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Batman/Grendel: Devil's Riddle (Batman Grendel #1)

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BATMAN/GRENDEL pits the relentless determination of the Dark Knight Detective against the diabolic methodology of Hunter Rose, the first incarnation of Matt Wagner's now-classic creation, Grendel. While Bruce Wayne and Hunter Rose play power games in Gotham's high society, Batman finds himself up against a new and vicious foe of uncanny intellect and evil intent, one more ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published 1993 by DC Comics Inc. Comico
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Just recently reread this two issue series from way back. Matt Wagner's GRENDEL was a favorite book of mine at one time (the Bernie Mireault "Brian" follow up to Christine Spar being my favorite) although I gradually lost interest after Eppy Thatcher, as the far-flung future with vampires and a killer android Grendel was never to my taste.

Here we are, back to basics with Hunter Rose, the "artiste of crime" Grendel, and Matt Wagner during his experimental period where comic storytelling basics li
It's not bad- definitely has a '90s style of artwork. I'm not going to lie- I was hoping Grendel was, like, actual Grendel-style monster from Beowulf. Little disappointed. :)

Also, someone cut out page 7/8 from BOTH of the copies of this at the library- so if anyone could break down what was worth extracting on those pages, I would love to know!
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It's late but I'm not tired so I thought I'd revisit the meeting of Grendel and the Batman. Matt Wagner does a bang up job with this story. The plot is good and the way Wagner lays out frames is cool. It definitely seemed ahead of its time when this was published in '93. I also fully dig Wagner's art, sort of 50's with a modern twist. And he draws the old Batman, the Bob Kane Batman! Dark, tense and entertaining.
Piece of crap!
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Matt Wagner is an American comic book writer and artist. In addition to his creator-owned series' Mage and Grendel, he has also worked on comics featuring The Demon and Batman as well as such titles as Sandman Mystery Theatre and Trinity, a DC Comics limited series featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
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