Batman

Batman

Year 100

Comic Book - 2007
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Visionary writer/artist Paul Pope presents a futuristic mystery of epic proportions set in a dark, dystopian world devoid of privacyand filled with government conspiracies, psychic police, holographic caller ID and absolutely no room for "secret identities."

In Gotham City, 2039, a federal agent is murdered and a contingent of Washington's top agents is hot on the suspect's trail. TheBatman, a forgotten icon from the past, is wanted for the murder. Amid the chaos Gotham City Police Detective Gordon, grandsonof the former commissioner, discovers that the man they are chasing shouldn't exist at all.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2007
ISBN: 9781401211929
1401211925
9781428731875
1428731873
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 227 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Kane, Bob
Villarrubia, José 1961-
Alternative Title: Year 100

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rswcove
Nov 05, 2015

I don't generally enjoy Paul Pope's art style or his general motifs. I don't know why i enjoy this graphic novel, but I really do. I have borrowed from the library several times to reread, and so I have to recommend it, but darned if I know what about this works makes it so compelling to me. Read it and judge for yourself i guess.

KateHillier Jan 13, 2015

A few of the more ferocious looking panels are worth the price of admission alone but all in all this volume leaves far more questions than answers. Is this Batman Bruce Wayne? Sometimes you're convinced that it is when other times you're certain it can't be. Captain Gordon addresses him as Bruce Wayne but is that an alias as much as Batman is at this point. Who knows.

The world is fascinating because of the time jump and the dystopian aspects. We have a surveillance culture here and holograms and telepathy and a whole whack of very interesting things that just seem underused. It's fantastic seeing Batman, whoever he is, punching his way to justice in any timeline but with all these other elements in play this might as well have been Batman Year One rather than Year One Hundred.

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BrianLaBelle
Feb 20, 2014

Having read a subsequent story and learning the origin of this Batman, I was always interested in reading this characters story. It fell a little flat for me. I have no doubt there are many people out there who would greatly admire this work but I'm not among them.

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ThomasLove
Feb 25, 2013

Neo meets Bruce Wayne and the result is immersing. My only gripe is the presence of one too many action sequences near the end. Good job Mr. Pope!

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