Celebrating Batman and Joker's seventy-five years as cultural icons, this hardcover Joker Anthology collects stories from the character's seven decades as the greatest villain in comics.
Celebrating Batman and Joker's seventy-five years as cultural icons, this Joker Anthology collects stories from the characters seven decades as the greatest villain in comics. Featuring stories from BATMAN #1, 5, 25, 32, 85, 163, 251, 427, BATMAN #15 (THE NEW 52), DETECTIVE COMICS #64, 168, 180, 475, 476, 726, 741, 826, DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (THE NEW 52), WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #61, SUPERMAN #9 and BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #66.
"Celebrating Batman and Joker's seventy-five years as cultural icons, this hardcover Joker Anthology collects stories from the characters seven decades as the greatest villain in comics"--
Author: Jerry Siegel
Publisher: Dc Comics
Collects comics that celebrate seventy-five years of Superman, including "How Superman would end the war," "The mightiest team in the world," and 'What's so funny about truth, justice, and the American Way?"
Celebrate more than seven decades of notorious Batman villainy! Created in 1942 Harvey Dent's first appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #66 brings in a new era of insane super-villains! Two-Face's obsession with duality has grown into a comic classic story trope and open a whole new world of blurring the lines between hero and villain. This new anthology collection features stories from 75 years of Two-Face tales, from such talents as Bob Kane, Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale, James Robinson, Scott Snyder and more! Experience the stories that defined Harvey Dent as both an anti-hero and super-villain!
Author: Matthew Manning, Daniel Wallace
Publisher: Universe Pub
Explores the character of the Joker and his significance as the quintessential villain.
Robin the Boy Wonder
Author: Bill Finger
Publisher: Dc Comics
Holy anniversary, Batman! Every knight needs to have a squire, and every Sherlock Holmes must have a Watson. So it has been with Batman and his partner in crime, Robin for seventy-five years. The Boy Wonder's spunk and color balance against the Caped Crusader's seriousness and gloom to create a perfect partnership, a Dynamic Duo. Though Batman has always needed a Robin, it hasn't always been the same Robin. Many different crimefighters have taken up the name and costume, from jovial Dick Grayson to calculating Tim Drake to violent Damian Wayne. Each left his or her mark on the character, and today the Boy Wonder almost as recognizable and beloved as the Dark Knight himself. Collecting stories from Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Carrie Kelley, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Damian Wayne and more, ROBIN THE BOY WONDER: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS compiles the best moments from seven decades of the Dynamic Duo. It includes Robin's first appearance by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, as well as tales from industry legends Jim Mooney, Sheldon Moldoff, Frank Miller, Chuck Dixon, Jeph Loeb, Marv Wolfman, Geoge Pérez, Jim Aparo, Grant Morrison, Andy Kubert and more.
Selected stories from the Batman comic book feature the Joker's fiendishly clever crimes
Author: Robert Moses Peaslee, Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on superheroes, very little has been done to understand supervillains. This is the first academic work to provide a comprehensive study of this villain, illustrating why the Joker appears so relevant to audiences today. Batman’s foe has cropped up in thousands of comics, numerous animated series, and three major blockbuster feature films since 1966. Actually, the Joker debuted in DC comics Batman 1 (1940) as the typical gangster, but the character evolved steadily into one of the most ominous in the history of sequential art. Batman and the Joker almost seemed to define each other as opposites, hero and nemesis, in a kind of psychological duality. Scholars from a wide array of disciplines look at the Joker through the lens of feature films, video games, comics, politics, magic and mysticism, psychology, animation, television, performance studies, and philosophy. As the first volume that examines the Joker as complex cultural and cross-media phenomenon, this collection adds to our understanding of the role comic book and cinematic villains play in the world and the ways various media affect their interpretation. Connecting the Clown Prince of Crime to bodies of thought as divergent as Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, contributors demonstrate the frightening ways in which we get the monsters we need.
He is a scientist. He is a family man. He is a master of momentum. He is one of the world's greatest superheroes. He cannot be outrun. He is the FlashÉ and he is the Fastest Man Alive. Jary Garrick first sped onto the scene in 1940 and in the three-quarters of a century since his earliest super-speedster adventures, Barry Allen and Wally West have carried on wearing the symbol of the yellow lightning bolt as the Flash combating evil throughout Keystone City, Central City, the multiverse, and time itself. From his fleet-footed debut by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert to his modern fiery forms by Mark Waid, Geoff Johns and Francis Manupal, THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects the stories of the Scarlet Speedsters' heroics at hypervelocity, from such legendary comic talents as Robert Kanigher, Carmine Infantino, John Broome, Len Wein, Cary Bates, Irv Novick, George Perez, William Messner-Loebs, Mike Wieringo, Scott Kollins, Ethan Van Sciver and more.
The most recognizable superheroine of all time, Wonder Woman has been an essential part of the DC Universe and an icon for female empowerment for more than 75 years. Armed with her lasso of truth and her bullet-stopping bracelets, the Amazon Princess journeys into Man's World again and again, spreading her mission of peace and goodwill and fiercely battling injustice where she finds it. She's a princess, a warrior and an ambassador. Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, swifter than Mercury...she is Wonder Woman! WONDER WOMAN: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects more than 400 pages of the iconic heroine's best stories, from her first appearance by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter, to her mod '60s redesign by Denny O'Neil and Mike Sekowsky, to her present-day adventures by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang. Other legendary talents featured include George P�rez, Darwyn Cooke, Robert Kanigher, Gene Colan, Phil Jimenez, Mike Deodato, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone and more. Collects ALL-STAR COMICS SENSATION COMICS WONDER WOMAN (1942-) #7, #28, #64, #93, #99, #107, #142, #177, #179, #195, #204, #288, ɘ WONDER WOMAN (1987-) WONDER WOMAN vol. 3
Fifty years ago, Batgirl made her Million Dollar Debut taking down the nefarious Killer Moth. And ever since, the butt-kicking hero has been a vital part of Batman’s team and a role model for girls everywhere, squaring off against mobsters, assassins, super-villains and more. Though many young women have worn the cowl—from unassuming librarian Barbara Gordon to deadly mute assassin Cassandra Cain to teen vigilante Stephanie Brown—all have made their distinct mark on the DC Universe. Now BATGIRL: A CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS collects all the greatest triumphs and most tragic moments of the many Batgirls in one volume, offering a crash course in the character, from Babs’ first appearance by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino to her modern-day adventures by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr, Gail Simone and more.
"A celebration of last laughs and deadly crimes as written and drawn by many of the greatest writers and artists ever to grace the comic art medium! The companion volume to The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told!"--Cover, page 4.
Author: Dennis O'Neil, Elliot S. Maggin, Martin Pasko
Publisher: Dc Comics
In these solo adventures from 1975-1976, The Joker battles villains including Two-Face, Lex Luthor, the Scarecrow and Catwoman, as well as heroes The Creeper and Green Arrow. These stories have never been collected before, and include an appearance by Sherlock Holmes. Collects THE JOKER #1-9.
Celebrate 25 years of Harley Quinn in this brand new hardcover collecting the infamous Suicide Squad outlaw's most memorable stories! Since her debut in 1992's Batman: The Animated Series, Harley Quinn has wreaked havoc throughout the DC Universe with her zany, twisted ways. From her time as Dr. Harleen Quinzel, the Joker's psychiatrist, to her transformation into the sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic, and always villainous Harely Quinn, celebrate twenty-five years with the most acclaimed writers and artists that have contributed to Harley's raucous adventures!