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Batman, Volume 7: The Wedding

(Batman (2016) #7)

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It's the marriage of Batman and Catwoman! The wedding of the century is here in BATMAN VOL. 7, written by the critically acclaimed Tom King!

The day has finally arrived: the nuptials of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. But their road to wedded bliss won't be easy. With visitors from this time and beyond, the Bat and the Cat will have to undergo even more trials and tribulations
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Paperback, 176 pages
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by DC Comics
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    Batman and Catwoman are about to have the wedding of the century! But for these star-crossed crime-fighters, nothing ever comes easy. 

    As Bruce and Se
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    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 30, 2018

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    Sam Quixote
    Jul 05, 2018 rated it liked it
    On page two of this book Green Lantern commits suicide by power ring and blows his own head off. Wow - top that for a wedding toast! I knew a Batman wedding was never going to be normal but I don’t think anybody expected that!

    As good as the lead-in books to Batman and Catwoman’s wedding have been, the actual event itself is… underwhelming. Like The War of Jokes and Riddles, this is unfortunately one of my least favourite books in Tom King’s Batman run. And I’m not saying that because one of the
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    Artemy
    Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Oh man. This is impossible to talk about without spoiling everything, so I won’t. But this was phenomenal and beautiful and so emotional and gut-wrenching, and I love these characters, I love Tom King and this was just... ahhh. So good.
    Malum
    Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
    --You can't really talk about this book without SPOILERS, so I am going to be better than DC and actually warn you of the SPOILERS that are incoming.--

    Wow, what a clustertruck, DC. You write one of the biggest events (or non-events, as it turned out to be) of the year, and then you purposefully spoil it for everyone before it is released because of sales figures or some such nonsense.

    This volume is really hard to review. It had some fun moments but, in the end, it all turned out to be pointless
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    James DeSantis
    Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Well we're at the half way mark. I have to finally say it after 7 full volumes...King has probably done my favorite Batman run of all time so far.

    This is basically all leading up to Batman's big wedding day. We start with Booster Gold trying to give Batman a gift. As his usual self, he fucks up big time as always. Then we have Joker being very upset someone is getting married so he starts murdering people to get the Bat's attention. In comes Batman and then Catwoman. Then last arc is, well, the
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    Eli Seibert
    The Gift storyline= 3.5 stars
    The Best Man storyline= 4 stars
    And the “Wedding”…
    Made my heart hurt.
    I feel like the parent who tells their kids “I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed.” And it’s true, I’m not so much angry at the turnout for issue 50 (it was spoiled for me ahead of time) as I am wondering what the point of it all was. They had several guests artists, and all this promotional stuff, and like 2 years of build up to this (longer if you’ve been with BatCat since the beginning), and for
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    Steve
    I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    Multiple ratings would be appropriate for this one.

    The first part with a suicidal Green Lantern and Booster Gold was just weird and I really had no idea what was going on. Two stars.

    The second part was better, and starred Catwoman and the Joker. During a fight they mortally wound each other and simply talk to each other while bleeding out. The dialogue was very good. Five stars.

    The third part was Batman and Catwoman getting set fo
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    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.

    The moment has come. Marking the halfway mark in Tom King’s legacy as a Batman writer, he brings on some of the most riskiest moves ever pulled by a writer, but also reveals the big (or maybe not so big) wedding between Batman and Catwoman. While this run has been bumpy, it has always been a progressive improvement with which volume. His style is easy to identify, especially with his way of approaching character development, but also his needs i
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    Wing Kee
    Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    A most beautiful and interesting end to comics longest courtship.

    World: The art for this series been fantastic, it sets the tone so well and the panels speak so much more than the dialog that accompany it, this creative team just knows how to compliment each other (like Capullo and Snyder). The characters are beautiful, full of character and personality and as I said, the silences speak louder than words because the art is so good. Then there is the huge list of different artists that came and c
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    Mitchell Kukulka
    Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
    Chris Lemmerman
    Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    [Read as single issues]

    At last - Batman and Catwoman are going to tie the knot. Or, so they think. Before they can finally walk down the aisle, they have one final set of hurdles to overcome, including an ill-fated wedding present from Booster Gold, and the Joker, who has a proposal of his own. But even if they can survive all of this, when the fated hour arrives, will Bruce and Selina go through with it? Can Batman find love and happiness, or was the Bat/Cat romance doomed to fail from the star
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    Dan
    Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
    And with the wedding issue, my opinion that Tom King is an overhyped pretentious average creator is solidified.

