- Gebundene Ausgabe: 176 Seiten
- Verlag: DC Comics; Auflage: 52 ed. (10. Juni 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1401246184
- ISBN-13: 978-1401246181
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17,7 x 1,4 x 26,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
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Batman and Robin Vol. 4: Requiem for Damian (The New 52) (Batman & Robin (Numbered)) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 10. Juni 2014
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"It's an exquisitely staged exploration of grief, memory, and anger that will resonate with anyone who has ever lost a loved one, giving the fan-favorite character the heartfelt goodbye he deserves."—AV Club
"There are no words spoken for none are needed... The silence is unrelenting and unforgiving and ultimately, it speaks louder than any words possibly could."—IGN
"Tomasi and Gleason deliver a fantastic story of grief and despair that is certain to prove noteworthy, shareable and perhaps even timeless."—ComicBookResources
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
PETER J. TOMASI, a life-long New Yorker, is an NYU grad with degrees in political science and filmmaking. Peter has helped re-imagine many characters and books over the course of his extensive and exclusive career at DC Comics as a writer and editor. Peter's current projects include GREEN LANTERN CORPS and BATMAN & ROBIN. His recent writing credits include BRIGHTEST DAY, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS, BATMAN: BLACKEST KNIGHT, THE OUTSIDERS, NIGHTWING, PHANTOM STRANGER, BLACK ADAM THE DARK AGE, FINAL CRISIS: REQUIEM, and many others, including his critically-acclaimed graphic novel Light Brigade.
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Nach Jasons Tod musste Bruce mit nur wenigen Helfern auskommen - nun hat sich seine Situation verändert. Und er muss auch lernen, dass er nicht als einziger um Damian Wayne trauert. Und dass es in Damians Leben Elemente gegeben hat, von denen er gar keine Ahnung hatte. Und die eine gewisse Vorahnung auf kommende Ereignisse (und auf "The Dark Knight Returns") aufkommen lässt.
Überaus überzeugender Batman.
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The rest of the book not reaching the heights of issue 18 isn't a con, but rather a testament to that issues quality. Vol.4 takes us through the five stages of grief, seen through the eyes of Bruce Wayne. Each of these issues are loaded with guest appearances, which I will not spoil, but they all work very well. The one issue I will comment on is #23 which is almost as effecting as issue 18, and matches it at the very end. Peter Tomasi never forgets that there is someone besides Batman in the cave, night after night, and that cognizance is what makes this the best Batman title on the stands now.
There is very little to say about this volume when compared to those leading up to it, simply because nothing has changed. The art is still breathtaking. Peter Tomasi still has no equal when it comes to Damian and his send off of the character exceeds even said characters creator, Grant Morrison's. No series in recent memory has conveyed such raw emotion in its pages, so effectively, and, seemingly, so effortlessly. Issue 18 is peerless and this collection is a must buy, period. It gets my highest recommendation.
The collection starts off with a spectacular "silent" issue, which shows Batman dealing with the loss of Damian and trying to move forward. The art, by Patrick Gleason, is fantastic and truly expresses the struggle Bruce Wayne is going through. As an aside, this issue deserves an Eisner Award for Best Single Issue.
The rest of the collection shows Bruce continuing to work through his pain, with a supporting member of the Bat-family as a foil. Some of these stories seem hopeful, such as Batman's reconciliation with Jason Todd, aka Red Hood. Others, like Batman's encounter with Batgirl (who is having her own crisis of confidence), are more confrontational. Each "team-up" highlights aspects of the supporting hero's character, finally concluding with Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing. In typical fashion, Grayson adds a ray of hope to Batman's grief. However, the conclusion, spotlighting the interaction and relationship between Alfred Pennyworth and Bruce Wayne, is nearly heartbreaking, but perfectly wraps up this story.
One final note: a new character, Carrie Kelley, makes her first appearance in the New 52 universe. Careful readers will note that she shares a name with a character from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns.
If it was possible to rank this book as better than Highly Recommended, I would do it. It is touching, heartbreaking, and hopeful all in one shot. Buy it; read it.
I received a preview copy of this book from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.
One of the great themes that ran through the whole Damian story was that Batman may be good at everything -- but orphaned Bruce Wayne is pretty much a terrible father. Indeed, with his wards in the best stories, he's not even much of a father figure. As a general, great. As a dad? Not so much. Perhaps I read to much here into Tomasi's work, but I see that as the pervasive undercurrent in this book -- grief born of Bruce Wayne's knowledge that he was never much of a parent during his time with his son, which was too brief. For me that also explains why Batman, who eschews bringing back his parents (though he was delirious when they appeared deus ex machina at times in the DC universe), will break his own rules to try and resurrect Damian. A bad parent, he's a master strategist and genius problem solver. Supporting a son? No, but bringing him back from the dead is just another challenge. I loved his frantic efforts, especially the odd choice to seek out the aid of Frankenstein (let's face it, when you are taking facts of life advice from the severed head of a reanimated Frankenstein, you must be pretty close to rock bottom).
