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DC Comics Classic Library: Batman - The Annuals Vol. 1 Hardcover – Apr 28 2009

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (April 28 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401221920
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401221928
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2 x 26.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 662 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,072,901 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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49 of 58 people found the following review helpful
AT LAST...! April 28 2009
By DJ Joe Sixpack - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
"DC Comics Classic Library: Batman - The Annuals Vol. 1"
(DC Comics, 2009)
At last... a reprint that does Batman justice! This is how I remember enjoying Batman as a kid, when I stumbled on some beat-up old copies of these great 80-page Annuals, big thick books that contained the cream of the crop of his classic adventures from the 1940s and '50s. This is Batman at his giddy, goofy, just-for-fun best, with streamlined, action-packed stories written in a much simpler time.

When the DC Archive series started a few years ago, I thought those high-class hardbacks would fulfill the same sense of wonder, but was disappointed to find that -- waaah, boo-hoo -- reading the early stuff from the 'Forties was actually pretty boring, especially when you read it in chronological order. When they skipped ahead to the mid-1960s (in the "Dynamic Duo" books) that helped a lot... But this volume is really the cream of the crop, fun, fantastic stuff that is really the best and most appropriate introduction to the Dark Knight. This is an especially good book to give very young readers, to give them a chance to discover Batman without getting bogged down in the dense psychology and dark violence of today's Bat-books. This old stuff is just plain fun. Yay. Great reprints. (Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain book reviews)
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great fun.......... March 1 2010
By William W. Miller - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is the Batman I grew up with! Before all the Dark Knight stuff. Good fun and great memories. I remember several of these stories from when I was a kid. This is Batman before he went into analysis. Villans were colorful and our heros always knew the right way to deal with them. Highly recommended. Can't wait for the next volume.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great for Batman Fans and Great for Yonger Readers Sept. 25 2010
By Lou Cole - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Not many comic books today are published with young readers in mind. These two Volume containing the collection of the early 80 Page "Batman Annujals" published years ago by DC Comics contain stories that were published back in the days when comic books were published with kids in mind.

DC Comics does publish "Batman" comic books for younger readers, however, the stories in thes two volumes are much better. "Batwoman" and her young sidekick the original Batgirl appear in som of the stories. Also appearing are Ace, the Bathound and the magical imp from the Fifthe Dimension "Bat-Mite."

These books would make a great gift for youngr readers.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A trip down Memory Lane June 22 2014
By Paul A. Franco - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Fantastic book for all Batman fans. Shipped promptly and the book was in great. condition . For all Batman fan's , a must have in one's library. Super collection of early Batman and the stories I read as a child .
It's no wonder Grant Morrison finds so much inspiration in these! Jan. 21 2015
By Dave Dellecese - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Fantastic collection of Batman stories from a bygone era. These are just pure, bizarre fun. While some people like to look back on these era of DC Comics as 'silly,' I really think credit needs to be given for just how creative writers and artists were back then. When you look at just how weird some of these stories are (in a delightful way, of course), the creators really were letting their imaginations go wild and it makes for some truly creative and out there stories that are just a ball!