Batman: Year 100 & Other Tales Deluxe Edition

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Prepare to see the Dark Knight as you’ve never seen him before!

Batman, a forgotten icon from the past, is wanted for murder in the future. In the year 2039, a federal agent has been murdered in Gotham. Now a contingent of Washington’s best spooks are hot on the suspect’s trail. Amid the chaos, GCPD’s Detective Gordon, grandson of the former commissioner, launches his own investigation and discovers that the man they are chasing is a man who shouldn’t exist at all. It’s a dark dystopian world devoid of privacy, filled with government conspiracies, psychic police, holographic caller ID and absolutely no room for “secret identities.” A sci-fi future where everything is known by everyone, yet there is one bizarre anomaly...The Batman!

Visionary writer-artist PAUL POPE (HEAVY LIQIUD), with JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA (SWEET TOOTH), brings his unique style to Gotham City and beyond! BATMAN: YEAR 100 AND OTHER TALES includes such stories as “Batman of Berlin,” “Broken Nose,” and “Teenage Sidekick,” along with the Eisner Award–winning four-issue miniseries BATMAN: YEAR 100 #1-4.
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Paul Pope is an acclaimed, Eisner award-winning writer and artist whose works include THB, The One-Trick Ripoff, and, for DC Comics, Heavy Liquid and Batman: Year One Hundred.

His work is translated into a number of languages on three continents. He's one of a handful of young cartoonists to be consistently gaining critical praise and media attention, appearing on the Sci-Fi Channel, Much Music, and elsewhere. He's been in everything from Spin to A+F to Entertainment Weekly to Jalouse to V Magazine to The Village Voice. And he's the only American cartoonist to have worked for Japan's largest manga publisher for five-plus years.

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Starred Review. Many recent comics have tried to make sense of the large political situations of modern life. A character like Batman might seem an unlikely tool to ponder the right to privacy, but in Pope's hands the effect is dazzling. The superhero trope of the secret identity becomes a metaphor for the past life we all want to keep to ourselves. When the Gotham City PD and other forces come gunning for what is under the Dark Knight's cowl, Batman and his cohorts protect it out of a basic sense of justice. As written, the Batman of 2039 is a living legend, seen in flashbacks that correspond with the dates the stories appeared in print. There's a metaphysical quality to the character, as if his very story is what is keeping him alive. Pope's art strikes a balance between traditional superhero comics and cutting-edge illustration. The big dark figure and the high action that follows him everywhere is still present, but played by figures that look like they could be found in an underground manga. It's been 68 years since the character's first appearance, and we still have Batman and Robin setting things right. Who says it will be different when the future comes? (Jan.)
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