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Batman: Europa [BOOKS] ✭ Batman: Europa By Matteo Casali – Thomashillier.co.uk The impossible has happened and Batman is on the verge of being taken down by an enemy he cannot defeat a virus for which there is no cure And the only hope for his salvation is The Joker Who infected The impossible has happened and Batman is on the verge of being taken down by an enemy he cannot defeat a virus for which there is no cure And the only hope for his salvation is The Joker Who infected Batman, what does the Clown Prince of Crime know, and how will the Dark Knight get that information Together, the enemies crisscross Europe, desperate to find answers before time runs outCollecting Batman Europa.


10 thoughts on “Batman: Europa

  1. Donovan Donovan says:

    While imperfect, the love hate dynamic exploited in The Killing Joke is taken to its logical end here Batman and Joker are dying and they must travel the world together for clues to save themselves Well written, fast paced, contemplative, mysterious, and much like Scott Snyder s All Star Batman, it s a road trip, out of Gotham tale.Due to the focus of Batman Joker ethos, this is as much a psychological study as it is an international mystery But it sa dedication to friends as Killing Jok While imperfect, the love hate dynamic exploited in The Killing Joke is taken to its logical end here Batman and Joker are dying and they must travel the world together for clues to save themselves Well written, fast paced, contemplative, mysterious, and much like Scott Snyder s All Star Batman, it s a road trip, out of Gotham tale.Due to the focus of Batman Joker ethos, this is as much a psychological study as it is an international mystery But it sa dedication to friends as Killing Joke is a dedication to enemies Interestingly, to reflect their decaying minds and bodies, the artwork devolves and roughens throughout the book My only complaint The mystery seemed a bit arbitrary almost as if it was irrelevant to begin with


  2. Chad Chad says:

    A great self contained Batman story Batman has been poisoned and has a week to find the cure A clue points to Berlin where he finds the Joker has also been poisoned Now they must team up as they follow the clues across Europe The interplay between Batman and the Joker is fantastic Each issue features a different artist and city Most of the art is great, except for the 3rd issue Diego Latorre s art reminds me of Dave McKean s and it is terrible I guess this one has been in the works for a A great self contained Batman story Batman has been poisoned and has a week to find the cure A clue points to Berlin where he finds the Joker has also been poisoned Now they must team up as they follow the clues across Europe The interplay between Batman and the Joker is fantastic Each issue features a different artist and city Most of the art is great, except for the 3rd issue Diego Latorre s art reminds me of Dave McKean s and it is terrible I guess this one has been in the works for a while as Jim Lee s cover says 2010 and it was just collected at the end of 2016 It makes me wonder how many unfinished projects are sitting in Jim Lee s art studio


  3. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede says:

    You know you have procrastinated enough when you can t find the images you have screen capped for a graphic novel But, never mind that, I can write a review without any images to accompany it But, it makes the review a little less fun to do and I can t show you all the quality of the art However, most of Batman Europa was quite nice, the only part that I found a bit hard to see what has going on was when Batman and Joker were in Paris and they are starting to feel the effect of the virus and You know you have procrastinated enough when you can t find the images you have screen capped for a graphic novel But, never mind that, I can write a review without any images to accompany it But, it makes the review a little less fun to do and I can t show you all the quality of the art However, most of Batman Europa was quite nice, the only part that I found a bit hard to see what has going on was when Batman and Joker were in Paris and they are starting to feel the effect of the virus and the art is showing that Other than that, pretty much the whole volume was good.However, the story was nothing really special, which surprised me because here we have two arch nemeses working together for a cure and one would think that it would be pretty cool to read about that, but I actually found myself not really overwhelmed with the story, a bit too much I need to finish this volume rather than I want to finish the volume Sure, there were some good parts, the fact that the Joker and Batman were working together was a cool idea Then we have the ending, to be honest I was not really impressed with whom was behind it all No real wow feeling So, not my favourite volume, it had some good parts, the art was good, but the story was not fantastic A good read, nothingI want to thank DC Comics for providing me with a free copy for an honest review


