Batman's Dark Secret
One day, a lonely orphan named Bruce Wayne finds himself in a dangerous situation. He defends himself against a monster bat--and he wins. From that time on, he is determined to fight evil. He becomes ... Batman!
In advance of the new Batman movie coming out in March 2016 comes a beautifully illustrated hardcover version of Batman's Dark Secret! The cover features a new illustration by Caldecott Honor winner Jon J Muth!
The pictures are very atmospheric and dark, although the pages with Alfred show some humor and lots of light. Muth keeps the standard Batman iconography, as well as a 1940s vibe to the backgrounds and setting of the book.
Readers looking for extensive background on The Dark Knight might be disappointed, but parents who want to introduce young children to this character will find a lot to like in this story about facing one's fears and overcoming them.