The Boy Who Loved Batman

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Boy Who Loved Batman
  • Michael E. Uslan
  • English
  • 08 September 2017
  • 0811875504

About the Author: Michael E. Uslan

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The Boy Who Loved Batman Is Any Superhero Cooler Than Batman He S A Crime Fighting Vigilante With A Tragic Past, A Lawless Attitude, And A Seemingly Endless Supply Of High Tech Gadgetry In This Fully Illustrated Memoir, Author Michael Uslan Recalls His Journey From Early Childhood Fandom Through To The Decades He Spent On A Caped Crusade Of His Own To Bring Batman To The Silver Screen As The Dark, Serious Character He Was At Heart Uslan S Story Traces His Path From The Wilds Of New Jersey To The Limelight Of Hollywood, Following His Work As Executive Producer On Every Batman Film From Tim Burton S Re Envisioning To S The Dark Knight Rises Through It All, He Helped To Create One Of The Most Successful Pop Culture Franchises Of All Time

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10 thoughts on “The Boy Who Loved Batman

  1. Nicolo Yu says:

    This book was fun to read It s the memoir of Michael Uslan, producer of the Batman movies and comics fanboy of the highest order.His story reads like a textbook on comics history His pursuit of building a sizable collection of comic books put him in contact with various figures of early comics I likes how his narrative has infectious enthusiasm for all things comics, especially superheroes.His close ties with DC Comics ensured that his memoirs would be fabulously endowed with images of his fa This book was fun to read It s the memoir of Michael Uslan, producer of the Batman movies and comics fanboy of the highest order.His story reads like a textbook on comics history His pursuit of building a sizable collection of comic books put him in contact with various figures of early comics I likes how his narrative has infectious enthusiasm for all things comics, especially superheroes.His close ties with DC Comics ensured that his memoirs would be fabulously endowed with images of his favorite character, Batman I cannot emphasize enough how fun to read this was If you re comic book fan, this one is up your alley

  2. Jacobi says:

    I kind of loved this book Michael Uslan is a kid who had a simple dream to bring Batman to the silver screen with a tone that wasauthentic to the character than the 1960s TV show He wanted to help make a dark and brooding movie that would honor Batman s legacy as left by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and all of the other amazing talents that have worked on the character in comics for decades This book is about Uslan making that happen The reason this book was so good is mainly because Usla I kind of loved this book Michael Uslan is a kid who had a simple dream to bring Batman to the silver screen with a tone that wasauthentic to the character than the 1960s TV show He wanted to help make a dark and brooding movie that would honor Batman s legacy as left by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and all of the other amazing talents that have worked on the character in comics for decades This book is about Uslan making that happen The reason this book was so good is mainly because Uslan has lived a very interesting life Uslan is the Forrest Gump of comics, being around to rub elbows with much of comic s royalty in their creative heydays or to experience some of comics biggest happenings first hand There are a ton of neat anecdotes in this book for the person interesting in comic book history Outside of that, Uslan s personal life was pretty interesting to learn about Him creating a comic book club as kid, the tales of the mean shop owner that wouldn t sell him comics easily, creating a comic zine in HS, him and his buddies shopping for golden age comics at flea markets, becoming the world s first credited professor of comics and time spent at Indiana, his time at law school, his young professional life at United Artist Studios, etc I was really into all of it This book also is a compelling story because of Uslan s passion to make Batman movies, and the lengths he went to to follow that dream It s inspirational in that sense seeing a person decide to do something, and then put in the work get the bloody knuckles from knocking on doors to make it happen There is a lot of stuff on that topic I took away from this book The physical book is also really pretty I don t usually notice the package books come in, but the design of the physical book is really pleasing I was sure Chip Kidd worked on this, because it has that level of care and detail work in it.There is one drawback to this book When Uslan actually gets to the part of the book when he talks about producing the Batman movies, he only talks about them in broad terms To spend 3 4ths of the book talking about this passion of his, only to achieve that goal, but not talk about it in any real detail was a little disappointing However, I realize this book isn t about the making of the Batman movies, but about Uslan s dream of getting to make those movies, so it is fitting that a lot of attention isn t paid to the actual production of the movies That information can be found in other sources I still would have liked to seeof it here, though Especially, how he felt when Batman Forever and Batman and Robin were made To be so disappointed in the 1960s show as a kid, only to end up producing the modern equivalent of that as an adult should have been addressed in somedetail It s always good to come across a book that you can hardly put down

