Batman has penned a textbook on metahumans, and Insight Editions and DC Comics are publishing it - sort of.
This September, Insight Editions are scheduled to release DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman. The 160-page hardcover is written and drawn from the perspective of Bruce Wayne - as written by S.D. Perry and Matthew Manning, and drawn by Ming Doyle. Doyle has shared several interior pages in a Facebook post announcing 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," reads the book's description on Amazon.
"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."
DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman is scheduled to be released September 18.