Batman: Haunted Knight..good?

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  1. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    Hey guys. I was glancing at the back of my The Long Halloween Graphic Novel and noticed Batman: Haunted Knight. I never heard of that one before and got a two questions:

    - Is it good? Loeb and Sale again...so sounds like it would be.
    - Is it in continuity?
     
  2. titan101 Registered

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    yeah it's pretty good,the story with scarecrow is probably the best.and as for your second question,i can't help you with sense i'm wondering the same thing...
     
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    Yeah, the continuity on Haunted Knight is hard to tell. It seems like each story takes place on Halloween night, and they all seem like different Halloweens. But they all seem like early stories, that take place within the first few years. And then there are the two halloweens in TLH, so it's confusing. Basically, we know of 6 Halloweens that take place all before Robin is introduced. The beggining of TLH, the end of TLH, one in Dark Victory, and 3 in Haunted Knight. 6 Halloweens that seem to take place in barely over 3 years.
     
  4. ToddIsDead Registered

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    It's a very good read. Don't read it for the continuity, read it for the great stories inside.
     
  5. Mee 2 E's are better than 1

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    It's ok. Nowhere near as good as Loeb's TLH or DV. I don't think it's in continuity.
     
  6. union_jak Licky licky

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    I recently got it, but haven't read it yet. Gordon's son is still a baby, his wife is still around and Barbara has recently been adopted, and he's also still a captain, if that helps.

    Two of the stories are credited to Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens.
     
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    I think the stories are pretty good. They're not as great as TLH or DV, though. As for the continuity thing I think they are meant to fit in around Year 1, TLH and DV. Just because there are things that happened in TLH and DV on a Halloween doesn't mean that this story couldn't have happened too.
     
  8. Vile The Future is Vile

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    The Scarecrow story is worth the buy alone.
     
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    Quality read. The TPB is real collectible-worthy. Fun stories, and good reades around October:) In fact, you could even dish one out around Christmas time! And Sale illustrates one of my all-time favorite pics of Batman...can't remember which page.
     
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    Really good. one of my favourite books.
     
  11. Katsuro Registered

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    One part I really liked about Haunted Knight was the line that was later used in Batman Begins. "Dr. Crane isn't here right now, but if you'd like to make an appointment..." I was so surprised when I read that, I had no idea that Begins took it from there. Such a great line.
     
  12. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    Thanks guys. You all replied as I was hoping you would. Because the fact that it is another Loeb/Sale made it seem worth buying. Continuity did not matter to me all that much in determining to buy it..was just curious. Thanks; hopefully I'll be able to buy it somewhere...guess will have to order online? lol.
     
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    my Barnes and Noble carries it...that's whereI got mine...my local comic store has it in usually too...
     
  14. Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    Very nice book. The art gets better with every story.
    I love the way Sale draws the Penguin. :D
     
  15. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    I found a place to buy it at online. Saved money if I were to buy it at Barnes and Noble or Borders...thanks anyway.
     
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    I bought mine at a comicbook store in Philadelphia. It was kind of hard to find.
     
  17. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    Well I searched on eBay and did one of those "Buy It Now" kind of things. I bought it from some bookstore...only $13.78 or something like that including S&H. :up:
     
  18. Mr. Socko Registered

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    Yeah they're all in continuity.

    haunted Knight, Dark Victory, and Long Halloween
     
  19. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    ???

    If so, in what order...
     
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    The Long Halloween directly follows Batman's origin story Year One so that's first. Dark Victory is the sequel to TLH. Haunted Knight has three stories set at Halloween. I haven't read it in a while but I belive they are set in Year 1-3 (might be 2-4) and fits in around TLH and DV. If I remember correctly you can tell by Gordon's rank in atleast one of the stories.

    As long as you read TLH before DV it doesn't really matter when you read Haunted Knight.
     
  21. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    I know it does not matter when I read Haunted Knight. I only wanted to know if it was in continuity because I never really heard of it before. Plus on this site I recently found it doesn't list it in continuity...the site includes Year Two and Year Three only because they used to be til DC changed that..but everything else seems to be in right order/spots.

    http://www.thebatsquad.net/batman/continuity/index.htm
     
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    The Long Halloween starts atleast a year AFTER Year One ended, probably more like two or three. The Man Who Laughs follows directly after Year One. I'd say Dark Moon Rising takes place before TLH too.
     
  23. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    Ya, my brother says that The Long Halloween is basically what replaced Batman: Year Two because DC did not like having the reaper guy whatever his name was to be the main villain for Bat's second year...or something like that...
     
  24. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    Even if Haunted Knight is not in continuity...I bet once I recieve my package and read it I could guess where it could fall on in a timeline. Story is mainly about Scarecrow right? I've read the "Sneak Peak" at the DC Comics site and from the "Sneak Peak" (now I may be completely wrong but) seems like Haunted Knight might be Scarecrow's first appearance?
     
  25. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    Dark Moon Rising has become Batman and the Monster Men and another story.
     

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