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Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)

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How to read [Batman] comics?
#1 New York Times BestsellerThe reader will experience the story from Batman’s viewpoint on pages 108-117.Following his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) alongside artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) begins a new era of The Dark Knight as with the relaunch of Batman, as a part of DC Comics—The New 52!    After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appeara…

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How to read [Batman] comics?(r/DCcomics)

> It’s so confusing, why shouldn’t I just be able to follow his story from beginning to present?

> (I’m using Batman as an example but really I’d like help understanding how to follow comics in general as they’re all laid out this way, with overlapping arcs and timelines and such)

This isn’t entirely how comics work. In general, it’s not the only way other mediums work either. The REQUIREMENT that everything follows a strict, traditional/conventional 3-act structure (beginning, middle, end) is self-imposed and not necessary for good story-telling. The “beginning” of comics happened decades ago and the “end” is nowhere in sight; comics are perpetually stuck in the “middle”.

You’re already used to non-traditional narrative structure; it’s used very often in other mediums. Why does Star Wars get a pass but not superhero comics? Did you see how Darth Vader “became” Darth Vader before he was introduced for the first time? Do you refuse to watch/read/play anything that will potentially have a prequel and ruin your “sense” of chronology? Did Memento or even Pulp Fiction melt your mind? When you go watch Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, there aren’t going to be in-depth introductions for every character.

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Amazon Price

$7.58

Book Binding

Paperback

Type Code

ABIS_BOOK

Book Author

Scott Snyder

Book Edition

New 52 ed.

Book Publisher

DC Comics

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