Possibilities a celebration of the medium too You can be a fan who s read comics for ears or just getting into them and Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep you ought to be able to appreciate something like this In short a fine collection I m a big Batman fan and this was oddly a disappointment Lots of the golden age stuff covers odd non Batman heroes those were especially not very good and I kind of wish the focus had been on Batman There s a lot of cheese throughout the entire collection but especially during the early days The highlights to me were seeing the origins or various Batman characters like Two Face Batgirl Batwoman Robin The Riddler etc Though the BatgirlBatwoman are full of the casual sexism of the time Batwoman uses makeup powder as a weaponikes The writings between some of the issues were also for the most part very well written and interestingThe later issues included aren t anything special and I wonder why some of them were chosen I had many problems with this collection here s a select few Why was the 1990s era completely skipped Why didn t we get to see any of the comics where Batman used a gun Why did we need so many Batman origin variations Why the hell does a Batman collection not include any comics featuring the JokerIn the end as a Batman fan this was an interesting read but I get the feeling it could have been much much better Recommended for hardcore Batman fans but not casual readers255 Like they did last Angels Of Death Episode 0 Vol 2 year before Action Comics hit its historic 1000 issue milestone DC have produced a massive celebratory edition for Detective Comics the company is named after this very title ahead of its 1000th issu A good Book for Batman s hardcore Fans This celebratory book has a smattering of stories from across the 80ears of Batman specifically Detective Comics I typically don t like these types of books but despite the variety it gave a decent representation of Batman at least in the GoldSilverBronze age In those cases there were a few key stories and styles allowing the reader to experience the Batman as he was written in those times From that respect being a fan of Batman and increasingly becoming aware of his status in society and his longevity it was inspiring to see his roots While those early stories may seem goofy from today s perspective they were clearly interesting enough to captivate audiences everywhereThe modern stories were less than stellar choices It almost felt as if they went out of their way to not choose the best stuff I can understand not reprinting the A level stuff but this wasn t even B level I was also surprised at how few covers were actually reprinted Instead there were prose pieces from various people in and out of the industryDespite all that did I like this than it deserves Probably But it isn t all a waste I ended up skimming a lot of the second half of this book which was a disappointing collection of storiesBatman is prominently on the cover The largest word on the cover is Batman as in 80 Years of BATMAN Yet this volume contained several NON Batman storiesIf I m going to read a book celebrating 80 Years of BATMAN isn t it a good assumption that I want to read stories featuring his most well known adversaries The Joker Catwoman The Penguin The Penguin appears for a few frames Otherwise all of these villains are excluded WhyWell here s why There are separate volumes coming about those villains So I guess I m expected to buy those Come on DC Thrown us a bone You could give us a story featuring each of those villainsThis was not what I expected it to be The large pages and properly flexible spine make the book uite nice to read The reproduced comics pages are well done There are a very few exceptions some pages that look rougher and some that look pixelated as if from a low resolution scan It seems as if most of the book was reproduced from high uality archived originals except a few pages that had to be sourced elsewhere for some ReasonThe Book Design Is book design is special Cover is generic and bland Same for the layout and design for the essays As for the comics themselves Well the early stuff is obviously from a very different time produced in a very different social and entertainment context and for a very Mountain Madness young demo So not for me Andet I still enjoyed reading them most of them for their historical and anthropological ualitiesBut some of the stuff is just wackoVery early issueBad guy pointing a gun Raise em Unfollowing You you dumb cluckSlam Bradley What s the idea of next panelSlam Bradley giving bad guy an uppercut to the chin I ll raise em all right straight toour chinMeanwhile in the background Slam Bradley s partner pal Shorty Morgan is holding a wrench He brought a wrench to a gun fight This is not explained SheeshBatman and Robin are described as the groping duo why groping they are searching through a labyrinthine maze for the RiddlerIn her first comic book appearance The Batwoman carries a purse as part of her costume And how does she battle the bad guy narration The amazing Batwoman extracts a large powder puff from her bag and bad guy speach balloon She shook a whole cloud of powder in my face achoo can t stop sneezingThere s the first ever Bat Mite story which was the stupidest thing I ve read in a long time It appeared in Detective Comics but seemed targeted at 7 Journey Into Darkness year olds uite credulous 7ear oldsNow it s 1967 The new character Batgirl is smart tough and resourceful Yay progress But she still carries a purse while fighting crime in this case the totally lame Killer Moth And how does she catch the bad guy She sniffs out the smell of her own perfume that had
rubbed off on him earlierAlso why did the artist draw their capes flowing up off their backs even off on him earlierAlso why did the artist draw their capes flowing up off their backs even they re standing stillAnd what s the deal with the comically oversized objects Early in the book Batman and Robin find themselves inexplicably in a hall full of super sized Hi Fi euipment where they battle a bunch of bad guys In a later issue Batman is at a convention hall where he battles Deadshot on a huge electric typewriter one where the keys are a bit larger than their feet And it s actually a functioning typewriter not just a cardboard display Who would ever actually build such a thing So stupid. Blished 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 This is sure to be the celebration of the ea. .
