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    Author: Robert Greenberger
    Published by: Del Rey
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Description

The ultimate guide to the man behind the mask . . . and the mythology behind the man.

“Criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot. So my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible, I shall become a bat!”

So declared millionaire industrialist Bruce Wayne, orphaned as a boy by a murderous thug and driven as a man to battle the scourge of crime by becoming Batman.

Batman swooped into popular culture in 1939-and for nearly seventy years has thrilled audiences in countless comics, live-action and animated television programs, and seven feature films.

Prowling the darkened rooftops of Gotham City, roaring through the teeming streets in the sleek, high-powered Batmobile, and leaping into action when the iconic Bat-Signal pierces the night sky, the Caped Crusader is a larger-than-life legend.

And now, for the first time in more than thirty years, everything there is to know about Batman-from the beginning to the present, and from A to Z-is collected in one comprehensive new source book.

More than 500 pages of entries and illustrations.

Features::

  • Fascinating details and the complete background on Batman’s origins.

  • Biographies of every major character in the Batman universe-including his closest allies, from Robin the Boy Wonder and faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth to Commissioner Gordon; and his countless enemies, from the Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, and the Riddler to Scarecrow, Two-Face, Ra’s al Ghul and Poison Ivy.

  • Classic black-and-white comic book artwork throughout.

  • Two sixteen-page full-color artwork inserts.

Even an all-access pass to the Batcave couldn’t rival former DC Comics editor and Batman scholar extraordinaire Robert Greenberger’s exhaustive ultimate archive. The Essential Batman Encyclopedia is a must for every Batman fan’s bookshelf.

Specifications

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Publisher
Type
Universe
Binding
Trade Paperback
Cat. No.
1633207
EAN
9781845769574
ISBN
0345501063