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This special edition of the best-selling BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN features preview pages of the acclaimed storyline plus sample pages from the DC COMICS ESSENTIAL GRAPHIC NOVELS & COLLECTIONS 2014 reading list! This special edition of the best-selling BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN features preview pages of the acclaimed storyline plus sample pages from the DC COMICS ESSENTIAL GRAPHIC NOVELS & COLLECTIONS 2014 reading list!


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This special edition of the best-selling BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN features preview pages of the acclaimed storyline plus sample pages from the DC COMICS ESSENTIAL GRAPHIC NOVELS & COLLECTIONS 2014 reading list! This special edition of the best-selling BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN features preview pages of the acclaimed storyline plus sample pages from the DC COMICS ESSENTIAL GRAPHIC NOVELS & COLLECTIONS 2014 reading list!

30 review for DC Comics Essentials: Batman: The Long Halloween (2014-) #1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dale

    Published in 2011 by DC Comics. This is a collection of 13 comics compiled into a single book that tells about the mystery of a serial murderer called Holiday. Holiday always strikes on a major holiday and is particularly fond of killing figures in Gotham City's network of crime families. Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent decide to work together to solve the mystery but this triumvirate of crime-solvers has its own internal troubles as both Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent become suspects. Calendar Man is Published in 2011 by DC Comics. This is a collection of 13 comics compiled into a single book that tells about the mystery of a serial murderer called Holiday. Holiday always strikes on a major holiday and is particularly fond of killing figures in Gotham City's network of crime families. Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent decide to work together to solve the mystery but this triumvirate of crime-solvers has its own internal troubles as both Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent become suspects. Calendar Man is an immediate suspect since this sounds like his kind of crime spree. But, he is locked up in Arkham Asylum. But, lots of other super-criminals are sprung free and pretty soon Gotham is awash in their machinations on top of a serial killer. Plus, Catwoman is also on the prowl... This was a great mystery - I thought I had it figured out and then I found out that I was entirely wrong - twice! Powerful story and Batman nearly gets taken out. Loeb and Sale are a powerful team. I rate this graphic novel 5 stars out of 5. http://dwdsreviews.blogspot.com/

  2. 5 out of 5

    Aldo Haegemans

    Every action has a reaction

  3. 5 out of 5

    Dana Gricken

    "I believe in Gotham." "I believe in Batman." This is a must-read for any dedicated Batman fan, or someone who wants to start reading the comics. It has everything - Batman's most notable villains and allies, murder and intrigue, and of course, a huge plot twist at the end into the true identity of Holiday. This is Batman at his best. You'll want to read it more than once just to experience it all over again. Thank you, Jeph Loeb, for your excellent story crafting and true understanding of Batman's "I believe in Gotham." "I believe in Batman." This is a must-read for any dedicated Batman fan, or someone who wants to start reading the comics. It has everything - Batman's most notable villains and allies, murder and intrigue, and of course, a huge plot twist at the end into the true identity of Holiday. This is Batman at his best. You'll want to read it more than once just to experience it all over again. Thank you, Jeph Loeb, for your excellent story crafting and true understanding of Batman's character. (The current Batman films/Zack Snyder should really take note.) Read it and thank me later!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Whetzel

    Classic Batman tale, you can see the amount of influence it's had on the Batman Cinematic Universe. From Nolan's trilogy to the ongoing "Gotham" TV series, THE LONG HALLOWEEN digs deep into their core origins.

  5. 5 out of 5

    James Bradley Vanhoose

    I have always been a fan of Batman. He’s my favorite hero of DC and Marvel. Batman has no powers but can stand toe to toe with the best and the worst through intelligence and skill. This is most definitely one of my favorite comic book stories. The story keeps you guessing all the way to the end. Great mystery with the Dark Knight!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Pato Myers

    So far I'm really enjoying this series. It's more like the cartoon batman I grew up with, it's more about a case and a balance of angst and seeking justice, and Gothic style.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

    An A-OK start.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bhavna

    One of the best book. Awesome graphic and mind blowing ending.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lonnie Johnson

    If you love Batman, this storyline includes almost every villain over the course of a year. Honestly this may the my favorite Loeb story.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Patricia

    You did that hungry!! I loved it, every twist and turn caught me by surprise!! I can’t wait to read more of your books....

  11. 4 out of 5

    Frasier Sarmiento

    Good start to a 13 part action and detective comic book

  12. 5 out of 5

    David Egger

    Its okay .

