Thursday, June 05, 2008

Holy extra word power, Batman!: novels and novelizations

Extending my post of mass market paperbacks (MMPBs) based on DC and Marvel superheroes (2000-2008), here are all the Batman-related novels and novelizations:

"Batman vs. Three Villains of Doom" by Winston Lyon (Signet, Apr 66)
"Batman vs. The Fearsome Foursome", novelization of "Batman" movie, by Winston Lyon (Signet, Aug 66)
"Batman and Robin in The Cheetah Caper" (Big Little Book) by George S Elrick (Whitman, 1969)
"Justice League of America" (Super Powers Which Way series) by Robert Loren Fleming (Pocket/Archway, 1984; Transworld/Carousel, 1985)
"Batman: The Doomsday Prophecy" (Super Powers Which Way series) by Richard Wenk (Pocket/Archway, Aug 86)
"Batman" movie novelization by Craig Shaw Gardner (Warner, Jun 89)
"The Further Adventures of Batman" edited by Martin H Greenberg (Bantam, Jul 89)
"The Further Adventures of the Joker" edited by Martin H Greenberg (Bantam, Feb 90)
"The Batman Murders" by Craig Shaw Gardner (Warner, Oct 90)
"Batman: To Stalk a Specter" by Simon Hawkes (Warner, Feb 91)
"Batman: Captured by the Engines" by Joe R Lonsdale (Warner, Jul 91)
"Batman Returns" movie novelization by Craig Shaw Gardner (Warner, Jul 92)
"Batman Returns" junior movie novelization by Andrew Helfer (Little, Brown and Company, 1992)
"Batman in The Black Egg of Atlantis" junior novel by Neal Barrett Jr (Little, Brown and Company/Penguin Fantail, 1992)
"Batman in The Six Deadly Demons" junior novel by John Albano (Little, Brown and Company/Penguin Fantail, 1992)
"Batman in Terror on the High Skies" junior novel by Joe R Lonsdale (Little, Brown and Company, 1992/Penguin Fantail, 1993)
"The Further Adventures of Batman 2: featuring the Penguin" edited by Martin H Greenberg (Bantam Spectra, Jul 92)
"Catwoman: Tiger Hunt" by Lynn Abbey & Robert Asprin (Warner, Sep 92)
"The Further Adventures of Batman 3: featuring Catwoman" edited by Martin H Greenberg (Bantam Spectra, Mar 93)
"Batman: The Animated Series: Shadows of the Past" novelization by Geary Gravel (Bantam, Nov 93)
"Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" animated movie novelization by Geary Gravel (Bantam, Jan 94)
"Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" junior animated movie novelization by Andrew Helfer (Bantam Skylark, Jan 94)
"Batman: The Animated Series: Dual to the Death" novelization by Geary Gravel (Bantam, Feb 94)
"Batman: The Animated Series: The Dragon and the Bat" novelization by Geary Gravel (Bantam, Jun 94)
"Batman: Knightfall" comics novelization by Dennis O'Neil (Bantam Spectra, Aug 94)
"Batman: Knightfall & Beyond" junior comics novelization by Alan Grant (Bantam Skylark, Aug 94)
"Batman Forever" movie novelization by Peter David (Warner, Jun 95)
"Batman Forever" junior movie novelization by Alan Grant (Little, Brown and Company, 1995)
"Batman: The Ultimate Evil" by Andrew Vachss (Warner/Aspect, Nov 95)
"Batman & Robin" movie novelization by Michael Jan Friedman (Warner/Aspect, Jun 97)
"Batman & Robin" junior movie novelization by Alan Grant (Little, Brown and Company, 1997)
"Robin: Facing the Enemy" by Alan Grant (Little, Brown and Company, 1997) - junior novel tie-in to "Batman & Robin" movie
"Batgirl: To Dare the Darkness" by Doug Moench (Little, Brown and Company, 1997) - junior novel tie-in to "Batman & Robin" movie
"Legends of the Batman" edited by Martin H Greenberg (MJF, 1997) - previous volumes, "Tales of the Batman" and "Adventures of the Batman" were hardcover reprint collections from "Further Adventures of..." MMPBs
"Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero" junior animated movie novelization by James Raven (Little, Brown and Company, 1997)
