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Revamped, redesigned, and fully updated to include the newest storylines, the DC Comics Encyclopedia is the definitive, indispensable guide to the characters and worlds of the DC Comics Universe. Created in full collaboration with DC Comics, this easy-to use A-to-Z guide is the most comprehensive reference book on the DC Comics characters. Packed with information and thrill Revamped, redesigned, and fully updated to include the newest storylines, the DC Comics Encyclopedia is the definitive, indispensable guide to the characters and worlds of the DC Comics Universe. Created in full collaboration with DC Comics, this easy-to use A-to-Z guide is the most comprehensive reference book on the DC Comics characters. Packed with information and thrilling comic book art, this one-volume encyclopedia features more than 1,100 characters, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, and much more. The new edition of the DC Comics Encyclopedia brings everything up to date, providing an accessible, compelling, and lavishly illustrated guide to the dynamics of the DC Comics Universe. All DC characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s16)


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Revamped, redesigned, and fully updated to include the newest storylines, the DC Comics Encyclopedia is the definitive, indispensable guide to the characters and worlds of the DC Comics Universe. Created in full collaboration with DC Comics, this easy-to use A-to-Z guide is the most comprehensive reference book on the DC Comics characters. Packed with information and thrill Revamped, redesigned, and fully updated to include the newest storylines, the DC Comics Encyclopedia is the definitive, indispensable guide to the characters and worlds of the DC Comics Universe. Created in full collaboration with DC Comics, this easy-to use A-to-Z guide is the most comprehensive reference book on the DC Comics characters. Packed with information and thrilling comic book art, this one-volume encyclopedia features more than 1,100 characters, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, and much more. The new edition of the DC Comics Encyclopedia brings everything up to date, providing an accessible, compelling, and lavishly illustrated guide to the dynamics of the DC Comics Universe. All DC characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s16)

30 review for DC Comics Encyclopedia Updated Edition

  1. 4 out of 5

    Hasham Rasool

    I am a huge fan of DC Comics! I love this book wholeheartedly. This book allows the readers to get know each character in DC Comics. If you are a fan of DC Comics then I would massively recommended you to read this book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    DC Comics Encyclopedia Author: Alan Cowsill, Alex Irvine, Steve Korte, Matt Manning, Stephen Wiacek, Sven Wilson, Scott Beatty, Robert Greenberger, Phil Jimenez, Nick Jones, Dan Wallace Publisher: DK Penguin-Random House Published In: New York Date: 2016 Pgs: 368 _________________________________________________ REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS Summary: Revamped, redesigned, and fully updated to include the New 52 and Rebirth storylines, this is the definitive, until next time, and indispensable, until they r DC Comics Encyclopedia Author: Alan Cowsill, Alex Irvine, Steve Korte, Matt Manning, Stephen Wiacek, Sven Wilson, Scott Beatty, Robert Greenberger, Phil Jimenez, Nick Jones, Dan Wallace Publisher: DK Penguin-Random House Published In: New York Date: 2016 Pgs: 368 _________________________________________________ REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS Summary: Revamped, redesigned, and fully updated to include the New 52 and Rebirth storylines, this is the definitive, until next time, and indispensable, until they reboot and change things next time, guide to the characters and worlds of the DC Comics Universe. Created in full collaboration with DC Comics, features more than 1,100 characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, and much more. _________________________________________________ Genre: Literature Fiction History Criticism Reference Encyclopedia Subject Guides Art Comics Superheroes Why this book: I’ve loved this kind of thing since Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. _________________________________________________ Favorite Entry: Aquaman; Black Alice; Black Hand; Black Racer The Feel: I love the backstory and meat on the bones that you get with these. I know that all of this info is available on DC Wikia and other sources. There’s just something about a real book. And in this format, I’ll end up glancing at entries that I wouldn’t ever come across online. Favorite Scene / Quote: At one time, I was a weekly and multi-comic reader. But overtime, and reboots, I fell away. I read the occasional trade now. So many of the stories referenced in the Encyclo are either new to me or I have a cursory knowledge of that I’m drawing more enjoyment than I expected from them. Very nice primer on where their universe stood a year ago. Word Choice / Usage: Birds of Prey entry: Batgirl unites her sisterly allies… ...really? Plot Holes/Out of Character: Some entries glaringly contradict others. Error - The Secret Society of Supervillains entry refers to their first facing the Crime Syndicate in the 60s. A villain group may have faced off with the CSA in one of their 60s appearances, but the SSOSV’s first appearance was in 1976. The two groups do face each other during the primary run of that title. Hmm Moments: This mentions the end of Nu52 and the beginning of Rebirth. Wonder how out of date some of these entries already are. The updated Alpha Centurion sounds a bit like Aztek. Reading this makes me want to start writing fan fic again. Want. Not that I will. _________________________________________________ Last Page Sound: That’s a lotta info. Knee Jerk Reaction: glad I read it Disposition of Book: Irving Public Library South Campus Irving, TX Dewey Decimal System: 741-5973 DC Would recommend to: genre fans _________________________________________________

