The Batman v Superman Tech Manual will appeal to those specifically interested in the intricate details of the designs in the film and how the technology works. In reading through the book, it's apparent that everything was designed not only to look good but to be functional as well. The designs were clearly well thought out. Imagery includes concept art, early sketches, blueprints, and models.
There's more Batman-related content here than anything else, given that he his a human and must rely on technology more so than the other characters in the film. About 80 percent of the book is dedicated to the caped crusader. If you think of Burton's Batman as the height of stylized design and Nolan's Dark Knight as the height of functional design; then Snyder's Batman in "Dawn of Justice" finds a happy medium between style and functionality.
Tech featured in the book:
- The Batsuit: body armor, utility belt, and of course the cape and cowl
- The Mechanical Suit, which was inspired by Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns.
- Batman's Armory - he has a variety of weapons, including grenades, sticky bombs, and grappling guns.
- The book covers both of Batman's vehicles extensively. The Batmobile, which blends functionality and elegance better than any of the previous designs. And the Batwing, a vertical take off vehicle that is designed to look like a cross between a bat and an airplane.
- Wayne Manor and the Batcave
- Superman's Suit - the costume is based on the Man of Steel costume, but underwent slight improvements for this new film.
- Kryptonite Containment Square used by Lex Luthor to store the dangerous mineral.
- Wonder Woman - her armor, shield, sword, and lasso.
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