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Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics

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Jerry Robinson is one of the living legends of American comics. As a member of the original Batman team, he created the first and most iconic of all supervillains, the Joker, and cocreated Robin, the archetypal sidekick. During the Golden and Silver Ages of comics, Robinson worked on every comic book genre there was, and brought to life his own super heroes such as London, ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Harry N. Abrams (first published 2010)
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Brian
Nov 29, 2015 Brian rated it really liked it
All I knew about Mr. Robinson is that he was considered the creator of the Joker.
That's it.
This book did a very good job of fleshing out this man and showing what an amazing Talent he his and what an impact he has had on comic books, comic strips, and editorial cartoons.
His work as a Voice for the international cartoonist certainly makes him the Ambassador of Comics.
I have a much greater appreciation of Mr. Robinson and now I want to track down more of his work.... this has given me a new list o
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Tommy Bat-Blog Brookshire
Apr 11, 2011 Tommy Bat-Blog Brookshire rated it it was amazing
When I heard the news that Abrams was going to publish a definitive biography about Jerry Robinson's life, I was pretty excited! I mean, Jerry Robinson was right there with Bob Kane & Bill Finger during the early creation of Batman. He drew most of the iconic Golden Age Batman artwork we now enjoy, especially the comic book covers. He is the person who created the greatest villain in pop culture history, The Joker! He also co-created Robin, the Boy Wonder! What I'm getting at is this, his co ...more
Tim Schneider
Jul 16, 2012 Tim Schneider rated it really liked it
Let's start off by stating that I'm not going to get in to the issue of who did or did not create which Batman characters. There are claims from many different directions and pretty much all the players are now dead.

That said, Jerry Robinson's influence in comics (books, strips and editorial) is enormous and he definitely deserved this book. This is similar to Abrams Publishing's Kirby book. It's over-sized, art heavy and maybe a little light on text. It does, however, give a good overview of
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Julian Stone
Oct 20, 2013 Julian Stone rated it it was amazing
I had the honor to meet Jerry Robinson several times over the years. He was a wonderful person and if you want to read a great book about a man who was there at the very beginning of the comic book craze that now dominates so much of popular culture, this is the book for you!
David Macpherson
Jul 16, 2011 David Macpherson rated it liked it
This was decent. I guess I wanted to more. This is lik Abrahms Kirby book in that it was a nice brief overview, filled with lovely illustrations, but not as comprehensive as I would have liked for such an interesting person.
Matthew Novak
Sep 08, 2011 Matthew Novak rated it really liked it
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Good stuff. I respect Jerry Robinson immensely, not just because of his creation of the Joker, but also because he's a comics historian, activist, and all-around great guy. Really nice book.
Trav S.D.
Nov 16, 2010 Trav S.D. rated it liked it
My review here: http://tinyurl.com/29qb5zm
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