Monday, November 17, 2008

DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: BATMAN - THE ANNUALS HC SOLICITED




















DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: BATMAN — THE ANNUALS HC
Written by Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton and others
Art by Lew Sayre Schwartz, Dick Sprang and others
Composite cover by Curt Swan and others
Some of the greatest Batman tales ever are collected in this new hardcover! Reprinting the classic BATMAN ANNUALs #1-3 from 1961 and 1962, this can’t-miss collection reveals the secrets of the Batcave, the Bat-Signal and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 22 • 256 pg, FC, $39.99 US


Nuff. Said.

7 comments:

David said...

So far, this is easily my most-anticipated book of 2009. I hope it does well so we get more Batman, and Superman to boot.

Pat said...

I consider Batman Annual #1 to be the finest single reprint collection done by DC in the Silver Age; if you look at the book carefully it's a masterfully crafted introduction to Batman. BTW, there were a few changes made in Batman Annual #3 to the Second Two-Face origin story, apparently required by the Comics Code Authority, including one completely new panel.

Chris said...

Funnily enough, the only two Annuals (and Batman 80 Page Giants for that matter) I don't have are #s 2 and 3. Can't wait to have three annuals worth of fifties stories in a nice hardcover.

The first Annual is great and I totally agree about it being an excellent introduction to him and his world. I hadn't heard about the editing of the Two Face story in Annual #3, including the original page would be a cool extra.

Pat said...

I talked about the revised Two-Face story here:

http://sacomics.blogspot.com/2007/11/second-origin-of-second-two-face.html

joe bloke said...

it's not out 'til APRIL?!!! but I want it for Christmas!!! without a doubt, a must-buy for Joe.

oh, yeah, man!! I got me badge this morning! I SO believe in Bat-Mite!!! you rock, matey!

Chris said...

Thanks Joe. Glad it made it safely across the pond.

Golden Age Comics said...

This will be a great source to read some late Golden Age Batman reprints that have not seen the light of day in quite some time. I'm looking forward to this volume. It's too bad they won't have it out in time for Christmas!