  3. Mark Fallon says:

    Did you know that for some people, their dreams really do come true That s the case for Michael Uslan, who fell in love with comic books as a young boy, and went on not only to write Batman comics, but produce the Batman movies.While it helps, you don t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy this book It s amazing to read about Uslan s journey, as he chases, and ultimately fulfills, his unrealistic dreams His love for life, and his love for the people in his life who supported him along the w Did you know that for some people, their dreams really do come true That s the case for Michael Uslan, who fell in love with comic books as a young boy, and went on not only to write Batman comics, but produce the Batman movies.While it helps, you don t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy this book It s amazing to read about Uslan s journey, as he chases, and ultimately fulfills, his unrealistic dreams His love for life, and his love for the people in his life who supported him along the way, is a good role model for everyone

  4. Mike says:

    A review from my free e magazine PopFam.com Pop Culture for Familieshttp www.popfam.com The Boy Who Loved Batman Chronicle Books by Michael UslanReader Appeal Teens and adultsGenre MemoirPopFam Rating B When Mikey Uslan was in third grade, his buddy Barry Milberg gave him some startling news There was a new superhero comic book that starred four exciting characters Barry couldn t remember exactly who they were BUT they were only available at Old Man Tepid s store.According to Mikey, A review from my free e magazine PopFam.com Pop Culture for Familieshttp www.popfam.com The Boy Who Loved Batman Chronicle Books by Michael UslanReader Appeal Teens and adultsGenre MemoirPopFam Rating B When Mikey Uslan was in third grade, his buddy Barry Milberg gave him some startling news There was a new superhero comic book that starred four exciting characters Barry couldn t remember exactly who they were BUT they were only available at Old Man Tepid s store.According to Mikey, Going into Tepid s meant taking your life into your hands You went in only when there was no hope of finding a particular comic at the other stores within a bike riding radius of Asbury Park Undaunted, Mikey screwed up his courage and braved his way through Tepid s front doors The old man was there, wearing a Hitler mustache and frowning as usual As Mike looked through the racks of new comics, Tepid pounced, Quit reading them comic books, kid This ain t a library, he said You bend it, you buy it And if you ain t got the ten cents, I ll lock you up in the bathroom in the back of the store Mikey shook like a leaf as he scanned the comics, but he discovered his buddy Barry was right There was a new superhero team a group that Marvel comics was calling the Fantastic Four After a moment, the third grader dropped a dime in front of Tepid to purchase a copy I ll let Mikey tell you what happened next He stared at me with his Hitler eyes and Them antennae like eyebrows streaked with white, and he stormed over to his comic book rack He picked up the other three copies of Fantastic Four 1 I had been sifting through and raged at me You looked at ALL of these And now they re ruined, boy I didn t know I could spoil a comic book simply by looking at it He demanded that I now buy all four copies and wanted threedimes or I d never leave his storeThank God I had 30 extra cents in my pocket It was the emergency change my mom had figured I might need some day for an extra milk or chocolate vanilla Dixie cup In abject fear, I handed over the rest of my money to this comic book terrorist Well, little Michael Uslan, survived his close encounter of the comic book bully kind, and grew to be an insatiable fan of all kinds of superheroes so much so that he taught the first college accredited class on comics when he was a teen Then worked for DC Comics as a young adult Then managed to buy the film rights to DC heroes like Swamp Thing and Batmanand even became the multi million dollar producer of all the blockbuster Batman movies of recent history including Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.Uslan tells his whole story Tepid and all in the rousing and entertaining book, The Boy Who Loved Batman His fanboy fueled quest to reinvent Batman for the big screen takes a few side streets on the way to its destination, but the scenery along the way is still a fun ride.Lushly produced with four color interior artwork and oversized hardcover binding, Michael s journey is a trip that Dark Knight fans in your home will want to take Reading The Boy Who Loved Batman is like sitting around the dinner table listening to a beloved uncle tell a few yarns from his childhood Maybe some of the facts have been embellished, but so what Just hearing stories about creeps like Old Man Tepid, or the time Michael and his friends crashed a press briefing of then presidential candidate George McGovern is still worth it all.Oh, and by the way, it turns out that Old Man Tepid actually did little Mikey a favor Today an original, 10 cent copy of Fantastic Four 1 is worth over 50,000and Michael Uslan owns FOUR of them Teen and adult comics fans will enjoy The Boy Who Loved Batman, but one warning for parents Be aware that because of some adult subject matter and the author s frequent though usually funny use of profanity, some may find the content of this book to be unsuitable for their children or for immature teens Parents are encouraged to read The Boy Who Loved Batman first to determine if it s appropriate for their kids MN

