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Batman Book Tells The Definitive History Of The Iconic Hero, And It's On Sale

80 years of Batman history in one book.


Batman has been one superhero fiction's most iconic characters for 80 years, first appearing in Detective Comics #27 back in 1939. He's gone on to inspire a massive spread of comics, films, TV shows, and games, evolving the character's mystique and presence with each passing decade. Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond chronicles that entire history, and it's on sale for $60.68 (normally 75) at Amazon right now.

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Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond -- $60.68 ($75)

The oversized, illustrated hardcover just released on October 29, but you can get it for 60.68 at Amazon right now.

The book follows "every incarnation of The Caped Crusader across comics, TV, animation, movies, video games and beyond" and features perspectives from some of the most influential people who have worked on Batman media. The list of contributors includes: Grant Morrison, Joel Schumacher, Frank Miller, Christopher Nolan, Julie Newmar, Tim Burton, Mark Hamill, Frank Miller, and more. Kevin Conroy, who lended his voice to Batman: The Animated Series, wrote the introduction, and former Batman actor Michael Keaton penned the foreword.

Co-authored by Andrew Farago and Gina McIntyre, the history of Batman is in good hands here. Farago has written similar books about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Peanuts, while McIntyre is known for her writing on Star Wars and Stranger Things.

As a book that covers all things Batman, readers will also find new material from DC and Warner Bros. such as film production photos and animated cels. Perhaps the coolest aspect of this book is the 40-page film treatment written by the late Batman co-creator Bob Kane.

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