Batman by Scott Beatty
The Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight

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Orphan Bruce Wayne swore to strike fear into the hearts of the criminals ruling the streets of Gotham City -- and the mysterious legend of Batman was born. This definitive celebration of one of the world's most popular fictional heroes contains full details of the extraordinary events and bizarre and sinister characters in Batman's thrilling career.

Created by Bob Kane in the late 1930s, Batman is on the of the world's greatest fictional heroes. "The Caped Crusader," "The Dark Knight," "The Guardian of Gotham" -- each generation has coined its own favorite nickname to describe this ultimate crime fighter as he wages war on a gallery of bizarre villains.

For Batman: the Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight, DK Publishing has been permitted unparalleled access to the archives of DC Comics, shapers of the Batman legend. Spectacular artworks reveal the secret workings of key installations and equipment such as the Batcave, the Batmobile, Batman's suit, and the weaponry contained in his Utility Belt. Panoramic views of Gotham City and Arkham Asylum with its villainous inmates, allow readers to enter into Batman's world. Crucial events and characters of the Batman legend are illustrated with drawings from the original DC comic books. The result is a unique, in-depth approach to the thrilling story of Batman's crimefighting career which is sure to dazzle and delight fans of all ages.


About Scott Beatty

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Scott Beatty earned his Master of Arts degree in fiction writing at Iowa State University. A former English teacher, radio personality and magazine editor, Beatty is also the author of DK's "Batman: The Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight," A comic book fan since before he could read or write, Beatty's credits include over 60 DC Comics publications and "Secret Files" comic books. He longs for Superman's super-strength every time he's forced to move his comic book collection.
Published September 1, 2001 by DK CHILDREN. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Scientific American

First, a preamble—I genuinely enjoyed the way the character and evolution of Batman was depicted in the trilogy of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.

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