Caped Crusader: The dark icon of the DC Universe From his first appearance inDetective ComicsNo. 27 in May 1939, Batman has thrilled imaginations across the globe. This character portrait pays tribute to the World s Greatest Detective, from his early days as a pulp-inflected comics hero to his current stature as a global icon, one of the greatest cultural artifacts of modern times. Through Robin, Catwoman, the Joker, and beyond, this volume looks at thecomplicated personality and the dynamic relationshipsthat defined Batman. With 192 pages of the greatest Batman images and text by Paul Levitz, author of the Eisner Award winning75 Years of DC Comics, The Little Book of Batmanis your definitive guide to the tragedy and triumph of the Dark Knight. DC Comics characters and all elements are trademarks of and (c) DC Comics. (s15) "