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Batman: Detective No. 27
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Michael gives an overview of the book:

From Booklist Gr. 7-up. About the only thing left to do with the story of Batman's origins seems to be to set it to music, Beverly Hillbillies style ("Lemme tell ya all a story 'bout a kid named Bruce"), or locate its "real" beginning in the assassination of President Lincoln, which is what this wild and woolly yarn does. The assassination, you see, kicked off a plot to punish the North for the Civil War. The work of a secret society of die-hard Dixie-philes, the scheme would culminate in 1939 with the poisoning of a major northern city--D.C., N.Y.C., or Gotham City. Bouncing from 1865 to 1884 to 1929 (when Bruce Wayne's folks get iced, according to the familiar script) to 1939, and sometimes back again; incorporating a supporting cast of historical figures; and inserting up-to-date humor and patois with cheeky aplomb, this is a terrific suspense comedy,...
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From Booklist Gr. 7-up. About the only thing left to do with the story of Batman's origins seems to be to set it to music, Beverly Hillbillies style ("Lemme tell ya all a story 'bout a kid named Bruce"), or locate its "real" beginning in the assassination of President Lincoln, which is what this wild and woolly yarn does. The assassination, you see, kicked off a plot to punish the North for the Civil War. The work of a secret society of die-hard Dixie-philes, the scheme would culminate in 1939 with the poisoning of a major northern city--D.C., N.Y.C., or Gotham City. Bouncing from 1865 to 1884 to 1929 (when Bruce Wayne's folks get iced, according to the familiar script) to 1939, and sometimes back again; incorporating a supporting cast of historical figures; and inserting up-to-date humor and patois with cheeky aplomb, this is a terrific suspense comedy, whose sharply drawn figures clash in scenes that unfurl in shades of single hues and radical changes in point of view. Ray Olson
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About Michael

Michael E. Uslan and his long time producing partner Benjamin Melniker have brought some of the most memorable films to the big screen.

Uslan was the executive producer of films such as Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Constantine, The...

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