Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman (Deluxe Edition)
Alan Brennert, Archie Goodwin, Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Bob Smith, Brad Meltzer, Bryan Hitch, Carmine Infantino, Charles Paris, Dennis O'Neil, Denys Cowan, Dick Giordano, Dick Sprang, Edmond Hamilton, Frank Robbins, Gardner Fox, Gene Colan, Greg Rucka, Jack Kirby, Jim Lee, Marshall Rogers, Michael Golden, Neal Adams, Neil Gaiman, Paul Levitz, Scott Snyder, Scott Williams, Sean Murphy, Shawn Martinbrough, Sheldon Moldoff, Stan Kaye, Steve Englehart, Steve Mitchell, Terry Austin, Various, Walter Simonson
Celebrating the legacy of the Dark Knight, Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman follows the best-selling Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman. Curated by guest editor Paul Levitz, it features reprints of the Dark Knight’s most memorable adventures, from his first appearance to the debuts of Robin, Batwoman, Bat-Mite and Batgirl, as well as villains including Two-Face, the Riddler, Clayface, Man-Bat and more. This hardcover also spotlights crime-fighters including Slam Bradley, Air Wave, the Boy Commandos, the Martian Manhunter and the 1970s Manhunter, Paul Kirk!
And, published for the first time anywhere: a new tale of a traumatic early moment in Bruce Wayne’s life written by Paul Levitz with art by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz, and an extraordinary look at a long-ago work in progress—the original layouts for the Batman tale from Detective Comics #200, as illustrated by Lew Sayre Schwartz (and signed “Bob Kane”). As if that’s not enough, this volume includes essays on Batman from contributors including Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Glen David Gold, Dennis O’Neil, former San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman and pulp historian Anthony Tollin.
Collects Detective Comics #1, #20, #27, #38, #60, #64, #66, #140, #151, #153, #225, #233, #267, #298, #327, #359, #400, #437, #443, #457, #474, #482, #500, #567, #742 and #27 (New 52).