The Judas Coin by Walt Simonson

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This centuries-spanning original graphic novel from legendary writer/artist Walter Simonson cleverly ties the Biblical story of Judas to the DC Universe. Simonson shows how one of the silver coins Judas was paid to betray Jesus has had an impact on the DC Universe, with chapters starring The Golden Gladiator (70 A.D.), The Viking Prince (900 A.D.), Captain Fear (1740) and Bat Lash (1880). The centerpiece of the book is an epic battle between Batman and Two-Face. The story blasts into the future as well, with a final chapter set in the year 2070.

About Walt Simonson

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Walter Simonson is a legendary writer/artist who began his career at DC Comics over the years with the award-winning Manhunter feature that ran in DETECTIVE COMICS from 1973-1974. His best-known work may be a highly acclaimed run on THOR in the 1980s (Simonson made a cameo appearance in the 2011 THOR feature film). He also has written and illustrated runs of FANTASTIC FOUR, ORION, METAL MEN, ELRIC: THE MAKING OF A SORCERER, as well as original graphic novels like THE STARSLAMMERS and the official comics adaptations of ALIEN and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. His most recent comics work is writing the comics adaptation of WORLD OF WARCRAFT for DC.
Published September 18, 2012 by DC Comics. 104 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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With 40 years in the comic book business, Simonson has a long, celebrated career building epic comic book mythology, including acclaimed runs on superhero comics’ licensed pop culture franchises and his own creations and co-creations.

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The tale is a typically excellent Batman tale by Simonson, despite the fact it has been over a decade since Simonson last used the character.

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Published by DC Comics, The Judas Coin is a new original graphic novel from writer/artist Walter Simonson.

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It's very pleasing to read this huge variety of stories in one compact package, especially when most writers today take 6-8 issues to tell a story that traditionally would've been told in 2 or 3 issues of a comic.

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