For over 50 years he has been a part of the American culture.
He was a sensation from the moment of his first appearance,
and today he has achieved an even more phenomenal level of
popularity. Now the Batman's tales are being reprinted in
exact chronological order from his appearance in the pages
of Detective Comics Nos. 27-38 and Batman No.1...
Four of the Batman Chronicles continues to reprint
the original tales of the Batman in chronological order. As
I've said in previous reviews in this series, this won't be
to everyone's taste. To start with Bob Kane's artwork is a
little simplistic and the stories are a little on the childish
side. But then you have to put the stories into historical
context - these were aimed at children as there wasn't really
a comic industry for the more mature reader.
latest collection wouldn't be complete without a story that
features the Joker, so fans will be pleased to hear that he
does pop his head in for a quick appearance. Also it was great
to see the inclusion of the Scarecrow too.
the end of the day this collection will only really appeal
to die-hard Batman fans who want to see the origins of the
character. But, if you a fan, then this is an essential purchase.