“There is something primal about the relationship of man and machine, and the Batmobile fits into this powerful place in the psyche” -Christopher Nolan director of the Dark Knight trilogy
Perhaps the most relative superhero to the everyday normal human is the Batman, and that is why the Dark Knight has held the test of time for over 70 years! Known best for the many “toys” in his arsenal, Batman has utilized technology and gadgets to help him fight crime in Gotham City. But no tool in his utility belt or vehicle in the Batcave can hold a candle to the iconic Batmobile. The Batmobile goes hand- in-hand with Batman even more than his trusty sidekick Robin! Over the years the Batmobile has evolved with the times from the early comic days to the ’60s TV show, to the many renditions from the movies!
Batmobile: The Complete History by Mark Cotta Vaz and published by Insight Editions, tracks the history of this powerful crime-fighting machine from its conception in Detective Comics to the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy. Offering up a rich history of each era with schematics and detailed photos from each of the vehicles created for the classic TV show and the movies, Batmobile: The Complete History is a must read for any Batman fan! My favorite part is learning the original history of the car, and actually finding out that it wasn’t even called the Batmobile until 2 years into Batman’s comic book run! Filled with great insight to the Batman mythos and with the holidays coming up this book would fit great into any comic lover’s collection!
Batmobile: The Complete History gets 4.5 outta 5 stars and is available in a hardcover edition on Insight Editions’ website.
Mark Cotta Vaz is a New York Times bestselling author with more than 25 published books, including the critically acclaimed Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, Creator of King Kong, a TLA finalist selection. His “making of” books have documented TV’s Lost and such feature film productions as The Spirit and the Twilight saga.
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