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Batman: Last Rites: The Last Days of Gotham

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Monday, Dec 7, 2009
Batman: Last Rites: The Last Days of Gotham - DC Comics [$2.99]
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Batman: Last Rites

The Last Days of Gotham

(DC)

Review [23.Feb.2009]

“The Last Days of Gotham” is, sadly, the sort of rare story that comic books tell so infrequently these days. It is short, concise, and to the point. It is haunting and thought-provoking in all the right ways, but that does little to nothing to diminish the sense of fun that pervades this particular Batman story and once pervaded most of the industry as a whole. However, there are two unfortunate circumstances surrounding “The Last Days of Gotham”. The first is that it is remarkably upsetting that a story of this type and caliber had to emerge out of something as messy and awkward as “Batman: RIP”. The second is that it will more than likely be a very long time before the various Batman series, or, indeed, most comic books, will feel like this again.


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In an industry where the average story is told in about six installments, it is refreshing to see one of the great masters return to a world he knows so well and deliver a two-issue, character-driven narrative that makes the reader wish all comic books were this engrossing and wonderful.
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