Dive into the history of one of the greatest Super Heroes of all time with this deluxe book exploring the creation and legacy of the Dark Knight.
Since his debut in Detective Comics in 1939, Batman has become an iconic part of American popular culture. From his early days as a master sleuth to his campy, TV-inspired “New Look” in the 1960s and gritty reinvention in the late twentieth century, Batman has remained popular as a rare superpowerless hero: a man with genius-level intellect, mastery of martial arts, and a singular, obsessive mission to rid his city of crime, whatever the cost to himself.
This book celebrates Batman’s 80th Anniversary in 2019 and traces his history across eighty years of comics, cartoons, live-action TV shows, and major motion pictures exploring the history and legacy of the Caped Crusader through his many incarnations. Featuring exciting never-before-seen imagery and commentary from key writers, artists, filmmakers, and more, this book also includes a variety of removable insert items, providing a unique, immersive experience for fans. Comprehensive, compelling, and filled with previously unseen treasures, Batman: The Ultimate Visual History is the definitive guide to the legendary Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight returns to the gallery this May with a brand new show eight decades in the making! The “80 Years Of BATMAN” gallery show will celebrate the history of the caped crusader, along with his allies and infamous rogue gallery of villains, with 18 classic, iconic and fan-favorite BATMAN comic book cover images produced as screenprinted posters.
Opening night for “80 Years Of BATMAN” will be held Friday, May 17 from 7 – 10PM, and the show will run through May 25 during regular gallery hours (12PM – 6PM, Tuesday to Saturday). Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX.
Take a look at a selection of “80 Years Of BATMAN” Screenprinted Posters
Detective Comics #27 (1939) by Bob Kane
Detective Comics #367 (1967) by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson
BATMAN #251 (1973) by Neal Adams
BATMAN: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) by Frank Miller
The Game of Thrones star will portray Bruce Wayne in the upcoming second season of DC Universe’s streaming show Titans.
Glen will be portraying an older version of Wayne. Deadline posted the official character description from the producers of the show: “After decades of fighting crime as Batman, billionaire Bruce Wayne is just as driven to protect Gotham from evil as he was in his prime. Needing to reconcile his relationship with Dick Grayson, the duo hope to forge a new dynamic as Bruce tries to help his former sidekick and the Titans achieve success.”
30 years ago Joaquin Phoenix was a super hero and now he’s a super villain. In 1989 Joanquin was in the show “Little
Hercules”, a young Joaquin Phoenix (Billy Hercules) dreams he’s Superboy
and uses his powers to defeat the schoolyard bullies. (Watch video below)