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Batman: Ten Nights of the Beast (Batman)

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  237 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Batman Graphic Novel
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by Dc Comics (first published June 1988)
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Sep 21, 2011 Stephen rated it liked it
3.0 to 3.5 stars. One of my favorite Batman "series within a series" featuring great work by Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo and a superb new villain, the KGBeast.
Gianfranco Mancini
Classic cheesy four parts Starlin/Aparo story. Very brutal and extreme for a late eighties comic, and the Kgbeast is an hell of a cold war vilain. The ending was shocking, unexpected and questonable. Cool aged well Bat-tale.
Evan Leach
Jun 05, 2016 Evan Leach rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 1980-1989, dc
Ten Nights of the Beast is a four part storyline that ran in 1988, one year after Frank Miller’s famous “Year One” saga helped reboot Batman. This collection can be a bit tough to track down today, but it’s worth the effort as it’s one of the better post Year One storylines out there. As the Soviet Union begins to break down in the last few years of the Cold War, a Soviet super-soldier known as the “KGBeast” appears on the streets of Gotham. The Soviets claim that he’s gone rogue and is acting w ...more
Jun 06, 2016 J rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Starlin's era of writing is from that corny period before Batman became a gritty, more adult title, but there's still a lot of that kind of wide-eyed shock and exclamatory dialogue throughout the book which always adds to the cheese factor. The previous Batman title I read (Nightwing: Year One) had its tongue in its cheek, but was still an exciting tale without being too heavy (the way Batman is now) and without being luridly absurd. Starlin's falls just short of lurid absurdity but its serious ...more
Aug 06, 2016 milster rated it it was amazing
Our superhero is trying to find and stop the cybernetically enhanced Russian agent gone rogue, called KGBeast, who is systematically killing 10 people. There are some political elements such as the appearance of Ronald Reagan as one of those 10 targets, which isn't really unsurprising, when the time it has been written taken into consideration. But what truly shines here is the action packed plot, with the always intense game of cat & mouse. This will have sweating and shivering down your sp ...more
Aug 10, 2013 Yves rated it liked it
Shelves: bd, superheros, batman
Ce que je n'aime pas des vieilles BD ce sont les dessins, les couleurs et les histoires trop simplistes. Ici, ces trois points sont tous réunis. Malgré sa simplicité, l'histoire n'est pas mauvaise mais elle est quand même trop semblable au millier de films d'actions des années 1980. Batman doit se battre contre les ennemis de la droite. Un des méchants est un communiste et l'autre un méchant Iranien. Ça fait très cliché.

Pour ce qui est du côté artistique. Les dessins ne sont pas si mal mais les
May 30, 2016 Brad rated it really liked it
This was so dumb. I loved it.
Feb 17, 2012 Nicolas rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I picked this up because I was interested in reading some Batman stories with Jason Todd as Robin. Luckily the book was good because it had very little Jason. The story deals with Batman going up against a Russian assassin. It was interesting to see how irrelevant Robin was during this time. He was present throughout, but didn't really do anything. He had one or two moments in the spotlight but spent the majority of the time hanging back while Batman did everything. Overall, a good story, but do ...more
Apr 21, 2012 M rated it it was ok
Created to correspond with the Cold War conclusions and Reaganomics, Batman faces off against the Russian super-soldier known as the KGBeast. During the course of the titular ten days, the Beast works his way through a list of targets - culminating with attacks on Reagan himself. While the idea of a Russian supersoldier was started here, it worked much better with Marvel's Winter Soldier than our masochistic assassin KGBeast. A nostalgic read, but one that will takes less than one night to concl ...more
Mar 05, 2011 Mike rated it liked it
Shelves: completed-series
Groundbreaking work -- I only go as low as I do because I found some of the attempts at hiding "the big reveal" to be a tad heavy-handed, and because I have become addicted to modern, glossy-paper full-spectrum palette color work, and this is still in the format of a generation back.
Sep 07, 2012 Steve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
I had 3 of the 4 singles from the original run, so this story wasn't new to me.

Reading it now, it hasn't dated as badly as some stories that try and touch on current events.

The ending is excellent, only marred by the fact that there are sequels (of sorts) out there.
Feather Mista
Apr 09, 2011 Feather Mista rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Batmaneros.
Recommended to Feather by: Bajo precio.
Historia algo quedada en el tiempo pero no por eso mala. Es uno de esos comics que tienen un tufillo a su época que puede tanto oler bien como apestar mal. A mí me generó ambas sensaciones en distintos momentos. Cuando lo relea, seguro lo rerreseñe.
Ryan Scicluna
Dec 09, 2012 Ryan Scicluna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: batman
A true Batman classic. The first introduction to the KGBeast and a memorable on at that. Very good writing and very good story telling. This story set the example for the mini-series within the series format.
John Yelverton
Jul 28, 2012 John Yelverton rated it really liked it
A great collection of Batman stories that is one part mystery and the other part adventure.
May 21, 2012 Andrew rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-print
Batman faces a Russian super assassin and saves Ronald Reagan? This book has it all.
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James P. "Jim" Starlin is an American comic book writer and artist. With a career dating back to the early 1970s, he is best known for "cosmic" tales and space opera; for revamping the Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock; and for creating or co-creating the Marvel characters Thanos and Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. Death and suicide are recurring themes in Starlin's work: Pers ...more
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