The "DC Comics" Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe

The "DC Comics" Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe

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By (author) Daniel Wallace, By (author) Michael Teitelbaum, By (author) Scott Beatty, By (author) Phil Jimenez, By (author) Robert Greenburger

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  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 256mm x 302mm x 38mm | 2,300g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405328916
  • ISBN 13: 9781405328913
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 10,097

Product description

This title is for comic-book fans everywhere - an updated edition of the A-Z reference of the DC universe. New and expanded, this one-volume encyclopedia of more than 1,200 of the classic characters created by comics giant DC is essential for any fan. With new entries on the latest DC characters and expanded ones on Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, the JLA, Aquaman, Catwoman and Wonder Woman, all the world-renowned super heroes and super villains are here, as well as the weird and wonderful one-offs. Special features celebrate some of the DC heroes and villains' more memorable exotic vehicles and weaponry, their titanic clashes, or romantic encounters plus recent story developments including the Infinite Crisis. With a brand new cover designed by Alex Ross, one of the world's pre-eminent comic book artists and thrilling original, comic-book art, the fun and excitement of more than 60 years of comic-book history explodes off every page!

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Daniel Wallace is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters as well as a dozen more books that explore the underpinnings of the Star Wars universe, such as Star Wars: The Essential Atlas and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia. He is a regular contributor to Star Wars Insider magazine and assembled the questions used in the Star Wars Trivial Pursuit game. In addition to his contributions to the galaxy far, far away, he has written for universes including Indiana Jones, Smallville, Supernatural, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics, with books including The Marvel Encyclopedia, The DC Comics Chronicle, and The Art of Superman Returns.

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This is the definitive tome and pretty much 'the' must-have reference for the shelves of any comic book fan... Exhaustively researched and lavishly illustrated pages stuffed with gorgeously sexy original artwork. Bristol Evening Post