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The Essential Batman Encyclopedia (Batman)

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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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Pramod Nair
Sep 11, 2015 Pramod Nair rated it it was amazing
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!” - Bruce Wayne

If you are an ardent fan of the man behind the mask, then the very sight of ‘The Essential Batman Encyclopedia’ - featuring almost every piece of information related to him - will make you drool over. With this gargantuan encyclopedic volume, Robert Greenberger, provides bat-fans with a magic ke
Nov 13, 2009 Paul rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 19, 2011 Tommy Bat-Blog Brookshire rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 04, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it
Really good. Choc full of info.
Jay Javier
Jul 30, 2010 Jay Javier rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-books
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
Feb 20, 2010 aldo zirsov rated it really liked it
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*
Apr 14, 2012 Mark rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, batman
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
Sep 06, 2011 Jack glatz rated it it was amazing
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.
Oct 26, 2008 Steven rated it liked it
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.
Sep 07, 2010 Scott rated it really liked it
All the info about the Dark Knight Detective that you've ever wanted to know.
Jun 11, 2012 Olivia rated it it was amazing
OMG! I love Batman SO much! this book is perfect for me!!
Sep 16, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-2013
Thanks for telling me everything I ever wanted to know
Abraham Ray
May 25, 2012 Abraham Ray rated it it was amazing
good book about batman!
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Feb 23, 2010 miaaa marked it as wish-list
mau duuuuunk :D
Sep 01, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
Worth reading.
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