Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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> My personal fave 3 are not uncommon Batman fan-fare
> 1.) The Killing Joke
> 2.) Batman: Year One
> 3.) The Dark Knight Returns
> I did enjoy the 12 part "Hush" storyline in a summer/blockbuster movie kind of way, and also the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale collaborations like "Dark Victory" and "Long Halloween."
> But I'm sure other fans can come up with a better variety of books than I.

I've never actually read the Dark Knight Returns. I completely agree with the first two items on here. What is the opinion of the recent Grant Morrison run in TPB? I haven't been paying huge attention to more current Batman stories. Are any of those worth picking up?

So far only "Batman and Son" is out in HC and TPB. I did not really like the first half (which is more the "Batman and Son" part), but I did like the second half which introduced the mystery of the "replacement" Batmen. The (in)famous Joker prose story is also in that collection.

The "Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul" I wouldn't really count because it was a multi-Bat title cross-over, and Grant only wrote 2 of those issues.

The next HC due out is "The Black Glove", which I thoroughly did enjoy, covering two story arcs (Batman solving the mystery of a new mysterious organization setting up a game where they kill off an International group of superheroes modeled after the Batman one by one and then further exploring the replacement Batmen story).

Currently "Batman: RIP" is a culmination of Grant's entire run on Batman plus trying to make sense of Batman's entire comic book history and how it fits into continuity. I'm currently digging it, but I think how it ends will make or break it.

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