Wednesday, 29 October 2008


To tie in with the 1966 launch of the Batman TV show, Manga prodigy Jiro Kuwata was commissioned to produce a Japanese version of Bob Kane's Batman comics.

Believing that Kane's scripts would be lost on a Japanese audience, Kuwata redesigned the Dark Knight for the expectations of a mid-sixties, Manga-familiarised audience. And so, what we're left with is a bonkers blend of superb suspense and gonzo weirdness, as villains turn into dinosaurs, commit strange crimes, rise from the dead, and rampage through a Mangafied Gotham that has the streamlined wonderfulness of space-age Japanese pop culture.

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