    I wish him no ill. Every now and then he has a story that’s pretty solid.

    A lot of this wedding has been boring, chopped up, or long meaningless monologues to fill up the pages. The tie ins were boring too.

    The final wedding issue itself pretends to be a celebration of all of Batman and catwomans past complete with meaningless symmetry scenes going through the mechanics of a wedding inter
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    Angela
    Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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    Frédéric
    Sep 15, 2018 rated it liked it
    Shelves: batman, comics
    An ambivalent trade. Five good issues and a disappointing one; the famous wedding...

    Warning- A bit of spoiler between the lines.

    A good 3-parter to start with, Booster Gold with a stupid wedding present with consequences. It starts with a surprising “Bang” and then King totally masters the plot and the narration to rewrite history time and again.

    Another good 2-parter with Joker, funnily crazy or crazily funny depending on your pov. A good dialogue between Catwoman and the Joker that heavily f
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    Ian Darko
    Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: favorites
    Tom King continues to be one of the best Batman writers out there. While I love writers like Sean Murphy who play with the Batman mythos to tell an interesting Elseworlds story, I adore how well Tom King dissects Batman as a character and his relationship with the people around him. The Booster Gold storyline was a fun side adventure exploring a world where Bruce never donned the cowl, and the Joker arc is probably one of my favorite Joker stories. King proves he knows the Batman/Joker dynamic w ...more
    Louis Skye
    Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Not what I expected but still very interesting. Booster Gold - remember him? - changes history and things, of course, go really bad. It all goes back to one important moment - you know which one - but, there is only one question to be answered. Would Bruce Wayne's life be better had his parents not been killed? The answer is a surprising one.

    The much talked-about #50, the Bat/Cat wedding issue, was not what I expected either. I've read all the controversy about it but still managed to surprise m
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    Todd Glaeser
    Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-copy.

    I've read much of this in the other two books I've read lately. The Booster Gold story that begins the book is interesting, but I'm not really familiar with the character.
    Martin Králik
    Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: komiks-precitane
    Skoda, ze sa neda dat 4.5. Posledny zosit bol jeden z najlepsich, co som z komiksu cital - plny emocii, dobre napisany a genialne nakresleny. No prve zosity trochu pokrivkavali.
    Oscar
    Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
    For a lot of reasons this ending of sorts doesn't really live up to what was built up for a long time, and doesn't feel super believable based on the text that precedes it. But the story goes on.
    Gavin Abdollahi
    No... No...
    NOOOOOO!!!!
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    Of all the Tom King Batman books... WHY THIS ONE?!!
    WHY DID IT GO DOWNHILL HERE OF ALL PLACES?!!
    WHY!!!!

    *ahem*

    Warning: The following section contains spoilers. And, also, several moments of ranting off.

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    Smassing Culture
    Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Ολόκληρη η κριτική στο Smassing Culture

    The Bat/Cat Wedding – Αυτός ναι! Ήταν ο γάμος της χρονιάς

    Οι γάμοι των celebrities συχνά τραβούν τα φώτα της δημοσιότητας. Όσο πιο γνωστοί και δημοφιλείς οι celebrities τόσο πιο θορυβώδεις είναι και οι γάμοι τους. Φέτος θεωρήθηκε «γάμος της χρονιάς» η βασιλική τελετή του πρίγκιπα της Αγγλίας με την Meghan Markle. Θυμίζοντας μας κάτι απ’ το Μεσαίωνα, τα μέσα ενημέρωσης μιλούσαν για μήνες για αυτό το γάμο και τελικά σχεδόν όλοι είχαν μια άποψη γι’ αυτόν, για τ
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    Iris Nevers
    Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    [Read in single issues]
    Although I didn't get the ending I would have preferred, this was still a very, very good story arc. I am excited about the prospects of what is going to happen moving forward and I do have high hopes to see a Bat and Cat wedding since Tom King kept reiterating that he has plans for a 100 issue run on Batman. So here's to the chance of the Bat and Cat wedding in issue #75!
    Lestat
    Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Wow, just wow. I was not expecting to fall in love with this volume, but here I am. Tonally, it changes quite a bit, and the storylines are myriad for just one volume, but it all adds up and builds towards a shocking and sad eventuality.

