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Prime Golden Age Batman!! Dozens and dozens more stories from the early 1940s in which the Dynamic Duo battle evildoers including the Penguin, the Joker, Two-Face, the Scarecrow and many more. Includes the first Christmas story, covers by Jack Burnley, an "infinity" cover, Catwoman's new costume, the 1st & 2nd Penguin appearance, origin & 1st Two-Face, 1st Tweedledum and Tweedledee, etc.
Killer iconic wartime covers by Robinson and others, great stories as Batman hits his stride and becomes, along with Superman, DC’s best-selling title. Even more than the first volume, here are a mature crime-fighting team, introducing new gadgets and weapons, encountering and re-encountering the classic villains who last up to the present day, plus first encounters with the fascinating Catwoman, another character that has come into her own in the last few years.
Writer Bill Finger’s fondness for pulp fiction and movies influenced his plots and writing style for comic books. He worked on many other DC characters and titles, scripted some of the 1940s daily and Sunday Batman and Robin newspaper strip continuities, and wrote for Quality, Fawcett and Timely.
Finger’s television credits include 77 Sunset Strip, The Roaring Twenties and Hawaiian Eye during the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as a two-part Clock King episode of the 1966 Batman series. He was posthumously inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame in 1999.
Bob Kane met writer Bill Finger at a party in 1938, and they soon were collaborating on comic book submissions. Their most famous effort, Batman, first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). As Batman’s popularity demanded additional output, Kane kept up the pace by adding assistants and dropping non-Batman assignments. He discontinued his comic book efforts in mid-1943 to pencil the daily Batman and Robin newspaper strip.
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Item Code BATG02H Publisher DC Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781401263768 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 768pg Color Full Color
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