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Bat-Manga!: The Secret History Of Batman In Japan

Bat-Manga!: The Secret History Of Batman In Japan
Dimensions: L: 21.4cm  x  W: 2.8cm  x  H: 27.8cm
Product Code: 9780375714849
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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 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. 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.
Product Information
ISBN 9780375714849
Author(s) Chip Kidd
Format Paperback
Publisher Pantheon Books
Pages 352
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