Dick Grayson Boy Wonder

Author: Kristen L. Geaman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786497882
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Robin the Boy Wonder

Author: Bill Finger
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401255367
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Holy anniversary, Batman! Every knight needs to have a squire, and every Sherlock Holmes must have a Watson. So it has been with Batman and his partner in crime, Robin for seventy-five years. The Boy Wonder's spunk and color balance against the Caped Crusader's seriousness and gloom to create a perfect partnership, a Dynamic Duo. Though Batman has always needed a Robin, it hasn't always been the same Robin. Many different crimefighters have taken up the name and costume, from jovial Dick Grayson to calculating Tim Drake to violent Damian Wayne. Each left his or her mark on the character, and today the Boy Wonder almost as recognizable and beloved as the Dark Knight himself. Collecting stories from Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Carrie Kelley, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Damian Wayne and more, ROBIN THE BOY WONDER: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS compiles the best moments from seven decades of the Dynamic Duo. It includes Robin's first appearance by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, as well as tales from industry legends Jim Mooney, Sheldon Moldoff, Frank Miller, Chuck Dixon, Jeph Loeb, Marv Wolfman, Geoge Pérez, Jim Aparo, Grant Morrison, Andy Kubert and more.

The Batman Filmography 2d ed

Author: Mark S. Reinhart
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476606323
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This is a complete reference work to the history of Batman big screen works. Chapters on each Batman feature include credits, a production history, and a critical analysis of the movie relative to the storied history of the Batman character. The book examines the works and events that took place in the years between the character's film exploits"--

The Boy Detective in Early British Children s Literature

Author: Lucy Andrew
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319620908
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This book maps the development of the boy detective in British children’s literature from the mid-nineteenth to the early-twentieth century. It explores how this liminal figure – a boy operating within a man’s world – addresses adult anxieties about boyhood and the boy’s transition to manhood. It investigates the literary, social and ideological significance of a vast array of popular detective narratives appearing in ‘penny dreadfuls’ and story papers which were aimed primarily at working-class boys. This study charts the relationship between developments in the representation of the fictional boy detective and changing expectations of and attitudes towards real-life British boys during a period where the boy’s role in the future of the Empire was a key concern. It emphasises the value of the early fictional boy detective as an ideological tool to condition boy readers to fulfil adult desires and expectations of what boyhood and, in the future, proper manhood should entail. It will be of particular importance to scholars working in the fields of children’s literature, crime fiction and popular culture.

Nightwing 1

Author: Dennis O'Neil
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401251444
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Dennis O'Neil introduces Dick Grayson's brand-new costume and career in Nightwing's first solo series! Nightwing flies solo as Dick Grayson uncovers new facts about the murder of his parents - evidence suggesting there was far more to their deaths than he ever suspected. But shadowy forces have strong reasons for keeping the truth buried and send assassins to silence him forever! Collecting Nightwing #1-4, and #1-8 of the ongoing Nightwing series.

Detective Comics 38

Author: Bill Finger
Publisher: DC
ISBN:
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Featuring the first appearance of Dick Grayson! As Batman's sidekick Robin debuts, learn how Dick Grayson went from circus performer to the Boy Wonder to crime-fighter!

Intertextuality in American Drama

Author: Drew Eisenhauer
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786463910
Format: PDF
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"The essays in this collection fill an important conceptual gap in present-day criticism. New essays are presented on such diverse writers. The essayists offer diverse approaches, such as the influence of poetry, histories and novels, ideological and political discourses, unlikely connections, the problems of translation, the evolution, and the relationships"--Provided by publisher.

Batman and Philosophy

Author: Mark D. White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470532807
Format: PDF
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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?

The Essential Batman Encyclopedia

Author: Robert Greenberger
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345501063
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 Silver Age of Comic Book Art

Author: Arlen Schumer
Publisher: Collectors Press, Inc.
ISBN: 1888054859
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Details the achievements of an array of comics creators and the characters they created during the 1960s.