The Complete HistoryBook - 1999
Following on the heels of Superman: The Complete History, author Les Daniels spotlights another famed crime fighterone who is perhaps even more popular than Superman. Batman, the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knightwhatever name he goes by, he is recognized by millions of fans as the most enigmatic and complex character in the super hero pantheon. Driven by personal demons, Bruce Wayne has loosed his shadow self on the villainy of Gotham City for 60 years. In celebration of this anniversary, Chronicle Books is proud to offer the first definitive account of Batman's heroic exploits. Les Daniels covers it allfrom Batman's creation and runaway success in 1939, to the campy antics of the Adam West TV show, to the emergence of Frank Miller's very disturbed and very dark Dark Knight, to the billion-dollar movie franchise and beyond. Illustrated with archival comic book art and rare Batman paraphernalia, Batman: The Complete History also includes a comic book story colored by animator Bruce Timm especially for this book. Designed by Batman fan Chip Kidd, this history will please the hardcore fans, and win many new ones.
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Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c1999
Characteristics: 206 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: Batman, the life and times of the dark knight
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