Often listed in the top-10 best Batman stories, Noel is a lushly illustrated Christmas Carol.
Lee Bermejo is a true artist. In every sense of the word. From his staccato narration to the loving brushstrokes that create a yester-world not glimpsed for two centuries. A work Charles Dickens would enjoy himself.
Batman is the Scrooge. Bob is one of the Joker’s henchmen. His son is Tiny Tim and the Joker is, well, the Joker. Catwoman is the Ghost of Christmas Past and Superman the Ghost of Christmas Present. Jacob Marley is represented by a generic Robin.
Fans of the Batman: Arkham Origins video game were offered the Noel Bat-suit as one of the skins available for play.
Dickens’ original novella was first published in 1843 in a London scrutinizing its own traditions. So popular was the story when it was released Dec. 19, it sold out by Christmas Eve. To this day, A Christmas Carol has never been out of print.
Like Dikens’ work, Bermejo has crafted a perennial tradition with this elseworld’s work.