Batman: The Imposter
Batman-The-Imposter.jpg
Cover of Batman: The Imposter #1 (October 2021), art by Andrea Sorrentino.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
ScheduleMonthly
FormatLimited series
GenreNeo-noir
Superhero
Publication dateOctober – December 2021
No. of issues3
Main character(s)Batman
Leslie Thompkins
Blair Wong
Creative team
Written byMattson Tomlin
Artist(s)Andrea Sorrentino
Letterer(s)Andrea Sorrentino
Colorist(s)Jordie Bellaire
Collected editions
HardcoverISBN 978-1779514325

Batman: The Imposter is an American comic book published by DC Comics under its Black Label imprint. The three-issue limited series, written by Mattson Tomlin and illustrated and lettered by Andrea Sorrentino, began publication on October 12 and concluded on December 14, 2021.

Publication

Batman: The Imposter was written by Mattson Tomlin and illustrated and lettered by Andrea Sorrentino, with colors by Jordie Bellaire.[1] The limited series was officially announced by DC Comics as a title under the DC Black Label — an imprint designed to allow comic book writers to submit their own unique interpretations of traditional DC Universe (DCU) characters for a more mature audience.[2]

The three issues of Batman: The Imposter were released by DC Comics at monthly intervals, with the first being published on October 12, 2021, and the last on December 14.[3] Batman: The Imposter was also published simultaneously in the following territories: Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain and Turkey.[4] The three issues were collected into a hardcover edition of the series, which was published on February 22, 2022.[5]

Issues

Title Issue Publication date Comicscore Index Ref.
Batman: The Imposter #1 October 12, 2021 72 [6][7]
Batman: The Imposter #2 November 9, 2021 72 [8][9]
Batman: The Imposter #3 December 14, 2021 74 [10][11]

Reception

Reviewing the first issue of Batman: The Imposter, Dustin Holland of Comic Book Resources described the life-like version of Batman featured in the series as "a refreshingly vulnerable vision of the Dark Knight". Holland also commented on how the brutal fight sequences increase the "human quality" of the comic book. At the end of his analysis, Holland wrote: "Batman: The Imposter #1 kicks off the series with a bang and promises more thought-provoking, beautifully drawn excitement is to come".[12]

Chris Arrant of GamesRadar+ compared Batman: The Imposter to Batman: Year One, Gotham Central and Batman: Earth One, due to the realistic tone the series addresses, which is similar to the other three comics.[13]

According to Comicscored.com, the series received generally favorable ratings, with a Comicscore Index of 73 based on 30 ratings from critics.[14]

See also

References

  1. ^ DC Publicity (July 16, 2021). "DC CONNECT #15 - SEE WHAT'S COMING IN OCTOBER!". DC Comics.com. DC Comics. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  2. ^ Rolph, Ben (July 14, 2021). "Batman: The Imposter Will Feature DC's Grittiest Dark Knight Yet". Screen Rant. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  3. ^ Meenan, Devin (January 18, 2022). "Every New Batman Comic Released In 2021". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  4. ^ DC Publicity (July 14, 2021). "Batman: The Imposter - A Gritty, Noir Version of Gotham City Greets the Dark Knight!". DC Comics.com. DC Comics. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  5. ^ Drum, Nicole (December 13, 2021). "Batman: The Imposter #3 Preview Teases "No Going Back" for Bruce Wayne (Exclusive)". ComicBook.com. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  6. ^ "BATMAN: THE IMPOSTER #1". DC Comics.com. DC Comics. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  7. ^ "Batman: The Imposter (2021) #1". Comicscored.com. Comicscored. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  8. ^ "BATMAN: THE IMPOSTER #2". DC Comics.com. DC Comics. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  9. ^ "Batman: The Imposter (2021) #2". Comicscored.com. Comicscored. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  10. ^ "BATMAN: THE IMPOSTER #3". DC Comics.com. DC Comics. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  11. ^ "Batman: The Imposter (2021) #3". Comicscored.com. Comicscored. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  12. ^ Holland, Dustin (October 18, 2021). "DC's Batman: The Imposter #1 Comic Review". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  13. ^ Arrant, Chris (October 8, 2021). "Dr. Leslie Thompkins has words with Bruce in Batman: The Imposter #1 preview". GamesRadar+. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  14. ^ "Batman: The Imposter (2021) » Comicscored". Comicscored. Retrieved April 21, 2022.