legacy of the long running series not only with the debutsof the long running series not only with the debuts memorable characters but even those who are somewhat lost to history as well as stories that represent the changing face of comic book storytelling and society itself A variety of essays spotlight Detective Comics itself and Batman in general Bonus material proves inspired tooDC publisher Dan DiDio opens the
collection by disproving the myth that the company itself is named afterby disproving the myth that the company itself is named after series He also shares how his earliest fond memory of Detective Comics doesn t involve Batman at all but a 70s version of Manhunter that has become a deep cut of fan acclaim But Assyrians Of Yonkers you don t have to searchour memories to recognize other achievements from a thousand issues of the series Batman Robin Batgirl Riddler Two Face Man Bat Martian Manhunter Bat Mite and even the original Batwoman all made their first appearances here and those stories are all interesting to revisit The Crimson Avenger was the first superhero to appear in Detective Comics so it s only fitting to have him included as well Batman s monopoly in the series didn t happen overnight either so Lost Inwood you also get characters like Airwave Pow Wow Smith it s incredible to read this version of Native Americans in 1949 the Boy Commandoes from legendary duo Joe Simon and Jack Kirby and Slam Bradley from Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the same issue as Batman s first appearanceFrom there the collection features the issue that debuted Batman s updated look with the famousellow spotlight behind the bat emblem on his chest a few reprints from the Manhunter saga a famous Denny O Neil reflective tale on Batman s origins and later another from the five hundredth issue of the series a longstanding repackaging of Deadshot a second Bat Mite segment that reflects the emerging face of fans in the comics industry a story from genre icon Harlan Ellison a sober spotlight for Commissioner Gordon and two stories from the New 52 era relaunch of Detective Comics and its historic twenty seventh issue a Brad Meltzer recreation of the very first Batman adventure and a Scott Snyder peak at the future my all time favorite from Snyder in factThe bonus material includes sketched artwork for another anniversary issue Detective Comics 200 and pencil art and script from an unpublished comic The essays come from a wide range of personalities a senator a police chief and several novelists Neil Gaiman closes out the collection with a poem depicting his relationship with Batman and it s of course a highlightAny retrospective collection by nature captures the perspectives of past eras what was important to creators from different times Whether it s what kind of rich guy Bruce Wayne is whether critiued by Cory Doctorow or not or the kind of villains he faces or the extent of the focus on the nature of Batman himself it s not just comics being comics but a window into a vast realm of. Onward featuring some of Batman's greatest allies and villains and work from some of the greatest creators ever to grace the graphic literature mediumWith a new cover by DC publisher and chief creative officer Jim Lee 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 This hardcover also spotlights crime fighters including Slam Bradley Air Wave the Boy Commandos the Martian Manhunter and the 1970s Manhunter Paul KirkAnd pu. You can find my review on my blog by clicking hereMy undying and unconditional love for Batman has only grown to inconceivable heights ever since my first encounter of the Dark Knight as a child There was so much to love about this superhero on top of the fact that he has no superpowers to compete with Gods like Superman The Flash or Wonder Woman Not only is he the world s greatest detectives la Sherlock Holmes within a superhero universe he simply shines with charisma in the darkest of nights with his superior intellect detective skills sheer willpower and a mind grounded in rationality and science Millionaire playboy as Bruce Wayne and dedicated and resolute vigilante as Batman his stories over the Washington Dc Jazz years have explored powerful intimate dark and dreary themes that would always easily catch my attention The kaleidoscope of villains within Gotham City also raises the bar so high for this hero that there s no other that can match his once humouristic and colourful world and now gritty and gloomy universeWhat is Detective Comics 80 Years of Batman about Collecting various different stories marking Batman s saga within his iconic Detective Comics run this beautiful hardcover deluxe edition looks into sharing some of the most uintessential stories that have ever been published in this series in the comic book industry From origin stories introducing emblematic heroes and villains within Batman s universe to adventures of non superhero characters that were printed within the Detective Comics series editor Paul Levitz shares these memorable moments interspersed with essays from various contributors who recognize and acknowledge the influence of the Dark Knight on our culture and the individual lives of its fans With never before seen stories and artwork this celebratory volume similar to Action Comics 80 Years of Superman allows fans to relive