| > I was wondering does dc have something similar to marvel masterworks for batman that collects the actual comics in order in a hard cover book from the beginning? I was hoping to collect the early batman comics this way like I did with spider-man. Thanks for your help.|
The Batman Chronicles volumes 1 through 5, I believe it is now. It collects all the early issues of Detective Comics and Batman, in order of release. There's also Showcase Presents: Batman. One or two volumes there. Maybe three. All in black and white, but not in hardcover.