The Batman Files

The Batman Files

Book - 2014
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Discovered in the Batcave, The Batman Files is Bruce Wayne's secret journal, containing all the intricate information needed to carry on his mission, just in case ...Batman is a cultural, super-hero icon. First introduced in 1939, the alter ego of Bruce Wayne has been known through countless DC comics, a TV series, and mega hit movies.

 Unearthed from the depths of the Batcave by Mathew K. Manning, The Batman Files begins with Wayne's childhood drawings and continues along a time line of significant events in Batman's life. Complete and authentic in every way possible, all of Batman's friends and foes--from Poison Ivy, Catwoman, the Riddler, and Penguin, to the Joker, Batgirl, Mr. Freeze, and of course, Robin--appear throughout the dossier to provide a framework of the Caped Crusader's entire career.

 Completely outlining Batman's war on crime, The Batman Files includes in-depth computer files, news articles, crime scene photos, blueprints, schematics, and actual maps of Gotham City that were collected, and in many cases even drawn, by the Caped Crusader himself.

 High production values include black matte gilding, as well as a high-tech fabric cover--complete with a metallic Batman emblem to secure the secret contents within. Each detail of Batman's life is carefully and faithfully detailed with the involvement of DC Comics inside The Batman Files --destined to be the must-have gift for every avid Batman fan and collector.
Publisher: Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel, c2014.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781449462147
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 MAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.


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Apr 14, 2016

A well researched project, this is written and presented from the point of view of Batman himself, as if the Dark Knight were compiling a personal journal about his life, his allies, and his adversaries. Along with comics art, blueprints, diagrams, newspaper articles, copies of witness statements and psychological reports, the book goes through the life and times of the Dark Knight in a different way. It's not strictly speaking an encyclopedia- the fact that some entries end jarringly with no continued material speaks to that, but taken as a mock up of Batman's perspective, the project works exceedingly well. Author Matthew Manning produced an exceptional read, and it shows in the results.

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