Hero Collector has just released a one of a kind custom cutaway book of every vehicle from the original Batman TV series, packaged with a die-cast model of the iconic 1966 Batmobile, written by Richard Jackson, Alan Cowsill and James Hill and illustrated by Ed Giddings and Mojo.
Batmobile Cutaways: Batman Classic TV Series is a 72-page guidebook revealing the secrets of all the vehicles from the classic Batman TV series, featuring original cutaway artwork approved by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.
Illustrations and photos highlight every vehicle from the TV series – the Batmobile, Bat-cycle, Bat-copter, Bat-boat, and more – and cutaway artwork reveals the hidden details and gadgets of the Batmobile such as the Mobile Crime Computer, Bat-Ram, Batphone, afterburner, Detect-A-Scope, rocket launchers and “bat turn” parachutes.
More features include detailed blueprints and schematics from the original design and fabrication which was overseen by master custom car fabricator George Barris. Includes dozens of photos and illustrations from DC Entertainment’s vast archive of over 75 years of Batman comics, film and television adventures.
Batmobile Cutaways: Batman Classic TV Series also includes a 1/43 scale die-cast metal replica of the classic 1966 Batmobile in a diorama display of the Batcave – the Caped Crusader’s subterranean crime lab.
The first of three Batman Cutaways book and die-cast collectible sets, the series is part of Eaglemoss Hero Collector’s Premier Editions – visual guides and books that delve deep behind the scenes of some of most beloved icons of comic and science fiction fandom.
Alan Cowsill started out as a comic dealer before becoming an award-winning writer and editor. He co-created Stormwatcher for Acme/Eclipse before working at Marvel UK and Panini, writing the first UK-originated Spider-Man strips for more than a decade. He created the bestselling Jackie Chan Adventures, the award-winning Classic Marvel Figurine Collection, and the DC Super Hero Collection for Eaglemoss Publishing.
His books include Colin the Goblin, Warzone: Dark Eden, Chronopia, DC Comics: A Year by Year Visual Chronicle, Marvel Avengers Character Encyclopaedia and Spider-Man Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle. When he isn’t making comics, designing figurines, or crafting anthologies, Alan writes novels and practices qigong and kung fu.
Richard Jackson is a specialist in the commercial/licensed adaptation of Movie, TV and Comic characters and James Hill has enjoyed over thirty years as a writer/editor in the comics and licensed publishing fields.
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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.