The Batman Handbook: The Ultimate Training Manual

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Quirk Books, 2005 - Humor - 191 pages
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At one time or another, we've all fantasized about being super heroes. The problem has always been that radioactive spider bites and sun-inspired superpowers are a bit hard to come by. But with The Batman Handbook, this lifelong fantasy can finally become a reality.

With sections on 'How to Throw a Batarang,''How to Make a Batsuit,' and 'How to Bulletproof Your Batmobile,' this is the ultimate real-world training manual for any aspiring caped crusader. You'll discover how to:

- Train a Sidekick
- Execute a Backflip
- Survive a Poison Gas Attack
- Throw a Grappling Hook
- plus dozens of other crucial skills

With original two-color illustrations by a DC Comics artist, The Batman Handbook has the information you'll need to emerge victorious against any criminal mastermind. And with Batman Begins releasing in June 2005, and the new animated series The Batman! launched in Fall 2004, The Batman Handbook is sure to be a hit.

 

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User Review  - Alfonso809 - LibraryThing

Ok, apparently I don’t have the “resources” ($$$) necessary to be a super hero…. So I was thinking maybe if somebody needs a side kick… well I’m available… I require little food (my basic diet is ... Read full review

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User Review  - okrysmastree - LibraryThing

This book is great! I was impressed by the amount of "real life" knowledge Beatty had to have researched to make this book believable; it seems pretty accurate in its descriptions of the ridiculous ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
7
Introduction
9
The Basics
11
How to Become a Crime Fighter
12
How to Make a Batsuit
15
How to Assemble a Utility Belt
23
How to Make a BatSignal
29
Haw to Bulletproof Your Batmobile
32
How to Win a Sword Fight
106
How to Survive a Shootout
108
How to Take out a Roomful of Goons
112
How to Jump out of a Tall Building
116
Detective Skills
121
How to Photograph a Crime Scene
128
How to Determine the Cause and Time of Death
130
How to Collect Blood Samples
134

How to Train a Sidekick
39
How to Build a Batcave
44
How to Maintain Your Alter Ego
51
Bat Skills
53
How to Throw a Batarang
54
How to Throw a Grappling Hook
62
How to Slide down the BatPole
66
How to Make a Quick Costume Change
68
How to See in the Dark
72
How to Drive the Batmobile on Two Wheels
74
How to Jump a Bridge in Your Batmobile
78
How to Execute a Back flip
83
How to Swing around a Flagpole
87
Fighting Skills
93
How to Win a Whip Fight
94
How to Disarm a Gunman
99
How to Break a Chokehold
102
How to Take a Kick to the Head
105
How to Plant a Homing Device
137
How to Extract a Confession
139
How to Talk down a Gunman
142
Escape Skills
146
How to Keep from Freezing to Death
150
How to Withstand Poison Kisses
154
How to Survive a Poison Gas Attack
158
How to Use a Rebreather
162
How to Slow Your Breathing
165
How to Conquer Phobias
168
How to Withstand Hypnosis
171
How to Extinguish an inferno
173
How to Cause a Short Circuit
176
How to Break Free of Bindings
179
How to Blend into the Shadows and Slip Away
187
Acknowledgments
190
About the Batcrew
191
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Scott Beatty is the author of Batman: The Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight and volumes devoted to Catwoman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the JLA. He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Batgirl: Year One and other graphic novels. He lives in Pennsy

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