Batman: Ego and Other Tails

Batman Ego and Other Tails DC proudly presents Cooke s tales of the Dark Knight in one graphic novel including the acclaimed Batman Ego and the original graphic novel Catwoman Selinas Big Score This volume also includes storie

  • Title: Batman: Ego and Other Tails
  • Author: Darwyn Cooke Paul Grist Tim Sale Bill Wray
  • ISBN: 9781401215293
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Hardcover
  • DC proudly presents Cooke s tales of the Dark Knight in one graphic novel, including the acclaimed Batman Ego and the original graphic novel Catwoman Selinas Big Score This volume also includes stories from Gotham Knights 23 and 33, and Solo 1 and 5 Older teens.

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    1. This is a collection of Bat-themed stories written and for the most part drawn by Darwyn Cooke, who collaborated with Ed Brubaker on his most excellent Catwoman run.The title story finds Batman having a bout of the guilts when he feels responsible for the deaths of a Joker henchman and his family. So what does Bats do? He goes back to the Batcave and does the Tears for Fears thing and shouts, shouts, let all out because these are things Batman can do without. Come on, I’m talking to you.Who is [...]

    2. Batman: Ego and Other Tails collects all of Darwyn Cooke’s Batman comics in one handy volume - and it’s a pretty good read! The title story sees Bruce traumatised after seeing one of Joker’s henchmen kill his family and himself rather than wait for the Joker to bust out of Arkham, as he always does, and come for them as payback for ratting him out. The deaths force Bruce to question himself as he talks through his issues with a cartoonishly monstrous Batman! It’s an interesting idea but [...]

    3. Never having read Richard Stark's Parker series, I picked up Darwyn Cooke's graphic novel adaptations. The stories themselves were awesome but what had originally grabbed me was Cooke's unique style. When I finished, I was salivating for more. Imagine how happy I was to find out he did a few runs within the Batman universe!Contained in this compilation are six stories, five of which follow the actions of the Dark Knight while one is devoted to Catwoman. While I'm not that big of a Catwoman fan, [...]

    4. Ehhhhhhh. Didn't like the art (except for the short story illustrated by Tim Sale), and didn't like the stories very much. I thought Ego was the dumbest of the bunch. Bruce Wayne has some kind of a nervous breakdown, and ends up having a conversation with Batman, who turns out to be about as crazy as the Joker. Sounds like it would be a cool story, but it's not. Really. Selina's Big Score was ok, but nothing to write home about. This is not a must-read (in my humble opinion).

    5. As a Batman book, this is pretty weak with only one story dedicated to Bruce (never mind how insane and amazing that story was). As a Darwyn Cooke book, this is fantastic. Most of this volume is dedicated to Selina and Darwyn's love for her really shines through. His distinctive style is Catwoman to me. She's gorgeous no matter what (well, maybe not in Year One with the shaved head) but my god. Darwyn with a pencil in his hand was pure magic. Darwyn drawing Selina Kyle? Perfection.

    6. While the art is mostly okay, and sometimes very good, writing Batman is not Darwyn Cooke's strong suit. These are the shortest, silliest tales I've ever read. If these were from 1940 I could understand the writing, but they're about ten years old. Selina's chapter was better, but not the best heist story I've ever read either. Probably best left to diehard Cooke fanatics.

    7. As a fan of Darwyn Cooke's two-volume DC: The New Frontier (an origin story of sorts, set just prior to JFK's inauguration) I was really looking forward to Batman: Ego and Other Tails.This one was another winner, with similar style artwork and 50'/60's atmosphere. Now, it should be noted that about half the book is a Catwoman solo story, 'Selina's Big Score,' but what an outstanding crime saga. Maybe I'm reading too much into things, but I think the 'Stark' character is modeled on author Donald [...]

    8. 2.5 starsMixed bag. This contains a variety of Batman stories written and/or drawn by Cooke over the years. The best was the Catwoman story: it has that noir feel to it and I didn't check the dates but I believe it was a precursor to his Parker series. He includes a character called Stark, who acts very similar to Parker. Having read the Parker series recently it almost feels as if they are in the same world, flawed characters who can't help themselves. There's an early story that Cooke wrote wh [...]

    9. I didnt think Darwyn Cook's art would fit Batman stories but his art is very moody,great in a cartooney way. He drew some great looking,dark Batman stories.The best story of this GN is by far though Selina's Big Score. A great heist story,with very noirish art. Stark character that looks like Lee Marvin and is named after Parker/Richard Stark shows the story is a prototype for his Parker graphic Novels too.

    10. This one wasn't too bad. Don't be fooled though, Darwyn Cooke merely just does the introduction for this book and has no further writing input! The book features short stories, 3 or 4 involving batman and one with catwoman. The first story was pretty interesting, how Bruce Wayne talks to batman as a separate entity, but after that the stories are either confusing or just damn boring!

    11. Collecting a lot of Darwyn Cooke's Batman-related work, including the sublime Catwoman: Selina's Big Score (for which you can read my review by clicking the conveniently provided link!).The "Batman:EGO" one-shot is okay, and the same can be said for the other short stories in this book. You'd think a 3-star rating would be sufficient, and you'd be correct. However, on the strength of "Selina's Big Score" alone, which accounts for a big chunk of the total page count, suddenly this book is elevate [...]

    12. This is just delightful. "Ego" has a very Batman The Animated Series feel to it and is one of the best psychological explorations of the balancing act struck by Bruce and his altar ego. This is a five-star story, as is the final short story at the end of the collection, based on the classic Steve Englehart issue "Night of the Stalker." Some of the other stories in this volume didn't really land for me, hence the loss of a star. But overall I wish Darwyn Cooke would have another run or two at Bat [...]

