Bat-manga! : the secret history of Batman in Japan /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Kuwata, JirĊ, 1935-2020
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:New York, N.Y. : Pantheon Books, 2008.
Description:1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Batman -- (Fictitious character)
Batman (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes.
Japan.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Superhero comics.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7369531
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Other authors / contributors:Kidd, Chip.
Spear, Geoff.
Ferris, Saul.
Ishii, Anne.
ISBN:9780375425455 (hbk.)
0375425454 (hbk.)
9780375714849 (pbk.)
0375714847 (pbk.)
Notes:"The tremendous Batman craze of 1966 was not just a national phenomenon, but a global one. And few countries on Earth embraced it with as much manic furor as Japan--not just in terms of producing memorabilia, but in creating actual, authorized Batman comics stories by and for the Japanese, written and drawn by manga master Jiro Kuwata. Now for the first time in more than forty years, these nearly forgotten tales are collected, translated and reprinted--along with an eyepopping look at the astounding toys, games, and ephemera that attended them."--Dust jacket.
Title from dust jacket.
Summary:In 1966, during the height of the first Batman craze, a weekly Japanese manga anthology for boys, Shonen King, licensed the rights to commission its own Batman and Robin stories. A year later, the stories stopped. They were never collected in Japan, and never translated into English. Now, in this gorgeously produced book, hundreds of pages of Batman-manga comics more than four decades old are translated for the first time, appearing alongside stunning photographs of the world's most comprehensive collection of vintage Japanese Batman toys. This is The Dynamic Duo as you've never seen them: with a distinctly Japanese, atomic-age twist as they battle aliens, mutated dinosaurs, and villains who won't stay dead. And as a bonus: Jiro Kuwata, the manga master who originally wrote and drew this material, has given an exclusive interview for our book.

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Call Number: PN6728.B36 K53 2008
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