ARC Review: Batman: Nightwalker (The Graphic Novel) by Marie Lu

Batman: Nightwalker (The Graphic Novel) by Marie Lu
Series: DC Icons
Published by DC Ink on October 1, 2019
Pages: 208, paperback edition
Source: Received an e-ARC from the publisher via Netgalley, which has in no way influenced my review

Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Marie Lu, this graphic novel adaptation brings to life the dark mysteries behind the gates of Arkham Asylum. Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and 18 year-old Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

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 Thoughts

Having read the original Batman: Nightwalker novel by Marie Lu a few years ago, it is such a joy to have it adapted for a graphic novel. Once again I thoroughly enjoyed this spin on Bruce Wayne in his younger years, solving crimes and getting up to no good around Gotham. While the story of the Nightwalkers is a little predictable in regards to certain minor characters being apart of the gang, I think the chemistry and friction between Bruce and Madeleine is entertaining and comes across really well through both the images and text in the graphic novel. I am definitely looking forward to seeing more of the DC Icons series adapted!

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