Arriving in UK cinemas on 20 July, The Dark Knight Rises promises to deliver the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s brilliant take on the Batman saga. But the sequel is only the latest chapter in the history of the iconic character.

Since the Caped Crusader first made the leap from comics to film in the 1940s, generations of audiences have been captivated by the screen adventures of Batman. Now, Gary Collinson traces the entire screen history of Bob Kane’s iconic creation in his comprehensive book, Holy Franchise, Batman! From the early movie serials of the 1940s and classic 1960s TV show starring Adam West to the blockbuster films of Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher and Christopher Nolan, as well as various cartoon outings, the book explores the evolution of Batman – from camp crime-fighter to Dark Knight.

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