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Batman: A Visual History follows the DC Comics Super Hero from his 1939 beginnings as a crime-fighting vigilante to his present status as a worldwide cultural icon approaching his 75th anniversary.

The book celebrates Batman''s greatest stories and the writers and artists that created them. It also charts the careers of the Super Heroes and super-villains — Robin, the Justice League, the Joker, Catwoman — associated with Gotham City''s Dark Knight. The debuts of every key Batman character are featured, as well as some details of Batman movie and TV series, both live-action and animated.

Perfect for any comic book fan, this visually stunning, definitive guide arrives in a slipcase featuring specially commissioned artwork by a top DC Comics artist plus two original prints.

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"Perfect for any comic book fan." – ComicRelated.com

"[P]erfect choice for your Batcave." – TheFandomPost.com

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Matthew K. Manning has contributed to more than 40 books and comic books, including DK’s Batman: A Visual History, DC Comics: A Visual History and DC Comics: Year by Year. When not writing comics themselves, Manning often writes books about the comic book medium and its rich history.

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©~K.I.S.S`E.S.S~Just. For. You.~©
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~What a HIStory this is.....WOW.~
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2014
Bat Fans, you most definitely HAVE to add this one to your collection, or like myself, buy it so you can start one. I own an abundance of the comics, but after reading this, I realized I am not as schooled on Batman as I thought. Not that I know it all, but considering just... See more
Bat Fans, you most definitely HAVE to add this one to your collection, or like myself, buy it so you can start one. I own an abundance of the comics, but after reading this, I realized I am not as schooled on Batman as I thought. Not that I know it all, but considering just how much information is presented here, it is both awesome while leaving you awestruck. From 1939 to 2014, the information is quite detailed and it is fascinating to understand how, from small beginnings as a comic strip originally entitled Bat-Man, the removal of the hyphen would signal a change that Batman would never be the same. This book is big, really big, and gives us something I did not expect. Here on Amazon, the images shown to be the front and back of the book actually are not images for the book, rather the large case that holds the book. The two combined bring a weight a little over 6 pounds, so know you will not get through this read quickly, and neither should you want to do so. The artwork of Jason Fabok is stellar, as always, and the exclusive prints are illustrated by him, as well. The first print is the actual cover to the book, and the second shows the case images as a solid piece, with 4 snapshots of a young Bruce Wayne after his parents were killed, Joker, Batman & Catwoman, and Apokolips battling Batman. Perhaps the only gripe about this visual history is the size of the font when reading the caption of the comic books listed about Batman''s history. Maybe making the book a half inch taller would have benefited those of us may not wear glasses, but can struggle at times with fonts this size. The binding is tight, and gives just enough to allow for page turning that should not weaken the spine of the book. 75 years, that''s a lot to cover on any topic, but if you are reading this, then you have surely determined Batman is well worth it. I encourage you to stop waiting & start paying. 5 stars. No diggity, no doubt.
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Focuses on the comic book runs for Detective Comics and Batman. Ends in 2016(When I started collecting).
Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2018
I like it, but this book solely focuses on the comics. It seems to go year by year and takes some key issues to show and talk about. It''s not bad, but I was really hoping for some more information in other ways. It''s still a great book to have if you collect Batman Comics... See more
I like it, but this book solely focuses on the comics. It seems to go year by year and takes some key issues to show and talk about. It''s not bad, but I was really hoping for some more information in other ways. It''s still a great book to have if you collect Batman Comics and Trade paperbacks, but I think I should have gotten some encyclopedias on Batman. Considering the cost of the book I could have likely gotten 2-3 of those types and been better off....that said it''s a nice book.

