Cover image for Batman : the return of Bruce Wayne / Grant Morrison, Chris Sprouse, Frazer Irving, Yanick Paquette, Georges Jeanty, Ryan Sook, Lee Garbett.
Batman : the return of Bruce Wayne / Grant Morrison, Chris Sprouse, Frazer Irving, Yanick Paquette, Georges Jeanty, Ryan Sook, Lee Garbett.
Title Variants:
Return of Bruce Wayne
Publication Information:
New York : DC Comics, ©2012.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
"Originally published as Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne 1-6."

After being blasted back in time, Batman awakens with no memory of who he is and embarks on a journey through time fighting evil.


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"A time-spanning graphic novel featuring Bruce Wayne's return to Gotham City to take back the mantle of Batman written byaward-winning writer Grant Morrison and illustrated by a stable to today's hottest artists including Chris Sprouse, Frazer Irvingand Yannick Paquette. This is the final chapter of the epic storyline that began in the best-selling graphic novels, BATMAN-R.I.P. and FINAL CRISIS where the original Batman was lost in time after being bombarded with the omega beams of evil Des-pot,Darkseid and continued in BATMAN & ROBIN- BATMAN REBORN where Dick Grayson, the original Robin, tookover wearing the cape and cowl of the Dark Knight after the world's heroes believed his mentor to have died."

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Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

An odyssey for one of the most iconic figures in comics stretches from prehistory to the end of time, revisiting and reimagining Batman's mythology through a complex narrative. Writer Morrison and a team of artists pick up from the end of Morrison's Final Crisis and Batman: RIP. Bruce Wayne is lost in time after killing Darkseid, a godlike being of pure evil. Piecing together the memories of his past that he's lost and slowly realizing he's been turned into a human booby trap meant to destroy the universe by Darkseid, Bruce is pulled through eras of Gotham City's history that include confrontations with cavemen, witch hunters, pirates, cowboys, and 20th-century cultists. These adventures culminate in a return to the present where he must rely on his fellow superheroes to save him from Darkseid's curse. Morrison's story is designed to add to Batman's aura as a timeless, mythical hero, but the time jumps and Bruce's amnesia sometimes create an uneven narrative. The story also asks readers to possess a wealth of familiarity with the character's decades-long history, making the book not as accessible to newer fans. Different artists-all strong, colorful storytellers-give each time period its own mood. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

Morrison adds to his body of Batman lore by resurrecting the Dark Knight from an apparent demise at the conclusion of Final Crisis, when he was shot back through time. This set opens in a prehistoric era, in which amnesia-stricken Bruce finds himself battling hordes of cavemen and struggling to remember his identity. Tracking clues he himself has left through the eras, he emerges into a different period in every issue and adopts a batlike persona each time. He fights pirates in one issue, confronts Puritan witch hunters in another, blazes his way through the Old West, and catapults into the period immediately following his parents' death in an arc inspired by the noir tradition. He ultimately emerges in the present to rejoin his comrades in the Justice League. Verdict The capable art by a variety of illustrators including Ryan Sook, Frazer Irving, and Yanick Paquette lends variety to the stories but can also be off-putting. Ditto on the melding of futuristic sf concepts with narrative arcs set in other historical eras. Overall, not Morrison's most compelling work but entertaining enough for DC superhero fans.-Jeff Hunter, Royal Oak, MI (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.