Thursday, October 24, 2019

Batman: 100 Greatest Moments by Robert Greenberger - OPTIONAL

Batman: 100 Greatest Moments by Robert Greenberger, 304 pages. NON-FICTION. Chartwell Books (The Quarto Group), 2019. $25.

Language: PG (3 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG



While all Batman fans might quibble over some of Batman’s “greatest moments,” the 100 moments compiled in this book unarguably illustrate how great Batman is -- and has been for decades. This book is great for Batman fans interested in the history and evolution of Batman through the years, as Greenberger’s focus is on the non-fiction, outside-the-comic aspect of the Batman series.

Obviously, I should have read the description of the book more carefully because I was under the impression that Greenberger had compiled a graphic novel mash-up of Batman’s best moments through the years. The introduction hyped me up as it gave a summary of Batman’s evolutions, but I was overwhelmed with disappointment to see more words than pictures in the first chapter. Thankfully, Greenberger still includes pages from graphic novels to illustrate the 100 greatest moments -- they just come after the explanations and descriptions. Overall, the book is pretty cool, but I think it’s best suited for niche comic lovers and not the general, casual peruser.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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