Batman: Haunted Gotham

The popular BATMAN creative team that produced TALES OF THE MULTIVERSE BATMAN VAMPIRE reunite for a haunting graphic novel that pits an all too human Dark Knight against supernatural villains who are blends of classic horror characters and Batman s familiar gallery of foes.Written by Doug Moench, with chilling, stylized art by Kelley Jones and John Beatty, HAUNTED GOTHThe popular BATMAN creative team that produced TALES OF THE MULTIVERSE BATMAN VAMPIRE reunite for a haunting graphic novel that pits an all too human Dark Knight against supernatural villains who are blends of classic horror characters and Batman s familiar gallery of foes.Written by Doug Moench, with chilling, stylized art by Kelley Jones and John Beatty, HAUNTED GOTHAM finds a very mortal Bruce Wayne in a Gotham City that has become an isolated hunting ground, cut off from the rest of the world by evil, unearthly beings that prey on humanity Trained from birth to combat the dark forces, only Wayne can hope to prevail against an army of twisted creatures that includes werewolf assassins, ghosts, demons, zombies, and a patchwork Joker wearing the head of Bruce Wayne s father among its members But to gain the power he needs, must Batman sacrifice his parents souls Collects the miniseries BATMAN HAUNTED GOTHAM 1 4.
Batman Haunted Gotham The popular BATMAN creative team that produced TALES OF THE MULTIVERSE BATMAN VAMPIRE reunite for a haunting graphic novel that pits an all too human Dark Knight against supernatural villains who are

  • Title: Batman: Haunted Gotham
  • Author: Doug Moench Kelley Jones John Beatty Jason Moore
  • ISBN: 9781401221416
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Batman: Haunted Gotham”

    1. I have a soft spot for Doug Moench and especially Kelley Jones. I picked up Batman as a kid in the 90s in the middle of their run. This had its nostalgic moments, but I couldn't oversee something like the talking baby

    2. The artwork is the greatest redeeming factor of this book--reminiscent of the old E.C. Comics. Haunted Gotham provides some entertainment, but lacks depth. In this alternate storyline, Gotham has fallen prey to dark demonic forces. It is not unusual to see the walking dead, talking skeletons or even werewolves, but Gotham's inhabitants are unable to flee it's borders and escape to safer ground. Bruce Wayne's parents are still very much alive and have been preparing him for a future of fighting d [...]

    3. A surprisingly good read after what felt like a slow start. Gotham is ruled by demons, and zombies are common. No one can leave with their souL intact. A different take on batman, the individual stories were fun. just a feeling of a battle that can't be won makes it only 3 stars. A good read.

    4. Kelley Jone's art was great,I like his long pointy ears Batmanbut I can't say the same about the story wasn't well constructed and lacks depth.

    5. When Bruce Wayne’s parents are killed by a werewolf, he dons cape and cowl to become The Batman!I was skeptical about how haunted Haunted Gotham could be since the standard DC Universe Gotham City is already pretty spooky. But this Elseworlds series clears the bar, presenting a Gotham City with ghouls, talking skeletons, and snake men. This Gotham doesn’t appear on any maps and if you enter it, you can never leave. Even death brings no respite with Dark Gods hunting down souls of the dead.He [...]

    6. I should almost create a Batman shelf (done), as his books take up most of the "graphic novel" shelf anyway. This is cheesy but totally fun: Gotham--neo-victorian, here--is cut off from the outside world, as well as from heaven. Souls of those who've died are trapped, to be hunted down by the Dark Lords and devoured. Bruce Wayne is a young adult and his parents, specifically his father, are still alive at the beginning and have been training Bruce for a destiny they will not tell him of. When a [...]

    7. Slightly better than other Doug Moench (Batman) title - "Terror", released around the same time. Under Elseworlds banner, this story is a sort of repeating Batman origins (as in the most Elseworlds tales), but in more macabre manner. It's an action/supernatural horror, with obvious references to other classics from horror literature as well to Gotham's rogue gallery. Pacing is very uneven, and at times very slow. Batman's portrayal is unsympathetic and one dimensional. Four stories have no relat [...]

    8. I bought this book having read Moench & Jones's Batman vs Dracula series (Red Rain, Crimson mist & Bloodstorm). Granted it is hard to follow up on such an excellent series, but I thought Haunted Gotham was going to be better and it could have been.The story (set in an alternate reality, so it doesn't mess up the current Batman continuity) was a little too weak. Batman doesn't appear to be calculating but too emotional at times (ok, nice departure from the character but not what you would [...]

    9. Haunted Gotham is a strange bookI'm used to Bruce Wayne's parents being long dead and Gotham having its share of bad guys, but nothing quiet like this version. Instead, we have the Bruce's parents very much alive at the start of the book and a Gotham overrun with demons, werewolves, zombies, and all sorts of supernatural beings. It was an interesting concept and something different is always fun, but the story never really won me over.The book was long, but not interesting enough to justify the [...]

    10. Granted, I haven't read many Batman books (I usually stay away from superhero comics) but this has got to be the worst. It is in a alternate timeline/universe which could have been pretty interesting. The alternate take on the Joker was at least interesting. The artwork was sometimes ok but sometimes i just wondered if the artist were drunk. The perspectives, proportions, poses and other things were really wonky. Batman's cape can apparently alter it's size depending on the dramatic flare of the [...]

    11. Alternate Universe, demons, zombies, werewolves, Frankenstein's monster, sorcery, shapeshifting, seances, possession, and complete stupidity. The artwork was awful. The artists/authors couldn't seem to settle on any particular time period, so Thomas and Martha Wayne look like early Victorian middle class, Cat Majik (Catwoman a.k.a. "gypsy trash") fell out of an '80s Madonna music video, some mid-90s cop show is missing the stereotypical female cop Cassandra Knight, and while surgical theatres ar [...]

    12. Batman fighting the supernatural is not something unheard of. In early issues of Detective Comics, he fought a vampire called The Monk and its werewolf servants. Like Batman: Red Rain, in which Batman fights vampires, this is set in an alternate universe. In this particular universe, Bruce Wayne's parents are still alive well into his adult life. The story contains werewolves, zombies, and serpent-like creatures. The concept was interesting, but I did not like what was done with Martha and Thoma [...]

    13. Set in an alternate, almost steampunk, "haunted" Gotham the book opens with the Wayne family in training Bruce for his future, but as yet still secret to him life. This changes when he witnesses his parents murder at the claws of a werewolf. I purchased this because it felt similar to Batman:Red Rain, a series I rather enjoyed. This wasn't as good, but still enjoyable. Some of the traditional cast are here, but not in immediately recognizable forms. If you are a fan of alternate Batman stories, [...]

    14. After reading Batman: Unseen I was excited to pick up this book. It has the same writer Doug Moench, and artist Kelly Jones. I am not a fan of the Else Worlds Stories, but the premise of Gotham City being a supernatural entity sounded promising.Well, I was highly disappointed. The story is boring and does not make sense at times. The art work does not capture the macabre atmosphere.

    15. It's long and kind of all over the place, without ever really offering up depths of Batman. It has moments of being a wild, totally unique look at the Batman existence, but, for the most part, it's just kind of supernatural and silly. Couldn't rock it.

    16. There's something iffy with the theme, but this is the gritty version of Batman I wanted: scarred and still able to deliver amazing one liners.

    17. Wasn't what I was expecting. Artwork was neat horror style artwork but the story takes place somewhere else in the multiverse and was king of meh.

    18. Very interesting gothic retelling of the Batman origin story, set in an alternate-reality-type Gotham City.

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