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    I went to the comic book store on friday and picked up dark victory 1. I'll have to reread it. Is the rest of it worth getting or should i i get the TPB?

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    Is it ever?

    I recommend starting with Long Halloween. Then moving on to Dark Victory, as it is sort of a sequal.

    Both books are available in trade format, and are two of my favorite Batman tales. Highly recommended!

    I really tend to like all Loeb/Sale books.

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    I picked this up two weeks ago as a local store had a big sale (it was 50% off).

    I cannot even begin to talk about how much I loved this story. I may have even preferred it to Long Halloween (although, I'll go back and re-read the LH).

    This was a total page turner.

    One of the highlight was the characterization of Alfred.

    The scene with Alfred speaking with Dick while flashing back to a young Bruce was heartbreaking.

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    i did see the Long Halloween in TPB at the comic book store but wasn't sure if i wanted it at that time...Iwas collecting NML and Knightfall at the time. I'll be sure to get them soon tho.

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    Long Halloween is slightly better than Dark Victory, in my opinion. I'd suggest reading both, in order, as mentioned above. Also, unless you can find the single issues for less than Amazon or a local retailer's copy of the trade, I'd say buy the trade - it's nice to have, and often less expensive.

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    so is $7.50 and isue too much? lol

    How many TPBare there for Darkl Victory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guts/Batman
    so is $7.50 and isue too much? lol

    How many TPBare there for Darkl Victory?
    One TBP, and it currently costs $19.95 at comic shops.

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    definitely a great read! pick up the tpb, it's cheaper
    same with long halloween

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    While I though The Long Halloween was a little better, you can't go wrong with Dark Victory.

    I also like how Sale drew Dick as a kid compared to Bruce

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    I thought both books were quite well written and fantastically drawn. I think Tim Sale's art makes everyone think they are better stories than they really are - the same trick Johnny Depp pulled in Pirates of the Carribean.

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    $8 per issue? Yikes!

    Heh - LH and DV were printed in trade form before the 6/trade phenomenon started.

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    i think ill get the trades... lol

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    Has anyone here read Dark Victory without having read Long Halloween?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meethraa
    Has anyone here read Dark Victory without having read Long Halloween?
    yeah i have. makes no difference, still a great read

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    Quote Originally Posted by outlander78
    Heh - LH and DV were printed in trade form before the 6/trade phenomenon started.
    Hence I actually own them unlike Hush

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