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DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide

DK Publishing recently released DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide by Brandon T. Snider.  This 208 page book covers a variety of DC characters, including Firestorm and Killer Frost!

DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide

Here is the description of the book from the publisher:

From AQUAMAN to ZATANNA, DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide is you’re A-Z guide to your favorite DC heroes and villains! This compact, informative guide takes you alphabetically through the heroic and villainous characters that make up the DC Universe, shedding new light on your favorite heroes such as SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN, but also covering lesser-known characters, including CAPTAIN BOOMERANG and THE QUESTION. Learn more fascinating details about their powers, weaknesses, enemies, and more!

I don’t own a copy of the book yet, but I recently corresponded with the author and he let me know the Brightest Day incarnation of Firestorm is represented.  With all the changes coming our way with “The New 52″, be sure to pick up this book as a snapshot of the DC Universe just before the change!  Here is a link to the book on Amazon!

Below you’ll find a few pages featuring Batman, Batwoman, Beast Boy, and Big Barda!  Click each image to enlarge.

Batman and Batwoman in DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide

Beast Boy and Big Barda in DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide

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Don’t forget to come back this Friday for an all-new interview with Firestorm creators Gerry Conway and Al Milgrom! Gerry and Al were kind enough to sit down with me for a lengthy discussion as we prepare for the release of the Firestorm: The Nuclear Man trade paperback! See you on Friday!


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  1. brandon leonard says:

    i find it funny that this is being put out so close to the relaunch were many if not all of the information in this will be current, i love collecting these so i will buy it regardless (super hero encyclopedias are always better then then regular ones!) but it makes your think how closely DK and dc were working on this if its being released right before dc shakes it up, if i were dc id be a little upset with the reboot lol

  2. David H. says:

    i was just looking at this book at a comic shop late last week by chance. it’s put together pretty nice and it’s about an inch or so thick and hard bound too! plus the cover price is quite reasonable i seem to remember it going for around $16 – 17.

  3. Jon says:

    I just bought this today (we’re a day ahead of the US here in New Zealand, but a week behind in comic shipping) because of the Firestorm entry. I’ll send you a shot of the relevant pages.
    The timing of the release is a bit bizzare though.

  4. James says:

    Looks cool, but I like the DC Encyclopedia and its thorough style a bit more. Good point Brandon…wonder why they’re putting it out when most of it “won’t exist” anymore???? Hopefully that means there will somehow be room for New DC and DC Classic?

  5. […] couple weeks ago we covered DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide from DK publishing.  At that time we knew Firestorm appeared in the book, but didn’t have any images of him.  […]

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