Popular Books on Batman

 

Batman, a fictional American superhero, is a character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. He features in the comic books published by DC Comics and appeared for the first time in 1939. He is also referred to as Caped Crusader and the Dark Knight; Batman is the most popular and common among these epithets. He is portrayed as the world’s greatest detective with his secret identity as Bruce Wayne, a wealthy American playboy. He is the owner of Wayne Enterprises and a loved philanthropist of the city.

He witnessed the murder of his parents when he was a boy and ever since swore to take vengeance against criminals. In order to fulfill his vengeance, he trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons on a bat persona to fight crime in Gotham City. He has support from Alfred (his butler), Gordon (the police commissioner) and Robin (a vigilante ally). Batman is a superhero who relies completely on his intellect, martial arts abilities, skills, physical training, use of technology, and vast wealth. His archenemy is Joker who plans on causing destruction to his beloved city. Read these top 10 books on Batman to indulge in the life of crime and mystery.

 

Batman: The Dark Knight returns

Batman has retired for over 10 years now but is forced to return to fury as Gotham city rots with criminals. He has to match the new generation of violence and is joined by a new Robin, Carrie Kelley. They have to overcome the superpowers to prevent an undeclared war

Read it For:
A satire lamenting on the society
Don't Read it For:
Very realistic dialogue which keeps the readers engaged.
What makes this book stand out?:
Frank Miller has done an excellent job with the brutal yet elegant and eloquent script.

Batman: Year One

Batman has retired for over 10 years now but is forced to return to fury as Gotham city rots with criminals. He has to match the new generation of violence and is joined by a new Robin, Carrie Kelley. They have to overcome the superpowers to prevent an undeclared war.

Read it For:
A satire lamenting on the society
Don't Read it For:
Very realistic dialogue which keeps the readers engaged.
What makes this book stand out?:
Frank Miller has done an excellent job with the brutal yet elegant and eloquent script

Batman: Killing Joke

Joker escapes from Arkham Asylum and is on the loose now, hell-bent on destroying Gotham City. Batman must save his beloved city and two of his dear companions

Read it For:
gripping story with spectacular illustrations by the author.
Don't Read it For:
The story is very short and very little happens making it seem like a part of another story
What makes this book stand out?:
What makes it stand out: One of Alan Moore’s finest work making it to the top of the list of Batman books.

Batman: The Long Halloween

During the early days of crime fighting, he faces a criminal who murders people only on holidays every month. Batman works with Harvey Dent and James Gordon to uncover the mystery of Holiday during which events occur making Harvey Dent Batman’s enemy.

Read it For:
Harvey’s transformation into Two-Face.
Don't Read it For:
Too many elements put together which did not give justice to all of them.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is not just a comic book but an epic tragedy as well.
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Batman: Dark victory

Gotham City is controlled by criminals like Poison Ivy and Joker,and there are signs of the return of Holiday. Batman’s previous investigation showed that there were two people involved in the Holiday murders. Batman must transform himself into the defender of Gotham City

Read it For:
A complex and very interesting plot.
Don't Read it For:
the constant mention of the vow he took when his parents died is a little monotonous
What makes this book stand out?:
Batman seems to come alive in this comic more than on the television which makes it one of the best books on Batman.

Batman: KnightfallISBN

The inmates of Arkham Asylum have escaped,and Batman must save Gotham City from dangerous criminals like Joker, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and more. He is pushed to his limits when he has to face the monstrous Bane who delivers a powerful blow to the Bat

Read it For:
The backstory and plot on Bane.
Don't Read it For:
The second half gets a little slow in comparison to the former half.
What makes this book stand out?:
The sheer thrills, unraveling or mysteries and vast action.

Batman: A Death in the Family

The new Robin and rash and prude and does not heed his mentor’s advice. He plans on taking on Joker on his own and meets with a fatal end. Batman is enraged and swears to take revenge.

Read it For:
The readers decided that Robin should die
Don't Read it For:
Apart from Robin’s death, there is nothing capturing in the story.
What makes this book stand out?:
The amazing storyline and the crisp writing style

Batman: Hush

Twists and turns start to get uncovered as someone sends all the villains to defeat Batman.

Read it For:
The romance between Batman and Catwoman.
Don't Read it For:
There isn’t much of a story and the fighting takes up most of the story.
What makes this book stand out?:
Jim Lee’s artistic characterization and thrilling plots make this one of the top 10 best selling books on Batman.

Batman: The Court of Owls

There are murders taking place in town,and it has something to do with the Court of Owls, a group dating back to Batman’s youth. Nobody knows the working or members of this group,but Batman must uncover the truth and stop the murders.

Read it For:
The artwork complements the story and is in sync with the previous books.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a must read and comes in the top 10 books on Batman.
What makes this book stand out?:
Scott Snyder has managed to keep the readers engaged throughout and has a perfect addition of humor through Nightwing to this violent storyline as well.

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

Joker is thought to have been dead,but he is spotted in Gotham City. Batman must stop Joker from causing great problems to the city yet again.

Read it For:
The thriller explains why Bruce Wayne retires from Batman and answers questions on the whereabouts of Robin and Joker.
Don't Read it For:
It is exceptionally well written and will not disappoint the reader even for a bit.
What makes this book stand out?:
There are two extra scenes that were not a part of the movie, which makes this book one of the most popular books on Batman.

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