Batman

Author: Paul Dini
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401231156
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A collection of graphic tales feature such favorite characters as the Joker, Poison Ivy, the Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, and Batgirl.

Batman

Author: Paul Dini
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781848562462
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The Dark Knight's skills are taxed to their limits by his nemesis, the Joker; add the Joker's would-be girlfriend, Harley Quinn into the mix, and it might just be too much for Batman to handle! Now, the Eisner Award-winning tales of how Harley captured the Batman are collected in this volume.

Batman Mad Love And Other Stories

Author: Paul Dini
Publisher: DC
ISBN: 1401243495
Size: 41.25 MB
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Tales by two of the creators behind the acclaimed Batman Animated TV series are collected for the first time in hardcover! The centerpiece of this fantastic collection is the Eisner Award-winning BATMAN: MAD LOVE, the surprisingly dark origin of Harley Quinn, co-starring The Joker and Poison Ivy as well as Batman. Also included are tales by Dini, Timm and others that feature the Scarecrow, Ra's al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Batgirl and more, from BATMAN ADVENUTURES ANNUAL #1-2 and stories from the BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL, ADVENTURES IN THE DC UNIVERSE #3 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1!

Harley Quinn Mad Love

Author: Paul Dini
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781785658136
Size: 23.65 MB
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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. Dr. Harleen Quinzel grew up in an abusive household with a criminal and became a psychologist to deal with her own broken family. At Arkham Asylum, she attempted to treat the Joker and instead fell hopelessly in love with him, helping him escape and becoming a member of his organization. Quinzel became Harley Quinn, a bizarre contradiction of violence and mercy. She blames Batman for her inability to maintain a stable relationship with the arch-villain, and that causes her to have an abiding hatred for the hero, who she seeks to kill. Upon capture she becomes a violent inmate at Belle Reve Penitentiary, and is assigned to the group of government-maintained super villains known as the Suicide Squad. Copyright © 2017 DC Comics. BATMAN, THE JOKER, HARLEY QUINN, SUICIDE SQUAD and all related characters and elements © & TM DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Copyright © 2017 DC Comics. BATMAN, THE JOKER, HARLEY QUINN, SUICIDE SQUAD and all related characters and elements © & TM DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

100 Things Batman Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Joseph McCabe
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633199142
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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!

The Ascendance Of Harley Quinn

Author: Shelley E. Barba
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476665230
Size: 80.53 MB
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Since her first appearance in 1992, Harley Quinn--eccentric female sidekick to the Joker--has captured the attention of readers like few new characters have in eight decades of Batman comics. Her bubbly yet malicious persona has earned her a loyal and growing fan base as she has crossed over into television, theater, video games, and film. In this collection of new essays, contributors explore her various iterations, focusing on her origin and contexts, the implications of her abusive relationship with the Joker, her relationships with other characters, her representations across media, and the philosophic basis of her character.

The Joker

Author: Robert Moses Peaslee
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1626746796
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Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on superheroes, very little has been done to understand supervillains. This is the first academic work to provide a comprehensive study of this villain, illustrating why the Joker appears so relevant to audiences today. Batman’s foe has cropped up in thousands of comics, numerous animated series, and three major blockbuster feature films since 1966. Actually, the Joker debuted in DC comics Batman 1 (1940) as the typical gangster, but the character evolved steadily into one of the most ominous in the history of sequential art. Batman and the Joker almost seemed to define each other as opposites, hero and nemesis, in a kind of psychological duality. Scholars from a wide array of disciplines look at the Joker through the lens of feature films, video games, comics, politics, magic and mysticism, psychology, animation, television, performance studies, and philosophy. As the first volume that examines the Joker as complex cultural and cross-media phenomenon, this collection adds to our understanding of the role comic book and cinematic villains play in the world and the ways various media affect their interpretation. Connecting the Clown Prince of Crime to bodies of thought as divergent as Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, contributors demonstrate the frightening ways in which we get the monsters we need.

Enter The Superheroes

Author: Alex S. Romagnoli
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810891727
Size: 44.51 MB
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Ever since the first appearances of Superman and Batman in comic books of the late 1930s, superheroes have been a staple of the popular culture landscape. Though initially created for younger audiences, superhero characters have evolved over the years, becoming complex figures that appeal to more sophisticated readers. While superhero stories have grown ever more popular within broader society, however, comics and graphic novels have been largely ignored by the world of academia. In Enter the Superheroes:American Values, Culture, and the Canon of Superhero Literature, Alex S. Romagnoli and Gian S. Pagnucci argue that superheroes merit serious study, both within the academy and beyond. By examining the kinds of graphic novels that are embraced by the academy, this book explains how superhero stories are just as significant. Structured around key themes within superhero literature, the book delves into the features that make superhero stories a unique genre. The book also draws upon examples in comics and other media to illustrate the sociohistorical importance of superheroes—from the interplay of fans and creators to unique narrative elements that are brought to their richest fulfillment within the world of superheroes. A list of noteworthy superhero texts that readers can look to for future study is also provided. In addition to exploring the important roles that superheroes play in children’s learning, the book also offers an excellent starting point for discussions of how literature is evolving and why it is necessary to expand the traditional realms of literary study. Enter the Superheroes will be of particular interest to English and composition teachers but also to scholars of popular culture and fans of superhero and comic book literature.

Batman Harley And Ivy The Deluxe Edition

Author: Paul Dini
Publisher: DC
ISBN: 1401267041
Size: 73.38 MB
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The complete BATMAN: HARLEY AND IVY miniseries, accompanied by more than 100 pages of Paul DiniÕs other stories featuring the villainous BFFs. Breaking the law is never more fun than when your best friendÕs beside you! Writer PAUL DINI and artist BRUCE TIMM, the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, follow up their Eisner-winning BATMAN: MAD LOVE with another tale featuring the loony but loyal moll Harley Quinn, this time teaming up with her best gal pal, Poison Ivy. The duoÕs latest scheme will take them from the streets of Gotham to the jungles of South America to the bright lights of Hollywood! Collects stories from BATMAN: HARLEY AND IVY #1-3, BATMAN ADVENTURES ANNUAL #1, BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY ANNUAL #1, BATMAN AND ROBIN ADVENTURES #8, BATGIRL ADVENTURES #1, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #14 and BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE #3.

Harley And Ivy

Author: Paul Dini
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781401260804
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From Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, the masterminds behind the critically acclaimed "Batman: The Animated Series," comes this early adventure of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy packed with hilarious hijinx and tons of action! Harley and Ivy want to take down the Batman once and for all, but first, Harley's got to prove that she has what it takes to make it as a bona fide villain in Gotham City. HARLEY AND IVY: THE DELUXE EDITION collects the miniseries, BATMAN: HARLEY AND IVY #1-3, along with exclusive extras and bonus material. This deluxe format new collection is a must-have for Harley fans everywhere!