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#1 New York Times Bestseller Inspired by Charles Dickens' immortal classic A Christmas Carol, BATMAN: NOEL features different interpretations of the Dark Knight, along with his enemies and allies, in different eras. Along the way, Batman must come to terms with his past, present and future as he battles villains from the campy 1960s to dark and brooding menaces of today, while exploring what it means to be the hero that he is. Members of Batman's supporting cast enact roles analogous to those from A Christmas Carol, with Robin, Catwoman, Superman, The Joker and more playing roles that will be familiar to anyone who knows Dickens' original holiday tale.
Publisher: [United States] : DC Comics, 2013
ISBN: 9781401249021
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Alternative Title: Noel


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Apr 02, 2017

"Batman: Noel" is an interesting story with a twist on the premise of "A Christmas Carol" with great moments that help make the graphic novel a decent read for fans. However, the best thing about this is the artwork, which very well drawn and the callbacks to the 60's Batman show is nice.

Nov 30, 2014

Lee Bermejo does an amazing job on this book. The art is fantastic, the writing great and colours amazing too. A must read.

Oct 28, 2012

Incredable art and flow and style and adaption of a clasic to a clasic. It embodys the depth of a christmas carol like no other adaption I have seen... not even the muppets. :) Showing how in eforts to surpass self and create the great world we desire we lose sight of where those visions comefrom and blind ourselves to ourselves and what matters in life. This is a if you only read one, one.

theorbys Sep 07, 2012

Superman and Batman are almost neck and neck as to who is the greatest comic book hero ever, but I think Batman deserves the nod because, as in this book, he brings out the best in comics creators. Bermejo's writing AND art ! (esp. the art), Barbara Ciardo's coloring, and Todd Klein's inking are all best quality (and I never mention colorists or inkers). And I think coming up with a new angle on Batman deserves some credit too. Not a new take though, as we have seen the grim too Dark, Knight get reminded of his humanity before, but never cast as Scrooge. I would suggest you go through the book first just taking in the pictures, they make the book.

Jul 12, 2012

great book
5 stars all
the way

Apr 18, 2012

the artwork in this is very amazing good stand alone x mas ish story not in any continuity

Apr 18, 2012

One of the best Batman Comics I have read. Very nice art and story as well.

Mar 06, 2012

Batman goes through his version of Dicken's Christmas Carole, complete with Ghosts of Christmas Past, Bob Cratchet and a Tiny Tim. Of course there is also the redemption of Batman at the end.

Let's be blunt. Almost everyone has adapted A Christmas Carole to one situation or another. Every TV show does this at some point, as do most ongoing literary series. The novelty in doing this is watching the writer adapt the classic tale to a new environs, in this case Batman's Gotham. Choices for the different characters will make you smile, others will elicit a cringe. There is no novelty in the storytelling, which is why this only gets 3 stars. A more novel adaptation, perhaps moving away from Christmas or drawing less blatant parallels would have made this book more original.

metalsox Jan 13, 2012

The artwork in this is amazing. Good stand alone x-mas-ish story not in any continuity.

Dec 30, 2011

A new original graphic novel by Bermejo; I'm not sure if it's meant to be a standalone, or to fit into continuity either before or after the recent DC reboot. What it does well is a parallel sort of take on Dickens' Christmas Carol, with Batman pursuing the Joker. Bermejo has a gritty, gothic style that suits the terrain of Gotham quite well, and I like his rendering of Batman.

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