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by Mark Cotta Vaz

eBook Tales of the Dark Knight: Batman's First Fifty Years ~ 1939-1989 download ISBN: 0708845266
Author: Mark Cotta Vaz
Publisher: Ballantine Books; 3rd Printing edition (1989)
Language: English
Pages: 272
ePub: 1229 kb
Fb2: 1182 kb
Rating: 4.9
Other formats: lrf mbr azw lit
Category: Art and Photo
Subcategory: History and Criticism

Chapters include: Shadow Of The Batman, Dark Knights Of The Past, Monarch Of The Golden Age, The Comic . Another great feature is the many full-color covers spanning the years 1939-1988. All are sharply reproduced with great colors and crisp lines.

Chapters include: Shadow Of The Batman, Dark Knights Of The Past, Monarch Of The Golden Age, The Comic Book Front, A Batman Christmas, Comic Crackdown, Robin The Boy Wonder, The Strange Lives Of Batman And Robin, Batman's Big City Beat, Around The World With Batman, Dark Knight In Time, Pop Goes The Batman, Descent Into The Bat Cave, Detective Science, Terrible Traps/. Also, all interior page reproductions are almost perfect; only some of the very old or greatly enlarged panels are a bit fuzzy or sludgy.

Batman's first fifty years: 1939 - 1989 - Vaz, Mark Cotta - Futura Publications. Better late than never? I found the whole thing rather lightweight.

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Illustrated with comic panels and covers, this book traces the development of the Joker, Penguin, and other characters, discusses the Batman TV show, depicts the Dark Knight's return to his darker roots, and more. Features 48 classic comic book covers in full color.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Tales of the Dark Knight: Batman's First. Publisher: Ballantine Books

Bibliographic Details. Publisher: Ballantine Books. Publication Date: 1989. Traces, in text and illustrations, the evolution of the cartoon superhero through the fifty years since his creation, recording changes in his appearance and character and those of his enemies and profiling his many progenitors. From Publishers Weekly: Although they won't gain a critical assessment of the superhero genre, Batman fans will enjoy this detailed chronicle of the classic comic book, one of the few published continuously since its launch in the "golden age of comics.

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Tales of the Dark Night" covers the first fifty years of Batman comic books (1939-1980). Obviously, Mark Cotta Vaz's book was inspired the revival of interest in the character following the critical success of Frank Miller's "Dark Knight" and the Tim Burton film version of "Batman.

book) "Tales of the Dark Knight: Batman's First Fifty Years". New York: Ballantine Books, 1989.

Batman's first fifty years, 1939-1989. by Mark Cotta Vaz. Published 1989 by Viking Penguin.

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Comments: (7)
Preve
An excellent overall book for any Bat-fan who might be interested in the older adventures and incarnations. Many nice trivia snippets as well as more in-depth analysis and comparison of Batman through the ages. Even character inconsistencies/refinements are pointed out by the author. But, most of all he does a great job of presenting all the facets of this superhero. And, a number of seemingly unrelated sources (Twain, Joseph Campbell, Book Of 5 Rings, WWII) are smoothly woven into the text. There are quite a few excellent quotes from the many people involved in Batman's development. Many villains are presented as well, and even the lesser-known ones are given their due- it's not just a Joker vs. Batman affair.

Chapters include: Shadow Of The Batman, Dark Knights Of The Past, Monarch Of The Golden Age, The Comic Book Front, A Batman Christmas, Comic Crackdown, Robin The Boy Wonder, The Strange Lives Of Batman And Robin, Batman's Big City Beat, Around The World With Batman, Dark Knight In Time, Pop Goes The Batman, Descent Into The Bat Cave, Detective Science, Terrible Traps/ Fantastic Escapes, The Loves Of Batman, The Warrior Batman, Bat-Noir, Into The Underworld, Obsession, Dark Knight Of The Eighties, Gotham Gotterdammerung, The Death Of The Batman, Dream Of The Dark Knight.

In addition to the chapters, there are a number of small Dossier sections that are excellent. One, "The Hall Of Trophies", even has a brief description of Alfred as The Eagle. Another great feature is the many full-color covers spanning the years 1939-1988. All are sharply reproduced with great colors and crisp lines. Also, all interior page reproductions are almost perfect; only some of the very old or greatly enlarged panels are a bit fuzzy or sludgy.

This book is great since it doesn't require a large time investment to enjoy it UNLESS YOU WANT TO. I often open this book while having a small snack, and always enjoy the 2 to 15 minutes spent looking over the pages. It seems I always find something new. There's always a small quote or Dossier or piece of trivia that's worth reading. Same with the reproduced comic pages (usually ranging from a couple panels to 3 pages) which are only in B/W.....they are always rewarding and insightful, and mesh well with the text while also standing strong alone. A person could indeed read a few chapters in one sitting and not feel fatigued or overwhelmed.....the text is clear and not high-brow, but not fanboy-ish either.

UNFORTUNATELY this book is not bound very well. I have seen three copies, and all had pages falling out or completely separated from the binding. Laying the book flat to read will stress the binding excessively, so each cover needs to be supported in a sort of a V formation. The color cover reproduction pages seem to be the least secure, and since they aren't numbered you can't know if any are missing. Disappointing.

Definitely recommended if you are looking to enjoy Batman's distant past and origins.
Hidden Winter
I really wasn't expecting much from this book for two reason. 1. It's pretty dated. A LOT has happened since 1989. What, at least two Crisis' right? Plus a death of and return of Batman. 2. It was dirt cheap. Well to my surprise the two concerns add to the pleasure of this book. It does not attempt to do what Wikipedia does by giving a detailed rundown of all of the accomplishments and struggles the dark knight has gone through. Instead it focuses on the fun stuff. His beginning in 1939, his love interests, controversy regarding comics and the youth, how he was considered Pop Art in the 70's and 80's, and even his time traveling adventures. The fact that this is written up to '89 is really irrelevant. 2. It WAS dirt cheap. It was also VERY enjoyable. What a great combo. If you're a fan at all exploring some of the not-so-heavily-focused-on Bat related nostalgia then this is the book for you.
Chankane
Best introduction and assessment of The Batman.
Wenyost
Page fell apart during first read
Faehn
Great condition!
Murn
Very good compilation.
Anarus
If you are a comic geek who loves Batman like I do, this is a very informative look at the creator, contributing artists, concepts and stories of one of the greatest comic book icons ever. Got the book in good condition, and I am satisifed.
this is an excellent purchase for batman diehards such as my self.i enjoyed every page and could not put it down.