The Boy Who Loved Batman

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Boy Who Loved Batman
  • Michael E. Uslan
  • English
  • 17 February 2018
  • 0811875504

About the Author: Michael E. Uslan

Michael E Uslan born June 2, 1952 is a producer of the Batman movies and was the first instructor to teach an accredited course on comic book folklore at any university.Uslan is best known as a producer of all of the modern Batman films to date, starting with Tim Burton s 1989 film, and continuing to 2012 s The Dark Knight Rises and also including various feature length films based on the Batman The Animated Series and The Batman.


The Boy Who Loved BatmanIs 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 1989 Re Envisioning To 2012 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. Bart says:

    Really fun read love song to comic books and the industry and an eventful life Where it comes a little short is Uslan doesn t go too in depth with the actual making of Batman 1989 or any of the follow up movies There was a lot of drama that went into the film, and there s some real juicy stories that could have been told, though I imagine Uslan probably avoided going too in depth in order to preserve existing working relationships.But as a story of a person who grew up in a small town in Really fun read love song to comic books and the industry and an eventful life Where it comes a little short is Uslan doesn t go too in depth with the actual making of Batman 1989 or any of the follow up movies There was a lot of drama that went into the film, and there s some real juicy stories that could have been told, though I imagine Uslan probably avoided going too in depth in order to preserve existing working relationships.But as a story of a person who grew up in a small town in New Jersey and leveraged his love for comic books into a living, it s a great read

  5. Wes Shockley says:

    Heartfelt A great read.A story that is testimony to perseverance and pursuing your dreams It even invoked memories and emotions from my own childhood A great read that if not for the need for sleep I would not have put down For I am just another boy who loved Batman.

  6. 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 Uslan Reader 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 Mik 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 Uslan Reader 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

  7. Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson says:

    Michael s life long love affair with comics and the career path that opened for him as a result is an inspiring, uplifting and fun read He was the first person to teach a comics course at a university and things went from there The book is organized in a somewhat non linear fashion with lots of sidebars, photos and interesting facts as well as his own story as the producer of all the Batman films Michael often speaks to students and he is as exciting to hear as he is in telling his story in t Michael s life long love affair with comics and the career path that opened for him as a result is an inspiring, uplifting and fun read He was the first person to teach a comics course at a university and things went from there The book is organized in a somewhat non linear fashion with lots of sidebars, photos and interesting facts as well as his own story as the producer of all the Batman films Michael often speaks to students and he is as exciting to hear as he is in telling his story in this book This is a wonderful behind the scenes look at how comics and the film world come together I got this book for my favorite guys the first year it came out and to a man they were thrilled

  8. Liam says:

    I went into this book with a good feeling I ended with a good feeling This book is very heartwarming In fact I did not know anything about this guy until I read this book I really like how Michael used his knowledge of super hero s to get far in life The reason why I gave it 4 5 was because some parts of the book were a little corny Overall a solid read

  9. 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.

  10. 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