Batman: Absolution

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DC Comics, Nov 1, 2003 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 96 pages
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In this intricately painted tale, Batman undergoes a mental and physical journey that has him questioning the principles upon which he has based his crime-fighting career. Ten years after a deadly attack on Wayne Enterprises, Batman has tracked down to India the terrorist behind the assault. Enduring a mentally vigorous quest, Batman attempts to bring the murderer to justice as he travels across the ancient land from the Taj Mahal to a forgotten sacred temple. But when the Dark Knight finally captures his prey, he finds himself at a crossroads of his own making, forced to reevaluate his concepts of retribution and absolution.

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I really felt that this story captured an interest facet of the Batman character. The art style is not typical for comic books and the story may seem a little plain for those looking for a Batman movie experience in paper form. If you are a little more sensitive a reader though you may enjoy this book. There were some points in the story where I felt the writer was trying a little too hard to be deep and dramatic. But overall they pulled this story off wonderfully. 

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The artwork excels far and beyond the story... Read full review

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DeMatteis has worked to great acclaim on comics ranging from the superheroics of Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, the Justice League of America, and the Spectre.

In 1936, Bob Kane penciled and inked his first comic book work, "Hiram Hick," By 1938, he was selling humorous filler stories to DC Comics. That same year, he met writer Bill Finger and they began collaborating on their most famous effort, "Batman "which first appeared in "Detective Comics #27" (May 1939). Kane's work subsequently appeared in various one-man art shows at galleries and museums nationwide, and he released a number of limited-edition lithographs. Kane also served as a consultant on the 1989 "Batman "feature film and its sequels, and published an autobiography, "Batman and Me.

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