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Childhood's End
Arthur C. Clarke
Brian Michael Bendis, Olivier Coipel
Scrivener's Moon - Audio
Philip Reeve
Batman: Noel - Lee Bermejo I'm working off a fuzzy memory here, but I'm pretty sure I've already read another Batman version of A Christmas Carol. I feel like Sale was involved. If so, this isn't even a new idea for Batman, never mind the fact that doing a version of A Christmas Carol is just as cliched as doing a version of It's a Wonderful Life. What makes Noel different and, ultimately, worth 3 stars? I like that this version is far less literal in its retelling, though I think it might have worked better without the narration of the original story. The art is stunning more often than not, and I'd be happy to see more from this artist. But the dialog is too often more of a broad cartoon version of what I feel like these characters would really be saying.