One of the ironies of Batman is that for all of his "Bat-Family," those other members much more support him then he the supposed patriarch supports them. He's not their father. He's their general. Some may complain about Batman's selfish anger when his "family" tries to comfort him, but that is par for the course. Batman has always served as an outlet for an emotionally stunted Bruce Wayne. How else to explain that, rather than somehow explaining his son's demise, Bruce decides to create an elaborate fantasy about Damian being "sent abroad"? It isn't just about his desire to bring him back from the dead -- it is a desire to deny reality.
A few other points really stand out in this series. Batman seeking out Jason Todd just pulsates with conflict and near madness (just as it reminds up that, in world where Bucky and Todd come back, what's to keep Damian dead?). Others may complain about Carrie Kelly's appearance, but I thought it offered a lot of potential, as well as showing us that the Damian we readers knew, wasn't the whole of this complicated conflicted character. Lastly, as Tomasi does so well, Alfred even if he remains in the background, comes to this book fully realized and fully alive.
That said, I must remove a star for DC's inexplicable decision not to have Patrick Gleason draw this entire book. His replacement produces fine yeoman images, but Gleason's work captures Batman like few others can. He doesn't have to draw every Batman book, but changing midstream? That just damages a book.
Despite this poor artistic choice by DC, this is sure to be one of the superhero books of the year. An ARC was provided through Netgalleys in exchange for an honest review.
The story goes off the track for a bit as The Batman visits Frankenstein's Monster. Still, The Batman's motivation is clear, the story is coherent, and the prose is excellent. After that silliness passes, The Batman is off on a mission of retribution. With Red Hood in tow, he takes the Bat Dune Buggy to Ethiopia and wreaks havoc, but the real havoc stems from the troubled relationship between Jason and Bruce, a relationship made none better by The Batman's obsessive refusal to accept his son's death. Again, this is good writing and a strong, believable storyline.
Batgirl intervenes when the Dark Knight becomes too dark, only a step removed from the sociopaths he chases down every night. Most of the time I could do without Batgirl but here she adds something to the story. My reaction to Catwoman's appearance is similar. Catwoman's life as portrayed in the New 52 is too often a soap opera that would suit a trashy romance series, but she fits well into this volume. Dick Grayson's appearance is handled well but the most touching scene belongs to Alfred. The interplay between Damian's acting coach and Bruce Wayne is also a strong addition to the story.
Requiem for Damian is one of the few comic books I've seen in which the interior art is better than the cover. The art is another reason to admire the craftsmanship of this volume.
Made up of issues 18 through 23 of the monthly title, "Batman and Robin Volume 4: Requiem for Damian" puts the Caped Crusader in league with Red Robin, Red Hood, Batgirl, Catwoman, and Nightwing to track down the scum who aided in the death of his son. The criminals of Gotham City were in trouble before, but with a renewed sense of retribution he proves they can be punished far worse than they've ever been before. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne must find a way to convince a friend of Damian's that he's studying abroad.
I love where Peter J. Tomasi takes the different stories collected in "Batman and Robin Volume 4: Requiem for Damian." Each chapter gives one of the Dark Knight's sidekicks an opportunity to show their support for our brooding crime fighter. He also gives Bruce Wayne an emotional depth we don't get to see often. Throughout the book, he constantly reminds the reader that under the costume is a human being who hurts. That's something missing many times from the pages of the hero's different comic books. I also enjoyed how Tomasi found a way to fit the Robin of Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," Carrie Kelley, into actual continuity.
Patrick Gleason and Cliff Richards provide great artwork which give Tomasi's storylines the depth and visual pizzazz it deserves. There are some great full page and two-page splashes that get your excitement pumping and will bring a smile to your face. Both illustrators capture all the heart, blood, sweat, and tears "Batman and Robin Volume 4: Requiem for Damian" contains.
"Batman and Robin Volume 4: Requiem for Damian" is rated "T" for Teens. The story is pretty intense and there's a lot of emotional depth that might weigh heavy for younger readers. There's plenty of violence and some mild language and gore as well.
One of the highlights of "Batman and Robin Volume 4: Requiem for Damian" is the wordless first chapter in the graphic novel. It's entitled "Undone" and told using only Patrick Gleason's striking artwork. His talent for expressing grief, torment, and inner turmoil without the use of word balloons is indescribably exquisite. The script and black and white pencils and inks are included to shed light on what Gleason was given to work with when bringing this issue to life in pictures.
"Batman and Robin Volume 4: Requiem for Damian" shows even the Dark Knight has a breaking point. I appreciate constant reminders that the man under the cape and cowl is just a human looking to do all he can to keep the citizens of his city safe from crime and violence. That's why I find myself relating to the more realistically-rooted Batman with limits better than I do the super-powered and indestructible Man of Steel.