Batman Manga Shoulder Bag
For those who want something just a little bit different and quirky, this distressed-look, retro design is from the Japanese Manga version of Batman from the 60s. Ideal for daily use to and from school or college (A4 binders will fit), sports/ gym or just hanging out, it is made from soft faux leather polyester and has an adjustable canvas shoulder strap. The bag is fully lined and has a zipped pocket inside (useful for valuables) and a front pocket on the outside, with four stud feet for protection.
Dimensions: 37 x 27 x 14cm
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Batman, the crime-fighting superhero defending Gotham City, has been reinvented several times since the very first Batman story appeared in Detective Comics in May 1939 and remained popular throughout various slumps in comic book sales. During one of these slumps in the mid 60s, DC was planning to kill Batman off but, instead, a new editor (Julius Schwartz) brought in a ‘New Look’ in May 1964, making the character more contemporary, and returning the stories to their ‘detective’ origins (removing the science fiction elements prevalent in the 50s). Artist Carmine Infantino helped overhaul the series – redesigning both the Batmobile and his costume – adding the now famous yellow ellipse behind the bat-symbol. Batman’s butler Alfred was initially killed off alongside some other characters, but was quickly restored and ‘Aunt Harriet’ joined Bruce Wayne (Batman’s alter ego) and Dick Grayson in their mansion. Batman is also known as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, and the World's Greatest Detective.
The Batman TV series starring Adam West in 1966 wasn’t just popular in the West. It also prompted a (brief) Batman craze in Japan and the Shōnen King magazine licensed the rights to make their own Batman stories with the consent of DC Comics. Battoman (Batman manga) was serialized from April 1966 to May 1967, when the trend passed.