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AICN Bat-Manga Give Away!

Casa de AICN Anime found itself with an extra copy of Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan on hand. In 1966, the Adam West Batman show began airing on Japanese TV. In response, Shonen Gahosha's now-defunct Shonen King commissioned 8 Man (aka Tobor: The Eighth Man) co-creator, and uncredited artist on the Speed Racer manga (according to Manga: The complete Guide) Jiro Kuwata to produce a Batman manga. Chip Kidd, Geoff Spear and Saul Ferris have now collected and photographed this never reprinted, largely forgotten pop marvel. In honor of this triumph of resurrected ephemera, AICN Anime will be giving away a copy of the book to best scan or photo of a piece of ephemera from your personal collection. Take picture of an old comic, magazine, poster, circular or any object that really was not produced with the intention of lasting throughout the years. It doesn't have to be Batman related. Send it, along with your postal address, to with the subject line "Bat-Manga." A winner will be selected at midnight GMT-5 December 1st. Residents of the continental United States only please.
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