Gotham unlike Metropolis and other superhero cities has a character of its own. It is not a mere backdrop but an essential component of each character in the Batman universe. Gotham is tied to the origin of each character, it is a raison d’etre for all the characters. Heroes are born to protect Gotham and villains born to extract the riches from Gotham.
Matthew K. Manning has collected the richest history of Gotham by chronicling a wealth of info on all the characters from the past, present and future. From Wayne Manor to The Iceberg Lounge, every crevice is upturned to expose Gotham’s importance to every single character. Even outside forces eventually, fall to the mystic of Gotham.
Exploring Gotham City combines striking full-colour illustrations of Gotham City with interactive elements that reveal the secrets of the most fascinating locations from the birthplace of the Dark Knight.
Explore famous landmarks like the Batcave, Arkham Asylum, and Wayne Manor and uncover the mysteries of Gotham City.
The first in a series of large-scale interactive books that explore the iconic locations from the world of DC, Exploring Gotham City is the perfect book for readers of all ages who want to investigate the tumultuous city Batman calls home.
About the Contributors: Matthew K. Manning is a comic book writer, historian, and fan. He has written comics for DC Comics and Marvel, including Beware the Batman, Spider-Man Unlimited, and Marvel Romance Redux. When not writing comics themselves, he writes books about the comic book medium and its rich history.
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Gotham City was first named in Detective Comics #48 and prior to that, Batman’s adventures were said to take place in New York City.