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The Essential Batman Encyclopedia (Batman)

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  179 ratings  ·  15 reviews
The ultimate guide to the man behind the mask . . . and the mythology behind the man.

“Criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot. So my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible. . . . I shall become a bat!” So declared millionaire industrialist Bruce Wayne, orphaned as a boy by a murderous thug and driven
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 10th 2008 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2008)
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First, yes, I read this Encyclopedia cover to cover.
It was interesting to see trends depending on which decade the story was written. I gave this work 5 stars because it is a very useful and amazing resource. I do however have several problems with it:

- I found 1 typo (the p and t in Mr. Mxyzptlk where transposed p 135) and two factual errors in the text (Jonathan Crane became the Scarecrow not the Joker p 10, Leslie Thompkins had a short lived romance with Alfred not Bruce p
Tommy Bat-Blog Brookshire
I remember getting news about this book a long time ago & have been kind of excited about it, thought it would be a very cool book to have. Well, after seeing/reading this book, I gotta say I am very happily surprised! First, the thing is HUGE! It’s like a giant phone book, ha! Next, it’s not only jam-packed with a ton of detailed information but it’s beautifully illustrated all through out. The author, Robert Greenberger, has done a really nice job compiling & organizing tons of Batman ...more
Really good. Choc full of info.
Jay Javier
Useful reference but a bit dated, especially with the big changes happening to the caped crusader nowadays. Heavily illustrated though and worth the price tag. The binding though on my softcover copy is a bit dodgy but the color plates are very nice.
aldo zirsov
Batman Mania and Superheroes of All Countries, UNITE....!!

*all countries, maksudnya serpong, benhil, ciputat, utan kayu, rawa lumbu, cinere, radio dalam, tangerang, geger girang, dayuehkolot, bojong koneng dst..:p*
This book lives up to the name of encyclopedia.

Light on images but heavy on text this tome should satisfy anyone looking for Bat info.

Almost 400 pages.
Jack glatz
I thought the batman encyclopedia was great and it tells you nearly everything to know about batman and robin and his foes and the justice leauge and teen titans.
Some odd choices in here on what to focus, but overall a fun overview of 70 years of the Batman, his world, and the peoples within them.
All the info about the Dark Knight Detective that you've ever wanted to know.
OMG! I love Batman SO much! this book is perfect for me!!
Thanks for telling me everything I ever wanted to know
Abraham Ray
good book about batman!
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Feb 23, 2010 miaaa marked it as wish-list
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Worth reading.
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