DC Comics has announced plans to publish a new visual guide to its heroes and villains — from the perspective of one Bruce Wayne — titled Anatomy of a Metahuman.
Artist Ming Doyle revealed the stunning piece of work in a post to Facebook, sharing the cover for the collection in addition to several interior pages.
The project, which is currently listed for pre-order at Amazon, is written by authors S.D. Perry and Matthew Manning, with gorgeous visual art from Doyle.
The premise of the book, which is just a new inventive way to breakdown the ins and outs of DC’s most popular characters, is that it comes from the “files” of Bruce Wayne/Batman which, of course, don’t always end up in the most reliable hands.
Take a look at some interior art from DC’s Anatomy of a Metahuman, below.
Here’s an official description of the project:
Explore the powers of DC Comics’ greatest characters like never before through stunning anatomical cutaways and in-depth commentary from the Dark Knight.
Concerned about the threat that so-called “metahumans” may pose to the world, Batman has begun compiling a detailed dossier on their incredible physiology and abilities. From villains like Killer Croc, Bane, and Brainiac, to Batman’s own comrades, including Superman and Cyborg, the file brings together the Dark Knight’s fascinating personal theories on the unique anatomical composition of these formidable individuals.
This stunning and unique book delves into the incredible abilities of DC Comics characters like never before. Using beautifully illustrated anatomical cross sections depicting twelve different DC characters, the book, told from Batman’s unique perspective, will explore how these “metahumans” physical makeup differs significantly from that of the average person. From detailed theories on how Superman’s eyes shoot heat rays to an in-depth exploration of how Aquaman is able to breathe under water, the book delves into the deepest secrets of these classic characters. Also featuring chapters on the anatomy and abilities of Doomsday, Aquaman, Swamp Thing, Darkseid, Martian Manhunter, and more, this one-of-a-kind book will change the way you look at metahumans forever.
Releasing September 18, the DC Comics hardcover Anatomy of a Metahuman is currently available to pre-order for $50 USD.
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