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Batman Black and White Vol. 3 (Batman: Black and White #3)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  261 ratings  ·  22 reviews
This spectacular volume collecting stories from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #17-49 is offered at DC's standard trim size!
Published (first published January 1st 2007)
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Mina Villalobos
There are some really good stories in this book -young Bruce talking with the spirit of the Bat in the cave, Batman finding the remains of a lost girl in the subway, the ghost of Jason Todd with super cute art, gargoyles, crazy architecture, escape artists, seedy bars, redemption stories- but there are also a bunch of very weird, or very boring stories. I guess the ratio was pretty good for me, I read more good stories than bad ones, and thus enjoyed the trade a lot. Lots of bits of insight into ...more
Jun 07, 2009 Mark rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Batman fans ONLY
Not sure why I keep reading these, as I haven't had a good opinion of one yet.

I think the problem is the format - the 8 page story works when it's wordless or simply told, but many of these stories try to jam too much into the pages. There are some bright points (a Bill Wray story about a Batman statue is good) but so much of what is here is just 10 lbs of the same ol' "Batman as a tortured soul" shoved into the 5 lb sack of the format.

There's also the problem of artists showing off rather than
Steven Shinder
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The black-and-white tales of the Dark Knight reach a third volume, sharing creative takes on the Batman in simple and stark illustrative styles. While some stories focus on the nightly routines of Gotham's protector, others stand out and take unique chances. Mick McMahon pens an oddball tale about Gotham's "weighty" problems, using puns and exaggerated artistry to craft his contribution. Batgirl's day and night routine are juxtaposed in Mike Carlin's contribution, relying heavily on the animated ...more
Federiken Masters
No sé si me faltará alguna historia, pero por lo que vi ojeando el tomo, todos estos capítulos los tengo y lo leí en los complementos a ala edición argentina de Batman que sacó Sticker Design hace unos cuantos años. Si lo corroboro, debería ownear a copy.
Having now read all three volumes of Batman Black & White, I feel it's safe to say that this is the strongest of them all. The writers and artists in this collection take the strongest advantage of the short story length, focusing often on one new or otherwise minor character and telling a very brief, personal story, or just using the visuals to punch out some really quick, compelling superheroics. Still, the volume is dragged down by an overabundance of boring, mediocre, and sometimes atroc ...more
almost always good stories, some were great. It would just have been a more effective comic if the stories weren't clumped together one after the other
The statues and sketches gallery was exceptional. Vignettes were thoughtful / character exploration.
Brandon Forsyth
This volume is nowhere near the quality of the previous outings, sadly.
Alex Brown
A lot like volume 1 and 2, nothing spectacular but still pretty good. Personally there are better batman books you could get though.
I love these Batman short comics because there are such a wide variety of Batman "visions." Some focus on the early cartoony tights and caped hero, while others are very dark looks at who and what Batman really is.

Two bad things - The good stories are really good and I always wish they would be longer, and the bad ones are boring. I liked more of the stories in Black & White Vol. 1 than I did in Vol. 3.
anthony e.
By the end of this trilogy of books, I was totally annoyed and exhausted with what proved to be the most cliched, redundant example of useless comic story-telling I have ever encountered. Fitting, then, that it's under a Frank Miller cover, as his work is indicative of the most cliched, redundant comic story-telling around.

Seriously, a waste of my f**king time.
Cesar Gerardo
Like all of the Batman black and white books, it is cool but it leaves you hoping for more. Its a great experiment that shows a lot of different batmans wich I find great, but none of the stories are good enough because theyre too short. I recomend this book more for the illustrations than for the stories. PD: A lot of big shot talents involved ...more
A mixed bag as these tend to go- a ton of amazing art, but the stories were sort of all over the place. There were some awesome ones ("Sunrise" was probably my favorite) and some really cracked ones, and some in between. But it's always fascinating to see all the variations of the concept of Batman.
Ryan Mishap
Yes! Scored all three of these used at the Book Bin up in Salem. This one is just as good as the others. Something for everyone. I wish more people would do black and white comics. I think the entire Sandman series should be done over without those garish colors, that would be cool.
Closer to 3 and 1/2 stars.
I've read the whole four volumes of this Batman's series. Seemed like read an anthology of Flash Fictions with one theme :)

I love this series. No doubt!
Jorge Figueroa
Hay un par de buenas historias, el reto es muy simple, a lo mejor darles libertad de usar más o menos páginas no estaría mal
"Holy mixed bag of short stories, Batman!"

"Shut up, Robin. Nobody even likes you because you're shit like this book. "
Un enfoque diferente del Batman de toda la vida.
A few gems, but a majority were incomprehensible.
A good mix of styles and stories.
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Mark Chiarello was born on Halloween in 1960. His book "Heroes of the Negro Leagues" (Abrams Publishing) was named the second best sports book of 2007 by A graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Mark was fortunate enough to have as roommates, Kent Williams, John Van Fleet, and George Pratt. He worked as an illustrator for DisneyWorld for a short time in the 1980’s, then went on t ...more
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