Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman Deluxe Edition
Downloadable Graphic Novel
Celebrating the legacy of the Dark Knight, DETECTIVE COMICS: 80 YEARS OF BATMAN follows the best-selling ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN. Curated by guest editor Paul Levitz, it features reprints of the Dark Knight's most memorable adventures, from his first appearance to the debuts of Robin, Batwoman, Bat-Mite and Batgirl, as well as villains including Two-Face, the Riddler, Clayface, Man-Bat and more.
And, published for the first time anywhere: a new tale of a traumatic early moment in Bruce Wayne's life written by Paul Levitz with art by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz, and an extraordinary look at a long-ago work in progress-the original layouts for the Batman tale from DETECTIVE COMICS #200, as illustrated by Lew Sayre Schwartz (and signed "Bob Kane"). As if that's not enough, this volume includes essays on Batman from contributors including Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Glen David Gold, Dennis O'Neil, former San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman and pulp historian Anthony Tollin.
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In April, 2019, Batman turned 80. In New York City, there is a current exhibition at the Society of Illustrators titled “Illustrating Batman: Eighty Years of Comics and Pop Culture” which shows the evolution of Batman with vintage and modern original comics art, as well as interior and cover pages. Batman debuted in Detective Comics No. 27 on March 30, 1939 and has evolved over the last 80… (more)