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Batmobile: The Complete History Hardcover – July 10, 2012
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There is also several wasted pages that could have had useful photos instead. Pages 2, 14, 15, 197, 108 & 139 are an example.
There is so many photos that should have been here but are sadly missing.
There is no index.
There should have been a whole chapter on Batmobile toys, diecast & models. There is a brief mention of the Aurora kit but no pictures. There is also some photos of diecast or models but who knows what as there is no caption.
Chapters 4 & 5 cover the Batmobiles of '89, '92, '95 & '97. There is mention of the Batmissle but no picture of it.
The Batmobiles of the comics are covered okay but the main focus of the book seems to be on the Dark Knight series of movies and the tumbler. The coverage of this latest Batmobile is very good but if you are not into the bat tank military look and were hoping for some intelligent info on the '66 Batmobile then you are out of luck.
It looks like we will have to wait some more before someone does this history right.
One simple fact remains, the title of this book is "Batmobile the Complete History". It is not called The Tumbler. Therefore I expect a complete history which, sorry to say, this is not.
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One thing to note is that the vehicles of Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, including the Tumbler, take up a large portion of the book. Other Batmobile iterations are certainly included, but they don't have as much space in the book as the Tumbler. The cover suggests as much, and as a fan of the Tumbler I am completely fine with this -- but fans of the older Batmobiles might find this disappointing. The second-most featured Batmobile is probably that from the 1989 Burton film.
Included are a lot of high-res images of the various Batmobiles, both exterior and interior. I was really impress with the included photographs - it's great to be able to see the details of the vehicles and their components. However, I would have liked more cross-sections, concept art, measurements, mock-ups, etc. Most images are of the final product, so unfortunately there's not much insight into the process of designing these amazing vehicles.
However I did love the coverage on the new Tumbler model and the 89 Batman movie. Also has decent coverage on the later Batman movies which didn't have great production values though the cars were still pretty cool.
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I'm not writing a review. If i wanted to write reviews, I would be a writer, not one who reads.Published 5 months ago by A. Tom Rehn
Excellent detailed history of the many incarnations of the iconic Batmobile....from the 1930s version from Detective Comics all the way to the Tumbler from Christopher Nolan's Dark... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michael Andrews
An excellent book, what more can one ask for?! Maybe a wee bit more on the cars from the past, but no big complaint!Published 14 months ago by Barry N Levy