Preview–Catch up with eight decades of Bat-history in Batman: The Ultimate Guide

Whether you’ve been along for the ride for many or all of the history of DC Comics’ Dark Knight Detective or your first exposure to the Caped Crusader is the new movie The Batman, a new guide will take readers on a ride from the first issue through the latest story arcs.  Catch up with Batman’s entire career, with full details of his biggest adventures and battles, his allies, loves, and array of key enemies in Batman: The Ultimate Guide, from DK Publishing.  Writer Matthew K. Manning takes readers back to Bruce Wayne’s emergence from the shadows in the pages of Detective Comics in 1939, and vowed to avenge his parents’ murder and fight for justice in crime-ridden, corrupt Gotham City.  This is a massive, 655-page full color volume, and a new edition of Manning’s previous work on the subject, this time with a foreword by Batman writer Tom King.

Here’s a giant, 16-page preview of Batman: The Ultimate Guide:

Just released by DK, this in-world celebration of DC’s most popular character explores his background and array of weapons and vehicles, his allies, and his formidable rogues gallery, including The Joker, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, The Riddler, Penguin, Bane, Scarecrow, Killer Croc, and many more.

The book promises a definitive account, featuring recent DC storylines including Rebirth, Dark Nights: Metal, and Dark Nights: Death Metal.  Featuring reproductions of original artwork from the actual comics pages, get your copy of Batman: The Ultimate Guide, now available here at Amazon.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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