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The Boy Who Loved Batman: A Memoir Hardcover – August 10, 2011
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"sure to please Bat-fans everywhere." -Booklist
"Michael Uslan brought comic books to academia in the 1970s with class (figuratively and literally) and he brought Batman to Hollywood a decade later with the same sort of integrity. I've been reading or watching his work since my youth and the intellect always shined through - now with his memoir I also see the emotional backbeat of his hero's journey."
-Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times
"For anyone with an interest in comics history or collecting The Boy Who Loved Batman is a must read. " Sci-Fi Bulletin
"Folks, buy this book. I PROMISE that it's going to make you laugh, cry (I did), and nod your head in a "That's me!" sorta way. The story and message of this book moved me tremendously. " -Batman on Film
"Five Stars. The Boy Who Loved Batman is an amazing read and will inspire you to fight for your dream. " - The NerdiestKids.com
"Don't miss this spellbinding tale of one man who saw what Batman was-and realized what he could become. See how Michael Uslan took a comic book hero and, through the magic of motion pictures, helped transform him into a world-wide icon!"
-Stan Lee, Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics and Chairman of Pow! Entertainment, co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, and The Hulk
"An inspirational tale of how one individual, armed only with a lifelong desire of restoring dignity to his beloved Batman, can prevail against all odds and emerge triumphant, forever altering the pop-culture landscape in the process. Informative, warmly witty and deeply human, it should be required reading, not just for comic book and movie fans like me, but for anyone looking for a concrete plan to make their own dreams come true!"
-Mark Hamill, voice of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and Arkham Asylum video game, creator of the Dark Horse comic, The Black Pearl, and Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy
"A rousing, entertaining tale of movie producer, Michael Uslan, and his fanboy-fueled quest to reinvent DC Comics' Batman for the big screen. Lushly produced with four-color interior artwork and oversized hardcover binding, this is a fun journey Dark Knight fans will want to take alongside Uslan, who was the driving force behind all the recent Batman movies" -Family Fans
"Who in the world is lucky enough to have a "grand dream," then to enter it, embrace it, and have it become part of their life? Michael Uslan is just such a blessed person. His name and persona is forever linked to the Batman. Isn't that the coolest damn thing you ever heard?"
-Neal Adams, Creator's Advocate and artist and writer of Batman, X-Men, Crazyman, and Blood
"The Boy Who Loved Batman should also be recommended as inspiration for young boys who dream of carrying on their love for superheroes into adulthood. Mike Uslan is proof that you don't have to leave all that behind and "grow up" to become a success.' - Cineweekly
"This story is such an inspiration for anyone looking to make his or her passion into a lifetime career. Michael reached his goal of restoring the integrity of Batman because he never gave up!"
-Malin Akerman, Silk Spectre II in the film Watchmen
"This book appeals to both comic book lovers and movie enthusiasts, touching on important aspects of both worlds. It is not just for Batman lovers, but people with true curiosity of a man whose dream and determination propelled him to success." -The Setonian
"The fact that Mike Uslan has developed his love for comic books into a full-blown (and very successful) career is nothing short of amazing. It's a wonderful world."
-Joe Kubert, comic book artist of Sgt. Rock, Hawkman, Tarzan, Tor, and Flash
"He'll pull you into the world he's helped to fashion and make you appreciate the challenges and triumphs." Comics Buyer's Guide
"The Boy Who Loved Batman is fundamentally about how to make it in the world doing what you love. Every high school library should have this book and every business-minded teen should be reading it. Uslan made it, big time, and he provides a perfect example for others to follow." - Bookslut
"Mike Uslan went 'firmly in the direction of his dreams,' as Henry David Thoreau suggested, and on the journey helped redefine popular culture and confer respectability on a maligned art form. Mike's is a great American success story and The Boy Who Loved Batman is a terrific read."
-Dennis O'Neil, comic book writer and editor of many works, including Green Lantern, Batman, and The Shadow
"Michael [Uslan] shares his story in this amazing book filled with photos that is sure to bring back fond memories!" -On Screen and Beyond
"Michael Uslan writes exciting superhero stories, produces blockbuster superhero films, curates historic superhero exhibitions. Readers of this fascinating insider's look at how comics and movies are made will discover the biggest secret known to all of us in the business: Michael Uslan is a superhero!"
-Jerry Robinson, co-creator of the Joker and Robin the Boy Wonder
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I don't really have a criticism, as it's a very enjoyable read, but I do wish he had gone into a little more detail about the making of the first Batman movie, and his part in bringing Batman Begins along, too. But I suppose that would almost be another book.
This is an extremely high quality book; the dust jacket is beautiful, the pages are highest-quality paper of varied colors, and the reproductions of the classic Batman comic cover art is vivid. One of my favorite parts is the full- page facsimile of his rejection letters from the movie studios.
At times Uslan is a bit self-indulgent, but the book is titled "The Boy Who Loved Batman" and so it is clearly about himself. But that never dulls my appreciation for his journey. One of the most touching parts to me is when he expresses how excited he was to speak to the U.S. Corps of Cadets at West Point. He shows his humanity- with all that he accomplished as a movie producer; he relates that his most memorable event was speaking to the young cadets.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Michael Uslan is a national treasure. Without him, Batman would be still BIFFing and BAMMing his villains. Read morePublished 6 months ago by MMMSMan
An absolute joy from beginning to end. It read like a golden age comic book with thrills and excitement from cover to cover.Published 12 months ago by Mark Saskin
Great book! I even met the author prior to getting this book. What a nice guy! Book tells about his passion and how he kept having doors close on him but he never gave up, and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dawn
I BOUGHT IT FOR MY NEPHEW. HE SAID HE LOVED IT. I GUESS WE WILL HAVE TO TAKE HIS WORD.Published 14 months ago by Francis Manzella
If you are a Batman fan, you will love this book. To see how a Batman movie was finally made was so interesting. Michael Uslan is also very funny. Read morePublished 17 months ago by T. Varga
great story...one idea...one mission...one hero...drives Mr. Uslan...and his life is all the richer for it...thanks to the author for sharing his life's work... Read morePublished 18 months ago by carmen