Today I present you "Gotham by Gaslight" by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola. The tale was published in 1989 and is considered to be the first Elseworlds story, where DC Comics heroes are taken out of their usual setting and put into alternate timelines or realities. The trade paperback from may collection includes also the sequel Master of the Future (1991), written by Augustyn, with art by Eduardo Barreto. Synopsis: In the late 19th century is a victorian Batman chasing the infamous Jack the Ripper. In this story, Jack the Ripper flees London and travels to Gotham to continue his killing spree, while also framing socialite Bruce Wayne for the killings. But Bruce uses his skills as the Batman to track down the true Ripper to clear his name. In the sequel Batman must battle Alexandre LeRoi, who is seeking to disrupt Gotham's turn-of-the-century celebrations with his steampunk airship. Especially the first story is IMO a great tale. I really like the setting in the victorian era. Batman fits very well to this time period. Also everyone who is interested in Jack the Ripper and detective stories will love it. And soon you will also have the possibility to watch the whole awesome plot. DC will release the animated movie in 2018. So what do you think about Gotham by Gaslight? #batman #darkknight #batmangothambygaslight #got#gothamslight #batmanmasterofthefuture #dccomics #gotham #jacktheripper #victorianera #literature #brianaugustyn #mikemignola #comics #serialkiller #comicbook #dcuniverse #eastend #fromhell #london #superhero #plot #nerd #geek #stories #detectivestory #comiccritics #comicreview #read #pervertsmile
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Today I present you "Batman: Dark Victory" by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. The 14-issues limited series ran from the 1999 until 2000. It's the sequel to "Batman: The Long Halloween. I have the edition from 2014, which comes with a new orange cover. The tale takes place several months after the events in The Long Halloween. The story centers on a series of murders involving Gotham City police officers by a mysterious serial killer only known as the Hangman. Central to the storyline is a territory war between Two-Face and the remnants of the Falcone mob, led by Sofia Falcone. Again Batman has to deal with many known characters like the Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze and the Joker. The story is also a re-telling of the origins of Batman's sidekick Robin, the young Dick Grayson. IMO "Dark Victory " is a great sequel, not as good as "The Long Halloween", but I think you have to see the two books as one. Both together build an amazing storyline. Not to mention that Tim Sale's work is still fantastic. So what do you think about Dark Victory? ‪ Next Time I will present you what Catwoman experienced during Dark Victory in "Catwoman: When in Rome‬ ‪#batman #darkknight #batmandarkvictory #darkvictory #dccomics #two-face #joker #literature #jephloeb #timsale #comics #halloween #thejoker #comicbook #madhatter #catwoman #scarecrow #instagood #book #superhero #poisonivy #gotham #plot #nerd #geek #stories #comiccritics #comicreview #read‬ #pervertsmile
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It's #dcmonday and I present you "Batman: The Long Halloween" by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. The 13-issues limited series was originally published in 1996 and 1997. It was the 2nd Batman collaboration by Loeb and Sale after the Hollywood Specials. I have the edition from 2011, which features 4 extra comic pages and an introduction by the director and writer of the Batman Trilogy, Christopher Nolan and David Goyer. TLH influenced especially The Dark Knight movie with Harvey Dent's transformation into Two-Face. The Long Halloween tells the story of a mysterious killer named Holiday, who murders people on holidays, one each month. Together with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Captain James Gordon, Batman tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim and they attempt to stop the crime war between the powerful families, Maroni and Falcone. The tale also gives a Two-Face origin and Batman has to deal with many known foes like the Joker, the Riddler and Poison Ivy. IMO "The Long Halloween" is a masterpiece and it’s together with "The Killing Joke" my fav Batman comic. I love how the story focuses on the cooperation of Batman, Gordon & Dent and their efforts to bring down the criminal empire of Falcone. It's like a Noir-Mafia movie, in the style of "The Godfather". Loeb's writing is very thrilling and you never know who the killer is. It's a perfect detective story and exactly how I like Batman to be presented (not that unrealistic action). And Loeb knows how to work with Tim Sale's magnificent artwork. There are some pages with little or no words, f. ex. the murders are all presented in complete silence (perfect!). For me Tim Sale’s Batman is the best. I really love the book and can fully recommend everyone to read it! So what do you think about The Long Halloween? Next Monday I will present you the sequel: "Batman: Dark Victory" #batman #darkknight #batmanthelonghalloween #thelonghalloween #dccomics #two-face #joker #literature #jephloeb #timsale #comics #halloween #thejoker #picoftheday #comicbook #madhatter #photooftheday #scarecrow #instagood #superhero #poisonivy #gotham #plot #nerd #geek #stories #comiccritics #comicreview #pervertsmile
