Author(s): Matthew K. Manning
This is the incredible story of Batman including a slipcase featuring specially commissioned DC comics artwork and original prints. Explore Batman's fascinating story decade by decade, year by year, month by month. From Batman's beginning in 1939 to his 75th anniversary Batman Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle does what no other book has, showcasing Batman's evolution from a DC Comics vigilante crime-fighter to global superhero. Packed with original, full-colour artwork, in-depth profiles, storylines and events plus all Gotham City's iconic heroes and villains, including Robin, the JLA, the Joker and Catwoman. Discover all about their extraordinary DC comics debuts, the crucial events behind their creation and their influence today. Celebrating not only Batman's greatest stories but the writers and artists who created him, Batman Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle features the key team members such as Bob Kane and Jim Lee who brought Batman to life. Perfect for any comic book fan this visually stunning guide comes in a gifty slipcase featuring specially commissioned artwork by a top DC comic book artist, two original prints and foreword by Frank Miller. Copyright 2014 DC Comics. Batman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (Copyright) DC Comics. WB Shield: [trademark] & (Copyright) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).
Matthew K. Manning is a comic book writer, historian, and fan. Manning has written many takes on Batman, both fiction and non-fiction. He is also the author of many books on comic book super heroes for DK, including Marvel Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle and DC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle. Manning's work has received acclaim in a variety of publications, including People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Men's Fitness and The Washington Times.