Q: Why is “Strange Apparitions” the best Batman run? – @IanGonzales. A: See what I mean about these questions that include their own. Batman has ratings and 44 reviews. Lᴀʏᴀ said: First off, I would like to state that I’m very torn about my rating for this graphic novel. On one hand. For a full discussion of Hugo Strange’s convoluted history in the comic books, Pre -Crisis and Post-Crisis, you should examine “Timeline: The.

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Batman: Strange Apparitions Review – IGN

Oh, shut upDick. These collected issues try to recapture the more Gothic Batman, retintroducing Hugo Strange and Deadshot to the pages of D. Mid-Nite or, hell, maybe even treat himself because he’s the Bat-God of Medicine or something. By the end, Bruce saves the day, but loses the woman he loves: Steve Englehart actually only worked on Detective Comics -and Marshall Rogers -but in collected works all of the issues are encompassed into the title.

Cloud, who by this time has discovered that he is Batman. What did Hugo have to gain by helping Batman defeat the Joker? As previously stated, this beloved classic is bizarrely out of print.

It’s possible that some readers raised on modern comics may have some trouble getting into Strange Apparitions. In some ways he was kind srtange the Grant Morrison of his day, in that he seemed like an endless well of totally off the wall ideas. Buena historia en la cual se nota el ser de los The book concludes with the origin of the third Stranfe, Preston Payne, while bringing the swift romance between Bruce Wayne and Silver St.

We won’t even talk about his FF run. Still, this is a nice collection of stories from an era that aren’t really collected anywhere else, so it’s definitely a worthwhile read.

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Englehart’s run, too, is based more or less in reality, with realistic emotions and themes beneath all the costumed action.


Phosphorus, the major villain who shows batmsn over the course of the run Hugo Strange, Deadshot, and the Joker are all throwbacks to the Golden Age, and the most famous story in the run, “The Laughing Fish,” is an elaborate re-telling of the Joker’s first appearance back in ‘s Batman 1.

Phosphorus, Clayface, Hugo Strange and the Joker. The paperback ends with a pair of stories featuring a new Clayface, written by Len Wein and continuing with the beautiful art of Marshall Rogers. Together they provide pictures that are at once moody and sharp and exquisitely defined. In the previous post, jlroberson and I discussed how easily Hugo could have been used in place of Dr. This collection written in the seventies is very much a throwback to the Golden Age Batman comics of the forties, not only in the resurrection of long-forgotten Golden Age characters, but also in overall style and tone Bar none, this is the best “story arc” ever written about Batman.

Post a new comment Error Anonymous comments appzritions disabled in this journal. So Hughost helped Batman capture the Joker? For those coming into the world of Batman now, appsritions comics may have spoiled you.

My love for the character has been revived for a hero who did not resemble the TV camp character of the 60’s. Cloud’s affair, of the introduction of Dr. His laugh is described as “raining down like ice cubes. J, mainly because his schemes actually follow an insane pattern of logic, only the absurd logic of an actual joke. I cherish my volume because of Marshall’s art.

Strange Apparitions collects truly classic Dark Knights tales of the s, featuring the writing talents of Steve Englehart and Len Wein. It’s that lightning-in-a-bottle creative spark between those two creators that really makes “Strange Apparitions” what it is, but there’s a little more to it than that, and it all comes down to how Englehart and Rogers approached Batman with the idea of going back to his roots.

In fact, the late ’70s were good for the Dark Knight. Other books in the series. Apparitionw is always “Batman Month” in my personal pleasure reading, just because if there was ever a superhero who evokes a Halloween mood, it’s the Dark Knight.


After all, she “has spent many nights studying his chin.

Gotham’s corruption is prohibitive. I mean, really, that’s a perfect finale to a Bat-epic right there. Cloud who I consider to bafman a well-written female character even if she’s still subjected to certain glaring gender stereotypes back when this comic book was published. Can Batman defeat a foe from beyond the grave, or will he succumb to the sinister spell of strange apparitions? Next, the Batman faces off against the Penguin and another character from the golden age of comics, albeit retooled for the 70’s Deadshot.

This was an unheard of development for the Dark Knight. Really iconic material that would make a good choice to share with anyone who knows the character primarily through the Christopher Nolan films: Phospherous -Rupert One of the batman “detective” comics from the 70s. Jun 19, Monsieurh rated it it was amazing Shelves: In a way, that makes “Strange Apparitions” one of comics’ most successful examples of looking backwards. Straange story is just that tight, with each issue packed to the gills with plot, action, and character stuff.

Post as a guest Name. Product Review Please select your star rating and leave a review. It was revolutionary at the time for bringing the standard Marvel style keep lots of sub-plots bubbling at all times so that even as one main plot ends, it’s already transitioning into the next to Batman.

Overall, the xtrange are pretty solid. The stories follow a definite arc – experiences are had, characters grow and change – but it doesn’t require an extensive knowledge of prior continuity to appreciate beyond the bare basics of who Batman is and what it is he does.

Strange Apparitions Book Batman: If you are a fan of the campy 60s Batman then this will be right up your alley.