With over 6000 items listed, this is the most comprehensive guide to Batman (R) collectibles ever assembled between two covers. Nearly 300 color photographs accompany the informative articles and detailed price guide listings. Highlights include a Comics section which lists every comic book in which Batman has appeared from his debut in 1939 through to the end of 1997, plus a Figures section which lists all of the various Batman action figures. Covering everything from Artwork to Videos, and price ranges from 15 to $150,000, this book is a must for any Batfan or student of popular culture.
Alan J. Porter has been a collector of Batman comics and memorabilia since his college days. He is the editor/publisher of the on-line Batman magazine "Gotham Gazette" and the "Gotham Weekly News" electronic newsletter. Whilst working as a publishing software consultant he also pursues a career as a freelance writer with several published magazine articles and technical papers. This is his first book. Alan J. Porter is originall from Manchester, England, but now lives in Marlyand with his wife Gill, daughters Meggan and Erin, and a house full of "bat-stuff."