Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman

Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman

Every Batman story is marked with the words "Batman created by Bob Kane." But that isn't the whole truth. A struggling writer named Bill Finger was involved from the beginning. Bill helped invent Batman, from concept to costume to character. He dreamed up Batman's haunting origins and his colorful nemeses. Despite his brilliance, Bill worked in obscurity. It was only after his death that fans went to bat for Bill, calling for acknowledgment that he was co-creator of Batman.

  • Brand: Marc Tyler Nobleman
  • ASIN: 1580892892

Batman: The Golden Age Vol. 1

Batman: The Golden Age Vol. 1

American popular culture has produced few heroic figures as famous and enduring as that of the Batman. The dark, mysterious hero who debuted in 1939’s DETECTIVE COMICS #27 as the lone  “Bat-man” quickly grew into the legend of the Caped Crusader. After his landmark debut and origin story the Dark Knight was given many seminal elements including his partner in crime-fighting Robin, the Boy Wonder, and such adversaries as the Joker, Hugo Strange and Catwoman.   BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE VOLUME ONE collects all of the Dark Knight Detective’s first-ever adventures from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-45, BATMAN #1-3 and NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR COMICS #2.

  • Brand: DC Comics
  • ASIN: 140126333X

Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman

Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two high school misfits in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent--meek, mild, and myopic--than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote his own original stories and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, the summer they graduated from high school, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format--the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about the long struggle Jerry and Joe had with DC Comics when the boys realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130.

  • Brand: Marc Tyler Nobleman
  • ASIN: 0449810631

Superman: The Atomic Age Sundays Volume 3 (1956-1959)

Superman: The Atomic Age Sundays Volume 3 (1956-1959)

Superman’s newspaper comic strips are among the rarest of all Superman collectibles. This comprehensive series helps remedy that gap in the Superman by bringing back into print every one of the Sunday newspaper strips. The Man of Steel stars in thirteen classic adventures as the 1950s “Atomic Age” comes to a close. Some of the stories are original to the newspaper strip, while others were alternate versions of tales that were simultaneously published in the regular comic books. One of the featured adaptations is “Superman Versus the Futuremen,” written by Batman co-creator Bill Finger, which retells Superman’s origin. This concluding volume of Superman’s Atomic Age Sundays reprints all strips July 1, 1956 to October 11, 1959

  • ASIN: 1684050618

Detective Comics (1937-2011) #57

Detective Comics (1937-2011) #57

“TWENTY-FOUR HOURS TO LIVE.” Jasper Sneed has been poisoned, and Batman must race to find a cure, but only has 24 hours to do so before it’s too late!

  • ASIN: B079S6WW17

Detective Comics (1937-2011) #58

Detective Comics (1937-2011) #58

“ONE OF THE MOST PERFECT FRAME-UPS!” Featuring the first appearance of the Penguin! While visiting an art gallery, Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson realize three paintings have been stolen. There is a warrant out for the thief’s arrest, and his name is Batman!

  • ASIN: B079S6WNDX

The Joker: Why So Serious? (Joker's Plan) (Volume 1)

The Joker: Why So Serious? (Joker's Plan) (Volume 1)

In our circus we are like family members, and you don't leave family behind. At least that's what I thought, but deep within the cellars I had discovered a long forgotten family member. One with so much hate for the circus his killing intent was like none other. It was life or death to us, but it was a game to him. (The cover is meant to represent the two conflicting emotions/sides within the story and isn't supposed to be taken seriously. It reminds you to keep an open mind as you read this book.) **Fanfiction**

  • ASIN: 1539972119

Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Vol. 1

Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Vol. 1

Written by Bill Finger, Dennis O'Neil, and others Art by Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller, and others Cover by Alex Ross In time for the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Batman Begins, a collection of some of the Dark Knight's finest adventures! This volume contains stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #33 (1939), BATMAN #5 (1941), BATMAN #62 (1950), and more!

  • Brand: DC Comics
  • ASIN: 1401204449

Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years

Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years

For the past 75 years, Superman has faced intergalactic generals, robot powerhouses and psychotic superhuman villains, but his most dangerous enemy? The richest man in Metropolis: Lex Luthor. He's Superman's most implacable foe--and now, DC Entertainment celebrates the criminal career of Lex Luthor! This new hardcover includes every phase of Luthor's history, from mad scientist to corrupt captain of industry, from president of the United States to member of the Justice League! Includes stories from the very beginning, written by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, to the present day, written by Geoff Johns!Written by Jerry Siegel, Bill, Finger, Edmond Hamilton, Lein Wein, Cary Bates, Elliot S. Maggin, John Byrne, Roger Stern, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Brian Azzarello, Paul Cornell, and Geoff Johns Art by Joe Shuster, Jon Sikela, Wayne Boring, Stan Kaye, Dick Sprang, Al Plastino, Curt Swan, John Forte, George Klain, Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson, Gil Kane, Dick Giordano, Al Williamson, John Byrne, Terry austin, Karl Kesel, Jackson Guice, Ande Parks, Art Thibert, Howard Porter, John Dell, Matthew Clark, Tony Harris, Ray Snyder, Lee Bermejo, Frank Quitely, Jamie Grant, Pete Woods, David Finch, Matt Banning, Doug Mahnke, Keith Champagne, Ivan Reiss, Joe Prado, and Rod Reiss Co...

  • ASIN: 1401262074

Building Finger Strength and 26 Different ii-V-I Progressions: For Guitar (Bill’s Music Shelf)

Building Finger Strength and 26 Different ii-V-I Progressions: For Guitar (Bill’s Music Shelf)

In the Building Finger Strength section of this book, we will cover 12 different finger-strengthening exercises. Practice these exercises slowly and accurately before trying to build speed. On the optional practice-along recording you will find three different tempos for each individual exercise. This is to help you build up your speed and your finger strength one step at a time. Obviously beginners should start with the slow tempo. I also believe that the more advanced students should start with the slow tempo to build accuracy. I found when recording these exercises for the practice-along recording that the slowest tempo was the hardest to execute with no mistakes. Diligent practice will build flexibility and strength! In the latter section of this book (26 ii-V-I Progressions), we will be looking at 26 different ways to play the ii - V - I chord progression. We will be working in the key of C. The ii chord is Dm7, the V chord is G7 and the I chord is C. It is recommended that you transpose these into other keys. These studies can be used for ear training and to facilitate improvisation on standard chord progressions.

  • ASIN: 0786613610
  • UPC: 796279037471
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