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Batman #686 ross cover
Batman #686 ross cover, $9.00

VERY FINE/NEAR MINT

Written by Neil Gaiman Art by Andy Kubert & Scott Williams Cover by Alex Ross

“Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” part 1 of 2! Best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN) and superstar artist Andy Kubert (BATMAN, Marvel 1602) join forces for a special 2-part BATMAN event! “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader” is a captivating and mysterious tale the likes of which Batman and friends have never experienced before. Delving into the realms of life, death and the afterlife, Gaiman leaves no stone unturned as he explores every facet and era of Bruce Wayne’s life. • 40 pg

Date Available: 02/11/2009

BONUS REVIEW by STEPHEN BANAS


This week’s issue of Batman marks the first half of Neil Gaiman’s storyline, “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” An eclectic group of nefarious and infamous characters attending a modest wake in the back room of Joe Cool’s bar, Catwoman and Alfred each give their respective recollection of how Batman perished, as a familiar Bat-narrator looks on. Gaiman’s storytelling ability alone would have been enough for me to enjoy and recommend this issue, but coupled with Andy Kubert’s dynamic pencil work, extra pages of actual content in an oversized issue and sketch pages to boot?

I give it 9 out of 10 Grahams

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