The Batman Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the Batcave

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Jump in the Batmobile and get ready for a wild ride—this is a complete and in-depth look at the development of America's most popular super hero. From his vigilante days to his television stardom, from Dark Knight to mentor, this memorabilia- and anecdote-packed collection follows the masked man on his crime-fighting career, and charts the history of the comics and movies that bear his name.

How can one man be at times so vengeful, compassionate, determined, inspirational, and ...

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Overview


Jump in the Batmobile and get ready for a wild ride—this is a complete and in-depth look at the development of America's most popular super hero. From his vigilante days to his television stardom, from Dark Knight to mentor, this memorabilia- and anecdote-packed collection follows the masked man on his crime-fighting career, and charts the history of the comics and movies that bear his name.

How can one man be at times so vengeful, compassionate, determined, inspirational, and a true hero when he doesn’t possess special powers? Over the decades since his first appearance in the 1939, Batman and his alter-ego Bruce Wayne have thrilled readers with their adventures, close calls, dramatic storylines, and even death! Ultimately, the history of Batman is the history of America from the twentieth century to today.

With removable artifacts and never-before-seen sketches, notes, and plans, The Batman Vault is the perfect gift for the genuine fan of all ages.

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To The DC Vault and The Marvel Vault, Running Press now adds The Batman Vault, a unique assemblage of history and memorabilia about the Caped Crusader. This oversized treasure trove covers Batman's entire crime-fighting arc, from his first appearance in 1939 to all his new-millennium exploits and incarnations in books, comics, movies, TV shows, and animated series. This instant collectible "museum-in-a-book" even includes removable artifacts and never-before-seen notes, sketches, and plans. A must-have.
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San Francisco Book Review, January 2010
“…at once a primer on the character, a retrospective on his history in pop culture, and an impressive assemblage of timeless images, stories, and reproductions of collectibles.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762436637
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 251,389
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 13.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Robert Greenberger was given his first comic book at age six. Since then he’s been a passionate fan, and made a professional career out of comics. He has been a writer and editor at the major comic houses, and his adult nonfiction titles include The DC Comics Encyclopedia and The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Matthew K. Manning can’t remember a day when he wasn’t writing and drawing comics. After attending the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he settled on writing. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and ten thousand DC Comic books.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

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    The best present ever for the Batman geek!

    Amazing collection. Every section was full of surprises. It made my geek smile like a child in a candy store and sits in a place where he can see it every day. One of the best presents ever!

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