In the past few years the caped crusader has saved the world from aliens, traveled through time and space, established a global crime fighting syndicate while harboring a private battle against the ancient secret society now ruled by the mother of his only son. A little film called The Dark Knight was released back in 2008. His origins have been re-examined, re-told and even rebooted under the master pens of scribes like Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller and a host of other talented writers and artists. In short, right now the bat books are the best they have ever been…or are they?
Bob Kane created the character in 1939 that’s over 70 years of storytelling, and while the Batman of Grant Morrison’s recent awe-inspiring run is nothing short of ground breaking, so much of the character’s history that is featured in arcs like “The Black Glove” and “Batman R.I.P” is actually chronicled in the classic golden age issues now available on comiXology.
Find out how the Joker earned the title “The Clown prince of Crime”, See the first appearance of Dr. Hugo Strange, watch the evolution of Catwoman’s costume, then watch it evolve again. These classic issues are the building blocks of what made the original dynamic duo great, with each download packing a whooping 53 pages of all the POW! ZAP! and SLAM! you could ask for. These are some of the most sought after comics of all time, in print they’d cost close to 40,000 dollars per issue! On comiXology fans can read them for only $1.99
A welcomed addition to the ever expanding digital offerings in our library we’re not only extremely excited to feature the first 12 issues of Batman this week but also extremely proud. So go ahead and pull these comics today, there just maybe something to this Bruce Wayne fellow after all, so why not see what all the fuss is about for yourself.
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