Dick Grayson Boy Wonder

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

Dick Grayson Boy Wonder

Author: Kristen L. Geaman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476620857
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

The Batman Filmography 2d ed

Author: Mark S. Reinhart
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476606323
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a complete reference work to the history of Batman big screen works, from the 1940s serials through the campy 1960s TV show and film, and up through the series of Warner Bros. summer blockbusters that climaxed with Christopher Nolan’s 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises. Chapters on each Batman feature include extensive film and production credits, a production history, and a critical analysis of the movie relative to the storied history of the Batman character. The book also examines the Batman-related works and events that took place in the years between the character’s film exploits.

Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance

Author: Darragh Greene
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786478101
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Superheroes are enjoying a cultural resurgence, dominating the box office and breaking out of specialty comics stores onto the shelves of mainstream retailers. A leading figure behind the superhero Renaissance is Grant Morrison, long-time architect of the DC Comics' universe and author of many of the most successful comic books in recent years. Renowned for his anarchic original creations--Zenith, The Invisibles, The Filth, We3--as well as for his acclaimed serialized comics--JLA, Superman, Batman, New X-Men--Grant Morrison has radically redefined the superhero archetype. Known for his eccentric lifestyle and as a practitioner of "pop magic," Morrison sees the superhero as not merely fantasy but a medium for imagining a better humanity. Drawing on a variety of analytical approaches, this first-ever collection of critical essays on his work explores his rejuvenation of the figure of the superhero as a means to address the challenges of modern life.

Robin the Boy Wonder

Author: Bill Finger
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401255367
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Nightwing 1

Author: Dennis O'Neil
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401251444
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Batgirl Vol 3 Summer of Lies

Author: Hope Larson
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401287360
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the Eisner and Ignatz award-winning author Hope Larson comes the next chapter for Gotham vigilante, Batgirl! Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson are a very different kind of Dynamic Duo. No matter how far apart their careers as Batgirl and Nightwing take them, they always seem to be drawn back together. But the true nature of their undeniable feelings for each other is a mystery even these world-class crime-fighters can’t crack. They’d better figure it out fast, because when a deadly villain from their past resurfaces, the star-crossed superheroes are forced to remember a time they’d like to forget. And once they realize that they’re caught in a trap years in the making, it may be too late for either of them to escape with their lives, let alone their hearts. Can Barbara and Dick defeat the powerful enemy behind it all? Or will this case be their last dance? Find out in BATGIRL VOL. 3: SUMMER OF LIES Featuring art by Chris Wildgoose, Eleonora Carlini and Inaki Miranda and guest-starring Catwoman and the Mad Hatter. Collects BATGIRL #12-17.

The Silver Age of Comic Book Art

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

Young Justice Vol 2 Training Day

Author: Greg Weisman
Publisher: DC
ISBN: 1401241697
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Based on the highly anticipated, all-new hit animated show from Warner Bros. airing on Cartoon Network, Young Justice collects single issue, all ages appropriate stories featuring the popular characters from the hit Cartoon Network show. In this volume, Superboy, Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Miss Martian and Artemis defend Gotham City from Batman's biggest foes Ra's al Ghul and Clayface while also fending off Professor Ivo's malevolent MONQIs! Collects issues #7-13.

The Essential Batman Encyclopedia

Author: Robert Greenberger
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345501063
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.