This dark and twisty BATMAN in the blockbuster DC Icons series is an action-packed thrill ride from #1 New York Times bestselling author MARIE LU.
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Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.
The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. Bruce is turning eighteen and inheriting his family's fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Industries and all the tech gadgetry that he could ever desire. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice that leads to community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison. There, he meets Madeleine Wallace, a brilliant killer with ties to the Nightwalkers. A girl who will only speak to Bruce. She is the mystery he must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees?
Bruce Wayne is proof that you don't need superpowers to be a super hero, but can he survive Madeleine's game of tense intrigue and deception?
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"Masterful. . . . A great story for any Dark Knight fan."
--Den of Geek
Don't miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Read them in any order you choose:
* Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
* Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
* Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña
This satisfactory adaptation of Lu's eponymous novel by Eisner Award-winner Moore (Captain Ginger) presents the moral dilemmas of a young Bruce Wayne battling crime without the aid of his bat-themed costume and gadgetry. Just as Bruce turns 18 and inherits his fortune, a new gang, the "Nightwalkers," begins to kill and steal from Gotham's wealthiest citizens. When Bruce's interference in a police chase ends in a car crash, he is charged with several crimes and sentenced to community service at Arkham Asylum. This rather inappropriate placement allows Lu and Moore to depict Bruce on the receiving end of objectification by the inmates, and sets up a meeting between him and Madeleine Wallace, a beautiful 18-year-old Nightwalker inmate. After a breakout from Arkham, Bruce dons a prototype armor suit to take down the baddies, adding more action sequences to the story's early focus on interpersonal relationships. The art by Wildgoose (Batgirl) shows expressive, sharply featured characters in neon yellow-accented grayscale. While some may wonder where the batarangs and Batmobile are, readers should enjoy watching the proto-hero learn what is required to fight crime. Ages 13 17.
Would love to see a sequel to this novel!
A wonderful addition
Fear clears the mind. Panic clouds it.“
This Bruce Wade is an 18 year old orphan, caught between graduation and College, living in Wayne Manor as the ward of Alfred Pennyworth, a tech geek’s fascination with computers and how things work, and a strong sense of justice.
After crashing his company’s latest tech into a criminal’s van, he’s sentenced to probation working at the local Asylum, where he meets Madeline, a young woman in the high security “ward”. It seems his age has given him an edge over the cops as he gets her to talk after the police have struck out numerous times.
She takes major advantage of him as the Nightwalkers wreck havoc in Gotham City. Needless to say, good wins over evil- it IS Batman after all, and although this is part of the DC Icons 4 Book series, it ends as it should, with a huge window of opportunity left open.....
I really have loved this new series of “teen aged super heros”, BatMan being the second. Marie Lu has developed a wonderfully well rounded all American teenager with enough money to change the world, and enough sense to do it differently. Highly recommended 5/5
This was so good!! I loved it! It was suspenseful, and a great mystery book, with a nice amount of romance.