Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Required Reading for Aspiring Dark Knights

Following Christopher Nolan's award-winning film The Dark Knight, Nolan will return to Batman's legend with The Dark Knight Rises-the final installment of The Dark Knight trilogy in theaters on July 20. Just in time for this epic conclusion, Bruce Wayne divulges key sketches, diagrams, observations, and other classified documents about the process of becoming Batman in The Dark Knight Manual from Insight Editions.

For the first time, the Dark Knight's secrets are revealed in The Dark Knight Manual, which details all of Wayne's cutting-edge collaborations with Lucius Fox at Wayne Enterprises. The Manual gives readers unprecedented access to Batman's amazing arsenal featuring numerous documents and items including: designs and upgrades for the Batsuit, the specifications of the Utility Belt, blueprints for the Batcave, detailed dossiers on foes and allies, plans for the Dark Knight's latest vehicles, and much, much more. All these, and a plethora of never-before-published materials, shine a light on how the mysterious Bruce Wayne operates as Gotham City's greatest protector.

The Dark Knight Manual: 112 pages, Hardcover, More than 35 removable insert items and dossiers. $40 will be available at retailers nationwide in June 2012. CLICK HERE to pre-order at a discount!

And since you'll be needing the tools to go with the talent, we present...

BATMOBILE: The Complete History is the story of the distinct, sophisticated, incomparable car. From its evolution in the pages of Detective Comics, to its unforgettable appearances on the big screen, this book explores each incarnation of the Batmobile with the detail such an extraordinary automobile warrants.

Author Mark Cotta Vaz uncovers insights and stories from creators and conceptualists that reveal the nuts and bolts of putting these dream machines together and explains the philosophies behind each design. With stunning gatefolds-including a large-scale panorama of the Batmobiles featured in film and television-and detailed specs, blueprints, and historical comparisons, BATMOBILE: The Complete History is an informational and visual delight for automotive and Batman fans alike.

BATMOBILE: The Complete History: 148 pages, Hardcover, More than 100 full color photographs and illustrations. $35 Also available June 2012. CLICK HERE to pre-order at a discount!

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