DC Comics: Super-Villains: The Complete Visual History

Overview

As any comics fan knows, a Super Hero is nothing without a worthy foe to battle. For every Batman there has to be a super-villain like The Joker, and for every Superman a Lex Luthor. This deluxe book celebrates nearly eighty years of compellingly corrupt characters from the DC Universe’s remarkable gallery of super-villains. From the Penguin to Harley Quinn and Doomsday to General Zod, DC Comics: Super-Villains explores the story of these beloved baddies through new interviews with acclaimed writers and artists, ...

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Overview

As any comics fan knows, a Super Hero is nothing without a worthy foe to battle. For every Batman there has to be a super-villain like The Joker, and for every Superman a Lex Luthor. This deluxe book celebrates nearly eighty years of compellingly corrupt characters from the DC Universe’s remarkable gallery of super-villains. From the Penguin to Harley Quinn and Doomsday to General Zod, DC Comics: Super-Villains explores the story of these beloved baddies through new interviews with acclaimed writers and artists, including Jim Lee, Mike Carlin, Dan DiDio, and Chuck Dixon. Charting the dynamic way in which DC Comics evildoers have evolved throughout the years, the book brings together the very best super-villain art from the DC Comics archives. Also featuring a foreword by filmmaker and comic book writer Kevin Smith, and an exclusive cover illustrated by acclaimed artist Phil Jimenez, DC Comics: Super-Villains is the ultimate celebration of the nefarious DC Comics characters that fans love to hate.

All related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s14)

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Editorial Reviews

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“Truly a gem for any collector... recommend this book for all levels of comic fans; seriously, the visuals alone should be enough to remind you of why you love comics.”
Comics Bulletin

"Riddled with stunning covers and spreads... quick reference guide that will look nice on a bookshelf or coffee-table.”
Women Write About Comics

“Examines all your favorite bad guys in excruciating detail, combining panel and pin-up art alongside canonical biographical information and insights from relevant comic writers, artists and editors. With more than 150 colorful, glossy pages, it’s perfect for old fans and passionate newbies alike.”
GeekDad

“...a great crash course for those new to the publisher's output while also being engaging for longtime readers. As a bonus, a poster of Phil Jimenez' outstanding jacket illustration accompanies the book.”
Cinema Senties

“...essentially a Bible to the super-villains in the DC Universe, complete with 159 pages of DC's best super-villain artwork, the villains' publication history, identities, powers, origin, and any other important information you could imagine.”
MoviePilot

“A perfect handbook to get the quick rundown on who everyone is, was, and in some cases will be.”
Mania

“This book will make a great addition to the library of any DC Comics fan or general comic history buff.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608874101
  • Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 10/7/2014
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 78,168
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Wallace is a comic book expert, sci-fi sage, and lifelong geek. Author or coauthor of more than two dozen books, including The Jedi Path, Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman, DC Comics Year by Year, The Marvel Encyclopedia, and the New York Times best-selling Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters, he has alternately found himself trading tense questions with Kevin Spacey about head-shaving and banging out three thousand trivia questions for Star Wars Trivial Pursuit. Other universes he has worked with include Smallville, Indiana Jones, and Supernatural.

Kevin Smith (@ThatKevinSmith)is the fat guy who got thrown off the plane. He also made Clerks once. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Phil Jimenez (FB & Twitter: @Philjimeneznyc) is a Wizard, Diamond, and Inkpot Award-winning writer and artist who has worked for DC and Marvel Comics for the past two decades. Best known for his work on New X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Wonder Woman, Infinite Crisis, Otherworld, The Amazing Spider-Man, and most recently, the Fables spin-off Fairest, Jimenez has also worked in film (Spider-Man), television (Heroes), and print media (TV Guide, Elle). He has created large-scale artworks for schools and museums, including Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry; has lectured at universities and the Library of Congress on the topic of identity and diversity in entertainment; and has mentored young designers at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Considered the most prominent gay creator in mainstream comics (Entertainment Weekly, Out), Jimenez also teaches life drawing at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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