The film dedicated to the most beloved superhero of all time is close to release. Batman, Gotham City's masked vigilante, is set to make his big screen debut. The Batman, film written and directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Blood Story), will see the British actor Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Cosmopolis) take on the role of the Dark Knight of the house for the very first time DC Comics. These days the first photos from the set and the first rumors are leaking online, but currently the information we have is very limited. What we know for sure about this film is that it will not start from scratch with the origins of the bat man, but we will see a Batman in full swing, backed by the Bat-Family in the eternal clash between good and evil. Waiting to find out what this new film has in store for us, let's immediately find out which are the five best comic stories to read before the mink in the cinema of The Batman.
The Court of Owls (The New 52)
Bruce Wayne knows very well the legends about Court of the Owls. The members of this sect act in the shadows and secretly decide the fate of Gotham City. Bruce does not believe in these stories and considers them real fairy tales for children, after all Gotham has always been his city… at least until now. The Dark Knight will discover the hard way that the court of owls is a reality and that he is only the first of a long line of targets in the court. The sect, in fact, has a very specific plan, namely the conquest of Gotham City. This story is featured in the Batman regular series of the era New 52, more precisely from number 1 to number 12.
Batman: Year one
Frank Miller e David Mazzucchelli give life, in 1987, to one of the most beautiful stories of the Dark Knight. Written shortly after the release of "Return of the Dark Knight“, Forever changed the image of Batman. This story centers on three characters: Bruce Wayne, James Gordon e Selina Kyle. Batman: Year One shows the growth and maturation of these characters, each with its own story that will inevitably cross that of the other protagonists. This volume shows how the relationship of mutual trust and respect arises between the Gotham City vigilante and Jim Gordon.
Batman: The long Halloween
Written by Jeph Loeb and designed by Tim Sale, Batman: The long Halloween, is a miniseries published by DC Comics in 1996. Set during the Dark Knight's first year of activity, this story shows us a Batman grappling with a mysterious killer who only kills during the holidays, armed with a .22 caliber. Furthermore, the story shows the true origins of Harvey Dent and how the course of events led him to become the terrible criminal known as Two faces.
Batman: Hush, written by Jeph Loeb and designed by Jim Lee, is a comic series released by DC Comics in 2002. The story is about a mysterious character called Hush and how, without ever exposing himself, he manages to sabotage the plans of the Dark Knight also using some super-villains from Gotham. Batman, backed by Nightwing (Dick Grayson), will then put himself on the trail of the mysterious villain. This series also shows how the "sentimental relationship" between Batman e Catwoman.
Batman: Dark Victory
The events told in this register take place after the events that occurred within "The long Halloween”And take shape during the Dark Knight's fourth year of activity. Batman e Robin I'm looking for "Hangman“, A dangerous killer who kills his victims by hanging them and leaving a message at their feet that can only be deciphered thanks to the hangman game. This work, written and drawn by Jeph Loeb e Tim Sale, again shows us the origins of Wonder boy Batman's assistant.