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Batman: Thrillkiller - Howard Chaykin, Dan Brereton
Batman: Thrillkiller
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In Elseworlds, heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places – some that have existed or might have existed, and others that can't, couldn't or shouldn't exist. This is one of those stories. The year is 1961, a time of transition between the fifties – the... show more
In Elseworlds, heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places – some that have existed or might have existed, and others that can't, couldn't or shouldn't exist. This is one of those stories. The year is 1961, a time of transition between the fifties – the decade of Ike, McCarthyism and Jack Kerouac – and the dawn of the Sexual Revolution, the Vietnam War and turning on, tuning in and dropping out. Like the rest of the United States, Gotham City is filled with giddy optimism. And no one could guess at the dark days that lay ahead – especially her two masked defenders Batgirl and Robin!! For them, the joyride was about to end... and the last stop was Death!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781563894244 (1563894246)
Publisher: DC Comics
Pages no: 127
Edition language: English
Series: Batman: Thrillkiller (#1)
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3.0 Batman: Thrillkiller (Batgirl, Robin)
This was pretty good. An interesting take on Batman where Barbara Gordon, trust fund child becomes Batgirl and Gotham's heroine with Dick Grayson as her Robin. Bruce Wayne is a penniless cop after his family lost it all in the Great Depression. Sounds great, but the author really puts out a very con...
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sixthreezy readsies rated it
5.0 Batman: Thrillkiller (Batgirl, Robin)
Very similar to Nine Lives in terms of tone, but the characters and such are all out of whack (compared to typical Batman lore). I really like the originality presented in this story, as well as the almost Watchmen-like feel to it. This was definitely really cool, and I'd like to read the next volum...
Sesana
Sesana rated it
Does DC even do Elseworlds anymore? They don't seem to be, which is kind of a shame. There's a lot of creative freedom in being able to take very familiar characters and twist them. Sometimes it falls flat. This time, it didn't.Set in 1961-62, Thrillkiller features a wealthy Barbara Gordon who fight...
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