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The Batman Who Laughs

The Batman Who Laughs
A Book

by Scott Snyder

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-09
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781779504463
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Half Batman. Half Joker. Combining everything that makes the Caped Crusader a hero and the Clown Prince a killer, the Batman Who Laughs is the Dark Multiverse's deadliest criminal mastermind. Now he's come to Gotham to turn Bruce Wayne's home into an incubator for evil. And he hasn't come alone. Emerging from another of the Dark Multiverse's myriad realities comes the Grim Knight. This vicious vigilante will use any weapon at his disposal to ensure those he has marked for death stay down. A war like no other--a war of the Batmen--has begun. As Batman's closest friends, deadliest enemies, and doppelg&aauml;ngers from across the Multiverse get caught in the crossfire, only one question remains: Who will have the last laugh?"--Amazon.com.

Batman and Philosophy

Batman and Philosophy
The Dark Knight of the Soul

by Mark D. White,Robert Arp

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2008-06-23
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0470270306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions? Is Batman better than Superman? If everyone followed Batman's example, would Gotham be a better place? What is the Tao of the Bat? Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?

Batman

Batman
The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond

by Andrew Farago,Gina McIntyre

  • Publisher : Insight Editions
  • Release : 2019-10-29
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1683834372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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2020 IBPA Awards Winner! The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. The World’s Greatest Detective. Bats. This lavish 400-page book tells the complete history of Batman from his 1939 debut in Detective Comics to the current day. Learn secrets and see exclusive new content taken from some of Batman’s most iconic stories and moments, from the beloved Adam West TV incarnation, legendary comics such as The Killing Joke, Christian Bale’s iconic interpretation within Christopher Nolan’s trilogy and Kevin Conroy’s signature performance within the animated series and Arkham Asylum videogame. —The most comprehensive history of Batman ever written. Over 400 pages detailing every incarnation of The Caped Crusader across comics, TV, animation, movies, videogames and beyond. —Superstar Contributors. Read interviews and insights from those who have shaped The Dark Knight’s legend, including Christopher Nolan, Mark Hamill, Tim Burton, Grant Morrison, Julie Newmar, Joel Schumacher, Scott Snyder, Frank Miller and more. —Exclusive Introductions and Foreword. Read an exclusive introduction and foreword from two of Batman’s most beloved actors, Kevin Conroy and Michael Keaton. —Never Before Seen Content. Taken directly from the archives of DC and Warner Bros., enjoy exclusive, unseen treasures from the 80-year history of Batman. —Critically Acclaimed. "Comics? Check. Television? Check. Films and videogames? Double-check, chums. Over more than 400 pages, the book will have interviews, never-before-seen photographs from feature films, animation cels, and sketches, along with a 40-page film treatment from Batman co-creator Bob Kane." - Batman-News.com

Batman and Son

Batman and Son
A Book

by Grant Morrison,Andy Kubert,J. H. Williams (III)

  • Publisher : Dc Comics
  • Release : 2014-02
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781401244026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These tales from Batman #655-658, #663-669, and #672-675 introduce Damian Wayne! Plus, Batman and a group of global heroes face a killer on a mysterious island, and Batman relives an adventure in the life of young Bruce Wayne: the hunt for his parents' killer!

Batman: Nightwalker

Batman: Nightwalker
A Book

by Marie Lu

  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2018-01-02
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 039954979X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This dark and twisty BATMAN in the blockbuster DC Icons series is an action-packed thrill ride from #1 New York Times bestselling author MARIE LU. AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. Bruce is turning eighteen and inheriting his family's fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Industries and all the tech gadgetry that he could ever desire. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice that leads to community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison. There, he meets Madeleine Wallace, a brilliant killer with ties to the Nightwalkers. A girl who will only speak to Bruce. She is the mystery he must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce Wayne is proof that you don't need superpowers to be a super hero, but can he survive Madeleine's game of tense intrigue and deception? Act fast! The first printing includes a poster of Bruce! Each first printing in the DC Icons series will have a limited-edition poster--collect them all to create the full image! "Masterful. . . . A great story for any Dark Knight fan." --Den of Geek Don't miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Read them in any order you choose: * Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo * Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas * Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña

Batman: The War Years 1939-1945

Batman: The War Years 1939-1945
A Book

by Roy Thomas

  • Publisher : Chartwell Books
  • Release : 2015-10-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0785832831
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New compilation of comic books from the early years of Batman detailing his involvement in WW2. First time ever look at Batman in this view of war. Batman, created in 1939, the caped crusader, lone mysterious vigilante, brooding anti hero. He was a great detective and solved crime in Gotham City. Here we see him battling Hitler and fighting the war.

The Batman Filmography, 2d ed.

The Batman Filmography, 2d ed.
A Book

by Mark S. Reinhart

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2013-07-30
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1476606323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a complete reference work to the history of Batman big screen works, from the 1940s serials through the campy 1960s TV show and film, and up through the series of Warner Bros. summer blockbusters that climaxed with Christopher Nolan's 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises. Chapters on each Batman feature include extensive film and production credits, a production history, and a critical analysis of the movie relative to the storied history of the Batman character. The book also examines the Batman-related works and events that took place in the years between the character's film exploits.

