Unearthed from the depths of the Batcave by Mathew K. Manning, The Batman Files ($100) begins with Bruce Wayne’s childhood drawings and continues along a time line of significant events in Batman’s life. Complete and authentic in every way possible, all of Batman’s friends and foes—from Poison Ivy, Catwoman, the Riddler, and Penguin, to the Joker, Batgirl, Mr. Freeze, and of course, Robin—appear throughout the dossier to provide a framework of the Caped Crusader’s entire career.
The 308 page hardcover book completely outlines Batman’s war on crime, and includes in-depth computer files, news articles, crime scene photos, blueprints, schematics, and actual maps of Gotham City that were collected, and in many cases even drawn, by the Caped Crusader himself.
High production values include black matte gilding, as well as a high-tech fabric cover—complete with a metallic Batman emblem to secure the secret contents within. Each detail of Batman’s life is carefully and faithfully detailed with the involvement of DC Comics inside The Batman Files—destined to be the must-have gift for every avid Batman fan and collector.
The book will be available on October 25, 2011.