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Batman Archives, Vol. 3 (Batman Archives #3)

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Originally published in magazine form in Detective Comics, #71-86.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 14th 1997 by DC Comics
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Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
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A fun compilation of the wild vitality of early superhero comics. Batman and Robin treat crime fighting like some grand game, wisecracking as they throw themselves into action and shrugging it off when they catch a blow to the head or are pitched down into a death trap.

Bob Kane's thick, inky art is really lively, always seeming to catch the heroes in action (and rendering the villains as different kinds of weird grotesques).

The stories are pretty similar. Some feature villains still popular to
Michael Tildsley
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've read the previous two installments as well. I'm pleased to say that while the majority of the stories contained in this volume follow the tried-and-true formula of the old Batman comics, several actually take risks.

In one, Batman and the Joker have to team up. In another, Two-Face, (here Harvey Kent, not Dent) gives up his life of crime and gets a reduced sentence and his face fixed. Alfred goes away on vacation and loses a ton of weight. There are a few others as well that threw me for a
Bill Williams
Aug 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
The World War II- era Batman comics hold little in common with the current incarnation of the character and nowhere is that more obvious than in these reprints. The art's a little cramped and crude by modern standards but the stories wrap in less than twenty pages.

And Holy Puns Batman. Robin was the blueprint for every wisecracking teen. If only he were funny. After two-hundred pages you want to throw a punch his way.

The collection is certainly a portrait of high adventure from another time as t
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William "Bill" Finger was an American comic strip and comic book writer best known as the uncredited co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, as well as the co-architect of the series' development. In later years, Kane acknowledged Finger as "a contributing force" in the character's creation. Comics historian Ron Goulart, in Comic Book Encyclopedia, refers to Batman as the "cr ...more
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