The Batman Handbook

The Batman Handbook
The Ultimate Training Manual

by Scott Beatty

  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9781594740237
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks at the essential tools that are necessary to become Batman, including Bat skills, fighting skills, detective skills, and escape skills.

The Essential Batman Encyclopedia

The Essential Batman Encyclopedia
A Book

by Robert Greenberger

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0345501063
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A reference covering the complete history of the Dark Knight furnishes entries that provide details on Batman's history and origins, profiles of characters, descriptions of featured places, and an overview of the hero's adventures.

The Caped Crusade

The Caped Crusade
Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

by Glen Weldon

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-03-21
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1476756732
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Caped Crusade is a fascinating, critically acclaimed chronicle of the rises and falls of one of the world's most iconic superheroes and the fans who love him--now with a new afterword. For nearly a century, Batman has cycled through eras of dark melodrama and light comedy and back again. How we perceive his character, whether he's delivering dire threats in a raspy Christian Bale growl or trading blithely homoerotic double entendres with Robin the Boy Wonder, speaks to who we are and how we wish to be seen by the world. It's this endless adaptability that has made him so lasting, and ultimately human. But it's also Batman's fundamental nerdiness that uniquely resonates with his fans and makes them fiercely protective of him. As Weldon charts the evolution of Gotham's Guardian from Bob Kane and Bill Finger's hyphenated hero to Christopher Nolan's post-9/11 Dark Knight, he reveals how this symbol of justice has made us who we are today and why his legacy remains so strong. Well-researched, insightful, and engaging, The Caped Crusade, with a new afterword by the author, has something for everyone.

Danny Elfman's Batman

Danny Elfman's Batman
A Film Score Guide

by Janet K. Halfyard

  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : 9780810851269
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This resource is the most in-depth scholarly resource available on Danny Elfman. It integrates a careful study of Elfman's scoring technique with a detailed analysis of the film itself.

John Batman, the Founder of Victoria

John Batman, the Founder of Victoria
A Book

by James Bonwick

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1867
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Damned

Damned
A Book

by Brian Azzarello

  • Publisher : DC Black Label
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781401291402
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With John Constantine's "help," Batman will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham, racing toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker. From two of comics' greatest modern creators, Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo.

Batman Unmasked

Batman Unmasked
Analyzing a Cultural Icon

by Will Brooker

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2013-09-20
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1623567521
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the sixty years of his existence, Batman has encountered an impressive array of cultural icons and has gradually become one himself. This fascinating book examines what Batman means and has meant to the various audiences, groups and communities who have tried to control and interpret him over the decades. Brooker reveals the struggles over Batman's meaning by shining a light on the cultural issues of the day that impacted on the development of the character. They include: patriotic propaganda of the Second World War; the accusation that Batman was corrupting the youth of America by appearing to promote a homosexual lifestyle to the fans of his comics; Batman becoming a camp, pop culture icon through the ABC TV series of the sixties; fans' interpretation of Batman in response to the comics and the Warner Bros. franchise of films.

Batman

Batman
Noel

by Lee Bermejo

  • Publisher : Dc Comics
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781401232139
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tells a tale of Batman having a Dickensian "Christmas Carol" experience with his enemies and allies, as he struggles with the hero he has become.

Batman & Robin

Batman & Robin
Batman & Robin Must Die!

by Grant Morrison,Cameron Stewart

  • Publisher : Dc Comics
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9781401235086
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two of the Dark Knight's deadliest foes--the Joker and the Black Glove--are waging an all-out war on each other, and Batman and Robin must stop them before they destroy Gotham City.

Batman and the Joker

Batman and the Joker
Contested Sexuality in Popular Culture

by Chris Richardson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-10-27
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN : 1000169707
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This cultural analysis of visual and narrative elements within Batman comics provides an important exploration of the ways readers and creators negotiate gender, identity, and sexuality in popular culture. Thematic chapters investigate how artists, writers, and fans engage with, challenge, and interpret gendered and sexual representations by focusing on one of the most popular and heated fictional rivalries ever inked: that of Batman and the Joker. The monograph provides critical insights into ways queer reading practices can open new forms of understanding that have generally remained implicit and unexplored in mainstream comics studies. This accessible and interdisciplinary approach to the Caped Crusader and the Clown Prince of Crime engages diverse fields of scholarship such as Comics Studies, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Literature, Psychoanalysis, Media Studies, and Queer Theory.

