The latest incarnation of Batman is now in the final part of its trilogy, and in my opinion it has never been done better. Film maker Christopher Nolan has managed to capture the darker aspects of Batman, and makes the character live up to the title of “Dark Knight”.
But so many times it isn’t Batman stealing the scene, but rather his wonderful gadgets. From the amazing Batmobile to the many items in the utility belt, the gadgets are what separate Batman from the typical comic book hero.
That is why I just had to share about the new book, The Dark Knight Manual: Tools, Weapons, Vehicles and Documents from the Batcave. Finally, Batman’s gadgets are getting the attention they deserve. According to the book’s description,
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.
This should be a fun read for any gadget lover, which I happen to be… You can find the book on Amazon and other retailers, and the going street price for the hardcover is around $25 if you shop around.
Batman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. The character first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), and since then has appeared primarily in publications by DC Comics. Originally referred to as “The Bat-Man” and still referred to at times as “The Batman”, he is additionally known as “The Caped Crusader”, “The Dark Knight”, and “The World’s Greatest Detective,” among other titles.