BATMAN DC COMICS THE WAR YEARS 19391: Presenting Over 20 Classic Full Length Batman Tales From The Dc Comics Vault! by Roy ThomasBATMAN DC COMICS THE WAR YEARS 19391: Presenting Over 20 Classic Full Length Batman Tales From The Dc Comics Vault! by Roy Thomas

BATMAN DC COMICS THE WAR YEARS 19391: Presenting Over 20 Classic Full Length Batman Tales From The…

byRoy Thomas

Hardcover | July 9, 2015

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For more than 75 years, through countless comics, television, and movies, Batman has been a symbol of strength and perseverance. He was created in 1939, on the brink of World War II -- a volatile time, when we needed a hero most. Who better to come to the rescue than the Caped Crusader? For the first time,Batman: The War Years 1939-1945details The Dark Knightâ??s involvement in the war and his fight against some very real villains.

The poor little rich boy orphaned in a late-night robbery. The lad training for years so that one day he could avenge his parents' deaths. The bat that flies through the window at a crucial moment, inspiring Bruce Wayne with a name and a motif. All of these are wonderful elements in a timeless tale. By early 1940, both Batman and Robin were up and running in no less than two hit comic books. Bob Kane hired a teenager that he happened to meet—Jerry Robinson—to help him churn out what looked like a nice long run of Batman stories.

They didn't know the half of it.

For, as the Second World War loomed ever larger on the horizon, Batman was about to become big business, comic-book style.

Ray Thomas has beena comics writer since 1965, mostly for Marvel or DC. Among the thousands of comic books he has written areConan the Barbarian,The Avengers,The X-Men,Fantastic Four,All-Star Squadron,Sub-Mariner,The Invaders,Dr. Strange,Red Sonja,Wonder Woman, andThe Savage Sword of Conan.

Having co-founded the super-hero comics fanzine Alter Ego in 1961, Roy Thomas (b. 1940) became writer/assistant editor for Stan Lee at Marvel Comics in 1965 after a very brief stint as assistant editor of DC's Superman titles. From 1965-1980 and/or during the 1990s he wrote for Marvel The Avengers, The X-Men, Fantastic Four, Thor, The ...
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Title:BATMAN DC COMICS THE WAR YEARS 19391: Presenting Over 20 Classic Full Length Batman Tales From The…Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 9, 2015Publisher:Book SalesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0785832831

ISBN - 13:9780785832836

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful re-printing! Some of these stories are likely reprinted here for the first time since their original release 70-75 years ago! Beautiful glossy paper adds to the quality of this book, and to the other two in this series––highly recommended for the comics-history buff!
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! I saw this book on sale and decided to get it for my boyfriend, he loved it! Great collection of comics and images!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great collection! Fantastic to see the genesis of Batman is this high quality collection!
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great collection a lot of good comics in one hardcover book
Date published: 2016-11-08

Editorial Reviews

"Detailing superhero involvement in World War 2 as it has never seen before is both interesting and historical." - FulvueDriveIn.com