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Batman: Nosferatu (Batman)

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  91 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Under Clarc and Lois' enlightened rule, Metropolis has begun to progress. However, some resist that progress, such as Dr. Arkham, the head of an asylum, who holds "psychomantic" seances for the entertainment of the depraved rich of Metropolis. The star of these is the "Laughing Man", a white-faced, murderous creature, a prototype cyborg built by Lutor from one of Arkham's ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published December 5th 1999 by DC Comics (first published 1999)
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Leonardo
Aug 24, 2009 Leonardo rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone wishing for a different Batman, but not too different.
Recommended to Leonardo by: Cecilia
A remarkable retelling of the Batman mythos. Set in an expressionist version of Metropolis, the Batman characters are set and transformed into characters in a graphic novel that draws heavily (but not mindlessly) on Murnau's "Cabinet of Doctor Caligari". The spiritual descent of Bruss Wayne-Son and his transformation into Nosferatu is impressive, particulary in his struggle with the city's other champion, Super-Man. Visually, Batman: Nosferatu is a delight for those whose tastes rotate to the tw ...more
Thom Foolery
Not at all what I was expecting, in a great way. A radical revamp (hardy har) of the Batman character and of the entire DC universe as well (for example, Metropolis, with its double entedre, and not Gotham, is the setting) done up in eerie, German Expressionist-inspired artwork. Another gem in the DC Elseworlds series.
Dovile
Sequel to a previous Elseworlds story 'Superman: Metropolis'. The art style is the same, and I personally seriously don't like it. The story was even less interesting, so I can't really recommend this to anyone.

There's a third book in this series called 'Wonder Woman: The Blue Amazon'.
Angela
The artwork is beautiful and unusual. The story of the Gothic Dr Markham and the laughing man intriguing. The writing, however, is awful and it takes a lot of concentration to work out what is going on. An OK read for the artwork alone.
Indah Threez Lestari
Sebagai pecinta aliran naturalisme, nangis darah deh melihat gambar2 di buku ini... T.T

Jadi sulit menikmati jalan ceritanya kalau sulit menikmati gambarnya.

Forgive my limited art-sense.
Kamina
Could have been better.
David
Story 4/5 Art 5/5
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