In the continuation of BATMAN VOL. 4, author Tom King pens the fifth volume of his critically acclaimed, best-selling Batman series in BATMAN VOL. 5!Don't miss out on the newest installment of this best-selling, critically acclaimed graphic novel series written by breakout star Tom King! Batman and his new vigilante colleagues take on a new dark and terrifying force in BATMAN VOL. 5. Collects BATMAN #33-37 and BATMAN ANNUAL #2....
|Title||:||Batman, Volume 5: Rules of Engagement (Batman (2016) #5)|
|Number of Pages||:||160 pages|
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Batman, Volume 5: Rules of Engagement (Batman (2016) #5) Reviews
There are 3 stories in this graphic novel. The first involves the Robin's and Batman and Catwoman finding Talia Al Ghul. It is the weakest of the lot but still okay.
The second involves Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle going out on a double-date as Superman processes the fact that Batman is engaged to a known criminal.
And the last involves an early Batman/Catwoman tale and the last tale of them growing old together that brought a tear to my eye.
Tom King's run on Batman continue ...more
This is definitely my favorite collection of Tom King’s run with Batman so far. His writing is definitely at the top in the annual that concludes this collection. That, paired with Lee Weeks’s art, deserves all the praise that it got when it was originally released. The Rules of Engagement arc is also really good. The story line is fun and interesting but what really sets it apart is the art by Joëlle Jones. The style matches the story perfectly and I hope that we see more of her work in the fut ...more
I love this volume. I love seeing Bruce dip his toe into the pool of happiness and peace. I think Bruce Wayne- Selina as well- deserves a chance to be truly happy for once, and they could give that to each other.
I also love the art, and seeing the parallels between Superman and Batman, as well as the interactions between the two couples in the Superfriends two parter was hilarious and fun and had a lot of heart.
Honestly, the more I read this volume, the more I love everything about it. This is ...more
Batman, Volume 5: Rules of Engagement combines the incredible storytelling of Tom King with arguably the very best artist in the business; Joelle Jones. This is the lead in set of tales that lay the groundwork for the current big wedding in comic book world. The marriage between the Bat and the Cat.
A journey to the heart of darkness and facing Talia ah Ghul which results in a terrific sword fight between Talia and the Cat. Meeting the Bat family and more so, the Boy Scout. Does the Cat when ever ...more
I'm giving this 4 stars primarily for being different and unexpected. King shows how Batman and Catwoman are made for each other when they go up against an old flame of Bruce's. You also get to see that despite being superheroes, Batman and Superman are still 'guys', who have trouble talking to each other. Then the craziest yet revealing issue is when Bruce and Selina go on a double date with Clark and Lois. What happens during that night and the analysis of the two couples is something I don't ...more
This is a great Volume where its more about the characters than an actual story plot. 2 story arcs, the first involving Talia and giving us Selinas actual take on Bruce. The second is a double date between Bruce/Selina and Clark/Lois. Its just the four of them being normal and exposing their human side. Great story telling!!
Batman is engaged to be married. Finally. With Catwoman. Duh.
His Robins are not really liking it.
"You're the latest Robin! You're supposed to brighten his dark side. All that crap. So he doesn't go propose to a villain..."
His ex Talia Al Ghul really REALLY not liking it.
"Selina Kyle. Catwoman."
"They are... together?"
"Yes. They are to be married."
"Oh? The poor thing. Tell the men it is fine. They may do as they do."
Thus a horde of hundreds sword-wielding minions of her ...more