Popular Batman Dark Victory Author Jeph Loeb Tim Sale Viral Ebook Joseph Jeph Loeb III is an Emmy and WGA nominated American film and television writer producer and award winni
Popular Batman: Dark Victory Author Jeph Loeb Tim Sale Viral Ebook Joseph Jeph Loeb III is an Emmy and WGA nominated American film and television writer, producer and award winning comic book writer Loeb was a Co Executive Producer on the NBC hit show Heroes, and formerly a producer writer on the TV series Smallville and Lost.A four time Eisner Award winner and five time Wizard Fan Awards winner see below , Loeb s comic book career includes work on many major characters, including Spider Man, Batman, Superman, Hulk, Captain America, Cable, Iron Man, Daredevil, Supergirl, the Avengers, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, much of which he has produced in collaboration with artist Tim Sale, who provides the comic art seen on Heroes.. The sequel to the critically acclaimed BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN, DARK VICTORY continues the story of an early time in Batman s life when James Gordon, Harvey Dent, and the vigilante himself were all just beginning their roles as Gotham s protectors.Once a town controlled by organized crime, Gotham City suddenly finds itself being run by lawless freaks, such as Poison IvyThe sequel to the critically acclaimed BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN, DARK VICTORY continues the story of an early time in Batman s life when James Gordon, Harvey Dent, and the vigilante himself were all just beginning their roles as Gotham s protectors.Once a town controlled by organized crime, Gotham City suddenly finds itself being run by lawless freaks, such as Poison Ivy, Mr Freeze, and the Joker Witnessing his city s dark evolution, the Dark Knight completes his transformation into the city s greatest defender He faces multiple threats, including the apparent return of a serial killer called Holiday Batman s previous investigation of Holiday s killings revealed that than one person was responsible for the murders So the question remains who is committing Holiday s crimes this time And how many will die before Batman learns the truth This volume collects Batman Dark Victory 0 13.. Popular Book Batman: Dark Victory So, okay then. This is the sequel to The Long Halloween which I was not the biggest fan of to begin with. Still, on the enjoyment scale, this one was better. That was until I got to the last two issues. Ironically enough, while The Long Halloween had a rough start but a nonetheless merciful albeit incomplete resolution, Dark Victory managed to get a stronger and more concise beginning but a more frustrating and pointless ending. I don't understand this travesty. The Knightfall series is honestly more better written. Well, Loeb's stories should be fundamentally incomparable to Knightfall since the latter after all was written by multiple writers across different Bat-titles. The sole reason I compare them is becauase I was also quite lukewarm towards Knightfall but I would pick the omnibus series over either of Loeb's work any day.I don't want to get into details about Dark Victory. Ultimately it's a Batman story that brought no joy or appreciation for me. I thought I could like any kind of Bat-story out there (I eventually did warm up to Greg Hurwitz in his writing for New 52 The Dark Knight run) but Jeph Loeb had officially made me question that reality. I can state from here on out that I don't enjoy the way he writes Batman. There were a few areas that have potentials, most notably for Dark Victory. The central murder mystery story had a better foundation; a series of cop kilings with the murderer pinning notes on the corpses depicting the child's game Hangman as secret messages. At least the victims were sympathetic people and not criminals who are a tad more irredeemable. But the holiday-themed murders were needlessly overplayed like the torture horror of the SAW franchise.Next, both Batman and Commissioner Gordon show remorse and guilt over the loss of Harvey Dent. Batman spent most of the time blaming himself in his inner monologues about Dent's transformation to Two Face. This would have been acceptable except that I never really saw a friendship developed in the prequel among these three to make the drama and internal conflict believable enough for me to care about. And then there's the women. The female characterizations were easily appalling and cheap as far as stereotypes and pigeonholing goes. Every woman is given the roles among grieving spouses, easily manipulated girlfriends and whimsical seductresses--and with little to no clarification for motivation or pay-off to their arcs whatsoever.I love Bruce and Selina's relationship in general but Loeb had accomplished the impossible feat: he made me hate them together. I couldn't stand their stupid dance of coquettish nonsense, especially so in Dark Victory. Aside from the badly drawn costume, Catwoman had a weak arc for both Loeb stories and therefore her usual morally ambiguous actions were not as promising or as riveting to see unfold. The only two women who are at least trying to break the mold were gangster Sofia Falcone and possible sociopath Gilda Dent who have interesting characterizations from the start but were sadly overlooked and underdeveloped midway through both stories.I don't even want to acknowledge the wasteful space female District Attorney Porter took up for Dark Victory. What a pathetic and unbelievable character. And goddamn Dick Grayson who is featured in the Absolute Dark Victory cover prominently doesn't even have a major contribution to the storyline. All he did here was sulk and look morose. He isn't Jason Todd or Damian Wayne, dammit. Where's the sparkling personality I've always loved about the first Boy Wonder?Overall--yeah, fuck it. I don't have any parting words. But I will rate this one star higher than fucking Long Halloween just because.RECOMMENDED: 7/10DO READ MY BATMAN COMICS REVIEWS AT:
Batman Dark Victory New Edition The Long Halloween and Dark Victory are, primarily, crime mysteries, which is what makes them interesting What makes them great literature, however, is the creative team that is Jeph Loeb Batman Dark Victory DC Database Fandom Batman Dark Victory by Jeph Loeb Oct , Dark Victory is the superb sequel to the excellent The Long Halloween Brilliantly written by Jeph Loeb and artfully drawn by Tim Sale these two books were used, along with Frank Miller s DKR, to set the tone for Christopher Nolan s movies Dark Victory takes up with Harvey Dent becoming Two Face There is a gang war going on in Gotham. Batman Dark Victory Batman Wiki Fandom During the events of Batman The Long Halloween to which Dark Victory is a follow up , Batman captured and imprisoned Alberto Falcone, the serial killer known as Holiday Months later, a mass breakout at Arkham Asylum occurred, orchestrated by Pino and Umberto Maroni, the sons of Sal The Boss Maroni. Batman Reasons Why Dark Victory Is The Most Underrated May , First and foremost, Dark Victory is the direct sequel to one of Batman s most definitive stories The Long Halloween This sequel even keeps the original author Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale Dark Victory keeps the tone of its well known predecessor in a tasteful fashion without feeling at all like a cheaply done retread.