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Tales Of The Batman by Tim Sale
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Jul 18, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: american, comics
Read in July, 2009

Tim Sale is a personal "fave" of mine. He brought an original style to comics, working chiaroscuro with outstanding talent. To be honest, he's simply wasted on superhero titles.

This collection of his early Batman work is alone worth buying for the included first run he did on "Legends of the Dark Knight", Blades, written by James Robinson. Sale's mature (yet not indulging) art is polished by some fantastic coloring from Steve Oliff, and matches Robinson's writing like a perfect glove.

The second jewel in the book is Date Knight, a short romp based on a basic plot from Darwyn Cooke. Then there's Sale's contribution to Batman Black and White vol.2 and some of his outstanding work on covers. The rest is filling material, some of which butchered by Jimmy Palmiotti's heavy inks.

If you don't already have Blades and Date Knight, then by all means buy this book and go straight to them. Otherwise, you can probably give it a miss; there's plenty of good work from Sale (especially on Batman) around bookshops, this volume doesn't add much to it.

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