Batman Unauthorized

Batman Unauthorized
Author: Dennis O'Neil,Leah Wilson
Publsiher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2008-02-09
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781935251316

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Batman Unauthorized explores Batman's motivations and actions, as well as those of his foes. Batman is a creature of the night, more about vengeance than justice, more plagued by doubts than full of self-assurance, and more darkness than light. He has no superpowers, just skill, drive and a really well-made suit. One of the most recognized superheroes ever created, Batman has survived through campy TV shows and films, through actors such as Adam West, Michael Keaton and Christian Bale. Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City covers expansive territory ranging from the silly to the solemn. Why is the Joker so good at pushing Batman's buttons? What does Batman's technology say about the times? Why are Batman's villains crazier than average? And why is Batman the perfect, iconic American hero?

Many More Lives of the Batman

Many More Lives of the Batman
Author: Roberta Pearson,William Uricchio,Will Brooker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2019-07-25
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781838717063

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The Many Lives of the Batman (1991) was a pioneer within cultural and comic book scholarship. This fresh new sequel retains the best of the original chapters but also includes images, new chapters and new contributions from the Batman writers and editors. Spanning 75 years and multiple incarnations, this is the definitive history of Batman.

Batman s Villains and Villainesses

Batman s Villains and Villainesses
Author: Justin F. Martin,Marco Favaro
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2023
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781666930849

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This edited collection centers Gotham's villains and their importance for both Batman and the superhero genre. The analyses examining this varied rogues' gallery raise fundamental questions about what it means to be in a relationship with others and possibilities for future pedagogical and scholarly inquiry.


Author: Alan J. Porter
Publsiher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1999-03
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 0764306839

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With over 6000 items listed, this comprehensive guide to Batman*r collectibles is outstanding. Here are nearly 300 color photos, text, price guide, listed comic books in which Batman has appeared from 1939 to the end of 1997, and all Batman action figures listed. From Artwork to Videos, at prices from 15 to $150,000, this book is essential for all fans of popular culture.

The Detective s Companion in Crime Fiction

The Detective s Companion in Crime Fiction
Author: Lucy Andrew,Samuel Saunders
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-07-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9783030749897

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This book aims to establish the position of the sidekick character in the crime and detective fiction literary genres. It re-evaluates the traditional view that the sidekick character in these genres is often overlooked as having a small, generic or singular role—either to act as the foil to the detective in order to accentuate their own abilities at solving crimes, or else to simply tell the story to the reader. Instead, essays in the collection explore the representations and functions of the detective’s sidekick across a range of forms and subgenres of crime fiction. By incorporating forms such as children’s detective fiction, comics and graphic novels and film and television alongside the more traditional fare of novels and short stories, this book aims to break down the boundaries that sometimes exist between these forms, using the sidekick as a defining thread to link them together into a wider conceptual argument that covers a broad range of crime narratives.

Hunting the Dark Knight

Hunting the Dark Knight
Author: Will Brooker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-08-06
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781786739599

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Publishing alongside the world premiere of Christopher Nolan's third Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises", Will Brooker's new book explores Batman's twenty-first century incarnations. Brooker's close analysis of "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" offers a rigorous, accessible account of the complex relationship between popular films, audiences, and producers in our age of media convergence. By exploring themes of authorship, adaptation and intertextuality, he addresses a myriad of questions raised by these films: did "Batman Begins" end when "The Dark Knight began? Does its story include the Gotham Knight DVD, or the 'Why So Serious' viral marketing campaign? Is it separate from the parallel narratives of the Arkham Asylum videogame, the monthly comic books, the animated series and the graphic novels? Can the brightly campy incarnations of the Batman ever be fully repressed by "The Dark Knight", or are they an intrinsic part of the character? Do all of these various manifestations feed into a single Batman metanarrative? This will be a vital text for film students and academics, as well as legions of Batman fans.

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media Fandom

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media Fandom
Author: Dunn, Robert Andrew
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2020-05-08
Genre: Games & Activities
ISBN: 9781799833253

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Leisure time today is driven by fandom. Once viewed as a social pariah, the fan and associated fandom as a whole has transformed into a popularized social construct researchers are still attempting to understand. Popular culture in the modern era is defined and dominated by the fan, and the basis of fandom has established its own identity across several platforms of media. As some forms of fandom have remained constant, including sports and cinema, other structures of fandom are emerging as the mass following of video games and cosplay are becoming increasingly prominent. Fandom has been established as an important facet in today’s society, and necessary research is required for understanding how fandom is shaping society as a whole. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media Fandom is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research that reviews some of the most exigent facets of today’s fandom and highlights understudied cultures of fandom as well as emerging intricacies of established fandom. While promoting topics such as esports, influencer culture, and marketing trends, this publication explores both qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as the methods of social science and critical perspectives. This book is ideally designed for marketers, media strategists, brand managers, consumer behavior analysts, researchers, academics, and students.

Dick Grayson Boy Wonder

Dick Grayson  Boy Wonder
Author: Kristen L. Geaman
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2015-07-09
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780786497881

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Dick Grayson--alter-ego of the original Robin of Batman comics--has gone through various changes in his 75 years as a superhero but has remained the optimistic, humorous character readers first embraced in 1940. Predating Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, he is one of DC Comics' oldest heroes and retains a large and loyal fanbase. The first scholarly work to focus exclusively on the Boy Wonder, this collection of new essays features critical analysis, as well as interviews with some of the biggest names to study Dick Grayson, including Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson and Marv Wolfman. The contributors discuss his vital place in the Batman saga, his growth and development into an independent hero, Nightwing, and the many storyline connections which put him at the center of the DC Universe. His character is explored in the contexts of feminism, trauma, friendship, and masculinity.