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Batman Unauthorized

Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City

Edited by Dennis O'Neil

Batman Unauthorized explores Batman’s motivations and actions, as well as those of his foes.

Batman is a creature of the night, more about vengeance than justice, more plagued by doubts than full of self-assurance, and more darkness than light. He has no superpowers, just skill, drive and a really well-made suit.

One of the most recognized superheroes ever created, Batman has survived through campy TV shows and films, through actors such as Adam West, Michael Keaton and Christian Bale. Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City covers expansive territory ranging from the silly to the solemn.

  • Why is the Joker so good at pushing Batman’s buttons?
  • What does Batman’s technology say about the times?
  • Why are Batman’s villains crazier than average?
  • And why is Batman the perfect, iconic American hero?

Contributors: Lou Anders, Mike W. Barr, Jake Black, Alex Bledsoe, Mary Borsellino, Darren Hudson Hick, Daniel M. Kimmel, Geoff Klock, Paul Lytle, Nick Mamatas, Michael Marano, Dennis O’Neil, Alan J. Porter, Chris Roberson, Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D., Kristine Kathryn Rusch, David Seidman, Robert Brian Taylor, John C. Wright

About the Editor

Dennis O’Neil is a former comic book writer and editor for Marvel Comics and DC Comics; wrote the novelization for the film “Batman Begins”; and is the author of Batman: Shaman and Batman Sword of Azrael. He wrote the main Batman title in the 1970s and 1980s and is the former group editor for the Batman family of books. He lives in Nyack, N.Y.

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Publication Details

Title: Batman Unauthorized

Subtitle: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City

editor: Dennis O'Neil

Publication Date: February 9, 2008

Publisher: Smart Pop, an imprint of BenBella Books, Inc.

Price: $17.95 US

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 219

ISBN: 9781933771304