Subject: Batman phenomenon. Non-fiction. Publication date: 2000. Condition: The dust jacket shows some marks of wear and is lightly creased along the top edge, but is generally in very good condition. Internally, the book is clean, tight and unmarked - as new. Content: An academic monograph that traces the various ways in which Batman has been interpreted over the years - by wartime film producers, gay teenagers, pop artists, Internet fan communities, and so on. Written from both an academic and a fan's perspective, is examines how a character can be a brand and a myth at the same time. The book draws on substantial research from the DC Comics archives, as well as interviews with DC editors and writers. Also included is a comprehensive Batman iconography, listing examples of how Batman has been used as a reference in other TV shows, movies, fast food restaurants, and more.