Welcome back to Crushing Comics Book Club for Batman by Grant Morrison! This is the final of our three episodes of pre-reading to catch up on some of the themes, characters, and influences on Morrison’s run. Next week, Morrison begins!
In this episode, we read the final 3rd of the Tales of the Demon TPB, which includes Batman’s unlikely marriage to Talia al Ghul! Then, we take a quick spin through the Demon Trilogy of OGNs (collected together as Birth of the Demon TPB), reaping diminishing returns from each one.
Harry is our expert – he loves Batman and Morrison, and he has read this run multiple times. Fariha is our intermediate – she has read plenty of Morrison and DC. And, Peter is now the novice – he’s read some of this run before, but otherwise this is his FIRST TIME reading pre-New-52 Batman!
The stories are:
– DC Special Series #15 – “”I Now Pronounce You Batman and Wife!”” (Summer 1978)
– Detective Comics #485 – “”The Vengeance Vow”” (Aug/Sep 1979)
– Detective Comics #489 – “”Where Strike the Assassins”” (April 1980)
– Detective Comics #490 – “”Requiem for a Martyr”” (May 1980)
– Batman: Son of the Demon (September, 1987)
– Batman: Bride of the Demon (December, 1990)
– Batman: Birth of the Demon (December, 1992)
Tune in next week for our first engagement with Grant Morrison material, as we crack open our omnibuses and read Batman (1940) #655-658 & 663-666.
Want to dive in to reading and collecting Batman and the rest of the DC Universe? Visit the Crushing Comics Guide to Collecting DC Comics or the Batman Collecting Guide & Reading Order (which includes a specific page for the Morrison era of Batman).
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