Alright, so this book effectively ended the collection of Batman graphic novels that I’ve been showcasing to my fellow classmates in my English methods course.
Only within the last few years have I started to read graphic novels. Even though I have always held great adoration for Batman mythos, I never really read any comics. I felt as though if I were going to read, I’d real a real book, and if I were going to watch a movie, I’d watch a real movie. I had never considered comics or graphic novels a very valuable medium. That was, until I picked one up and was transported to another world. These artists pour their souls into the page. They create fantastic scenes that a reader may only glance at for a couple seconds while moving from speech bubble to speech bubble. The amount of collaboration needed to make a single graphic novel is almost mind-boggling when compared to how much collaboration it takes to make a regular novel. I’ve truly come to appreciate this medium and all that it can do, especially for superheros. After all, this genre created Batman and other heroes like him.
I highly recommend anyone who is a fan of the Batman universe read the Batman collection from The New 52, written by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.
Finally, and I can’t believe I even made this… here is one of my favorite scenes from Volume 9 – Bloom.
Don’t judge me.