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  1. Neon

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    So I read this Batman comic years ago. It was one of those paperbacks that was either a self contained story or a short run released as one book. This was probably around 1996-1998 so it was either from that period or earlier.

    Can't remember a lot about it but here are some bullet points:

    - At the very beginning, a janitor discovers a body inside some kind of fridge or cooler. The man's internal organs were liquified and he was just like a pile of skin and goop and the janitor vomits.

    - It has some kind of mind control device that you talk through, and then the people do what you tell them.

    - Bruce Wayne is either on trail or a witness in a trial, and his past training to become Batman with high level terrorists casts general suspicion on him.



    That's about all I can come up with. I tried searching in the regular ways but I just can't seem to find anything that fits. I'm also pretty sure I'd recognize the cover if I saw it, but I searched google images and Amazon and haven't seen it. Anyone have the faintest idea what I am talking about here?
     
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    Bruce Wayne: Murderer? by Ed Brubaker, Chuck Dixon, Greg Rucka, Devin Grayson, Kelly Puckett*
    Bruce Wayne: Fugitive - Volume 1 by Ed Brubaker, Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson, Kelly Puckett*
    Bruce Wayne: Fugitive - Volume 2 by Ed Brubaker, Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson*
    Bruce Wayne: Fugitive - Volume 3 by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Devin Grayson, Kelly Puckett, Geoff Johns*
    Bruce Wayne is found with a dead Vesper Fairchild in his arms and is arrested for her Murder. Unfortunately, the Batman is his only alibi. Rather than reveal his dual identity, Batman decides that the only obvious course of action is to drop the Bruce Wayne persona alltogether, since of course Batman is the real man and Bruce Wayne is the mask. Batman is backed-up by bat-buddies in bulk, including Bruce's bodyguard, Sasha Bordeaux.


    that seems somewhat similar... nto sure though :p
     
  4. Neon

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    Found it. Batman: Blind Justice. Thanks for the link. It actually really helped.

    This is the cover art I had (have, but in a box somewhere in Israel):

    [​IMG]
     
  5. fletcher

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    Dammit. I was having fun looking.
     
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    I guess the thought of googling "list of batman trade paperbacks" didn't occur to you :p

    The internet is only useful if you are flexible :)

    Glad I could help... I don't know if we ever figured out the movie based on almost no description from a few weeks back..... for whomever that was...
     
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    These are actually my favorite kind of threads on here...

    Nothing better than a good old fashioned scavenger hunt
     
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    Took way longer than it should these days. I guess it is not considered a major story in the Batman world, so there isn't much info about the plot anywhere. I think it was my first experience with the really dark Batman and I remember being sorta blown away by it. I wonder if it was because of the novelty and it is actually a bad one... It has good reviews on Amazon, though. Hmm...
     
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    I don't know how that whole "trade paperback" thing works. I found a wikipedia list of all Batman releases (this is buried in there, by the way. I checked), but I just couldn't fucking remember the name. The site you gave was organized better.

    Agree 100%. Takes me back to my ARG days of spending 9 hours trying to crack some code or decipher a clue.
     
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    I guess you missed the arc where The Joker brutally murdered Robin.....

    Batman lost me for a bit with the Knightfall arcs....

    Not so much because of Bruce getting injured, but more because it made ZERO sense that Knightwing wouldn't have just stepped into the suit.


    I have to admit though, that every year or two I will re-read the "Death of Superman" arc from beginning to end (lead up, death, funeral, 4 supermen, return) Then the Doomsday/Superman trades.

    I really loved Doomsday as an enemy before they pussified him later on.
     
  11. fletcher

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    That is almost exactly what I did and came across the link you posted 2 or 3 separate times and I just got frustrated by the wall of text and lack of information. I love a good google hunt.

    There are a ton of Batman comics and TPBs one shots out there so its always an endeavor to pick that one rare story out of the haystack. In case you are interested in more great one shot Batman books IGN did a run down of their top 25 somewhat recently. Most of them are really worth checking out.

    http://comics.ign.com/articles/624/624619p1.html

    Edit: Blind Justice is #12 on the list. Damn my non-remembering self.
     
