Justyn Rampa's Reviews > Batman: Black and White

Batman by Mark Chiarello
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Aug 18, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: batman, graphic-novels
Read from August 30 to 31, 2010

I'm underwhelmed. A good concept but I feel something gets lost in translation. Most of the vignettes are so short it is almost impossible to get invested in them. Several of the stories read more like PSAs than Batman stories. Almost every story relies on the mythology of Batman without adding anything new. Some succeed, some do not. Most of the stories are not memorable and nearly all of them are stories I would not re-read. The strongest stories were "Two of a Kind", "Legend", "A Black and White World", and "Good Evening Midnight".

I don't believe this belongs on the Top 25 list.
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08/30/2010 page 65
29.0% "This is a collection of graphic short stories about Batman by several of the most respected artists and writers in the business. So far, so good. Harder to get invested in the stories since they are so short, but enjoyable none the less. Sadly, I related to one of the serial killers in the stories. I thought "Death in the Family" would be in for me today, but it was not."

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