Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Batman Confidential

Batman Confidential

Genre: Super-heroes

Batman Confidential bears remarkable similarities to the book it unofficially replaces, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. Each book has a revolving set of creative teams, and each supposedly takes a look at Batman early in his crime-fighting career.

The biggest difference is that while LOTDK tended to be all over the map storywise, Confidential purports to examine turning points in Batman’s career, such as how he obtained certain crimefighting tools (the Batmobile, the Batwing) and his first meetings with other notables of the DC Universe. The initial story arc, launched by Andy Diggle and Whilce Portacio, deals with stolen Waynetech technology and Bruce Wayne’s first confrontation with Superman foil Lex Luthor.

Jerry Smith is a writer, video producer and sales rep living in the wilds of Burlington, KY. His parents bought him a few comics to page through at age four and he’s never looked back. Even after discovering girls. According to ComicBase, his collection today is pushing 20,000 books, with additions every week. A lover of the hobby and the entire comics medium, Jerry still feels that every Wednesday is like Christmas. Thoughts and comments are always welcome at jerrysemail@fuse.net.

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