Over the years, Mondo has become synonymous with high quality merchandise, from beautiful vinyl album prints, exclusive figures and t-shirts, to absolutely gorgeous posters, and so much more. So when I heard Insight Editions was teaming with them to put out a new art book about Batman: The Animated Series, I exploded with joy.
Now, I have loved Insight Editions for a long time and have several of their books, including the art book for the DCEU film Aquaman, the beautiful DC Comics Variant Covers: The Complete Visual History, the incredibly detailed Anatomy of a Metahuman, and my favorite, Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond.
And Batman: The Animated Series is what spawned my love of Batman and got me hooked on DC Comics, leading to me eventually running DC Comics News and bringing to it a podcast dedicated to Batman: The Animated Series, hosted by the amazing EiC of our sister site Dark Knight News, Steve J Ray.
So, needless to say, I am extremely excited for this new book to come out, and I hope you are too! Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is available for pre-order right now for $60 and will be released on October 6, 2020.
INSIGHT EDITIONS AND MONDO PRESENT
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
THE PHANTOM CITY CREATIVE COLLECTION
Art by Justin Erikson
Introduction by Paul Dini
Mondo and Insight Editions are proud to present Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection, a visually breathtaking celebration of the Emmy Award–winning series.
Known for their limitless passion and incredible ingenuity for film and television posters, Mondo turns their attention to the highly acclaimed DC show Batman: The Animated Series. The show first aired in 1992 and was instantly met with critical praise for its sophisticated writing, bold storytelling and distinctive, noir-influenced art style, generating an intense following that thrives to this day. It’s a series that many people fell in love with and which grew their passion for Batman, as well as inspiring many to become artists and writers in the world of comics.
Over the years, Mondo has received global recognition for their astonishing artisanal posters, and their creations for Batman: The Animated Series are no exception. The studio has partnered exclusively with the award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc., Justin Erickson, in order to bring this show to life in a striking and unparalleled way. Paul Dini, longtime writer and co-producer of the Animated Series (and co-creator of Harley Quinn), contributes a wonderful introduction. Filled with Erikson’s slick graphic design as well as beautifully rendered illustrations, Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the greatest animated shows of all time.
ABOUT JUSTIN ERICKSON
Justin Erickson is the creative director and co-founder of Phantom City Creative, Inc. As an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, Erickson has won over 17 Key Art Awards for his work on popular media such as Godzilla, Jaws, Jurassic Park, and more.
ABOUT PAUL DINI
Paul Dini is an American writer and producer whose work has spanned all forms of mass media. Some of his television credits include Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Animated Series. One of his greatest character contributions was the co-creation (alongside Bruce Timm) of Dr. Harleen Quinzel, more famously known as Harley Quinn.
Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art, music, and collectibles. The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl.
ABOUT INSIGHT EDITIONS:
Celebrated for its unwavering dedication to quality, Insight Editions is a publisher of innovative books and collectibles that push the boundaries of creativity, design, and production. Through its acclaimed film, television, and gaming program, Insight strives to produce unique books and products that provide new ways to engage with fan-favorite characters and stories. For more information, visit www.insighteditions.com.
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe digital subscription service. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverse.com.