Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman

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20 thoughts on “Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman

  1. Great thoughts on this one!

    I enjoyed this anthology too. This one took me down a path I hadn’t tread before. I knew many of the early characters and story arcs, but those from the 70s to present were well-chosen.

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  2. Love your love letter to Batman at the beginning of the review 😀
    From what you write, it could have been better – but then, it almost always can 🙂 I’m envious of your collection anyway!

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    1. Hahaha I couldn’t resist! 😁 And yes, I think it’s a pretty hard task to have one volume represent a whole run anyways. In the end, it remains a wonderful book to have, a nice coffee table book to learn a thing or two on the spot.

      Ah, I love my collection as well! My own batcave 😏

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      1. I bet you do! 😉 Do you have any space left at all at your place? By the amount of books you read and review I imagine it must look by now like a creeping, insidious attack of the Book Invaders! 😀

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  3. Ace overview Lashaan – I have a hardcover copy of this release myself which I plan to delve into after Action Comics #1000 comes out next week. I really enjoyed the similar Superman 80th Deluxe Edition (the essays were a great addition) and doubt this will disappoint.

    What’s great about Batman is that there have been so many different approaches from the dark pulpy beginnings with Detective #27 (I’ve read that story a few times over the years) to the wackier campier style of the fifties and sixties, circling back to the darker, crime novellas with Denny O’Neill and Neal Adams in the seventies and beyond, keeping things fresh and inventive. I enjoy it all, although I obviously favour the darker stuff I’m partial to the lighter more frothy offerings every now and then (I have the complete Adam West series on Blu-ray alongside the exemplary animated series we all adore).

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    1. Thanks man! I’m going to assume that you meant Detective Comics #1000 there hahah I am excited to see what stories they got collected in that special issue! And yes, it’s amazing what kinds of transformation the great Dark Knight has known throughout the years. Some better than others and I too will probably always favour the darker stuff today. Do you know what’s the next hero to reach his 80th anniversary? Is it The Flash? 😮

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