Batman: Noël (2011) Graphic Novel Review


Batman: Noël is The Dark Knight in his best and will be the perfect upgrade of A Christmas Carol.


Batman: Noël relies on Charles Dickens’ classic novel A Christmas Carol and contains characters from the Dickens and the Batman mythos. Much like Joker, the story is narrated by one of the Clown Prince’s henchmen.


Well,’tis the season and so what better way to celebrate the festive season in relation to a review of this graphic novel’Batman:’ Noël’?
I am somewhat new to the world of comics but within the last couple of months I have become a little obsessed Batman fan, and so I thought I would begin doing some testimonials for my favorites.
Batman: Noël grabbed my attention because I discovered that Ben Affleck’s costume for Batman vs. Superman is going to probably be based on this layout and I must say I approve. The Bat-Costume is black and gray and I could pretty much picture just what it’s going to look like.
The narrative is a Batman-themed form of the classic Dickens’ tale A Christmas Carol told ingeniously with Batman viewed as Scrooge and Bob Crachit viewed as a desperate criminal pressured to work for The Joker to assist his son’Tiny’ Tim. It is exemplified by Lee Bermejo, who formerly did the art ‘Joker’, which remains my all-time favourite comedian.
It is genuinely beautiful, making an otherworldly looking Gotham that resembles it is put in the Victorian age. The Gothic visuals match Batman flawlessly as most of us know, so I am surprised nobody has come up with this notion before.
The Dark Knight himself is at his meanest in this narrative because he does not have any shame for Bob’s situation, despite his dire conditions. So far as Batsy is worried it is all black and white: If you violate the law you are going down, no matter what.
He gets a visit from the Man of Steel himself, that comes to reveal Batman the error of his ways.
But following the Clown Prince of Crime comes together, Batman has a change of heart and saves the day, supplying Bob and Tim having a future.
The Joker himself is frightening, appearing like he did ‘Joker’ and he reminds me of Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight. A more grounded version but nevertheless completely insane.
Frankly, the only flaw I had with this story is the fact that it was too brief. It might have been 300 pages plus I would have loved every moment.
Like’Joker’ I will be studying’Batman:’ Noël’ repeatedly within the forthcoming months and years and when you are a Batman fan then it is pretty much essential to increase the collection.