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  1. Doctor Baywatch Registered

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    Has anyone ever read a Batman book? You know, without those pictures and all this stuff.

    I've only read "Captured by the Engines" from Joe R. Lansdale.

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    It was quite good, as far as i can remember
     
  2. RobC Registered

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    The only non-graphic novel i've ever read Batman wise is The Batman Handbook, it's like a little how-to-be Batman and is both very clever and very informative in equal measures.
     
  3. SHADOWBAT69 outlaw

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    Books without pictures?!
     
  4. BubbaGump Bland User

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    Rucka's No Man's Land novelization was pretty good.
     
  5. Lazlo Panaflex Registered

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    Reading words just isn't the same with pictures to accompany it.
     
  6. ShaneHelms CS Model 101

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    :up:
     
  7. RobC Registered

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    I always hear that as well.
     
  8. Comics N' Toons Viva La Revolucion!

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    i read the Batman Forever novelization as a kid & thought it was better than the movie... I read Batman Inferno which sucked... (i didn't even finish the damn thing - $8 down the drain)
     
  9. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    I've read all the movie novels, No Man's Land, and The Batman Murders.
     
  10. Comics N' Toons Viva La Revolucion!

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    What's the Batman murders?
     
  11. Cain Gentlebane

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    The only ones that I've read were the NML novelization and these two

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  12. ShaneHelms CS Model 101

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    I have this somewhere, but i haven't had a chance to read it.

    Is it any good..?
     
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    Like any anthology it has it's fair share of filler but as a whole it was a good read. It's tone is very faithful to the ideologies of The Joker character. One of my favorites and more popular of the stories here dealt with a possible childhood for Mr. J. In it we see parrallels to the childhood patterns of other famous sociopaths, but then there are moments that are just tailor made to what we know of the Joker himself as opposed to being reflective of standard sociopathical behavior.
     
  14. Lazlo Panaflex Registered

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    There is a Batman version as well, these came out during the Bat-Hype of 1989 and according to reviews their packed with random stories by writers who are not familiar with the characters.
     
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    Ooooh, actually, I read the B+R novelization which was much better then the movie. Bruce met Victor Fries during his training and Vic taught him a long jump method (One I used myself when I was both competing and teaching) and then later in the story Batman uses it himself.
     
  16. ShaneHelms CS Model 101

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    I have this book. It's not the greatest, the best story it contains is called " Subway Jack "

    But if your a diehard fan, I would recommend picking it up.
     
  17. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    Joker kidnaps carious people and uses drugs and post-hypnotic suggestion to make these people believe that they're Batman. Eventually, he decides to kidnap Bruce Wayne and make him believe that he's Batman. Near the end, he kidnaps Dick Grayson, making him believe that he's The Joker.
     
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    I like that idea, kidnapping Bruce Wayne, how did it play out in the end?
     
  21. Cain Gentlebane

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    Some of the filler stories were a little out there for a lifelong batfan like myself. By the same token though there were a lot of solid stories that did get the essence of who The Joker is all the way. I think having horror writers behind these tales was beneficial since The Joker is essentially a monster and they understood that. Never read the Batman counterpart so no comment on that but now I'm gonna track it down on amazon so thanks for bringing it up.
     
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    The KNIGHTFALL And NO MAN'S LAND novelizations are pretty good, as is the BATMAN movie adaption novelization.

    However, BATMAN: THE ULTIMATE EVIL by Andrew Vachh's is one of the best Batman stories I've ever read, dealing with child abuse and the child sex trade. It's a little overdone, but it's very powerful, relevant, and well thought out stuff. Also just finished reading BATMAN: DEAD WHITE, which was ok.
     
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    Batman: Fear Itself, is a pretty good read.
     
  24. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    Bruce whupped up on Joker's men, then Bats fought Joker-Dick and beat him, returning the boy to his senses. After that, Bats (with help from the other escaped Batmen - all of which had their own unique personalities) took down the Joker's set-up and Joker escaped. This all took place shortly after "A Death in the Family", so Bruce was constantly plagued by visions of Jason's death. It was REALLY good.
     
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    There's one of these anthology novels for each major Batman villain. I haven't read the Joker one but I do have the one for Two Face and Penguin. Both were hit and miss. Actually the first Penguin story was great, an awesome version of the characters, then I read the next two and they were atrocious so I never finished the rest of the book. It's laying around somewhere. The Two Face one was solid overall.
     

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