Batman Confidential, Vol. 3: The Wrath
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Batman Confidential, Vol. 3: The Wrath (Batman Confidential #3; issues 13-16)

3.11 of 5 stars 3.11  ·  rating details  ·  96 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Batman and Nightwing become embroiled in the return of a major nemesis who was long believed to be dead: The Wrath has returned, and he knows too much about Batman -- and the deaths of his parents.
Paperback, 142 pages
Published December 29th 2009 by DC Comics (first published January 1st 2009)
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Federiken Masters
Mar 15, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Batmanistas genéricos.
Recommended to Federiken by: Que las primeras páginas prometían.
"Va para tres genéricas y cumplidoras estrellitas."
Creo que debería dedicarme a la futurología, porque siempre que me adelanto con el veredicto le pego.
Hablando en serio, esta saga de Batman Confidencial me ofreció más o menos lo que esperaba: una historia con buenas intenciones y un desarrollo parcialmente bien logrado. La idea de un anti-Batman es bastante interesante pero no va mucho más allá de contrastar sus ideales y mostrar lo diferentes que reaccionaron ante un mismo hecho traumático. El...more
The cheesy 80s story was a little painful, mostly because the detecting was painfully easy and the characters didn't know things they should. A map with the area circled? Does anyone actually do that? And would Batman be so dumb as to show up in costume every year at the site of his parents' death? Why didn't anyone else figure out who he was! And why didn't Leslie know who he was AND WHY DIDN'T ALFRED KNOW WHY BRUCE WENT TO THAT SITE?!! I am only a casual Batman fan and I know better than the w...more
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the case of this Batman volume, that opposite reaction is dubbed the Wrath. The orphaned son of a pair of criminals, an unnamed child dedicated his life to the destruction of law enforcement. With an origin story that syncs up perfectly to Bruce Wayne's tragic night - to the very day - the Wrath spent his debut targeting Jim Gordon and eventually meeting a fateful end. Yet the identity was resurrected by Elliot Cadwell, who had been g...more
Bill Williams
Batman: The Wrath was an interesting look at comic book story-telling then and now. The first story, by Mike Barr and Michael Golden was published as a Batman Special in 1984 and featured a masked anti-Batman named Wrath. His beginnings were shrouded in mystery and seemingly linked to Batman’s origin. The story had a beginning, middle, and end. The art by Golden was lovely and you could see why he influenced everyone from Art Adams to Bill Willingham.

The sequel runs five issues and tediously dis...more
Jerry Daniels
Okay, so it may not be classical literature, but it's a light read if you're into super heroes like I am. Well, I did have trouble with having a point of reference for the villain in this four-part story bound into one graphic novel. The villain, the caped-crusader's opposite, shares a similar background but is out for revenge -- and it's against Commissioner Gordon! The first part of the story takes place without Batman's sidekick, Robin. But when the boy wonder returns it's as an adult hero no...more
A surprisingly decent, if overwrought pair of stories featuring a villain who had no fucking reason to exist. Barr and Bedard are members of that group of solid, workmanlike writers (along with Wolfman, Wein, Jurgens, and many others) whose work rarely if ever transcends but is always readable and forward-moving.
Batman battles Wrath, an "evil twin" who, after the death of his parents, dedicates himself to becoming the world's greatest assasin. Matching Batman's drive, skills, and even "toys," Wrath goes after Comissioner Gordon.

Of course, no one is a match for Batman, but Wrath tests our hero.

3 stars. This has the original Wrath arc which is a bit painfully cheesy to read, along with the much better but still a bit contrived later arcs. I'd give this 4 stars if it wasn't for the first story to be honest. Not to my taste!
Kurt Rocourt
This is a hidden gem of a story. I recommend reading this story as an example of what an anti-Batman should be. The artist, Rags Morales does a great job also.
Michelle Cristiani
Nice backstory, and awesome villians. Well-done!
Nothing that special to be honest.
Review coming...
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