Monday, July 23, 2012


Insight Editions publishes some of the best produced books about pop culture today.  With the release of director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, Insight has released two truly phenomenal titles that tie in to the entire Dark Knight Trilogy.

The Dark Knight Manual by Brandon T. Snider 

The Dark Knight Manual is the first in-world exploration of Christopher Nolan's Batman. This fascinating manual contains key sketches, diagrams, notes, case files, and other top-secret documents gathered by Bruce Wayne as he came to embody and serve as Gotham's Dark Knight. Every defining moment is detailed here, from his collaborations with Lucius Fox, to his alliance with James Gordon at the GPD, to his handwritten memos to and from faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth.  Featured are more than two dozen removable documents, including the design and capabilities of the famed Batsuit, blueprints revealing the inner workings of the Batcave, the specifications for Batman's amazing arsenal of weapons and gadgets, and much more.  Look for hidden bonus content and exclusive images from the final film in Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises.

Batmobile: The Complete History by Mark Cotta Vaz 

Here for the first time is the complete history of the sleek, sophisticated, incomparable Batmobile. From its humble beginnings in the pages of Detective Comics, to its reimaginings every decade in the pages of DC Comics, to its unforgettable appearances on the big screen, this book explores each incarnation of the Batmobile in incredible detail and scope.  In addition to comic books, the Batmobile has been immortalized in nearly every imaginable medium, including film, television, toys, and video games. Most recently, it was given breathtaking new life-and incredible capabilities-in Christopher Nolan's extraordinary film trilogy, which concludes with 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. While each of the Batmobile's incarnations will be explored, special attention will be paid to the "Tumbler" Batmobile from Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.  With stunning gatefolds and detailed specs, blueprints, and historical comparisons, BATMOBILE: The Complete History is an informational and visual delight for auto and Batman fans alike. It's an unparalleled and high-speed journey that will leave you breathless.

And thanks to our friends at Insight Editions, we're giving away two sets of these fantastic volumes!

To enter, please send an email with the subject header "DYNAMIC DUO" to geekcontest @ gmail dot com and answer the following question:

What is the name of the man who killed Thomas and Martha Wayne?

Please include your name and address (U.S. Residents only).

Only one entry per person and a winner will be chosen at random.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on August 12th, 2012