Battle for the Cowl

Graphic Novel - 2009
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"Batman: R.I.P." and FINAL CRISIS saw the end of Batman. Now, months following the disappearance of her protector, Gotham City sits at a precipice and it may be too far gone for Nightwing, Robin, Commissioner Gordon and the rest of the city's heroes to save the day. Amid the fires, rioting, looting and gang warfare, one question rings out from the souls of Gotham's desperate citizens: Where is Batman? With guest-stars galore, the destruction of a sacred Gotham City institution and an ending that will have everyone talking, this event written and drawn by Tony Daniel (The Tenth) and other top creators features the battle to take on the Mantle of the Bat. Who has earned the right? Who thinks they deserve it? Robin? Nightwing? Jason Todd? Two-Face? Catwoman? Batgirl? Who will ultimately win the BATTLE FOR THE COWL?
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2009
ISBN: 9781401224172
Branch Call Number: YA DAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Battle for the cowl


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Jun 28, 2018

Not the best. The person who is the villain or "New Batman" should not be. Just not the best story you can find.

ChristchurchTeens Feb 07, 2017

This book starts with letting us know that Batman (Bruce Wayne) has died. Without Batman, Gotham City has gone completely insane. Nightwing, Robin and the rest of the Bat Family have been taking control, but every time they get to the crime scene there’s a note saying, “I am Batman.” They know that this person is not the real Batman.

People who enjoy DC Batman and a lot of takedowns (‘takedowns’ are ways of knocking people out quickly) - this is definitely the book for you! This book will seem interesting to those who enjoy epic fight scenes or like mysterious things happening in books. If you’re not interested in that stuff, then this will be boring.

Reviewed by Eustice.

Jul 12, 2011

Disappointing, lots of hype and didn't really go anywhere or have the character involvement implied.

Jun 30, 2011

Excellent trade paperback, with a good transition between the apparent death of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson taking the mantle of the Batman.

Jan 30, 2011

I wouldn't say it's one of my favorites, but it was still a very good comic book. Fast paced story, good characters, and awesome action scenes. I would give this one a 7.5/10 pretty intense and a little bloody too.

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