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Old 10-06-2020, 10:48 PM   #341
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Sweet, thank you. Is there anything else that should be picked up before or after injustice? Or for Infinite Crisis. Wow, that's a ton of Batman titles. If you were to start with one or two, which of all those would you recommend most? Thanks again for your input.
I would say that depends on if you like older or newer Batman stories I guess. The Batman B&W is great IMO. There are two Brave and the Bold omnibus books that focus on Batman teaming up with other characters, those are pretty great too, they focus on Bronze Age stories.
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Old 10-06-2020, 11:00 PM   #342
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I do agree with Mister H about the Tales of the Batman and Legend of the Dark Knight hardcovers. I would recommend the Marshall Rogers hardcover. Those have the stories he drew with Steve Englehart writing. Those stories are fantastic and still hold up today. Also the Alan Brennert Stories are very good. Those are mainly just team up stories from the Brave and the Bold but were so good.
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Old 10-07-2020, 11:41 PM   #343
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Hush is in an Absolute version. It’s nice. Injustice is in omnibus form and fairly easy to find I think. Batman Who Laughs is in a hardcover edition. Not sure about the DCeased or Metal stories. The Snyder/Capullo Batman omnibus is good. Batman the Arkham Saga Omni is great IMO. The Loeb/Sale Omni is great, most of the Neal Adams Batman Omni is really good and then there is the Batman Black and White Omni (Great!) and the Grant Morrison omnis (alright). Although not omnibus books, the Tales of the Batman and Legends of the Dark Knight hardcovers are really good for the most part, which are collections from different Batman writers.
I have the Batman B&W Omnibus and it’s terrific, also quite a number of those Tales of the Batman and Legends of the Dark Knight HCs. I can recommend all of them. Also the 3 volume Neal Adams HCs, but would avoid the Omnibus as it has that awful Odyssey series in it.
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Old 10-08-2020, 07:29 AM   #344
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I have the Batman B&W Omnibus and it’s terrific, also quite a number of those Tales of the Batman and Legends of the Dark Knight HCs. I can recommend all of them. Also the 3 volume Neal Adams HCs, but would avoid the Omnibus as it has that awful Odyssey series in it.
Someone gave me this HC for free. I was astounded at how awful this was too. How does something like this get passed editorial? Moreover, how do artists/writers who at one time seemed so in touch with characterization suddenly present something barely resembling a character's profile?
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:39 AM   #345
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It was Neal Adams, that is how it passed through. I read the first five issues of that and I dropped it. I believe Neal actually wrote it as well, did he not? I wonder if someone else would have helped him plot or write it that it would have been better.
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Old 10-08-2020, 11:20 PM   #346
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Thanks everyone. A few of these are still available. I have a good list to start working on. I'm starting with a couple of the more affordable ones and then add the Snyder, Dini, Loeb, Morrison, B&W little by little.
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Old 10-09-2020, 12:14 AM   #347
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Thanks everyone. A few of these are still available. I have a good list to start working on. I'm starting with a couple of the more adorable ones and then add the Snyder, Dini, Loeb, Morrison, B&W little by little.
Just got the Dini Omni in myself, can’t wait to crack that one open, also got the Matt Wagner: Tales of the Dark Knight. Good luck with your new collection.
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Just got the Dini Omni in myself, can’t wait to crack that one open, also got the Matt Wagner: Tales of the Dark Knight. Good luck with your new collection.
I’ve got all of Dini’s work in separate HCs. Didn’t knot there’s a Wagner collection but will have to see if it’s redundant with other HCs and trades I’ve got.
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It was Neal Adams, that is how it passed through. I read the first five issues of that and I dropped it. I believe Neal actually wrote it as well, did he not? I wonder if someone else would have helped him plot or write it that it would have been better.
Pretty much. His stuff over the last 3+ decades, even when he’s just drawing, is over rendered and unrecognizable. When he writes it’s abysmal.
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Old 10-09-2020, 09:52 AM   #350
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wktf, have you seen the Fantastic Four-Antithesis mini series he is doing with Mark Waid? Mark Farmer is inking his work and it seems to have tamed down the over-rendering of his artwork.
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