Author(s): Matthew K. Manning
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. The Batman Files is Bruce Wayne's secret book that consists of journal entries from Batman's war on crime, in-depth villain dossiers and other bat-computer files, faux news articles describing major events in Batman's life, and hundreds of illustrations taken from the comics. The book will also include blueprints and schematics of Batman's costumes, vehicles, and weapons, and the Batcave, and a variety of sketches made to look like they were penned by the Caped Crusader himself, including a child's drawing of the horrible bat Bruce saw down in the cave.
Matthew K. Manning's work includes scripts for DC's The Batman Strikes!, Justice League Adventures, and Looney Tunes. He has worked for Marvel on Spider-Man Unlimited and Marvel Romance Redux. He also writes about comics, in Iron Man: The Ultimate Guide to the Armored Super Hero, Wolverine: Inside the World of the Living Weapon, The Batman Vault, Marvel Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide, Hulk: The Incredible Guide, Marvel Heroes: Greatest Battles, and the upcoming DC Chronicle.