on 11 February 2006
I am mad about comics,but only knew about marvel comics and i was desparate to find out about DC.i saw the DC encyclopedia on amazon and i got it for my 12th birthday.I was amazed by all the infomation in it!I have learned a great deal from it and found my new favorite super team,the teen titans.It also includeds many of DC's famous super heros like the flash,wonder woman,batman and superman.It runs down through the alphabet listing the famous and infamous of DC's charicters.It is a must have for comic fans and i strongly recomend it.Excelsior and happy reading!
Including hundreds of heroes and villains from the DC Universe as well as short entries for important places, events and equipment, the DC Comics Encyclopaedia is a book that would be useful for both those new to DC's comics as well as those who have read them for years.
Having been published in 2004 this book is currently somewhat out of date but this is only to be expected with a book focussing on something with an ever expanding universe. As someone relatively new to the world of DC I have found this book invaluable as a place to look for information on characters that I come across who I know little to nothing about. Many of the entries in this book are rather short but they are all informative including a brief biography and a picture of the character detailed. The book could do with some proof reading in places but overall this is a well researched and informative encyclopaedia.
on 21 August 2008
The minute you pick the book up you just know you're in for a treat. It's big. It's heavy. And it's home to every super-powered DC character you can think of - and then some. It bulges with page after page of drop-dead gorgeous artwork, and (perhaps surprisingly) information about many of the heroes and villains that you won't even find in the pages of Wiki.
This mighty tome has to be one of the most definitive pieces of work about the occupants of the DC universe ever.
It's hard to imagine how any collection can be complete without it.