Holy Tie-ins, Batman!

As you may have heard, the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight broke box office records this weekend. The effect on books was pretty stunning as well.

Curiously, in books, it is the NEXT Batman movie (I should have said, “the NEXT movie based on a famous DC Comics series.”  Thanks for the correction, Katie and the others who wrote in!) that generated the most sales. Not due out until March 2009, anticipation for the Watchmen is already building. A Watchmen trailer preceded showings of Dark Knight, sending the book it’s based on to #2 over the weekend (still not managing to unseat Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn) where it remains. (For Watchmen titles, see earlier post).

Below are the other Batman titles now on the Amazon Top 100:

#12 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 

by Frank Miller, Lynn Varley (Colorist), Klaus Janson (Illustrator) 

Listed as not in stock until August 24

  • Paperback: $14.00
  • Publisher: DC Comics; 10 Anv edition (May 1, 1997)
  • ISBN-10: 1563893428
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563893421
#13 Batman: The Killing Joke 
by Alan Moore, Brian Bolland 
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; Deluxe edition (March 19, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1401216676
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401216672
#39 Batman: Year One
by Frank Miller (Author), David Mazzucchelli (Illustrator)
  • Paperback: $14.00
  • Publisher: DC Comics (January 10, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1401207529
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401207526


#77 Batman: The Long Halloween 
by Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale  
  • Paperback: $19.99
  • Publisher: DC Comics (November 1, 1999)
  • ISBN-10: 1563894696
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563894695


#94 Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
by Grant Morrison (Author), Dave McKean (Illustrator)
  • Paperback: $17.99
  • Publisher: DC Comics; 15th anniv edition (November 1, 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 1401204252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401204259

One Response to “Holy Tie-ins, Batman!”

  1. Katie Dunneback Says:

    Just a point of clarification, Watchmen is *not* the next Batman movie and is only related to it in the sense that Watchmen is a dark riff on what it means to be a superhero and Batman is a classic superhero whose character is riffed on with the Watchmen character Night Owl.