Batman

Author: Grant Morrison
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 1401219454
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

An evil adversary, known only as the Black Glove, has planted Batman impersonators within the Gotham City Police Department, and Batman is pushed to the limits as he battles the mysterious mastermind in a fight for his own life.

Batman Robin

Author: Grant Morrison
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 1401235085
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Two of the Dark Knight's deadliest foes--the Joker and the Black Glove--are waging an all-out war on each other, and Batman and Robin must stop them before they destroy Gotham City.

Arkham Asylum

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Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401204244
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Led by the Joker, the patients of Arkham Asylum take over the building and threaten to murder the staff unless Batman agrees to meet with them, a situation that results in Batman being pushed to the brink of madness himself.

Batman and Son

Author: Grant Morrison
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 1401244025
Release Date: 2014-02
Genre: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

These tales from Batman #655-658, #663-669, and #672-675 introduce Damian Wayne! Plus, Batman and a group of global heroes face a killer on a mysterious island, and Batman relives an adventure in the life of young Bruce Wayne: the hunt for his parents' killer!

Batman

Author: Paul Dini
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 1401221238
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Written by Paul Dini Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs Cover by Dustin Nguyen Secrets shared years ago between Bruce Wayne and Tommy Elliott - a.k.a. Hush - come to light with dangerous consequences in the present! Guest-starring Catwoman, this new hardcover ties directly into the "Batman R.I.P." event and collects DETECTIVE COMICS #846-850. As Batman finds himself barely capable of handling the diabolical threat of the Black Glove, Hush attacks Bruce Wayne in his personal life by setting his sights on Bruce's ex-lover: Catwoman! Advance-solicited; on sale April 1 - 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

The Batman Villains Quiz Book

Author: Wayne Wheelwright
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 9781782346340
Release Date: 2013-02-11
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Batman is widely regarded to have the best selection of villains in comics. This book includes questions on some of the worst Gotham has to offer. From the Joker through to the recent Court of Owls many of Batman's greatest enemies are covered inside. Almost 200 questions that would test even the world's greatest detective.

Batman

Author: Bill Finger
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 1401222641
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Written by Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton and others Art by Sheldon Moldoff, Dick Sprang and others Cover by Alex Ross Discover the stories that inspired recent events in the Batman universe with this new collection! Featuring stories from BATMAN #65, 86, 112, 113, 134, 156 and 162, DETECTIVE COMICS #215, 235, 247 and 267, and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #89. With an intro by Grant Morrison. Advance-solicited; on sale June 17 - 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance

Author: Darragh Greene
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786478101
Release Date: 2015-07-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Pawuk
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440851360
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Superheroes and Identities

Author: Mel Gibson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317633273
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Superheroes have been the major genre to emerge from comics and graphic novels, saturating popular culture with images of muscular men and sexy women. A major aspect of this genre is identity in the roles played by individuals, the development of identities through extended stories and in the ways the characters inspire audiences. This collection analyses stories from popular comics franchises such as Batman, Captain America, Ms Marvel and X-Men, alongside less well known comics such as Kabuki and Flex Mentallo. It explores what superhero narratives can reveal about our attitudes towards femininity, race, maternity, masculinity and queer culture. Using this approach, the volume asks questions such as why there are no black supervillains in mainstream comics, how second wave feminism and feminist film theory may help us to understand female comic book characters, the ways in which Flex Mentallo transcends the boundaries of straightness and gayness and how both fans and industry appropriate the sexual identity of superheroes. The book was originally published in a special issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics.

The Batman Files

Author: Matthew Manning
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9781449408220
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Unearthed from the depths of the Batcave by Mathew K. Manning, The Batman Files begins with Wayne's childhood drawings and continues along a time line of significant events in Batman's life. Complete and authentic in every way possible, all of Batman's friends and foes--from Poison Ivy, Catwoman, the Riddler, and Penguin, to the Joker, Batgirl, Mr. Freeze, and of course, Robin--appear throughout the dossier to provide a framework of the Caped Crusader's entire career. Completely outlining Batman's war on crime, The Batman Files includes in-depth computer files, news articles, crime scene photos, blueprints, schematics, and actual maps of Gotham City that were collected, and in many cases even drawn, by the Caped Crusader himself. High production values include black matte gilding, as well as a high-tech fabric cover--complete with a metallic Batman emblem to secure the secret contents within. Each detail of Batman's life is carefully and faithfully detailed with the involvement of DC Comics inside The Batman Files--destined to be the must-have gift for every avid Batman fan and collector.

Batman R I P

Author: Grant Morrison
Publisher: DC
ISBN: 9781401235833
Release Date: 2010-06-22
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Tying into his other blockbuster stories of 2008 Final Crisis and Batman: The Ressurection of Ra's Al Ghul, the legendary Grant Morrison confronts readers with the unthinkable...the death of The Dark Knight. The troubled life of Bruce Wayne seems to spin out of control when his releationship with the mysterious Jezebel Jet deepens. Soon Bruce Wayne drops out completely, having seemingly become the victim of mental illness and abandoning his Batman identity for a life on the streets of Gotham City. Capitalizing on the fall of their greatest foe, the Club of Villains begin a crime spree through the streets of Gotham that threatens to bring the city to its knees. This volume collects Batman #676-683 and DC Universe #0.

Absolute Batman Robin

Author: Grant Morrison
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 1401237371
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Set in the wake of Bruce Wayne's death, Dick Grayson takes on the mantle as Batman and Damian Wayne joins him as Robin to investigate Bruce's mysterious death.