IDW Announces Silver-Age Batman Comic Strip Hardcover Collection
Back in September, IDW announced it was partnering with DC Entertainment to publish hardcover collections of classic Superman comic strips that have never been seen since their initial newspaper runs.
Today, IDW announced that Batman’s Silver Age comic-strip adventures are getting a similar treatment in 2014, with the first volume collecting two years’ worth of comics by creators Whitney Ellsworth, Shelly Moldoff, Joe Giella, and the late Carmine Infantino.
DC began publishing the Batman strip in 1966, just as the classic Adam West TV series was taking the nation by storm. This volume collects all the black-and-white daily and color Sunday strips from 1966 and 1967. It includes characters such as Catwoman, the Penguin, the Joker, Poison Ivy, and Batgirl, according to an IDW press release.
The book will include an introduction by famed Batman collector Joe Desris and a cover by artist Peter Poplaski, who also provided the covers for the Superman strip collection that came out this month.
The Batman volume will be 11″ by 8.5″, a tad smaller than the Superman collection (which was 9.5″ x 12″) and in landscape rather than portrait format.