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Batman: Animated
- by Paul Dini, Chip Kidd
- Softcover/Hardcover
- Paperback: 164 pages
- Publisher: HarperEntertainment; (January 1999)

From Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Paul Dini and acclaimed designer Chip Kidd comes Batman Animated, the behind-the-scenes story of the hit show the revolutionized TV animation and brought a stunning new look to the legendary caped crusader! Granted unprecedented access to the archives of the Warner Bros. animation studio, Chip Kidd has combined breathtaking photographs by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear, with never-before-seen pre-production and finished artwork. Dini's text takes you throgh the show's history, offering entertaining and informative commentary on the series' development. Introduction by series producer/designer Bruce Timm. Full-color throughout.

How To Draw Batman
- Written Ty Templeton
- Paperback: 40 pages
- Publisher: Walter Foster Pub; (February 1998)

Join professional comic book artist Ty Templeton as he reveals the secrets of how to draw Batman like a pro!

Inside you'll find in-depth guides that take you through the process of comic book figure drawing, from rough sketch to finished illustration, as well as basic drawing techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, drawing through, and more!

In addition to Batman, you'll also learn how to draw Robin, Batgirl, the Joker, Catwoman, and many other friends and foes of the Dark Knight. And, with helpful tips for rendering the Batmobile, Batcave, and other Gotham City locations, you'll be creating impressive Batman action scenes in no time!

So grab your art supplies and get drawing!


Mask of the Phantasm
- Written by Andrew Helfer (Adapter), Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
- Paperback
- Publisher: Skylark (January 1994)

During a midnight meeting at a local cemetery, Batman encounters a long-lost friend who knows secrets no mask or mysterious identity can hide. Original. Movie tie-in.

Mask of the Phantasm
- Written by Geary Gravel
- Paperback
- Publisher: Bantam (December 1993)

When a mysterious caped figure is seen leaving the scene of several murders of Gotham City crime lords, the police suspect that Batman is responsible

The Dragon and The Bat
- Written by Geary Gravel
- Paperback
- Publisher: Spectra (May 1994)

Wayne Enterprises is rocked by a series of thefts and Batman seeks out the evil ninja villain, Kyodai Ken, who is determined that Batman will meet a cruel fate. Original. TV tie-in.

Dual to the Death
- Written by Geary Gravel
- Paperback
- Publisher: Spectra (January 1994)

Left horribly disfigured after an explosion, district attorney Harvey Dent takes the name "Two Face" and begins a reign of terror that only Batman and Robin can stop. Original.

Shadows of the Past
- Written by Geary Gravel
- Paperback
- Publisher: Spectra (October 1993)

A novelization of the animated television series follows the Caped Crusader as he pursues the thug who is torching Gotham City's brownstones to make way for a sleazy new development and who has kidnapped well-connected Leslie Thompkins. Original.

Rise of Sin Tzu
- Written by Devin Grayson
- Paperback
- Publisher: Aspect (November 2003)

This novelization of the hot new video game from Ubi Soft Entertainment features a milestone in Dark Knight lore: the introduction of a new major villain, a criminal mastermind who vows to destroy Gotham City and its protector. Original.

- Written by James Raven, Randy Rogel, Boyd Kirkland, Bob Kane, Jay Leibold, Dave Coopery
- Paperback
- Publisher: Little Brown & Co (Juv Pap) (May 1997)

To save his wife, who is in suspended animation, Mr. Freeze returns to Gotham City and tries to force a doctor to perform organ transplant surgery, using Batgirl's living body as an organ source.

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Batman and Mr. Freeze
- Written by Geary Gravel
- Art by Brandon Kruse, Aluir Amancio, Glen Murakami, Paul Dini
- Susan Kantor (Editor), Shelagh Cannin
- Paperback: 24 pages
- Publisher: Golden Books (April 1997)

Batman and Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero
- Written by Shelagh Canning,Randy Rogel, Boyd Kirkland
- Art by Charlie Lagreca, Dan Veesenmeyer, Rob Leigh, Sam Laganaro
- Susan Kantor (Editor), Shelagh Cannin
- Paperback: 24 pages
- Publisher: Golden Books (August 1997)

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