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Batman: Battle for the Cowl, Hardcover by Daniel, Tony

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9781401224165
1401224164

Publication Date: 2009-11-24
Publisher: DC Comics
Hardcover : 160 pages
Author: Daniel, Tony
ISBN-10: 1401224164
ISBN-13: 9781401224165

Product Description "Batman: R.I.P." and FINAL CRISIS saw the end of Batman. Now, months following the disappearance of her protector, Gotham City sits at a precipice and it may be too far gone for Nightwing, Robin, Commissioner Gordon and the rest of the city's heroes to save the day. Amid the fires, rioting, looting and gang warfare, one question rings out from the souls of Gotham's desperate citizens: Where is Batman? With guest-stars galore, the destruction of a sacred Gotham City institution and an ending that will have everyone talking, this event written and drawn by Tony Daniel (The Tenth) and other top creators features the battle to take on the Mantle of the Bat. Who has earned the right? Who thinks they deserve it? Robin? Nightwing? Jason Todd? Two-Face? Catwoman? Batgirl? Who will ultimately win the BATTLE FOR THE COWL? From Booklist All the greats have to face it eventually and at the end of DC’s latest epoch-shattering event Final Crisis, it was Batman’s turn to “die.” Gotham City’s various do-gooders and goons scramble to either fill or exploit the void, but the focus here is on Nightwing’s showdown with the psychopath who’s claimed the coveted cowl. Relative newcomer Daniel supplies art from the Jim Lee school of sinew and scowl, and applies atmospheric shadows in all the right places. His writing doesn’t add anything surprising to the characters’ psyches, but does admirably balance the chaos, setting up the Batman universe’s new status quo. Grades 10-12. --Jesse Karp


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