Batman, Gates of Gotham

Batman, Gates of Gotham

Graphic Novel - 2014
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A New York Times Bestseller! At the turn of the century, three prominent families shaped the construction of modern-day Gotham City. Now, a madman with three hundred pounds of explosives and a centuries-old grudge is threatening to bring it all crashing down. Beginning with the simultaneous destruction of some of Gotham's oldest bridges, the mysterious villain is targeting the holdings and legacies of Gotham's most notable families-including the Waynes. To uncover the truth behind the villainous Architect and his link to the city's violent past, Batman unites with Robin, Red Robin and Batman, Incorporated's Hong Kong operative, the Black Bat. But can they stop their new foe's plans before it's too late? The future of Gotham started with an explosion, and it could end the very same way... The critically acclaimed scribe of Batman Scott Snyder teams with hot young writer Kyle Higgins (Nightwing) and Ryan Parrot for a mystery that stretches back to the earliest days of Gotham, with art by the all-star team of Trevor McCarthy, Dustin Nguyen, Graham Nolan and Derec Donovan
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2014
[United States] : DC Comics : 2014
ISBN: 9781401252601
1401252605
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource
Alternative Title: Gates of Gotham

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DC387 Sep 06, 2014

Nice Artwork & Storyline.

KateHillier Nov 24, 2013

I really enjoyed this. We have two stories here, one set in the past with the founding families of Gotham and the other in the present with Dick still being Batman with the help of Tim, Damian, and Cassandra. The interactions between the three sidekicks is really the star of the show to me. It's nice seeing Dick continue to work at being Batman and I liked the little conversation at the end addressing his fears and how they haven't really been realised.

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cvandrh2o
Sep 13, 2013

Disapointed that there was no Owlman like the description says, but overall pleasantly suprised by this book. Hope to see this new villain again in the future.

forbesrachel Aug 03, 2013

The past and the future mixed into one volume. The very beginnings the Gotham city come to haunt the newest generation of Batman and his allies. This is done in two looks, the main story in very dark colours, with great action shots, and a layout to suit the story. For the past sections, a vintage style is used, with simple rectangular panels. Dick Grayson, as Batman, worries about the shoes he is filling, but beyond overcoming this, little is done to develop him into a better Batman. His allies are interesting, and are more integral to this Batman's success.

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JEarl
May 17, 2013

The very bottom of the 52's. Red Robin. Terrible costume. Black Bat. Cassandra talking? I tried to enjoy this 52 but did not at all.

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Keogh
Mar 26, 2012

Publisher's blurb aside, no trace of Owlman or I-Ching in this book. The story deals with a business relationship between some of Gotham's elite families over a century ago, including the Waynes, and someone who holds a grudge going back to that time. Dick Grayson is the Batman in this instance, and he and his allies have to uncover who's behind a new threat to the city. The story is done well, and the art serves the story, giving something of a gothic air to everything, even though it's not quite done in the realistic style that I'd appreciate more.

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