"Kingdom Come" (Elseworlds series) comic novelization by Elliot S Maggin (Warner/Aspect, Mar 98)- Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and others
"Batman: No Man's Land" comic novelization by Greg Rucka (Pocket, Jan 00)
"Batman: No Man's Land" junior comic novelization by Alan Grant (Pocket/Minstrel, Jan 00)
"Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker" junior animated movie novelization by Michael Teitelbaum (Scholastic, Nov 00)
"Batman: The Stone King" (Justice League of America series) by Alan Grant (Pocket, Mar 02)
"Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman" junior animated movie novelization by Louise Simonson (Bantam, Oct 03)
"Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu" game novelization by Devin Kalile Grayson & Flint Dille (Warner/Aspect, Nov 03)
"The Forensic Files of Batman, the World's Greatest Detective" by Doug Moench (ibooks, Jun 04)
"Catwoman" movie novelization by Elizabeth Hand (Ballantine/Del Rey, Jun 04)
"Catwoman: The Junior Novel" movie novelization by Jasmine Jones (HarperEntertainment, 2004)
"JLA: The Exterminators" (Justice League of America series) by Christopher Golden (Pocket, Jul 04) - Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern
"Crisis on Infinite Earths" comic novelization by Marv Wolfman (ibooks, Apr 05)
"Batman Begins" movie novelization by Dennis O'Neil (Ballantine/Del Rey, 2005)
"Batman Begins: The Junior Novel" movie novelization by Peter Lerangis (Scholastic, Jun 05)
"DC Universe: Inheritance" by Devin Grayson (Warner, Jun 06) - Batman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, Nightwing, Arsenal, Tempest
"Infinite Crisis" comic novelization by Greg Cox (Ace, Berkley/Penguin, Oct 06)
"DC Universe: Helltown" by Dennis O'Neil (Warner, Nov 06) - The Question, Lady Shiva, Richard Dragon, Batman
"Batman: Dead White" by John Shirley (Ballantine/Del Rey, 2006)
"Batman: Inferno" by Alex Irvine (Ballantine/Del Rey, 2006)
"Batman: Fear Itself" by Michael Reaves (Ballantine/Del Rey, 2007)
"52" comic novelization by Greg Cox (Ace, Berkley/Penguin, Jul 07) - focus on Booster Gold, Supernova, The Question, Batwoman
"Batman: Gotham Knight" animated movie novelization by Louise Simonson (Ace, Berkley/Penguin, Jun 08)
"The Dark Knight" movie novelization by Dennis O'Neil (Berkley Boulevard/Penguin, Jul 08) - sequel to "Batman Begins"
"The Dark Knight: The Junior Novel" movie novelization by Stacia Deutsch & Rhody Cohon (HarperCollins, 2008).
"Enemies & Allies" by Kevin J Anderson (HarperCollins, 2009) - Batman, Superman
"Countdown" comic novelization by Greg Cox (Ace, Berkley/Penguin, Jul 09) - focus on Jimmy Olsen, Mary Marvel, Troia/Wonder Girl, Robin II, Catwoman
"The Dark Knight Legend: The Junior Novel" by Stacia Deutsch (HarperFestival, June 12) - young adult movie novelization of "The Dark Knight Rises"
"The Dark Knight Rises" movie novelization by Greg Cox (Titan, Jul 12) - sequel to "The Dark Knight"
"Arkham Night: The Riddler's Gambit" video game prequel novel by Alex Irvine (Titan, Jun 15)
"Arkham Night" video game novelization by Marv Wolfman (Titan, Jul 15)
"Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice: Cross Fire" young adult companion novel by Michael Kogge (Scholastic, 2016)

Captain's log: Supplemental (Updated: 6th March, 2016)

2 comments:

mmtz said...

I've only read a couple of the recent Batman movie books on your list. It's always interesting to read a writer's backstory for events in a movie script. Here's another list from a fellow in the UK who has an extensive gallery of science fiction tv and movie tie-in books:

http://www.tonystrading.co.uk/galleries/tvscifibooks/batman.htm

Therin of Andor said...

That's great, thanks Mark. I should help him out with a few scans!