  5. A.K. Adler says:

    If you are of an age where you can remember the excitement of the release of Tim Burton s original 1989 Batman movie, and were a fan of comic books for a decade or two leading up to that point, then it s pretty much impossible not to be swept up with this memoir It s the tale of a boy who, so affronted by the silliness of the 1966 Batman TV show and how it distorted the public perception of Batman, built a life and career devoted to the goal of bringing the dark, proper version of Batman to cin If you are of an age where you can remember the excitement of the release of Tim Burton s original 1989 Batman movie, and were a fan of comic books for a decade or two leading up to that point, then it s pretty much impossible not to be swept up with this memoir It s the tale of a boy who, so affronted by the silliness of the 1966 Batman TV show and how it distorted the public perception of Batman, built a life and career devoted to the goal of bringing the dark, proper version of Batman to cinematic life Spoiler he succeeds This journey to Batman redemption does deviate into a few side adventures along the way These side adventures, in fact, end up taking up most of the book, and I might have preferred it if just a littletime was spent on the story of the Batman movie creation But, nevertheless, it s still a charming read about a fascinating life.If you are not of an age where you can remember the excitement of the release of Tim Burton s original 1989 Batman movie, and were a fan of comic books for a decade or two leading up to that point, then you have my pity

  6. Sherry says:

    An unexpected delight My husband brought it back from the library and I stole it before he could get his hands on it I m so glad I did Some language, but for some odd reason it seemed to be appropriate and even funny here Now if only Tim Burton would get crackin on his memoirs.

  7. Paul Hankins says:

    Super example of what memoir might look like in the secondary classroom with some reader advisory Comic and graphic novel readers would line up around the door to see a book like this one I have a colleague that is just waiting for the first day of school to grab this one up

  8. Camilo Guerra says:

    Maravilloso Sabia que Uslan sabia de comics y era responsable de llevar a Batman al cine, pero el libro nos permite conocer su vida ,desde una infancia rodeado de comics ,su paso por el colegio,universidad, madurez y como nunca dejo que sus sue os murieran por dif ciles que fueran los momentos, y si fue much simo tiempo, una lucha larga pero el la cuenta con cari o y as la recibes como lector, me encanto saber de sus viajes y b squedas de comics en m ltiples lugares, de lo que sufri al no enc Maravilloso Sabia que Uslan sabia de comics y era responsable de llevar a Batman al cine, pero el libro nos permite conocer su vida ,desde una infancia rodeado de comics ,su paso por el colegio,universidad, madurez y como nunca dejo que sus sue os murieran por dif ciles que fueran los momentos, y si fue much simo tiempo, una lucha larga pero el la cuenta con cari o y as la recibes como lector, me encanto saber de sus viajes y b squedas de comics en m ltiples lugares, de lo que sufri al no encontrar trabajo en varias ocasiones, de la triste historia de Otto Binder, su paso pro DC Comicses un libro cargado de comics, cari o y amor, adem s se agradece la elecci n del material gr fico de su archivo personal y de varias compa ias, muy superior a otros del mismo genero te hablo a ti, Haley Campbell en EL ARTE DE NEIL GAIMAN

