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Alan Grant’s in-yer-face Batman

I suppose it is possible to do subtlety in Batman comics. To do it well, even: from Greg Rucka’s nuanced characterization to Grant Morrison’s elliptic narratives; from Dan Slott’s skill at disguising plot points to Ed Brubaker’s occasional flirts with … Continue reading

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Collections of Batman stories – part 2

If you read the last post, you know what’s going on. Here are another five compilations of Batman stories worth seeking out: TALES OF THE DEMON (1991) Tales of the Demon collects the first handful of stories Denny O’Neil wrote … Continue reading

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Non-Batman crime comics – part 1

As much as I love the outlandish side of Batman comics, with characters like Pee-Wee, the Talking Penguin, I’m actually a huge fan of Dark Knight stories that deploy tropes such as hardboiled dialogue, elaborate capers, twist-filled mysteries, and single-minded … Continue reading

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