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by Doug Moench


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Batman Prey is one of those books. And that is never a bad thing once in awhile BATMAN: PREY collects the following, both written by Doug Moench and penciled by Paul Gulacy

Batman Prey is one of those books. And that is never a bad thing once in awhile. I'll keep it spoiler free, even it's 22 and 1o year old material. BATMAN: PREY collects the following, both written by Doug Moench and penciled by Paul Gulacy: Batman: Prey Batman: Terror (Legends of the Dark Knight).

Doug Moench has written novels, short stories, newspaper feature articles, weekly newspaper comic strips, film screenplays and teleplays

Doug Moench has written novels, short stories, newspaper feature articles, weekly newspaper comic strips, film screenplays and teleplays. His first published work was My Dog Sandy, a comic strip printed in his elementary school newspaper.

Batman: Prey is a book written by an idiot, for idiots, starring idiots - don’t bother. In fact avoid anything written by Doug Moench!. It's no shock that Moench and Gulacy put together 10 issues of fantastic Batman

Batman: Prey is a book written by an idiot, for idiots, starring idiots - don’t bother. It's no shock that Moench and Gulacy put together 10 issues of fantastic Batman. What's perhaps shocking is that the second arc, "Terror", is a sequel to "Prey"- 11 years later! While the first story (Legends of the Dark Knight 11-15) has that delightful late 80's very early 90's gritty DC look, the second one (LotDK 137-141) is more stylized, in line with what DC's books were like in 2001. I prefer the earlier look, but they're both recognizably Gulacy.

Douglas Moench (/mʌntʃ/; born February 23, 1948) is an American comic book writer notable for his Batman work and as the creator of Moon Knight, Deathlok, Black Mask, Electric Warrior and Six From Sirius. He is also known for his critically acclaimed eight year run on Master of Kung Fu. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Moench has written novels, short stories, newspaper feature articles, weekly newspaper comic strips, film screenplays and teleplays.

Batman: Prey – Ebook written by Doug Moench. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Batman: Prey. Set in the same time as Frank Miller's seminal BATMAN: YEAR ONE storyline, a rookie Dark Knight must confront the sinister Dr Hugo Strange, a man with a deadly secret, out to stop and, if necessary, kill the Batman.

Batman must confront the sinister Dr. Hugo Strange, a man with a deadly secret who is determined to kill the Dark Knight

Batman must confront the sinister Dr. Hugo Strange, a man with a deadly secret who is determined to kill the Dark Knight.

Batman: Prey is a five-part storyline written by Doug Moench and illustrated by Paul Gulacy, taking place in Batman's earlier years. Hugo Strange attacks Batman psychologically while working with the Gotham City Police Department's new anti-vigilante task force, contributing to the creation of a brutal new vigilante named Night-Scourge. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #14.

Set in the same time as Frank Miller's seminal BATMAN: YEAR ONE storyline, a rookie Dark Knight must confront the sinister Dr Hugo Strange, a man with a deadly secret, out to stop and, if necessary, kill the Batman. Who is the bloodthirsty Night Scourge, how does he link in with the police department, and where exactly does the mysterious Catwoman fit into all this?

Legendary Bat-scribe Doug Moench and artist Paul Gulacy unleash one of the most popular Batman tales of all time in BATMAN: PREY. This volume collects LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #11-15 and #137-141.


Comments: (7)

Bedy
First, I'd like to say I got an original used copy delivered to me in excellent condition. In all honesty, this USED graphic novel arrived in better condition than most of the "new" novels purchased from Amazon directly. It has the old cover, which is always a nice treat, and unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately) does not contain the extra story "Terror" so I cannot speak to that story in the slightest. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed "Prey." I've seen some negative reviews on here, which baffles me because, in all honesty, this is one of the better Batman graphic novels I've read. I think that "Year One," "Prey," "The Man Who Laughs, and "Venom" go incredibly well together and provide a really sound basis for the start of any Batman collection. So let me get right into it.

I think some people missed the point of this novel. It's showing a vulnerable Batman struggling against not only the police and criminals but against himself. His quest has only just begun. This isn't supposed to be the nigh-omnipotent, uber-prepared for everything Dark Knight that we're so used to in his mainstream publications and films. He doubts himself, his quest, his abilities. A man, a mere psychiatrist, Dr. Huge Strange has gotten the better of him, not through combat, but through intelligence. Sure, he prances around in homemade Batman armor and talks to his mannequin, but that didn't make any of what he said wrong, in the slightest. I think he pegged Bruce Wayne pretty dead-on. Even if we're meant to understand that the Batman overcomes his mind games and defeats him... he nailed it. That's who he is. Not only his identity but his psyche and inner crisis. That alone made this an interesting read. Finally, Catwoman's costume was lame, but she was fun and it's always nice to see the start of their chemistry.

All in all, I loved it. I read the whole thing in one sitting on a Sunday afternoon. Perfect filler between "Year One" and "The Man Who Laughs." Especially if you (like me) weren't overly-thrilled with the Monster Men/Mad Monk series that's intended to be before these. If you can find an affordable copy, I highly recommend it.

