Batman: Ghost Stories by James Tynion IV

Title: Batman.
Volume: 3.
Story Arc
: Ghost Stories.
Universe: Rebirth.
Writer(s): James Tynion IV.
Penciler(s): Guillem March, Carlo Pagulayan, Carlos D’Anda, Danny Miki, Ryan Benjamin, Bengal, James Stokoe.
Inker(s): Danny Miki.
Colourist(s): Tomeu Morey, David Baron.
Letterer(s): Clayton Cowles.
PublisherDC Comics.

: Single Issues.
Release Date: June 15th, 2021.
Pages: 176.
Genre(s): Comics, Science-Fiction.
ISBN13: 9781779510631.
My Overall Rating:

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Previously in the Batman (2016) series:
Batman (Vol. 1): Their Dark Designs by James Tynion IV.
Batman (vol. 2): The Joker War by James Tynion IV.


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17 thoughts on “Batman: Ghost Stories by James Tynion IV

  1. Ouch, ouch! Mundane and forgettable? Lashaan, have you been eating chilli or razor blades lately?? 🤣🤣🤣
    It’s a pity, though; seems like old Bats can’t find his footing at least since the fateful King run… or even the end of Snyder’s one!

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    1. Hahahah “fateful King”. Too many ups and downs for Tom King’s run to be “memorable”. But Snyder’s one definitely was! But hey, the truth is the truth. I hope an upcoming story arc will prove that Tynion IV has some cool ideas for Bats soon… Thanks for reading as always, Ola! 😀

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    1. Yep. I feel like it’s inevitable nowadays, to notice similarities between past heroes/villains. I also know it’s still possible to create new characters with unique designs though. The next story arc has another new character that should be pretty unique. Remains to be seen how long that character will last too hahah

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  2. Great review Lashaan, it seems you are enjoying these Batman books less and less! I love your comparison of Ghost Maker’s design to Moon Knight/Deadpool, I remember wondering why he looked familiar! It’s funny, because I’m reading the monthly issues as they come out, this seems like an age ago but your review jogged my memory of this arc. I think it was fine, clearly serving to establish Ghost Maker. Stick with it, I think you might enjoy the next arc a bit more – oh an the new Detective Comics run is quite good as well.

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    1. Thanks, Chris! It’s been so long since I really read each issue as they came out. I find it all more revealing in terms of quality and overarching plotting when I put them together as they intend to do for the paperback. It’s maybe why I weigh in more flaws than other readers? I doubt I’ll ever give up, always looking out for that story that will really blow my mind. Good thing there are other comics out there who still manage to deliver that though hahaha I’m definitely seeing this story arc as a brief opportunity to establish Ghost Maker but man did it feel like an average read in the end. I hope that next “Joker War” type of story will be coming soon. 😛

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