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  1. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    Batman Monsters collects 1990s Legends of the Dark Knight comics that have a weak “creature” link between them The Legends of the Dark Knight series supposedly focused on Batman’s early years when he started out but you couldn’t tell with the generic throwaway Batman stories in this volume The first by James Robinson sees Batman visiting London to fight “werewolves” Robinson was never the best Batman writer and having a stereotypical foggy London and blandly “monstrous” werewolves in the background doesn't make it a compelling read It was mostly sluggish and boring The second story Infected is written by Warren Ellis with John McCrea art It follows two genetically engineered soldiers who have broken free of their restraints and begun a rampage in Gotham believing a war is on This is actually the best Batman story of the three but considering the poor uality of this collection that’s not saying much Alan Grant writes the final story which is about Batman's first encounter with Clayface and the villain’s origin story It's very simplistic with some really contrived scenes that felt a lot like the Schumacher Batman films of this time; a disappointing story from a usually decent writer Given the talent involved you’d expect far better than the really poor uality Batman stories you get here Instead try Grant Morrison or Scott Snyder’s books to see Batman written right or check out the recently re launched Legends of the Dark Knight series that’s actually pretty decent

  2. Adam Stone Adam Stone says:

    A few years ago I made a chronology for how to read modern Batman I was focused uite a bit on creating the order as opposed to just reading the books for enjoyment so now I'm going back to see how the chronology holds upThis collection wasn't available when I first created the chronology But it's a fun run of stories from the 90s Legends Of The Dark Knight series by some of the famous writers currently in comicsI find much of James Robinson's work to be uneven at best But his Werewolf story is better than I imagined it would be Not great but a solid read Unfortunately it's a bit hampered by John Watkiss's art which starts off as perfectly adeuate 90s Batman art but degrades into a style that just doesn't work with the storyWarren Ellis's Infected fares much better not just because of John McCrae weirdly engaging choices in warping human anatomy but because Ellis has always been a solid writer His minor callbacks to Batman Year One are also fun little Easter eggsThe story closes with Alan Grant's take on Clayface's origin It's not spectacular but it's a charming read and uiue Alcatena's art falls in line with the McCrae art in the previous storyI'm going to add this to the chronology as the fifth book following Year One The Catwoman Her Sister's Keeper Batman and the Monster Men and Batman Dark LegendsI recommend this for Clayface fans Warren Ellis fanboys people who prefer their Batman stories with an air of the supernatural and people looking to flesh out their Batman collections with well told but lesser known stories from the pantheon

  3. Sean Sean says:

    This was an unfortunate look back at some less than stellar Batman stories All three involve monsters of different degree and none are impressive Two are throw away villains and one is a clumsy Clayface tale The art is okay for its time but not memorable Overall this collection isn't worth the time

  4. Pturingan Pturingan says:

    3 stories One very good story by Warren Ellis a good werewolf story by James Robinson and a bad Clayface story by Alan Grant Not too bad for a collection of stories from the 90s

  5. JD Comics JD Comics says:

    The first two stories were mediocre but Alan Grant's Clay which featured the first appearance of the modern age Clay Face Matt Hagen was superb

  6. Will Will says:

    The stories in this book appeared in publication order which was a mistake James Robinson's Werewolf was not the story to open with neither the characters nor the story are engaging and it is too long However it has a couple of surprising similarities with The Hounds of Baskerville the episode of Sherlock that would air 17 years after the publications of these issues Next came Warren Ellis's Infected which was why I bought this collection in the first place years ago This story is creepy the monsters are memorable and Batman is believable and sympathetic Of the several The Batman never uses a gun but this time he will use a gun stories that I have read this is one of the best Finally Alan Grant's Clay I Clay This is my favourite story in the collection It is set within the first three weeks of Batman's mission and follows the aftermath of a recent traumatic event in Bruce Wayne's life Although we know the overall outcome of the story it is suspenseful At times it is painful

  7. Michael Michael says:

    These three stories aren't too bad They should be considering the uality of the names lined up here Alan Grant's Clayface effort is the best of the trio the script and art are both pretty good But what is the point of this book? No self respecting Batman fan is going to want to buy a book containing three random stories The stories are ok but nothing special so it's not as if this is a cherry picking selection So a star deducted for stupid marketeering

  8. Chantay Chantay says:

    I read anything with Batman in it even when I shouldn't I trudged through reading Batman turning into a vampire because well the man has been my favorite vigilant super hero I don't enjoy seeing Batman up against the paranormal I enjoy reading about him actually going up the villains created for him to fight They are entertaining and have depth Horror and Batman just don't mix

  9. Dean Dean says:

    Not a bad set of stories The GN itself is poor no effort made with an intro epilogue anything just straight reprints including covers The stories are all decent enough moody writing and art and some nice early turns by James Robinson Warren Ellis and Alan Grant The clay face story is probably the best though I do like the werewolf in London turn from Robinson A little cliched but enjoyable Probably one for Bat completists only

  10. Caleb Caleb says:

    Long winded review here Please note there's some swearingchances are there will be swearing in anything I link to so if you don't like that don't follow links from here

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Batman: Monsters ➺ [Reading] ➼ Batman: Monsters By James Robinson ➯ – In this new collection of supernatural tales Batman is first called to London to investigate a series of murders that seem to have been committed by a werewolf Then he must battle a pair of bioenginee In this new collection of supernatural tales Batman is first called to London to investigate a series of murders that seem to have been committed by a werewolf Then he must battle a pair of bioengineered soldiers turned killing machines or die trying And in the final story in this volume Batman faces one of his oldest foes ClayfaceCollecting BATMAN LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT and .

  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Batman: Monsters
  • James Robinson
  • English
  • 14 March 2016
  • 9781401224943

About the Author: James Robinson

James Robinson is a British writer best known for his work in comic books and screenplays He is well known for his encyclopedic knowledge of comic book continuity especially regarding the Golden Age of comic books His earliest comic book work came in the late s but he became best known for his revitalization of the character Starman for DC comics in the s In addition he has written.