Parents' Guide to

Batman: Nightwalker: DC Icons Series

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Suspenseful teen Batman tale leaps from comic to novel form.

Book Marie Lu Mystery 2018
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Very Good Highly Recommend For Age 12+

Hi So I read this book and I highly recommend it all though there is a bit of language like damn and hell but other than that I loved it I couldn't stop reading it! also there is a bit of violence but nothing that will bug a 12 yr old i don't struggle with that but i still recommend it very well written

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Writing about superheroes without the visual impact of comic book artwork is challenging, but this early adventure of an iconic hero works hard to match a comic's pacing and sense of spectacle. With Batman: Nightwalker, writer Marie Lu clearly loves her Bat-lore and is having fun imaging Bruce Wayne's formative years. The book, however, miscalculates the appeal of its main villain. Madeleine has her interesting quirks, but she pales in comparison to most of the other antagonists in Batman's rogues gallery. The other Nightwalkers are mostly just ciphers.

Still, there's enough suspense generated to propel readers to the climactic confrontation, which is well choreographed and full of surprises. Teen Batman still needs to grow up a bit, but Nightwalkers is an intriguing look back.

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