DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book

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Critically acclaimed pop-up engineer Matthew Reinhart celebrates the history, heroes, and villains of the DC Universe in this ultimate 3-D masterpiece! Bursting with over 25 impressive pop-ups, this deluxe format features a variety of unique novelty elements-including a light-up Bat-Signal, a cosmic Justice League of America battle scene, a twirling Lasso of Truth, and a transparent Invisible Jet!

Starring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and many more favorite DC ...

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Overview

Critically acclaimed pop-up engineer Matthew Reinhart celebrates the history, heroes, and villains of the DC Universe in this ultimate 3-D masterpiece! Bursting with over 25 impressive pop-ups, this deluxe format features a variety of unique novelty elements-including a light-up Bat-Signal, a cosmic Justice League of America battle scene, a twirling Lasso of Truth, and a transparent Invisible Jet!

Starring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and many more favorite DC characters, this momentous pop-up exploration releases just in time for DC Comics' 75th anniversary. Signed and numbered by Matthew, this stunning special edition also features a cloth slipcase and an exclusive extra pop, making it an absolute must-have for die-hard DC Super Hero fans of all ages!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
As befits the subject matter, the illustrations in this detailed and decidedly heroic pop-up compendium of superheroes and supervillains feel ripped from the pages of classic DC comics. Favorites like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman get their own majestic spreads (sorry, Martian Manhunter!), while mini-booklets highlight their allies, nemeses, and histories. Each spread is dramatic and dynamic, and, as fans have come to expect from Reinhart, clever touches are in abundance: Aquaman's enemy, Black Manta, pulls on his mask as he pops up, and the Bat-Signal lights up above Gotham City. A towering final composition offers a veritable pantheon of characters (who are ID'd in an accompanying legend). Expertly crafted and superfun. Ages 3–up. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
Gr 2–5—Pop-up-meister Reinhart incorporates images created by a number of DC artists into a set of spectacular 3-D portraits—both the sort that leap up in massively muscled splendor from the center of each spread and smaller but no less eye-popping figures tucked into folding booklets in the corners. Superman leads off, of course, a solar-powered "living symbol of truth, justice, and the American way" towering over a view of his spacecraft while escaping an exploding Krypton on one side, and, on the other, cameos by a trio of sidekicks, plus Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and (temporary) nemesis Doomsday. The Man of Steel is followed by Batman (with battery-powered Bat-Signal), "Warrior Goddess" Wonder Woman, the squad of intergalactic Green Lanterns, Lord Darkseid (in a spread devoted to the Bad Guys), and, finally, a 45-character composite of the Justice League of America and its prominent adversaries complete with a numbered legend. Other heroes and villains from Captain Marvel, Teen Titans, and even the Justice Society of America to the Joker and Anti-Monitor take bows in the side galleries. The lettered captions are too concise to get into much detail about, for instance, the "Infinite Crisis" story line but do clearly explain the origins and powers of the major DC players.—John Peters, formerly at New York Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
Superman! Batman! Wonder Woman! Green Lantern (all of them)! Super-villains! The Justice League of America! Awesomeness! Spread by spread, the Greatest Heroes of the Known Universe leap forth dramatically, accompanied by their origin stories, related characters and other ancillary information. As is now customary, side folios yield further, smaller pop-ups. The Batmobile, Wonder Woman's invisible plane, Gorilla Grodd, Brainiac, the Teen Titans, even the Justice Society of America—they're all here. Wisely, Reinhart doesn't attempt a story, concentrating on cramming as much comics trivia (with an admirable adherence to the canon) and wow factor into the pages as possible. The JLA tableau packs 45 clearly labeled characters into an awesome melee. A (grown-up) comic-book geek's delight, this should also find an enthusiastic audience among little boys everywhere. And the Bat-Signal lights up! (Pop-up. 5 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316019989
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Pages: 12
  • Sales rank: 65,991
  • Age range: 4 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Reinhart has created many bestselling, award-winning pop-up books, including Star Wars: The Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy; Brava, Strega Nona!; and Mommy? by Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, he is the co-creator with Robert Sabuda of the New York Times bestselling Encyclopedia Prehistorica pop-up series. Matthew lives in New York City.

With a publishing history that spans over seventy years, DC Comics is best known as the home of the world's most famous super hero characters, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Plastic Man - and literally thousands more. These characters have provided the inspiration for numerous movies, television shows, and even Broadway musicals, and are universally recognized and beloved by fans worldwide and of all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    This is a wonderful book! I bought it for my grandson when he w

    This is a wonderful book! I bought it for my grandson when he was 3 and we have almost worn it out. Excellent workmanship. There are lots and lots of pop ups to unfold and discover. We had great fun and many laughts discovering everything this book offers. I am going to buy a second book for backup.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Very Highly Recommended

    This is a fabulous POP up Truly state of the art!

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