It has great artwork and is layered out in a fantastic way. This is going to be a coffee table book for sure.
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Laura Young
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Great book for Batman collectors!
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2017
Got this as a gift for a family member sight unseen and it was an excellent choice. He collects Batman memorabilia so it was a shot in the dark that he wouldn''t have this, but as it turns out, he didn''t. EXCELLENT price - I was able to stick within the exchange limits, yet... See more
Got this as a gift for a family member sight unseen and it was an excellent choice. He collects Batman memorabilia so it was a shot in the dark that he wouldn''t have this, but as it turns out, he didn''t. EXCELLENT price - I was able to stick within the exchange limits, yet get a great gift that was totally appreciated. Contains images and history of Batman, other "good guys" and villains throughout the years. Very well put together - every collector should have this book.
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Mike
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Great read,
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2017
This book is perfect for diving in to the fictional realm of The Dark Knight a visual History examines. The character and his world year by year, era by era from Detective Comics #27 of 1939 to Batman Eternal #1 of 2014. The visual aspect of this over-sized book actually... See more
This book is perfect for diving in to the fictional realm of The Dark Knight a visual History examines. The character and his world year by year, era by era from Detective Comics #27 of 1939 to Batman Eternal #1 of 2014. The visual aspect of this over-sized book actually stands as a fantastic source of reference for hardcore fans and casual readers alike. For what is likely the most complete and up to date history of Batman yet!
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SpontaneousUniq
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Great Collector''s Addition!
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2015
Purchased this book for my husband for Christmas, which of whom is a HUGE Batman fan and he absolutely LOVES it! This book gives a run down of the art work, story developments and history enhancements throughout the years starting from the absolute beginning 75 years ago!... See more
Purchased this book for my husband for Christmas, which of whom is a HUGE Batman fan and he absolutely LOVES it! This book gives a run down of the art work, story developments and history enhancements throughout the years starting from the absolute beginning 75 years ago! This book makes a great gift for any Batman fan who is interested in the changes from beginning to present day. Would definitely recommend as a needed purchase for any Batman collection!
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Emily
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HUGE BOOK!
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2019
Way better than I had expected it to be and was well worth the money, durable hardcover book with a durable cardboard sleeve, beautiful and vivid poster prints included
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Scott Rogers
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Excellent!
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2015
If you buy one book about Batman, it should be this. A fantastic retrospective on the 75 year history of pop culture''s greatest character. Much more attention to the golden and silver age than I anticipated. The timeline is a much have for anyone with a passing interest in... See more
If you buy one book about Batman, it should be this. A fantastic retrospective on the 75 year history of pop culture''s greatest character. Much more attention to the golden and silver age than I anticipated. The timeline is a much have for anyone with a passing interest in the history of Batman. Highly recommended.
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This book is a must!!!
Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2019
If you want a complete history of Batman there are two books you will ever need. This book, which contains a complete history of Batman comics from 1939 until the beginning of new 52. You will get information on each key comic and high quality pictures. This book goes from... See more
If you want a complete history of Batman there are two books you will ever need. This book, which contains a complete history of Batman comics from 1939 until the beginning of new 52. You will get information on each key comic and high quality pictures. This book goes from year to year! Also pick up the newly released detective comics 80 years of batman which contains many of the key comics contained in this book. I promise you won''t be disappointed!!!
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Lisa H.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 11, 2015
Sons Christmas socking filler he loves it!
Sons Christmas socking filler he loves it!
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Copertina per Copertina | Libro in INGLESE
Reviewed in Italy on September 10, 2015
Il libro in Inglese ripercorre di anno in anno la storia del Giustiziere Macherato dalla sua prima comparsa in Detective Comics #27. La struttura del libro è molto semplice: per ogni anno di Batman (a partire dall''uscita nel 1939) viene introdotto in un breve riassunto il...See more
Il libro in Inglese ripercorre di anno in anno la storia del Giustiziere Macherato dalla sua prima comparsa in Detective Comics #27. La struttura del libro è molto semplice: per ogni anno di Batman (a partire dall''uscita nel 1939) viene introdotto in un breve riassunto il periodo, i nuovi personaggi e gadget introdotti etc e poi tramite la copertine più celebri dell''anno tracciata una storia generale dell''eroe. Il libro è sia per neofiti che per collezionisti ma sembra più orientato verso i primi (la qualità di informazioni è poca paragonata alla mole di dati: il percorso finisce con il 2013/4). Ho trovato molto interessante questo libro perché offre alcuni fan facts che non conoscevo ed è un ottimo modo per avvicinarsi alla storia di Batman. Ovviamente solo per fan del personaggio.
Il libro in Inglese ripercorre di anno in anno la storia del Giustiziere Macherato dalla sua prima comparsa in Detective Comics #27.
La struttura del libro è molto semplice: per ogni anno di Batman (a partire dall''uscita nel 1939) viene introdotto in un breve riassunto il periodo, i nuovi personaggi e gadget introdotti etc e poi tramite la copertine più celebri dell''anno tracciata una storia generale dell''eroe.