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Hello guys, on today's #dcmonday I present you "Batman: Haunted Knight" by Jeph Loeb and illustrations by Tim Sale. The paperback collects three "Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Specials" (1, Fears, 1993; 2, Madness, 1994; 3, Ghosts, 1995). It was the first Batman-collaboration of the "dynamic duo" Loeb and Sale. The popularity of the Halloween Specials led finally to their successful comic series Batman: The Long Halloween and Dark Victory. I have the edition with the orange cover from 2006 with an introduction by Archie Goodwin. During the first story "Fears", Batman is hunting down and trying to capture Scarecrow. In this tale, Batman is nearly dying of fear. In "Madness" James Gordon's daughter, Barbara is being kidnapped by the Mad Hatter and forced to be in a twisted tea party. Batman and Gordon try to save Barbara. "Ghosts" is a Batman version of "A Christmas Carol". In this story Bruce Wayne meets the three spirits Poison Ivy, the Joker, and a Grim Reaper figure. IMO the three specials are good, but not as excellent and thrilling like the two subsequent stories by Loeb and Sale. But you have to take into account, that the halloween specials are just one shots, which don't offer the time and frame like a graphic novel. But I like the tales and that they are all centered around Halloween, which provides IMO a perfect setting and atmosphere. The stories are simple to understand and feature optimally many classic Batman characters. And I love Tim Sale's art, even it is not as perfect as in "The Long Halloween", it still fits so good to Batman. All in all, I think you have to understand the "Haunted Knight"-Stories as a blueprint for their two masterpieces. What do you think about the Halloween Specials? Next Monday you will see the first masterpiece of Loeb and Sale: "Batman: The Long Halloween" #batman #darkknight #batmanhauntedknight #hauntedknight #dccomics #thepenguin #joker #capedcrusader #jephloeb #timsale #com#comics #halloween #thejoker #picoftheday #comicbook #madhatter #photooftheday #scarecrow #arkhamasylum #superhero #poisonivy #gotham #comic #nerd #geek #worldsgreatestdetective #comiccritics #comicreview #pervertsmile
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Hello folks it's #dcmonday and I present you again a comic from my collection: "Batman: The Killing Joke" by Alan Moore and illustrations by Brian Bolland. The story was first published in March 1988 and won the Eisner Award for 'Best Graphic Album' in 1989. The Killing Joke is the definitive Joker story and provides his origin story. I have the hardcover deluxe edition from 2008 with a recoloring and an introduction by Tim Sale. The story takes place over two timelines. In one timeline it tells the origin of the Joker, as a tragic character - a family man, failed comedian who suffered "one bad day" that finally drove him insane. The other timeline of the Killing Joke plays in the present. It depicts the Joker attempting to drive Jim Gordon insane and Batman's desperate attempt to stop him. In my point of view it is the best Joker story of all time and my favorite Batman tale. I like Moore's image that, psychologically, Batman and the Joker are mirror images of each other and both are creations of one random and tragic bad day. The torments that the Joker puts Commissioner Gordon through are meant to serve as proof that there is something buried deep within each lunatic, a nugget of insanity, that is simply waiting for the right moment to spring forth. The comic book delves deeper in order to present Batman's own psychology - that he is, in his own way, just as insane as the Joker, and that he and the Joker perceive the world according to differing points of view, with the Joker's interpreted through a joke. Finally the shooting and paralysis of Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) is an exceptional and bleak comicbook moment, which affected me deeply. So, what do you think about The Killing Joke? Next Monday I will present you "Batman: Haunted Knight" by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. #batman #darkknight #batmanthekillingjoke #thekillingjoke #dccomics #thepenguin #joker #capedcrusader #brianbolland #alanmoore #com#comics #com#comicbooks #thejoker #commissionergordon #comicbook #twoface #dcuniverse #theriddler #arkhamasylum #superhero #brucewayne #gotham #comic #nerd #geek #worldsgreatestdetective #comiccritics #comicreview #pervertsmile
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"And if you go chasing rabbits, and you know you're going to fall Tell 'em a hookah-smoking caterpillar has given you the call And call Alice, when she was just small" #kirmes #funfair #rheinkirmes #rheinkirmes2017 #düsseldorf #größtekirmesamrhein #justiceleague #jokerfunland #traumfrau #love #hotchick #suilove #rummel #nerd #geek #itsamazingtobeme #fair #suiswan #pervertsmile
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