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Boy Who Loved Batman (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 01/09/2011
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This is a lavishly illustrated memoir about a boy who loved Batman and would grow up to turn his passion into a vision of the Dark Knight, and ultimately one of the most successful pop culture franchises of all time. When he was eight, Michael Uslan fell in love with the comic book character known as Batman. He watched unhappily as the dark, serious superhero he knew and loved was turned into the camp '60s TV show starring Adam West, and in 1979 he purchased the film rights to Batman with the goal of realizing his infinitely cooler vision of the caped crusader. After ten years of desparately pitching a film that no one wanted, he sold and then produced Tim Burton's critically acclaimed and phenomonally popular re-telling of Batman. Twenty years later, having produced every Batman film to date, Ulsan finally brought his full vision of Batman to the screen with The Dark Knight. Michael, a consummate story-teller, recounts his story here, in a memoir that will draw in comics and movie fans, film students, and of course, people throughout the world who love Batman.

Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811875509
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 254 x 188 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

NEAL ADAMS, CREATOR\'S ADVOCATE AND ARTIST AND WRITER OF BATMAN
\"Who in the world is lucky enough to have a grand dream, then to enter it, embrace it, and have it become part of their life? Michael Uslan is just such a blessed person. His name and persona is forever linked to the Batman. Isn t that the coolest damn thing you ever heard?\"



\"Don't miss this spellbinding tale of one man who saw what Batman was-and realized what he could become. See how Michael Uslan took a comic book hero and, through the magic of motion pictures, helped transform him into a world-wide icon!" -Stan Lee, Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics and Chairman of Pow! Entertainment, co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, and The Hulk



\"Michael Uslan writes exciting superhero stories, produces blockbuster superhero films, curates historic superhero exhibitions Readers of this fascinating insider's look at how comics and movies are made will discover the biggest secret known to all of us in the business: Michael Uslan is a superhero!" -Jerry Robinson, co-creator of the Joker and Robin the Boy Wonder



This story is such an inspiration for anyone looking to make his or her passion into a lifetime career. Michael reached his goal of restoring the integrity of Batman because he never gave up!" -Malin Akerman, Silk Spectre II in the film Watchmen



Michael Uslan brought comic books to academia in the 1970s with class (figuratively and literally) and he brought Batman to Hollywood a decade later with the same sort of integrity. I've been reading or watching his work since my youth and the intellect always shined through - now with his memoir I also see the emotional backbeat of his hero's journey. -Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times



\"Mike Uslan went 'firmly in the direction of his dreams, ' as Henry David Thoreau suggested, and on the journey helped redefine popular culture and confer respectability on a maligned art form. Mike's is a great American success story and The Boy Who Loved Batman is a terrific read." -Dennis O'Neil, comic book writer and editor of many works, including Green Lantern, Batman, and The Shadow


DOWN AND OUT CHIC
\"Great read. Pick it up when it comes out.\"



An inspirational tale of how one individual, armed only with a lifelong desire of restoring dignity to his beloved Batman, can prevail against all odds and emerge triumphant, forever altering the pop-culture landscape in the process. Informative, warmly witty and deeply human, it should be required reading, not just for comic book and movie fans like me, but for anyone looking for a concrete plan to make their own dreams come true! -Mark Hamill, voice of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and Arkham Asylum video game, creator of the Dark Horse comic, The Black Pearl, and Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy



\"The fact that Mike Uslan has developed his love for comic books into a full-blown (and very successful) career is nothing short of amazing. It's a wonderful world. -Joe Kubert, comic book artist of Sgt. Rock, Hawkman, Tarzan, Tor, and Flash



"Michael Uslan writes exciting superhero stories, produces blockbuster superhero films, curates historic superhero exhibitions Readers of this fascinating insider's look at how comics and movies are made will discover the biggest secret known to all of us in the business: Michael Uslan is a superhero!" -Jerry Robinson, co-creator of the Joker and Robin the Boy Wonder


NEAL ADAMS, CREATOR'S ADVOCATE AND ARTIST AND WRITER OF BATMAN
"Who in the world is lucky enough to have a grand dream, then to enter it, embrace it, and have it become part of their life? Michael Uslan is just such a blessed person. His name and persona is forever linked to the Batman. Isn't that the coolest damn thing you ever heard?"



