Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice The Art of the Film Book

by Damian Fasciani
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To help celebrate the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Titan Books has published the official companion book. This magnificent collectible provides never before seen in-depth details of the artwork and creative design that went into the film. The 12“ x 9“ sized book covers off early artwork during pre production, each of the three main characters in Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman all have a detailed campaign to discover. With that, we get to see the detail that went into Gotham and Metropolis, superhero costume designs, weapons, the infamous Bat cave and much more.

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The book (authored by Peter Aperlo) opens with a Forward provided by DC Comic’s Geoff Johns who sets the scene on the DC Universe and what can be expected within the book itself. A high level introduction takes you through some of the ‘behind the scenes’ moments with key comments from Henry Cavill, Zack Snyder, and more.

The contents of the Book are broken into the following chapters

  • The World of Superman
  • The World of Batman
  • Batman v Superman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Afterword by Zack Snyder
  • Acknowledgements

The hard cover book provides scintillating imagery of the highest quality, images from of the crew never seen before, snap shots from scenes of the film with artwork that provided inspiration for key sequences. Wether you are a fan of the Man of Steel, the Dark Knight, or Wonder Woman, throughout the 192 page epic you will find beautiful photography the draws you into Snyder’s world. The book successfully captures your breath with its unique combination of sketches, images, and precise detail on how the film came together, while overlaying a creative structure that flows seamlessly.

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Within the chapters mentioned above, there are sub stories and sections provided and without spoiling everything inside, you get a taste with the above embedded images. Everything from CGI (Computer generated Imagery), film creation techniques, and the artwork that went into creating the overall story, you won’t be disappointed.

From cover to cover, this brilliant book will be a great addition to the collection of any DC Comics fan. It is available for purchase on Amazon for only $28.48.

My Rating: 4.5outof5

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