Twenty years before the Batman stalked the criminals of Gotham
City, another vigilante brought terror to the night - the
master killer known as The Reaper. When the cruel vigilante
appears again after a long absence, the Batman joins forces
with his parents' killer to bring The Reaper to justice...
originally read Batman:
Year Two a
few years ago, but Titan's latest edition, Batman: Year
Two - Fear of the Reaper adds another story to the collection.
The last third of the book features the Full Circle
story arc which sees The Reaper rise again, much to Batman's
surprise. This story also features the Boy Wonder, although
he spends most of the time grounded - thankfully.
artwork is impressive and the quality of the reproduction
is not bad on the whole. But where this collection really
stands out is its clever script development. Both stories
in this collection neatly dovetail together so that, if you
didn't know better, you'd think they were part of the same
story. Refreshing to see this in a comic book collection as
all too frequently these days collections seem to just throw
a few stories together without much thought.
you prefer semi-nude women running around with guns in your
graphic novels then you'll be disappointed. However, if you
like good, solid story telling with a few surprises then you
could do a lot worse than buy this.
very impressive collection.
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