Collects BATMAN HOLY TERROR, BATMAN THE BLUE, THE GREY, AND THE BAT, ROBIN 3000 1 2, BATMAN DARK JOKER THE WILD, BATMAN HOUDINI THE DEVIL S WORKSHOP, BATMAN CASTLE OF THE BAT, BATMAN IN DARKEST KNIGHT And BATMAN DARK ALLEGIANCES

  • 4.4
  • 732
  • English
  • 10 June 2018
  • Paperback
  • 523 pages
  • 9781401260743
  • Elseworlds: Batman Vol. 1
  • Doug Moench

10 thoughts on “Elseworlds: Batman Vol. 1

  1. Sud666 says:

    sigh Elseworlds sucked Yep I said it Cool concept that falls flat with shitty stories Yep, I said that too The first story set in a world where Cromwell won is likely the best and that s not saying much The rest Simple and unadulterated dreck Don t know how to define dreck No worries read Elseworlds and you ll see.After the first one, the ...

  2. Brandon St Mark says:

    I can see why this has such a low rating I lost interest in a lot of the stories in this omnibus about half way through, so I just flipped through them until the end.I would say unless you specifically want to read everything Batman related you can just skip this one.

  3. Dan says:

    This was uber bad and extremely tasteless The only one that was mildly entertaining was the Houdini one Don t waste your time picking this up.

  4. C. Varn says:

    This are reissues of the classic Batman related Elseworlds, unlike Volume Two, which consist of a coherent Elseworld series written primarily by Doug Moench, there is a lot of diversity of authors and artists in this first volume Batman Holy Terror by Alan Brennert and Norm Breyfogle is the story of Batman in a semi feudal theocracy ran by a corrupt church Bruce Wayne discovers the church has his parents killed and becomes the Dark Knight to avenge them The art here is very period, but impressive nonetheless, and the storytelling is solid if a little obvious This definitely feels like a coherent Batman story in a different universe Batman The Blue, the Grey, and the Bat by Elliot S Maggin and Jos Luis Garc a is a Western in the style of Zorro and Lone Ranger It s high camp fun, although it does not really feel that related to Batman as a concept at all Robin 3000 by Byron Preiss and P Craig Russell is strange stuff Obviously originally created as Tom Swift graph novel, it becomes very clear that the Robin connection is forced for marketing and a tie to Batman Originally for Simon and Schuster but remarketed for DC, the story seems aimless and based on a world that is both far future but almost completely removed from anything essentially related to Batman Batman Dark Joker The Wild by Doug Moench and Kelly Jones is a dark fantasy with t...

  5. Gav451 says:

    Ive actually moved this down a star in hindsight Some of the tales in here were really good and quite clever takes, for example the one written in a era where there was an inquisition but an awful lot did not quite work as well as it should have and the changes in quality, relevance and strengths in the tales made it a tough read.There were a couple of times I could have stopped in particular tales and one mana...

  6. Hannah Givens says:

    LOVE that DC is re issuing these in collections A lot of them are well known but getting difficult to find now Not every story is genius, but all of them are interesting, and some very good indeed usually if there s a problem, it s just that the Elseworlds books weren t a good length A little too long, so the basic idea gets dragged out a bit, but not long enough to really spin it into a complex world, even though a lot of these AUs totally deserved full fledged graphic novels But ...

  7. Collin Henderson says:

    Let s go through this one at a time, shall we Elseworlds is basically a way of authors saying what if and re imagining famous heroes in different ways I ve actually read the entirety of the Batman Vampire story and quite enjoyed it, but this anthology offers up a mixed bag to say the least.Holy Terror Imagine if the US was a Theocracy, with fundamentalist Christianity reigning supreme depending on who you ask, it already does Batman is a priest in this one, but also seeks vengeance on the church system that had his parents executed There s some interesting stuff at play here, with him having a crisis of faith and trying to decide how to maintain his faith while bringing down the system that uses that same belief system to oppress people It sadly doesn t live up to its potential Batman learns that a member of the state is experimenting with genetics to create what essentially amounts to the Justice League, but there is no resolution to this story It ends abruptly, with little sense of closure.The Blue...

  8. Kenneth Clark says:

    Loads of varietyThe best part of Elseworlds tales is the freedom that these creators are given in reinventing our old and familiar heroes Some of these stories are better than others My favorites are closer to the end of the book, but you may like something else There s a Batman of the old West, a Robin of...

  9. Peter says:

    The mouseover for 2 stars says it was ok which describes this collection well.I admit, I picked this up mainly for the Green Lantern story, as the idea of Batman wielding a green ring seemed like it would work It did, but it was one of the few stories in this collection th...

  10. Nom Chompsky says:

    As I read through this there were a lot of times where I was disappointed, like big time, but so many other moments were actually thoughtful and speculative in the most intriguing way, and ending with a Commie AntiFa...

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