Welcome back to the World of Bats, the Batman Book Club! With the last week of January, that means we’ll be concluding our look into the Years of Batman. Now, you might be thinking, “Wait, is there a Year 4 that I’m not aware of?” Nope, we’re going to go a little further than that, a little further in the…ah, you read the title of the thread already, it’s Batman: Year 100, written and drawn by Paul Pope.
In the year 2039, Gotham City is very nearly a police state, its citizens subject to unwarranted search and seizure. The Gotham Police clash almost daily with federal agents, who are pursuing the legendary “Batman.” Captain Gordon, the grandson of the original Commissioner Gordon, is also trying to find Batman, and find out what he knows about the murder of a federal agent.
As always, any thoughts, questions, and tips on how to hack the fed’s database are welcome, and we also have some cool (in my humble opinion) discussion questions as well!
What do you think of the alternate future presented in this story? What other characters would you have liked to have seen in this strange take on 2039?
The art of Paul Pope is rather different from what one normally sees in standard superhero stories. Is this the first time you’ve read any works from this artist, and if so, what did you think?
For a near-future take on the character, the Batman of this story is decidedly far more low-tech, creating his mystique with wires, voices, and even fake vampire teeth. Do you prefer this more low-tech character or the tech-savvy Batman with a gadget for every occasion?
What do you think of the mystery and who is ultimately under the cowl? Did you like what the story presented, or did you find it underwhelming?
You can find the link to the four issue mini-series HERE.
The time period for this book will be from 2020-01-25T06:00:00Z → 2020-02-01T06:00:00Z
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