Book Review: The Batman Vault!
Publisher: Running Press
Written by: Robert Greenberger and Matthew K. Manning
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Our take: The same company that brought us the Dc Vault releases a much better edition with the Batman Vault. I was skeptical about these titles when I first heard about them. I mean how do you really fit a character with 70 years of history into one book. The answer? You don’t. You don’t even try. What you do instead is make a hardcover scrapbook of sorts. This book has a ton of information in it. A lot more than I anticipated. We have the benefit of writers Robert Greenberger, former Dc Comics editor, and our pal Matthew K. Manning, a very popular writer for Dc Comics. The book is full of tidbits and inside information that you don’t hear everyday.
You can see from the pictures that every chapter includes a plastic sleeve that has pull-out memorabilia. From reproduction coloring book pages to production art, you get a great variety of stuff to look at. There are even some looks at very rare art.
I know that titles like this come off to fans like a gimmick…and it is, but its a gimmick that works. As a fan, I treasure this title. I can only hope that every major Dc Comics character will get their own vault treatment.
We should most certainly see them for Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. I highly recommend picking this one up. It’d make a fantastic gift for yourself or anyone on your Xmas list!
Check out this great youtube video look at the book!