Year 100 – must read Batman stories …12

The name says it all. This is Batman, set a hundred years after the original’s Gotham debut. Sadly, Gotham City is no better than it was a century ago. The police are still ravaged by corruption and too much of the city is gripped by poverty. But there is hope. There is a Batman. At least, that’s the myth. No, this isn’t Bruce Wayne at 120 years old. This is a new man in the suit, with a new Robin. But as we learn, the cape and cowl have become part of a legacy. A legacy most of Gotham has forgotten. Well, they’re about to get a reminder.

Year 100 is different. Not just because it’s set in the future. This is the rare Batman story that doesn’t try to hang tight to the Bruce Wayne version of Batman. It’s fresh and new and exciting. And yet, it has some very clear connections to Batman: Year One, keeping this wild fantasy of a futuristic Dark Knight tethered to the core mythology.

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