The Joker

Author: Bob Kane
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401247591
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Celebrating Batman and Joker's seventy-five years as cultural icons, this hardcover Joker Anthology collects stories from the characters seven decades as the greatest villain in comics. Featuring stories from BATMAN #1, 5, 25, 32, 85, 163, 251, 427, BATMAN #15 (THE NEW 52), DETECTIVE COMICS #64, 168, 180, 475, 476, 726, 741, 826, DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (THE NEW 52), WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #61, SUPERMAN #9 and BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #66.

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"Celebrating Batman and Joker's seventy-five years as cultural icons, this hardcover Joker Anthology collects stories from the characters seven decades as the greatest villain in comics"--

The Joker A Celebration of 75 Years

Author: Bob Kane
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401247598
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Celebrating Batman and Joker's seventy-five years as cultural icons, this hardcover Joker Anthology collects stories from the character's seven decades as the greatest villain in comics.

Two Face A Celebration of 75 Years

Author: Peter J. Tomasi
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401282822
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Part man and part monster, Two-Face has been one of BatmanÕs greatest and most fearsome villains for more than 75 years! HeÕs an essential part of the Dark KnightÕs rogues gallery, but unlike the Joker, Scarecrow or Bane, Two-Face alone has some good left inside his soul fighting his evil personaÑhalf the time, anyway. Chaos or order. Life or death. Tragic fallen attorney or scar-faced fiend. It all depends on how the coin fallsÉ Featuring stories from industry legends Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Neal Adams, Dennis OÕNeil, Greg Rucka, Bruce Timm and more, TWO-FACE: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS brings you more than a dozen stories of one of BatmanÕs most enduring foes! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #66, #68, #80, #739; BATMAN #50, #81, #234, #410-411, #572; BATMAN ANNUAL #14; THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #106; JOKER #1; SECRET ORIGINS #1; BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE #1; GOTHAM CENTRAL #10; JOKERÕS ASYLUM: TWO-FACE #1; and BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.

Batman and Ethics

Author: Mark D. White
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1119038022
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Batman has been one of the world’s most beloved superheroes since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Clad in his dark cowl and cape, he has captured the imagination of millions with his single-minded mission to create a better world for the people of Gotham City by fighting crime, making use of expert detective skills, high-tech crime-fighting gadgets, and an extensive network of sidekicks and partners. But why has this self-made hero enjoyed such enduring popularity? And why are his choices so often the subject of intense debate among his fans and philosophers alike? Batman and Ethics goes behind the mask to shed new light on the complexities and contradictions of the Dark Knight’s moral code. From the logic behind his aversion to killing to the moral status of vigilantism and his use of torture in pursuit of justice (or perhaps revenge), Batman’s ethical precepts are compelling but often inconsistent and controversial. Philosopher and pop culture expert Mark D. White uses the tools of moral philosophy to track Batman’s most striking ethical dilemmas and decisions across his most prominent storylines from the early 1970s through the launch of the New 52, and suggests how understanding the mercurial moral character of the caped crusader might help us reconcile our own. A thought-provoking and entertaining journey through four decades of Batman’s struggles and triumphs in time for the franchise’s 80th anniversary, Batman and Ethics is a perfect gateway into the complex questions of moral philosophy through a focused character study of this most famous of fictional superheroes.

Fiktion im Vergleich der K nste und Medien

Author: Anne Enderwitz
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110497786
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fiction research has traditionally developed its theories from narrative texts. While narratology has engaged in media comparisons for some time, such comparisons are still at an early stage in fiction theory. This volume examines the phenomena of fiction through a comparative arts and media perspective, thereby helping to create a theory of fiction grounded in transmediality.

The Caped Crusade

Author: Glen Weldon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476756694
Format: PDF
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A witty, intelligent cultural history from NPR book critic Glen Weldon explains Batman’s rises and falls throughout the ages—and what his story tells us about ourselves. Since his creation, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy Pop-art sensation; a pointy-eared master spy; and a grim and gritty ninja of the urban night. For more than three quarters of a century, he has cycled from a figure of darkness to one of lightness and back again; he’s a bat-shaped Rorschach inkblot who takes on the various meanings our changing culture projects onto him. How we perceive Batman’s character, whether he’s delivering dire threats in a raspy Christian Bale growl or trading blithely homoerotic double-entendres with partner Robin on the comics page, speaks to who we are and how we wish to be seen by the world. It’s this endlessly mutable quality that has made him so enduring. And it’s Batman’s fundamental nerdiness—his gadgets, his obsession, his oath, even his lack of superpowers—that uniquely resonates with his fans who feel a fiercely protective love for the character. Today, fueled by the internet, that breed of passion for elements of popular culture is everywhere. Which is what makes Batman the perfect lens through which to understand geek culture, its current popularity, and social significance. In The Caped Crusade, with humor and insight, Glen Weldon, book critic for NPR and author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, lays out Batman’s seventy-eight-year cultural history and shows how he has helped make us who we are today and why his legacy remains so strong.