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Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham, Book 2 of 3 (Batman: Elseworlds)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  410 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Batman, 1920's Gotham.

"These were the great sorcered scientists of the old world. And my father, by necromantic arts, wrestled from them their secrets, set them all down in a book...and returned to the world of men. But something from that ancient world followed after him...and in broad daylight he was torn apart by invisible claws. The pieces of his body were burned and h
Paperback comic book, 48 pages
Published 2000 by DC Comics
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"La posibilidad de crear algo nuevo desde las cenizas de lo viejo permite a Troy Nixey y sobre todo a Mike Mignola mostrarse sacrílegos con las convenciones consolidadas del universo Batman. Sabemos que estamos ante una peripecia del hombre murciélago por la profusión de personajes identificables que van haciendo acto de aparición, pero la intersección de dos líneas argumentales paralelas, la “batmaniana” y la “cthuliana“, los convierte en algo tot
...aaaaand it's another Batman story! This time, it's steampunk-Lovecraftian Batman in the 1920's! It's got demons! Green Arrow! Not one, not two, but three Robins! Commissioner Gordon in a bowler hat! Chtulhu Himself! And much, much more.
Not for the faint of heart, as this will take some very familiar faces and stories - and then proceed to mix and match across genre, origin, and end in ways that make sense - somehow, a little too much sense, disturbingly so - but actually make you leap up and
Tariq Bokahri
disappointing :(
+ Can't get enough of Mignola's visual style (dark and creepy), nice to see it applied to Batman and Gotham

+ Loved that staple Batman characters were reimagined to fit the style/time.

- Story/plot didn't do much for me. This big bad doom that came to Gotham doesn't seem all that big and bad, because for most of the story we're tied up with other characters.

- Many parts of the story seemed rushed, which lead to abrupt transitions in plot that didn't make much sense.
Enfrascado estoy en una semana de terror cósmico, así que me ha parecido adecuado hacer un alto en mis lecturas para echar un ojo a este “Elseworlds” donde Mike Mignola nos lleva a jugarnos la cordura por el Gotham de principios de siglo XX. En este mundo alternativo Bruce Wayne es un investigador que se embarca en una misión hasta la Antártida para descubrir que pasó con la expedición Cobblepot.

Ante la locura que allí encuentran y tras el regreso a Gotham, sucesos inexplicables van sucediéndose
Gautam Surath
On the face of it, this once seems to have all the ingredients of a Batman thriller. However, the art was not very appealing and the story telling a little complicated for my liking. All in all worth a read but nothing memorable!
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Overall, the whole series is typical Mike Mignola fare, in my opinion. Rushed story, lots of holes, very cool imagery and religious/mystic symbolism. Visually, the series is quite fantastic. The way classic characters are used in this twist on the Batman story is pretty cool, even when the events they're involved in are completely inexplicable. Harvey Dent's role is the most interesting and disturbing (especially visually). And per usual, Mignola's monsters look pretty amazing. More flawed than ...more
What would happen if H.P. Lovecraft could rewrite the Batman story? You'd get The Doom That Came to Gotham. This series is a re-imagining of the batman mythology in the 1920s, with old favorites coming back in different roles. The story itself reminds me of many Lovecraft stories like Call of Cthulu and the Necronomicon, with batman thrown in the mix as divine protector against an evil sorcery conspiracy led by Ra's al Ghul. A fun read, but nothing deep here.
Really cool and unique way to look at the Batman and Lovecraft lore.
Batman re-written as an HP Lovecraft character! Obviously it works perfectly. The art by Mike Mignola is also wonderful. Definitely check it out, even if you don't care for Lovecraft- but, word of warning, a used copy runs for like $30-50 on Amazon.
Fun retro gaslight Batman/Lovecraft pastiche - the usual steampunk Batman thing - but really brought to life by some excellent inkwork from Troy Nixey!
Brian Sammons
It's Batman meets Lovecraft, what's not to love? Well, the overall story could have been better. Still, this was a good read.
More like .5
Pretty effing weird. Very much a Hellboy/B.P.R.D./Lobster Johnson story with Batman's cowl on it.
Carl Ingebretsen
Lovecraftian Horrors in the 30's meets Batman, written by Mike Mignola?

This comic is a treasure.
Indah Threez Lestari
Euh... gimana ya... ending yang aneh.

Actually, Batman is a bat-man?

Oh, tidaaaaaaaaak!
An attractively creepy opening to what seems to be a fascinating twist to the Batman story.
Interesting premise of combining Lovecraft with Batman. Execution was good too.
Indah Threez Lestari
Waks... ini Batman apa Hellboy?

Faktor artwok Mike Mignola, ngkali ya?
Loved the series. The ending was wicked.
Carl Ingebretsen
Mignola's pushing all my buttons here...
Damn that was some messed up stuff.
Batman vs The Elder Gods...AMAZING
Magdalena Mars
WTF!!! čistá katastrofa!
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Mike Mignola was born September 16, 1960 in Berkeley, California and grew up in nearby Oakland. His fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age (he doesn't remember why) and reading Dracula at age 13 introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recovered.

In 1982, hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began wo
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