Batman Chronicles, Volume 1

Batman Chronicles, Volume 1


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Presenting an exciting new way to experience the rich history of the Dark Knight in an affordable trade paperback collection of every Batman adventure, in color, in chronological order!

Batman Chronicles, Volume 1 reprints Batman stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-37 and BATMAN #1, featuring the earliest adventures of the Dark Knight by Batman creator Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson and Sheldon Moldoff.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401204457
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Series: Batman Chronicles Series , #1
Edition description: REV
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Bill Finger wrote Batman's earliest adventures in Detective Comics and made several significant suggestions, helping refine Kane's initial concept. He worked on many DC characters and titles and scripted some of the 1940s Batman and Robin newspaper strips. Finger's TV credits include 77 Sunset Strip, The Roaring Twenties, and Hawaiian Eye, as well as the animated New Adventures of Superman and a two-part Clock King episode of the 1966 Batman series.

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Batman Chronicles, Volume 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This collection includes the very first Batman comic stories in chronological order. Contrary to what the publisher reviews say, this actually includes Detective Comics 27-38, not just 37. Although later Chronicles collections may just be suitable for collectors or completists, this is a must-have for any Batman fan. Unlike the Archive collections (which are astoundingly expensive) or the Showcase Presents series (which are only in black and white), these collections manage to balance affordability with attention to detail. These look great in color. Granted, Bob Kane was not the greatest artist, but that doesn't detract from the stories. Furthermore, you get the first appearances of Batman (naturally), Commissioner Gordon, Robin, Hugo Strange, The Joker, and Catwoman (herein called 'The Cat'). The Joker is just as homicidal as ever, and the story that introduces Catwoman is wonderful (and even funny). Also, there is some good art thrown in (like the cover to Detective Comics #31 very gothic). More than just a collection of original stories, some of these stories are actually entertaining. Pick this up as a collectible and as a good read in its own right.
drewandlori on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Collects the very first Batman comics. Most of them are not that great, but Batman's first encounter with the Joker is actually a really good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kyle_Hanss_Martin_VII More than 1 year ago
Although not quite yet the coarse individual we know today, this 40's Batman definitely offers pop culture nostalgia for early comic book lover. For anyone who loves Batman for Batman this is a must-have.
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