5 items from 2012
Over at /Film, they’ve posted an excellent (and very detailed) map of Batman’s own Gotham City, thanks to Brandon T. Snider‘s all-new “The Dark Knight Manual.” Laid out in a traditional style, the officially approved map is one heck of a tool when it comes to contextualizing Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight trilogy and just where the action of his beloved blockbusters plays out, and it’s a true must-examine for all Batman fans. But it’s not the only richly imagined comic book city out there – DC Comics in particular has crafted some notable fictional cities over the years, and seeing them rendered in such a manner is the stuff geeking out is made of. A little bit of digging around the Internet turned up a number of comic book city maps worth a look (though none of them as official as Snider’s look at Gotham), including takes on Metropolis, Smallville »
- Kate Erbland
The Dark Knight Manual: Tools, Weapons, Vehicles and Documents From The Batcave by Brandon T. Snider is not due for release until July 24, 2012, but Coming Soon was able to get their hands on an early copy. They were also kind enough to release a few images from the book which feature The Bat, the new aerial vehicle used by Batman in The Dark Knight Rises.
For those unfamiliar with the book, you can check out the plot description below.
“…..an in-world exploration of Christopher Nolan’s Batman: The Dark Knight Manual, the definitive guide to his [Batman's] tools, vehicles and technologies…..Featuring removable documents, including the design and capability of the famed utility belt, the hi-tech functions of Batman’s cowl, and every detail of his amazing arsenal of weapons and gadgets…..reveals how Bruce Wayne operates as Gotham’s greatest protector.”
The Tumbler and the Batpod have been Batman’s »
When I was a kid and beginning my life-long love of Star Wars I had a big book that had images and blueprints for every vehicle in George Lucas' universe. I would spend hours and hours leafing through it, looking at the engines of A-Wings and the outlay of the cabin in the Slave 1. It excited me because while I knew it was all fictional, I loved the idea that there were people out there who obsessed over the same kind of details. Now we're learning that when Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises comes out this summer it will come with its own companion guide to the Batman universe. SuperHeroHype has learned of a book in development titled The Dark Knight Manual: Tools, Weapons, Vehicles & Documents From The Batcave. Written by Brandon T. Snider, the book takes an extremely close look at the world of the Nolan Batman Universe. »
We've gotten an early copy of the super cool The Dark Knight Manual: Tools, Weapons, Vehicles & Documents From The Batcave by Brandon T. Snider and the book includes some new images from The Dark Knight Rises , including concept art of The Bat in the Christopher Nolan-directed film as well as the Fusion Reactor. The book is described as follows: In 2005, filmmaker Christopher Nolan redefined Batman for a new generation with Batman Begins, followed in 2008 by The Dark Knight, and now 2012.s conclusion to the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Here, for the first time, is an in-world exploration of Christopher Nolan.s Batman: The Dark Knight Manual, the definitive guide to his tools, vehicles, and technologies. Following the destruction of Wayne Manor, Bruce Wayne »
This one is due out July 24th from Insight Editions Books. Legions of Gotham has your first look at this great new interactive book.
About the Book: In 2005, filmmaker Christopher Nolan redefined Batman for a new generation with Batman Begins, followed in 2008 by The Dark Knight, and now 2012’s conclusion to the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Here, for the first time, is an in-world exploration of Christopher Nolan’s Batman: The Dark Knight Manual, the definitive guide to his tools, vehicles, and technologies.
Following the destruction of Wayne Manor, Bruce Wayne began to assemble key sketches, diagrams, observations, and other top-secret documents germane to becoming Batman; he then entrusted this manual to his faithful butler, Alfred. Every defining moment is detailed here, charting Wayne’s collaborations with Lucius Fox at Wayne Enterprises on the latest cutting-edge technology.
Featuring removable documents, including the design and capability of the famed utility belt, »
- THE LEGION fan network
5 items from 2012
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