Batman : Haunted Knight Paperback
by Jeph Loeb
Written by Jeph Loeb; Art by Tim Sale This graphic novel includes three dark tales of horror and intrigue featuring Batman facing off against his most demented and wicked foes.
Taking place on the most evil of holidays, Halloween, the Darknight Detective confronts his deepest fears as he tries to stop the madness and horror created by Scarecrow, the Mad Hatter, the Penguin, Poison Ivy and the Joker.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Publication Date: 02/02/2002
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9781563892738
Showing 1 - 4 of 4 reviews.
Review by GingerbreadMan
My second book by Loeb/Sale, and pretty disappointing after the elegant The Long Halloween. This feels stressed and so much more conventional, and nothing more than one would expect from the combo Batman/Halloween special. Fails to capture the creepiness (or the corniness) of both Scarecrow and The Mad Hatter, and lacks the complexity that makes the Batman mythos occasionally interesting. I guess I need longer narratives when it comes to Gotham.
Review by aadyer
This was a collection of Halloween specials based around Batman and intially just one of his villains but the latter special concentrated on three of his most villainous foes. Not as gripping as Batman can be, and strangely with a lot less of the psychological disturbance that one associates with Batman. This led to a strangely uninvolving tale in places. There were some flashes of brilliance but they were few, and overall I felt that it could have been better. There are better Bats out there.
Review by jawalter
I'd like this better if there weren't such a heavy emphasis on the whole "Batman Learns A Valuable Lesson" theme. This is, of course, most noticeable in the final "A Christmas Carol" style story, but all three suffer from it.<br/><br/>It's not that Batman shouldn't or doesn't learn valuable lessons; it's just that here it feel a little too "after-school special" for my tastes.
Review by librarybrandy
I finally finished a book!<br/><br/>Another Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale Batman, so right from the start I had high hopes. There are three stories in here--the first was really good, the second surreal and intriguing, and the third was just eh. Still, a nice way to give my brain the satisfaction of finishing a book again. I miss that feeling!