Title: Batman: Nightwalker
Author: Marie Lu
Illustrator: Chris Wildgoose
Adapter: Stuart Moore
Publisher: DC Ink
Published: October 1st 2019
Series: DC Icons
Edition: ARC Graphic Novel
Genre: YA Superheroes
Bruce Wayne is turning 18 and inheriting his family’s fortune. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice that leads him to Arkham Asylym, the infamous mental hospital. There, he meets Madeline Wallace, a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope. Madeline is the mystery Bruce must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees?
Bruce Wayne is proof that you don’t need superpowers to be a superhero, but can he survive Madeleine’s game of tense intrigue and deception?
This graphic novel adaptation from New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu and artist Christian Wildgoose is a dark, action-packed thrill ride!
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher, all opinions are my own
Thank you to Penguin Random House for sending me an ARC copy of this book to review!
This graphic novel is an adaptation of Marie Lu’s novel of Batman: Nightwalker, I enjoyed the novel immensely so when I received an email asking if I’d like to review the graphic novel, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity!
I really liked the artwork for this, I think I might’ve liked it more if Marie Lu herself had done the artwork but her drawings are incredible! Either way, I still enjoyed taking in the drawings and the detail for it and rereading the story over again, I can definitely say that it’s how I imagined it to be when I read the novel.
I’ve given both the graphic novel and the original both four stars, I was able to immerse myself into the story both times and I liked seeing Bruce Wayne when he was 18 and just figuring out becoming Batman. It was a quick read, I managed to get it done within the hour, so if you enjoyed reading the original novel, I definitely recommend picking up this graphic novel, I think even if you couldn’t get into the book you might find it easier to read this one instead, it misses nothing out and you still get the entire story.
I couldn’t get into Wonder Woman: Warbringer so I’m really looking forwards to that one coming out as a graphic novel in 2020 as I feel that I would be able to read that one a bit better and I’m most excited for Catwoman (if they do that one too)