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    Thanks, Fletcher. I just read IGN's review of it and they seemed to think it was great. From 1989 and written by the guy who co-wrote the Burton Batman movie. The main villain is like an early version of Bane but not Bane:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. bigtobacco

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    Blind Justice was kind of a big deal at the time. It was written by Sam Hamm who co-wrote the first Batman movie with Tim Burton. It also tied into the 50th anniversary of the character and took place during milestone issues 598-600 of Detective Comics.

    As I remember it, the main villain used infrasound to internally liquify his victims with tech stolen from Wayne Technologies. Oddly enough, he also looked a bit like Bane.

    It's been well over a decade since I read that book, but remember very much enjoying it. It doesn't rate alongside the Frank Miller stuff, obviously, but it fits nicely in the tier below that and is unjustly overlooked.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like I was two minutes behind with the cover image and Bane reference. But it was a cool Cowan cover, so that don't make me a bad person.
     
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    I remember ordering this from a fucking mail order catalog. Back then, that was literally the only way to get comics in Israel. Comic book store? Pffft. Don't make me laugh.


    Hahahaha. Yeah. Well, yours was much more informative, so no harm no foul.
     
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    I have literally only read Blind Justice, TDK Returns, and TDK Strikes again. And Watchmen. That's about it. You could fill a barge with the amazing comics I haven't read yet. I assume that one of these days I'll make the move to a color-capable e-reader and then I'll start tearing into that resource.
     
  17. fletcher

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    Be careful though, comics will really get their hooks in you and you will find yourself browsing your local store for hours on end and spending way too much money on books you dont really need.

    God damn do I miss those days.
     
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    Hence e-reader. That's why I love my Kindle. I finish a book, and am reading the next one in 30 seconds. Also cheaper than physical copies, and I also don't have to lug boxes of books around when I move.
     
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    This list of Batman trades reminded me of a story I read on Joystiq a few days ago. Apparently the studio behind Fracture and Fear 3 was close to developing a Gotham by Gaslight video game. I can't imagine following up on the Arkham games, so this might have been a tough sell. Anyway, some of the early demo animation leaked online a few days ago. It is difficult to gauge based on the rough quality, but it looks like it could have been a Victorian era Assassin's Creed/Barman mashup.

    [video=youtube;65IsSRMi4i0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65IsSRMi4i0[/video]
     
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    Do yourself a fucking favor and get the TPB's of "Preacher"

    I don't care what any other fuckers here say, "Preacher" is hands down one of the best fucking comics ever.

    "The Sandman" are also good reads. The series picks up fucking big time after the first TPB. It is one of those comics that people sometimes refer to as "art" more than a comic.

    I'm also a fan of "Y the Last man"

    Luna Brothers do some good shit too, and of course "The Walking Dead" is solid.


    But really... get yourself the TPB's of preacher...

    If you don't want to pay full price, find them on ebay.
     
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    also, I'd send you my TPB's of preacher, but fuck you, no I wouldn't... I fucking love those books :p




    Honestly though, if I had a 1000% guarantee you would send them back to me in a timely manner, I'd lend them to you
     
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    I totally understand but being an old school weirdo bibliophile I always love hard copies of my books, comic or otherwise. I fear my next move.
     
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    do you have the Kindle Fire?

    Comics are kind of pointless on a B&W screen...



    Edit : If you don't mind not having a hard copy, You can always just "acquire" comics on certain sites.... and then just use comical or another .cbr reader to read them.

    I love the kindle for my books, but something about reading the comics on my computer just doesn't "flow" right... epecially the way some of the art is laid out.... 1-page and 2-page spreads....

    You can miss some of the details between the panels more easily than in the physical form....
     
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    It's ok. I'll seek them out. Sandman is Neil Geiman, right? I've heard of those. I need to start making a list, but yes. Preacher. On it. :)

    I do too, but reality caught up with me and I just move around too much. However, I may find that comics are something I need physical copies of. Never read a comic on a digital reader and it might suck. Books I'm fine with, but comics are different.
     
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    No. Just a regular Kindle, which is why I'm holding off on comics. I almost want to wait until they figure out color e-ink screens. I don't want an LCD. I love how the Kindle e-ink screen feels like a paper page. I really hope they can replicate that with color.
     

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