    13. This is on nearly every damn “Best Batman Graphic Novels” list I could find, so naturally I felt compelled to give it my time. Turns out it’s like a one-issue shit for Ego and then the other stories make up like 80% of the rest.I did not dig this. It was the same old “hesitations about being Batman altogether” nonsense that the not-so talented folks that wrote Batman Forever gravitated to. There is basically no real plot other than Batman arguing with some giant monster figment of his [...]

    14. This graphic novel is unlike any other Batman comic to date. This one is a collection of the many different short stories that writers of the comics have been dying to put onto the colored page. Some of the stories are really compelling or super inspiring but the fact that there are many to choose from, it makes this comic a must read for fans who want a deeper understanding of the Batman universe.

    15. Sehr schöne Zusammenstellung verschiedener Geschichten aus der Hand von Darwyn Cooke, der leider viel zu früh gestorben ist. Am besten gefallen haben mir Batman: Ego und Selina's Big Score, zwei dichte und atmosphärische, ansonsten aber recht unterschiedliche Geschichten. Der Zeichenstil ist sicher nicht jedermanns Sache, mit hat er über weite Strecken gefallen.

    16. Great story, and excellent art. Haven't read much Catwoman where she is the main character, but enjoyed her arc in the book. Great philosophical discussion between Bruce Wayne and Batman in the titular story, Ego.

    17. listen this is worth reading for the story that starts it and the story that ends it. Everything else is just icing on the cake.Lovely book, worth picking up.

    18. This is a slim collection of Batman stories by Darwyn Cooke. He is the writer for all but one of the stories and the artist for all but two of them, so his fingerprints are all over the majority of the writing and art.The psychoanalytical definition of the word "ego" is "the part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity." Fittingly enough that is a theme for all of the stories in this collection. " [...]

    19. Thank you mysterious library benefactor for dropping all this new batman into my life!One of the coolest things about my job is that there's some kooky Berkeley guy down here who, for some reason, donates about $500 worth of DC Comics to the Teen Services department at the library every few months. I mean, do you have any idea what a gold mine this is for a guy like me? AND THESE BOOKS JUST SIT THERE, in the back office of the library, for MONTHS with NOBODY TOUCHING THEM. Nobody tries to add th [...]

    20. I'm a huge Darywn Cooke fan. I love his art style, I love his writing, and I think it's pretty dope that he does both at an extremely high level. And his art fits so well here, in a collection of Batman-related stories. Cooke's art has always felt like it was from a different era, which is part of the reason I enjoy it so much.The main story, Ego, is a really cool concept- Bruce Wayne has a conversation with Batman. That sounds like someone a crazy person would do, and given that that's exactly [...]

    21. This collection is a great primer on the work of Darwyn Cooke. Cooke's work as both writer and artist of the Richard Stark/Donald Westlake "Parker" series is some of the best work being done in comics today. His Batman stories are right up there.This volume allows you a look at Cooke wearing the various hats in comic books. In one of the black-n-white stories, Here Be Monsters, Cooke is the artist. A well written story by Paul Grist, Cooke's artwork makes it that much better. In the second the b [...]

    22. Artist Darwyn Cooke uses his retro style and flair for the pulp era to craft a unique selection of tales in this graphic novel collection. The main story pits a disillusioned Bruce Wayne up against his Batman persona in a battle of wills. While Bruce wants to hang up the cape and cowl, the Batman demands to be allowed to pursue justice at any cost. The contest of ego brings the creation of Batman to the forefront, asking if one must truly be insane to dress up and fight crime. The second offerin [...]

    23. Darwyn Cooke.Another Comic legend that passed away too soon.Damn you, 2016. Ego and Other Tails is a collection of Cooke's foray into the world of the Dark Knight.In the title story, Ego, Batman is pushed to his limits. Contemplating hanging up the cowl for good, has Bruce Wayne's Id battling Batman's Ego (or is it the other way around?) in a battle to the death.The second main story is Cooke's Catwoman: Selina's Big Score. Tangling with the wrong crowd has lead to Selina Kyle faking her own dea [...]

    24. This is a collection of stories in which the common thread, aside from the titular character, is Darwyn Cooke. Two of these stories (“Ego” and “Catwoman: Selina’s Big Score”) were written and drawn by Cooke; the four remaining have him claiming one or the other credit. What we have, in other words, is a journeyman’s book which traces Cooke’s development in the comic book biz.In his introduction Cooke is circumspect about what he achieved in the Batman stories, which I think is appr [...]

    25. A friend of mine is a great fan of the late Darwyn Cooke, and the artwork was eye catching, so I decided to give it a whirl. I'm very glad I did -- the artwork for most of the stories is gorgeous, and the Dark Knight's share of this volume is the kind of spooky, darkly humorous Batman content I enjoy. Catwoman's heist story, with its cinematic quality and underlying heart, is my absolute favorite, though.

    26. Darwyn Cooke's vision of Gotham was the basis for the incredible Batman: The Animated Series. This collection of some of Cooke's comics work is certainly true to form, with lavish, expressive art deco style that's equal parts Saturday morning and 50s pinup. Sadly, it's not always true to substance. In fact, I wouldn't even pick this up for the Batman stories, which are largely cribbed straight from the post-Dark Knight Batman playbook: Batman as guilt-hewn almost-antihero struggling to define hi [...]

    27. *3,5*Muy recomendables son estos pot-pourri de autor que publica ECC. Mas aún cuando el protagonista es nada mas y nada menos que Batman que creo es, sin lugar a dudas, el personaje superheroico con mayor número de "one shots", novelas graficas o miniseries de la historia, lo que facilita el trabajo de sus editores y hace las delicias de los fans.La colección “Grandes autores de Batman” incluye a varias leyendas del noveno arte como lo es sin dudas Darwyn Cooke.La recopilación incluye hi [...]

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