  9. Eric Klee says:

    I must admit that, although I ve read Batman comics since the early 1980s, am familiar with writers and artists, am a big movie fan, and seen all of the Batman movies multiple times, I had never before heard of Michael Uslan That didn t stop me from reading this book, though The colorful cover and subject matter immediately drew my attention.At first I thought Uslan was just a huge fan of comic books and their characters I wasn t aware of the magnitude of his contributions to comics and super I must admit that, although I ve read Batman comics since the early 1980s, am familiar with writers and artists, am a big movie fan, and seen all of the Batman movies multiple times, I had never before heard of Michael Uslan That didn t stop me from reading this book, though The colorful cover and subject matter immediately drew my attention.At first I thought Uslan was just a huge fan of comic books and their characters I wasn t aware of the magnitude of his contributions to comics and superhero movies Why had I never heard his name before Uslan s stories and writing are strongest when he s telling tales of his youth when comic books were gaining popularity, were bought at the corner drugstore, and were sometimes considered just funny books by unknowing adults These are all subjects to which the average comic book geek in their 30s 40s 50s 60s can relate.Less interesting are Uslan s stories of his own personal life and memoirs, as I don t think that he has the celebrity status for any of these tales to be truly noteworthy It s like reading your next door neighbor s journal I didn t really care about Uslan s time as a radio DJ or meeting his girlfriend wife Uslan would have done better to have included manytales of his youth than his early adulthood His stories of buying comics at the local drugstore were hilarious, nostalgic, and took me back to asimpler time However, most fascinating were his revealing tales of superhero history and myths, such as the introduction of Batgirl to prove that there was no homosexual agenda in the Batman comics These types of tales were truly entertaining, insightful, and educational.As much of a trip down memory lane Uslan s stories are for comic book fans, I don t think the stories have mass appeal Non comic books wouldn t appreciate everything Uslan describes, and they certainly couldn t relate to his enthusiasm, giving this book a limited audience I do, however, recommend this book for avid comic book fans and readers who grew up reading comics in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, if only for the comic book related stories

  10. Shannon says:

    This is a great book that discusses Uslan s personal history with comics, specifically Batman I got to hear Michael Uslan speak at 2011 Comic con, and As soon as his book came out I grabbed it He is the reason we have serious comic book movies today Without him, we would be stuck with the campy Batman from the 60 s Michael Uslan practically invented Geek Cred, attending the first Comic Convention in New York, Teaching the first Comic Book Class, Writing the first book about Comics, and being This is a great book that discusses Uslan s personal history with comics, specifically Batman I got to hear Michael Uslan speak at 2011 Comic con, and As soon as his book came out I grabbed it He is the reason we have serious comic book movies today Without him, we would be stuck with the campy Batman from the 60 s Michael Uslan practically invented Geek Cred, attending the first Comic Convention in New York, Teaching the first Comic Book Class, Writing the first book about Comics, and being the producer of Batman, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Fun fact the first person to ask Michael Uslan for his autograph, was Sami Remi A great quote On Making the gadgets were real in Batman Beings The final element that the audience had to believe in was all the technology and gadgetry If the people sitting in the theaters didn t believe in it all, the picture might not work So how did Christopher Nolan convince them it was real In his genius, he hired Morgan Freeman to TELL everyone it was real Well, if Morgan Freeman says it s real, it MUST be Hell, I believed him I believe anything Morgan freeman says If you are at all interested in comics, comic book movies, comic con, or Hollywood read this book If you are a recent graduate with no job lined up Read this book If you have a dream, and are not sure how to accomplish it read this book All in All Read this book