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The graphic novel adaptation of Batman: Nightwalker expected for release in 2019.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published 2019
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Chad
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss, 2019
First of all, Batman should be removed from the title and the book renamed Bruce Wayne: Nightwalker. This Bruce Wayne feels far removed from the traditional character of Bruce Wayne. He's more your typical YA hero. This is definitely a YA book at heart. It focuses way more on the romance than the action in this book. However, it's not nearly as bad in that area as the novel was. I actually liked this better than the book. Wildgoose's art brought this to life more than the novel. I enjoyed the mu ...more
Mizuki
Just this morning I told a fellow GR friend "I don't want to bring down the wrath of Lu's fangirls on myself yet", but now..........I changed my mind:

I am so pissed off just by looking at the book's cover. This is not my Batman.

Before you say anything about how and why I shouldn't rate a book before it even comes out, hear me out: I'd read the novel this graphic novel is supposed to be based on, and to be honest, that novel is a piece of garbage.

Okay, it looks like Marie Lu is gonna do the artwor/>I
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Scott
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The living heart of Gotham City . . . beating, throbbing like a drumbeat in my chest. The place my parents loved. A place worth saving. Worth protecting. A place called home." -- Bruce Wayne, page 200

With Batman: Nightwalker - though it should really be titled Bruce Wayne: Nighwalker - the DC Ink imprint finally gets it right this time, especially after I found some of the other recent offerings (featuring interpretations on teenage versions of Raven, Harley Quinn, etc.) rather lackluster. This book sort of l
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Alexandra
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*

Adapted from the acclaimed novel of the same name, the graphic novel follows the story of a teenaged Bruce as he slowly takes his first steps in becoming the crusader of Gotham. If you have read the book you are going to enjoy this one too since the art is stellar with sharp lines and very detailed features. Alfred is still amazing as both a butler and a father figure for Bruce. The
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Laurie –A Court of Books–
I received an ARC of Batman: Nightwalker at BookExpo, this in no way impacts my rating. However, my rating is based on an unfinished and uncorrected copy, please note that the story may differ from the final book.

The sixth book of my '10 books in 3 weeks' project

3.5 stars
Olivia (Stories For Coffee)
This was my first Batman graphic novel, ever, and I had so much fun with it! It showed how Bruce became Batman while also having cameos from Harvey Dent + Gordon, and it was just a quick, fun read.
Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
Thank you DC INK for the free gifted review copy!

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Juli
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My parents did not approve of comic books. I wasn't allowed to read 99% of the titles on the shelf at the drug store (the only shop that sold comics in the little town I grew up in). Allowable titles were mostly Disney. Huey, Dewey and Louie are cute....and I loved all the comics I was allowed to read.... but the exciting, more mainstream characters were off limits for me. To this day, I don't really understand why. Superman, Batman and the other superheroes were fighting to save humanity, right ...more
Paul
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
To adapt this story into a graphic novel would take two things: stay true to the atmosphere and tell the complete story. Moore and Wildgoose accomplish both these things in stunning fashion. This is not some 80-page highly edited version of Lu’s novel… this is every twist of the plot and every facial expression of these characters in crisis. I love the depiction of Madeleine Wallace in Wildgoose’s artwork. He gets her manipulative nature perfectly.

The Nightwalkers graphic novel flesh
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JenLovesBooks
I haven't read Marie Lu's book, so I wouldn't be able to compare this novel to it. But, I still thought I should give this a go before getting to the book version. With that being said, just going by other graphic novels I've read pertaining to Batman, this one isn't near being a favorite. But, it didn't mean it wasn't good.

There was enough here to keep me entertained, even when there were other parts that didn't really make sense. One of those, had to do with Bruce's community service in Arkha
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Teresa
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually already had Batman: Nightwalker (The Graphic Novel) pre-ordered by the time I was approved for this book, so technically, my review is of the final published product, though thank you NetGalley, Marie Lu, and DC Entertainment for selecting me as one of your readers!

I had every intention of buying this book because Marie Lu is my number one favorite author! I have all of her books, including the original novelization of Batman: Nightwalker, though it is the only book of her
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Mah Marino | Happy Reading Co.
This was a fun read!
Like Raven, this is a fresh new start for Bruce Wayne. The main story remains the same: he still lost his parents and is still a billionaire.
But somehow adding Harvey Dent to his circle of friends was actually a very good idea, And introducing him to Gordon at the end made it Beverly bittersweet. I loved every part of the story!

Marie Lu’s storytelling in comic book was very good and the art itself was amazing!
& She Reads
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this just as much as I enjoyed reading the actual book.
The art style in this fits the mood of the story perfectly and its exactly
how I pictured it when I read the book.

I of course still love the plot, the characters and the little hidden Easter eggs that point
at Bruce being Batman in the future.

I'm definitely gonna buy this the first chance I get and I love that it fits in with the other DC graphic novels coming out now.

