Earlier this week, Robert Hale released their catalogue of upcoming releases for January to June, which just happens to include a little book of mine called Holy Franchise, Batman! Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen. Here’s the official blurb…
Since the Caped Crusader first made the leap from comics to silver screen in the 1940s, generations of audiences have been captivated by the screen adventures of Batman, establishing the celebrated comic book hero as a true icon of popular cultre. Now, Gary Collinson traces the entire screen history of Bob Kane’s Dark Knight Detective, providing a fascinating insight into one of the most successful media franchises of all time.
Beginning with the early movie serials of the 1940s, Holy Franchise, Batman! charts the development of Batman’s many exploits across both live-action and animation, presenting a comprehensive overview of his entire screen career. From the classic 1960s television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward to the hugely successful blockbuster feature films from directors Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher and Christopher Nolan, as well as early Saturday morning cartoon outings through to the acclaimed ‘DC Animated Universe’, this book explores the evolution of Batman – a journey that has taken him from ‘camp’ crime-fighter to Dark Knight.
Holy Franchise, Batman! is due out this coming June, so if you’re looking to get your Batman fix in the weeks leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, you may want to grab yourself a copy!