Howdy y’all! and welcome to another instalment of the World of Bats. This week we are wrapping up the art focused and ElseWorld edition of our book club with Batman Europa by Brian Azzarello and Matteo Casali with penciling by Giuseppe Camuncolil and Gabriele Dell’Otto with some guest art by Jim Lee.
In this 4 part mini tale Batman becomes infected with a deadly virus and reluctantly must team up the Joker who has also been infected, in order to save both their lives. They are lead on a wild goose chase around Europe by a mysterious foe to find the cure. Will these two enemies be able to work together? Who is this mystery foe? and what the heck is wrong with the people of France!? Link to comic below
Since Europa is a tad short there is a bonus option this week with Batman: In Darkest Knight. By Mike W. Barr with art by Jerry Bingham.
Have you ever wondered why Hal Jordan received the Green Lantern ring when Bruce Wayne is on the same Planet? I know I have. Bruce has way more will power than Hal in my opinion. Well wonder no more folks because in this ElseWorld story we get to see what might have been if Bruce was given the ring! What kind of Lantern would the Batman be? What would the Villains of Gotham be like in this world? Would Gordan feel the same about this new vigilante wielding such power? This is a must read for any Batman fan.
What did you like or dislike about these stories?
What did you think of the art in Europa? Is there any panels that really grabbed you?
If you liked the art, do you think the story holds up with the art or was one of the two lacking in comparison?
Would you like to see more from this world with Bruce as a GL?
And of course share any other thoughts you may have on these stories
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