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Batman: The Long Halloween was printed in a maxiseries format with thirteen issues, written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Tim Sale.

There is a killer slaying members of the Falcone family (a gang that is taking over Gotham City) and marking his killings with holidays, starting on Halloween, and ending the following year also on Halloween. Of course Batman is trying to stop him as all of the super villains in Gotham seem to amassing for an attack. This story also doubles as an origin story for Two-Face.

What really made this book great for me was that usually in Batman books there are either just gangsters, or just super villains, however, The Long Halloween uses both and does it well, no other Batman book that I’ve read besides The Dark Knight Returns. But sadly besides this and Hush Jeph Loeb hasn’t really made anything good, mostly he sucks, besides the two books aforementioned. Very upsetting. However, Tim Sale’s art is very good, it has this sort of Saturday morning cartoon feel, and it is very good. But I will say that Jeph Loeb does not know how to write the Scarecrow, apparently he thinks that all the Scarecrow does is recite nursery rhymes, and although at some times it works, but it is just not needed at some points, and is kind of stupid.

This aside, I do very much recommend this book, one of the best Batman books ever published.

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Recently, (like two hours ago) I re-read Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, and I have to say that after re-reading it I appreciate  the novel much more, and see why everyone likes it so much. I found out about the book from my Theater Arts teacher Mr. Rickettes, we were talking about Watchmen and I told him that Wizard magazine called it the greatest comic book of all time, and he says that he thinks The Dark Knight Returns is the greatest comic book. At the time (of course) I hadn’t heard of it, so I looked for it in the library and they had it. After reading it I didn’t really get why it was so amazing, so I read it again, still not seeing why it was so good. Possibly because at the time I was reading Watchmen and didn’t care much. So, yesterday after re-reading the other book for the fourth time I decided to re-read The Dark Knight Returns again. And like I said now that I pay more attention to it without thinking of Watchmen it was so much better, Miller really knows how to write Batman.

The book was released back in ’85 and ’86 as a monthly limited series, it ran four issues. And was written and drawn by Frank Miller. The book is very good and now I think I agree with my TA teacher, maybe The Dark Knight Returns is a little better than Watchmen. But then again I am thirteen and don’t “fully understand life” yet, so my opinion may just be invaild, oh well. Great book either way, go buy it.

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Watchmen, to put it simply, is a great book, and definitely was the pinnacle of the comic medium, or did it ruin it? As I said this is an excellent book, great writing a wonderful story, that was revolutionary in superhero comics. But when Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns, were, as I said, the pinnacle of the comic medium, but to me they brought down the comic medium for quite a while. NOTE: Both books are really violent, and explicitly sexual, so the idiot writers of comics didn’t take the hint to bump up the writing but instead they pile on the gore and tits, and throw the writing to the to the god damned wind. Thus began the ’90’s era where in comics there was nothing but gore and tits. This pisses me off. Whatever, know one even cares what I have to say. And yes I stole this rant from MovieBob.

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