Batman Returns: One Dark Christmas Eve

The Illustrated Holiday Classic

Written By: JJ Harrison, Ivan Cohen
Just as three wise men once conspired to honor a baby, three deranged villains in Gotham City have hatched a clever plan of their own. But rather than traveling to Bethlehem and offering gifts, these narcissistic ne’er-do-wells are going to seize control of Gotham City’s government and power supply instead. Once again, the Dark Knight Detective is the city’s only hope for salvation—but defeating the combined forces of the Penguin, Catwoman, and unfettered capitalism is going to take a Christmas miracle! (And possibly a Bat-Plane.)

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Batman Returns with this tongue-in-cheek retelling of Tim Burton’s delightfully disturbing film. Reimagined into catchy verse and beautiful illustrations, this cautionary tale of identity, ambition, and the importance of work/life balance is guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit!

STUNNING ILLUSTRATIONS: This one-of-a-kind tale features more than 30 colorful pieces of original artwork by renowned illustrator JJ Harrison.

FAN FAVORITE CHARACTERS: The Dark Knight goes up against iconic villains like The Penguin and Catwoman in this action-packed Gotham City adventure.

PERFECT GIFT FOR BATMAN FANS: This tongue-in-cheek homage to Tim Burton’s classic is the perfect gift for the Batman fans in your life.

A NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION: Written in verse and meant to be read aloud, Batman Returns: One Dark Christmas Eve is a wonderful way to create a fun new Christmas tradition.

COMPLETE YOUR BATMAN COLLECTION: Complete your Batman library with Batman: The Official Coloring Book, Exploring Gotham City, How to Batman: A Gotham City Survival Guide, and Gotham City Cocktails, all available from Insight Editions.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 9/13/2022
ISBN: 9781647227548
Pages: 32
Trim Size: 8 x 8

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JJ Harrison, Artist: JJ Harrison is the illustrator of the best-selling book A Die Hard Christmas as well as other picture books, comics, and posters. Despite thinking very little of his own work, somehow it is featured in some of the world’s most popular art galleries and he enjoys the privilege of working with entertainment’s top publishing companies.

Ivan Cohen, Author: Ivan Cohen is the writer of the best-selling graphic novel adaptation of Space Jam: A New Legacy and co-writer of The Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries comic book series. Outside of comics, he has written for television (Teen Titans GO!), pop-culture journalism (Vulture), and numerous young adult and children’s books featuring characters from Star Wars, Looney Tunes, Justice League, and the Avengers.