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Batman: Nightwalker was very interesting. I am not an avid comic book or graphic novel reader, so this book was interesting. I have watched quite a bit of Batman animated movies, so I think I know a little bit of Batman facts.
I was expecting to be blown away by Batman: Nightwalker, but I wasn’t. It was surprising to me at least. We get to see a teen Bruce Wayne before he had control of his company. We also meet his friends, Diana (who is Filipina, by the way) and Harvey Dent. Although these two characters don’t really have a big impact on the story overall. But yeah, it’s just another origin story.
The most interesting part of Batman: Nightwalker is the villain. I mean, I saw it a mile away (again) and I wasn’t entirely surprised that [spoiler]Madeleine Wallace[/spoiler] was the villain. But yeah, the villain was the most interesting character. Bruce, well, not so much. He just felt like too much of a teen and made stupid decisions. The best part is probably the last few chapters. That was the only part that had action!
Batman: Nightwalker is narrated by Will Damron and he was very good. I liked his pacing and voices. The female voice is not as great but it wasn’t horrible.
Overall, I was pretty underwhelmed by Batman Nightwalker. I just wish there was more action. I felt that this trope was pretty repetitive since I see it in a lot of superhero comics/graphic novels. By this, I mean: [spoiler]Bruce falling for the villain. This is all too common, right?[/spoiler].
This book is still worth a read, though. And I’m looking forward to reading the other books in the DC Icons series.
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