The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale is a noir murder mystery. The best Batman tales are always who-done-its. Batman is, of course, the World’s Greatest Detective. The Long Halloween is considered one of the must-reads in the Bat-genre. In fact, some of the lines were lifted straight from the comic and into the blockbuster-hit The Dark Knight.
My favorite aspect of the story is how it looks at Batman as the cause of the rise of “freaks” in Gotham. Has Batman created the perfect environment for those like the Joker and Two-Face to not only survive, but thrive? Continue reading “The Making of a Monster in The Long Halloween”