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DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains: Fandex Deluxe
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DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains: Fandex Deluxe

by Randall Lotowycz (Text by)
 

Celebrate 75 years of DC Comics with an obsessive Fandex Deluxe: a supersized deck of 75 iconic heroes and villains whose power over the popular imagination has never been stronger (think The Dark Knight, last summer's $1 billion blockbuster).

The gang’s all here: Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Green Lantern, Captain

Overview

Celebrate 75 years of DC Comics with an obsessive Fandex Deluxe: a supersized deck of 75 iconic heroes and villains whose power over the popular imagination has never been stronger (think The Dark Knight, last summer's $1 billion blockbuster).

The gang’s all here: Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Green Lantern, Captain Marvel, Justice League of America, the Flash. So are their nemeses—the Joker, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Lex Luthor, Cheetah, Brainiac, Poison Ivy, Deathstroke. Meticulously researched, with layers of information covering origins, biography, back-stories, affiliations, motivations, weaknesses, and fascinating trivia, the deck adds up to an insider’s history of the DC Universe. And what better way to present it than in the format with super powers—Fandex and its die-cut cards perfectly capture the characters in one dynamic pose after another, with the art taken straight from the pages of the original comics.

From the essential—learn about the Crisis on Infinite Earths—to the improbable—discover how Lex Luthor became President of the United States—to the offbeat—did you know that Clark Kent and Lois Lane lived in a building owned by Wayne (i.e., Batman) Enterprises: it’s a handheld feast for new¬comers and passionate comics fans alike.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michael Jung PhD
Readers get to learn about the secret histories and powers of their favorite DC Comics superheroes (and villains) in this field guide that provides an up-to-date (as of 2009) run down of iconic characters such as Superman, Batman, and Lex Luthor, as well as a revealing look at more obscure heroes and villains such as Firestorm and Black Adam. Each "page" of the guide is a die-cut, bookmark-shaped card filled with statistics of each hero and villain, along with a brief but detailed history of their exploits. The cards are connected by a single stud, requiring readers to rotate each card to read each one. It's a creative design—inspired by both comic book trading cards and encyclopedias—yet ultimately, the design is much too awkward to be read efficiently and is too flimsy and impractical for library use. While it will undoubtedly make a memorable present for comic book collectors and kids, librarians would be better served with a more durable book like DK Children's Superman: The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel. Reviewer: Michael Jung, PhD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761158561
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/05/2010
Pages:
76
Sales rank:
594,817
Product dimensions:
10.66(w) x 4.12(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

Meet the Author

Randall Lotowycz is the creator of Darts!, the world’s first and only magnetic dartboard wall calendar. He is also the author of DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains Fandex.

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