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Catwoman : the visual guide to the feline fatale
Beatty, Scott, 1969-
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 2004.
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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PN6728.C387 B33 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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reveals every possible aspect of this fascinating, enigmatic she-rogue as she has appeared in DC comic books for more than six thrill-packed decades.

Author Notes

Scott Beatty earned his Master of Arts degree in fiction writing at Iowa State University. A former English teacher, radio personality and magazine editor, Beatty is also the author of DK's Batman: The Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight . A comic book fan since before he could read or write, Beatty's credits include over 60 DC Comics publications and "Secret Files" comic books. He longs for Superman's super-strength every time he's forced to move his comic book collection.

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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Simon Furman's Transformers0 . Gr. 6-12. What kind of equipment does Catwoman carry? Where did the Transformers come from? How did Catwoman become who she is? These two oversize, illustration-rich books, on slick paper typical of DK, have all the answers, allowing new readers to come into an established comic character's world without wondering what they have missed. They are also a great way for fans to revisit or understand more about a character's background. In Catwoman0 the art is lush and varied, covering nearly 65 years of history. Transformers0 uses art to great effect to provide "technical" specs of the robots that readers know and love or want to learn about. --Tina Coleman Copyright 2004 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Adult/High School-With images taken from the original DC Comics books, this montage spans more than 60 years of the femme fatale's career, beginning with her first appearance as "The Cat" in Batman #1. In classic DK style, each oversized spread highlights a different aspect of Catwoman's world, including family and friends, weaponry, her crimes, homes, modes of transport, her catsuit, and her on-again/off-again relationship with Batman. Also included is a six-page time line that covers, in depth, all the major events of her career. Fans of Catwoman, as well as Batman, will be asking for this guide. Keep in mind that, unlike previous books in the series, this title has overtly sexual images.-Karen T. Bilton, Somerset County Library, Bridgewater, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.