  4. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    Batman is infected with the Colossus virus by a mysterious enemy The clues point to Europe and he has one week to find a cure The snag Joker is also infected and holds the puzzle pieces needed to find it Batman and Joker must work together to save each other s lives tick tock, tick tock Batman Europa was originally announced in 2004 after Jim Lee was inspired from living in Italy and wanted to do a comic with some of the artists he met in Europe Jim Lee being Jim Lee the man never ke Batman is infected with the Colossus virus by a mysterious enemy The clues point to Europe and he has one week to find a cure The snag Joker is also infected and holds the puzzle pieces needed to find it Batman and Joker must work together to save each other s lives tick tock, tick tock Batman Europa was originally announced in 2004 after Jim Lee was inspired from living in Italy and wanted to do a comic with some of the artists he met in Europe Jim Lee being Jim Lee the man never keeps deadlines still waiting on that finale to 2008 s All Star Batman Robin , the project idled until 2011 when it was re announced and then stalled again Last year the issues finally started appearing and now, in 2016, we have the long promised book.Was it worth the delays I ll say yes with a caveat It seems almost churlish to point it out as it s entirely secondary to the artwork but the story is very weak On the other hand, the painted art wow This is basically a Batman art book and it looks stunning Matteo Casali and Brian Azzarello s rambling story of Batman and Joker infected with a lethal virus will get called copycat from fans of Arkham City, the 2011 game that utilises a similar plot, except Europa pre dates it by a number of years it just came out five years after the game I wonder if WB appropriated the plot thinking this book might possibly never come out so why waste a good storyline The Batman and Joker working together angle could ve been better As it is, the two just hang out together as they barrel through Europe, the hard to follow investigation taking them from Berlin to Prague to Paris and finally Rome because those are the places the artists wanted to draw rather than because the plot demanded it And the reveal of who s behind it all is also a bit crap him Eh ok Seems overly elaborate but alright it s an ending anyway The artwork though is fantastic Jim Lee pencils and finishes the first issue, drawing Berlin beautifully, taking the reader through the city s history I liked how we learn a bit about the character of each city throughout and how parts of each could be mistaken for the fictional home of Batman, Gotham City Also, a big hurrah for Lee deciding to ditch his crummy New 52 Batman outfit for the classic Batman look blues, greys and yellows, winner, winner Then again, this has been gestating for so long, maybe those pages pre date the New 52 which launched in 2011 Superior Spider Man artist Giuseppe Camuncoli who also does all of the layouts draws the second issue which has my favourite art in the book Seeing Batman and Joker battling mechanical men together in snow laden Prague is amazing especially when the fight goes to the Old Jewish Cemetery Diego Latorre s art in the third issue was my least favourite It s extremely dark and reminded me of Dave McKean s work in Arkham Asylum, the book he did with Grant Morrison in the 80s I get why it is that way though as the Colossus virus is weakening Batman and causing his vision to dim, especially as they re in the Paris sewers anyway The trippy sequences do give us a truly gruesome Joker which I liked Gerald Parel takes us home with the last issue set in Rome Seeing Batman and Joker walking to the Colosseum lit up at night was really cool I guess the clue for where the story was headed was in the virus name, Colossus Colosseum That final page aerial snapshot was really something too Batman Europa s story was very thin on the ground and ultimately wasted a great concept it s a very forgettable tale though Azzarello is incapable of writing a bad Joker My, my, what a pair we are Heh The artwork though is the real star of the book, as it was always meant to be, and that s the reason to check this one out A generous three stars for the script, an easy five stars for the art, evening out to four stars overall quality work takes time to create an Europa was worth the wait


  5. Jim Jim says:

    3.5 starsThis is a stand alone story that takes place, you guessed it, in Europe Batman finds out that he is infected with some poisoned virus and has only a week to live He goes to europe to check a lead and finds Joker, but instead being the mind behind this, Joker is also infected The two of them must work together, to find an answer, the person behind all this and of course the cure.The good stuffThe story is nice, it s good to see a Batman and Joker story instead of the classic Batman vs 3.5 starsThis is a stand alone story that takes place, you guessed it, in Europe Batman finds out that he is infected with some poisoned virus and has only a week to live He goes to europe to check a lead and finds Joker, but instead being the mind behind this, Joker is also infected The two of them must work together, to find an answer, the person behind all this and of course the cure.The good stuffThe story is nice, it s good to see a Batman and Joker story instead of the classic Batman vs Joker.The change of enviromentThe not so good stuffThe ending, a bit dissapointing.The different art styles, it didn t work for me, mostly in the last 2 issues


