Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics
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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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Tommy Bat-Blog Brookshire
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
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...more
Julian David Stone
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
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
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.
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