Batman: Cataclysm (New Edition)

Batman: Cataclysm (New Edition)
A Book

by Chuck Dixon

  • Publisher : DC
  • Release : 2015-06-23
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1401255159
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"It is a foe Batman can see and hear, but he cannot touch. It will strike only once, yet will change his life forever. Already weakened by a devastating plague, Gotham City is struck by an unexpected force of nature: an earthquake that registers over 7.5 on the Richter scale! In a single instant the Batcave and Wayne Manor are left in ruins, thousands are dead and the Batman is among the missing. With the city quickly plunging into darkness, the only thing that stands between Gotham and complete chaos is Nightwing, Robin, and the rest of the Bat-Family. Will the Dark Knight return in time and save what's left of Gotham? Or is this a disaster so devastating that the city my never fully recover? BATMAN: CATACLYSM collects for the first time the complete crossover event that changed Batman and Gotham City forever. Collects BATMAN #553-554, DETECTIVE COMICS #719-721, BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT #73-74, NIGHTWING #19-20, CATWOMAN #56-57, ROBIN #52-53, AZRAEL #40, BATMAN CHRONICLES #12, BATMAN BLACKGATE #1, BATMAN: HUNTRESS/SPOILER #1, and BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM TALES OF MADNESS #1."

John Batman

John Batman
An Inside Story of the Birth of Melbourne

by Joy Braybrook

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 1479733539
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Batman An Inside Story of the Birth of Melbourne A Summary of the Story This book tells the story of how Melbourne was birthed. It begins with Captain Cook's discovery of Australia and the colonisation that followed at Botany Bay. The quest began to find a suitable location for another settlement in the south of the continent. Although Port Phillip Bay was discovered, its potential was not immediately realised. The penal settlement established at Sorrento by David Collins in 1803 was abandoned within three months and the site of Hobart in Tasmania was chosen for the next development. In 1824 the explorers Hume and Hovell travelled south from Sydney and reached Port Phillip Bay. They recognised the potential of the area but unfortunately Hovell made a mistake regarding its location, which impeded settlement for another eleven years. Hume and Batman had been childhood friends and when Batman, then living in Tasmania, heard about the vast pasturelands available in the area it triggered the dream of taking possession of the land of plenty north of Bass Strait. It would take another nine years before he could assemble a group of influential men to assist him in his quest to claim the riches waiting at Port Phillip Bay. The plan was spearheaded by a group of four men supported by a larger group of investors. Charles Swanston who owned the biggest bank in Australasia controlled the finances, while Joseph Gellibrand, a lawyer who had been Attorney General in Tasmania, organised the legal requirements for the project. John Wedge's role as surveyor was to map the territory ready for subdivision. John Batman, who was Australian born, brought a large variety of skills to the drawing board. He was thought to be Australia's greatest tracker, he had captured bushrangers, successfully gathered the remnant of Tasmanian Aborigines as well as being a wealthy landowner. The political climate within the British Parliament at that time was influenced by the recent passage of the Act to Abolish Slavery in 1833. The outpouring of humanitarian feeling generated by this event led to new attitudes towards native rights and title. Within the hearts of these men from Tasmania there developed a desire to establish a settlement that would not only bring them financial gain but also set a benchmark within the British Empire for equitable relationships between native peoples and Europeans. To achieve such an ideal the notion of a treaty gradually developed, modelled on William Penn's Treaty in Pennsylvania in 1683. Batman's role was to lead the expedition to Port Phillip, explore the land and make a treaty with the local Aborigines. Unfortunately the timing of this opportunity coincided with the news that he was seriously ill at just 32 years old. The project became a race against his failing health and what was planned as a carefully thought out expedition became a hurried event. John Batman in his barque the Rebecca finally passed through the heads into Port Phillip Bay in May 1835, the first white man to do so in three decades. He was amazed at the quality of the land he found and the beauty of the magnificent harbour. He needed to find the natives so he could execute the treaty that Gellibrand had prepared for him. However on seeing the European vessel entering the bay the Aborigines had sent up smoke signals telling everyone to hide until the clan leaders could meet and work out a strategy for dealing with the situation. Eventually they approached Batman and took him to a ceremonial site they had chosen. The treaty was duly executed but because of Batman's ill health it was not possible for him to enact all that Gellibrand had written into the pro forma deed. When John Batman returned to Tasmania he was hailed as a hero and referred to as the Tasmanian Penn. He called the settlement to be established by the treaty Batmania. There was still much to be done, since

Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?

Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?
And Other Amazing Comic Book Trivia!

by Brian Cronin

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-05-29
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1101585447
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Outrageous, fascinating and bizarre facts from every corner of the comic book universeWhat comic book artist was the recipient of an on-stage thank you from Paul McCartney and an on-air apology from Johnny Carson? What superhero got his powers by being bitten by a mongoose? What popular NPR host was forever immortalized as a "bad boyfriend" in a notable comic book? In Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?, author Brian Cronin will answer those questions and more by revealing the most obscure, wacky and surprising facts about comics—from the characters and creators, to the TV shows, movies and merch. Cronin has teamed up with some of the top comic book writers and artists of today to present 100 trivia lists, including: · Nine Celebrities That Guest-Starred in Comic Books…without Their Permission · Seven Bands That Got Their Names from Comics · Ten Crazy Items Found on Batman’s Utility Belt · Five Comic Book Inventions That Eventually Became Real · Five Stupidest Superhero Origins · And much, much more! From Batman to Spiderman, Aquaman to the X-Men, each list in Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent? will entertain and inform whether you’re a hardcore geek or a casual fan.