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The Batman Files

by Matthew Manning
 

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The Batman Dossier 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 to be used as crime scene photos, newspaper article photos, etc. The

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The Batman Dossier 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 to be used as crime scene photos, newspaper article photos, etc. 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. There will also be a few commissioned pieces for the book including reproductions of items like tickets to the Haley Circus, the crest of Bruce Wayne’s prep school, and Bruce Wayne’s childhood drawings.

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“It will make any comic book enthusiast in your home, little or otherwise, positively batty.” (People magazine)

“This is the ultimate gift item for the inveterate Batman fan.” (Martin Brady, BookPage)

“The truly spectacular Batman Files coffee-table giant qualifies as the ultimate treasure trove of this incomparable superhero.” (The Denver Post)

“…the book contains a lot of fun little bits that hardcore Bat-fanatics should get a kick out of..." (Joey Esposito, IGN.com)

"...destined to be the must-have gift for every avid Batman fan and collector.” (Malcom Reynolds, ComicBookMovie.com)

"…highlights the first 50 issues of Batman’s existence, as well as loads of extras, including weapons schematics, maps, newspaper clippings, and—of particular interest—Bruce Wayne’s training regimen.” (Sam DeHority, Men's Fitness)

“What’s inside this book is…really unbelievable. It’s gorgeously illustrated.” (Tony Guerrero, Comic Vine)

"The author has put a great amount of detail making each piece that hasn't appeared anywhere else feel true to the comics." (Intruder, ComicBookMovie.com)

"'The Batman Files' makes an incredible gift for the serious fan of the Caped Crusader." (Joseph Szadkowski, Washington Times)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449408220
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
13.28(w) x 10.22(h) x 1.52(d)

Meet the Author


Born in a rural town in Ohio, Matthew K. Manning can’t remember a time when he wasn’t writing and drawing comics. After journeying to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts, Manning quickly dropped the notion of becoming a comic artist when he realized there was actual work involved. Instead, Matthew adopted the idea of simply writing comic books, and is still amazed that no one has caught wise to his crafty machinations. Manning’s work includes scripts for DC's The Batman Strikes!, Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century, Justice League Adventures, and Looney Tunes. He also has worked for Marvel on titles such as Spider-Man Unlimited and Marvel Romance Redux and has written scripts for several other minor comic book companies, some of which even paid him.

When not writing comics, Manning writes about comics in books like 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. He currently lives in Brooklyn.

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