the greatness of Batman and his adventures over theears within a comic book series that went on to give the company its name Detective Comics Comics also known as DC ComicsIt should be noted that this collection doesn t solely celebrate Batman s story but the inspirations behind the hero as well as pulp fiction that highlighted various different heroes who have showcased ualities that mankind strives to propagate While the majority of the volume does focus on the Dark Knight his friends and his foes it is not only his stories that are celebrated in order to fully acknowledge the impact of the Detective Comics series throughout the Mystery Millions And Murder In North Jersey years The commentary in the form of short essays is also key to this volume s pertinence and importance as it helps illuminate the epic scale of Batman s and this series influence on various other stories but also on all of its readers One of the most interesting essays in this volume is the essay on intellectual property that recounts the unfair crediting of creator Bob Kane for both the story and the art for countlessears as the real contributors are left unrecognized such as Bill Finger and Lew Sayre Schwartz It is only much later that the issue was fixed and credit was given where credit was dueWhat should not be expected from this volume is a chronological analysis of the artwork as its main focus is on the stories rather than the art While Texas Singularities you can see a significant difference in artwork style asou progress through this volume it isn t as impressive as it could ve been knowing that there are some iconic stories in the run that have incredible artwork but would ve been impossible to include here without adding 300 pages or including *A PART OF THE STORY WITHOUT CONTEXT EG SCOTT *part of the story without context eg Scott s Batman The Black Mirror The stories also reflect a very humouristic and campy tone that
is closer to Adam West s Batman whilst tackling some slightly heavier themes In fact the various storiescloser to Adam West s Batman whilst tackling some slightly heavier themes In fact the various stories sometimes over the top and don t restrain themselves in realism It isn t however impossible to appreciate these stories After all this is the comic book series that allowed Batman to achieve the impossible over the Lost Aiken County years since his first appearance in Detective Comics 27Detective Comics 80 Years of Batman is a stunning and beautiful commemorative collection imbued with a nostalgic value that shares some of the greatest stories published in one of the most important comic book runs in historyYours trulyLashaan Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog Edit Some historical political reasons why certain characters were introduced and how anti gay propaganda influenced these comics standoutsFirst appearance of Robin Story has been told bajillion times But something absolutely wonderful is this comic when Batman makes this kid take an undying oath to not stray from the path of righteousness You know he is just a kid right Like 15 or 16 What is wrong withouFirst appearance of Two Face Two face my handsome face is now only half handsome So am half evil cause if am not full handsome am not full good His entire reason for criminal behavior half handsome half good half scarred half evil I am opening a dying bottle of Krakow Its very close to bleachFirst appearance of Pow wow smithWhite boy Jiimmy and native American Ohiyesa boy grow up together Jimmy to older white man His name is OhiyesaOlder white man That s too tough to pronounce Lets call him Pow wow smith cause its simple RightFirst appearance of Batwoman where she kicks ass and saves Batman and Robin Right after that Robin A girl saving ou RidiculousBatman But she takes so many risks Yeah no shit asshole Three guesses which douche is carrying out this conversation in a car and is
riding with a minor child as his sidekick Take our time I llwith a minor child as his sidekick Take North Carolina Unionists And The Fight Over Secession your time I ll here Batman says If I could find out whoou are then so can bad guys Batwoman Oh no I uit But I can find out who Hidden History Of Bucks County you are because I have cameras and x ray and stuff But I wont do that and wont ever hurtou What Really what Lady expose his ass to Gotham He basically didn t rest till he investigated who Physician Soldiers At The Forks you were causeou were beating in his own game Us in 2019 call it casual stalking but hey Indianapolis Rhythm And Blues you doou girl Batman berates her at one point saying that there is actually a law in Gotham that no man can become Batman She gives Batman middle finger stating. Detective Comics featured DC's first masked adventurer and went on to give the company its name from Detective Comics Inc and the only character to dominate American popular culture three separate times each a generation apart BatmanJoin DC to celebrate the 80th anniversary and 1000th issue of one of the most important publications ever Detective Comics Over the past eight decades Batman has remained at the forefront of popular culture which is in no small part because of this comic book series that is synonymous with the Dark Knight Celebrate Detective Comics with DC as we revisit classic stories from comics from the 1930s.