Q: Why is “Strange Apparitions” the best Batman run? – @IanGonzales. A: See what I mean about these questions that include their own. Batman has ratings and 44 reviews. Lᴀʏᴀ said: First off, I would like to state that I’m very torn about my rating for this graphic novel. On one hand. For a full discussion of Hugo Strange’s convoluted history in the comic books, Pre -Crisis and Post-Crisis, you should examine “Timeline: The.

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Then, almost a decade rolled past the rest of the s, basically without any definitely-canonical appearances of Hugo Strange in any new comic books. Clouda local socialite who just might be the first person to truly penetrate his emotional barriers. This book is Batman at his finest. We won’t even talk about his FF run. In Steve was asked to co-create a comics pantheon called the Ultraverse.

It also has a lot of things lost in today’s Batman books — things like character development, pacing and great villains. Exactly what I was after I’ve read the linked article too.

Batman: Strange Apparitions Review – IGN

It’s also interesting to see how much natman a jerk Batman was made out to be, and how he has developed beyond that. Englehart worked on his first two issues with artist Walt Simonsonand Rogers finished off underneath writer Len Strnage.

When characters talk on the phone the panel’s edges are drawn like phone cords. It was a mish mash of issue that don’t really form a consistent storyline. The Legend of Batman Graphic Novels.

Did Hugo have a change of heart? This collection will not disappoint any reader of Batman.


Batman: Strange Apparitions : Strange Apparitions

Most of the artwork in these issues was provided by Marshall Rogers. I first heard of Steve Englehart’s acclaimed Batman run long before I ever read it – and having just reread it for the first time in a dozen years, I apparitionz once again see why. Phosphorus, the major villain who shows up over the course of the run Hugo Strange, Deadshot, and the Joker are all throwbacks to the Golden Age, and the strang famous story in the run, “The Laughing Fish,” is an elaborate re-telling of the Joker’s first appearance back in ‘s Batman 1.

Englehart’s dialogue may occasionally veer into purple prose – at least at the beginning – but there’s a chill wind in these Gotham stories which hadn’t been seen much before. One of his contributions, The Night Batmam, became not only a successful comics series, but also a television show. But The Batman has far more concerns.

Hopefully DC will rectify that oversight soon enough. Open Preview See a Problem?

So Hughost helped Batman capture the Joker? It is attractive and easy to read without cracking the spine and like any good compilation this one ends too soon and leaves you begging for more.

Still, if you’ll make me choose, I’d still go for the most current material and continuity. If you are a fan of the campy 60s Batman then this will be right up your alley. And it all comes to appariions head when the Joker finally emerges in The Laughing Fisha story which–if you haven’t read it or seen apparitiojs episode–features the Joker killing off bureaucrats because he cannot legally trademark fish.

Cloud, who by this time has discovered that he is Batman. It’s a blueprint for how to use the past to apparitoons forward, how to add to the relationships that define the characters, and how to set the tone of an entire franchise.


“Strange Apparitions”: Hugo Strange returns from the dead, goes back, then kinda returns again (?)

Each issue is a perfectly paced piece of superhero excitement. Hurt in Grant Morrison’s Batman R. The individual stories work great, but I have some more mixed feelings on the overall plot arc involving Bruce Wayne’s relationship with Silver St.

Every Batman fan, young and old, should track down these issues. Part of it is that there’s an acknowledgement of the history that’s in play. Want to Read saving…. But no, Bronze Age Bruce has a different plan: Both feel very rushed towards their resolution due to Engelhart’s planned retirement from comics which turned out to be temporarybut there’s just too much going on for him to have actually done everything he’d started justice.

Strange Apparitions is the name retroactively given to creators Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers ‘ fan-favorite run on Detective Comics.

Still, that’s a small complaint given the eight issues following. The way it plays out, with Silver slowly discovering that Bruce is Batman, and then deciding for herself that she has to leave him is well done, and it holds up as a pattern that bwtman creators would attempt to duplicate, but that few would do that well.