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Batman: Nosferatu (Batman)

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  129 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Under Clarc and Lois' enlightened rule, Metropolis has begun to progress. However, some resist that progress, such as Dr. Arkham, the head of an asylum, who holds "psychomantic" seances for the entertainment of the depraved rich of Metropolis. The star of these is the "Laughing Man", a white-faced, murderous creature, a prototype cyborg built by Lutor from one of Arkham's ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published December 5th 1999 by DC Comics (first published 1999)
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Aug 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone wishing for a different Batman, but not too different.
Recommended to Leonardo by: Cecilia
A remarkable retelling of the Batman mythos. Set in an expressionist version of Metropolis, the Batman characters are set and transformed into characters in a graphic novel that draws heavily (but not mindlessly) on Murnau's "Cabinet of Doctor Caligari". The spiritual descent of Bruss Wayne-Son and his transformation into Nosferatu is impressive, particulary in his struggle with the city's other champion, Super-Man. Visually, Batman: Nosferatu is a delight for those whose tastes rotate to the tw ...more
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels, dc
The artwork is beautiful and unusual. The story of the Gothic Dr Markham and the laughing man intriguing. The writing, however, is awful and it takes a lot of concentration to work out what is going on. An OK read for the artwork alone.
Nov 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Impressed with the art and the concept, but a bit disappointed with the plot. Nosferatu could have come earlier, and the transformation should be more drastic and could use more pages.
Aug 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Concept: Duits expressionisme. Deel één is een vertaling van Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.

Deel twee is een mashup van Das Kabinet des Dr Caligari en Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens. De werkers zijn bevrijd, Metropolis wordt bestuurd door Lois en Clarc. Slechterik van dienst is Dr. Arkham, de baas van het zothuis (voor wie Lutor een cyborg bouwde, de “Laughing Man”). Bruss Wayne-son ontdekt allerlei shenanigans, wordt in de diepte gesmeten en wordt Nosferatu (Batman!). Cue gevecht tussen Superm
Not at all what I was expecting, in a great way. A radical revamp (hardy har) of the Batman character and of the entire DC universe as well (for example, Metropolis, with its double entedre, and not Gotham, is the setting) done up in eerie, German Expressionist-inspired artwork. Another gem in the DC Elseworlds series.
Aug 30, 2013 rated it did not like it
Sequel to a previous Elseworlds story Superman's Metropolis. The art style is the same, and I personally seriously don't like it. The story was even less interesting, so I can't really recommend this to anyone.

There's a third book in this series called Wonder Woman: The Blue Amazon.
Jun 26, 2016 rated it did not like it
Awful story, even more awful artwork. And the story had potential.
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Story 4/5 Art 5/5
Indah Threez Lestari
Sebagai pecinta aliran naturalisme, nangis darah deh melihat gambar2 di buku ini... T.T

Jadi sulit menikmati jalan ceritanya kalau sulit menikmati gambarnya.

Forgive my limited art-sense.
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it
A good alternate universe Batman story. I was not a fan of the art used on this book. Recommended
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She has co-authored a dozen books about movies and television, several novels, as well as numerous comics and translations, including the Moebius graphic novels. She has also contributed scripts to animated series such as The Real Ghostbusters and Duck Tales, among others. In 1990, in recognition of their distinguished career as comic book writers, translators and editors, Randy and Jean-Marc were ...more
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