J.'s Reviews > Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

Batman by Neil Gaiman
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Apr 17, 2011

it was ok
Read in April, 2011

I hate to say this, because I like Batman, I like Neil Gaiman, and I like 'Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?' But this book really wasn't anything very interesting. Where 'Man of Tomorrow' ended the mythology by showing the last adventure, this story takes place AFTER Batman has died. It's more of a eulogy than a story, but just doesn't really contribute anything other than acknowledging that this is a significant mythos--but everyone reading the book already knows that.

However, Alfred's story at the funeral is absolutely brilliant. It's a shame that that story didn't get a chance to be more fleshed out--it would have made an interesting 'what if' take on the character, and seems worthy of more attention than it got in 10 or so pages here.
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