Batman UnmaskedBatman Unmasked



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
the ...

Author: Will Brooker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623560195

Category:

Page: 368

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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.

Batman UnmaskedBatman Unmasked



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

ISBN: UOM:39015050690281

Category:

Page: 358

View: 334

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.

Heritage Auctions Sports Collectibles Auction Catalog 716 Dallas TXHeritage Auctions Sports Collectibles Auction Catalog 716 Dallas TX



Another fantastic Norm Sunders interpretation of Batman battling his arch -
enemy “ Joker ” on this nearly flawless collectible . Starting Bid : $ 150 .
RENEGADE ROULETTE 1966 BATMAN B SERIES PSA EUR RENEGADE
ROULETTE ...

Author: Chris Ivy

Publisher: Heritage Capital Corporation

ISBN: 1599673835

Category:

Page:

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The Batman Filmography 2d ed The Batman Filmography 2d ed



Though the character was usually not the main focus ofjustice League episodes,
it was still enjoyable for Batman fans to watch ... The range of Batman collectibles
offered through DC Direct was truly impressive — a serious Batman fan could ...

Author: Mark S. Reinhart

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786468911

Category:

Page: 328

View: 215

"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"--

DC Collectibles Sampler 2014 1DC Collectibles Sampler 2014 1



BATMAN —_-T|-|E ANIMATED SERIESThe New Batman Adventures Batman:
The _ " Mr. Freeze Animated Series S E R I E S 1 ca Approx. 6. 7" Ta” Catwoman
Avaifable Fall 2014 i ! Approx. 5.5" Tail 4. The New Batman ' The New Batman ...

Author: DC COMICS

Publisher: DC

ISBN: PKEY:T1363300015001

Category:

Page:

View: 445

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!

Collectables Price Guide 2005Collectables Price Guide 2005



Author: Judith Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: 1405305975

Category:

Page: 600

View: 284

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

The Batman VaultThe Batman Vault



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

ISBN: 0762436638

Category:

Page: 192

View: 737

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.

Hake s Guide to Comic Character CollectiblesHake s Guide to Comic Character Collectibles



BATMANGO > >>>> 88N ARXAS BATMAN BOBIN 16 BEETLE BAILEY Beetle
Bailey Creator : Mort Walker Began. BATMAN 15 BATCAN Road Racing Set 33 “
BATMAN ROAD RACING SET ” featuring 3.5 " long Batmobile and Joker cars ...

Author: Theodore L. Hake

Publisher:

ISBN: 0870696467

Category:

Page: 187

View: 315

Includes categorical listings of collectible comic characters, with issue titles, dates and current prices
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.

Kovels Antiques and Collectibles Price ListKovels Antiques and Collectibles Price List



Author: Ralph M. Kovel

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0517580950

Category:

Page: 782

View: 287

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.

Warman s Americana and CollectiblesWarman s Americana and Collectibles



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

ISBN: 087069684X

Category:

Page: 608

View: 852

For more than ten years Warman's Americana & Collectibles has served as the leader in documenting and valuing twentieth-century collectibles ...