Experience the DC Comics Universe like never before with The DC Comics Encyclopedia. New and expanded, this lavishly illustrated, jam-packed encyclopedia covers more than 1,200 of the classic characters created by comics giant DC. The DC Comics Encyclopedia is a true essential for any comic book fan and a vital addition to every DC fan's shelf. Explore fascinating, extensive coverage of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, the Justice League, Aquaman, Catwoman and Wonder Woman, and catch up with your favourite bad guys from blockbuster films including Suicide Squad and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Exciting special features celebrate some of the DC heroes and villains' more memorable exotic vehicles and weaponry, their titanic clashes, and romantic encounters. From birth to Rebirth, The DC Comics Encyclopedia is fully up-to-date with the latest earth-shaking DC developments, . With a brand new cover designed by Carlo Pagulayan, one of the world's pre-eminent comic book artists, and thrilling comic-book art, the fun and excitement of more than 75 years of comic-book history explodes off every page! Previous edition ISBN 9781405328913 TM & � DC Comics.
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.
Discover the origins, secrets, and nefarious schemes of the most powerful and corrupt villains in the DC Universe in this lavishly illustrated visual history, now available in paperback for the first time. As any comics fan knows, a Super Hero is nothing without a worthy foe to battle. For every Batman there has to be a super-villain like the Joker, and for every Superman a Lex Luthor. This deluxe book celebrates nearly eighty years of compellingly corrupt characters from the DC Universe’s remarkable gallery of super-villains. From the Penguin to Harley Quinn and Doomsday to General Zod, DC Comics: Super-Villains explores the story of these beloved baddies through new interviews with acclaimed writers and artists, including Jim Lee, Mike Carlin, Dan DiDio, and Chuck Dixon. Charting the dynamic way in which DC Comics evildoers have evolved throughout the years, the book brings together the very best super-villain art from the DC Comics archives. Also featuring a foreword by filmmaker and comic book writer Kevin Smith, and an exclusive cover illustrated by acclaimed artist Phil Jimenez, DC Comics: Super-Villains is the ultimate celebration of the nefarious DC Comics characters that fans love to hate. DC Comics: Super-Villains is now available in paperback.
A chronological account of DC Comics the company and DC Comics the universe traces the major milestones, from company name changes and its foray into television and movies to the debuts of major characters.
Meet your favourite DC heroes and villains with this essential A-Z character guide From Batman to Wonder Woman, the DC Comics Character Guide tells you everything you need to know about all your favourite heroes and villains. Written with young comic-book fans in mind, the book packs the whole of the sprawling DC Universe into one compact, portable volume and the A-Z format makes it easy to find your heroes in a flash. Discover each character's individual talents with fact-filled pages featuring stat boxes, power rankings and information on their allies and foes. Exciting full-colour comic-book art makes the DC Comics Character Guide a book that all young comic enthusiasts will look through again and again.
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.
The definitive guide to the characters of the Marvel Universe Are you fascinated by comic books and obsessed with super heroes? The bestselling Marvel Encyclopedia gives you the definitive details and histories of more than 1,200 of Marvel's most memorable characters. Now updated to include expanded entries for Spider-Man, Wolverine, X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and the Avengers, this unique A-Z lets you get closer to your favourite Marvel super heroes. You can find out about 50 exciting new characters, such as Odin and Doctor Nemesis, and all the latest important events in the Marvel universe, such as the Dark Reign, Avengers Vs X-Men and the Age of Ultron. Each super hero explodes from the page with original art from Marvel Comics' finest artists and facts from a team of top Marvel comic book writers. Experience the power of the Marvel super heroes with the revised and updated Marvel Encyclopedia(previous ISBN 9781405344357)- it packs a knock-out punch for all Marvel fans.
This definitive in-world guide to the Marvel Comics Universe features, in chronological order, every significant Marvel Comic character, location, vehicle, and weapon in the company's illustrious history. Go on a fact- and fun-filled journey via the first major Marvel heroes, villains, cowboy stars, and comic characters of the 1940s and 1950s to the iconic, timeless Super Heroes and Super Villains of the Marvel Age of the 1960s and beyond, such as Thor, Hulk, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, the Avengers, Storm, Loki, and Green Goblin. Further sections feature key vehicles and technology, magical artifacts, planets, countries, and places, plus a glimpse behind the scenes into Marvel Comics' creative processes and techniques. Cover artwork is by esteemed comic book artist Adi Granov. Including authoritative text by Marvel Comics experts and spectacular artwork from the original comic books. � 2017 MARVEL
Enter the world of the Justice League(tm) and discover the heroes, villains, and adventures. This comprehensive guide celebrates the exciting world of the iconic Justice League Super Heroes, a roster that includes SUPERMAN(tm), BATMAN(tm), WONDER WOMAN(tm), GREEN LANTERN(tm), THE FLASH(tm), AQUAMAN(tm), and CYBORG(tm). A must-have for fans, this book showcases major in-world events in the Justice League's pulsating story, spanning nearly 60 years of comic book history, and is packed with info on the team's allies, enemies, bases, origins, and more. Includes artwork from the first Justice League comic book in March 1960 to the crucial Rebirth issues and beyond. The stunning design contains lots of in-world information, including in-depth profiles of characters, key comic book issues, and special features on the Justice League's greatest adventures. Copyright � 2017 DC Comics. All related characters and elements are trademarks of and � DC Comics. (s17)
Author: Louise Simonson
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release Date: 2009-01-06
From the trailblazing Wonder Woman of the 1940s to edgy, girl-power-driven comics series like Birds of Prey, DC Comics Covergirls takes a look at the female characters of DC Comics throughout the company's history, and features many of DC Comics' iconic comic book covers. Written by renowned comic book writer Louise Simonson, the book examines the evolution of the comic book women of DC Comics: the 1942 introduction of the most famous DC heroine, Wonder Woman, and her various incarnations up to the present; the creation of comic book spin-offs based on characters such as Lois Lane; and the recent wealth of fierce, female character-driven comics such as Supergirl, Birds of Prey, Batgirl, and Catwoman, featuring women who have no trouble being both sexy and strong-willed. Famous featured DC Comics artists include Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Michael Turner, Tim Sale, and Jill Thompson. DC Comics Covergirls is a smart and in-depth look at the female comic book characters we've grown up with all these years, and is sure to appeal to new comic book fans and diehard collectors alike.