HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: BATMAN: NOEL

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: BATMAN: NOEL

By DCE Editorial Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
The holidays come but once a year – but they do come every year and, let’s face it, some of those same old winter wonderland traditions have long since worn out their welcome. But if you find yourself feeling fatigue at the prospect of enduring a repeat of countless Christmases past, there’s no need to resort to bah humbugs just yet. BATMAN: NOEL offers a fresh, new way to celebrate the season with a classic carol – albeit with a Gotham facelift and a uniquely Batman twist. From writer/artist Lee Bermejo, BATMAN: NOEL is an oversized, original graphic novel that’s a perfect stocking stuffer for anyone in danger of losing their holiday spirit. Tracing the trajectory of Dickens’ seasonal fable, it’s a cautionary tale warning of the dangers of a frozen heart - with the Dark Knight standing in for Ebenezer Scrooge. It’s the best of both worlds, because even tidings of comfort and joy can sometimes benefit from an injection of gritty Bat-action. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what people are saying about BATMAN: NOEL: “Amazing. This book is a visual treat.” – The New York Times “Simply terrific.” – Scripps Howard News Service “The caped crusader channels the gravelly paranoia of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns while a desperate father working for the Joker lends the story its moral weight and inevitable humanitarian payoff.” – Paste Magazine “Absolutely exquisite… I'd be more than happy to add reading "Batman: Noel" and watching it to my yearly yuletide festivities.” – Yahoo! Movies "Bermejo has simply created an instant classic with BATMAN NOEL that is larger than any holiday." – Ain’t It Cool News “Surprising, new, gorgeous to look at, and also incredibly heartfelt. So you know, the perfect stocking stuffer.” – MTV GEEK “[Bermejo]’s incorporating his unique style to create a fresh kind of Batman tale, lending it a distinctive flavor that would be impossible for any other artist to replicate.” – IGN “More than just a regular graphic novel.” – UGO “Gorgeously illustrated.” – io9