This was a super fun read and as always Marie Lu does not
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Diana
I was never much of a Batman fan, but I did want to give the original novel a chance after meeting Marie Lu at an event and going on about looking forward to the upcoming Wonder Woman novel (she brought it up after I told her my name) then not remembering until I got home that she was also writing a book for the series. I figured this graphic novel was the best way to read it and also deiced if I want to try out the novel now that I've gotten to know Bruce a little bit. I think I would like to s ...more
Marvelous Bookish Tomes
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with the ARC. I love Batman and graphic novels. I hadn't read the actual novel of this prior to the graphic novel but now I am way more interested in picking up the novel too! I loved this one! Will read more from this author in the future!
Andréa
Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher at ALA Midwinter 2019.
Paige
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Check out my full review here: http://thepaige-turner.com/uncategori...
Jessica (a GREAT read)
I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.


Marie Lu returns once again to Gothm City with Batman: Nightwalker, though this time she has some help from story adapter, Stuart Moore and illustrator Chris Wildgoose as they bring the world of Gotham City to life through Marie's original novel that released last year.

It is always fun reading a graphic novel that's based on a book I've
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Aly
I'd just like to be completely transparent:
1) I didn't read the book this is adapted from.
2) No, I don't read all the current Batman comics.
3) I am familiar with the main Batman canon.
4) I knew straight off the bat this was not canon and is the author's own work.
5) I'm not a Marie Lu fangirl, although I did enjoy the Legend series (the only books of hers I've read btw).

Phew. With that out of the way, there isn't much to say. It's a graphic novel adaptati
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Free Fallin’ Reader
Earlier this year, I read and enjoyed the complete DC Icons series. I was intrigued when I learned that DC is adapting the YA series into graphic novels. Marie Lu’s 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘯: 𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘳 is the first to release.

𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘳 introduces the reader to a teenage Bruce Wayne. On the cusp of graduation, Bruce is about to inherit the full wealth and responsibility of Wayne Enterprises. Coming home from his eighteenth birthday party, Bruce intervenes in a high-speed police chase earning himself a five mon
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Marta Ilieva
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Batman: Nightwalker was an outstanding graphic novel. The story was so grasping that I read it in under two hours. The story follows young Bruce Wayne slowly becoming the Batman that we all know and love. Bruce Wayne just turned eighteen years old and graduated from high school only to get himself mingled with the city’s Nightwalker gang of bandits who target wealthy people. This graphic novel made me fall in love with Batman all over again, and I absolutely love how Marie Lu. Favorite things: p ...more
Debbie
Aug 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story definitely pushed the boundaries of suspension of disbelief. Bruce is 18 and just about to graduate high school. He attempts to stop the Nightwalker and in the process he crashes his car, hindering a police pursuit. What happens to this 18 y/o boy? He gets sent to the most dangerous mental asylum for community service. Uh? He’s given pretty much free reign in said asylum. He is then allowed to investigate one of the Nightwalker suspects, a known murderer. Uh? It’s just a little too ju ...more
Brendan Trohon
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book, I really like reading about action and fiction like this book, I liked how it began with how he was younger and the build up to how he became batman and all of the action packed things he did and why he wanted to help the community, overall I thought this book was interesting and fun to read and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action books and likes to see the build of up characters, and having the success at the end.
Ekene
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have to say I really enjoyed it more than the actual book, partially thanks to the designs. I still stand by what I said before. If Madeline from here teamed up with Kaz Brekkar and Victor from Vicious....our world would be rocked and screwed all in the same breath
Stacy Fetters
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a great addition to the DC Icons series. I really enjoyed the novel and was ecstatic when my friends picked this up for me.

The cover isn’t my favorite but the illustrations inside are beautiful and very detailed. The story that goes along was just as fantastic. They took the main parts of the story and turned them into something incredible.

A must read for fans of Marie Lu!
Christy
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great adaptation of the source material. Pick this one up if you enjoy angular art, you love angsty Batman with a heart of gold, and Marie Lu’s version of a happy ending.
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, physical-2019
How can I rate this anything less than 5 stars? Cmon now.
Kris
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really cool take on the novel! I honestly loved reading this in graphic novel form, the story translated better this way. Highly recommend especially if you didn’t like the book the first time!
Krys
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher I was able to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Batman: Nightwalker is a graphic adaptation of the book with the same name by Marie Lu.
It was a fun ride with teenaged Bruce struggling to understand what he wants out of life and where he wants to go in it. With best friends Dianne and Harvey, as well as the constant Alfred, Bruce is in a good place for this.
On Bruce’s 18th birthday he gets into trouble interfering with a po
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Nicole
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun read. I feel like the DC Icons books and their graphic novels are very much forgettable and just time fillers. I read the book and graphic novel for Catwoman: Soulstealer and while I liked both of them, they didn’t stick with me that much. This is in the same vein.
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STUART MOORE is a writer, a book editor, and an award-winning comics editor. Among his current writing projects are THE ZODIAC LEGACY, created and cowritten by Stan Lee and published by Disney, featuring an all-new team of teenaged super heroes in a series of illustrated prose novels and graphic novels; DOMINION: LAST SACRIFICE, a comic book series for Amazon/Jet City; and THANOS: DEATH SENTENCE, ...more