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Batman Character Encyclopedia

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  11 reviews
From Robin to the Joker, Batman Character Encyclopedia is your guide into over 75 years of the Dark Knight's friends and foes. This compact, informative guide takes you through over 200 heroes and villains of Gotham City as well as tons of facts and information on the Caped Crusader himself. Organized alphabetically, each character profile is crammed with statistics, infor ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published February 2nd 2016)
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A few weeks ago one of my colleagues brought this into work for me to borrow after we discovered our shared Batfam/superhero appreciation, so I could, in her words, occasionally flip through it. Being the super chill individual that I am, I finished it that evening and returned it the next day.

I’m not sure if I would recommend this book as the best introduction to the Batfam/Batman characters. It’s very grounded in the DC continuity from the New 52 onwards and sometimes even feels like a way to
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Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Batman Character Encyclopedia is a visual encyclopedic reference book about the characters that appear in the Batman Universe compiled and written by Matthew K. Manning.

Batman Character Encyclopedia is a colorful visual encyclopedia with a full page spread for each entry. Each entry from Amygdala to Anthony Zucco has vital stats in a box: their real names, occupation, height, weight, their base of operations, their power and abilities, and the allies, enemies, and associations. Their entries are
The Brothers
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Asher (11yo) read.

Dexter (8yo) read.
Pongsak Sarapukdee
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Some of characters are also in the DC characters book that I already have seen them and the information were the same.
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, english, comic, teen
Few days ago I was thinking about some special gift for one young Batman fan. And then I stumble upon something that was absolutely perfect - „Batman Character Encyclopedia“ made by Matthew K. Manning is kind of book any fan would like to have in own collection.

On 200 pages every character from Batman universe you can think of is presented. One big and one smaller color photos of good quality, short info (real name, occupation, height and weight, base, allies, foes, powers and abilities), biogra
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
The description says that the characters are listed alphabetically, but that is not right. They are listed very randomly starting, of course, with Batman. It leads into his Bat family and their allies in Gotham City and spirals out to the villains from the most familiar to the most obscure.

I love that this is so detailed while still being geared to children. Each character has a full chart of vital information and a brief history of their origin. The numerous colorful illustrations make this bo
Diane Valentine
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: batman, comics
Good encyclopedia for kids. Wish they included information about prominent comics/gn's for each character. Each entry has great art but there is no information about where the art came from (which comic/GN, artists, etc.)
Katelyn Powers
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dude this is so useful to keep things straight
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Nov 15, 2016 added it
Shelves: wbatman
does it have most of the characters???????????????????????????
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SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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