dimanche 2 septembre 2018

The greatest Batman stories ever told

A fiftieth anniversary celebration of the Greatest Batman stories ever told, as written and drawn by many of the greatest writers and artists ever to grace the comic art medium!

Batman : The greatest Batman stories ever told
Writer : Gardner Fox, Bill Finger, Denny O'Neil, Frank Robbins, Archie Goodwin, Steve Engleheart, Bob Rozakis, Len Wein, Alan Brennert
Artist : Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson & George Roussos, Jack Burnley & Charles Paris, Bob Kane & Lou Schwartz, Dick Sprang & Charles Paris, Jim Mooney, Sheldon Moldoff, Dick Sprang & Stan Kaye, Sheldon Moldoff & Charles Paris, Carmine Infantino & Joe Giella, Neil Adams & Dick Giordano, Frank Robbins, Jim Aparo, Alex Toth, Marshall Rogers, Michael Golden, Walt Simonson & Dick Giordano, Joe Staton & George Freeman
Colorist : Tom Ziuko, Nansi Hoolahan , Anthony Tollin, Adrienne Roy, Glenn Whitmore, Shelley Eiber, Helen Vesik, Michele Wolfman, Daniel Vozzo, Carl Gafford, Tatjana Wood, Gene D'Angelo, Petra Scotese, Julia Lacquement, Bill Wray, Terry Austin, Lovern Kindzierski
Inker : Bob Smith
Letterer : Ben Oda, Milt Snapinn, John Costanza
Edition : DC Comics
November 1988
I.S.B.N. 0930289-39-0

We have in this book many ancient stories of the Batman. Some from his debut during which he kills the bad guys (shocking), others drawn from the fantastic era where he fought (and killed (shocking)) monsters or went into space fighting robots. And we have the appearance of Bat-Mite, which is the first character that addresses directly to the authors (authors who are represented in the episode, incredible and unimaginable mise en abime until then). I thought Deadpool was first, but no, Bat-Mite was thirty-five years early. Here. It's an excellent album, which smells like an old book (and for a reason, it is an old book), the smell that I love so much. I just love it!!