Welcome back to the World of Bats, the Batman Book Club!
This past month we’ve been progressing through the early years of Batman’s history, first with the historic Year One, and then the more infamous Year Two, so why not keep the series going? Today we’re going to start reading Batman: Year Three, written by Marv Wolfman and drawn by Pat Brodrick.
Any thoughts, questions, and statements to the Gotham Parole Board can be said down below, and of course we have some discussion questions to get things moving:
Unlike the previous two stories, Year Three has a current story with flashbacks to the early days when Batman first met Dick Grayson. Do you like this mix of storytelling, or do you wish there was more focus on the past like in One and Two?
This story is as much the story of Dick Grayson, both his origin as Robin and who he is at the time of publishing as Nightwing. What do you think of these issues as an origin story for him, and how would you compare it to similar stories before or since?
In this story, we see how different Batman is than he was in the past due to the death of Jason Todd, acting wildly and erratically. Do you think this is a good example of the idea that “Batman needs a Robin” to keep himself from going too far?
What was your favorite moment within this story?
Unlike the last two weeks, DC Universe doesn’t have this story wrapped up in a handy-dandy collection link, so I have to actually do some hotlinking! One like = one prayer.
If you wish to join the World of Bats and see some of the previous club entries, you can check out the link to our club HERE. If you have any questions about the club, you can contact me, @Jay_Kay, and/or @AquamonC137 and @BatJamags.
Thanks for reading, and looking forward to discussing this book with you guys!