The first comic dedicated exclusively to The Dark Knight! This 1940 issue pitted the Dynamic Duo against classic menaces including Professor Hugo Strange. Plus, the first appearances of The Joker and Catwoman (referred to as "the Cat")! Also includes a 2-page retelling of Batman's origin.
Celebrating Batman and Joker's seventy-five years as cultural icons, this Joker Anthology collects stories from the characters seven decades as the greatest villain in comics. Featuring stories from BATMAN #1, 5, 25, 32, 85, 163, 251, 427, BATMAN #15 (THE NEW 52), DETECTIVE COMICS #64, 168, 180, 475, 476, 726, 741, 826, DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (THE NEW 52), WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #61, SUPERMAN #9 and BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #66.
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of Batman, the world's greatest detective! And if a hero is measured by his foes, then Batman is truly the greatest hero of all, as his incredible rogues gallery is unrivaled in comics history. This new title collects the best Batman stories of all time, arranged according to era, and featuring appearances by The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and many others. This amazing Batman best-of collection includes stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27, 83, 211, 216, 327, 359, 395, 442, 474, 574, 633, 711, 757 and 821, BATMAN #1, 49, 181, 497, BATMAN #2 (THE NEW 52), WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #94, DC SPECIAL SERIES #21 and BATMAN SPECIAL #1!
For the first time, DC Comics collects Batman stories originally published between 1948 and 1966 that were adapted into specific episodes of the classic Batman TV series! Starring The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler and Mr. Freeze (here called –Mr. Zero”), and featuring the debut of Batgirl, these stories have never been collected together before. Collected from BATMAN #53, 73, 121, 140, 169 and 171, and DETECTIVE COMICS #230, 346 and 359.
The very first appearance of the Bat-Man in the six-page story ""The Case of the Criminal Syndicate!"" This issue also features the first appearances of Commissioner Gordon and the revelation of Bat-Man's secret identity as Bruce Wayne. NOTE: Not all backup stories advertised on the cover will be included.
The second appearance of Batman in a story by character creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger. The start of a Batman tale introducing Doctor Death, Batman's first named villain, in the Gardner F. Fox story "The Batman Meets Doctor Death!" NOTE: Not all backup stories advertised on the cover will be included.
American popular culture has produced few heroic figures as famous and enduring as that of the Batman. The dark, mysterious hero who debuted in 1939Õs DETECTIVE COMICS #27 as the lone ÒBat-manÓ quickly grew into the legend of the Caped Crusader. After his landmark debut and origin story the Dark Knight was given many seminal elements including his partner in crime-fighting Robin, the Boy Wonder, and such adversaries as the Joker, Hugo Strange and Catwoman. BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE VOLUME ONE collects all of the Dark Knight DetectiveÕs first-ever adventures from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-45, BATMAN #1-3 and NEW YORK WORLDÕS FAIR COMICS #2.
An unprecedented anthology of the greatest Two-Face stories ever told. He was Harvey Dent, Gotham City's crusading district attorney and one of the Batman's closest allies, until an act of vengeance changed everything. With the left side of his face horribly deformed, Dent's mind shattered. One half of his personality remained the law-abiding D.A., the other became a crazed, murderous villain who calls himself Two-Face! Scarring one side of his "lucky" two-headed silver dollar, the criminal allows the coin to choose his actions-good or evil, there is nothing else. BATMAN ARKHAM: TWO-FACE collects work by some of the industry's greatest creators, including Peter Tomasi (BATMAN AND ROBIN), Curt Swan (SUPERMAN), Denny O'Neil (BATMAN), Bill Finger (DETECTIVE COMICS), Scott McDaniel (THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD), Guillem March (GOTHAM CITY SIRENS) and many more! Includes DETECTIVE COMICS #66, #68, #80, #513, #563, #564; BATMAN #234, #346, #397-98, #410, #411; BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.1; WORLD'S FINEST #173; BATMAN TWO-FACE #1; JOKER'S ASYLUM TWO-FACE #1; BATMAN CHRONICLES #8.
The iconic Batman villainÕs greatest stories from the past 60 years are collected here for the first time ever! Featuring work from legendary creators, including Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN AND ROBIN), Doug Moench (SPECTRE), Gardner Fox (FLASH), Bill Finger (DETECTIVE COMICS), Kelley Jones (SWAMP THING), Gene Colan (NIGHT FORCE) and many more! Professor Jonathan Crane has always been obsessed with one thing: fear. Using his twisted experiments to discover peopleÕs darkest phobias, he has become one of the Dark KnightÕs deadliest foes. When the Scarecrow decides to commit a crime, the main motivation isnÕt money or revenge-itÕs to learn his victimÕs greatest fear and use it to further his own twisted agenda. In their showdowns, the Caped Crusader must contend not only with the Scarecrow, but his own hidden fears! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #23.3, #73, #389, #486, #540; BATMAN #189, #296, #373, #523, #524; BATMAN ANNUAL #19; WORLDÕS FINEST #3 and JOKERÕS ASYLUM: SCARECROW #1
The most recognizable superheroine of all time, Wonder Woman has been an essential part of the DC Universe and an icon for female empowerment for more than 75 years. Armed with her lasso of truth and her bullet-stopping bracelets, the Amazon Princess journeys into Man’s World again and again, spreading her mission of peace and goodwill and fiercely battling injustice where she finds it. She’s a princess, a warrior and an ambassador. Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, swifter than Mercury...she is Wonder Woman! WONDER WOMAN: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects more than 400 pages of the iconic heroine’s best stories, from her first appearance by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter, to her mod ’60s redesign by Denny O’Neil and Mike Sekowsky, to her present-day adventures by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang. Other legendary talents featured include George Pérez, Darwyn Cooke, Robert Kanigher, Gene Colan, Phil Jimenez, Mike Deodato, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone and more. Collects ALL-STAR COMICS #8; SENSATION COMICS #1; WONDER WOMAN (1942-) #7, #28, #64, #93, #99, #107, #142, #177, #179, #195, #204, #288, #600; WONDER WOMAN (1987-) #1; WONDER WOMAN vol. 3 #0; JUSTICE LEAGUE: NEW FRONTIER SPECIAL #1; SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN (2014-) #1 and #7.