  3. 4 out of 5

    Douglas Gibson

    I loved this book! The only thing preventing me from giving it an "it was amazing" rating is that for the fact that for most of the characters the majority of the information comes from the New 52 reboots (which I understand was the most current incarnation at the time this was written). But I would have preferred for characters that have 30 plus years of history (which is the majority of the characters in the book) that their complex backgrounds and histories would have been given more than a f I loved this book! The only thing preventing me from giving it an "it was amazing" rating is that for the fact that for most of the characters the majority of the information comes from the New 52 reboots (which I understand was the most current incarnation at the time this was written). But I would have preferred for characters that have 30 plus years of history (which is the majority of the characters in the book) that their complex backgrounds and histories would have been given more than a few sentences in a text box called "For the Record." Aside from my own bias on that issue- this book is a great resource!! I have used it over a dozen times to look up characters and find clarification as I read my comics. I guess they'll be writing another edition in a year or two to help clarify all the reboots that occurred to the continuity after Rebirth.

  4. 4 out of 5

    RumBelle

    I read the first version of this that was published in 2004, and loved it. Reading this updated edition was all the more enjoyable. It added newer information about the characters, and their story-lines, up through 2016. The art was, as always, impeccable. Reading superhero, and super-villain, character biographies is always enjoyable for me. This book allows you to better understand the characters that inhabit the world of DC comics. Every character you read about is interesting, and intriguing I read the first version of this that was published in 2004, and loved it. Reading this updated edition was all the more enjoyable. It added newer information about the characters, and their story-lines, up through 2016. The art was, as always, impeccable. Reading superhero, and super-villain, character biographies is always enjoyable for me. This book allows you to better understand the characters that inhabit the world of DC comics. Every character you read about is interesting, and intriguing.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ben Truong

    DC Comics Encyclopedia Updated Edition is a visual encyclopedic reference book about the DC Universe compiled and contributed by (in alphabetical order) Alan Cowsill (AC), Alexander Irvine (AI), Steven Korté (SK), Matthew K. Manning (MM), Stephen "Win" Wiacek (WW), and Sven Wilson (SW). One could tell who wrote which entry by their initials provided above. DC Comics Encyclopedia is a colorful visual encyclopedia with entries varying in length from an eighth of a page for a minor character with ha DC Comics Encyclopedia Updated Edition is a visual encyclopedic reference book about the DC Universe compiled and contributed by (in alphabetical order) Alan Cowsill (AC), Alexander Irvine (AI), Steven Korté (SK), Matthew K. Manning (MM), Stephen "Win" Wiacek (WW), and Sven Wilson (SW). One could tell who wrote which entry by their initials provided above. DC Comics Encyclopedia is a colorful visual encyclopedia with entries varying in length from an eighth of a page for a minor character with half-page spread, full page spread, two-page spread for the major character depending on how prominent they are and two two-page spread (four pages) to the Trinity (Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman). Each entry from A.R.G.U.S. to Maxie Zeus has the basic stats in a box: their real names, height, weight, hair and eye color, their debuts and current version (i.e. New 52), their power and abilities, and the allies, enemies, and associations. Their entries are short and concise to give a sense of the superhero, super-villain, and team in question. It is primarily focused on the rebooted version of the characters, but in many entries, they mentioned the previous incarnations. Aside from the encyclopedia and the entries itself, there is a two-page spread about the history of the DC Universe from the Golden Age of Comics to the current age – the Modern Age. It is very brief, but highlights the main events of each Comic Age. At the end, a Roll Call section that spotlights characters that would be too brief for an eighth of a page section. Instead, they are listed here in an eighteenth of a page. There are eighteen pages in all with 323 entries from Abra Kadabra to Zuggernaut. A detail index is rather helpful to find out how many times a character appears in the encyclopedia with their own entry bolded. The editors and writers had down a wonderful job of collecting the extremely vast information on the DC Universe. It is far from exhaustive, but that would take volumes to do, but this tomb is more than adequate for what it sets out to do – to give a visual history of the DC Universe. As a Robin lover, I was disappointed not to see an entry for Red Robin/Tim Drake. He is mentioned throughout the encyclopedia, but he does not even get an eighteenth of a page entry of his own. All in all, DC Comics Encyclopedia Update Edition was wonderfully constructed and illustrated reference of many of the superheroes, super-villains, teams, and races of the DC Universe.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nihal Vrana

