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The Resource Detective Comics : 80 years of Batman

Detective Comics : 80 years of Batman

Label
Detective Comics : 80 years of Batman
Title
Detective Comics
Title remainder
80 years of Batman
Statement of responsibility
Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair, collection cover artists
Title variation
  • 80 years of Batman
  • Eighty years of Batman
Contributor
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Join DC to celebrate the 80th anniversary and 1,000th issue of one of the most important publications ever, Detective Comics. 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! 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!
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Review
An 80-year retrospective shows the fraught and fascinating evolution of the beloved caped crusader. Spanning nearly a century, this sprawling anthology traverses Batman's Detective Comics history, starting with "The Crimson Avenger," a precursor to Batman from 1938. Later issues from the 1940s introduce Boy Wonder Robin and Two-Face but also lesser-known characters like the Boy Commandos. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Batwoman and Batgirl make their first appearances. As the collection reaches the present day, readers encounter a recognizable cast of characters and the ongoing exploration of Batman's tortured psyche. Detective Comics is separate from the stand-alone Batman line, and both exist concurrently within the DC Universe. Seeing how the styles, use of color, and text bubbles evolve throughout the decades is compelling; in the early volumes, the issues burst forth with a bright, almost psychedelically hued palette; they later fade to the shadowy palette now associated with the Dark Knight. Narratively, however, readers can see how overt racism and casual misogyny were bandied about in earlier decades and have now changed. Despite past offenses, this look back at an iconic hero is intriguing not only for devout fans, but also for those interested in comics history. In addition to the comics, there are contributions written by fans, including Neil Gaiman and Cory Doctorow, and short biographies of many of the creators who contributed to the collected works. Engrossing on many levels. (biographies, cover galleries) (Graphic fiction. 13-adult) (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2019)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10779644
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6728.B36
LC item number
A24 2018
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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DC Comics, Inc
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True
Series statement
Detective comics
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  • Batman
  • Batman
  • Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
  • Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
Target audience
adult
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80 years of Batman
Label
Detective Comics : 80 years of Batman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger."
  • Originally published in single magazine form in Detective Comics 20, 27 (1939), 38, 60, 64, 66, 140, 151, 153, 225, 233, 267, 298, 327, 359, 400, 437, 443, 457, 474, 482, 500, 567, 742, 27 (2014)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1084315620
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
Deluxe edition.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781401285388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1084315620
Label
Detective Comics : 80 years of Batman
Publication
Note
  • "Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger."
  • Originally published in single magazine form in Detective Comics 20, 27 (1939), 38, 60, 64, 66, 140, 151, 153, 225, 233, 267, 298, 327, 359, 400, 437, 443, 457, 474, 482, 500, 567, 742, 27 (2014)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1084315620
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
Deluxe edition.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781401285388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1084315620

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