Batman, Volume 7: The Wedding
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 ...more
Win a Copy of This Book
Format: Print book
Giveaway ends in:
Availability: 10 copies available, 1284 people requesting
Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Oct 30, 2018
Countries available: U.S.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Of all the Tom King Batman books... WHY THIS ONE?!!
WHY DID IT GO DOWNHILL HERE OF ALL PLACES?!!
Warning: The following section contains spoilers. And, also, several moments of ranting off.
So, this is what we've been building up to; the halfway point of Tom King's enjoyable Batman run: the marriage of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, a life-changing event to forever alter the Dark Knight's universe, a new addition to the Bat family...
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 ...more
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!
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 ...more
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 ...more
"The Best Man" from issues #48-49, with art by Mikel Janín ...more
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 ...more
De todas formas King es bueno en lo que hace y sus historias están por encima del mediocre promedio general.
(view spoiler)[Creo que el gran problema del comic superheroico desde hace ya unos años es el “casi”, casi muere fulano, casi pasa tal cosa, casi ca ...more
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 ...more
I still adore his writing in general and look forward to seei ...more