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Detective Comics 80 Years of Batman HC (2019 DC) The Deluxe Edition 1-1ST graphic novel

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    Detective Comics 80 Years of Batman HC (2019 DC) The Deluxe Edition 1-1ST Detective Comics 80 Years of Batman HC (2019 DC) The Deluxe Edition 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Detective Comics (1937-2011 1st Series) #20, 27, 38, 60, 64, 66, 140, 151, 153, 225, 233, 267, 298, 327, 359, 400, 437, 443, 457, 474, 482, 500, 567, and 742 and Detective Comics (2011-2016 2nd Series) #27.

    Cover by Jim Lee.

    Celebrating the legacy of the Dark Knight, DETECTIVE COMICS: 80 YEARS OF BATMAN follows the best-selling ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN.

    Over the past eight decades, Batman has remained at the forefront of popular culture, which is in no small part because of this comic book series that is synonymous with the Dark Knight! Celebrate DETECTIVE COMICS with DC, as we revisit classic stories from comics from the 1930s onward, featuring some of Batman's greatest allies and villains and work from some of the greatest creators ever to grace the graphic-literature medium!

    Curated by guest editor Paul Levitz, it features reprints of the Dark Knight's most memorable adventures, from his first appearance to the debuts of Robin, Batwoman, Bat-Mite and Batgirl, as well as villains including Two-Face, the Riddler, Clayface, Man-Bat and more. This hardcover also spotlights crime-fighters including Slam Bradley, Air Wave, the Boy Commandos, the Martian Manhunter and the 1970s Manhunter, Paul Kirk!

    And, published for the first time anywhere: a new tale of a traumatic early moment in Bruce Wayne's life written by Paul Levitz with art by Denys Cowan, and an extraordinary look at a long-ago work in progress-the original layouts for the Batman tale from DETECTIVE COMICS #200, as illustrated by Lew Sayre Schwartz (and signed "Bob Kane"). As if that's not enough, this volume includes essays on Batman from contributors including Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Glen David Gold, Dennis O'Neil, former San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman and pulp historian Anthony Tollin.

    With a new cover by DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, These stories will be accompanied by breathtaking essays from some of the best writers of our time about how Batman has affected their work and American culture at large. Be here for the celebration of the year!

    Hardcover, 424 pages, full color.

    Credits:

    Written by Jim Chambers, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel, Mort Weisinger, Jack Kirby, Don Cameron, Joe Samachson, Edmond Hamilton, John Broome, Gardner Fox, Frank Robbins, Archie Goodwin, Dennis O'Neil, Steve Englehart, Bob Rozakis, Alan Brennert, Harlan Ellison, Greg Rucka, Paul Levitz, Brad Meltzer, Scott Snyder and Neil Gaiman.
    Art by Jim Chambers, Bob Kane, Joe Shuster, Jerry Robinson, Lee Harris, Charles Paris, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Dick Sprang, Carmine Infantino, George Klein, Ruben Moreira, Joe Certa, Sheldon Moldoff, Stan Kaye, Joe Giella, Sid Greene, Neal Adams, Dick Giordano, Walt Simonson, Terry Austin, Marshall Rogers, Michael Golden, Bob Smith, Gene Colan, Shawn Martinbrough, Steve Mitchell, Denys Cowan, John Floyd, Bryan Hitch, Sean Murphy, Mark Chiarello and Jim Lee.
    Introduction by Dan DiDio. Foreword by Senator Patrick Leahy.

    Cover price $29.99.