Il libro è sia per neofiti che per collezionisti ma sembra più orientato verso i primi (la qualità di informazioni è poca paragonata alla mole di dati: il percorso finisce con il 2013/4).
Ho trovato molto interessante questo libro perché offre alcuni fan facts che non conoscevo ed è un ottimo modo per avvicinarsi alla storia di Batman.
Ovviamente solo per fan del personaggio.
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Cubrepolvo dañado / damaged dust cover
Reviewed in Mexico on March 21, 2018
El libro es mágnifico, lástima que el cubrepolvo venía dañado. Aún y con ese detalle lo hubiera adquirido ya que el precio fue muy bueno. El vendedor debería de indicar este tipo de detalles en su producto. The book is awesome, pity that the dust cover was damaged, but I...See more
El libro es mágnifico, lástima que el cubrepolvo venía dañado. Aún y con ese detalle lo hubiera adquirido ya que el precio fue muy bueno. El vendedor debería de indicar este tipo de detalles en su producto. The book is awesome, pity that the dust cover was damaged, but I still have acquired it, the price was very good. The seller should indicate this type of issue in the product.
El libro es mágnifico, lástima que el cubrepolvo venía dañado. Aún y con ese detalle lo hubiera adquirido ya que el precio fue muy bueno. El vendedor debería de indicar este tipo de detalles en su producto.

The book is awesome, pity that the dust cover was damaged, but I still have acquired it, the price was very good. The seller should indicate this type of issue in the product.
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Ottimo!
Reviewed in Italy on September 25, 2017
Consigliabile a tutti i fan del cavaliere oscuro in particolar modo ai più giovani ma anche a chi, come me, è da anni nel settore. Ottima la parte grafica e il modo utilizzato per analizzare la materia. Da avere. Tempi di consegna nella norma.
Consigliabile a tutti i fan del cavaliere oscuro in particolar modo ai più giovani ma anche a chi, come me, è da anni nel settore. Ottima la parte grafica e il modo utilizzato per analizzare la materia.
Da avere.
Tempi di consegna nella norma.
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William
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Massive batman book
Reviewed in Canada on April 7, 2015
Excellent and massive book. It''s about all the batman comics, it does a great time line of all the important events in the batman mytho. I saw that one in a book store for more than 50$. On amazon it was 35 $ !
Excellent and massive book. It''s about all the batman comics, it does a great time line of all the important events in the batman mytho. I saw that one in a book store for more than 50$. On amazon it was 35 $ !
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Batman: A Visual History

The definitive guide to the world of the Dark Knight

Batman: A Visual History follows the DC Comics hero from his 1939 origin as a vigilante created by Bob Kane to his present status as a worldwide cultural icon. The book features Batman''s greatest stories and charts the careers of the Super Heroes and super-villains associated with the Dark Knight, including Robin, the Justice League, the Joker, and Catwoman.

Includes two original prints!

1948

By 1948, the average Batman issue contained three stories rather than the former four tales per issue. However, now used to this format, the writers and artists seemed to pack more of a punch per tale, giving readers as much story as they could in every issue.

Batman Goes Sci-Fi!

In the 1950s, science-fiction elements became common in many of Batman''s storylines.

Robin Leaves the Nest

In April of 1940, the character of Robin debuted in Detective Comics #38. Nearly 51 years later, the hero received his own title, even if the character wearing the costume had changed.


Comics in the 1930s

It was the dawn of the comic book, the introduction of the Super Hero. The 1930s gave the world a new medium and that medium''s biggest stars. And right there, among the first, was Batman.


Dragging Out the Joke

While it would only last nine issues, the Joker''s ongoing series marked the first time a Batman villain received top billing on his own merit.


The Son of Batman

Batman had held a dead Robin in his arms before, but Damian''s death was even more of a tragedy. After all, Damian was Bruce Wayne''s very own flesh and blood.

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Batman: high quality online sale A Visual History online sale

Batman: high quality online sale A Visual History online sale

Batman: high quality online sale A Visual History online sale

Batman: high quality online sale A Visual History online sale

Batman: high quality online sale A Visual History online sale

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Batman: high quality online sale A Visual History online sale

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Batman: high quality online sale A Visual History online sale

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