  13. 4 out of 5

    Christine

    This seems like a n ice intro into a good long story. I enjoyed the use of the mob in this one.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Wilma

    One of the best, most clear set of reasons and reflections I’ve ever read. Everything he writes is brilliant.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lenunu

    This comic book is actually outstanding.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Meralu Hatake

    This is undoubtedly greet boock. i love it :3

  17. 5 out of 5

    Armaze

    That book is hands down fantastic.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dreamylove

    It is a book of suspense and perfect to scare children.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Iain

    Big disappointment. Read this because it's considered one of the greatest Batman stories, it's long and sounded substantial, and it was one of the influences on the Nolan movies. I don't see what's great about it. It's a very long story about the mystery of the identity of Holiday, the unknown killer so cunning that Batman is left clueless for an entire year. Then we get the answer and it makes no sense at all. It's like Loeb figured out the story as he went along, rather than planning it all ou Big disappointment. Read this because it's considered one of the greatest Batman stories, it's long and sounded substantial, and it was one of the influences on the Nolan movies. I don't see what's great about it. It's a very long story about the mystery of the identity of Holiday, the unknown killer so cunning that Batman is left clueless for an entire year. Then we get the answer and it makes no sense at all. It's like Loeb figured out the story as he went along, rather than planning it all out in advance, created a mystery of conflicting possibilities that proved to be dead ends, but eventually realized he was at a dead end as far as providing the eventual answer, so he just concluded the story with a quick and non-sensical explanation that made the whole story feel ridiculous. It wasn't a bad story while reading it—though not a particularly good one either—but the way it ended turned it into a bad story overall, for me. I can't believe how much praise this receives. I went back and looked at the reaction to it that I wrote down on the day I finished reading it: "Finished Long Halloween. Still disappointed with it. I felt like the characterizations were poor and the story line went back and forth between boring and farcically senseless."

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mei Hoe

    This comic has one of the most compelling storylines I have read in a while; that is, if you're into detective noir styled mysteries. I completed the entire collection in an evening, and was on the edge of my seat most of the time. The art style was fluid and interesting, and I absolutely loved the characterisation of each individual character. I am honestly not the biggest fan of Batman (he's a bit too dark and broody for my tastes), but the interesting array of mobster characters brought some This comic has one of the most compelling storylines I have read in a while; that is, if you're into detective noir styled mysteries. I completed the entire collection in an evening, and was on the edge of my seat most of the time. The art style was fluid and interesting, and I absolutely loved the characterisation of each individual character. I am honestly not the biggest fan of Batman (he's a bit too dark and broody for my tastes), but the interesting array of mobster characters brought some much needed colour into the world of Batman. One thing that is for certain, for me at least, is that the villains in Batman will always surpass Batman himself in terms of being engaging and interesting. Lovely read, though it is very dark. Hey, DC, you do know there are more colours than just black and very dark grey and some blues, right? I'm all for heavy black inking, but sometimes it's just tiring to be absorbed into the deep darkness that is the inks on the page.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

    I enjoyed this, but did not love it. I liked measuring this against the nOlan films in terms of influence, and it is certainly there. Frankly, I was expecting a bit more, but I suppose I am a bit prejudicial in my judgement of everything Batman against Miller's Dark Knight Returns, which is a classic. This, not nearly so, and I think the reason this is so heralded is the influence on the Nolan movies, which were great.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Charlie

    This is a great mystery/action series staring Batman. A serial Killer known only as 'Holiday' because he/she kills only on Holidays. The Falcone Family. The Wayne Family. Dent. Gordon. The entire horde of Gothomites in a mystery that leaves you wondering up until the final pages. This has always been on the recommended list, and I see why. Great story-telling. Multiple villains. And a mystery, which is what Batman always was in the beginning. I love this book.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Khabeer Rashad

    This is one of my favorite Batman stories ever! I re read it every few years and it NEVER gets old. Great plot, I love how almost every popular Batman villain plays a role in this crime saga. Simply great!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Omar Abdelaziz

    Amazing, a pretty strong and stern start for the arc. I really really really like the way it's drawn too, vintage yet grim. The coloring is terrific! Let's just hope it's ending isn't as disappointing as Death of The Family's

  25. 4 out of 5

    Steven

    Who killed Johnny Vitti? Who will touch the untouchables?

  26. 5 out of 5

    Rider

    I thing that the plot was very interesting. I read this and the second one in backwards order. uh-oh!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tony Williams

    More noir than comic, and absolutely brilliant. You can see its DNA all over Christopher Nolan's Batman films.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mia Morrison

    Yet another origin tale of Two-Face. Lovely art and a decent story line.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Miguel Cueto

    One of the best Batman stories of all time.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    More of a common thread throughout. I was guessing who the killer was until the very last page. Also, the art was more abstract than other batman comics I've seen in the past.

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