BATMAN: A VISUAL HISTORY – Book Review and Giveaway
Oh, Batman. How I love thee. A lot.
I’ve loved Batman for as long as I can remember. It wasn’t until The Dark Knight movie that I got really into him and all his past adventures. I’d grew up watching Batman, Batman Returns, and yes, even Batman and Robin. (Which I think is a great film! It’s the fun side of Batman rarely depicted in the movies.) So when we got the chance to review Batman: A Visual History, I was super keen to get to it!
Presented in a collector’s slipcase featuring specially commissioned artwork and containing two exclusive original prints by a top DC Comics comic book artist, Jason Fabok, Batman: A Visual History is packed with pages of stunning, full-color comic book art, including high-quality prints of classic and fan-loved covers. Written by leading DC Comics historian, Matthew K. Manning, with a foreword by Frank Miller, this definitive guide is organized by month and year, starting in May 1939 through April 2014, and charts the debut and careers of the Super Heroes and super-villains, including Robin, the Justice League, The Joker, and Catwoman, associated with the Dark Knight.
Batman: A Visual History is a thick coffee table book all about Batman and his past. It documents every comic that Batman has been in, all while giving brief summary’s of each issue, from his start in 1939 all the way till April 2014. Crazy, right? It’s definitely a must have for any Batman fan since it’s quite compact and has the history of the man who defined comics as we know it. This book is filled with beautiful art and even includes two prints!
All in all, Batman: A Visual History is a must own for any Batman fan and would definitely make a great Christmas present. *wink wink* I’d highly recommend this book and it’s companion, DC Comics: A Visual History, which we’ll be reviewing in the coming days, so be on the lookout!