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The DC Comics Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition

9 Ratings: 4.4
A book by Michael Teitelbaum, Scott Beatty, Robert Greenburger, Daniel Wallace

Packed with information and thrilling comic book art, this unique one-volume encyclopedia features more than 1,000 classic DC Comics characters, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Joker, and Catwoman.  All of the world-famous super heroes … see full wiki

Author: Michael Teitelbaum
Genre: Children's Books, Reference, Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher: DK Publishing
1 review about The DC Comics Encyclopedia, Updated and...

Not just for comic book fans

  • May 10, 2009
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I will begin by saying that I am not a comic book reader but after reading this book, I'm considering taking it up. I wanted this book because I am a fan of the animated TV shows featuring heroes from the DC comics (i.e. Batman TAS, Justice Leage, Justice League Unlimited). I wanted to learn more about all of these characters that I had grown fond of, so I asked for this book for Christmas & got it.

The hardcover is fairly large. It features heroes & villains in alphabetical order. It gives a brief but detailed summary of each character's history. There is a short profile on each that includes their "real" name, occupation, status (hero/villain), height, weight, eye/hair color, & description of their powers or talents. It also features at least one illustration of the character. The more prominent figures get a larger spread (Batman gets 4 pages, for instance). There are layouts featuring famous vehicles, weapons, team-ups, & romances from the comics.

I have looked through this book many times since I got it. I have found it extremely interesting & helpful. Of course, I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information. Like I said, I'm seriously considering getting into comic books. I also received the Marvel Comics edition, & between the two, this one seems to be more thorough. This is an amazing volume.

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