The first ever book on Batman collectables.
Author: Rob Burman
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
The first ever book on Batman collectables.
the stage was set for parading a freak. Again, this was a sympathetic interview
which allowed me to talk at length about my research, and yet it led into a phone-
in on Batman collectables and their prices, rather than, say, a discussion about
Author: Will Brooker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Over the sixty years of his existence, Batman has encountered an impressive array of cultural icons and has gradually become one himself. This fascinating book examines what Batman means and has meant to the various audiences, groups and communities who have tried to control and interpret him over the decades. Brooker reveals the struggles over Batman's meaning by shining a light on the cultural issues of the day that impacted on the development of the character. They include: patriotic propaganda of the Second World War; the accusation that Batman was corrupting the youth of America by appearing to promote a homosexual lifestyle to the fans of his comics; Batman becoming a camp, pop culture icon through the ABC TV series of the sixties; fans' interpretation of Batman in response to the comics and the Warner Bros. franchise of films.
Again , this was a sympathetic interview which allowed me to talk at length about
my research , and yet it led into a phone - in on Batman collectables and their
prices , rather than , say , a discussion about the role popular heroes play in our ...
Author: The Tom Hopkinson Center for Media Research Will Brooker
Publisher: Burns & Oates
A work of scholarship and a labor of love. "This is the definitive history of the Batman in all media: comics, film, television and the internet. The bookÆs combination of rigorous historical research and a witty, fluid writing style make it both vastly instructive and vastly entertaining."--Roberta Pearson, editor of The Many Lives of the Batman "Will appeal to avid students of pop culture and comics, and a gay cult audience...BrookerÆs impressive overview of BatmanÆs history reflects on the masked oneÆs origins, early arch rivals and the introduction of Robin, and concentrates on four periods: WWII, the mid 1950s, the Æ60s and the Æ90s. In 1954, child psychologist Fredric Wertham attacked the comic book industryànoting homoerotic undercurrents between Batman and Robin; BrookerÆs lengthy and fascinating Ægay readingÆ supports WerthamÆs claim, albeit with a positive, postmodern twist. After recalling the campy image of Batman spawned by ABCÆs 1960s TV show, the author takes a look at Batman writers, fans, fanzines and the Net, concluding with a hilarious chapter on how his research was ridiculed by the British media." -Publishers Weekly ôàBrookerÆs account is bolstered by his fan expertise. This book usefully expands uponàThe Many Lives of Batman. Recommendedàö--Library Journal"A historical, detailed, deep analysis of Batman as a cultural icon in America. This isn't a simple polemic or surface-shallow analysis. This is deep stuff-analyzing art styles, histories, individual panels, cultural concepts, and historical documentsà. plenty of startling revelations and analysesàThis is a stunningly well-done, intelligent book. It's proof that comics are not throwaway ephemera, but real, vital, analyzable parts of our culture. It's also a must-have for the hardcore Batman fan and comics fan-who doesn't mind some ideas being challenged."--www.super-heroes.netôBrooker cuts through the mumbo jumbo to deliver incisive analysis and very sharp reporting, particularly on the comic book's homoerotic subtext and on the 60's TV show's knowing self-mockery, as well as on how the 'official' 21st Century Batman nods to both.ö--Entertainment WeeklyOver the sixty years of his existence, Batman has encountered an impressive array of cultural icons and has gradually become one himself. This fascinating book examines what Batman means and has meant to the various audiences, groups and communities who have tried to control and interpret him over the decades. Brooker reveals the struggles over Batman's meaning by shining a light on the cultural issues of the day that impacted on the development of the character. They include: patriotic propaganda of the Second World War; the accusation that Batman was corrupting the youth of America by appearing to promote a homosexual lifestyle to the fans of his comics; Batman becoming a camp, pop culture icon through the ABC TV series of the sixties; fans' interpretation of Batman in response to the comics and the Warner Bros. franchise of films.
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Author: Mark S. Reinhart
"This is a complete reference work to the history of Batman big screen works. Chapters on each Batman feature include credits, a production history, and a critical analysis of the movie relative to the storied history of the Batman character. The book examines the works and events that took place in the years between the character's film exploits"--
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Author: DC COMICS
It's a great time to be a DC Entertainment fan!For years DC Collectibles has produced some of the best action figures, busts, statues and other collectibles based on the exciting worlds of Vertigo, MAD and DC Comics, as well as DC Entertainment's hit TV, film and video game media. DC Collectibles has decided to offer a line of our DC Collectibles Essentials, which will feature some of our most popular items. Our new goal is to keep these in-demand items in production so casual fans can jump in and start collecting, and so long time enthusiasts can still complete their collection with pieces they may have missed along the way. Take a look inside to find your favorites, as well as some of our new products for 2014 and beyond!
Author: Judith Miller
The best all-new, all-colour price guide to help you identify and value your collectables quickly and easily. Clear and easy-to-use, with over 5,000 collectables featured memorabilia this is the surest route to getting real value for money. A nice little earner Judith Miller knows Collectables The Telegraph
With removable artifacts and never-before-seen sketches, notes, and plans, The Batman Vault is the perfect gift for the genuine fan of all ages.
Author: Robert Greenberger
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
Jump in the Batmobile and get ready for a wild ride. This complete and in-depth look at the development of America's most popular super hero includes removable artifacts and never-before-seen sketches, notes, and plans--perfect for fans of all ages.
Author: Charles J. Jordan
Publisher: House of Collectibles
Lists the current value of art, pottery, Avon containers, furniture, advertisements, books, magazines, comics, dolls, toys, records, baseball cards, and memorabilia
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Author: Theodore L. Hake
Includes categorical listings of collectible comic characters, with issue titles, dates and current prices
Author: Harry L. Rinker
Publisher: House of Collectibles
Illustrated with nearly five hundred photographs, an updated, authoritative price guide covers more than 425 categories of collectible items made after 1920--ubckydubg action figures, Pez dispensers, and Depression glass--listing forty thousand prices, discussing the latest market trends, and offering collecting tips. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Author: Ralph M. Kovel
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Here it is: the 1991 edition of America's most popular antiques price guide. This perennial best seller boasts the most accurate, up-to-date prices for almost every category of antique & collectible, as well as a special report on "Healthy Antiques: A Guide to Use & Care." Five hundred black-and-white & full-color photographs, 800 information-packed pages, and more than 50,000 American market prices provide the most complete picture of antiques & collectibles in hundreds of categories. Updated yearly, the Kovel's Price List always contains prices based on actual reports from the field, not estimates of the most recent season. The book has hundreds of factory marks and identifying logos; helpful hints on buying, collecting, restoring, & preserving; & a thorough, cross-referenced index. It is an indispensible resource for collectors seeking accurate, reliable information--from the source! In addition to being the authors of more than 50 books, Ralph & Terry Kovel have a nationally syndicated newspaper column and a monthly column in House Beautiful. They are also the hosts of a weekly cable television program on the Discovery Channel.
The Superman era produced a wealth of super heroes , among them Batman ,
Captain Marvel , Captain Midnight , The Green Hornet , The Green Lantern , The
Shadow , and Wonder Woman . These early heroes had extraordinary strength ...
Author: Harry L. Rinker, Jr.
Publisher: Wallace-Homestead Book Company
For more than ten years Warman's Americana & Collectibles has served as the leader in documenting and valuing twentieth-century collectibles ...