Montegrappa’s Cult Collection honours one of the greatest of all fictional icons: Batman. Appropriately, there are 1939 Batman fountain pens and 1939 Batman rollerball pens, the number signifying the year of his first introduction.
All of the pens’ components are made with materials that give the pens a dark grey hue evoking the colour of Batman’s original costume. The pens’ surfaces are also engraved with bats in flight. In addition to the pens there will be 500 sets that also include cufflinks and a wristwatch.
“We are very proud of this partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products,” says Giuseppe Aquila, Montegrappa’s CEO. “I’m an avid fan of the DC Comics characters, particularly of Batman, and working on this project gave me the opportunity to relive the legend of this incredible super hero. Montegrappa’s Batman Limited Edition, which is part of our ‘Cult’ series, encapsulates the Dark Knight’s legacy for the joy of our fellow collectors, as well as for the legions of comic book aficionados around the globe.”
Batman is also referred to as "the Caped Crusader", “the Dark Knight", and "the World's Greatest Detective”
A young Bruce Wayne witnesses his parents being murdered and swears revenge on the criminals, with a sense of justice. And the Batman is born – the secret identity of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire industrialist from the fictional Gotham City in America.
Unlike other superheroes, Batman does not possess any superpowers but he trains himself both physically and mentally, and makes use of his martial arts skills, monetary fueled resources to develop unique gadgets and a bat-themed costume to fight the crime.
The criminals he fights includes an assortment of ruthless rogues such as ‘The Joker, The Penguin, The Catwoman and The Riddler among others who are also paid tribute to by Montegrappa's DC Comics range.
Batman became popular soon after his introduction and gained his own comic book title, Batman, in 1940.As the decades passed, Batman became an American cultural icon, and has been licensed and adapted into a variety of media, from radio to television and film, and appears on a variety of merchandise sold all over the world such as toys and video games.
Hollywood superstars such as Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Kevin Conroy, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck have all portrayed the character of Batman in various films.
Phenomenally successful, Montegrappa’s Batman pen collection has inspired a range of writing instruments sure to delight any comic book fan with a love for objects related to favourite characters.
Called “DC Comics Heroes & Villains” - the new series commences with four pens for four characters in each category. All will be offered as fountain, rollerball and ballpoint pens. Chosen for the first quartet of heroes are Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. The nemeses of Batman comprise the first four villains: The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman and The Riddler. Every pen boasts an evocative design, in each hero’s or villain’s signature colour scheme.
Superman is represented in red-and-blue, with the iconic ‘S’-Shield logo on the top of the cap, and the pocket clip showing him in flight
Batman, of course, is all in black, with the ‘Bat’-Symbol on the cap’s top, and a pocket clip with lowrelief full-height figure
Wonder Woman’s red-and-blue pen features all-American white stars, the winged ‘W’ logo on the cap and a full-height image on the pocket clip
Green Lantern’s emerald-green pen is accented with black fittings, his logo on the cap and an action pose on the pocket clip
For the villains, each has his or her special features represented as well, with full height figures engraved on the pocket clips: for The Joker, the combination of purple cap and green barrel convey his lurid attire, with his grinning face adorning the cap
Catwoman is honoured with a dark purple pen with her ‘cat’s eyes’ logo topping the cap, her pose as feline as one would imagine
The Penguin, naturally, commands a black pen with the very pinstripes that adorn his trousers, the villain posed on the clip with umbrella held aloft, and the umbrella logo gracing the cap’s top.
The Riddler’s all-green pen boasts a question mark on the cap’s top and the same inquisitive punctuation all over the barrel and cap