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Bat-Manga! (Limited Hardcover Edition) : The Secret History of Batman in Japan
by Chip Kidd and Anne Ishii


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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 world s most comprehensive collection of vintage Japanese Batman toys.
This is The Dynamic Duo as you ve never seen them: with a distinctly Japanese, atomic-age twist as they battle aliens, mutated dinosaurs, and villains who won t 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."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780375425455
  • ISBN-10: 0375425454
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 11.04 x 8.84 x 1.31 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.07 pounds

Series: Pantheon Graphic Novels

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Books > Literary Criticism > Comics & Graphic Novels
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