Batman: Black and White #1 by Mark ChiarelloRating upgraded to 4 stars.
I tried again and re-read Batman: Black and White and this time things get a lot better! I really love the Batman + Joker short story written by Neil Gaiman (the guy really can do no wrong) in A Black and White World, the artwork and character design are awesome, and I whole-heartedly love the idea of Batman and Joker (view spoiler)[ as actors in the waiting room, and Lobo the Main Man is the fucking director (hide spoiler)]
Batman: Black & White Celebrates its 100th Statue
One of DC's biggest successes over the past couple years has been the alternate universe story Batman: White Knight written and illustrated by Sean Murphy. Set outside of the continuity of the main DC Universe, the story has the Joker seemingly cured of his wicked ways and deciding to his talents towards good causing Batman to spiral. Just as Murphy's White Knight reimagined Bruce Wayne and Batman for the out of continuity tale, the Joker received his own drastic reinvention over the course of the story. Now a working class hero, the former Clown Prince of Crime trades in his usual purple suit for more street-level clothing as the takes the fight to corrupt figures in power in Gotham City. To capitalize on the sudden popularity of Batman, popular manga artist Jiro Kuwata reimagined the Caped Crusader in a serialized manga simply titled Batman and released later as Bat-Manga in the US. Shockingly, the main Batman ongoing series didn't feature work from a female illustrator until Becky Cloonan taking over art duties during Scott Snyder's seminal run on the character during the New 52 publishing initiative in
Batman Black and White refers to the comic book limited series published by DC Comics featuring 8-page black and white Batman stories. The origin of the series is told by editor Mark Chiarello in his introduction to the first collection, in which he writes about a dinner table-discussion with "a few famous comic-book artists," at which they pondered the "desert island" question in terms of a single complete run of comics one would be happy to be stranded with. When Chiarello became a Batman editor "a whole bunch of years" later, he naturally "pitch[ed] the idea of a black and white anthology. Each story varied in theme, setting, and tone depending on the creative team involved , offering multiple interpretations of Batman - and, in some cases, his supporting characters - usually by exploring their inner pathos and relationships. Collects backup stories from Batman: Gotham Knights  with five new tales. Collects backup stories from Batman: Gotham Knights
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Batman by Sean Murphy
In celebration of the new series, I read all three volumes of Batman: Black and White I also did other stuff, I have a life , and after poring over all plus pages, I can confidently say that these are the ten best stories from the original volumes , presented here in chronological order. Batman: The Animated Series designer Bruce Timm writes and draws a story that is both unnerving and desolate. A successful plastic surgeon rehabilitates Two-Face with facial reconstruction and psychotherapy, falling in love with him in the process. The pair seem headed on the road to happiness, until it turns out the doctor has a twin sister who happens to be a little nuts, and hijinx ensue. Wait, sorry, not hijinx. Betrayal, murder, and surrender to a black hole of despair. That's what I meant.
So if you were on the fence about it, know that I wholeheartedly recommend you go back out and buy it before reading this review. This is a comic for casual and longtime fans alike. These are all easily accessible short stories that take place outside of any continuity. Instead, the only breaks we have between stories are these really well-done biographies on the writers and artists who made these stories possible and the book even opens up with a dedication to Archie Goodwin. Kidd does a fantastic job of writing a fun-filled, nostalgic story in a mere 8 pages and I think this will go down as a fan favorite from this issue. Not by a long shot. In those cases the Batman is little more than a lifeless burden, a zombie.
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