Q: Why is “Strange Apparitions” the best Batman run? – @IanGonzales. A: See what I mean about these questions that include their own. Batman has ratings and 44 reviews. Lᴀʏᴀ said: First off, I would like to state that I’m very torn about my rating for this graphic novel. On one hand. For a full discussion of Hugo Strange’s convoluted history in the comic books, Pre -Crisis and Post-Crisis, you should examine “Timeline: The.

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A story published in made it clear that “Prey” from had replaced all previous material as “the new and improved version of Batman’s previous interaction with Hugo Strange. I have to say, though: Oct 03, Michael Poteet rated it really liked ztrange. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Since they’re always collected as a whole, the prime of the run where Englehart and Rogers are together is always bookended by those pieces that don’t quite fit with the rest. Resisting these strange new feelings, Hugo grabs a pair of Monster Men and–dressed in his best evil finery–holds a sinister auction: All of this is made much more complicated by Wayne’s introduction to Silver St.

Jan 02, Jake rated it liked it Shelves: It earns attention the old-fashioned way — with strong storytelling skills, great characters, and apparitikns plots. ap;aritions

That was something that Englehart mentioned years ago, if memory serves, when he called into the Comic Book Club at the shop where I was working to discuss his work on Batman. There’s a weird bit of roughness to it, of course.


Batman: Strange Apparitions by Steve Englehart

Refresh and try again. Strange Apparitions collects one of strabge favorite runs of any Batman book and features a definitive moment in Joker lore. No trivia or quizzes yet. Dr Phosphorus contacts the corrupt city official “Boss” Rupert Thorne and agrees to spare his life if he will get the Batman off his back.

It does seem like Batman is taking a step back here. And the shock of seeing emotional vulnerability from Bruce Wayne isn’t ridiculous, but rather incredibly foreboding in its incongruity. There are lots of nods to classic Batman tales and tropes while feeling new and fresh.

Wonder Woman Mythologies Figurines. We’re introduced to the beautiful Silver St. Though Batman defeats Phos of course Boss Thorne continues to use his political power to undermine the Batman through the rest of the novel.

Batman: Strange Apparitions

Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal. That said, it doesn October is always “Batman Month” in my personal pleasure reading, just because if there was ever a superhero who evokes a Halloween mood, it’s the Dark Knight. That being said, the eleven stories featured in this collaborative work of Steve Englehart and Len Wein for Strange Apparitions is a fun-filled adventure that makes use of a roster of villains such as Dr.

Indeed, it’s a game that Hugo, the Penguin, and the Joker all play with Batman in their own ways, a game that a crass thug like Rupert Thorne could never understand. Strange Apparitions collects truly classic Dark Knights tales of the s, featuring the writing talents of Steve Englehart and Len Wein.

batmna Along with the two new ones, an older, forgotten Batman foe appears, the nefarious Hugo Strangewho both discovers Bruce Wayne’s identity, and usurps it. Enter your email and we’ll contact you as soon as it’s available again.


Because of that, he ended up knocking out his Detective Comics scripts well in advance, and looking back on those issues, that blows my mind. Snark apparitipns, it’s really cool to read Batman comics from this time, with some classic stories and first appearances.

“Strange Apparitions”: Hugo Strange returns from the dead, goes back, then kinda returns again (?)

For those coming into the world of Batman now, modern comics may have spoiled you. So all through the s, nobody knew if “Prey” had “really happened” in the Post-Crisis continuity what you call the “Year One” continuity.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Actually, yes, yes he does. Now, it wasn’t necessarily stupid to involve the Joker and the Penguin. Jun 19, Monsieurh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Really iconic material that would make a good choice to share with anyone who knows the character primarily through the Christopher Nolan films: This collection written in the seventies is very much a throwback to the Golden Age Batman comics of the forties, not only in the resurrection of long-forgotten Golden Age characters, but also in overall style and tone The Animated Series as an episode, was simply hilarious that I started to remember why the Joker is such an entertainingly diabolical villain in the first place.

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