Dream Of The Bat by Josh Simmons and Patrick Keck. $40. 144 pages, hardcover, color and black and white.

So happy to be able to get this out to people. This is the essential (and increasingly hard to find) collection of Simmons and Keck Batman comics. Collects Mark of The Bat, Twilight of The Bat, Birth of The Bat and Dream of The Bat, which is new for this collection. mMaking Batman comics is the art cartoonists hard won right, whether they are an experiment or truly stellar works of art. This one is in the latter category by a longshot. Simmons gets at something about the Batman archetype that is both funny and incredibly drawn by Keck. Could be be a regular issue of Elseworlds Batman, albeit a particularly amazing one. Grab this beauty of a comic!