"The fact that Mike Uslan has developed his love for comic books into a full-blown (and very successful) career is nothing short of amazing. It's a wonderful world. -Joe Kubert, comic book artist of Sgt. Rock, Hawkman, Tarzan, Tor, and Flash



"Mike Uslan went 'firmly in the direction of his dreams, ' as Henry David Thoreau suggested, and on the journey helped redefine popular culture and confer respectability on a maligned art form. Mike's is a great American success story and The Boy Who Loved Batman is a terrific read." -Dennis O'Neil, comic book writer and editor of many works, including Green Lantern, Batman, and The Shadow


DOWN AND OUT CHIC
"Great read. Pick it up when it comes out."



"Don't miss this spellbinding tale of one man who saw what Batman was-and realized what he could become. See how Michael Uslan took a comic book hero and, through the magic of motion pictures, helped transform him into a world-wide icon!" -Stan Lee, Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics and Chairman of Pow! Entertainment, co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, and The Hulk


"The fact that Mike Uslan has developed his love for comic books into a full-blown (and very successful) career is nothing short of amazing. It's a wonderful world."
-Joe Kubert, comic book artist of Sgt. Rock, Hawkman, Tarzan, Tor, and Flash
"This story is such an inspiration for anyone looking to make his or her passion into a lifetime career. Michael reached his goal of restoring the integrity of Batman because he never gave up!"
-Malin Akerman, Silk Spectre II in the film Watchmen
"Who in the world is lucky enough to have a "grand dream," then to enter it, embrace it, and have it become part of their life? Michael Uslan is just such a blessed person. His name and persona is forever linked to the Batman. Isn't that the coolest damn thing you ever heard?"
-Neal Adams, Creator's Advocate and artist and writer of Batman, X-Men, Crazyman, and Blood
"Michael Uslan brought comic books to academia in the 1970s with class (figuratively and literally) and he brought Batman to Hollywood a decade later with the same sort of integrity. I've been reading or watching his work since my youth and the intellect always shined through - now with his memoir I also see the emotional backbeat of his hero's journey."
-Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times
"Michael Uslan writes exciting superhero stories, produces blockbuster superhero films, curates historic superhero exhibitions. Readers of this fascinating insider's look at how comics and movies are made will discover the biggest secret known to all of us in the business: Michael Uslan is a superhero!"
-Jerry Robinson, co-creator of the Joker and Robin the Boy Wonder
"Mike Uslan went 'firmly in the direction of his dreams, ' as Henry David Thoreau suggested, and on the journey helped redefine popular culture and confer respectability on a maligned art form. Mike's is a great American success story and The Boy Who Loved Batman is a terrific read."
-Dennis O'Neil, comic book writer and editor of many works, including Green Lantern, Batman, and The Shadow
"An inspirational tale of how one individual, armed only with a lifelong desire of restoring dignity to his beloved Batman, can prevail against all odds and emerge triumphant, forever altering the pop-culture landscape in the process. Informative, warmly witty and deeply human, it should be required reading, not just for comic book and movie fans like me, but for anyone looking for a concrete plan to make their own dreams come true!"
-Mark Hamill, voice of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and Arkham Asylum video game, creator of the Dark Horse comic, The Black Pearl, and Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy
"Don't miss this spellbinding tale of one man who saw what Batman was-and realized what he could become. See how Michael Uslan took a comic book hero and, through the magic of motion pictures, helped transform him into a world-wide icon!"
-Stan Lee, Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics and Chairman of Pow! Entertainment, co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, and The Hulk

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