Batman’s first hovercraft, The Bat was almost as much a character as any of the human stars in the final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, according to Eaglemoss – and is already one of the most iconic super vehicles ever to appear on screen.
Aimed predominantly at male fans, particularly those who are already collecting Batman Automobilia, this special edition of the partwork, priced £18.99, has a highly detailed replica of The Bat vehicle, created using schematics taken straight from The Dark Knight Rises movie.
As well as the die-cast vehicle with a 3D lenticular background, the Batman Automobilia Special will carry a 12-page magazine about The Bat, both onscreen and in real life, featuring photos, design information and technical specifications about the Caped Crusader’s cool car.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.