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ISBN13: 9780375425455
ISBN10: 0375425454
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The two hottest genres in comics gleefully collide head-on, as the most beloved American superhero gets the coolest Japanese manga makeover ever.

In 1966, during the height of the first Batman craze, a weekly Japanese manga anthology for boys, Shonen King, licensed the rights to commission its own Batman and Robin stories. A year later, the stories stopped. They were never collected in Japan, and never translated into English. Now, in this gorgeously produced book, hundreds of pages of Batman-manga comics more than four decades old are translated for the first time, appearing alongside stunning photographs of the worlds most comprehensive collection of vintage Japanese Batman toys.

This is The Dynamic Duo as youve never seen them: with a distinctly Japanese, atomic-age twist as they battle aliens, mutated dinosaurs, and villains who wont stay dead. And as a bonus: Jiro Kuwata, the manga master who originally wrote and drew this material, has given an exclusive interview for our book.

The deluxe, expanded, and limited hardcover edition has a distinctly different cover, full-color printed endpapers, and an amazing extra adventure written by Jiro Kuwata (not included in the paperback), about a band of rogue alien robot art thieves at large in Gotham City. Guess who gets called in to save the day....

More than just a dazzling novelty, Bat-Manga! is an invaluable, long-lost chapter in the history of one of the most beloved and timeless figures in comics.

About the Author

Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer in New York City. His two previous books about comics for Pantheon were Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz and Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross. Both won the Eisner Award and were national bestsellers.

Geoff Spear is a photographer, living and working in lower Manhattan. For over two decades he has shot hundreds of images for a wide range of book covers, by such authors as Haruki Murakami, John Burdett, Augusten Burroughs, Oliver Sacks and Daniel Gilbert, among many others.

Saul Ferris is a founding partner in the law office of Ferris, Thompson and Zweig, in Gurnee, Illinois. During the last twenty years, he has amassed the most comprehensive collection of vintage Japanese Batman toys and memorabilia in the world.

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Mariah, November 6, 2008 (view all comments by Mariah)
What I want to know and can't tell from the cover, is whether the Japanese is still in the book along with the english translations, or is it now just the english translation? My son is learning Japanese and would love this if the Japanese were still in it to read.
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Product Details

Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear and Saul Ferris
Pantheon Books
edited by Chip Kidd
Kuwata, Jiro
Kidd, Chip
Spear, Geoff
Super Heroes
Comic books, strips, etc.
History & Criticism *
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan.
Batman (Fictitious character) -- History.
Comics & Graphic Novels
Publication Date:
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11.04x8.84x1.31 in. 4.07 lbs.

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