Dark Night: A True Batman Story

Author: Paul Dini

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 1401269516

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 121

View: 4395


This is a Batman story like no other-the harrowing and eloquent autobiographical tale of writer Paul Dini’s courageous struggle to overcome a desperate situation. The Caped Crusader has been the all-abiding icon of justice and authority for generations. But in this surprising original graphic novel, we see Batman in a new light-as the savior who helps a discouraged man recover from a brutal attack that left him unable to face the world. In the 1990s, legendary writer Paul Dini had a flourishing career writing the hugely popular BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and TINY TOON ADVENTURES. Walking home one evening, he was jumped and viciously beaten within an inch of his life. His recovery process was arduous, hampered by the imagined antics of the villains he was writing for television including the Joker, Harley Quinn and the Penguin. But despite how bleak his circumstances were, or perhaps because of it, Dini also always imagined the Batman at his side, chivvying him along during his darkest moments. A gripping graphic memoir of one writer’s traumatic experience and his deep connection with his creative material, DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY is an original graphic novel that will resonate profoundly with fans. Art by the incredible and talented Eduardo Risso (100 BULLETS, TRANSMETROPOLITAN).

100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Joseph McCabe

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633199142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 6530


Most Batman fans have enjoyed the Dark Knight in comics or on the big screen and are eagerly anticipating the release of the new Justice League movie. But only real fans know the other characters who have donned the cowl in place of Bruce Wayne, or know the full origin stories of those who make up the rogues gallery. 100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans, whether you're a comic book collector, an aficionado of Christopher Nolan's films, or both! Joseph McCabe of Nerdist.com has collected every essential piece of Dark Knight knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom. Contains exclusive interviews with Batman creators!

Back Issue #99

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 84

View: 4186


BACK ISSUE #99 celebrates BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES' 25th ANNIVERSARY! An all-star creator line-up looks back at the influential, perennially popular Batman cartoon series. Plus: a BTAS episode guide, BTAS Batmobile toys, a Harley Quinn history, DC’s Batman Adventures and Animated Universe comic books, and a tribute to the late, great artist MIKE PAROBECK. Featuring KEVIN ALTIERI, BRIAN AUGUSTYN, RICK BURCHETT, KEVIN “Batman” CONROY, SEAN CATHERINE DEREK, BOB “Commissioner Gordon” HASTINGS, DENNY O’NEIL, MARTIN PASKO, DAN RIBA, ANDREA ROMANO, TY TEMPLETON, BRUCE TIMM, and others! Featuring a heart-stopping Harley Quinn cover by Timm. Edited by MICHAEL EURY.

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

View: 3766


Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Batman and the Joker

Author: Chris Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000169707

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 118

View: 4556


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.

Back Issue #113

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 80

View: 4494


Back Issue #113 celebrates the original Tim Burton Batman movie’s 30th Anniversary, featuring a guest column and interview with Batfilms producer MICHAEL USLAN, an interview with screenwriter SAM HAMM, and a chat with the man who might have been Two-Face: BILLY DEE WILLIAMS. Plus: 1989: DC Comics’ Year of the Bat, DENNY O’NEIL and JERRY ORDWAY’s Batman movie adaptation, MINDY NEWELL’s Catwoman, GRANT MORRISON and DAVE McKEAN’s Arkham Asylum, MAX ALLAN COLLINS’ Batman newspaper strip, and JOEY CAVALIERI and JOE STATON’s Huntress. Featuring a classic Michael Keaton Batman cover by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ, with cover design by MICHAEL KRONENBERG. Edited by MICHAEL EURY.

