Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham (rebirth) by Tom KingBatman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham (rebirth) by Tom King

Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham (rebirth)

byTom KingIllustratorDavid Finch, Mikel Janin

Paperback | January 17, 2017

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Batman is Gotham City's greatest protector. But now he's not alone. There are two new heroes in town—a pair of masked metahumans with the powers of Superman and a devotion to preserving all that is good about this twisted city. Calling themselves Gotham and Gotham Girl, they’ve saved Batman’s life, fought by his side and learned from his example.
 
But what happens if Gotham’s new guardians go bad? What if they blame the Dark Knight for the darkness that threatens to drown their city?
 
When sinister forces are unleashed that can warp the minds of men and make heroes into monsters, the time will come for Batman and his allies to decide once and for all: Is Gotham a force for good…or an engine of evil?
 
From the blockbuster DC Universe Rebirth event comes BATMAN VOL. 1: I AM GOTHAM—the beginning of an all-new saga in the life of the Dark Knight from superstars Tom King (GRAYSON) and David Finch (WONDER WOMAN), featuring an  all-star cast of creators such as Scott Snyder (BATMAN: THE COURT OF OWLS), Ivan Reis (JUSTICE LEAGUE) and Mikel Janín (JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK)! This great starting-point graphic novel collects BATMAN: REBIRTH #1 and BATMAN #1-6.
Tom King is a comic book writer and novelist, best known for his work at DC Comics including GRAYSON and OMEGA MEN. He often relies on his experience as an ex-CIA agent and experiences during the recent conflicts in the Middle East in his writing, especially apparent in GRAYSON (alongside co-writer Tim Seeley), OMEGA MEN and in SHERIFF...
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Title:Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham (rebirth)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 10.18 × 6.66 × 0.27 inShipping dimensions:10.18 × 6.66 × 0.27 inPublished:January 17, 2017Publisher:DC ComicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1401267777

ISBN - 13:9781401267773

Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from A pretty good and enjoyable story Story has a really great concept with a lot of potential, but it doesn't explore enough with it. Story seems like it does't know where it wants to go, so it suffers for it. It has it's great moments of tension and drama, but a more clear and decided directive would have it in. In spite of the two stars, it's actually a pretty good batman story, and is genuinely enjoyable.
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book and Quality! Not only did I love the opening to Rebirth with the Batman comics, I loved high quality trade. The pages were glossy and really well coloured!
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read If you're a fan of Batman in general, you'll probably enjoy this, the story line is pretty interesting and the art is great.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it!!!!! I bought this weeks ago and it surprised me because no batman series has been so good intense and cant wait for the next one #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but not my favourite. I thought the story was interesting and I liked the dialogue between Bruce and Alfred, but it didn't grip me as other Batman stories have.
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book... Amazing story and artwork.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very interesting. I believe Tom King has what it takes to become a legend on writing Batman.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Enjoying this book but it isn't as strong as previous Batman runs, at least so far.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Least favourite title of Rebirth :( I was exited when I heard all the buzz surrounding Tom King, but all of the stories in his Batman run, save for the 2 stand alone Catwoman stories have been disappointing. It's a shame considering Detective and All-Star have been so good.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good start Liked Alfred a lot in this story; especially playing Batman. Art is great; the story so-so. Definitely not as good as Synder's run so far
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Batman Bringing back batman, right on.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good The Bruce/Alfred dynamic us good and the art is great, story was a but clunky but the last issue in the trade was very good.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad Some neat ideas and like Alfred's responses in different situations. Story is a little disjointed but hole future volumes are more consistent.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disjointed story Great art but the flow of the narrative seemed odd and the story doesn't quite clearly can. Still a decent read but not the best batman story or even top 10 rebirth book.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Am Gotham An okay new start, nowhere near as good as Snyder's epic run
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 5 Stars for the Art, 1 for the Story - averages out to a 3 David Finch is back drawing the Dark Knight. That's the good news. And that's where the good news ends. I thought this story was going to go places that I didn't expect and it looked, however briefly, like it might. Sadly, it took exactly the turn you would expect. A very lackluster start to the Rebirth era for the Batman title. Detective is much better.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked it I just recently started reading comics so I'm not familiar with any previous versions and have nothing to compare this comic with. Other than that, I enjoyed it!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New creative team Tom King is a fantastic writer who has written some of the best comic series for the big two in recent years (Vision, Omega Men, Sheriff of Babylon, etc.) so there was considerable hype when it was announced he was taking over the flagship Batman title. The results are in...and it's pretty average. Tom King's first story arc is readable but it's not up to the standards that he has set in the past few years. Maybe he just needs to find his groove on this title.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Batman is an intriguing character.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay.. Nothing compared to the Snyder run...a little all over the place. Ending was lackluster, may probably pick up the second volume on discount.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh The epitome of meh : run-of-the-mill batman story. Will continue to read but not very excited about this.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tom King's "Batman" just hits the floor running with "I AM GOTHAM" It's hard to take over the main "Batman" title after writer Scott Snyder's and artist Greg Capullo's extraordinary 5 years run. Luckily, "Vision" and "The Omaga Man" writer, Tom King was the right guy for the challenge. Teamed up with artist David Finch and Mikel Janin, King and company very able to kick-off this new "Batman" and an explosive start with "I Am Gotham." If you’re a fan of Snyder and Capullo’s “Batman” run, as well the other amazing runs from The Dark Knight’s 75 plus year history, than highly recommend King run.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tom King's "Batman" Hits the Ground Running It's hard to take over the main "Batman" title after writer Scott Snyder's and artist Greg Capullo's extraordinary 5 years run. Luckily, "Vision" and "The Omaga Man" writer, Tom King was the right guy for the challenge. Teamed up with artist David Finch and Mikel Janin, King and company very able to kick-off this new "Batman" and an explosive start with "I Am Gotham." If you’re a fan of Snyder and Capullo’s “Batman” run, as well the other amazing runs from The Dark Knight’s 75+ year history, than highly recommend King run.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh I found the art okay but I really didn't like the story.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Batman has a new King Tom King has written an exceptional spy thrilling/super-heroic Grayson series & the surprising star stunning Omega Men series in the last two years. It's with excitement & not-surprising that King takes over the flagship Batman title. The introduction of Superman-like Gotham & Gotham Girl wove a tale of how two people were inspired by Batman to make a different in Gotham City. There was surprising emotion attached to this volume in which David Finch artistically portrayed very well. The only flaw to the story ..... the unnecessary appearance of the Justice League. I felt that it wasn't needed & if King wanted to add guest-stars ...... it should have been limited to Superman. The addition of Duke Thomas to the Batman family is a long time in coming & I see him more of an intelligence analyst that a caped crusader. Oracle proved that heroes can be found behind the computer screen. Suicide Squad leader ..... Amanda Waller joins the cast of Batman for the foreseeable future & it's about time both the Wall & the Bat go head-to-head again. I have been waiting for this since the two met 30 years ago in the classic "Suicide Squad #10 (1987)". King is definitely the New King on Batman!
Date published: 2017-01-15

Editorial Reviews

“Snyder indelibly defined the Dark Knight’s previous era, but King proves a worthy
successor as he takes over the title for DC’s wildly popular Rebirth initiative.” —Booklist

“[Tom King] crafts an incredible story.” —Nerdist
 
“A clean, simple gateway into the Batman franchise…” —IGN
 
“King sets a new stage and tone for Batman and Gotham.” —PopMatters