BATMAN “FALSE FACES” hardcover

Batman False Faces

Tonight I read BATMAN “FALSE FACES” hardcover, all stories written by Brian K. Vaughan.

Vaughan modestly suggests in the Introduction that he was surprised that DC would collect these stories, especially as they are among his earliest writing work with DC. I guess a Batman movie must be out soon, huh? The truth is, the stories are excellent, and the title False Faces is not a story title, but in fact relates to the theme of “hidden identities” that all these stories share.

The hardcover begins with an excellent 3-part Batman versus Scarface epic, then an equally entertaining adventure against the Mad Hatter, until concluding with a 2-part Wonder Woman story (BKV’s earliest work at DC). Though not flawless, the writing is consistently good, and the storytelling intelligent, with some “pop culture” references that Vaughan likes to sneak into his work.

Overall, better than I was expecting and recommended!

Score: 8 out of 10.

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