  6. Roxanne Roxanne says:

    I loved it, some are gonna hate this i know that but i just love when it s just batsy and joker winding the shit out of each other and being stuck together and i mean you could cut the homoerotic tension with a knife in this and it s soooo good The plot is very similar to the arkham games, whereby bats and joker have this virus, and they ve gotta beat this virus obviously by working together even the villain of this or where the virus comes from is very similar to the games too, so maybe some I loved it, some are gonna hate this i know that but i just love when it s just batsy and joker winding the shit out of each other and being stuck together and i mean you could cut the homoerotic tension with a knife in this and it s soooo good The plot is very similar to the arkham games, whereby bats and joker have this virus, and they ve gotta beat this virus obviously by working together even the villain of this or where the virus comes from is very similar to the games too, so maybe some may feel like they ve seen this all before or know what is coming However it does differ and i loved the artwork, how erratic it becomes as the virus begins to spread and batman is hallucinating and joker is doing his best to support the guy, by support i mean torment the ever living shit out of him, but y know in an endearing way Like some bizarre honeymoon batsy and joker are off travelling across europe trying to find a cure for this virus, it s only four issues so it s wrapped up pretty quickly and i really need them to makeof these though they re just too good Definitely worth picking up, if your not really a joker fan, or don t like reading just batman and joker arguing with each other then i don t think this is the one for you because that is basically it, it s just four issues of pure batjokes and it s amazing


  7. James DeSantis James DeSantis says:

    This was a pretty fun comic SO what happens when Batman gets a virus He starts cracking heads and figuring out how to cure himself When he begins to figure it out it lands on the Joker s doorstep We re about to get a big showdown but we find out Joker has the SAME virus Who would poison both the Joker and Batman They decide to work together, begrudgingly So will they solve the case in time or.Good The actual team up is pretty entertaining Joker and Batman together will give you lau This was a pretty fun comic SO what happens when Batman gets a virus He starts cracking heads and figuring out how to cure himself When he begins to figure it out it lands on the Joker s doorstep We re about to get a big showdown but we find out Joker has the SAME virus Who would poison both the Joker and Batman They decide to work together, begrudgingly So will they solve the case in time or.Good The actual team up is pretty entertaining Joker and Batman together will give you laughs just because of how insane Joker is I also thought some of the fights were extremely brutal and gave a feel of how it be to watch Batman fight Especially a Killer Croc fight and Bane fight The ending was also pretty solid Bad Some of this art was REALLY hard to see what the fuck was happening Also, sometimes the dialogue dragged scenes and made no sense, which I guess is to be expected with two poisoned people Still, it got a little annoying Overall a fun elseworld style story It won t blow your mind but the joker batman dynamic is fun none the less Check it out 3 out of 5


  8. Steve Steve says:

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.Really enjoyed this one, especially how Brian Azzarello tied the history and culture of the four cities Berlin, Prague, Paris, and Rome into the story line.I also greatly enjoyed the twist of forcing Batman and the Joker into working together, almost like a twisted buddy cop plot Jim Lee s artwork was fantastic, especially how the viewpoint of both Batman and Joker becameandlike a hallucination as the Tr I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.Really enjoyed this one, especially how Brian Azzarello tied the history and culture of the four cities Berlin, Prague, Paris, and Rome into the story line.I also greatly enjoyed the twist of forcing Batman and the Joker into working together, almost like a twisted buddy cop plot Jim Lee s artwork was fantastic, especially how the viewpoint of both Batman and Joker becameandlike a hallucination as the Trojan horse virus worked its way through their systems.Good stuff


  9. Khurram Khurram says:

    This is a great Batman story I have to admit it is not my faverite version of Jim Lee s art and issues 2and 3 were giving me vertigo, usually this would be a bad thing but I realised that this was the point, it is like seeing through Batman s eyes The art of 1 and 4 were clearer Like I said it was not my faverite version of Batman done by Lee He seemed to use brighter colours than he usually uses for Batman.Every issue started in the same way, Batman in dire peril, the the go back to how he This is a great Batman story I have to admit it is not my faverite version of Jim Lee s art and issues 2and 3 were giving me vertigo, usually this would be a bad thing but I realised that this was the point, it is like seeing through Batman s eyes The art of 1 and 4 were clearer Like I said it was not my faverite version of Batman done by Lee He seemed to use brighter colours than he usually uses for Batman.Every issue started in the same way, Batman in dire peril, the the go back to how he got there, then how he gets out Issue 1 starts at the end if issue 4 and the main story starts I really did enjoy this book Even though this is a stand alone story I really think that it could fit into any continuity as the got all the characters correct to there core For me I always love when everything comes together at the end this is something that happened here It did also end with a fight I never get tired of seeing.Batman has been poisoned infected Following clues he embarks on a European trip to adventre With not just one but two nemesis On a personal note for part 2 was in London Great comic I loved it


  10. katerina ☕ katerina ☕ says:

    3.5 5 Even though I didn t enjoy the artwork and some parts of the story, I couldn t help but love all the Batjokes moments I loved seeing these two working together Gimme ee


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