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10 Best Batman Comics Set At The Start Of Bruce Wayne's Career

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Stories set at the start of Batman's career are free to be more grounded than usual, especially in a Gotham corrupt enough to warrant a vigilante.

Fans of director Matt Reeves' latest film, The Batman, may have a craving for comic books starring a younger version of Bruce Wayne. Fortunately, this period has been intensely mined in the comics. Stories set at the start of Batman's career are free to be more grounded than usual, especially since it's conceivable how Gotham is corrupt enough to warrant a vigilante.

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As a result, Batman comics that occupy this time period can get away with representing more contemporary anxieties and realistic portrayals of violence. Additionally, a lot of character-based mileage can be strung out of a Bruce Wayne who's still finding himself. These factors have resulted in some exceptional comics throughout the years.

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Set in year two of Batman's war on crime, writer Joesph Loeb and artist Tim Sale's Batman: The Long Halloween, is widely considered the greatest comic. Batman: Dark Victory was their daring follow-up to that epic, going so far as to borrow the general setup of a year-long serial killer rampage.

What makes this comic worthwhile is how it justifies the existence of Robin in the same world as Batman: Year One. Loeb and Sale craft a touching account of recovery, codifying how Bruce's relationship with Dick Grayson allows him to confront his own trauma.

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