Batman by Scott Snyder
The Black Mirror

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A NEW YORK TIMES #1 Bestseller
In "The Black Mirror," a series of brutal murders pushes Batman's detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City's oldest evils. Helpless and trapped in the deadly Mirror House, Batman must fight for his life against one of Gotham City's oldest and most powerful evils!
Then, in a second story called "Hungry City," the corpse of a killer whale shows up on the floor of one of Gotham City's foremost banks. The event begins a strange and deadly mystery that will bring Batman face-to-face with the new, terrifying faces of organized crime in Gotham.
This volume collects Detective Comics #871-881.
 

About Scott Snyder

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Scott Snyder has been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One-Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook and other journals. He most recently has co-written AMERICAN VAMPIRE for Vertigo/DC Comics, along with horror-master Stephen King, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS and SWAMP THING.
 
Published December 9, 2014 by DC Comics. 304 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With the DC Comics New 52 re-launch not only did their flagship titles they added numerous new ones and revamped other existing.

Jan 20 2013 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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Following the mind-blowing execution of last months issue of Batman, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo refuse to let up as they continue to follow Batman as he remains a prisoner of both the Court of Owls and his own worsening state of mind.

Feb 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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Synopsis: Bruce Wayne is back in the cowl, hunting a new and deadly killer in Gotham City – a killer with a vendetta against Bruce Wayne!

Jan 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

Examiner

Batman: Gates of Gotham hit the shelves of comic stores everywhere today, delivering the first of five issues to make up the miniseries.

Nov 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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The first annual to come out DC’s NEW 52 cannon happens to be nestled right within Scott Snyder’s Night of the Owls crossover, and manages to introduce Mr. Freeze to the new continuity while simultaneously tying him to the Court of Owls.

Jun 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have teamed up to tell the most compelling Batman story of the last twenty years.

Mar 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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Writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock bring a renewed darkness to Gotham City in BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR.

Feb 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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So, if you are only just getting into comics this is a great jumping on point and directly segues into DC’s newest Batman crossover event, “Night of Owls.” If you are a local Spokannite then pick up the trade paperback of Gates of Gotham at Merlyn’s and place a pre-order for the first Night of t...

Apr 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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The second issue of Batman, currently being helmed by writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, arrived on store shelves this week and continues to shine the brightest amongst all the other Bat-titles in DC’s New 52 lineup.

Nov 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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When Snyder first began writing Batman stories before DC’s New 52 launch, it was astounding.

Jan 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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Bruce Wayne, as well as his persona, have always felt that their connection to the pulse of Gotham was the most intimate of any of Gotham’s denizens, but with the jarring realization that a hidden organization has been calling the shots in Gotham for well over a century Bruce Wayne is dismayed an...

May 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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It should be noted that issue #7 starts to directly connect to the events taking place in Nightwing as demonstrated by a unique dual-perspective that can be seen in both issues of Batman #7 and Nightwing #7, making the latest Nightwing book the essential companion piece for the upcoming Night of ...

Mar 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have done it again with Batman #5 and yet, at the same time, have accomplished something we have never felt so strongly before in the medium of comics.

Jan 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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We see some fine illustrations of character interaction in this issue, particularly the chat we see between Dick Grayson and Bruce Wayne as Bruce begins to tell his personal tale of The Court of Owls.

Dec 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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Also, seeing Joker do his own dirty work -- breaking necks with his own hands -- is a great way to let the world know that, at least with Snyder's version of the Joker anyway, there is real danger around every corner.

Oct 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

Examiner

But it does change the relationship between Batman and the Joker and you get the sense that Batman actually gains the upper hand.

Feb 12 2013 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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Scott Snyder’s return of the Joker in Batman: Death of the Family is probably the most anticipated comic book event of the year, and his first issue of the storyline, “Knock Knock”, in Batman #13 does not disappoint.

Oct 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

The Trades

As the "Night of the Owls" continues in the Batman titles (it's a long, long night, and I look forward to someone annotating this once it's all over), Scott Snyder and James Tynion takes us on a slight detour into Arkham Asylum, where we're introduced to a Mister Freeze who is much more human, wh...

May 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

The Trades

It's a question first brought up, even if only lightly, during Death in the Family, and has been touched on several times since, most recently in Batman and Robin when Joker portrayed the black-masked Sexton, an aide to Dick and Damian while Batman was not-quite-but-almost dead.

Oct 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman: The Black Mirror

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