Celebrating the Life of Gotham's Caped CrusaderBy Allen KesingerSince his creation by Bob Kane, Batman has since become a cultural icon. From comics and television to movies and video games, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't know about the Dark Knight. Batman was different from other comic book heroes, who have been endowed with god-like powers at their disposal, in that he's just a man driven by his pursuit of justice. This week's Check It Out, which highlights some of the classic Batman graphic novels and films available at the Newport Beach Public Library, celebrates Bob Kane's legacy.
"The Long Halloween" by Tim Sale and Jeff Loeb: Part of the Sale/Loeb Batman trilogy, "The Long Halloween" tells the story of Batman's toughest investigation as high-ranking members of Gotham City's organized crime ring are being murdered by a serial killer who strikes on holidays. Leading the case is Dist. Atty. Harvey Dent, whose intensity and dedication will strain his marriage and test friendships. Ultimately, Dent will discover that not even he is immune from Gotham's cancer of crime.