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The Resource Batman & Robin, Vol. 3, Batman & Robin must die!, written by Grant Morrison ; art by Frazer Irving ... [and others]

Batman & Robin, Vol. 3, Batman & Robin must die!, written by Grant Morrison ; art by Frazer Irving ... [and others]

Label
Batman & Robin, Vol. 3, Batman & Robin must die!
Title
Batman & Robin
Title number
Vol. 3
Title part
Batman & Robin must die!
Statement of responsibility
written by Grant Morrison ; art by Frazer Irving ... [and others]
Title variation
Batman and Robin must die!
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the eve of Bruce Wayne's return to Gotham City, the new Batman and Robin team that's battled crime during his absence must deal with the return of The Joker
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • Talk about joining a story in progress: with Batman “dead” (lost in time), the original Robin has taken his place, with Bruce Wayne’s son, raised by a league of assassins, as the new Robin. The two of them work furiously to defuse a war between the Joker and a villain who appears to be Bruce Wayne’s demon-worshipping father. Having Morrison aboard is the comics equivalent of Steven Spielberg directing your movie. He keeps the pacing fast and the characters true and interesting even as he slings his usual mad ideas (an addiction that catches like the flu) and unwinds the complex plot into the return of the original Batman and the new status quo of an internationally focused line of Batman titles coming down the pike. Irving’s art, as on their previous collaboration, Klarion the Witch Boy, is a gleaming revelation of light and shadow, movement and expression, particularly for his understated reimagining of the Joker. Backup features include commentary by Morrison highlighting the subtle homages to the far reaches of Batman history. -- Karp, Jesse (Reviewed 06-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 19)
  • An opening scene in which a bat-garbed Dick Grayson is shot in the back of the head gangland-style sets the tone for Morrison's tale. A man posing as Bruce Wayne's father, Thomas, returned from the grave, claims Bruce's wealth and attempts to carry out a twisted vengeance on Bruce's costumed heirs; as the story flashes back to show the events leading up to that scene, villainy appears fated to win. Dick "Batman" Grayson and Bruce's son, Damian, struggle to work out what "Thomas" and his demented allies are up to before Gotham is lost; traditional allies prove to have been suborned, forcing Dick and Damian into an uncomfortable partnership with none other than the Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker. A follow-up story, set after the return of the original Batman, Bruce Wayne, reveals the next stage of the Bat, the evolution of the legacy into a literal franchise. Like his protagonist, Morrison misdirects and misleads his audience, although for a more beneficent purpose; despite appearances, violence and chaos are self-defeating, and good people can through great effort prevail in the end. The art is divided among a number of artists, mostly to good effect. (May) --Staff (Reviewed June 6, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 23, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10010460
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Grant
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Irving, Frazer
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • "Batman created by Bob Kane."
  • Batman
  • Robin
  • Joker
Label
Batman & Robin, Vol. 3, Batman & Robin must die!, written by Grant Morrison ; art by Frazer Irving ... [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Batman and Robin #13-16 and Batman: The Return #1."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
812590
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
Deluxe edition.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781401230913
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011008931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781401230913
  • (OCoLC)676726584
Label
Batman & Robin, Vol. 3, Batman & Robin must die!, written by Grant Morrison ; art by Frazer Irving ... [and others]
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Batman and Robin #13-16 and Batman: The Return #1."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
812590
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
Deluxe edition.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781401230913
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011008931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781401230913
  • (OCoLC)676726584

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