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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  809 ratings  ·  188 reviews
Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Marie Lu, this graphic novel adaptation brings to life the dark mysteries behind the gates of Arkham Asylum. Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and 18 year-old Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

Bruce Wayne is turning 18 and inheriting his family's fortune. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impul
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published 2019
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Khurram
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this graphic novel adaptation, I enjoyed it more than the book it was based on. The art work is great and suits the story perfectly. The black, white and yellow almost animie colour scheme is awsome. It looked a lot like Batman of the Future (Batman Beyond). So much so that a young Bruce Wayne looks a like like Terry Mcginnis.

I quite like the modernisation of Batmans origin. The action and fights are done perfectly for where Bruce is in his life. I like the touches like Bruce's
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Chad
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, edelweiss
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
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
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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 artw
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Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
Huge thank you to DC Ink for providing me with a gifted review copy in exchange for an honest review.


I was pretty excited when I was approved for this title. I’ve read a few of the other DC Ink graphic novels and enjoyed all of them so much. Batman: Nightwalker was no exception.

I went into this with no expectations since I haven’t read the novel this is based on by Marie Lu. The graphic novel did make me intrigued to read the full thing. The art work is perfect as usual. Probably one of my favor
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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 gr
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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
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.
Nea
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think this worked better for me in this format and i'm glad i picked it up this way, interesting history and it made me have a good time
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
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Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
loved the book written by Marie Lu so the graphic version is great too!
Lost in Book Land
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lately, I have been reading a lot of DC comics and loving it! I love reading graphic novels and comics and use a lot of my Hoopla loans to check out graphic novels and comics throughout the month. I usually read these in between novels or just when I want something short that I can zip through in a few hours tops. I read Batgirl last month and loved it! I also read the new Oracle comic that is coming out (later this month I believe, I will have a post up soon about that as well) and loved that o ...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 fleshes out Lu’s
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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 hers I haven’t
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Rae
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahh!!! this was such a fun read!!! I loved every bit of it! Its so fun to see the story we loved so much from Marie Lu turned into this visually stunning graphic novel! I also loved that it wasn't over within 10 pages. This is a full length graphic novel with all the details and guts inside to keep you interested and completely intrigued all the way to the end!!

The artwork is fantastic, I loved the mainly monochrome with a splash of color here and there to make certain key things pop. There is s
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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!
Kadi P
This was amazing! A fresh new take on Bruce and not a Batman origin story.

If you’re going to view this Bruce as anything other than a reimagining then you might be disappointed, but if you walk into this with a blank slate you’ll be thoroughly surprised.

The characterisations here were great. The chemistry between Madeleine and Bruce, Bruce and Alfred, Bruce and Dianne, Bruce and Richard, etc were very well done.

The art was, of course, wonderfully done. The colours really brought the story to lif
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Jennifer
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5/ 5 stars

I really enjoy reading graphic novels for authors or books that I am familiar with.

I really liked Batman: Nightwalker. The illustrations were blue/black in addition to some yellow. And they were well done.

The story was very easy to follow.

This graphic novella was about 18 year old high school senior Bruce Wayene. He is a billionaire forced to spend time at an asylum.

There is a group called Nightwalkers causing havoc.

The other main character is a killer at the asylum, Madeleine.

I abso
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& 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 disap
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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
Andréa
Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher at ALA Midwinter 2019.
Namratha
More of a Bruce Wayne (coming-of-age) than a Batman story. Lovely monochrome artwork but the tale got a bit too YA-romancy angsty for a Gotham affair.
Paige
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Check out my full review here: http://thepaige-turner.com/uncategori... ...more
Jodie
Mar 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
3.5/5 Stars
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 adaptation of her novel. The pacing can seem a bit
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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 already read! Since Batman sta
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Rachel
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
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. ⁣⁣
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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
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SuperSillySerra
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wouldn’t mind if this was the next Batman movie.

Okay, I know that’s saying a lot but this little book had a pretty great set up! Bruce Wayne gets work probation at Arkham after he tries to stop a criminal himself. Once there, he becomes intrigued by a female criminal his own age who is helping the “Nightwalkers” haunt and kill rich people. It was pretty well thought out, still a little cliche but they do well on pointing you in the opposite direction. The art work is good. It has the 2/3 color p
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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
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