The Batman mythos has become a huge, multi-generation phenomenon in popular culture, and it isn’t hard to see why. Fan boys (and girls) of all ages watch the tormented hero running through his trials over and over again, being re-invented on occasion to suit the desires of the time. In 2005, Christopher Nolan gave Batman an edgy new face (and a whole bunch of cool new gadgets) for audiences to enjoy. The Dark Knight trilogy has recently come to a head with the release of The Dark Knight Rises, and (most) fans are ecstatic.
In July of this year, The Dark Knight Manual by Brandon T. Snider was released. And it is beautiful.
A dark, brooding coffee table edition that has the very mood and tone of the film. It is chalk-full of removable inserts, character profiles, color pictures from the films, maps and diagrams that help you immerse yourself in the world of Batman.
A couple of our favorites? How about a map of Arkham Asylum? Or The Joker’s Calling Cards? Gotham Police Department stickers? Oh yes. Fans can easily fall in love with this book. A great gift for Batman fans and a beautifully made addition to your coffee table selection.
The Dark Knight Manual: Tools, Weapons, Vehicles and Documents from the Batcave
Written by: Brandon T. Snider
Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Insight Editions
Released: July 10, 2012
Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.