An unprecedented celebration of the worldÕs ultimate super-villain, featuring work from comics legends Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Bill Finger, Curt Swan, Dick Sprang, Len Wein, John Byrne, Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke and more. For 75 years, super-villain Lex Luthor has dedicated his life to ridding Earth of the menace that is Superman. Though just an ordinary man, LuthorÕs superior intelligence and cunning are power enough to make him the ultimate match for the Man of Steel. From mad scientist to corrupt business tycoon to President of the United States, SupermanÕs greatest nemesis has been reinvented time and again, as for three-quarters of a century the two rivals have continued their ultimate matchup of brains versus brawn!
So it has been with Batman and his partner in crime, Robin for seventy-five years. The Boy Wonder's spunk and color balance against the Caped Crusader's seriousness and gloom to create a perfect partnership, a Dynamic Duo. Though Batman has always needed a Robin, it hasn't always been the same Robin. Many different crimefighters have taken up the name and costume, from jovial Dick Grayson to calculating Tim Drake to violent Damian Wayne. Each left his or her mark on the character, and today the Boy Wonder almost as recognizable and beloved as the Dark Knight himself. Collecting stories from Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Carrie Kelley, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Damian Wayne and more, ROBIN THE BOY WONDER: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS compiles the best moments from seven decades of the Dynamic Duo. It includes Robin's first appearance by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, as well as tales from industry legends Jim Mooney, Sheldon Moldoff, Frank Miller, Chuck Dixon, Jeph Loeb, Marv Wolfman, Geoge Prez, Jim Aparo, Grant Morrison, Andy Kubert and more.
First appearing on newsstands in 1940's BATMAN #1, only a few months after the Bat-Man himself debuted, Catwoman has been essential to the Dark Knight's world from almost the very beginning. Menacing (and sometimes romancing) the Caped Crusader for more than seven decades, Catwoman has become one of Batman's greatest villains, but also one of his greatest allies. Friend or foe, Gotham's feline femme fatale continually skirts the line between right and wrong. She's a dangerous criminal whose claws aren't to be crossed, but she's also the city's Robin Hood, using her unlawful talents to help those in need. This rich contradiction has made her one of the most complex and compelling characters in all of comics. CATWOMAN: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS is a stunning retrospective of Catwoman's history, featuring stories from comic book legends Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Dennis O'Neil, Dick Giordano, Len Wein, Kurt Schaffenberger, Chuck Dixon, Ed Brubaker, Cameron Stewart, Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale, Paul Dini, Guillem March and more.
Part 2 of the Batman adventure that began in DETECTIVE COMICS #31! In this issue, Batman uses a gun for the first time and kills a villain! This marks the first time a costumed hero uses a gun in comics. This issue also features the origin of Batman told for the very first time and features a cover with Batman having a gun holster as part of his costume! NOTE: Not all backup stories advertised on the cover will be included.
American popular culture has produced few heroic figures as famous and enduring as that of the Batman. The dark, mysterious hero who debuted in 1939’s DETECTIVE COMICS #27 as the lone “Bat-man” quickly grew into the legend of the Caped Crusader. After his landmark debut and origin story, the Dark Knight was given many seminal elements including his partner in crime-fighting, Robin, the Boy Wonder, and such adversaries as the Joker, the Penguin and Scarecrow. This second volume of BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE collects the Dark Knight Detective’s early adventures from BATMAN #4-7, DETECTIVE COMICS #46-56, WORLD’S BEST COMICS #1 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #2-3.
Soil, timber, and minerals have shaped the South inpeculiar ways and continue to stand in a precarious limbo between potential and exploitation. Not only has profit-oriented development devoured the South's natural resources, it has also produced our own home-grown, land-hungry barons. The byproducts of this process are sharecropper and entrepreneur, clea rcut forests and ravaged mountains, the cotton plantation and agribusiness. The gas shortage and oil profits, our electric bills and strip-mined coal, skyrocketing food prices—all accent the critical position of land-based enterprises in our contemporary society. This double issue of Southern Exposure explores this foundation of southern culture.