Published: July 23rd, 2014
Written by: Bill Finger, Brad Meltzer, Scott Snyder
Art by: Bryan Hitch, Bob Kane, Chip Kidd, Sean Murphy
DC Comics, 34 Pages
This was a cool comic that was given away for free back in 2014. You can actually still get a free digital copy of this on Comixology, if you have the app.
The first third of the comic is a reprint of the first ever Batman story, which appeared way back in 1939 in Detective Comics issue 27. For those who have never read it but are big fans of Batman, it’s definitely worth a look, as you can see how the character started out and how it contrasts how he has evolved over eight decades.
The rest of this single issue comic is comprised of two modern stories, the most important of which is a re-imagining of the original Batman story.
The last tale in this, gives a sort of futuristic look into where Batman could go, decades from now.
This is short and a pretty quick read. But it’s a really cool release for those of us who love Bats from every era.
The early Bob Kane art is neat to see in the first part and the art in the modern stories is really good.
In the end, this is just a cool comic to add to your collection, especially since it’s free.
Pairs well with: other old school Batman stories from the Bob Kane and Bill Finger era.