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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  70 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Now in paperback! Perfect for the lover of comics, this remarkable book brings a wealth of never-before-published Batman treasures to life. Features five full-color gatefolds and 16 pages of fresh material not included in the original 1996 hardcover.
Paperback, 287 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Watson-Guptill Publications
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Jun 18, 2008 Andy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: crazed Batman toy fans
Shelves: art-gallery, kidstuff
I don’t know if Chip Kidd owns every Batman doo-dad and tchatchke in this amazing book, but nevertheless he’s done a phenomenal job compiling every Batman toy, souvenir and what-have-you that spans decades, countries and probably even galaxies! The most eye-popping book of collectibles ever published.
J.W. Patten
I wrote an earlier review on the "The Batman Handbook", which showed readers the Caped Crusader's methods and teachings; in effect, how to be Batman.

But why be Batman in the first place?

The genesis lies here, in "Batman Collected".

Chip Kidd is a huge Batman fan, as well as an accomplished graphic artist. Here, he has collected various memorabilia about the Dark Knight for years.
In this book, you'll find toys, ornaments, games, models, household sundries, and other more obscure artifacts bearing
Amazing collection of Batman memorabilia, from the 60's to the present, lovingly photographed and curated by the author. There's things in here only the most fanatical Bat-fan would have!
The book oozes quality, fantastic reproduction, and nice anecdotes/ insights.
Lush, beautifully curated volume by one of the world's premier book designers, who had the amazing opportunity to design around his most prized possession--his own obsessive collection of Batman memorabilia.
Andrew Ives
Great photos, and the text - although sparse - is not bad either. Hardly a long and gripping read though. Interesting enough for the Batman afficionado, but not necessarily recommended for Joe Public.
Mike Jensen
Fascinating pictorial review of the Batman merchandising produced over the decades since the character was first published. I remember seeing some of this stuff.
Einnar Espinosa
Se vale ¿no? Hace que cualquier bat-maniaco le entre duro a su memorabilia, y vea que tanto le hace falta... :D
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Chip Kidd is an American author, editor and graphic designer, best known for his innovative book covers.
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Kidd grew up in a Philadelphia suburb, strongly influenced by American popular culture. While a design student at Penn State, an art instructor once gave the assignment to design a book cover for Museums and Women by John Updike, who is also a Shillington native. T
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