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Batman unauthorized : vigilantes, jokers, and heroes in Gotham City

Author: Dennis O'Neil; Leah Wilson
Publisher: Dallas, Tex. : BenBella Books ; [Chicago, IL] : Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, ©2008.
Series: Smart pop series.
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A collection of essays that explore how Batman has been portrayed in film, television, and comic books, describing the many different personas of the Caped Crusader, his gadgets, psychological motivations, fantasy and sci-fi past, and influence on other American superheroes.
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Batman unauthorized.
Dallas, Tex. : BenBella Books ; [Chicago, IL] : Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, c2008
(OCoLC)608473944
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis O'Neil; Leah Wilson
ISBN: 9781933771304 1933771305
OCLC Number: 154744322
Description: 219 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Dennis O'Neil --
Keeping it real in Gotham / Robert Brian Taylor --
Two of a kind / Lou Anders --
Frank Miller's new Batman and the grotesque / Geoff Klock --
Holy signifier, Batman! / Nick Mamatas --
The cost of being Batman / Darren Hudson Hick --
Ra's al Ghul: father figure as terrorist / Michael Marano --
The dubious origins of Batman / Alan J. Porter --
Why doesn't Bruce Wayne retire already?! / Chris Robertson --
The madness of Arkham Asylum / Paul Lytle --
Robin: innocent bystander / Jake Black --
Batman in outer space / Mike W. Barr --
Gotham's first family / Mary Borsellino --
What's wrong with Bruce Wayne? / Robin S. Rosenberg --
The Batman we deserve / Daniel M. Kimmel --
To the Batpole! / Alex Bledsoe --
Heroes of darkness and light / John C. Wright --
Batman in the real world / Kristine Kathryn Rusch --
Batman, the failure / David Seidman.
Series Title: Smart pop series.
Responsibility: edited by Dennis O'Neil ; with Leah Wilson.
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A collection of essays that explore how Batman has been portrayed in film, television, and comic books, describing the many different personas of the Caped Crusader, his gadgets, psychological motivations, fantasy and sci-fi past, and influence on other American superheroes.

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"The premiere writer of Batman comics . . . offers a complete picture of Batman in all his incarnations." --ink19

 
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