Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman Deluxe Edition

Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman Deluxe Edition Review

Detective Comics featured DC's first masked adventurer and went on to give the company its name (from Detective Comics Inc.) and the only character to dominate American popular culture three separate times, each a generation apart: Batman.

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. 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 Bill Sienkiewicz, 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.
This is sure to be the celebration of the year!

Title:Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman Deluxe Edition
Edition Language:English

    Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman Deluxe Edition Reviews

  • Sam Quixote

    Like they did last year before Action Comics hit its historic 1000 issue milestone, DC have produced a massive celebratory edition for Detective Comics (the company is named after this very title) ahe...

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.My undying and unconditional love for Batman has only grown to inconceivable heights ever since my first encounter of the Dark Knight as a child. The...

  • Paul

    This collection forced me to reflect on my relationship with The Dark Knight. Why has he retained his popularity for so many years? Why do I follow him more closely than Superman? I believe I am like ...

  • Ben Truong

    Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman is a compilation of some of the best representative Batman stories over the years to commemorate both the eightieth anniversary debut of one of the most iconic com...

  • Zro Janvier

    Ce pavé de plus de 400 pages est l'album spécial proposé par Detective Comics pour célébrer les 80 ans de Batman. Le super-héros au costume de chauve-souris est clairement mon personnage préfé...

  • Kevin

    Okay, I have a soft spot for this type of collection, flawed as they are in that they never manage to collect everything that I think should be collected.This collection's main focus appears to be on ...

  • Michael

    I won this book in a GoodReads give-a-way. Lucky Day! This book is a nice hardbound edition that offers a wide variety of stories from Detective Comics over the last 80 years. While the majority of th...

  • Michael Emond

    A fun collection of Batman stories from Detective Comics (the first comic to actually carry the Batman - issue 27). You have the first appearance of Batman, Robin, Batmite, the Riddler (a fav) Two Fac...

  • GONZA

    For somebody like me who loves Batman a lot, this is the summing up of all I have ever wanted to know about my favorite superhero. From the beginning till the actual stories, I have learned all the mu...

  • Scott Waldyn

    Terrific tribute to Batman and Detective Comics as a whole. Love the combination of essays and carefully-selected comics that tie into the theme of who Batman is as a character and how he's grown and ...