DC Comics novels - Harley Quinn: Mad Love

Author: Paul Dini,Pat Cadigan

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 178565814X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9624


The definitive story of Harley Quinn by her co-creator, Paul Dini, and Pat Cadigan, revealing the secrets of her history even as she seeks to kill Batman. When she was only seven years old, Harleen Quinzel witnessed her father being beaten up by thugs, and then arrested by the police. That night she ran away to the safest place she could think of: Coney Island amusement park. But there, pursued into the Funhouse by the men who brutalised her father, she beheld unimaginable horrors. Years later, Harleen has put her past behind her, and used her intelligence and ambition to escape her childhood of poverty with a career in psychiatry. Assigned to her first position at Arkham Hospital, she will discover, deep in the asylum, something dangerous and alluring, something quite unlike anything else she has ever known before: The Joker. Because why would you settle for love, when you could have MAD LOVE? From the moment that Harleen finds a rose on her desk, to the moment she dons her harlequin hat, this is the definitive story that chronicles the obsession, the burning desire, the manic laughter, and the birth of one of the most controversial and popular comic book supervillains ever created: Harley Quinn.

The Superhero Symbol

Author: Liam Burke,Ian Gordon,Angela Ndalianis

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813597188

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 9563


“As a man, I'm flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol... as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting”. In the 2005 reboot of the Batman film franchise, Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne articulates how the figure of the superhero can serve as a transcendent icon. It is hard to imagine a time when superheroes have been more pervasive in our culture. Today, superheroes are intellectual property jealously guarded by media conglomerates, icons co-opted by grassroots groups as a four-color rebuttal to social inequities, masks people wear to more confidently walk convention floors and city streets, and bulletproof banners that embody regional and national identities. From activism to cosplay, this collection unmasks the symbolic function of superheroes. Bringing together superhero scholars from a range of disciplines, alongside key industry figures such as Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini, The Superhero Symbol provides fresh perspectives on how characters like Captain America, Iron Man, and Wonder Woman have engaged with media, culture, and politics, to become the “everlasting” symbols to which a young Bruce Wayne once aspired.

The Arkham Saga Omnibus

Author: Paul Dini,Peter J. Tomasi,Derek Fridolfs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781401284329

Category:

Page: 1648

View: 934


From the world of the Batman: Arkham Rocksteady video game series comes the graphic novel tales filling in the gaps of the story, now collected here in one massive omnibus edition! This huge volume includes every graphic novel ever published in concert with the best-selling, critically acclaimed video games Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight! Follow the Dark Knight through this amazingly unique take on the world of Gotham City. Explore the stories behind the Joker's death, the birth of the Suicide Squad, the origin of the new Dark Knight and more! Includes contributions from some of the comics industry elite creators such as Peter J. Tomasi (Batman & Robin, Superman), Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series), Karen Traviss (Gears of War, Halo), Derek Fridolfs (Batman, Teen Titans), and Adam Beechen (Teen Titans), this oversize omnibus edition is a must-have for any fan of Batman or the worldwide phenomenon game series ! Collects Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman: Arkham Knight: Batgirl Begins #1, Batman: Arkham Asylum: The Road to Arkham #1, Batman: Arkham City #1-5, Batman: Arkham City Digital Chapter #1-7, Batman: Arkham City: End Game #1, Batman: Arkham Unhinged #1-20, Batman: Arkham Knight #1-#12, Batman: Arkham Knight: Robin Special #1, Batman: Arkham Knight Annual #1, Batman: Arkham Knight: Batgirl & Harley Quinn #1 and Batman: Arkham Knight Genesis #1-6.

More Critical Approaches to Comics

Author: Matthew J. Smith,Matthew Brown,Randy Duncan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429782756

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

View: 9518


In this comprehensive textbook, editors Matthew J. Brown, Randy Duncan, and Matthew J. Smith offer students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique the meanings and forms of comic books, graphic novels, and other sequential art. Contributors introduce a wide range of critical perspectives on comics, including disability studies, parasocial relationships, scientific humanities, queer theory, linguistics, critical geography, philosophical aesthetics, historiography, and much more. As a companion to the acclaimed Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods, this second volume features 19 fresh perspectives and serves as a stand-alone textbook in its own right. More Critical Approaches to Comics is a compelling classroom or research text for students and scholars interested in Comics Studies, Critical Theory, the Humanities, and beyond.