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So I figured I'd try something different this time around. Rather than posting 1/3 of a comic with excerpts that span the entire story from beginning to end, I'm instead just going to post the first third as-is. This is in part because it would be difficult for me to select the right pages (given the presentation of the book; there are a lot of double-page spreads), but also because I feel it really should be read in its entirety and not just selected bits and pieces. So hopefully this introduction will provide you enough incentive to check out the full book yourself.

Also this was a full length (98-100 pgs or so) graphic novel.

...and that's where I'm going to stop. Clearly it's not too hard to guess where the story is going, but it's still a clever take on Dickens' tale and an interesting perspective on Batman as well. Definitely worth checking out.

Date: 2011-12-25 08:22 am (UTC)
captainbellman: Blacksad! (Lizard - Blacksad)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
I've read through the whole thing in a bookshop. If not for the saving grace of Bermejo's art, I'd call this the worst adaptation of the story since Robert Zemeckis' awful grim-n-gritty mo-cap panorama from a couple of years ago.

Date: 2011-12-25 10:44 am (UTC)
korvar: (Default)
From: [personal profile] korvar
I'm also not sold on Batman being Scrooge - the whole idea is broken.

Date: 2011-12-26 12:34 am (UTC)
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Date: 2011-12-27 04:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] benicio127
Hmm... Considering his pre-Tim days (which it seems this book is going for), I would say a Scrooge-like Batman isn't out of the world of possibilities. Even Rucka's Batman was quite dick-ish. In the end of this story, it's a child who shows him the light (which is essentially what Robins do!)

Date: 2011-12-27 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
Off-topic, but your icon is the perfect icon to accompany a comment that begins "hmm..."

Mia totally looks like she is pondering there. Pondering carefully.

Date: 2011-12-27 10:33 pm (UTC)
benicio127: (Default)
From: [personal profile] benicio127
Pondering and punning.... The two things she does best! ;D

Date: 2011-12-25 10:57 am (UTC)
althechi: (revel in excrement)
From: [personal profile] althechi
...wait, so you mean Jeph Loeb did something better? Color me surprised.

Date: 2011-12-26 12:36 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
There might be an interesting story with someone else as Scrooge-analogue meeting Bruce as Christmas Past, Dick as Christmas Present and Damian as Christmas Yet To Come.

Date: 2011-12-27 03:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Robert Zemeckis' awful grim-n-gritty mo-cap panorama

Aren't *all* adaptations of A Christmas Carol grim-n-gritty? At least when they get to the "Ghost of Christmas Future" sections. Even "Mickey's Christmas Carol" had Uncle Scrooge get knocked into a flaming grave by Pete.


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