BATMAN together with his ultimate archenemy, the JOKER! Includes special edition guide book and TWO collectible 5.5" VINYL FIGURINES!
Explore the twisted and tangled relationship between Batman and the Joker through character profiles, tales from Gotham City, examine their greatest stories and the publishing history of these best-of-enemies through 75 years of history - from the Golden Age of comics to the Modern Age. Included with this set are two masterfully sculpted 1:14 scale vinyl figurines of the Dark Knight and the Joker!
Batman and The Joker - two eternal opposites, the savior of Gotham City and its tormentor. One seeks to protect the innocent, the other wants to prove to them that life is all one sick joke. This guide celebrates the greatest tales from over 75 years of conflict, including the stories of Grant Morrison and Scott Snyder. Spectacular visuals include the work of Frank Miller and Greg Capullo. This essential companion also takes you behind- the-scenes to discover the secrets of Gotham City, from the Batcave to the Gotham City Police Department files on The Joker. Taking you right up to the present day, these pages will help you decide who really has the last laugh...
A glimpse into the twisted and tangled relationship between Batman and the Joker, packaged with special vinyl figurines of Batman and The Joker.
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.90(h) x 3.20(d)|
|Age Range:||14 Years|
About the Author
Nick Abadzis has been creating books, magazines, comics and stories for both adults and children for nearly thirty years. As both cartoonist and writer, he's been honored with various international storytelling awards including an Eisner in 2008 for his graphic novel Laika. He has collaborated with clients such as EY, KPMG, Accenture, Coca-Cola, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, General Electric, WOBI and many others.Nick's been published in the USA by Condé Nast, First Second, Marvel Comics, Titan Comics, DC Comics; in the UK by the BBC, various national newspapers including The Guardian, The Times, and The Independent, and many other periodicals too numerous to mention; elsewhere in Europe by the likes of Dargaud and Glénat; and in Japan by Kodansha. He is also known to Doctor Who fandom as the writer of a great many tenth Doctor (David Tennant) adventures on an acclaimed run of stories for Titan Comics. He is British but based in and around New York City where he lives with his wife and daughter.
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Batman is a true icon. From his first appearance in Detective Comics through to his big screen outings, the Dark Knight has become one of the world’s greatest fictional heroes.
RISE OF THE DARK KNIGHT
He’s the Dark Knight detective. Gotham’s guardian and one of the greatest heroes of all time. We reveal the History of the dark knight pre-DC Comics: New 52...
When Bruce Wayne’s parents were gunned down, the young Bruce made an oath to rid the world of the criminal scourge that had killed them. To this end he turned to the martial-arts and travelled to strange foreign lands to perfect himself. Training under great masters in many overseas locations, Bruce, through rigorous training, honed his skills for more than a decade, perfecting his combat abilities until he was the most accomplished martial- artist in the world. On his travels he also studied various mental disciplines at the world’s most prestigious universities, moulding his mind as well as his body. By the time he returned to Gotham City, he had become a Renaissance man, with an intellect rivalled only by the likes of Lex Luthor. At long last Bruce Wayne could fulfil his oath and begin his mission.
NIGHT OF THE BAT
Bruce ventured out into the Gotham City night determined to right all wrongs. He soon found out Gotham City’s streets didn’t welcome heroes. Shot, beaten, and close to death, Bruce’s first night trying to bring justice to Gotham City was almost his last. Recovering from his injuries, Bruce realized he needed more than brains and brawn to battle injustice – he needed something to strike real fear into a villain’s heart. While contemplating how to accomplish this, fate intervened. A lone bat smashed its way into his study in Wayne Manor and Bruce recalled a childhood experience when he’d been terrified by the bats living in the caverns underneath the estate. He took the image of the bat and emblazoned it on the chest plate of a dark and menacing costume. Once his greatest fear, the bat would now become an emblem of terror for the countless thugs and criminals of Gotham City. Bruce Wayne fought his war alone in the beginning but fate would ensure that he eventually had comrades to assist him in his struggle.
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