This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew takes a look at DC’s Dark Victory by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale.

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The sequel to the critically acclaimed BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, this trade paperback continues the story of an early time in Batman’s life when James Gordon, Harvey Dent, and the vigilante himself were all just beginning their roles as Gotham’s protectors.

Once a town controlled by organized crime, Gotham City suddenly finds itself being run by lawless freaks, such as Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and the Joker. Witnessing his city’s dark evolution, the Dark Knight completes his transformation into the city’s greatest defender. He faces multiple threats, including the seeming return of a serial killer called Holiday. Batman’s previous investigation of Holiday’s killings revealed that more than one person was responsible for the murders. So the question remains: who is committing Holiday’s crimes this time? And how many will die before Batman learns the truth?

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  1. Salieri
    June 16, 2009 at 2:33 am — Reply

    Dull, uninspiring stuff. Not enough plot to stand on its own, even with Tim Sale (as usual) providing the back-up, and – unlike their previous work on Batman – not as peppered with scenes blatantly ripped off from Mario Puzo & Francis Ford Coppola, so not as many people were fooled into thinking that it was worth reading.

    You’ve heard it said that “There Is No Such Thing As A Good Jeph Loeb Story”? This is that story.

  2. June 16, 2009 at 7:35 pm — Reply

    Loeb owes a LOT to Tim Sale. I enjoyed this book and The Long Halloween, but really more for Sale.

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