    The Booster Gold story was just.... superb. I just loved it so much for the eerie, frightening world that it created. Especially the inclusions of the well-known Bat franchise characters and how different they are in this parallel world. I love mirror universe s
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    Nathaniel Darkish
    Sep 03, 2018 rated it liked it
    There are problems with this collection.
    First, a lot of this has been collected in a bunch of other volumes-- The Wedding Gallery, Preludes to the Wedding, even bits in volume 6, Bride or Burglar. But that set aside, it just wasn't a great arc, for the most part.
    First, the Booster Gold mini-arc that makes up the beginning was bad. For starters, I felt like it was a weirdly watered-down version of Flashpoint, but in a way that was much less interesting and worn-out. Look, we've seen alternate his
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    Norman Cook
    Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
    "The Gift" from issues #45-47, with art by Tony S. Daniel, sees Booster Gold at his usual inept self, going back in time to prevent Bruce Wayne's parents from being murdered. The butterfly effect is in full force, however, and the resulting dystopian nightmare is a sight to behold. Nevertheless, Bruce finds comfort and happiness in his 1% status and it takes some effort to right things. Booster should have just gotten Bruce a cheese tray.
    "The Best Man" from issues #48-49, with art by Mikel Janín
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    Alan
    Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
    If this collection had ignored the The Gift story, I think I would have rated it higher.

    The lead in to the wedding, the entire Cat and Joker face off, was pretty well executed. I enjoyed the back and forth between the characters. It worked, at least it worked for me. But now onto...

    Spoiler (yeah I know I could hit the hide review because of the spoiler button, but what if you want to read the spoiler).












    With the regular media coverage a lot of people know that the wedding did not happen. I read t
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    Arqui Himself
    Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
    Leí estos primeros 50 números escritos por Tom King más que nada por el tema de la boda. Me interesaba la parte “farandulezca” y social del evento, la reacción de los “allegados” y cosas por el estilo, pero evidentemente al guionista no tanto.
    De todas formas King es bueno en lo que hace y sus historias están por encima del mediocre promedio general.

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    Craig
    Sep 04, 2018 rated it liked it
    The lead-up to this was so great that the actual "wedding" can't help but fall short by comparison. Three issues devoted to a Booster Gold-Flashpoint kind of timeline, where Bruce's parents weren't killed, yet everything still goes to hell in Gotham. Then two issues of the Joker blathering on about how he's going to make it without Batman. And then the wedding issue itself (already somewhat ruined by its inclusion in The Wedding Album collection, which was released before all of this). I like To ...more
    Alí Flores
    Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: cómics
    The gift: This arc takes place elsewhere, Dick Grayson plays Batman and Duke Thomas seems to be invalid, Booster Gold will try to help our Batman

    The wedding may be a little bit different than the expected, I was waiting for some crazy stuff but it is a lot different than that, basically is a card written by Bruce and Selina, it ain't bad but I thought different, it's pretty much an example of their love, at the end of the day she abandon Batman because if Bruce is happy there will no longer be a
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    Am Gill
    Jul 05, 2018 rated it liked it
    Shelves: comics
    Tom King continues to be a writer that divides opinion. When he hit's the mark his writing is crisp and incisive. However, the risks he takes sometimes don't pay off. My first introduction to his Batman was the excellent Vol 5 (Rules of Engagement). This volume wilts in comparison. There are still some parts with wonderful, heart-warming and heart-breaking moments, but he reaches too far and the result feels messy and forced at times.
    I still adore his writing in general and look forward to seei
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    Angelo
    Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: dc, graphic-novel
    "The Gift" was a pretty brilliant take on "What Do You Get For the Man Who Has Everything?", suitably fucked up by Tom King's standards. A lot of people are going to be annoyed at the conclusion of issue 50 and yes, it felt a bit flat to me too, but there's clearly so much more to tell. Kings run has been amazing, but he's crammed a metric fuckton of stuff in these 50 issues that could've been their own masterful stories if he'd let them breathe. Still tho, hell of a run.
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