‘Batman Damned’ Graphic Novel Review

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Written by Brian Azzarello | Art by Lee Bermejo | Published by DC Black Label | Format: Hardcover, 192pp

DC Black Label, which still sounds to me like a perfectly fine Scotch, is an imprint of DC designed to showcase more mature takes on DC characters. To my mind Vertigo already did that back in the early 1990′s, as did The Dark Knight Returns in the Eighties, so not so much an innovation as returning yet again to that well. Don’t get me started on how successive comic creators have misunderstood Frank Miller’s take on Batman, the ultra violent, weary, almost psychopathic obsessive, by using that take in the present day. The point was he was an Old Batman, worn down physically and mentally. Like I said, don’t get me started. It is relevant to this review though, as Azzarello’s Batman in this book has a certain similarity to Miller’s.
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