DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains
By Randall Lotowycz
(Workman Publishing, Hardcover, 9780761158561, 76pp.)
Publication Date: May 2010
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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.