Batman Part 3: The Man Behind the Mask – From Grant Morrison to Tom King
We finish up the Dark Knight himself with what might be the greatest and longest streak of great stories for a solo character. From the time Grant Morrison takes over Batman to today’s Tom King Run, we have what is arguably the best storytelling at DC. It gets weird, it gets crazy and it brings in things all the way from the 50’s & 60’s. If you want to truly understand Bruce Wayne and Batman, pick up the Grant Morrison Batman omnibus and strap in, you’re going to be in for a ride.
But before we get to Morrison, we pick up where we left with Knightfall and Bane breaking the Bat. While not the best, the ending arc (KnightsEnd) sees some really great reflection of Bruce getting to the core of why he matters as Batman. After that, what we start to see is authors coming in and telling some really great Batman stories. Jeph Loeb and The Long Halloween and Dark Victory, then Hush and Judd Winick and Under the Hood.
And then Grant Morrison steps in and says “So you know all the weird and crazy things from the 50’s & 60’s that went away when Batman became darker? What if we could have both?” and away we go for a ride. There’s A LOT that is in that run and we only scratch the surface but if you want to really dig into the run (and you should) we have the links below.
We finish up the Dark Knight himself with what might be the greatest and longest streak of great stories for a solo character. From the time Grant Morrison takes over Batman to today's Tom King Run, we have what is arguably the best storytelling at DC.
- Batman: Knightfall
- Batman: Year One (Frank Miller)
- Batman: The Long Halloween
- Batman: No Man’s Land
- Batman: Hush
- Batman: Under the Hood
- Batman: War Games
- JLA: Tower of Babel (Mark Waid)
- Grant Morrison’s Batman (Reading Order)
- Scott Snyder
- Tom King
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