If you're a collector, read on:
You will probably want this for many continuity reasons which I'll list here. Be warned, many of them are SPOILERS:

1. Batman is building the Batmobile and it gets introduced at the end.
2. Gordon flashes the very first Bat signal.
3. The end results of the Night Scourge dilemma begin the resolve the Batman's conflict with Gotham's Mayor and police.
4. Catwoman kisses Batman for the first time and implies her romantic feelings to him.
Vathennece
In the late 80's/early 90's, 4 Batman writers were at the top of there games in the field. There was Chuck Dixon, Alan Gran, and Dennis O'Neil, and Doug Moench. Each writer had a select amount of skills in how they wrote about Batman's exploits, and Doug Moench was definitely one of the weirder writers of the bunch. He had a way of writing more personalized characters with hints of the bizarre/occult in his writing. Batman Prey is one of those books. And that is never a bad thing once in awhile. *I'll keep it spoiler free, even it's 22 and 1o year old material*

BATMAN: PREY collects the following, both written by Doug Moench and penciled by Paul Gulacy:

Batman: Prey
Batman: Terror (Legends of the Dark Knight)

[For a far more detailed review of each book, please click on the links. I won't go into as much detail since the links do far superior job in.]

BATMAN PREY collects "Legends of the Dark Knight" issues #11-15 and primarily deals with Dr. Hugo Strange wanting to start a smear campaign against Batman by involving a twisted plot to use a vigilante of his own, as well as find out his real identity. This was done in 1990 and as part of the "legends of the Dark Knight" series, tells of stories during Batmans early career. Gordon is captain of the police, the Bat-mobile is still being built, the creation of the Bat-signal, and the general consensus of Batman Gothamites is unsure if he's a vigilante or a savior. This is one of the best Hugo Strange stories that I can recommend (it's up there with the best one Batman: Strange Apparitions which I think DC SHOULD reprint ASAP). Strange is a great villain that mentally rivals Batman, but shows some creepy habits (having conversations with a mannequin?). Even better, is the Batman: Year One continuity that involves captain Gordon. Seeing Gordon and batman actually talk and shows signs that they need each other is some of my favorite material in any bat-book, and further showing the bond these two share and build upon is a real treat. You'll get it in spades here. Overall, the sole reason I picked up this book was for this story and it doesn't disappoint.

BATMAN TERROR collects "Legends of the Dark Knight" issues #137-141 and continues on as a spiritual sequel to PREY. Hugo Strange has returned to again try to defeat Batman mentally and further his obsession his Batman's true identity with help of another one of Batman's rouges, the Scarecrow. This story was done in 2002, and again under the "Legends" title, deals a little more of Batman still developing. Gordon is still captain, Batman is trying out many of his gadgets and vehicles, and the turbulent on/off relationship with Catwoman starts here. Overall it's good, though nowhere near as good or impact-full as PREY, but enjoyable. Seeing the dynamics between Catwoman and Batman is always a pleasure to read about and this story is no different. Though there are better instances of these two's relationship in other books, it's still pretty fun. And of course, we get a nice origin take on Jonathan Crane, AKA Scarecrow, that many fans of his might enjoy as well.

Besides the writing being great in one and decent on the other, the art holds together in both stories. Paul Gulacy pencils both stories and they don't by any means look any different from a 12 year standpoint. PREYS 22 year old art might not be for everyone, but there are shots that I think are quite well done. The one panel where batman is talking with Gordon on the roof, with the night sky and the stars behind him really impressed me. Though oddly, Gulacy's art is a tad worse in TERROR. I don't know if it's because of Jimmy Palmiotti's inking or what, but's sort of worse. But thankfully, it doesn't hurt the narrative of the story. And if one looks enough, there are various panel shots that are almost taken straight out of Tim Burtons Batman Returns. I don't know if its intentional or an an ode to the Catwoman/Batman relationship, but it's there.

Overall, this collection has no extras at all. Every issue does come with it's original cover though. The overall paper quality itself is not of glossy paper, but more news paper type (though not that level of bad). I don't know DC is doing this with many of the reprints of older comics like they did with the current Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1 books. I guess for nostalgic reasons and the fact this paper is lighter so the trade isn't as heavy? I don't know why, but it's that way. I don't mind because I grew up with this type of paper in comics (and the art), but again, it's there. Another thing, and this happened with my edition and it might happen with others (or not), is that some pages near the end stuck together near the spine. This is not a big deal, but it does leave tiny holes ripping the pages apart from the stickiness, which is still annoying to do.

Overall, BATMAN PREY is a wonderful book to have for Bat-fans keen on the Bat-mythos. PREY is awesome and TERROR is good, and having both together and as reasonably price (both books are out-of-print and pricey) is a great deal for what it's worth. And for any Hugo Strange fans, this is great collection to look forward to on the good doctor and even a good starting point on him for anyone who played Batman: Arkham City for Playstation 3 and is interested to see how he works.
Felhann
This is an amazing story involving Hugo Strange. The story is very cinematic with great character building, drama, and action! This story also introduces the "Night Scourge" which is a very realistic and interesting villain! In Prey there are also a lot of of really entertaining run-in's with Catwoman! The main story involving Hugo strange continues in the second half when Hugo uses Scarecrow to help him defeat Batman. This quickly turned into possibly one of my favorite Scarecrow stories of all time! It contains a lot of elements of modern horror movies that was very unnerving! Bottom line is this was a fantastic story!
Paxondano
Excellent book and 1st One Ive gotten where Hugo Strange is the main protagonist.....great for any G.Novel collection, for adults or teens.....especially if you love Batman.....Id love to find a book this long and intricate that deals with the Ventriloquist ...anyone got any recommendations?
Tat
Read this a couple months back and really enjoyed it. The first 5 part arc involves Hugo Strange who is one of my favorite villians. Good story, but I hate that Catwomen costume with the tail. Think she might of had whiskers too lol. Art is Deff from the 90's but good. The second 5 part arc is a sequel an also has scarecrow. Good story although I liked the first arc more. If you liked this an Hugo Strange check out Batman and the Monster Men by Matt Wagner which is really good.
Batman: Prey download epub
Graphic Novels
Author: Doug Moench
ISBN: 0930289684
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Subcategory: Graphic Novels
Language: English
Publisher: Dc Comics (October 1992)