    I don't know why I like to read this kind of stuff, but since my childhood I do. This Universe creation thing is so appealing to me. That said, having read a similar book for Marvel, the DC Universe is considerably weaker in structure and character quality. Of course, there is nothing like Watchmen or the Vertigo lines in Marvel; but overall Marvel is a more interesting Universe with more interesting characters. The saving grace for DC is Batman and his Villain and supporting character gallery. I don't know why I like to read this kind of stuff, but since my childhood I do. This Universe creation thing is so appealing to me. That said, having read a similar book for Marvel, the DC Universe is considerably weaker in structure and character quality. Of course, there is nothing like Watchmen or the Vertigo lines in Marvel; but overall Marvel is a more interesting Universe with more interesting characters. The saving grace for DC is Batman and his Villain and supporting character gallery. What is ruining DC is the whole Lantern Corps and Galactic shenanigans. This coming up with a new Lantern corp whenever you need one was a very bad idea (Given the how comics used to be printed, it is a shame that they didn't have Cyan and Magenta Lantern corps). Legion of Heroes and Apokalyps/Darkseid lines are equally weak, but they cover an important part of the overall DC structure. It was good to learn about it though.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Prince William Public Library System

    The DC Comics Encyclopedia by DC Comics This isn't really a book but I still read it and it was.. AWESOME! I've learned so much about my favorite hero The Flash along with one others and I've discovered new hero's well new to me because I didn't know of them. But anyways It's Amazing and if you're a DC Comics fan then you should definitely get this. --Sakina A., PWPLS Teen Reader http://librarycatalog.pwcgov.org/pola...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Josh McInnis

    Bought both the marvel and dc dk editions and found the dc edition it be worth the money, character info is extremely detailed and the overall encyclopedia was very well made. 👍👏👏

  9. 5 out of 5

    Polo Gutierrez

    You missed Tim Drake and Kyle Rayner bio, both very important in the DC story, other than that I love the encyclopedia, cant wait to read a new one with the "Rebirth" characters.

  10. 4 out of 5

    vivi ivy

    DK is one of the best and they didn’t disappoint me with this one! Very simplified compared to the last edition. Some of the characters I didn’t even remembered existed appeared in this book and I was so surprised.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Alcock

  12. 4 out of 5

    Colin

  13. 5 out of 5

    Florian

  14. 4 out of 5

    Zoe

  15. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Patterson

  16. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Kerr

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sean Sessler

  18. 4 out of 5

    Joel Gordon

  19. 5 out of 5

    Chandramouli Mondal

  20. 5 out of 5

    MM

  21. 4 out of 5

    Bryan Coleman

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tanya

  23. 4 out of 5

    Daddy

  24. 4 out of 5

    Susmitha

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jason Suchecki

  26. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Sheetz

  27. 5 out of 5

    Haris Mohammad

  28. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

  29. 4 out of 5

    Juli Pellizzon

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lynne

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