ICv2 has learned that a second volume of Bat-Manga: The Secret History of Batman in Japan is in the works.  The first volume, which was published by Pantheon in October of 2008 collected some of the Batman manga strips that had been published in Japan in the wake of the worldwide popularity of the Batman TV series in 1966 and reprinted them alongside full color photos of the largest collection of Japanese Batman toys in captivity.


Chip Kidd, who put together the first Bat-Manga collection told ICv2 that assembling and designing that first volume “was a real labor of love.  I hope to do a Volume Two of that.  It won’t be for a while, but I’ve gotten a verbal nod from everybody involved to do it, and I have found a lot more really cool, cool stuff.”